Delta Groove Productions
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|Delta Groove Productions|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Van Nuys, California|
|Official website||Official website|
Delta Groove Productions is an American blues record label in Van Nuys, California, United States. The label was founded by Randy Chortkoff, a producer, concert promoter, and harmonica player who died in May 2015 while awaiting a liver transplant and sentencing on multiple criminal felony fraud charges including bilking investors of over $1,400,000 in a phony movie investment scam. In 2016, Chortkoff's co-defendant Sam Braslau was sentenced to seven years in federal prison in Lompoc, California. Co-defendant Stuart Rawitt previously pled guilty and was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison. Both co-defendants were ordered by the US Court to pay restitution of $1,600,000. In February 2017, the Chortkoff Estate was ordered by the US Court to pay $153,400 in disgorgement and $12,615 in prejudgment interest in the civil matter with the SEC.
The label's first release was That Represent Man (2004), the debut album by The Mannish Boys.
Overview and history
The label started out with strictly blues material by artists from the local Los Angeles scene, however, it has been expanding its horizons to introduce wider range of sound. Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band's Master of the Game released in 2006 was the label's first release in the soul/R&B vein. The label's releases are newly recorded materials for the most part, but it has also released some albums that were produced by Chortkoff as independent productions and initially released by German label CrossCut. (Kirk Fletcher's Shade of Blue and Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser's bluju)
Apart from its own releases, Delta Groove Productions produced Roy Gaines' The First TB Album, released from the Blackgold label in 2003, which may be one of its first known work.
In 2007, Delta Groove launched a new record label, Eclecto Groove Records, as a home and showcase for a wide spectrum of musical styles. In June, 2007, Chortkoff brought in industry veteran Robert Fitzpatrick (who died in 2010) as the new President of Delta Groove Music and Eclecto Groove Records.
|November 16, 2004||DGPCD100||The Mannish Boys||That Represent Man|
|November 16, 2004||DGPCD101||Kirk Fletcher||Shades of Blue||*CrossCut reissue|
|March 22, 2005||DGPCD102||Hollywood Blue Flames||Soul Sanctuary|
|March 22, 2005||DGPCD103||Mitch Kashmar||Nickels & Dimes|
|July 19, 2005||DGPCD104||Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers||For The Chosen Who|
|November 15, 2005||DGPCD105||The Mannish Boys||Live & In Demand|
|February 21, 2006||DGPCD106||John Long||Lost & Found|
|June 20, 2006||DGPCD107||Hollywood Blue Flames||Road To Rio / Larger Than Life|
|June 20, 2006||DGPCD108||Lynwood Slim||Last Call|
|September 19, 2006||DGPCD109||Mitch Kashmar||Wake Up & Worry|
|October 17, 2006||DGPCD110||Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band||Master of the Game|
|November 21, 2006||DGPCD111||Phantom Blues Band||Out of the Shadows|
|November 1, 2006||DGPCD112||Various Artists||Road Tested V.1|
|February 20, 2007||DGPCD114||Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser||bluju||*CrossCut reissue|
|February 20, 2007||DGPCD115||Phillip Walker||Going Back Home|
|May 22, 2007||DGPCD116||The Mannish Boys||Big Plans|
|August 21, 2007||DGPCD117||The Insomniacs||Left Coast Blues|
|August 21, 2007||DGPCD118||Rod Piazza & MFBQ||ThrillVille|
|2007||DGPCD119||Phantom Blues Band||Footprints|
|2008||DGPCD120||Sean Costello||We Can Get Together|
|2008||DGPCD121||Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue||Command Performance|
|June 17, 2008||DGPCD122||The Mannish Boys||Lowdown Feelin'|
|July 22, 2008||DGPCD123||Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band||Overnight Sensation|
|2008||DGPCD124||Bill Sims Jr. & Mark LaVoie||American Blues Roots Duo||*digital download only|
|August 19, 2008||DGPCD125||Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos||Los Fabulocos|
|September 23, 2008||DGPCD126||Elvin Bishop||The Blues Roll On|
|October 21, 2008||DGPCD127||Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm||2 Man Wrecking Crew|
|November 18, 2008||DGPCD128||Mitch Kashmar||Live at Labatt|
|February 17, 2009||DGPCD129||Bobby Jones - featuring The Mannish Boys||Comin' Back Hard|
|2009||DGPCD130||The Insomniacs||At Least I'm Not With You|
|2009||DGPCD135||Arthur Adams||Stomp the Floor|
|2010||DGPCD136||Hollywood Blues Flames||Deep in America|
|2010||DGPCD137||The Mannish Boys||Shake For Me|
|2010||DGPCD138||Elvin Bishop||Red Dog Speakes|
|2010||DGPCD139||Bob Corritore and Friends||Harmonica Blues|
|2010||DGPCD142||Los Fabulocos Featuring Kid Ramos||Dos|
|2011||DGPCD143||Tracy Nelson||Victim of the Blues|
|2011||DGPCD144||Elvin Bishop||Raisin' Hell Revue|
|2011||DGPCD145||Shawn Pittman||Edge of the World|
|2011||DGPCD147||Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers||Almighty Dollar|
|2011||DGPCD148||Candye Kane||Sister Vagabond|
|2011||DGPCD149||Big Pete||Choice Cuts|
|2012||DGPCD150||Tail Dragger Jones and Bob Corritore||Longtime Friends in the Blues|
|2011||DGPCD151||Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers||What You Make Of It|
|2012||DGPCD152||R.J. Mischo||Make It Good|
|2012||DGPCD153||The Mannish Boys||Double Dynamite|
|2012||DGPCD154||The Blues Broads||Live|
|2012||DGPCD155||Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King||Close to the Bone|
|2013||DGPCD159||John Primer and Bob Corritore||Knockin' Around These Blues|
|2013||DGPCD161||Sugar Ray Rayford||Dangerous|
|2013||DGPCD162||Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King||Road Dog's Life|
|2014||DGPCD164||The Terry Hanck Band and Friends||Gotta Bring It On Home To You|
|2014||DGPCD165||The Mannish Boys||Wrapped Up and Ready|
|2014||DGPCD166||Andy T - Nick Nixon Band||Livin' It Up|
|2015||DGPCD167||Igor Prado||Way Down South|
|2015||DGPCD169||Henry Gray, Bob Corritore||The Henry Gray / Bob Corritore Sessions Vol.1 Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest|
|2015||DGPCD171||Anthony Geraci And The Boston Blues All-Stars||Fifty Shades of Blue|
|May 2016||DGPCD173||John Long||Stand Your Ground|
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