Not only did we proudly release our latest album, Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody in the US, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada on April 17th… (insert drum roll, please) just three days later the album landed at #17 on This Week’s AirPlay Direct Top 50 Albums Chart. You can download the album on Amazon or iTunes today and decide which is your favorite rendition of the classic American love song. And buy a ringtone here.
Check out this stellar playlist…
“Unchained Melody a Cappella”, by the B-team
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Reggae”, by Reggae legend, Toots Hibbard
“Unchained Melody Americana”, by R&B singer, Cody Kahmar
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Hawaiian”, by Grammy winner, George Kahumoku, Jr.
Watch the video of “Unchained Melody Celtic”, by Dublin’s own, Katie Carpenter
Watch Jazz great, Denny Earnest‘s Swinging, “Unchained Melody Jazz” here.
Unchained Melody Mariachi, by Candi Sosa
“Unchained Melody (The Dance Mix)” by Tammy Infusino
Our dear friend and Grammy great, George Kahumoku Jr. has asked us to share a project that is near and dear to his heart and to ours as well. George supports the Institute of Hawaiian Music, a one-of-a-kind musical mentorship program that is dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian music through establishing mentor relationships with professional Hawaiian musicians. George asks all friends who love Hawai’i, Maui and Hawaiian music to contribute to student scholarships (and possible future endowed scholarships) to study Hawaiian music at the Institute of Hawaiian Music (University of Hawai’i Maui College): Please give generously if you can — $10 or more and share with friends who might also appreciate and love Hawaiian music and culture. Credit Card Donations can be made via secure server at www.uhfoundation.org/ihmscholarships or by calling (808) 984-3546.
On April 17th, Dylanna Music will release a new album, Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody— a collection of diverse renditions of the timeless love song, “Unchained Melody”. We know the intimate song is so enduring because it can be whispered or belted. The song is a sensation in multiple voices and tempos, textures and genres. Listeners will find each version irresistible, and fall in love with the song again and again, just as we have.
Variations: Dylanna Music Presents Unchained Melody will include interpretations by music greats– reggae master Toots Hibbert, Hawaiian Grammy winner George Kahumoku Jr., jazz virtuoso guitarist Denny “Deadly” Earnest, and more. Variations will also include dance, Mariachi, a cappella, Celtic, and a blues versions.
Our first release is by Grammy great, George Kahumoku Jr. George’s version, “Unchained Melody Hawaiian” is now available on Amazon, iTunes and eMusic. Watch the video on YouTube here.