Riverside Records

Riverside Records

Profile:
US label which appears as "Riverside" only on most of the releases.
Label Code: LC 0325 / LC 00325
Launched on a shoestring budget in 1953 by traditional jazz enthusiasts Bill Grauer and Orrin Keepnews in order to reissue classic jazz and blues recordings from the 1920s by King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson and others. Riverside Records turned out to be one of the premier purveyors of modern jazz. With Keepnews producing the sessions (and writing the liner notes), Riverside soon brought such giants as Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery to the forefront of American music.

The New York-based company, which also recorded albums by Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, Art Blakey, Mongo Santamaria, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Heath, Johnny Griffin, Charlie Byrd, and the Staple Singers among many others folded in 1964, a year after Grauer's death.

ABC Records leased the catalog from Keepnews, who retained the rights to the Riverside name and master tapes, reissued Riverside recordings sporadically from 1965 until 1971.

It also distributed Wonderland Records (7), a children's music label created by Grauer, until selling it in 1962 to A.A. Records.

The Riverside catalog (including the JAZZLAND subsidiary and much of the Battle (2) catalog, which Riverside distributed prior to 1964) was acquired by Fantasy, Inc. in 1972.

It has been part of the Concord Music Group, Inc. since 2004 and distributed by Universal Music since early 2006.
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Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Concord Music Group, Inc.
23307 Commerce Park Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44122
U.S.A.

E-Mail: customerservice@concordmusicgroup.com
Sites:
[l34094]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3RBCD- 005-2 Various History Of Classic Jazz(3xCD, Comp + Box, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 3RBCD- 005-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3RBCD 00502 History Of Classic Jazz  album cover Various History Of Classic Jazz(3xCD, Comp + Box, RE) Riverside Records 3RBCD 00502 US 1994 Sell This Version
3RCD 1961-2 The Complete Live At The Village Vanguard 1961  album cover Bill Evans The Complete Live At The Village Vanguard 1961 3RCD 1961-2 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
3RCD-4443-2 The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961  album cover Bill Evans The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961(3xCD, Comp + Box, RE) Riverside Records 3RCD-4443-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
4RCD-4422-2 The Riverside Records Story  album cover Various The Riverside Records Story(4xCD, Comp) Riverside Records 4RCD-4422-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
5RCD-4427-2 The Freelance Years: The Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings  album cover Sonny Rollins The Freelance Years: The Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings(5xCD, Comp + Box, Comp) Riverside Records 5RCD-4427-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
9S-7 The Soul Of Jazz Piano  album cover Various The Soul Of Jazz Piano(LP, Smplr) Riverside Records 9S-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
9S-8 The Soul Of Jazz Percussion  album cover Various The Soul Of Jazz Percussion(LP, Smplr) Riverside Records 9S-8 US 1962 Sell This Version
9S-9 Various How To Be Very Very Popular(LP, Album, Comp) Riverside Records 9S-9 US Unknown Sell This Version
12RCD 018-2 The Complete Riverside Recordings  album cover Bill Evans The Complete Riverside Recordings(12xCD, Comp + Box, CD ) Riverside Records 12RCD 018-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
12RCD-4408-2 The Complete Riverside Recordings  album cover Wes Montgomery The Complete Riverside Recordings (Comp) 12RCD-4408-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
15RCD 022-2 The Complete Riverside Recordings  album cover Thelonious Monk The Complete Riverside Recordings(15xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 15RCD 022-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
002 0CR 001 Veil Of Tears  album cover Dream Disciples* Veil Of Tears(CD, Mini) Carrion Records (2) 002 0CR 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
77 Happy Time  album cover Junior Mance Trio Happy Time(LP, Album) Riverside Records 77 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
242 Monk's Music  album cover Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music (Album) 242 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
247 Mulligan Meets Monk  album cover Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 247 US Unknown Sell This Version
247 Mulligan Meets Monk  album cover Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 247 US 1959 Sell This Version
335 The Jazz Brothers  album cover The Mangione Brothers Sextet The Jazz Brothers(LP, Mono) Riverside Records 335 US 1960 Sell This Version
343 Budd Johnson And The Four Brass Giants  album cover Budd Johnson Budd Johnson And The Four Brass Giants(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records 343 US 1960 Sell This Version
351 Explorations  album cover The Bill Evans Trio Explorations (Album) 351 UK 1961 Sell This Version
374 Blues For Rampart Street  album cover Ida Cox With The Coleman Hawkins Quintet Ida Cox With The Coleman Hawkins Quintet - Blues For Rampart Street(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 374 US 1961 Sell This Version
440 Billy Taylor Trio Cu-Blu / 'Swonderful(7", Single) Riverside Records 440 US 1960 Sell This Version
443 In Italy  album cover Thelonious Monk In Italy (Album) 443 US 1963 Sell This Version
451 The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd  album cover Charlie Byrd The Guitar Artistry Of Charlie Byrd(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 451 US Unknown Sell This Version
481 Byrd Song: Charlie Byrd With Voices  album cover Charlie Byrd Byrd Song: Charlie Byrd With Voices(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 481 US 1964 Sell This Version
492 Portrait Of Wes  album cover Wes Montgomery Trio* Portrait Of Wes(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 492 US 1966 Sell This Version
1100 Stereo Test Record  album cover Unknown Artist Stereo Test Record(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1100 US Unknown Sell This Version
1106 Mulligan Meets Monk  album cover Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk(LP, Album) Riverside Records 1106 US 1966 Sell This Version
1120 It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings  album cover Chet Baker It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings(CD, Album, RE, RM) Riverside Records, Original Jazz Classics 1120 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
1129 Everybody Digs Bill Evans  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Album) 1129 US 1959 Sell This Version
1131 Out Of The Blue  album cover Blue Mitchell Out Of The Blue (Album) 1131 US 1959 Sell This Version
1134 New Blue Horns  album cover Various New Blue Horns(LP, Comp) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1134 US 1959 Sell This Version
1142 Kelly Blue  album cover Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM, xrc) JVC, Riverside Records 1142 US 1998 Sell This Version
1157 In San Francisco  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco(CD, Album, RE) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 1157 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
1169 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery  album cover Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 1169 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1173 Sounds Of Sebring 1960: The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race  album cover No Artist Sounds Of Sebring 1960: The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race(LP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1173 US 1960 Sell This Version
1190 Thelonious In Action  album cover Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin - Thelonious In Action(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1190 US 1960 Sell This Version
1422 More Selections From Alice In Wonderland  album cover Cyril Ritchard More Selections From Alice In Wonderland(LP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1422 US Unknown Sell This Version
2006 Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two Four In One(7", Single, Lon) Riverside Records 2006 US 1960 Sell This Version
2007 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  album cover Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two I'm Getting Sentimental Over You(7", Single) Riverside Records 2007 US 1960 Sell This Version
2008 Worry Later  album cover Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two Worry Later(7", Single) Riverside Records 2008 US 1960 Sell This Version
2009 'Round Midnight  album cover Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two 'Round Midnight(7", Single) Riverside Records 2009 US 1960 Sell This Version
2010 Wade In The Water  album cover Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* Wade In The Water(7") Riverside Records 2010 US 1960 Sell This Version
2011 Meditation  album cover Johnny Griffin's Big Soul-Band Meditation(7", Single) Riverside Records 2011 US Unknown Sell This Version
2013 Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* So Tired(7", Single) Riverside Records 2013 US 1960 Sell This Version
2014 Deep River  album cover Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* Deep River(7") Riverside Records 2014 US 1960 Sell This Version
2015 Spontaneous Combustion  album cover Cannonball Adderley Quintet* Spontaneous Combustion(7") Riverside Records 2015 US 1960 Sell This Version
2017 You Got It  album cover Cannonball Adderley Quintet* You Got It(7", Single) Riverside Records 2017 US 1960 Sell This Version
2018 Bohemia After Dark  album cover Cannonball Adderley Quintet* Bohemia After Dark(7", Single) Riverside Records 2018 US 1960 Sell This Version
2019 Them Dirty Blues  album cover Cannonball Adderley Quintet* Them Dirty Blues(7", Single) Riverside Records 2019 US 1960 Sell This Version
2025 Soul Time  album cover Bobby Timmons With Blue Mitchell Bobby Timmons With Blue Mitchell - Soul Time(7", Mic) Riverside Records 2025 US 1960 Sell This Version
2027 Bobby Timmons Stella B.(7", Single) Riverside Records 2027 US 1960 Sell This Version
3211 This Here  album cover Cannonball Adderley This Here(7", EP) Riverside Records 3211 France Unknown Sell This Version
3212 Round About Midnight  album cover Wes Montgomery Round About Midnight(7", EP, Mono) Riverside Records 3212 France Unknown Sell This Version
3523 Mongo Introduces La Lupe  album cover Mongo Santamaria Orchestra*, La Lupe Mongo Santamaria Orchestra*, La Lupe - Mongo Introduces La Lupe (Album) 3523 US 1963 Sell This Version
3531 Barretto Para Bailar  album cover Ray Barretto Charanga Band Barretto Para Bailar(LP, Album, Mono, RP, Hig) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 3531 US Unknown Sell This Version
4550 Little Mary/Love, Oh, Love  album cover Ronnie Johnson Little Mary/Love, Oh, Love (Single) 4550 US 1963 Sell This Version
4583 On The Trail  album cover Jimmy Heath Quintet On The Trail(7", Promo) Riverside Records 4583 US 1965 Sell This Version
4584 Wade In The Water  album cover The Big Soul Band* Wade In The Water(7", Promo) Riverside Records 4584 US Unknown Sell This Version
4585 Para Ti  album cover Mongo Santamaria & Orchestra* Para Ti(7", Promo) Riverside Records 4585 US Unknown Sell This Version
4586 The Mongo Santamaria Orchestra Tacos(7", Mono, Promo) Riverside Records 4586 US Unknown Sell This Version
4586 Tacos / Hammer Head  album cover Mongo Santamaria Tacos / Hammer Head(7", Single, Promo) Riverside Records 4586 US Unknown Sell This Version
4587 Fatback / Sweet 'Tater Pie  album cover Mongo Santamaria & Orchestra* Fatback / Sweet 'Tater Pie(7", Single, Promo) Riverside Records 4587 US 1966 Sell This Version
4588 Skate Now / I Can Always Tell  album cover Lou Courtney Skate Now / I Can Always Tell(7") Riverside Records 4588 US 1966 Sell This Version
4589 Do The Thing / The Man Is Lonely  album cover Lou Courtney Do The Thing / The Man Is Lonely (Single) 4589 US 1967 Sell This Version
4590 I'll Be There / I Miss Him  album cover The Gems (2) I'll Be There / I Miss Him (Single) 4590 US 1967 Sell This Version
4591 You Ain't Ready  album cover Lou Courtney You Ain't Ready (Single) 4591 US 1967 Sell This Version
5017 Grand Prix Cars In Action At Sebring  album cover No Artist Grand Prix Cars In Action At Sebring(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 5017 US 1959 Sell This Version
5018 Sounds Of Sebring 1960: The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race  album cover No Artist Sounds Of Sebring 1960: The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race(LP) Riverside Records 5018 US 1960 Sell This Version
5018 Sounds Of Sebring 1960 "The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race"  album cover No Artist Sounds Of Sebring 1960 "The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race"(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 5018 US 1960 Sell This Version
5021 The Grand Prix Of The United States 1960  album cover No Artist The Grand Prix Of The United States 1960(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 5021 US 1961 Sell This Version
5519 Burning Slicks  album cover No Artist Burning Slicks(LP) Riverside Records 5519 US 1963 Sell This Version
6697 Negro Spirituals And Gospelsongs  album cover The Staple Singers Negro Spirituals And Gospelsongs(LP, Album, Comp, Club) Riverside Records 6697 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7016 Poetry of Lorca  album cover Marius Goring, Jose Motos* Marius Goring, Jose Motos* - Poetry of Lorca(LP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 7016 US Unknown Sell This Version
7520 Songs Of The Sea  album cover United States Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point Glee Club Songs Of The Sea(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 7520 US Unknown Sell This Version
7521 Isometric Exercising  album cover Vic Obeck Isometric Exercising(LP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 7521 US 1961 Sell This Version
8801 New York Jazz Scene 1917 - 1920  album cover Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band - The Louisiana Five* - Frisco Jass Band* - Lopez & Hamilton's Kings Of Harmony* Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band - The Louisiana Five* - Frisco Jass Band* - Lopez & Hamilton's Kings Of Harmony* - New York Jazz Scene 1917 - 1920(LP, Comp, RM) Riverside Records 8801 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
8809 Piano Blues  album cover Various Piano Blues(LP, Comp, Mono) Riverside Records 8809 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8812 Crescent City Rhythm 1923 - 1924  album cover Various Crescent City Rhythm 1923 - 1924 (Comp) 8812 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
8820 Volume I 1927-1928  album cover Clarence Williams Orchestra* Volume I 1927-1928(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Riverside Records 8820 UK 1964 Sell This Version
9001-B The Library of Congress Recordings - Vol 1: Boyhood Memories  album cover Jelly Roll Morton The Library of Congress Recordings - Vol 1: Boyhood Memories(LP, Mono, RM, Mic) Bill Grauer Productions 9001-B USA & Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9242 Monk's Music  album cover Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music(LP, Album, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9242 US 1966 Sell This Version
9262 Monk In Action  album cover Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin - Monk In Action (Album) 9262 US 1966 Sell This Version
9344 At The Lighthouse  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet At The Lighthouse(5x7", Album, Jukebox) Riverside Records 9344 US 1960 Sell This Version
9351 Explorations  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Explorations(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Nuevos Medios 9351 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
9364 The Bell Gal And Her Dixieland Boys  album cover "Sweet Emma" Barrett* The Bell Gal And Her Dixieland Boys(LP, Album) Riverside Records 9364 US Unknown Sell This Version
9365 Kid Thomas And His Algiers Stompers  album cover Kid Thomas And His Algiers Stompers Kid Thomas And His Algiers Stompers(LP, Album) Riverside Records 9365 US 1961 Sell This Version
9366 Merry Olde Soul  album cover Victor Feldman Merry Olde Soul(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9366 US 1961 Sell This Version
9368 Change Of Pace  album cover Johnny Griffin Change Of Pace(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9368 US 1961 Sell This Version
9370 Vocal Blues And Cornet In The Classic Tradition  album cover Billie And DeDe Pierce* Vocal Blues And Cornet In The Classic Tradition(LP, Album, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records, Original Blues Classics 9370 US Unknown Sell This Version
9376 Sunday At The Village Vanguard  album cover Bill Evans Trio* Featuring Scott La Faro* Bill Evans Trio* Featuring Scott La Faro* - Sunday At The Village Vanguard (Album) 9376 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
9386 New Orleans / The Living Legends  album cover Kid Thomas And His Algiers Stompers, Emile Barnes Kid Thomas And His Algiers Stompers, Emile Barnes - New Orleans / The Living Legends(LP) Riverside Records 9386 US 1960 Sell This Version
9399 Waltz For Debby  album cover Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro And Paul Motian Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro And Paul Motian - Waltz For Debby(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records, Prestige, Fantasy 9399 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
9403 Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues  album cover Various Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9403 US 1961 Sell This Version
9433 Know What I Mean?  album cover Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans - Know What I Mean?(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 9433 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
9434 Full House  album cover Wes Montgomery Full House(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 9434 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9441 That's How I Love The Blues!  album cover Mark Murphy That's How I Love The Blues! (Album) 9441 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
9443 In Italy  album cover Thelonious Monk In Italy (Album) 9443 US 1963 Sell This Version
9459 Boss Guitar  album cover Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 9459 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9472 Fusion! Wes Montgomery With Strings  album cover Wes Montgomery Fusion! Wes Montgomery With Strings (Album) 9472 US 1989 Sell This Version