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WHERE WERE YOU THEN ?
A CHICAGO TREASURE
CELEBRATING SEVENTY YEARS OF GIVING THE BLUES TO THE WORLD
BACK TO THE ORIGINS
DELMARK RECORDS 878-2 / 2023
JULY 21, 2023
JUNIOR WELLS featuring BUDDY GUY
"SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT" (2:53)
Junior Wells: VOCALS & HARP
Buddy Guy: GUITAR - Jack Myers: BASS - Billy Warren: DRUMS
FROM HOODOO MAN BLUES (D 612)
Recorded September 22–23, 1965
Sound Studios, Chicago by Stu Black
produced by Bob Koester
"ALL OF YOUR LOVE" (3:62)
Magic Sam: VOCALS & GUITAR - Mighty Joe Young: GUITAR Earnest Johnson: BASS - Odie Payne: DRUMS
FROM WEST SIDE SOUL (D 615)
Recorded – July 12 and October 25, 1967
Album production and supervision Bob Koester
Recording – Stu Black, Sound Studios, Chicago
"ALL YOUR LOVE ( I MISS LOVING )" (6:39)
Otis Rush: VOCALS & GUITAR - Bob Levis: GUITAR - James Green: BASS - Jesse Green: DRUMS - Big Moose Walker: ORGAN - Abb Locke: TENOR SAX - Chuck Smith: SAX
FROM COLD DAY IN HELL (D 638)
Recorded April 29 & May 29, 1975
Sound Studios, Chicago
Steve Tomashefsky, producer
JIMMY DAWKINS with BIG VOICE ODOM and OTIS RUSH
"ALL FOR BUSINESS" (4:40)
Big Voice Odom: VOCALS - Jimmy Dawkins & Otis Rush: GUITARS
Sonny Thompson: PIANO - Jim Conley: TENOR SAX - Ernest Gatewood: BASS - Robert Crowder: DRUMS
FROM ALL FOR BUSINESS (D 634)
Recorded in Chicago, October 27, 1971 Sound Studios, Chicago
Producer, Supervised By – Bob Koester
Recorded By – Stu Black
DINAH WASHINGTON with LUCKY THOMPSON and HIS ALL STARS
"BLUES FOR A DAY" (2:54)
Dinah Washington: VOCALS - Karl George: TRUMPET - Jewell Grant: ALTO SAX - Lucky Thompson: TENOR SAX - Gene Porter: CLARINET, ALTO, BARITONE SAXES - Milt Jackson: VIBE - Wilbert Baranco: PIANO - Charles Mingus: BASS - Lee Young: DRUMS
FROM MELLOW MAMA (D 451 - APOLLO SERIES)
Recorded December 13, 1945 in Los Angeles, originally issued on Apollo Records and re-issued on Delmark in 1992
"I WANT A LITTLE GIRL" (5:07)
T-Bone Walker: VOCALS & GUITAR - George Arvanitas: PIANO - Hal Singer: TENOR SAX - Jackie Samson: BASS - S.P. Leary: DRUMS
FROM I WANT A LITTLE GIRL (D 633)
Recorded in Paris, November 13, 1968
Originally released on LP T-Bone Walker - I Want A Little Girl (1973)
Album supervision: J.M. Monestier, Black & Blues Records
BIG TIME SARAH
"LONG TALL DADDY" (4:56)
Big Time Sarah: VOCALS - Emery Williams: GUITAR - Rodney Brown: SAXES - Tony Llorens: PIANO - Bill Hargrave: BASS - Ricky Nelson: DRUMS
FROM BLUES IN THE YEAR ONE-D-ONE (D 692)
Recorded September 26,27, 1995
by Paul Serrano, Riverside Studios, Chicago
Album production and supervision, Bob Koester
LITTLE WALTER with MUDDY WATERS
"I JUST KEEP LOVING HER" (2:56)
Little Walter: VOCALS & HARP - Muddy Waters: GUITAR
Baby Face Leroy Foster: SECOND GUITAR & BASS DRUM
FROM THE BLUES WORLD OF LITTLE WALTER (D 648)
Recorded January, 1950: Take 4 of 4, Parkway/Herald
Compilation Producer [Album Production] – Bob Koester
MEMPHIS SLIM with MATT “GUITAR” MURPHY
"MEMPHIS SLIM U.S.A." (2:58)
Memphis Slim: VOCALS & PIANO - Matt “Guitar” Murphy: GUITAR
Jim Conley, Neil Green: TENOR SAXES - Henry Taylor: BASS - Otho Allen: DRUMS
FROM MEMPHIS SLIM U.S.A. (D 710 - UNITED SERIES)
Recorded March 16 and September 29, 1954 by Bill Putnam
Supervised By [Original], Producer [Original] – Leonard Allen, United Records, producer, Bob Koester
"ASHES IN MY ASHTRAY" (4:33)
Jimmy Johnson: VOCALS & GUITAR - Rico McFarland: GUITAR
Carl Snyder: PIANO - Ike Anderson: BASS - Dino Alavarez: DRUMS
FROM JOHNSON’S WHACKS (D 644)
Original recording dates: 10/12/78 and 2/13/79, Sound Studios, Chicago
producer, Steve Tomashefsky
Record collector, record store owner, producer, Bob Koester left St.Louis in 1958 moved to Chicago and purchased Seymour's Jazz Mart to rename it Jazz Record Mart, making it Chicago's premier Jazz and Blues record store. After different locations in the city, Koester was in charge from 1958 to 2018. In the basement of Jazz Record Mart that same 1958 Koester founded Delmar Records, the most decisive label together with Chess Records in the history of blues music, to which joined Alligator Records in the 1970s. Delmar finally became Delmark and more than five hundred albums have been released under its production and among its many essentials the albums of Magic Sam, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, Mighty Joe Young, JB Hutto, Carey Bell and son Lurrie Bell have been iconic recordings for the Chicago blues in the sixties and seventies. Beyond the celebration that all blues fans around the world join in, the uninterrupted 70 years of Delmark Records highlights the vitality of this genre and the loyalty of untold numbers of blues music lovers. At present, Delmark Records albums continue to mark a line of homogeneity and avant-garde characteristics of the label throughout these years, offering its faithful public as much quality as warmth. Congrats guys!
Bob Koester (1932-2021)
FROM D E L M A R K U N I V E R S E
SIX STARS FROM JAZZ RELEASES
TWELVE STARS FROM BLUES RELEASES
25 YEARS AGO
"45 Years of Jazz & Blues" (1998)
20 YEARS AGO
"50 Years of Jazz
"50 Years of West
Side Chicago Blues" (2003)
"50 Years of Jazz"
14 YEARS AGO
"55 Years of Jazz"
"It Ain't Nice - 55 Years of Blues"
10 YEARS AGO
"60 Years of Blues"
"60 Years of Jazz"
D E L M A R K RECORDS : A NEW ERA
GREAT RELEASES FROM 2010 to 2023
Mike Wheeler Band
"Turn Up !!"
Quintus McCormick Blues Band
"Put It On Me"
Corey Dennison Band
"Night After Night !!"
"Gettin' Kinda Rough !"
"Lonesome Highway !!"
"Born & Rised"
Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dinasty
"Tribute To Carey Bell"
"Cab Driving Man"
"If It Ain't Broke
don't Fix It"
"No Border Blues"
"Six String Soul"
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
"Doin' What I'm
Supposed To Do"
WHERE WILL YOU BE THEN ?
A N D
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