Verve Records was originally the product of the vision of jazz impressario Norman Granz (1918-2001). He formed the label in 1956 and moved all of the recordings released on his earlier Norgran Records and Clef Records labels to create the new Verve catalog.
As soul music moved into the early '70s, it became dominated by smoother sounds and polished productions, picking up its cues from Motown, Chicago soul, and uptown soul. By the beginning of the decade, soul was fracturing in a manner similar to pop/rock, as pop-soul, funk, vocal groups, string-laden Philly soul, and sexy Memphis soul became just a few of the many different subgenres to surface. Often, the productions on these records were much more polished than '60s productions, boasting sound effects, synthesizers, electric keyboards, echoes, horn sections, acoustic guitars, and strings.
The most prestigious classic collection.
This collection contains 100 numbered CD containing various works of classic authors of the 16th century to the 20th century. It offers an exclusive window on classical music, for addressing styles and eras.
You're having a dinner party. The in-laws are going to be there. So are some of your closest "after-hours" friends. You need music, something mellow but not despicably insipid. Welcome to a 12 disc set that will cover all the above bases. Featuring Dido, Coldplay, Morcheeba, Zero 7, Lazy Lover , Second Sense & many more ... So sit back and enjoy the Ultra Chilled tracks.