Delmark Records: A New Era

After 65 joyful years at the helm of Delmark Records, Bob Koester Sr. has sold the historical Chicago based blues & jazz label. The new team, CEO & President Julia A. Miller, Vice President & Artistic Director Elbio Barilari and Label & Studio Manager, Delmark's stalwart Steve Wagner, are committed to building upon Koester's legacy by keeping alive the label's fabulous historical catalogue and developing a comprehensive plan of new releases as well us as new marketing strategies both at the national and international levels. Delmark Records is and will continue to be a bridge between the world and Chicago's vibrant musical life and history. WELCOME!

New Releases

VARIOUS ARTISTS / Tribute -LP *Delmark 856

NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION! Newly recorded blues celebration of Delmark’s 65th Anniversary Tribute features Delmark’s current roster of artists paying tribute to founder Bob Koester and artists that recorded for the label in the 1960s and 70s.  Jimmy Johnson & Dave Specter pay tribute to Magic Sam. Omar Coleman pays tribute to Junior Wells. Lil’ Ed […]

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VARIOUS ARTISTS / Tribute -CD *Delmark 856

Newly recorded blues celebration of Delmark’s 65th Anniversary Tribute features Delmark’s current roster of artists paying tribute to founder Bob Koester and artists that recorded for the label in the 1960s and 70s.  Jimmy Johnson & Dave Specter pay tribute to Magic Sam. Omar Coleman pays tribute to Junior Wells. Lil’ Ed pays tribute to […]

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BELL, LURRIE & THE BELL DYNASTY / Tribute To Carey Bell -CD *Delmark 855

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE & BILLY BRANCH It’s almost 50 years since blues harpmaster Carey Bell released his debut album on Delmark Records. Carey’s children followed him into blues and performed with him often while growing up. Lurrie’s debut recording was with Carey appearing on Heartaches And Pain (Delmark 666) and he joined with […]

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BRADFIELD, GEOF / Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisors -CD *Delmark 5027

Chicago saxophonist/composer Geof Bradfield’s Delmark Records debut brings together nine individual and vital artists from the Chicago and New York jazz scenes in Bradfield’s new multi-movement work Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers. Howard Reich wrote in the Chicago Tribune of the premier, “The music ranges from carefully scored passages for reeds and horns to more […]

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RODIO, BREEZY / Sometimes The Blues Got Me -CD *Delmark 853

Sometimes The Blues Got Me is Breezy Rodio’s debut album for Delmark Records. A review of Breezy’s self-produced 2015 release So Close To It said “Breezy Rodio absolutely smokes through this highly enjoyable mix of originals and covers. He has it all; the voice, the guitar chops, the great players, and you can tell he […]

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ROCKWELL AVE BLUES BAND / Back To Chicago -CD *Delmark 854

FEATURING TAD ROBINSON, STEVE FREUND & KEN SAYDAK The members of the Rockwell Avenue Blues Band have each achieved successes achieved over long parallel careers, but there was some unfinished business to attend to. Longtime bonds, which sometimes elude conscious recognition, drew them to Delmark’s Riverside Studio on Chicago’s North Rockwell Avenue in October of […]

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