Blue Note

Blue Note

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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.
Label Code: LC 0133 / LC 00133

Blue Note is a label that is mostly known for it's releases in the jazz genre.

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 build 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.
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Contact Info:
The Blue Note Label Group
150 Fifth Ave. 6th Fl.
New York NY 10011
P: 212-786-8600
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0C 054-83 068 Art Pepper Omega Alpha(LP) Blue Note, Liberty 0C 054-83 068 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1 Meade "Lux" Lewis Melancholy / Solitude(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 1 US 1939 Sell This Version
1A 006-98677 Art Blakey Blues March / Moanin(7", Single, RE) Blue Note 1A 006-98677 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0578 7 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 Stanley Jordan Magic Touch(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064 24 0309 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0313 1 Kenny Burrell / Grover Washington, Jr. Kenny Burrell / Grover Washington, Jr. - Togethering(LP) Blue Note 1A 064-24 0313 1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24-0322-1 Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24-0322-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0582-1 Bobby McFerrin Spontaneous Inventions(LP, Album) Blue Note, Blue Note 1A 064-24 0582-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
0002 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(CD, Comp, RE, Dig) Blue Note, Universal Music Group 0002 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
2 Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Stomp / Boogie Woogie Blues(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 2 US 1939 Sell This Version
2C 068 61898 Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2C 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
2Germain 001 St Germain Rose Rouge(12", Promo) Blue Note 2Germain 001 2000 Sell This Version
2GERMAIN 003 St Germain Sure Thing(12", Promo) Blue Note 2GERMAIN 003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
2S 062 61900 Chick Corea Circulus Vol. 1(LP, Album) Blue Note 2S 062 61900 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 062 61901 Chick Corea Circulus Vol.2(LP, Album) Blue Note 2S 062 61901 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 068 61898 Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note 2S 068 61898 France Unknown Sell This Version
3 Port Of Harlem Jazz Men* Mighty Blues 3 US 1939 Sell This Version
4 Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis - Chicago In Mind / Two And Fews(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 4 US 1939 Sell This Version
4BN 81502 Miles Davis Volume 2(Cass, Comp, RM) Blue Note 4BN 81502 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81511 Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music Volume 2(Cass, Comp, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 81511 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81518 Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BN 81518 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81522 Art Blakey Quintet A Night At Birdland Volume 2(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 81522 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81531 Fats Navarro The Fabulous Fats Navarro Volume One(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 81531 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81533 Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin(Cass, Album, RM, Cob) Blue Note 4BN 81533 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81542 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins Volume One (Album) 4BN 81542 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 81558 Sonny Rollins Volume 2 4BN 81558 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN-81577 John Coltrane Blue Train(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN-81577 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84029 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Big Beat(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84029 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN-84057 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 84086 Grant Green Grantstand(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84086 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84112 Dexter Gordon Go!(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84112 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84115 Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84115 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84118 Donald Byrd Free Form(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84118 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84124 Donald Byrd A New Perspective(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84124 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84135 Freddie Hubbard Here To Stay(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84135 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84146 Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84146 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84152 Joe Henderson Our Thing(Cass, Album, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84152 US 1985 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 Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage(Cass, Album, RM, RE) Blue Note 4BN 84195 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84227 Joe Henderson Mode For Joe(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84227 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84243 Lee Morgan Delightfulee(Cass, RE, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84243 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84338 McCoy Tyner Expansions(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84338 US Unknown Sell This Version
4BN 84425 Hank Mobley Far Away Lands(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84425 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84426 Lee Morgan The Rajah(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84426 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84427 Jackie McLean Tippin' The Scales(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84427 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BN 84431 Hank Mobley Another Workout(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BN 84431 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BN 84432 Grant Green Born To Be Blue(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) Blue Note 4BN 84432 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85101 Stanley Jordan Magic Touch (Album) 4BT 85101 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85103 George Russell The African Game(Cass, Album, Promo) Blue Note 4BT 85103 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85104 Charles Lloyd Quartet* A Night In Copenhagen(Cass, Album, RM) Blue Note 4BT 85104 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85105 Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(Cass) Blue Note 4BT 85105 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85121 Freddie Hubbard / Woody Shaw Freddie Hubbard / Woody Shaw - Double Take(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT 85121 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85122 The Don Pullen - George Adams Quartet* Breakthrough(Cass, Album, RM, Cob) Blue Note 4BT 85122 US 1986 Sell This Version
4BT 85130 Stanley Jordan Standards Volume i(Cass, Comp) Blue Note 4BT 85130 US 1985 Sell This Version
4BT 85136 James Blood Ulmer America - Do You Remember The Love?(Cass, Album, Dol) Blue Note 4BT 85136 US 1987 Sell This Version
4BT-85140 Stanley Turrentine Wonderland Stanley Turrentine Plays The Music Of Stevie Wonder(Cass, Album) Blue Note 4BT-85140 US 1987 Sell This Version
4 C058-99226 Various Various Titles(LP, Comp) Blue Note 4 C058-99226 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4KM-44926 Greg Osby Mr. Gutterman(Cass, Single) Blue Note, Capitol Records 4KM-44926 US 1993 Sell This Version
4KM-44945 Us3 Featuring Rahsaan & Gerard Presencer Us3 Featuring Rahsaan & Gerard Presencer - Cantaloop(Cass, Maxi) Capitol Records, Blue Note 4KM-44945 US 1993 Sell This Version
5 Earl "Father" Hines* The Father's Getaway / Reminiscing At Blue Note(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 5 US 1939 Sell This Version
5C 006-91316 M Lou Donaldson Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)(7") Blue Note 5C 006-91316 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C 006-97960 Marlena Shaw It's Better Than Walkin' Out(7", Single) Blue Note 5C 006-97960 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 006-98677 Art Blakey Blues March / Moanin(7", Single, RE) Blue Note 5C 006-98677 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C028-60091 Miles Davis Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note 5C028-60091 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-60084 Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum Ensemble The African Beat(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-60084 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 038-60085 Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Emi-Bovema Holland 5C 038-60085 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038 60086 Anthony Williams Life Time(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038 60086 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5 C038-60087 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch (Album) 5 C038-60087 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
5C 038-60088 Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-60088 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-60089 The Incredible Jimmy Smith* Home Cookin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-60089 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 038-60091 Miles Davis Volume 1(LP, Comp, RM) Blue Note 5C 038-60091 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5 C038 60092 Miles Davis Volume 2(LP, Comp, RE, RM) Blue Note 5 C038 60092 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C038-60092 Miles Davis Volume 2(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Blue Note 5C038-60092 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038 60093 Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 2(LP, Album, RP) Blue Note 5C 038 60093 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5 C038 60094 John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, RE, Album) Blue Note 5 C038 60094 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 038-60105 Jimmy McGriff A Bag Full Of Soul(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-60105 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 038-60106 Charlie Mingus* Town Hall Concert(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-60106 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 038-98561S Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Emi-Bovema Holland 5C 038-98561S Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038 98562S Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell(LP, Album, RP) Blue Note 5C 038 98562S Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-98573S Donald Byrd Byrd In Flight(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-98573S Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038 .98574S Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Moanin'(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note 5C 038 .98574S Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-98575 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else(LP, Album) Blue Note 5C 038-98575 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-98576 Kenny Burrell Introducing Kenny Burrell (Album) 5C 038-98576 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C038.98577S Clifford Brown Memorial Album(LP, Album, Comp, RE) Blue Note 5C038.98577S Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 038-98598 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5C 038-98598 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 056-92655 Jimmy Smith Portrait Of Jimmy Smith(LP, Comp) Blue Note 5C 056-92655 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 062-97582 Alphonse Mouzon The Man Incognito(LP) Blue Note 5C 062-97582 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062-98817 Donald Byrd Caricatures(LP, Album) Blue Note 5C 062-98817 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
6 Sidney Bechet, The Port Of Harlem Seven Sidney Bechet, The Port Of Harlem Seven - Pounding Heart Blues /Summertime(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 6 US 1939 Sell This Version
7 The Port Of Harlem Seven, J.C. Higginbotham The Port Of Harlem Seven, J.C. Higginbotham - Blues For Tommy / Basin Street Blues(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 7 US 1939 Sell This Version
7PRO-9540 240649A Bill Evans (3) Gardiners Garden / The Path Of Least Resistance(7", Single, Promo) Blue Note 7PRO-9540 240649A US 1985 Sell This Version
8 Meade "Lux" Lewis The Blues, Part 1 / The Blues, Part 2(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 8 US 1939 Sell This Version
8E 07460094 John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, Album) Blue Note 8E 07460094 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
8E 074 60106 Charlie Mingus* Town Hall Concert(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 8E 074 60106 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
9 Meade "Lux" Lewis The Blues, Part 3 / The Blues, Part 4(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 9 US 1939 Sell This Version
10 Pete Johnson Barrelhouse Breakdown / Kansas City Farewell(Shellac, 12") Blue Note 10 US 1939 Sell This Version
11 Pete Johnson Blues Trio* Vine St. Bustle / Some Day Blues(Shellac, 12", Single) Blue Note 11 US 1939 Sell This Version
11C 07460086 Anthony Williams Life Time(LP, Album) Blue Note 11C 07460086 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
11C 074-60087 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch!(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 11C 074-60087 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
11C 074-60 091 Miles Davis Volume 1(LP, Comp, RE, RM) Blue Note 11C 074-60 091 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version

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June 14, 2005
edited over 11 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...