Black Lion Records

Black Lion Records

Profile:
UK label, basically the same label as Black Lion, just the logo differs slightly in the wording. Sometimes both versions can be found, one on the cover, the other on the label.
Label Code: LC 2940 / LC 02940
The label was introduced by Alan Bates in 1968, so please don't confuse earlier P&C marks with release dates. If not sure, the date should stay vacant. Instead to provide incorrect dates, please denote the distributor and other identifiers that could help to find a reasonable date by times.
The UK headquarter was in London. For some time the label was distributed by Polydor.

Releases with cat# BLP 12xxx are mostly British Dixieland and traditional jazz
Releases with cat# BLP 30xxx are mostly US swing, bop and hard-bop

The earliest Black Lion Records have distinct pink/yellow center labels and are marketed by Transatlantic Records Ltd.

Starting somewhere during 1972 Black Lion Records were released and distributed In Germany by Intercord (see Billboard 4 June 1972, page 52).
Since at least 1987 the German distributor is Deutsche Austrophon GmbH & Co. KG.

Starting November 1973, Black Lion Records was exclusively distributed in North America by Audiofidelity Enterprises, Inc. (see Billboard 15 Sept. 1973 and 10 Nov. 1973).
These US releases cannot, therefore, predate 1973. US catalog numbers start with prefix BL, followed by three digits.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Black Lion Records
Alan Bates
5 St. Peter's Villas
London W6
England
[l139936]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
32JDB-209 Basin Street Blues  album cover Louis Armstrong's All Stars* Basin Street Blues(CD, Album, Mono) Black Lion Records 32JDB-209 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32JDB-216 Pictures Of Infinity  album cover Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Pictures Of Infinity(CD, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 32JDB-216 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32JDB-221 Sonny Stitt Autumn In New York(CD, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 32JDB-221 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
4255 The Man I Love   album cover Thelonious Monk The Man I Love (LP, Album) Black Lion Records 4255 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
4259 Charles Tolliver And His All Stars  album cover Charles Tolliver And His All Stars Charles Tolliver And His All Stars(LP, Album) Discophon, Black Lion Records 4259 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
4273 Chris Barber In Berlin 2  album cover Chris Barber Chris Barber In Berlin 2(LP) Black Lion Records 4273 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
4288 Flexible Flyer  album cover Roswell Rudd Flexible Flyer(LP, Album) Discophon, Freedom, Black Lion Records 4288 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
4291 Silent Tongues  album cover Cecil Taylor Silent Tongues(LP, Album) Arista, Freedom, Black Lion Records 4291 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
7620-2 Lions Abroad, Vol. 1: Tenor Titans  album cover Various Lions Abroad, Vol. 1: Tenor Titans(2xCD, Comp) Black Lion Records 7620-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
27 717-8 Barrelhouse And Blues  album cover Sammy Price Barrelhouse And Blues(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 27 717-8 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
27 723-6 Live In Berlin  album cover The Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band Live In Berlin(2xLP, Club) Black Lion Records 27 723-6 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
27 764-0 Dixieland-Party  album cover Alex Welsh & His Band Dixieland-Party(LP, Album, Club) Black Lion Records, Intercord 27 764-0 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
27 795-4 The Best Of Dixieland Jubilee  album cover Chris Barber's Jazzband*, The Dutch Swing College Band, Old Merrytale Jazzband*, Alex Welsh & His Band, Max Collie's Rhythm Aces* Chris Barber's Jazzband*, The Dutch Swing College Band, Old Merrytale Jazzband*, Alex Welsh & His Band, Max Collie's Rhythm Aces* - The Best Of Dixieland Jubilee(3xLP, Comp, Club + Box) Intercord, Black Lion Records, Intercord, Black Lion Records 27 795-4 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
27 829-1 The Best Of Dixieland Jubilee Vol 2  album cover Various The Best Of Dixieland Jubilee Vol 2(3xLP, Comp, Club + Box) Intercord, Black Lion Records, Bertelsmann Club 27 829-1 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
27 902-6 Jazz-Time  album cover Various Jazz-Time(3xLP, Comp, Club) Intercord, Black Lion Records 27 902-6 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
28 402-6 Chicago  album cover Bud Freeman Chicago(LP) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 402-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 475-2 The Entertainer  album cover Duncan Swift The Entertainer(LP) Black Lion Records 28 475-2 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
30.161 Blue Soul  album cover Barney Kessel Blue Soul(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records 30.161 France 1975 Sell This Version
51009 Aint It The Truth!  album cover Count Basie Aint It The Truth!(LP) Black Lion Records 51009 UK 1981 Sell This Version
65.101 The Dream  album cover Dollar Brand The Dream(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 65.101 France 1980 Sell This Version
65 102 Gone, Gone, Gone!  album cover Philly Joe Jones* Gone, Gone, Gone!(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 65 102 France Unknown Sell This Version
65104 Brilliant Circles  album cover Stannley Cowell* Brilliant Circles(LP, Album, RP) Black Lion Records 65104 France 1983 Sell This Version
65105 Paul Gonsalves  album cover Earl Hines Paul Gonsalves(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 65105 France 1974 Sell This Version
65106 Jay McShann  album cover Jay McShann Jay McShann(LP) Black Lion Records 65106 France 1975 Sell This Version
65107 Ain't It The Truth  album cover Count Basie Ain't It The Truth(LP) Black Lion Records 65107 France 1983 Sell This Version
65.111 Bobby Few  album cover Bobby Few Bobby Few(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records 65.111 France 1983 Sell This Version
65.114 Dexter Gordon The Montmartre Collection Vol. 1(LP, Album, RE, TP) SNA 65.114 France Unknown Sell This Version
65.115 Pictures Of Infinity  album cover Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Pictures Of Infinity(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Carrere 65.115 France Unknown Sell This Version
65.116 Anatomy of a Jam Session  album cover Nat King Cole Anatomy of a Jam Session(LP, Comp) Black Lion Records 65.116 France Unknown Sell This Version
65117 Atmosphere For Lovers And Thieves  album cover Ben Webster Atmosphere For Lovers And Thieves(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65117 France Unknown Sell This Version
65.118 Tea For Two  album cover Earl Hines Tea For Two(LP, Album, RP) Black Lion Records 65.118 France Unknown Sell This Version
65.120 Teddy Wilson Stomping At The Savoy(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65.120 France Unknown Sell This Version
65.121 Something In Blue  album cover Thelonious Monk Something In Blue(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65.121 France Unknown Sell This Version
65122 The Invisible Cage  album cover Bud Powell The Invisible Cage(LP, Album, RE, RM) Black Lion Records 65122 France Unknown Sell This Version
65123 Pork And Beans  album cover Willie "The Lion" Smith Pork And Beans(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65123 France Unknown Sell This Version
65124 The Genius  album cover Art Tatum The Genius(LP, Comp, RE) Black Lion Records, Carrere 65124 France Unknown Sell This Version
65125 Hawk In Germany  album cover Coleman Hawkins & Bud Powell Coleman Hawkins & Bud Powell - Hawk In Germany(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65125 France Unknown Sell This Version
65199 Doing Time  album cover Clarke-Boland Big Band Doing Time(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65199 France Unknown Sell This Version
65 601 Albert Ayler  album cover Albert Ayler Albert Ayler(2xLP, Comp) Carrere 65 601 France 1983 Sell This Version
65.602 Bud Powell  album cover Bud Powell Bud Powell(2xLP) Black Lion Records 65.602 France 1973 Sell This Version
65 605 The Great Paris Concert  album cover Cecil Taylor The Great Paris Concert(2xLP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 65 605 France 1983 Sell This Version
65606 I Remember Django  album cover Stephane Grappelli*, Barney Kessel Stephane Grappelli*, Barney Kessel - I Remember Django(2xLP) Black Lion Records 65606 France 1971 Sell This Version
65.607 Howard McGhee / Sonny Stitt  album cover Howard McGhee / Sonny Stitt Howard McGhee / Sonny Stitt - Howard McGhee / Sonny Stitt(2xLP, Comp) Black Lion Records 65.607 France 1983 Sell This Version
65 609 Oscar Pettiford  album cover Oscar Pettiford Oscar Pettiford(2xLP, Comp, RE) Black Lion Records, Carrere 65 609 France 1983 Sell This Version
65610 I Mean You  album cover Thelonious Monk I Mean You(2xLP, Comp) Black Lion Records 65610 France 1983 Sell This Version
127.005 Genius At Work!  album cover Illinois Jacquet Genius At Work!(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 127.005 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
127.012 The Invisible Cage  album cover Bud Powell The Invisible Cage(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records, Intercord, Intercord 127.012 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
127.014 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You  album cover Alex Welsh & His Band If I Had A Talking Picture Of You(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord Ton GmbH 127.014 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
127.019 Bill Coleman (2) / Ben Webster Bill Coleman (2) / Ben Webster - Swingin' In London(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 127.019 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
127.020 Alex Welsh Featuring George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton, Bruce Turner Alex Welsh Featuring George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton, Bruce Turner - An Evening With Alex Welsh And His Friends(LP) Black Lion Records 127.020 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
127.025 Mainstream At Montreux  album cover Bill Coleman (2) & Guy Lafitte Bill Coleman (2) & Guy Lafitte - Mainstream At Montreux(LP, Album) Intercord, Black Lion Records 127.025 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
147.001 Louis Jordan & Chris Barber  album cover Louis Jordan, Chris Barber Louis Jordan, Chris Barber - Louis Jordan & Chris Barber(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 147.001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
162 006 Runnin' Wild  album cover Teddy Wilson Runnin' Wild(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord Ton GmbH 162 006 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
162 008 Saturday Night At The Montmartre  album cover Ben Webster Saturday Night At The Montmartre(LP) Black Lion Records 162 008 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
162.009 Humphrey Lyttelton South Bank Swing Session: Recorded In Concert At The Queen Elizabeth Hall London(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord Ton GmbH 162.009 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
162.018 West Side Story  album cover Earl Hines West Side Story(LP) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records 162.018 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
162.021 Benny Goodman Classics  album cover Dave Shepherd Benny Goodman Classics(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 162.021 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
162.023 Serenade In Blue  album cover The Alex Welsh Band* Serenade In Blue(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 162.023 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
162.024 Take It From The Top- A Dedication To Duke Ellington  album cover Humphrey Lyttelton Take It From The Top- A Dedication To Duke Ellington(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord Ton GmbH 162.024 UK 1975 Sell This Version
162.025 November Girl  album cover Carmen McRae / The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band* Carmen McRae / The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band* - November Girl(LP, RP) Black Lion Records, Intercord 162.025 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
180.030 Anatomy Of A Jam Session  album cover Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich & Charlie Shavers Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich & Charlie Shavers - Anatomy Of A Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Black Lion Records 180.030 France & Benelux 1971 Sell This Version
180 059 The Genius  album cover Art Tatum The Genius(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 180 059 France Unknown Sell This Version
182 300 The Complete Braxton  album cover Anthony Braxton The Complete Braxton(2xLP, Album) Freedom, Spiegelei 182 300 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
22 458-8 U Ain't Nobody's Business  album cover Jimmy Witherspoon Ain't Nobody's Business(LP, Comp, Mono) Black Lion Records 22 458-8 U Germany 1973 Sell This Version
25 112-4 B Ice Cream  album cover Chris Barber Ice Cream(LP, Mono) Black Lion Records 25 112-4 B Germany Unknown Sell This Version
25 113-2 B Rock Me Baby  album cover Alexis Korner, Memphis Slim Alexis Korner, Memphis Slim - Rock Me Baby(LP, RE) Black Lion Records 25 113-2 B Germany Unknown Sell This Version
26 300 4 U Blue Soul  album cover Barney Kessel Blue Soul(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 26 300 4 U Germany 1975 Sell This Version
26 306-1 Z/1-2 Jazz At Black Lion  album cover Various Jazz At Black Lion(2xLP, Comp) Black Lion Records, Intercord 26 306-1 Z/1-2 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
26 310-3 U On The Sunny Side Of The Street  album cover Helen Humes On The Sunny Side Of The Street(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 26 310-3 U Germany 1975 Sell This Version
26311-1U Jamming The Blues  album cover Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Jamming The Blues(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records 26311-1U Germany 1975 Sell This Version
278.091 B Tutankamun  album cover Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Tutankamun(LP, Album, RP) Freedom 278.091 B France Unknown Sell This Version
278.110 Just One Of Those Things!  album cover Stephane Grappelli* Just One Of Those Things!(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 278.110 France 1974 Sell This Version
28 400-0 MB Duke Ellington Classics  album cover Humphrey Lyttelton And His Jazzmen Duke Ellington Classics(LP) Black Lion Records 28 400-0 MB Germany 1975 Sell This Version
28 401-8 MB Stomping At The Savoy  album cover Teddy Wilson Stomping At The Savoy(LP, Album) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 401-8 MB Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 405-9 U Hear Me Talkin'  album cover Ruby Braff Hear Me Talkin'(LP) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 405-9 U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 406-7 U Genius At Work!  album cover Illinois Jacquet Genius At Work!(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 406-7 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 407-5U I Remember Django  album cover Stéphane Grappelli / Barney Kessel Stéphane Grappelli / Barney Kessel - I Remember Django(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 28 407-5U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 408-3 U Trailways Express  album cover Philly Joe Jones* Trailways Express(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 408-3 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 409-1 U Spanish Steps  album cover Hampton Hawes Spanish Steps(LP) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 409-1 U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 410-9 U Charles Tolliver And His All Stars  album cover Charles Tolliver And His All Stars Charles Tolliver And His All Stars (Album) 28 410-9 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 411-7U Tea For Two  album cover Earl Hines Tea For Two(LP) Black Lion Records, Intercord Ton GmbH 28 411-7U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 413-3 U Atmosphere For Lovers And Thieves  album cover Ben Webster Atmosphere For Lovers And Thieves(LP, Album, RE) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 413-3 U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 414-1 U Anatomy Of A Jam Session  album cover Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich & Charlie Shavers Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich & Charlie Shavers - Anatomy Of A Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 414-1 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 415-8 U The Montmartre Collection Vol. 1  album cover Dexter Gordon The Montmartre Collection Vol. 1(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 28 415-8 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 416-6 U At Her Majesty's Pleasure....  album cover Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band, The* At Her Majesty's Pleasure....(LP, Album) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 416-6 U Germany 1971 Sell This Version
28 417-4 MB Bud Powell The Invisible Cage(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 417-4 MB Germany 1976 Sell This Version
28 418-2 MB Rock Me Baby!  album cover Memphis Slim, Alexis Korner Memphis Slim, Alexis Korner - Rock Me Baby! (Album) 28 418-2 MB Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 420-8 U If I Had A Talking Picture Of You  album cover Alex Welsh & His Band If I Had A Talking Picture Of You(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 420-8 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 421-4 U Pictures Of Infinity  album cover Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Pictures Of Infinity (Album) 28 421-4 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 430-7 Z/1-2 Live In Berlin  album cover The Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band Live In Berlin 28 430-7 Z/1-2 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
28 433-1 Z Live At The Loosdrecht Jazz Festival  album cover Charles Tolliver 's Music Inc.* Charles Tolliver 's Music Inc.* - Live At The Loosdrecht Jazz Festival(2xLP, Album) Intercord, Black Lion Records 28 433-1 Z Germany 1974 Sell This Version
28 434-9 U You Leave Me Breathless  album cover Johnny Griffin You Leave Me Breathless(LP, Album) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 434-9 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 435-6 U Moonglow  album cover Teddy Wilson Moonglow(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Intercord, Intercord 28 435-6 U Germany 1976 Sell This Version
28 436-4 U Barrelhouse And Blues  album cover Sammy Price Barrelhouse And Blues(LP, Album) Black Lion Records 28 436-4 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 438-0 U Anthropology  album cover Don Byas Anthropology(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, Intercord 28 438-0 U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 439-8 U Hawk In Germany  album cover Coleman Hawkins & Bud Powell Coleman Hawkins & Bud Powell - Hawk In Germany (Album) 28 439-8 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 440-6U The Genius  album cover Art Tatum The Genius(LP, Album, Mono) Black Lion Records 28 440-6U Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 441-4 U Swingin' In London  album cover Bill Coleman (2) / Ben Webster Bill Coleman (2) / Ben Webster - Swingin' In London (Album) 28 441-4 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 443-0 U An Evening With Alex Welsh And His Friends  album cover Alex Welsh Featuring George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton, Bruce Turner Alex Welsh Featuring George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton, Bruce Turner - An Evening With Alex Welsh And His Friends(LP) Intercord 28 443-0 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 445-5 U Duke's In Bed!  album cover Ben Webster Duke's In Bed!(LP, Album, RE) Intercord 28 445-5 U Germany Unknown Sell This Version