New Gospel album includes Beatles and John Lennon covers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. The Harlem-based independent record label that previously released the Cissy Houston EP "Walk on By Faith" in May 2012, and the Gospel for Teens Choir extended CD-single "Yes, We Can" in November 2012, will release the "HEY JUDE," a full-length collection of never-before released gospel versions of classic pop songs. 

"HEY JUDE" will be available for download on iTunes beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Founded in 2012 by Vy Higginsen (President & CEO), Harlem Records also announces that Knoelle Higginson-Wydro, who has officially joined the burgeoning label as Vice President, will oversee the release of several full-length gospel albums via iTunes throughout the year. Produced by Ms. Higginsen, "HEY JUDE" features gospel versions of hit pop songs from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. "HEY JUDE" features covers of three Beatles hits, a John Lennon classic, and songs originally made famous by artists such as Ben E. King, Carole King, Quincy Jones and Benard Ighner, and Gladys Knight. The numbers, performed by members of Ms. Higginsen's New York Harlem Gospel Choir, were originally recorded a decade ago as part of Ms. Higginsen's deal with Toshiba EMI. This release marks the first time that the collection will be available in the United States.

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Source: Broadway World

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