Delmark Records

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Delmark Records
GenreJazz, blues
Founded1953 (1953)
FounderBob Koester
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois
Number of locations
United States

Delmark Records is an American jazz and blues independent record label.[1] It was founded in 1958 as Delmar Records and is based in Chicago, Illinois. The label originated in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1953 when then owner, and founder, Bob Koester released a recording of the Windy City Six, a traditional jazz group, under the Delmar imprint.


Born in 1932 in Wichita, Kansas, Bob Koester was the son of a petroleum engineer. While in the hospital with polio when he was a child, he listened to the radio and was cheered up when he heard Eddie Condon and Benny Goodman. In his teens, he was a dedicated jazz fan who began buying old records from a Salvation Army store. At concerts in Kansas City, he heard Red Allen, Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Tommy Douglas, Lionel Hampton, and Jay McShann.[2]

Moving from Wichita to St. Louis to attend college, Koester began his career as a record trader in his dormitory room. Joining a local jazz club gave Koester his first taste of live jazz, seeing Clark Terry perform. Koester made acquaintance with a fellow jazz club member, Ron Fister, with whom he opened his first record shop, K & F Sales. Shortly after opening in an old restaurant storefront, they changed the name to the Blue Note Record Shop. About a year after this joint venture, Fister and Koester decided to part ways, with Koester moving to the corner of Delmar and Olive streets in St. Louis. Taking the name from the street his shop was on, Koester recorded a local jazz group the Windy City Six in 1953. Shortly thereafter, Koester found local talent such as James Crutchfield, Speckled Red, J.D. Short, and Big Joe Williams.

Koester moved to Chicago in August 1958. He bought Seymour's Jazz Mart, and in renaming the storefront the Jazz Record Mart, Delmark Records found its new home in the basement of the record shop. By 1963, Koester had moved the shop to a location at 7 West Grand. During this period in Chicago, Delmark released albums by, Barney Bigard, Donald Byrd, Jimmy Forrest, George Lewis, Bud Powell, and Ira Sullivan.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Delmark recorded the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sonny Stitt, Junior Wells,[3] Luther Allison, Arthur Crudup, Jimmy Dawkins, Sleepy John Estes, Buddy Guy, J. B. Hutto,[4][5] Jimmy Johnson, Magic Sam, Robert Nighthawk, Yank Rachell, Otis Rush, Roosevelt Sykes, and Malachi Thompson.

In 1966, Chuck Nessa, manager of the Jazz Record Mart, convinced Koester to release albums by musicians associated with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The first record was Roscoe Mitchell's Sound (1966) which received a five star review in Downbeat. This was followed by Muhal Richard Abrams' Levels and Degrees of Light (1968), Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre's Humility in the Light of the Creator (1969) and Anthony Braxton's For Alto (1969). Delmark released two of the earliest Sun Ra albums, Sun Song and Sound of Joy, in 1967 and 1968 respectively.

Delmark has also released albums by Fred Anderson, Frank Catalano, Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell, Ken Vandermark, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Ethnic Heritage Ensemble; and blues musicians including Zora Young, Ken Saydak, Byther Smith, Michael Coleman, Little Arthur Duncan, Eddie C. Campbell, Jimmy Burns, and ragtime musicians including Terry Waldo.

In March 2010, Delmark announced the release of the album Revisit by the Polish duo Mikrokolektyw. This album was Delmark's first by a European avant-garde jazz group in its 57-year history.[6] In 2012, Delmark released two Chicago blues albums by Linsey Alexander and Mike Wheeler.[7][8][9]

In May 2018, Koester retired and sold Delmark Records to Delmark Records LLC, of which Julia A. Miller is the Managing Member. Julia A. Miller became the label President & CEO and Elbio Barilari became the Vice President & Artistic Director. They are two musicians from Chicago and Uruguay, respectively. The sale included Delmark's subsidiary labels, CD and LP inventory, the catalog of masters, and Riverside Studio.[10]



Delmark Records began releasing 12 inch LP jazz albums sporadically from 1959 commencing with the 400 series and continuing with the 500 series in 1998.[11][12][13]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
401 The Bob Graf Sessions Bob Graf also released as At Winchester
402 Blue Stroll Ira Sullivan
403 The John Young Trio John Young also released as Serenata
404 All the Gin Is Gone Jimmy Forrest recorded 1959
406 Bouncing with Bud Bud Powell
407 Yusef! Yusef Lateef reissue of 1956 Transisition LP also released as First Flight by Donald Byrd
408 Sound Roscoe Mitchell
409 Archie Shepp in Europe Archie Shepp with the New York Contemporary Five partial reissue of 1964 Sonet double LP
410 Song For Joseph Jarman
411 Sun Song Sun Ra reissue of 1957 Transition LP
413 Levels and Degrees of Light Muhal Richard Abrams
414 Sound of Joy Sun Ra
415 Three Compositions of New Jazz Anthony Braxton
416 I Remember Newport Leon Sash
417 As If It Were the Seasons Joseph Jarman
418 Celebration for Modern Man Kent Schneider
419 Humility in the Light of the Creator Maurice McIntyre
420/21 For Alto Anthony Braxton Double LP
422 Nicky's Tune Ira Sullivan
423 Young at Heart/Wise in Time Muhal Richard Abrams
424 Birth Sign George Freeman
425 Forces and Feelings Kalaparushna Maurice McIntyre
426 Made for Each Other Sonny Stitt and Don Patterson
427 Black Forrest Jimmy Forrest recorded 1959
428 Together Alone Joseph Jarman and Anthony Braxton
429 Because of You Tab Smith
430 Things to Come from Those Now Gone Muhal Richard Abrams
431 Bad Bascomb Paul Bascomb
432/33 Live at Mandel Hall Art Ensemble of Chicago Double LP
434 Somebody Done Stole My Blues Chris Woods
435 Night Train Jimmy Forrest
436 Reality Frank Walton
437 Modus Operandi Chris Woods
438 Honkers And Bar Walkers 1 Various Artists
439 Big Band Jazz: Tulsa to Harlem Various Artists
440 Shock of the New Brad Goode
441 Last Trio Session Wynton Kelly
442 Spirit Malachi Thompson
443 After Hours Joint Jimmy Coe
444 Unit 7 Mike Smith
445 Upward Spiral Edward Petersen
446 Tough Town Jim Cooper
447 Jump Time Tab Smith
448 On a Cool Night Mike Smith
449 Delayed Exposure Lin Halliday
450 Takin' Off Sir Charles Thompson
451 Mellow Mama Dinah Washington compilation of 1947 Apollo recordings
452 Honkers and Bar Walkers 2 Various Artists
453 The Jaz Life Malachi Thompson
454 Experience Jodie Christian
455 Ace High Tab Smith
456 New Kingdom Roy Campbell
457 Nutville Jim Cooper
458 East of the Sun Lin Halliday
459 Rainbow Mist Coleman Hawkins compilation of 1944 Apollo recordings
460 Call of the Gators Willis Jackson compilation of 1949-50 Apollo recordings
461 Straight Up Eric Alexander
462 The Traveler Mike Smith
463 Lift Every Voice Malachi Thompson
464 Brass Knuckles Zane Massey
465 Swingtet Live at Andy's Chuck Hedges
466 Renaissance of the Resistance Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio
467 Rain or Shine Jodie Christian
468 Where or When Lin Halliday
469 La Tierra del Fuego Roy Campbell
470 And the Duke's Men Earl Hines compilation of 1944/47 Apollo recordings
471 Arnett Blows for 1300 Arnett Cobb compilation of 1947 Apollo recordings
472 How D'You Like It So Far? Barrett Deems
473 New Standards Malachi Thompson
474 Haint Edward Petersen
475 Hey Donald Roscoe Mitchell
476 Up, Over & Out Eric Alexander
477 Big Cliff Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio with special guest Billy Bang
478 Cerupa Cecil Payne
479 Portrait in the Mist Andrew Lamb
480 Sinatra Song Book Mike Smith
481 Buddy Bolden's Rag Malachi Thompson and Africa Brass featuring Lester Bowie
482 Horns Aplenty Betty O'Hara
483 Skylark Chuck Hedges and Johnny Varro
484 That's for Sure! Bobby Smith
485 This Is My House NRG Ensemble
486 Ultimate Frontier Ari Brown
487 Safe to Imagine Zane Massey
488 Stablemates Eric Alexander and Lin Halliday
489 Just Found Joy The Rich Corpolongo Quartet plus Two
490 Front Line Jodie Christian
491 Warrior Carl Leukaufe
492 Deemus Barrett Deems
493 Sound Songs Roscoe Mitchell
494 Scotch and Milk Cecil Payne
495 Motherless Child Andy Goodrich
496 The Continuum Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
497 47th Street Malachi Thompson
498 Soul Fountain Jodie Christian
499 Top and Bottom Tab Smith
500 Mode for Mabes Eric Alexander
501 Cut It Out Frank Catalano
502 Smiles Rich Corpolongo
503 Playground Rob Mazurek Chicago Underground Orchestra
504 Venus Ari Brown
505 Groovin' Hard Barrett Deems Big Band
506 Freebop Now! Malachi Thompson
507 Return of the Lost Tribe Bright Moments collaborative project by Joseph Jarman, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Kahil El'Zabar, Malachi Favors and Adegoke Steve Colson
508 Von & Ed Von Freeman and Ed Petersen
509 Payne's Window Cecil Payne
510 In Walked Buckner The Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
511 Possible Cube Chicago Underground Trio
512 The Song Bird Francine Griffin
513 Heretic Blues Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six
514 Conversations Archie Shepp and Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio
515 Love You Madly Eddie Johnson
516 Design in Time Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio
517 Freedom Jazz Dance Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
518 Rising Daystar Malachi Thompson
519 Africa N'Da Blues Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio
521 Flamethrower Chicago Underground Trio
522 Control Freak Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six
523 Airegin Lin Halliday
524 Jo'burg Jump Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
525 You Talkin' to Me?! Von Freeman and Frank Catalano
526 Robbins' Nest: Live at the Jazz Showcase Sir Charles Thompson
528 Ethnic Stew and Brew Roy Campbell
529 Chic Boom: Live at the Jazz Showcase Cecil Payne
530 Modern Man Bobby Broom
531 Reminiscing Jodie Christian Trio
532 Talking Horns Malachi Thompson
533 Spirits Entering Kahil El'Zabar and Billy Bang
534 On the Run, Live at the Velvet Lounge Fred Anderson
535 At the Party Earl Hines recorded 1970
536 Live at the Green Mill Frank Catalano
537 I've Got Rhythm: Live at the Jazz Showcase Sir Charles Thompson
538 Jumpin' at Apollo Illinois Jacquet compilation of tracks recorded for Apollo between 1945 and 1948
539 Mister Lucky Al Green and Othello Anderson
540 Silver Spines Rob Mazurek
541 Love Outside of Dreams Kahil El'Zabar Trio
542 Honkers & Bar Walkers Volume Three Various Artists
543 Like-Coping Jeff Parker
544 Four Compositions (GTM) 2000 Anthony Braxton
545 Cape Town Shuffle Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
546 Cipher Josh Abrams
547 Titration Active Ingredients
548 Blue Jazz Malachi Thompson and Africa Brass with Gary Bartz and Billy Harper
549 Back at the Velvet Lounge Fred Anderson
550 Up Jumped Spring Curtis Fuller
551 Breeding Resistance Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls
552 Tribute to Hamp Duane Thamm and the Chuck Hedges Swingtet
553 Morning Song Kalaparush and the Light
554 Yes Indeed! Women Vocalists on United Various Artists
555 Crazy Walk Tab Smith recorded for United Records in the 1950s
556 Deep Blue Bruise Deep Blue Organ Trio
557 We Is Kahil El'Zabar and David Murray
558 Song Songs Song Jeff Parker and Scott Fields
559 Mean Ameen Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
560 More Questions Than Answers Jim Baker
561 Several Lights Chicago Luzern Exchange
562 Running Out of Time SavoirFaire
563 It's Magic Sonny Stitt
564 High Voltage Common Ground
565 Blues for Hawk Yves Francois recorded between 1981 and 1986 and originally released on the Pinnacle label
566 Live at the River East Art Center Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio with Billy Bang
567 Hypnotic Suggestion Brad Goode
568 Timeless, Live at the Velvet Lounge Fred Anderson
569 Goin' to Town: Live at the Green Mill Deep Blue Organ Trio
570 The Messenger Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
571 Ready Everyday Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens
572 Big M: A Tribute to Malachi Favors Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio featuring Billy Bang
573 Chronicle Chicago Underground Trio
574 Hot 'n' Heavy Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
575 Black Unstoppable Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble
576 Transmigration Kahil El'Zabar's Infinity Orchestra
577 Live at the Green Mill Ari Brown
578 Nature Boy Brad Goode
579 Doctor Midnight Sabertooth
580 Just Like This Keefe Jackson's Project Project
581 The Art of Dying Jason Ajemian
582 Drop It Corey Wilkes
583 Tickle Toe Cy Touff and Sandy Mosse Recorded in Chicago in October 1981
584 West of State Street / East of Harlem' John Burnett Swing Orchestra
585 Go Red Go! Red Holloway
586 Sound Is Rob Mazurek Quintet
587 Renegades Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings
588 Old Idea Josh Berman
589 21st Century Chase Fred Anderson
590 Two Cities Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens
591 Revisit Mikrokolektyw
592 Get Happy Rich Corpolongo Trio
593 Tight Like This Brad Goode
595 Stars Have Shapes Exploding Star Orchestra
596 Down for Double John Burnett Orchestra with special guest Buddy DeFranco
597 Dew Point Mikrokolektyw
598 The Prairie Prophet Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble
599 Awakening Nicole Mitchell

2000 Series[edit]

Delmark Records 2000 series consisted of eight CD releases between 2011 and 2012 when Delmark commenced the 5000 series.[14]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
2011 Double Demon Starlicker Rob Mazurek, Jason Adasiewicz, John Herndon
2012 Spacer Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms
2013 The Story This Time Jason Stein
2014 Explosion! Jim Holman
2015 Bright Light in Winter Jeff Parker
2016 There Now Josh Berman & His Gang
2017 Gather Fred Lonberg-Holm's Fast Citizens
2018 Stellar Pulsations Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet

5000 Series[edit]

Delmark Records 5000 series follows the 2000 series as the main series of Delmark jazz albums from 2012 onwards.[15]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
5001 Afro Straight Ernest Dawkins
5002 What It Is! Kahil El'Zabar Quartet
5003 Absent Minded Mikrokolektyw
5004 Aquarius Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals
5005 Cicada Music Frank Rosaly
5007 The Space Between Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Electro Acousic Ensemble
5008 Heavy Artillery Howard Alden / Andy Brown Quartet
5009 A Round Goal Keefe Jackson's Likely So
5010 Blue Skies Ira Sullivan presents the Jim Holman Trio featuring Roger Humphries
5011 Groove Awakening Ari Brown
5012 Trance Hypothesis Fareed Haque
5013 Follow the Sun Kahil El'Zabar's Ritural Trio
5014 High Red Center Jason Roebke Octet
5015 Force Majeure Paul Giallorenzo's GitGO
5016 Folklords Jason Ajemian
5017 From the Region Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms
5018 In the Wee Small Hours Sax Gordon
5019 Soloist Andy Brown
5020 The Time Inside a Year Dave McDonnell Group
5021 A Dance and a Hop Josh Berman
5022 Invitation Larry Novak Trio
5023 Direct Call Andy Brown
5024 Rows and Rows Keefe Jackson and Jason Adasiewicz
5025 Lucille! Jason Stein Quartet
5026 Flow Paul Giallorenzo Trio with Joshua Abrams
5027 Yes, and... Music for Nine Improvisors Geof Bradfield
5028 Paquito Libre Volcano Radar featuring Paquito D’Rivera
5029 New Latin American Music for Guitar And String Quartet Fareed Haque and KAIA String Quartet
5030 Soulful Days Soul Message Band
5031 Ephemeral Certainties Javier Red’s Imagery Converter
5032 It’s Too Hot for Words Metropolitan Jazz Octet featuring Dee Alexander


Delmark Records began releasing 12 inch LP blues albums in 1961 with the 600 series which continued through the 800s by 2008.[16][17]

Catalog No. Album Artist Details
601 The Dirty Dozens Speckled Red
602 Piney Woods Blues Big Joe Williams
603 Legend Sleepy John Estes
604 Blues on Highway 49 Big Joe Williams
605 Lonesome Bedroom Blues Curtis Jones
606 Mandolin Blues Yank Rachell and his Tennessee Jug-Busters
607 Hard Drivin' Blues Roosevelt Sykes with Homesick James
608 Broke and Hungry (Ragged and Dirty, Too) Sleepy John Estes
609 Stavin' Chain Blues Big Joe Williams and J.D. Short
611 Sleepy John Estes in Europe Sleepy John Estes
612 Hoodoo Man Blues Junior Wells
613 Brownsville Blues Sleepy John Estes
614 Look on Yonder's Wall Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
615 West Side Soul Magic Sam Blues Band
616 Roosevelt Sykes in Europe Solo Roosevelt Sykes
617 Hawk Squat J. B. Hutto and the Hawks with Sunnyland Slim
618 Sweet Home Chicago Various Artists
619 Electric Sleep Sleepy John Estes
620 Black Magic Magic Sam Blues Band
621 Crudup's Mood Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
622 Carey Bell's Blues Harp Carey Bell
623 Fast Fingers Jimmy Dawkins
624 Chicago Ain't Nothing But a Blues Band Various Artists
625 Love Me Mama Luther Allison
626 Blues Piano Orgy Various Artists
627 Nine String Guitar Blues Big Joe Williams
628 Southside Blues Jam Junior Wells with Buddy Guy and Otis Spann
629 Blues with a Touch of Soul Mighty Joe Young
630 Steady Rollin' Man Robert Lockwood Jr.
631 Kidney Stew is Fine Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
632 Feel Like Blowing My Horn Roosevelt Sykes
633 I Want a Little Girl T-Bone Walker
634 All for Business Jimmy Dawkins
635 On Tap Junior Wells
636 Slidewinder J.B. Hutto
637 He May Be Your Man (But He Comes to See Me Sometimes) Edith Wilson
638 Cold Day in Hell Otis Rush
639 Newport Blues Sleepy John Estes
640 Blues Hit Big Town Junior Wells
641 Blisterstring Jimmy Dawkins
642 Raining in My Heart Roosevelt Sykes
643 So Many Roads: Live in Japan Otis Rush
644 Johnson's Whacks Jimmy Johnson
645/646 Magic Sam Live Magic Sam 2-LP set of recordings from Chicago in 1963/64 and from the Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969
647 North/South Jimmy Johnson
648 The Blues World of Little Walter Various Artists
649 Chicago Style Yank Rachell
650 Professor Strut Professor's Blues Revue with Karen Carroll
651 The Magic Sam Legacy Magic Sam
652 Bluebird Blues Dave Specter and Barkin' Bill Smith
653 Ain't It Nice Willie Kent
654 Give Me Time Magic Sam collection of 1968 home recordings
655 House Rent Party Sunnyland Slim featuring Jimmy Rogers, Willie Mabon and St. Louis Jimmy compilation of 1949 Apollo recordings
656 Central Avenue Boogie Pete Johnson compilation of 1947 Apollo recordings
657 West Coast Jive Various Artists compilation of 1946-47 Apollo recordings by Cee Pee Johnson, Duke Henderson, Lucky Thompson, Al "Stomp" Russell, Frank Haywood and Wynonie Harris
658 Fortune Tellin' Man Jesse Fortune and Dave Specter
659 Lay It on 'em Girls Big Time Sarah and the BTS Express
660 Let’s Talk It Over Lonnie Brooks
661 Big Wheeler's Bone Orchard Golden "Big" Wheeler with the Ice Cream Men
662 The Strongman Reginald R. Robinson
663 Goodbye Mr. Blues Little Brother Montgomery's State Street Swingers
664 Blueplicity Dave Specter
665 Lonely Traveler Jimmie Lee Robinson
666 Heartaches and Pain Carey Bell
667 Too Hurt to Cry Willie Kent
668 Get Your Kicks Duke Henderson compilation of 1945 Apollo recordings
669 East Coast Jive Various Artists compilation of 1946-47 Apollo recordings by Babs Gonzales, The Four Blues, Artie Simms, Loumell Morgan, Ben Smith and Babe Wallace
670 Sounds in Silhouette Reginald R. Robinson
671 Let Your Hair Down! Floyd McDaniel and the Blues Swingers
672 Gotcha! Barkin' Bill Smith
673 One to Infinity Tad Robinson
674 Back in the Game Syl Johnson with Hi Rhythm
675 Wild Cards Al Miller
676 Sweetheart of the Blues Bonnie Lee
677 Live in Europe Dave Specter and the Bluebirds
678 Boogie My Blues Away Eddy Clearwater
679 Mercurial Son Lurrie Bell
680 Had My Fun Karen Carroll
681 Live at Westville Prison Little Milton
682 I Ain't Lyin' Little Sammy Davis
683 Everybody Boogie! Wynonie Harris compilation of 1945 Apollo recordings with Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea and Oscar Pettiford
684 Don't You Feel My Leg Blu Lu / Wee Bea / Baby Dee compilation of 1946/50 Apollo recordings
685 Blues Around the Clock Willie Bryant
686 Homebrew Brewer Phillips
687 Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine? Harry "The Hipster" Gibson
688 Live at Blue Chicago Johnny B. Moore
689 Crying for My Baby Lacy Gibson
690 Women of Blue Chicago Various Artists
691 Mississippi Kid Byther Smith & The Night Riders
692 Blues in the Year One-D-One Big Time Sarah and the BTS Express
693 Left Turn On Blue Dave Specter
694 Leaving Here Walking Jimmy Burns
695 Hello World Aaron Moore
696 Long Way to Ol' Miss Willie Kent
697 Blues Guitar Greats Various Artists
698 Can't Stop Now Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang
699 Blues Before Sunrise Live Vol. 1 Various Artists
700 700 Blues Lurrie Bell
701 Troubled World Johnny B. Moore
702 Working the Road: The Golden Age of Chicago Gospel Various Artists
703 Chop Chop Boom Various Artists The Dandeliers and Other Great Groups on States
704 Mary Joe The Four Blazes
705 Boogie Woogie Stomp Albert Ammons with Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson
706 West Side Baby Floyd McDaniel
707 Talk to the Hand Karen Carroll
708 All Night Long Byther Smith
709 Jump In Golden "Big" Wheeler
710 Memphis Slim U.S.A Memphis Slim and his House Rockers featuring Matt "Guitar" Murphy
711 Bricks in My Pillow Robert Nighthawk
712 Harmonica Blues Kings Big Walter Horton and Alfred "Blues King" Harris
714 Windy City Boogie J. T. Brown
715 Jump 'n' Shout! Various Artists
716 Wrapped in My Baby Morris Pejoe / Arthur "Big Boy" Spires
717 Long Man Blues Various Artists
718 Euphonic Sounds Reginald R. Robinson
719 Ready! James Wheeler
720 Straight Out of Chicago The Rockin' Johnny Band
721 Blues Spoken Here Dave Specter and Lenny Lynn
722 Last Go Round Tad Robinson
723 Make Room for the Blues Willie Kent
724 Kiss of Sweet Blues Lurrie Bell
725 Foolish Man Ken Saydak
726 Junk Food A.C. Reed
727 Good Blues to You Aron Burton
728 American People Tail Dragger
729 Talkin' Bout Chicago! Syl Johnson
730 Night Time Again Jimmy Burns
731 Boot 'Em Up Aaron Moore
732 Man's Temptation The Rockin' Johnny Band
733 Singin' with the Sun Little Arthur Duncan
734 'C' for Chicago Steve Freund
735 Smile on My Face Sunnyland Slim with Lacy Gibson and Lee Jackson [18]
736 Blues Had a Baby Lurrie Bell
738 The Neglected Professor Charles Thompson
739 Biddle Street Barrelhousin' Various Artists Speckled Red, Henry Brown, Stump Johnson, James Crutchfield, Lawrence Henry
740 Dr. Feelgood Piano Red
741 New Role Soul Robert Ward
742 All in the Joy The Big DooWopper
743 Can't Take It James Wheeler
744 Speculatin' Dave Specter
745 Pepper's Hangout Jimmy Johnson
746 This Is the Blues Harmonica Various Artists
747 Do Your Thing! Michael Coleman
748 Learned My Lesson Zora Young
749 Blues Is a Feeling Jesse Thomas
750 A Million of You Big Time Sarah
751 Love Without Trust The Ken Saydak Band
752 I'll Be Your Mule Steve Freund
753 Joplin's Disciple Brun Campbell
754 Hoot & Holler Saturday Night! Piney Brown / Eddie Mack compilation of 1948/50 Apollo recordings
755 The Back Porch Boys Alex "Guitar Slim" Seward and Louis "Jelly Belly" Hayes compilation of 1947-50 Apollo recordings with Blind Willie McTell, Champion Jack Dupree and Brownie McGhee
756 McVoutie's Central Avenue Blues Jack McVea compilation of 1945-46 Apollo recordings with Rabon Tarrant, Wynonie Harris, Wild Bill Moore, Cee Pee Johnson and Duke Henderson
757 Killer Diller Shirley Johnson
758 Snake Eyes Eddie Burns
759 Bye Bye Baby Robert McCoy
760 On the Battlefield... Great Gospel Quartets Various Artists
761 Bang Goes My Heeart Various Artists The Moroccans and Other Great Groups on United
762 The Come Back Memphis Slim and his House Rockers with Matt "Guitar" Murphy
763 I Smell a Rat Lester Davenport
764 The Delmark Sessions Frank Morey
765 Rockin' Wild in Chicago Magic Sam
766 Feel the Spirit: A Tribute to Mahalia The Big DooWopper
767 I Got Wild Big Joe Williams
768 Switchin' in the Kitchen Dave Clark's Blues Swingers featuring Floyd McDaniel
769 Rockin' in the Same Boat Johnny B. Moore
770 Back to the Delta Jimmy Burns
771 If Heartaches Were Nickels Charles Wilson
772 Something Within Me William Warfield
773 Chicago Boogie Roosevelt Sykes
774 Hold That Train Byther Smith
775 The United Records Story Various Artists
776 Tell Me Various Artists The Five C's and Other Great Groups on United
777 Blues on the Internet Detroit Junior
778 Stompin' at Mother Blues J.B. Hutto
779 Is What It Is Dave Specter and Steve Freund
780 This Is the Blues Harmonica Vol 2 Various Artists
781 All Your Love I Miss Loving Otis Rush
782 My Head Is Bald Tail Dragger
783 One Eye Open Mississippi Heat featuring Lurrie Bell
784 Tore Up from the Floor Up Zora Young
785 Blues Brunch at the Mart Michael Coleman and the Delmark All-Stars
786 That Ain't Right Magic Slim and the Teardrops / Joe Carter with Sunnyland Slim
787 Live at Theresa's 1975 Junior Wells
788 Alton Blues Barrelhouse Buck McFarland
789 Live at B.L.U.E.S Jimmy Burns
790 Street Singer: Born 1875 Cowboy Roy Brown
791 Gettin' Up Live Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell
792 Messin' Around Blues Jimmy Blythe
793 Live At Rosa's Blues Lounge Little Arthur Duncan
794 Live in Chicago Dave Specter
795 Hattiesburg Blues Mississippi Heat
796 Blues on the Moon Byther Smith
797 On 80 Highway Sleepy John Estes with Hammie Nixon
798 Blues Attack Shirley Johnson
799 Tear This World Up Eddie C. Campbell
800 It Ain't Over: Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues Various Artists
801 Hey Jodie! Quintus McCormick Blues Band
802 The French Connection Zora Young
803 Live at Rooster's Lounge Tail Dragger
804 Boogie Woogie Kings Various Artists
805 The Life I Love Willie Buck
806 Burnin' Love Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames
807 Let's Live It Up! Mississippi Heat
808 Jimmy Dawkins Presents The Leric Story Various Artists
809 Live in Boston 1966 Junior Wells and the Aces
810 That's the Way You Do Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings
811 Love You from the Top James Kinds
812 Gettin' Kinda Rough! Graná Louise
813 Low Down Papa Clarence Johnson
814 Bad Girl Demetria Taylor
815 Put It On Me! Quintus McCormick Blues Band
816 The Real Deal Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire
817 Leaving Mood Toronzo Cannon
818 Old School Rockin' Studebaker John
819 Spider Eating Preacher Eddie C. Campbell
820 Grim Reaper The Rockin' Johnny Band
821 Still Called the Blues Quintus McCormick
822 Been There Done That Linsey Alexander
823 Delta Bound Mississippi Heat
824 Self Made Man Mike Wheeler
825 Cell Phone Man Willie Buck
826 ...In Between Time Al Miller Chicago Blues Band
827 Sunny Road Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
828 Stop Lyin' Tail Dragger
829 Blues In My Soul Lurrie Bell
830 Kingsville Jukin' Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings
831 John the Conquer Root Toronzo Cannon
832 Troubles John & Sylvia Embry
833 Live at the Avant Garde Magic Sam
834 Stoned Soul Giles Corey
835 Live In Japan with Hammie Nixon Sleepy John Estes
836 Message in Blue Dave Specter
837 Set Me Free Steve Freund and Gloria Hardiman
838 Come Back Baby Linsey Alexander
839 Warning Shot Mississippi Heat
840 Born & Raised Omar Coleman
841 It Ain’t Right Jimmy Burns
842 Slip Into a Dream Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames
843 Truth Guy King
844 Corey Dennison Band Corey Dennison Band
845 Turn Up!! Mike Wheeler Band
846 Omar Coleman Live! Omar Coleman
847 Can’t Shake This Feeling Lurrie Bell
848 Cab Driving Man Mississippi Heat
849 Grown Ass Woman Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire
850 Lonesome Highway' Billy Flynn
851 Two Cats Linsey Alexander
852 Night After Night Corey Dennison Band
853 Sometimes the Blues Got Me Breezy Rodio
854 Back to Chicago Rockwell Avenue Blues Band
855 Tribute to Carey Bell Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty
856 Tribute: Delmark’s 65th Anniversary Various Artists
857 Willie Buck Way Willie Buck
858 Johnny Burgin Live Johnny Burgin
859 Blues from the Inside Out Dave Specter
860 If It Ain't Broke Don’t Fix It Breezy Rodio

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