Raleigh Music Publishing buys Lee Morris catalog including hit Blue Velvet, recorded by Bobby Vinton and others

US-based Raleigh Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of songwriter Lee Morris.

Morris’s music Blue Velvet was a Top 20 hit for Tony Bennett in its unique 1951 model.

Raleigh, which has places of work in New York and Los Angeles, was launched in 2016 by music business veterans Peter Raleigh and Steven Storch.

Re-recordings of the document embrace a 1963 model by Bobby Vinton, which topped the Billboard chart on the time, and a Lana Del Rey launched cowl model launched in 2012.

The 1986, David Lynch neo-noir thriller movie Blue Velvet, additionally featured the music all through, and earned Lynch an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

Morris’s work past Blue Velvet features a collaboration on three extra Bobby Vinton songs: Satin, Someone I Used To Know and Tina.

The catalog contains three songs Morris wrote for Elvis Presley.

Also acquired within the deal had been the 1948 music If I Only Had a Match, recorded by Al Jolson and Frank Sinatra, I Don’t Want to See Tomorrow by Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra’s You Forgot All the Words.

Raleigh at present represents the catalogs of Elvis Presley, George Gershwin, Anthony Newley, Bo Diddley, America, Lords of the Underground, Willy Deville, Lester Sill and Muhammad Ali.

The firm additionally publishes a roster of latest artists, composers and producers, including composer Randy Edelman, Melissa Ferrick, Shawn James, Eliza Shaddad, Jack Larsen, Victor Internet, ISLAND and Mika Means.

“We’re honored that we can continue to preserve [Morris’s] legacy.”

Peter Raleigh, Raleigh Music Publishing

Peter Raleigh, Raleigh Music Publishing co-founder, stated: “Lee Morris was a member of that select fraternity of mid-20th century songwriters who found inspiration and nourishment in the American popular song idiom.

“We’re honored that we can continue to preserve his legacy by cultivating his extensive song catalog.”

“We are thrilled to own this iconic catalog.”

Steven Storch, Raleigh Music Publishing

Steven Storch, Raleigh Music Publishing co-founder, added: “We are thrilled to own this iconic catalog and look forward to reintroducing and promoting these important songs to generations to come.”Music Business Worldwide