SOURCE: Kalimba Music

Kalimba Music

July 16, 2014 12:44 ET

Legendary Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White's Relaunched Label Kalimba Music Makes Some Major Mid-Summer Leaps on the Charts

For the Week Ending July 26, EWF's "Never" Jumps From #26 to #20 on the Mediabase Smooth A/C Chart and Greg Manning's "Cruisin' Down The Road" Debuts on the Same Chart at #16

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2014) - Re-launched earlier this year by Earth, Wind & Fire's legendary founder Maurice White, Kalimba Music (www.kalimba-music.com) enjoys several major chart leaps this week with EWF's new single "Never" and composer/keyboardist Greg Manning's "Cruisin' Down The Road."

There's some exciting action happening for both on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart (aka America's Music Charts), with "Never" enjoying a huge jump from #26 to #20 -- just below genre stars Boney James and Nils, and a few slots ahead of Najee and The Rippingtons -- and "Cruisin' Down The Road" making a very high debut at #16.

Manning's track is in great company as well, placing ahead of Boney James and Paul Taylor and just behind Cindy Bradley and Jeff Lorber Fusion.

"Never" is also inching up the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart (#26-#25) while debuting at an impressive #19 on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 with Allen Kepler, leaping from #41-#35 on the Smoothjazz.com chart and from #18-#16 on the SmoothIndieStar.com chart.

Manning, who released his Kalimba Music debut album Dance With You on July 8, also finds "Cruisin' Down The Road" "Chartbound" on Smoothjazz.com and up a whopping ten slots on SmoothIndieStar.com (#37-#27) and 17 on the Radio Wave Internet Airplay chart (#49-#32).

The multi-talented performer will be performing on the Alaska-bound Dave Koz & Friends At Sea Cruise September 5-12. He will also be making his first appearance as an artist on the main stage at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival on October 19.

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 re-launch based on his passion and love for music and worthy artists.

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