Kevin Johnson

2024 Chicago Blues Fest announced- many Delmark recording artists to perform! Mike Wheeler, Sheryl Youngblood, Jamiah Rogers, Dee Alexander, Johnny Iguana, Bob Stroger, Billy Flynn, and more!

We always get excited for the Chicago Blues Festival lineup to be announced and this year is no exception. Summer is coming! Many Delmark artists are performing, including: City of Chicago Announces Lineup for 2024 Chicago Blues Festival, June 6 – 9, Featuring One of Buddy Guy’s Final Chicago Performances March 6, 2024 DCASE Communications    dcase@cityofchicago.org…

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DELMARK RECORDS featured in LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE! The big 70th anniversary holiday show at Thalia Hall with feature article and pic!

DELMARK ALL-STARS at Thalia Hall featured on a great coverage by Peter Hurley. Thank you Peter, thank you Brett Bonner and Living Blues Magazine. The closing event for Delmark Records 70th anniversary took place at the gorgeous Thalia Hall, in the South Side of Chicago, December 20th, 2023. The band was Dave Specter & Mike…

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JAMIAH ROGERS signs with Delmark Records! Lots of special recordings and live shows to come!

JAMIAH ROGERS SIGNS WITH DELMARK RECORDS CONGRATULATIONS to the newest member of the Delmark Records family! We’d like to welcome Jamiah Rogers!!! Watch for a single in April and a full album this year! Special upcoming gigs! Friday, March 1- Humboldt Jungle – Humboldt Park, Chicago Jamiah Rogers, The Masters Collection, Stand Up Comedy, and…

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TAD ROBINSON back with DELMARK!!! Delmark to release new live digital single from soul blues singer supreme TAD ROBINSON –”That’s How Strong My Love Is” with the Delmark All-Stars! Welcome back to the Delmark family, Tad!

COMING VERY SOON: “That’s How Strong My Love Is”, was written by Roosevelt Jamison and first recorded by soul singer O.V. Wright in 1964. Two very well-known versions of this song were recorded in 1965 by Otis Redding and by The Rolling Stones. The Hollies and Percy Sledge released their versions in 1966. Several artists…

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New Delmark blues artist SHERYL YOUNGBLOOD’s single, EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE, receives rave reviews!

AMERICAN BLUES SCENE Sheryl Youngblood Releases Live Single ‘Every Day of Your Life’ “Every Day of Your Life,” a song written by Jimmy Johnson and recorded live by Chicago blues rising star Sheryl Youngblood, is out now via Delmark Records. The tune was recorded by Sheryl and the Delmark All-Star Band during the label’s 70th anniversary…

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Congrats to Delmark recording artists Lurrie Bell & Billy Boy Arnold for induction in the new 2024 The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame!

Chicago blues living legends and Delmark recording artists, Lurrie Bell (and Lil’ Ed!) are both new members in the Blues Foundation BLUES HALL OF FAME as performers. Lurrie is one of our all time favorite blues artists and dear friends, and he has released several Delmark CDs as a leader and sideman to his father,…

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Delmark to release new live digital single from Chicago blues star, MIKE WHEELER – Serves Me Right To Suffer with the Delmark All-Stars – January 19, 2024

To kick off the new year, Delmark is excited to announce the brand new digital single – a special live recording from Mike Wheeler & The Delmark All-Stars, “Serves Me Right To Suffer” – a heartfelt tribute to Mike’s former mentor and hero and bandleader, the late, great legendary Jimmy Johnson! Serves Me Right To…

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Delmark’s 70th celebration at Evanston SPACE featured in DOWNBEAT Magazine!! 

News THE LATEST FROM AROUND THE MUSIC WORLD Delmark 70th Bash Convenes the Blues By Michael Jackson   I  Dec. 12, 2023 Chicago-based Delmark Records, founded by Bob Koester in St. Louis in 1953, is the oldest continually operating independent jazz and blues label around. Taken over by Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari after Koester’s retirement in May…

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Holiday Blues/Jazz Spectacular Live Concert at Chicago’s Thalia Hall – December 20th with The Delmark Blues & Jazz All-Stars!! Mud Morganfield, Demetria Taylor, Dave Specter, Jimmy Burns & The Soul Message Band, Mike Wheeler, Sheryl Youngblood, Willie Buck, Rick Kreher, Carlise & Greg Guy, and BILLY BOY ARNOLD!! Help us to get the word out for this fantastic event!

DELMARK RECORDS BLUES & JAZZALL-STARS HOLIDAY CONCERT ATTHALIA HALLWednesday Dec 20th 20238:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)Thalia Hall1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608$30.00 – $390.00Ages 17+ The Delmark All-Star Blues Band:Dave Specter: vocals & guitarMike Wheeler: vocals & guitarRoosevelt Purifoy: Hammond B3 organ & pianoLarry Williams: bassGreg Rockingham: drums The Soul Message Band:Chris Foreman: Hammond B3 organGeof…

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