Blue Note

Blue Note

Profile:
Blue Note is a label that is mostly known for its releases in the jazz genre.

Label Code: LC 0133 / LC 00133

The label started in 1939 as the flagship label of Blue Note Records, a record company from New York. The label focused on jazz and built an important catalogue of traditional jazz and swing recordings through the 1940s. It's earliest releases are now acknowledged as classics. In the 1950s it was one of the earliest labels where bop musicians appeared on.

After the purchase by Liberty in 1965, more commercially-oriented music, including jazz-fusion, started appearing on the label. In 1975, then-owners United Artists Records launched a systematic reissue program of Blue Note's back catalog lasting until 1980. Around that same time, Blue Note became a label of EMI.

Beginning in 1982, Blue Note catalog reissues began appearing on Mosaic Records (2) (ironically owned by Michael Cuscuna, who oversaw the UA-era reissue program). The label was relaunched as part of Capitol Records subsidiary Manhattan Records in 1985 and began making new recordings, re-releasing key albums from its history and releasing previously unissued material.

In 1989, EMI discontinued Manhattan Records and Blue Note became the division under which all of Capitol-EMI's jazz activities were organized (two years later, Manhattan Records was revived for smooth jazz and pop-jazz releases).

A 2005 reorganization at both Capitol Records and parent company EMI put Blue Note along with sister labels Manhattan Records, Angel, Virgin Classics and Metro Blue under the Blue Note Label Group umbrella covering jazz, classical and adult pop recordings.

In 2012, Don Was succeeded Bruce Lundvall as Blue Note's president, and the label's owner, EMI, was purchased by the Universal Music Group.

Please note, many Blue Note issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Blue Note was part of the EMI Group.
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Contact Info:
The Blue Note Label Group
150 Fifth Ave., 6th Fl.
New York NY 10011
USA
P: (212) 786-8600

Historical Contact Info (all contact info now obsolete):
Labels:
~2000s: Blue Note Records Inc. • New York USA
~1990s: Blue Note Records • 304 Park Ave. S. • NYC
1983 to 2004 (Japan): Blue Note Records Inc. • New York USA
1982 to 1986 (France): Blue Note Records Inc. • 47 West 63rd • NYC
1977 to 1983 (Japan): Blue Note Records Inc. • 47 West 63rd • NYC
1975 to ~1979: • Blue Note Records • Manufactured By United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
1975 to ~1978: Blue Note Records—A Division Of United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
1973 to ~1975: Blue Note Records—A Division Of United Artists Records, Inc.
1971 to ~1975: Blue Note Records • A Division Of United Artists Records, Inc.
1966 to ~1970: Blue Note Records • A Division Of Liberty Records, Inc.
1962 to ~1966: Blue Note Records Inc • New York USA
1959 to ~1962: Blue Note Records Inc • 47 West 63rd • NYC
1958 to ~1959: Blue Note Records • 47 West 63rd • NYC
1957 to ~1958: Blue Note Records • 47 West 63rd • New York 23
Until ~1957: Blue Note Records 767 Lexington Ave NYC

Back Cover:
~1996: Blue Note Records, 1290 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10104
1968: Blue Note Records Inc., 1776 Broadway, New York 10019
1965 to 1966: Blue Note Records Inc., 43 West 61st St., New York, N. Y. 23
1960 to 1965: Blue Note Records Inc., 43 West 61st St., New York 23
1959: Blue Note Records Inc., 43 West 61st Street, New York 23, N. Y.
1957 to 1958: Blue Note Records 47 West 63rd. St. New York 23, New York
Until ~1956: Blue Note Records, 767 Lexington Ave., New York 21
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
/ Live  album cover Terence Blanchard, The E Collective Terence Blanchard, The E Collective - Live(7xFile, FLAC) Blue Note / USA & Europe 2018
0000 Blue Note The Collector's Edition  album cover Various Blue Note The Collector's Edition(25xCD, Album, Comp, Mono, Dlx, Ltd) Blue Note 0000 South Korea 2010 Sell This Version
0C 054-83 068 Omega Alpha  album cover Art Pepper Omega Alpha(LP) Blue Note, Liberty 0C 054-83 068 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1 Melancholy / Solitude  album cover Meade "Lux" Lewis Melancholy / Solitude 1 US 1939 Sell This Version
1A 006-98677 Blues March / Moanin  album cover Art Blakey Blues March / Moanin(7", Single, RE) Blue Note 1A 006-98677 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0578 7 The Lady In My Life / New Love  album cover Stanley Jordan The Lady In My Life / New Love(7", Single) Blue Note 1A 006-20 0578 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0309 1 Magic Touch  album cover Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) 1A 064 24 0309 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0313 1 Togethering  album cover Kenny Burrell / Grover Washington, Jr. Kenny Burrell / Grover Washington, Jr. - Togethering (Album) 1A 064-24 0313 1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0314 1 A Night In Copenhagen  album cover The Charles Lloyd Quartet A Night In Copenhagen(LP) Blue Note 1A 064-24 0314 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24-0322-1 Straight Ahead  album cover Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24-0322-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0331 1 The African Game  album cover George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra - The African Game(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24 0331 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0582-1 Spontaneous Inventions  album cover Bobby McFerrin Spontaneous Inventions (Album) 1A 064-24 0582-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0682 1 Stanley Jordan Standards Volume 1(LP, Album) Blue Note 1C 064-24 0682 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1CD-99965 Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring 2000  album cover Various Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring 2000(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-99965 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
1P08110 I Remember  album cover Dianne Reeves I Remember(LP, Album, RE, Clu) Blue Note 1P08110 US 1991 Sell This Version
1XPRO-79018 Stanley Jordan A Preview Of COrnucopia(Cass, Promo) Blue note 1XPRO-79018 US 1990 Sell This Version
0002 Birth Of The Cool  album cover Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Blue Note, Universal Music Group 0002 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
2 Boogie Woogie Stomp / Boogie Woogie Blues  album cover Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Stomp / Boogie Woogie Blues 2 US 1939 Sell This Version
2C 068 61898 Speak Like A Child  album cover Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2C 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
2Germain 001 Rose Rouge  album cover St Germain Rose Rouge(12", Promo) Blue Note 2Germain 001 2000 Sell This Version
2GERMAIN 003 Sure Thing  album cover St Germain Sure Thing(12", Promo) Blue Note 2GERMAIN 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
2S 062 61900 Circulus Vol. 1  album cover Chick Corea Circulus Vol. 1(LP, Album) Blue Note 2S 062 61900 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 062 61901 Circulus Vol.2  album cover Chick Corea Circulus Vol.2(LP, Album) Blue Note 2S 062 61901 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 068 61898 Speak Like A Child  album cover Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2S 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
3 Mighty Blues  album cover Port Of Harlem Jazz Men* Mighty Blues 3 US 1939 Sell This Version
4 Chicago In Mind / Two And Fews  album cover Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis - Chicago In Mind / Two And Fews 4 US 1939 Sell This Version
4B 85125 Go For Whatcha Know  album cover Jimmy Smith Go For Whatcha Know(Cass, Album, Dol) Blue Note 4B 85125 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BAB-1 85112 Nights At The Keystone  album cover Dexter Gordon Nights At The Keystone(2xCass, Album) Blue Note 4BAB-1 85112 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81501 Volume One  album cover Miles Davis Volume One(Cass, Comp, RE) Blue Note 4BN 81501 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81502 Volume 2  album cover Miles Davis Volume 2(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81502 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81508 At The Cafe Bohemia, Volume 2  album cover The Jazz Messengers* At The Cafe Bohemia, Volume 2(Cass, Album, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81508 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81511 Genius Of Modern Music Volume II  album cover Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume II(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81511 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81518 Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers  album cover Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81518 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81521 A Night At Birdland - Volume One  album cover Art Blakey Quintet A Night At Birdland - Volume One (Album) 4BN 81521 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81522 A Night At Birdland  album cover Art Blakey Quintet A Night At Birdland(Cass, Album, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 81522 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81531 The Fabulous Fats Navarro Volume One  album cover Fats Navarro The Fabulous Fats Navarro Volume One(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 81531 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81533 Introducing Johnny Griffin  album cover Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin(Cass, Album, RM, Cob) Blue Note 4BN 81533 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81542 Sonny Rollins Volume One  album cover Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins Volume One (Album) 4BN 81542 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81558 Volume 2  album cover Sonny Rollins Volume 2 (Album) 4BN 81558 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN-81577 Blue Train  album cover John Coltrane Blue Train (Album) 4BN-81577 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81593 Blues Walk  album cover Lou Donaldson Blues Walk (Album) 4BN 81593 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84011 The Sermon!  album cover Jimmy Smith The Sermon!(Cass, Album, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 84011 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84029 The Big Beat  album cover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* The Big Beat (Album) 4BN 84029 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84051 Jackie's Bag  album cover Jackie McLean Jackie's Bag(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84051 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN-84057 Blue Hour  album cover Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds - Blue Hour(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Blue Note 4BN-84057 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84060 Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1  album cover Donald Byrd Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1(Cass, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84060 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84073 Hub Cap  album cover Freddie Hubbard Hub Cap(Cass, Whi) Blue Note 4BN 84073 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84077 Doin' Alright  album cover Dexter Gordon Doin' Alright(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84077 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84086 Grantstand  album cover Grant Green Grantstand(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84086 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84108 The Natural Soul  album cover Lou Donaldson The Natural Soul(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84108 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84109 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off (Album) 4BN 84109 Turkey 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84112 Go!  album cover Dexter Gordon Go!(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84112 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84115 Hub-Tones  album cover Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84115 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84118 Free Form  album cover Donald Byrd Free Form(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84118 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84124 A New Perspective  album cover Donald Byrd A New Perspective(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84124 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84135 Here To Stay  album cover Freddie Hubbard Here To Stay(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84135 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84146 Our Man In Paris  album cover Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84146 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84152 Our Thing  album cover Joe Henderson Our Thing(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84152 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84157 The Sidewinder  album cover Lee Morgan The Sidewinder(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84157 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84163 Out To Lunch!  album cover Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch!(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BN 84163 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84169 Search For The New Land  album cover Lee Morgan Search For The New Land(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84169 US 1987 Sell This Version
4BN 84178 The Thing To Do  album cover Blue Mitchell The Thing To Do(Cass, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84178 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84182 Juju  album cover Wayne Shorter Juju(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84182 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84191 Wahoo  album cover Duke Pearson Wahoo(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84191 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84193 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Indestructible(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84193 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84195 Maiden Voyage  album cover Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage (Album) 4BN 84195 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84201 Joyride  album cover Stanley Turrentine Joyride(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Blue Note 4BN 84201 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84212 The Gigolo  album cover Lee Morgan The Gigolo(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84212 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84227 Mode For Joe  album cover Joe Henderson Mode For Joe(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84227 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84243 Delightfulee Morgan  album cover Lee Morgan Delightfulee Morgan(Cass, RE, RM, XDR) Blue Note 4BN 84243 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84261 Sam Rivers Dimensions & Extensions(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BN 84261 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84275 Tender Moments  album cover McCoy Tyner Tender Moments(Cass, Album, RE, RM, Whi) Blue Note 4BN 84275 US Unknown Sell This Version
4BN 84279 Speak Like A Child  album cover Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84279 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84291 Total Eclipse  album cover Bobby Hutcherson Total Eclipse(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84291 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84307 McCoy Tyner Time For Tyner(Cass, Album, RE, RM, Dol) Blue Note 4BN 84307 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84338 Expansions  album cover McCoy Tyner Expansions(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84338 US Unknown Sell This Version
4 BN 84353 The Song Of Singing  album cover Chick Corea The Song Of Singing(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Blue Note, Blue Note 4 BN 84353 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84424 Z.T.'s Blues  album cover Stanley Turrentine Z.T.'s Blues (Album) 4BN 84424 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84425 Far Away Lands  album cover Hank Mobley Far Away Lands(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84425 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84426 The Rajah  album cover Lee Morgan The Rajah(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84426 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84427 Tippin' The Scales  album cover Jackie McLean Tippin' The Scales(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84427 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84428 Alternate Takes  album cover Clifford Brown Alternate Takes(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BN 84428 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84431 Another Workout  album cover Hank Mobley Another Workout(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84431 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84432 Born To Be Blue  album cover Grant Green Born To Be Blue(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Blue Note 4BN 84432 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4BN2 84429 The Best Of Blue Note  album cover Various The Best Of Blue Note(Cass, Comp) Blue Note 4BN2 84429 US 1984 Sell This Version
4BN 581510 Genius Of Modern Music - Volume One  album cover Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music - Volume One(Cass, Comp, RM) Blue Note 4BN 581510 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BQC 85127 Blue Note 86, A New Generation Of Jazz  album cover Various Blue Note 86, A New Generation Of Jazz(Cass, Comp) Blue Note 4BQC 85127 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4BT 85101 Magic Touch  album cover Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) 4BT 85101 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85103 The African Game  album cover George Russell The African Game (Album) 4BT 85103 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85104 A Night In Copenhagen  album cover Charles Lloyd Quartet* A Night In Copenhagen(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BT 85104 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85105 Straight Ahead  album cover Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(Cass) Blue Note 4BT 85105 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85106 Togethering  album cover Kenny Burrell, Grover Washington, Jr. Kenny Burrell, Grover Washington, Jr. - Togethering(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85106 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85109 The African Flower - The Music Of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn  album cover James Newton (2) The African Flower - The Music Of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85109 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT-85110 Bobby McFerrin Spontaneous Inventions(Cass, Album, Promo) Blue Note 4BT-85110 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BT 85111 The Alternative Man  album cover Bill Evans (3) The Alternative Man(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85111 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85113 One Night With Blue Note Volume 1  album cover Various One Night With Blue Note Volume 1(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85113 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85114 One Night With Blue Note Volume 2  album cover Various One Night With Blue Note Volume 2(Cass, Album, Promo) Blue Note 4BT 85114 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85116 One Night With Blue Note Volume 4  album cover Various One Night With Blue Note Volume 4(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85116 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85119 Foreign Intrigue  album cover Tony Williams* Foreign Intrigue(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85119 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BT 85121 Double Take  album cover Freddie Hubbard / Woody Shaw Freddie Hubbard / Woody Shaw - Double Take(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85121 US 1985 Sell This Version

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eltelmoore

eltelmoore

October 9, 2016
Is there a cd catalogue from when CDs first came out I think 1983 from blue note
BethesdaMD

BethesdaMD

October 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Start of the BLP Releases:

https://www.discogs.com/label/281-Blue-Note?genre=All&limit=50&page=72

6 more words to enter thankfully
hal8999_

hal8999_

June 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A note about blue note records catalog numbers: If you're seeking the rarest LP releases, you can usually tell the age of a release either by its catalog number or the address listed for the label. The _really_ old ones (and hence the most valuable) will show the street address as 167 Lexington Avenue. The label later moved to 47 West 63rd Street. The last releases with addresses will show an address on 61st street. Eventually the address will be omitted entirely.

For the catalog numbers, 90% of the time original releases will have a 4-digit numeric part, eg BST 1543 or BLP 1401 (BST being used for stereo, as this technology became available) whereas repressings generally will have an 8 appended to them, eg: BLP 81401 and BST 81543. The collector will look for early addresses or releases lacking the 8 for valuable releases...