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    Tribute: Delmark’s 65th Anniversary

    Tribute: Delmark’s 65th Anniversary 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…

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      Lacy Gibson – Crying For My Baby

      Lacy Gibson – Crying For My Baby Delmark DE 689 (1996) – Ralph Bass Series Compact Disc In 1977 at the culmination of a brilliant career, Ralph Bass recorded a series of ten very brief and informal sessions – a survey of the then-lesser-known talent on the Chicago blues scene. Bass had launched the careers…

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        Mike Wheeler – Self Made Man

        Mike Wheeler – Self Made Man Delmark DE 824 (2012) Compact Disc Mike Wheeler has been playing the blues for almost 30 years and has played with Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Johnson, Son Seals, Willie Kent and a Who’s Who of today’s Chicago Blues! Mike is an extraordinary blues singer,…

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          Sax Gordon – In The Wee Small Hours

          Sax Gordon – In The Wee Small Hours Delmark DE 5018 Compact Disc (2014) Gutsy tenor saxophonist Sax Gordon has recorded and toured with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Duke Robillard, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Kim Wilson, and is featured on recordings by Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Billy Boy Arnold, and most recently Mississippi Heat…

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            Yes Indeed! Women Vocalists on United

            Yes Indeed! Women Vocalists on United Delmark DE 554 [United Series] Compact Disc (2004) Della Reese’s first recordings, from June 30, 1953, were never issued by United. The Jimmy Hamilton Orchestra (mostly from Duke Ellington’s Orchestra) accompanies Della on “Yes Indeed”, “Blue And Orange Birds And Silver Bells” (both on a rare out-of-print LP), the…

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              Cecil Payne – Payne’s Window

              Cecil Payne – Payne’s Window Delmark DE 509 Compact Disc (1999) Cecil Payne made his recording debut in 1946 on a J.J. Johnson album that also featured Bud Powell and Max Roach. In 1947 and 1948 Cecil played with the Dizzy Gillespie big band which served to cement Payne’s professional reputation. He’s also recorded with…

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