Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Black Jazz Records Discography !!

Co-founded in 1971 by Gene Russell (pianist) along with Dick Schoryl.
Russell founded the label as an alternative to traditional jazz, invoking a
more political and spiritual tone often with funk overtones. Black Jazz
released various types of music including funk, free jazz, and soul jazz.
According to a 1974 Billboard Magazine, one of the label's more successful
artists, Doug Carn, sold more records than Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis.
The label existed for six years during its first run, and ended following the
death of Russell. In the early 1990s the label and its catalog were purchased
by James Hardge. While only one new album by Doug Carn was
released, the entire catalog was reissued on CD. -from

Gene Russell - New Direction 1971
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys 1971
Doug Carn - Infant Eyes 1971
Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain 1971
Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq 1971
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse 1971
Henry Franklin - The Skipper 1972
Doug Carn - Spirit Of The New Land 1972
The Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel 1972
Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady 1973
Rudolph Johnson - The Second Coming 1973
Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage 1973
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Keeper Of My Soul 1973
Doug Carn - Revelation 1973
The Awakening - Mirage 1973
Doug Carn - Adam's Apple 1974
Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home 1974
Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! 1974
Roland Haynes - The Second Wave 1975
Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton 1975


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  2. Definitely going to check this out.

  3. Because of the file size, I will be deleting this soon to clear up space.


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    1. You're very welcome! This label contains absolute "must haves" for anyone interested in Soul Jazz. It's killer material

  5. Hello ED! Dude! Any Chance of a RE-UP Please Dude! Thank You!

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  7. Oh no, looks like I missed this. I love this label and there are a few I'd like to get. When I was a kid, there albums were in the cut out bin @ $2 a pop. Those were the days....

  8. Sweet!!!! I'll snag 'em tonight. Thx.

  9. doctorsientetebienApril 24, 2017 at 7:03 AM

    Oh no! I did not make the time to take advantage of any of the uploads of this great material. Is there any chance I'll bring it up again? Thanks in advance.

  10. so grateful to have stumbled onto your site. thank you for what you do.

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    1. Came here looking for the Doug Carn Revelation album... Many thanks for all of your shares!

  12. Any possibility of a re-up? Many thanks!