ARCHIVES OF AMERICA

New Label, Vintage Concepts. 

 A genre-spanning new heritage label, Archives of America is built on the appeal of impeccably crafted LPs, ones where the scope and paAce give the tracks room to speak to each other-and to you-to create a new experience. Archives of America cherry-picks deep cuts from great vintage catalogs and arranges them to resonate around a single mood through every element, from the first glimpse of the cover to the last note.

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Blue world: music for the lonely hours

Every shade of blue is reflected in this retrospective of classic tracks from the Bethlehem catalog, a source of premier musicians playing world-class jazz during the 1950s and early '60s. Blue World, a collection of blue-themed songs, features one side of impeccable rendered ballad vocals from Mel Torme, Chris Connor, Betty Blake and Bobby Troup, with jazz instrumentals from Pete Brown Sexted and Booker Ervin on the other. The great Cary Ginell provides liner notes. 10-inch LP, limited pressing

 

serenade: night ballads from bethlehem

Eight late-night torch songs beautifully lamenting lost love from the matchless archives of Bethlehem Records. Turn down the lights, pour yourself a drink and listen to unforgettable vocals from Helen Carr, Audrey Morris, Johnny Hartman, Julie London, Chris Conor, Herb Jeffries, and Nina Simone. With liner notes from Cary Ginell. 10-inch LP, limited pressing.

YESTERDAY OF OUR LOVE: THE SOUL OF CHALLENGE RECOREDS

A must-have collection of the most soulful tracks from the Challenge label, all released between 1963 and 1968, from the original mono single masters. Hear great tracks from Jerry Fuller- who also contributed liner notes-Jimmy Seals, Johnny Wyatt, Charles Lamont and the Extremes, Yvonne Carroll, Ron Holden, and Jimmy Walker of the Knickerbockers. 12-inch LP, limited pressing on clear vinyl

To read an interview with Archive of America label founder, John Sellards, click here