Blue Sky Records

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Blue Sky Records
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded 1973
Status Defunct since 1983
Distributor(s) Columbia Records
Genre Various
Country of origin United States

Blue Sky Records was a custom label created by Steve Paul for Columbia Records, featuring acts managed by Steve Paul, primarily Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Dan Hartman, David Johansen and Muddy Waters.


Blue Sky Records was started by Steve Paul in 1973. The executive vice president of the specialty label, promoted and distributed by Columbia Records, was Rick Dobbis. Dobbis later became the president of Sony Music International and senior vice-president at Arista Records.[1] Through the production activities of Johnny Winter, the label was instrumental in reviving the career of Muddy Waters. In 1983, when Winter departed from the label, the label largely ceased operations & was folded into Columbia.

Principal Blue Sky Records Releases[edit]


  1. ^ Background of Rick Dobbis, Raisin' Cain: The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter. Retrieved 2011-01-22.