Blue Thumb Records

Blue Thumb Records

Profil:
US label founded in 1968; mostly appears just as "Blue Thumb" or "Blue Thumb Records, Inc.".
Label Code: LC 1228 / LC 01228
Initially distributed by Liberty, the licensing & distribution moved in 1971 to Famous Music Corporation, a subsidiary of Gulf & Western Company who purchased the label in 1972 as Blue Thumb Records, Inc. In 1974, Gulf+Western sold its entire record operation, which included Dot Records and Paramount Records, to ABC Records. (A label history is in images). For its successive sister label, please see ABC Blue Thumb.

Blue Thumb Records was founded in mid-1968 by Buddah Records producer Bob Krasnow on the strength of a recording deal he struck with Don Van Vliet during recording sessions for the second album by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band. The album had begun life as It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper, a conceptual double album for release on Buddah Records. However, Krasnow's idea of an independent label effected new directions. Vliet had considered re-naming his band "Blue Thumb", but this became the name for the new label. The resultant recording Strictly Personal, produced and engineered by Krasnow, became the first release on Blue Thumb as BTS 1.

Krasnow, who begun his career at King Records (3), had previously effected a similar move with Vliet when he brought The Magic Band over from A&M Records [along with executives Tommy LiPuma & Don Graham] to the newly-formed Buddah label, created to gain distribution independence away from MGM for Kama Sutra. This had resulted in Krasnow co-producing the Safe As Milk album and striking a working relationship with the band. Strictly Personal on Blue Thumb was distributed by Liberty. The label's distribution, from BTS 20 through BTS 28, was by Capitol Records and starting with BTS 29 by ABC.

The label of Blue Thumb Records, Inc. was quite innovative, with a roster of artists rather 'left-field' or blues oriented, echoing the similar style of Frank Zappa's Straight and Bizarre Records labels. Krasnow also created the sub-label Banana Records (4) for National Lampoon recordings, using the Blue Thumb "BTS" numbering system. By 1974 the label was being distributed by ABC Records, who bought Krasnow out that year. Blue Thumb continued to be used as an imprint on some ABC releases (mainly for albums by The Crusaders and the Pointer Sisters) until late 1978 when MCA Records bought ABC Records and folded it and all of its affiliated labels a year later.
MCA revived Blue Thumb in 1995 as an imprint of GRP Records, Inc.. Following a series of label mergers and buyouts that eventually created the multi-national Universal Music Group, Blue Thumb and GRP became subsidiaries of the The Verve Music Group.
Blue Thumb was deactivated in 2005 and replaced with a relaunched Verve Forecast.
Mutterlabel:
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1755 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
USA

Earlier Address:
Blue Thumb Records, Inc
Famous Music Corporation
Gulf & Western Company
427 N. Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
USA
(Contact info now obsolete)
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Veröffentlichungen

Status Katalognummer  Image Künstler Titel ( Format) Label Katalognummer  Land Jahr Aktionen
-- Ike & Tina Turner - Super Stars Ike & Tina Turner Super Stars(CD, Comp) Universal -- Italy 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
1 C 006-92 011 Love - Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First Love Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First(7", Single, TP) Blue Thumb Records 1 C 006-92 011 Germany 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1 C 006-92 011 U Love - Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First Love Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 1 C 006-92 011 U Germany 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1C 006-92 061 Dave Mason - Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman / Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave Dave Mason Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman / Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 1C 006-92 061 Germany 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1 C 062-91 260 Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter(LP, Album) Harvest 1 C 062-91 260 Germany 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
1J006-91.511 M Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 1J006-91.511 M Spain 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1 J 006-91.772 M Dave Mason - Only You Know And I Know Dave Mason Only You Know And I Know (7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 1 J 006-91.772 M Spain 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1 J 06291443 Bossa Rio - Alegria! Bossa Rio Alegria!(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 1 J 06291443 Spain 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
1J 062-91.673 Dave Mason - Alone Together Dave Mason Alone Together(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 1J 062-91.673 Spain 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 006-91.511 M Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter / Bold Soul Sister Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter / Bold Soul Sister(7") Blue Thumb Records 2C 006-91.511 M France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 006-91628 Southwind - Boogie Woogie Country Girl Southwind Boogie Woogie Country Girl(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 2C 006-91628 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 006-91.772M Dave Mason - Only You Know And I Know Dave Mason Only You Know And I Know(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 2C 006-91.772M France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C006 92011 Love - Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First Love Keep On Shining / The Everlasting First(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 2C006 92011 France 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
2 C 006- 92075 M Donato* - The Frog / Bambu Donato* The Frog / Bambu (Single) 2 C 006- 92075 M France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 006-92320 M Ike & Tina Turner - You Don't Love Me (Yes I Know) / I Know Ike & Tina Turner You Don't Love Me (Yes I Know) / I Know(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 2C 006-92320 M France 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
2 C062-91 260 Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 2 C062-91 260 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2 C 062-91443 Bossa Rio - Alegria! Bossa Rio Alegria!(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 2 C 062-91443 France 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 062-91.668 Clifton Chenier - Clifton Chenier's Very Best Clifton Chenier Clifton Chenier's Very Best(LP, Comp) Blue Thumb Records 2C 062-91.668 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C06291673 Dave Mason - Alone Together Dave Mason Alone Together(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 2C06291673 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2 C062-92230 Buddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells - Buddy And The Juniors Buddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells Buddy Guy, Junior Mance & Junior Wells - Buddy And The Juniors(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 2 C062-92230 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
2C 062 - 92.288 Earl Hooker - Sweet Black Angel Earl Hooker Sweet Black Angel(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 2C 062 - 92.288 France 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
2C064 92049 Love - False Start Love False Start(LP, Album, Gat) Blue Thumb Records 2C064 92049 France 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
3C 006-91504 M Southwind - Boogie Woogie Country Girl / Honky Tonkin' Southwind Boogie Woogie Country Girl / Honky Tonkin'(7") Blue Thumb Records 3C 006-91504 M Italy 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
3C 006-91511 M Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter / Bold Soul Sister Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter / Bold Soul Sister(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 3C 006-91511 M Italy 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
3C 006-91772 M Dave Mason - Only You Know And I Know Dave Mason Only You Know And I Know(7") Blue Thumb Records 3C 006-91772 M Italy 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
3C 062 91260 Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter Ike & Tina Turner The Hunter(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Thumb Records 3C 062 91260 Italy 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
3C 062-91673 Dave Mason - Alone Together Dave Mason Alone Together(LP, Album, Tri) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 3C 062-91673 Italy Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3 C062-92049 Love - False Start Love False Start(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 3 C062-92049 Italy 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
4C 006-92309 Dave Mason - Waitin' On You Dave Mason Waitin' On You(7", Single) Stateside 4C 006-92309 Belgium 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-91 440 Dave Mason - World In Changes Dave Mason World In Changes(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-91 440 Netherlands 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-91772 Dave Mason - Only You Know And I Know Dave Mason Only You Know And I Know(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-91772 Netherlands 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-92011 Love - The Everlasting First Love The Everlasting First(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-92011 Netherlands 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-92061 Dave Mason - Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman Dave Mason Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-92061 Netherlands 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-92075 Donato* - The Frog / Bambu Donato* The Frog / Bambu(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-92075 Netherlands Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
5C 006-92 267 Dave Mason - Waitin' On You Dave Mason Waitin' On You(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 5C 006-92 267 Netherlands 1971 Diese Version verkaufen
6X087 The Crusaders - Those Southern Knights The Crusaders Those Southern Knights(Cass, Album) Blue Thumb Records 6X087 Portugal 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
12CPINE1 Courtney Pine Featuring Lynden David Hall - Lady Day (& John Coltrane) Courtney Pine Featuring Lynden David Hall Courtney Pine Featuring Lynden David Hall - Lady Day (& John Coltrane)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Universal Jazz, Blue Thumb Records 12CPINE1 UK 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
45.BT.3003 Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can Pointer Sisters Yes We Can Can (Single) 45.BT.3003 France 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 3021 Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - I Fought The Law And The Law Won / Bullfrog Holler Hoodoo Rhythm Devils I Fought The Law And The Law Won / Bullfrog Holler(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 3021 France 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
45.BT.3053 The Pointer Sisters* - Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst The Pointer Sisters* Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst (Single) 45.BT.3053 Jamaica 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 3073 The Pointer Sisters* - That's A Plenty / Surfeit U.S.A The Pointer Sisters* That's A Plenty / Surfeit U.S.A(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 3073 France 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 3078 Sylvester And The Hot Band - Down On Your Knees / Friendship Sylvester And The Hot Band Down On Your Knees / Friendship(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 3078 France 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
45.BT.3101 The Crusaders - Scratch / Way Back Home The Crusaders Scratch / Way Back Home(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45.BT.3101 France 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 4157 The Crusaders - Put It Where You Want It The Crusaders Put It Where You Want It (Single) 45. BT. 4157 France 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
45 BT.4159 Phil Upchurch - Darkness, Darkness Phil Upchurch Darkness, Darkness (Single) 45 BT.4159 France 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 4235 Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - Too Hot To Handle / Truer Than Me Hoodoo Rhythm Devils Too Hot To Handle / Truer Than Me(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 4235 France 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 4236 Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life / Lust Ben Sidran I Lead A Life / Lust(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 4236 France 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 4267 The Crusaders - Don't Let It Get You Down / Journey From Within The Crusaders Don't Let It Get You Down / Journey From Within(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 4267 France 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 4268 Donato* - Almas Irmas / Cade Jodel ? (The Beautiful One) Donato* Almas Irmas / Cade Jodel ? (The Beautiful One)(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 4268 France 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
45. BT. 12 017 The Pointer Sisters* - Steam Heat The Pointer Sisters* Steam Heat(7") Blue Thumb Records 45. BT. 12 017 France 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
45.BT.12177 Pointer Sisters - How Long (Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side) Pointer Sisters How Long (Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side)(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records, Vogue, Blue Thumb Records, Vogue 45.BT.12177 France 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
236 Ben Sidran - Space Cowboy * Think Twice Ben Sidran Space Cowboy * Think Twice(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 236 US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
244 Hugh Masekela - Languta / Rekpete Hugh Masekela Languta / Rekpete(7") Blue Thumb Records 244 US 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
575-7 Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn Tyrannosaurus Rex Unicorn(Cass, Album, Sna) Blue Thumb Records 575-7 US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
75-6 F The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Doctor Dunbar's Prescription(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Blue Thumb Records 75-6 F US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
875 5 Ike And Tina Turner* - Outta Season Ike And Tina Turner* Outta Season(8-Trk, Album) Blue Thumb Records 875 5 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
875-6 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Doctor Dunbar's Prescription(8-Trk, Album) Blue Thumb Records 875-6 US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
875-7 Tyrannosaurus Rex - Unicorn Tyrannosaurus Rex Unicorn(8-Trk, S/Sided, Album) Blue Thumb Records 875-7 US 1969 Diese Version verkaufen
01042-2 Courtney Pine - Back in the Day Courtney Pine Back in the Day(CDr) Blue Thumb Records 01042-2 Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
4867 Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos - All My Life - What Makes You Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos All My Life - What Makes You(CD, Single, Promo) Blue Thumb Records 4867 Europe 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
6022 H The Crusaders - Chain Reaction The Crusaders Chain Reaction(Cass, Album) GRT, Blue Thumb Records 6022 H US 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
6026 Z Pointer Sisters - The Best Of The Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters The Best Of The Pointer Sisters(2x8-Trk, Comp) GRT Of Canada Ltd., Blue Thumb Records 6026 Z Canada 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
7116 Love - The Everlasting First Love The Everlasting First (Single) 7116 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
7117 Dave Mason - Satin Red Velvet Woman Dave Mason Satin Red And Black Velvet Woman (Single) 7117 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
7118 Gabor Szabo - (They Long To Be) Close To You / Love Theme From Spartacus Gabor Szabo (They Long To Be) Close To You / Love Theme From Spartacus(7") Blue Thumb Records 7118 US 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
7119 Donato* - The Frog / Cadê Jodel? (The Beautiful One) Donato* The Frog / Cadê Jodel? (The Beautiful One) 7119 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
7121 Tyrannosaurus Rex - A Beard Of Stars Tyrannosaurus Rex A Beard Of Stars(LP, Album, Gat + 7", Single, Bon) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records 7121 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
7121 Tyrannosaurus Rex - Ride A White Swan / Summertime Blues Tyrannosaurus Rex Ride A White Swan / Summertime Blues (Single) 7121 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
7122 Dave Mason - Waitin' On You Dave Mason Waitin' On You (Single) 7122 US 1970 Diese Version verkaufen
11 695 AT Pointer Sisters - Having A Party / Lonely Gal Pointer Sisters Having A Party / Lonely Gal(7") Blue Thumb Records 11 695 AT Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
12 675 AT The Crusaders - Don't Let It Get You Down / Journey From Within The Crusaders Don't Let It Get You Down / Journey From Within(7") Blue Thumb Records 12 675 AT Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
12 988 AT The Pointer Sisters* - Yes We Can Can / Jada The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can Can / Jada(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 12 988 AT Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
13 020 AT Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - Suite 16 Hoodoo Rhythm Devils Suite 16(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 13 020 AT Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
13 183 AT The Pointer Sisters* - Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst The Pointer Sisters* Wang Dang Doodle / Cloudburst(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 13 183 AT Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
13 208 AT Butts Band - Pop-A-Top / Baja Bus Butts Band Pop-A-Top / Baja Bus(7") Blue Thumb Records 13 208 AT Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
13 283 AT The Pointer Sisters* - Steam Heat The Pointer Sisters* Steam Heat(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 13 283 AT Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
13 425 AT The Pointer Sisters* - Love In Them There Hills / Fairytale The Pointer Sisters* Love In Them There Hills / Fairytale(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 13 425 AT Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
13 945 AT Pointer Sisters - Live Your Life Before You Die / Shaky Flat Blues Pointer Sisters Live Your Life Before You Die / Shaky Flat Blues(7") Blue Thumb Records 13 945 AT Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
014 050-2 Metalwood - The Recline Metalwood The Recline(CD, Album) Blue Thumb Records 014 050-2 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
16 061 Paul Humphrey - Cochise Paul Humphrey Cochise(7", Single) Blue Thumb Records 16 061 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
16 274 AT Pointer Sisters - How Long (Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side) Pointer Sisters How Long (Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side)(7", Single, Promo) Blue Thumb Records 16 274 AT Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
16 640 AT Pointer Sisters - Going Down Slowly Pointer Sisters Going Down Slowly(7") Blue Thumb Records 16 640 AT Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
17 560 AT The Pointer Sisters* - You Gotta Believe The Pointer Sisters* You Gotta Believe(7") Blue Thumb Records 17 560 AT Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
25 007 ET Dave Mason - In Concert Dave Mason In Concert (Album) 25 007 ET Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
25 586 XAT Dave Mason - Pop Gold Dave Mason Pop Gold(LP, Comp, RE) Blue Thumb Records, ABC Records 25 586 XAT Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
25 592 XAT The Pointer Sisters* - Pop Gold The Pointer Sisters* Pop Gold(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Thumb Records 25 592 XAT Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
26211 XOT The Crusaders - Images The Crusaders Images(LP, Album) ABC Records, Blue Thumb Records 26211 XOT Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
27 139 ET Dave Mason - Alone Together Dave Mason Alone Together(LP, Album, RE) Blue Thumb Records, ABC Records 27 139 ET Netherlands 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
28306XBT Pointer Sisters - The Best Of The Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters The Best Of The Pointer Sisters(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Blue Thumb Records 28306XBT Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
28 329 XBT The Crusaders - The Best Of The Crusaders The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders(2xLP, Comp) ABC Records, Blue Thumb Records 28 329 XBT Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
28 981 XOT The Crusaders - Free As The Wind The Crusaders Free As The Wind (Album) 28 981 XOT Yugoslavia 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
33 313 8 Dave Mason Pop Gold(Cass, Comp, Club, RE, Dol) Blue Thumb Records, ABC Records 33 313 8 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
33 319 5 The Pointer Sisters* - Pop Gold The Pointer Sisters* Pop Gold(Cass, Album, Club, RE) ABC Records 33 319 5 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
34 443 2 Dave Mason - Pop Gold Dave Mason Pop Gold(LP, Comp, Club, RE) Blue Thumb Records, ABC Records 34 443 2 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
34 449 9 The Pointer Sisters* - Pop Gold The Pointer Sisters* Pop Gold(LP, Album, Club, RE) ABC Records 34 449 9 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
43 206 XT The Crusaders - Nite Crawler / River Rat / Free As The Wind The Crusaders Nite Crawler / River Rat / Free As The Wind(7", Promo, Fol) Blue Thumb Records 43 206 XT Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
56 514 QT The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders(Cass, Comp) ABC Records, Blue Thumb Records 56 514 QT Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
63 330 Various - Super Rock & Beat Festival Various Super Rock & Beat Festival(7xLP, Comp + Box, Comp, Club) Polydor, Philips, CBS Special Products, EMI Electrola, MCA Coral, Wea International, SR International 63 330 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
68.014 The Pointer Sisters* - Steppin' The Pointer Sisters* Steppin'(LP, Album) Blue Thumb Records 68.014 France 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
69027 Z The Crusaders - The Best Of The Crusaders The Crusaders The Best Of The Crusaders(Cass, Comp, Blu) GRT, Blue Thumb Records 69027 Z US 1976 Diese Version verkaufen