Delmark Apollo Series

Born in a record store near the Apollo Theatre building in 1944, Apollo Records presented virtually every kind of popular and ethinic music. By 1962, it had ceased recording but continued merchandising its gospel music, primarily the Mahalia Jackson catalog. Delmark has aquired the rights and surviving source material of the long out of print blues and jazz masters, and is presenting them in this Apollo Series, including numerous unissued performances and alternate takes. Apollo Records assigned a master number to every song recorded starting wih 1000 and continuing into the 1500s.

For a description of what goes into reissuing Apollos, click here.

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Illinois Jacquet Jumpin At Apollo DE-538

Sir Charles Thompson Takin' Off DD-450


Dinah Washington Mellow Mama DD-451


Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol.2 DD-452


Coleman Hawkins Rainbow Mist DD-459


Willis Jackson Call Of The Gators DD-460


Earl Hines and the Duke's Men DD-470


Arnett Cobb Arnett Blows For 1300 DD-471


Bobby Smith with the Erskine Hawkins Alumni That's For Sure! DE-484




Sunnyland Slim - House Rent Party Delmark DE-655


Pete Johnson Central Avenue Boogie Delmark DD-656



West Coast Jive - Apollo Series Delmark DE-657



East Coast Jive - Apollo Series Delmark DE-669



Wynonie Harris - Everybody Boogie! Delmark DE-683



Don't You Feel My Leg - Apollo' Lady Blues Singers Delmark DE-684




Willie Bryant Blues Around The Clock Delmark DE-685

Piney Brown & Eddie Mack Hoot And Holler Saturday Night DE-754


Alec "Guitar Slim" Seward & Louis "Jelly Belly" Hayes The Back Porch Boys DE-755


Jack McVea McVoutie's Central Avenue Blues DE-756