|By Marketwired .||
|June 13, 2014 03:06 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/14 -- The highly-anticipated relaunch of legendary Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's Kalimba Music label (www.kalimba-music.com) is off to an explosive start.
"Never," the lead single from the re-mastered collector's edition of Earth, Wind & Fire's hit album The Promise, continues as a rising force on both terrestrial and internet smooth jazz radio.
This week, "Never" -- which was released to smooth jazz radio May 19 -- hit the CHARTBOUND list on smoothjazz.com, a major tastemaker in the popular format. "Never" has also made the leap from #35 to #25 on the SmoothIndieStar.com Top 50 Indie chart, ahead of popular vocalists Wendy Moten and Spencer Day and rising on the tails of the latest hits by the legendary Herb Alpert and genre greats Brian Culbertson, Michael Lington, Bob Baldwin, Ken Navarro, Chris Standring and Steve Oliver.
In all, "Never" is receiving airplay on over 50 stations, including Billboard reporting outlets WVSU in Birmingham AL and WNWV in Cleveland, OH; specialty shows in San Antonio and San Diego and in the UK on BBC Radio's "The Paul Miller Show" and Smooth Grooves radio.
In addition, Kalimba's first signed artist, composer/keyboardist Greg Manning, recently finished mastering his label debut Dance With You for a July 8 release. In addition to Manning's previous hit single also titled "Dance With You" along with "Groove Me" (featuring saxman Elan Trotman), the 11-track collection will include the newly released track "Cruisin' Down The Road," featuring chart-topping saxophonist Vincent Ingala, which goes for radio adds beginning June 23.
Manning's first instrumental single "Dance With You" was a popular genre airplay hit in 2013 -- reaching #1 on the taste-making chart, The Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler.
White, who originally established Kalimba Music in 2003 as a vehicle to promote Earth, Wind & Fire as well as up and coming performers, decided to relaunch based on his passion and love for music and worthy artists.
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