The Ultimate Grammy Collection Created to Collect Hits, Help Musicares

In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY winners from four of the legendary awards’ major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

“We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY-winning music with music fans everywhere through our comprehensive CD compilations,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “It is exciting to have such classic recordings in the marketplace all at once; we hope people enjoy listening to some of the best music of the last half century as much as we did when compiling this remarkable catalogue of material.”

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to join The Recording Academy in celebration of this historic milestone,” says Shout! Factory CEO Richard Foos. “For 50 years, the GRAMMY Award has been recognized as music’s highest honor. This series pays tribute to the artists who have helped make it so.”

Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Contemporary R&B and Contemporary Pop will arrive on Nov. 27, just days before the CBS broadcast on Nov. 30 of “My Night at the GRAMMYs,” a two-hour special highlighting 25 favorite GRAMMY moments as voted on by music fans.

Just in time to get music fans primed and ready for the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards to be held on Feb. 10, 2008, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, five more Ultimate GRAMMY®Collection CDs will be released on Jan. 8. Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Classic R&B, Classic Pop, Contemporary Rock, Classic Country and Contemporary Country.

Album artwork available upon request. For full track listings, please visit

A portion of the proceeds from the Ultimate GRAMMY Collection CD series will benefit the MusiCares Foundation® and The GRAMMY Foundation®, two charitable arms of The Recording Academy. MusiCares provides a safety net of critical health and human services and financial assistance for music people in times of need. The GRAMMY Foundation cultivates the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture through music education programs for young people and activities that promote and preserve music’s rich cultural heritage.

Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras.

The company’s audio catalogue boasts boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Its fine products are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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  1. Hello,

    My name is Bryce Winter, Marketing Manager at Miles High Productions. We are working with Shout!Factory and The Recording Academy® promoting the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY winners from four of the legendary awards’ major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is an ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

    I would like to speak with you further about the possibility of having the Contemporary Pop and R&B titles reviewed on neufutur. I would like to send you a copy of the Contemporary Pop and R&B CDs for review or feature consideration on your site, if you are interested could you please reply with your mailing address and I will send you a copy immediately. I am providing you with the track listing for the entire series below so if there is a certain CD out of the compilation that you would prefer to receive over the others just let me know. I look forward to hearing from you and potentially working with you more in the future. Have a great week.


    Bryce Winter
    Marketing Manager
    Miles High Productions
    6622 De Longpre Ave.
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    323-806-0400 ph

    Track Listings:

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Contemporary R&B (November 27)
    1. Anita Baker “Giving You The Best That I Got” (Single Version)
    2. Terence Trent D’Arby “Wishing Well”
    3. Soul II Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)”
    4. Luther Vandross “Here And Now”
    5. Ray Charles “A Song For You”
    6. Sade “No Ordinary Love”
    7. Toni Braxton “Breathe Again”
    8. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love To You”
    9. Blackstreet Featuring Dr. Dre “No Diggity”
    10. R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly”
    11. Brandy & Monica “The Boy Is Mine”
    12. TLC “No Scrubs”
    13. Whitney Houston “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”
    14. D’Angelo “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
    15. Usher “U Remind Me”
    16. Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z “Crazy In Love”

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Contemporary Pop (November 27)
    1. k.d. lang “Constant Craving”
    2. Seal “Kiss From A Rose”
    3. Annie Lennox “No More I Love You’s”
    4. Eric Clapton “Change The World”
    5. Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home”
    6. Sarah McLachlan “Building A Mystery”
    7. Jamiroquai “Virtual Insanity”
    8. The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Jump Jive An’ Wail”
    9. Madonna “Ray Of Light”
    10. Macy Gray “I Try”
    11. Nelly Furtado “I’m Like A Bird”
    12. Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why”
    13. Justin Timberlake “Cry Me A River”
    14. Los Lonely Boys “Heaven”
    15. Kelly Clarkson “Since U Been Gone”
    16. John Mayer “Gravity”

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Classic R&B (January 8)
    1. Aretha Franklin “Respect”
    2. Sam & Dave “Soul Man”
    3. Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”
    4. The Isley Brothers “It’s Your Thing”
    5. Ike & Tina Turner “Proud Mary”
    6. Bill Withers “Ain’t No Sunshine”
    7. Billy Paul “Me And Mrs. Jones”
    8. The Temptations “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” (Single Version)
    9. Gladys Knight & The Pips “Midnight Train To Georgia”
    10. Natalie Cole “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”
    11. The Emotions “Best Of My Love”
    12. Donna Summer “Last Dance”
    13. Earth, Wind & Fire “After The Love Has Gone”
    14. Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing”
    15. Rufus and Chaka Khan “Ain’t Nobody”
    16. Commodores “Nightshift” (Album Version)

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Classic Pop (January 8)
    1. Petula Clark “Downtown”
    2. The Mamas & The Papas “Monday, Monday”
    3. José Feliciano “Light My Fire”
    4. Harry Nilsson “Everybody’s Talkin’”
    5. The 5th Dimension “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)”
    6. Dionne Warwick “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”
    7. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together”
    8. Janis Ian “At Seventeen”
    9. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love”
    10. The Doobie Brothers “What A Fool Believes”
    11. Kenny Loggins “This Is It”
    12. Toto “Rosanna”
    13. Tina Turner “What’s Love Got To Do With It”
    14. Phil Collins “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)”
    15. Steve Winwood “Higher Love”
    16. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Contemporary Rock (January 8)
    1. Living Colour “Cult Of Personality”
    2. Melissa Etheridge “Ain’t It Heavy”
    3. Soul Asylum “Runaway Train”
    4. Stone Temple Pilots “Plush”
    5. Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
    6. Blues Traveler “Run-Around” (Album version)
    7. Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason”
    8. The Smashing Pumpkins “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
    9. The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats”
    10. Fiona Apple “Criminal”
    11. Lenny Kravitz “Fly Away”
    12. Coldplay “In My Place”
    13. Dave Matthews “Gravedigger”
    14. The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army”
    15. Evanescence “Bring Me To Life”
    16. Green Day “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Classic Country (January 8)
    1. Roger Miller “King Of The Road”
    2. Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A.”
    3. Tammy Wynette “Stand By Your Man”
    4. Johnny Cash “A Boy Named Sue”
    5. Lynn Anderson “Rose Garden”
    6. Ray Price “For The Good Times”
    7. Johnny Cash & June Carter “If I Were A Carpenter”
    8. Jerry Reed “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”
    9. Donna Fargo “Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.”
    10. Crystal Gayle “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
    11. Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”
    12. Kenny Rogers “The Gambler”
    13. The Charlie Daniels Band “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”
    14. George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
    15. Dolly Parton “9 To 5”
    16. Willie Nelson “Always On My Mind”

    Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection: Contemporary Country (January 8)
    1. Vince Gill “When I Call Your Name”
    2. Mary Chapin Carpenter “Down At The Twist And Shout”
    3. The Judds “Love Can Build A Bridge”
    4. Brooks & Dunn “Hard Workin’ Man”
    5. Dwight Yoakam “Ain’t That Lonely Yet”
    6. Asleep At The Wheel and Lyle Lovett “Blues For Dixie”
    7. The Mavericks “Here Comes The Rain”
    8. LeAnn Rimes “Blue”
    9. Alison Krauss and Union Station “Looking In The Eyes Of Love”
    10. Trisha Yearwood “How Do I Live”
    11. George Jones “Choices”
    12. June Carter Cash “Keep On The Sunny Side”
    13. Tim McGraw “Live Like You Were Dying”
    14. Gretchen Wilson “Redneck Woman”
    15. Emmylou Harris “The Connection”
    16. Carrie Underwood “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

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