Riverside Records

Riverside Records

Profile:
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 (US), 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.

Label Code: LC 0325 / LC 00325
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Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Concord Music Group, Inc.
23307 Commerce Park Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44122
Email: customerservice@concordmusicgroup.com
Sites:
[l34094]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3RBCD 00502 Various History Of Classic Jazz(3xCD, Album + Box, Album, RE) Riverside Records 3RBCD 00502 US 1994 Sell This Version
3RCD 1961-2 Bill Evans The Complete Live At The Village Vanguard 1961 3RCD 1961-2 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
3RCD-4443-2 Bill Evans The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961(3xCD, Comp + Box, RE) Riverside Records 3RCD-4443-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
9S-7 Various The Soul Of Jazz Piano(LP, Smplr) Riverside Records 9S-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
9S-8 Various The Soul Of Jazz Percussion(LP, Smplr) Riverside Records 9S-8 US Unknown 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 Bill Evans The Complete Riverside Recordings(12xCD, Comp + Box, CD ) Riverside Records 12RCD 018-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
12RCD-4408-2 Wes Montgomery The Complete Riverside Recordings(12xCD, Comp) Riverside Records 12RCD-4408-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
15RCD 022-2 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 Dream Disciples* Veil Of Tears(CD, Mini) Carrion Records (2) 002 0CR 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
77 Junior Mance Trio Happy Time(LP, Album) Riverside Records 77 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
242 Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music (Album) 242 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
335 The Jazz Brothers The Mangione Brothers Sextet(LP, Mono) Riverside Records 335 US 1960 Sell This Version
343 Budd Johnson Budd Johnson And The Four Brass Giants(LP, Album) Riverside Records 343 US 1960 Sell This Version
351 The Bill Evans Trio Explorations(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records 351 UK 1961 Sell This Version
374 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
443 Thelonious Monk In Italy (Album) 443 US 1963 Sell This Version
481 Charlie Byrd Byrd Song: Charlie Byrd With Voices(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 481 US Unknown Sell This Version
492 Wes Montgomery Trio* Portrait Of Wes(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 492 US 1966 Sell This Version
1100 Unknown Artist Stereo Test Record(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1100 US Unknown Sell This Version
1106 Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk And Gerry Mulligan - Mulligan Meets Monk(LP, Album) Riverside Records 1106 US Unknown Sell This Version
1120 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 Bill Evans Trio* Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Album) 1129 US 1959 Sell This Version
1131 Blue Mitchell Out Of The Blue(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1131 US 1959 Sell This Version
1134 Various New Blue Horns(LP, Comp) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1134 US 1959 Sell This Version
1142 Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM) JVC, Riverside Records 1142 US 1998 Sell This Version
1169 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 1169 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1190 Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin - Thelonious In Action(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 1190 US Unknown Sell This Version
1422 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
2008 Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two Worry Later(7", Single) Riverside Records 2008 US Unknown Sell This Version
2009 Thelonious Monk Quartet Plus Two* Round Midnight(7") Riverside Records 2009 US 1960 Sell This Version
2010 Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* Wade In The Water(7") Riverside Records 2010 US 1960 Sell This Version
2013 Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* So Tired(7", Single) Riverside Records 2013 US Unknown Sell This Version
2014 Johnny Griffin And The Soul-Band* Deep River(7") Riverside Records 2014 US 1960 Sell This Version
2015 Cannonball Adderley Quintet* Spontaneous Combustion(7") Riverside Records 2015 US 1959 Sell This Version
2017 Cannonball Adderley Quintet* You Got It(7", Mono) Riverside Records 2017 US 1959 Sell This Version
2019 Cannonball Adderley Them Dirty Blues Pt 1&2(7") Riverside Records 2019 Unknown Sell This Version
2025 Bobby Timmons With Blue Mitchell Bobby Timmons With Blue Mitchell - Soul Time Part 1 & Part 2(7", EP, Mono, Mic) Riverside Records 2025 US 1960 Sell This Version
2027 Bobby Timmons Stella B(7") Riverside Records 2027 Unknown Sell This Version
2034 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet What Is This Thing Called Love?(7", Single) Riverside Records 2034 US 1960 Sell This Version
3211 Cannonball Adderley This Here(7", EP) Riverside Records 3211 France Unknown Sell This Version
3212 Wes Montgomery Round About Midnight(7", EP, Mono) Riverside Records 3212 France Unknown Sell This Version
4550 Ronnie Johnson Little Mary/Love, Oh, Love (Single) 4550 US 1963 Sell This Version
4585 Mongo Santamaria & Orchestra* Para Ti(7", Promo) Riverside Records 4585 US Unknown Sell This Version
4587 Mongo Santamaria & Orchestra* Fatback / Sweet 'Tater Pie(7", Single, Promo) Riverside Records 4587 US 1966 Sell This Version
4588 Lou Courtney Skate Now / I Can Always Tell(7") Riverside Records 4588 US 1966 Sell This Version
4589 Lou Courtney Do The Thing / The Man Is Lonely (Single) 4589 US 1967 Sell This Version
4590 The Gems (2) I'll Be There / I Miss Him (Single) 4590 US 1967 Sell This Version
4591 Lou Courtney You Ain't Ready (Single) 4591 US 1967 Sell This Version
5017 No Artist Grand Prix Cars In Action At Sebring(LP, Album) Riverside Records 5017 US 1959 Sell This Version
5018 No Artist Sounds Of Sebring 1960: The World's Greatest 12 Hour Endurance Race(LP) Riverside Records 5018 US 1960 Sell This Version
5018 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 No Artist The Grand Prix of the United States 1960(LP, Mono) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 5021 US 1961 Sell This Version
6697 The Staple Singers Negro Spirituals And Gospelsongs(LP, Album, Club) Riverside Records 6697 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
7520 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 Vic Obeck Isometric Exercising(LP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 7521 US 1961 Sell This Version
8801 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, RM, Mono) Riverside Records 8801 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
8809 Various Piano Blues(LP, Comp) Riverside Records 8809 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
8812 Various Crescent City Rhythm 1923 - 1924 8812 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
8818 Various New Orleans Boys 1918 - 1927(LP, Mono, RM) Riverside Records 8818 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
8820 Clarence Williams Orchestra* Volume I 1927-1928(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Riverside Records 8820 UK 1964 Sell This Version
9242 Thelonious Monk Septet Monk's Music(LP, Album, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9242 US 1966 Sell This Version
9262 Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin Thelonious Monk Quartet* With Johnny Griffin - Monk In Action(LP, Album, RE) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9262 US 1966 Sell This Version
9351 Bill Evans Trio* Explorations(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Nuevos Medios 9351 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
9364 "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 New Orleans: The Living Legends(LP, Album) Riverside Records 9365 US 1961 Sell This Version
9368 Johnny Griffin Change Of Pace(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9368 US 1961 Sell This Version
9370 Billie And DeDe Pierce* Vocal Blues And Cornet In The Classic Tradition(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9370 US 1961 Sell This Version
9376 Bill Evans Trio* Featuring Scott La Faro* Bill Evans Trio* Featuring Scott La Faro* - Sunday At The Village Vanguard (Album) 9376 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
9386 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 Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro And Paul Motian Bill Evans Trio* With Scott LaFaro And Paul Motian - Waltz For Debby (Album) 9399 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
9403 Various Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9403 US 1961 Sell This Version
9433 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 Unknown Sell This Version
9434 Wes Montgomery Full House(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 9434 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9436 Charlie Byrd Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9436 US 1963 Sell This Version
9441 Mark Murphy That's How I Love The Blues! (Album) 9441 Japan 1963 Sell This Version
9443 Thelonious Monk In Italy (Album) 9443 US 1963 Sell This Version
9459 Wes Montgomery Boss Guitar(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 9459 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9472 Wes Montgomery Fusion! Wes Montgomery With Strings (Album) 9472 US 1989 Sell This Version
9487 Bill Evans Trio* At Shelly's Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9487 US Unknown Sell This Version
9492 Wes Montgomery Trio* Portrait Of Wes(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 9492 US 1965 Sell This Version
9493 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Kyoto(LP, Album) Riverside Records 9493 US Unknown Sell This Version
12-114 Various Boogie Woogie / South Side Chicago(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Riverside Records 12-114 US Unknown Sell This Version
12-120 Lil Armstrong* Satchmo And Me: Lil Armstrong's Own Story(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records 12-120 US 1957 Sell This Version
12-132 Jelly Roll Morton Mr. Jelly Lord(LP, Mono, TP) Riverside Records 12-132 UK 1960 Sell This Version
12-134 Various Early And Rare - Classic Jazz Collectors Items(LP, Comp) Riverside Records 12-134 US 1960 Sell This Version
12-250 Freddie Redd Trio San Francisco Suite(LP, Album, Mono, Dee) Riverside Records 12-250 US 1958 Sell This Version
12-269 Julian Adderley Quintet* Portrait Of Cannonball(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 12-269 France 1989 Sell This Version
12-277 Abbey Lincoln It's Magic(LP, Album, RE) Riverside Records 12-277 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
12-284 Various Saxophone Revolt(LP) Riverside Records 12-284 US 1958 Sell This Version
12-287 Ahmed Abdul-Malik Jazz Sahara(LP, Album) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 12-287 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
12-291 Bill Evans Trio* Everybody Digs Bill Evans(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Riverside Records, Riverside Records 12-291 US Unknown Sell This Version
12-292 Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet* Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet* - Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records 12-292 US 1990 Sell This Version
12-294 Various New Blue Horns (Comp) 12-294 US 1959 Sell This Version
12-300 The Thelonious Monk Orchestra At Town Hall(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Riverside Records, Riverside Records, Riverside Records 12-300 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
12-302 Philly Joe Jones Big Band Sounds Drums Around The World(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records 12-302 US 1959 Sell This Version
12-309 Blue Mitchell Sextet Blue Soul(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Riverside Records 12-309 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
12-313 Philly Joe Jones* Showcase(LP, Album, Mono) Riverside Records 12-313 US 1960 Sell This Version
12.320 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery(CD, Album, RE, RM) Original Jazz Classics, Original Jazz Classics, Riverside Records, Riverside Records 12.320 Germany 1987 Sell This Version