The Blue Note Label: A Discography, 2nd Edition

The Blue Note Label: A Discography, 2nd Edition


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The Blue Note label is one of the most widely known and respected producers of jazz music in the world. This reference book, by noted discographer Michel Ruppli and Blue Note producer Michael Cuscuna, expands upon the previous edition and includes comprehensive documentation of personnel, recording locations and dates, and master and issue numbers for every recording made or issued by the label from its inception through the present day.

An introduction provides a synopsis of the label's genesis, history, and output. Nine sections detail each stage in the label's history, from the sessions produced by the label's founders, through Blue Note's adoption by the Liberty Label and then by the EMI conglomerate, to its 1985 revival as its own entity, the jazz label of record in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313318269
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2001
Series: Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference , #88
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 936
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.94(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL CUSCUNA is the co-author, with Michel Ruppli, of the first edition of The Blue Note Label, and the producer of all Blue Note records released in the United States.

MICHEL RUPPLI is the author of numerous discographies, including The Decca Labels (Greenwood, 1996) and The MGM Labels (Greenwood, 1998).

Table of Contents


The Blue Note Story

The Original Blue Note Sessions (1939-1967)

THe Liberty/United Artists Era (1967-1979)

THe EMI Era (1985-1999)

Purchased Sessions

Reissues from EMI labels

Leased Sessions

Single Numerical Listings

Album Numerical Listings

Compact Disc Numerical Listings

Index of Artists


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