Black Jazz Records

Black Jazz Records

Profile:
US spiritual jazz label founded by Gene Russell in 1971, and active until 1975. Financing and distribution for the label were provided by Dick Schory's Ovation Records. The label was founded in order to showcase black musicians, invoking a more political and spiritual tone, and explored styles such as funk, free jazz, and soul jazz.

In 1986 the label and its catalog were purchased by James Hardge. While only one new album by Doug Carn was released, the entire catalog was reissued on CD. While for a time the label maintained a website and purported to offer items for sale, there were numerous problems with customers not receiving their merchandise.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
8436 Spring Rain  album cover Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8436 US 1971 Sell This Version
8711 The Second Coming  album cover Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8711 US 1973 Sell This Version
8712 Maiden Voyage  album cover Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8712 US 1973 Sell This Version
AC 20.013 New Direction  album cover Gene Russell New Direction(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC 20.013 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.014 Coral Keys  album cover Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC - 20.014 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC-20.015 Infant Eyes  album cover Doug Carn Infant Eyes(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Acción AC-20.015 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC-20-016 Spring Rain  album cover Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC-20-016 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.017 Shawn-Neeq  album cover Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Acción AC - 20.017 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1 New Direction  album cover Gene Russell New Direction (Album) BJ/1 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/2 Coral Keys  album cover Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys (Album) BJ/2 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/3 Infant Eyes  album cover Doug Carn Infant Eyes (Album) BJ/3 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/4 Spring Rain  album cover Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain (Album) BJ/4 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/5 Shawn-Neeq  album cover Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq (Album) BJ/5 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/6 Powerhouse  album cover Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse (Album) BJ/6 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/7 The Skipper  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/7 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/8 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/8 US 1999 Sell This Version
BJ/9 Hear, Sense And Feel  album cover The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/9 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ/12 Maiden Voyage  album cover Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJ/12 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/14 Keeper Of My Soul  album cover Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records BJ/14 US 2003 Sell This Version
BJ/15 Mirage  album cover The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJ/15 US 1997 Sell This Version
BJ/16 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/16 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/17 The Skipper At Home  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album) Black Jazz Records BJ/17 US 2002 Sell This Version
BJ/21 Adam's Apple  album cover Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJ/21 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/22 A New Incentive "Firm Roots"  album cover Doug Carn A New Incentive "Firm Roots"(CD, Album) Black Jazz Records BJ/22 US 2001 Sell This Version
BJ/23 The Best Of Black Jazz  album cover Various The Best Of Black Jazz(CD, Comp) Black Jazz Records BJ/23 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ-1001 Makin' Bread  album cover Gene Russell Makin' Bread BJ-1001 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ-1002 Coral Keys  album cover Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys BJ-1002 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1003 Moonchild  album cover Doug Carn Moonchild BJ-1003 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1004 Diswa / Devon Jean  album cover Rudolph Johnson Diswa / Devon Jean (Single) BJ-1004 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1005 Peace  album cover Jean Carn Peace BJ-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1006 Gee-Gee Part 1 / Part 2  album cover Calvin Keys Gee-Gee Part 1 / Part 2 BJ-1006 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1007 Powerhouse  album cover Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(7") Black Jazz Records BJ-1007 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1008 Me And Mrs. Jones / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life  album cover Gene Russell Me And Mrs. Jones / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Single) BJ-1008 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1009 Soul Daddy / Be All Your Own  album cover Kellee Patterson Soul Daddy / Be All Your Own (Single) BJ/1009 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ 1011 Chitown Theme  album cover Cleveland Eaton Chitown Theme BJ 1011 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/3 Infant Eyes  album cover Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD/3 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BJQD/7 The Skipper  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper (Album) BJQD/7 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/8 Spirit Of The New Land  album cover Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land (Album) BJQD/8 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/9 Hear, Sense And Feel  album cover The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel (Album) BJQD/9 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/10 Talk To My Lady  album cover Gene Russell Talk To My Lady (Album) BJQD/10 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/11 The Second Coming  album cover Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming (Album) BJQD/11 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/12 Maiden Voyage  album cover Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJQD/12 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/14 Keeper Of My Soul  album cover Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul (Album) BJQD/14 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/15 Mirage  album cover The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJQD/15 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/16 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation (Album) BJQD/16 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/17 The Skipper At Home  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home (Album) BJQD/17 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/18 Proceed With Caution !  album cover Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution ! (Album) BJQD/18 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/19 2nd Wave  album cover Roland Haynes 2nd Wave (Album) BJQD/19 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/20 Plenty Good Eaton  album cover Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton (Album) BJQD/20 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/21 Adam's Apple  album cover Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJQD/21 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJZ J 115 Mirage  album cover The Awakening (4) Mirage(Reel, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ J 115 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJZ J 116 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation(Reel, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ J 116 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJZ L 715 Mirage  album cover The Awakening (4) Mirage(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records BJZ L 715 US 1973 Sell This Version
Not On Label Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(CDr, Album, Promo) Black Jazz Records Not On Label US 1998 Sell This Version
OPL-2001 New Direction  album cover Gene Russell New Direction(LP, Album, Promo) Black Jazz Records OPL-2001 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2002 Coral Keys  album cover Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records OPL-2002 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-2003 Infant Eyes  album cover Doug Carn Infant Eyes(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records OPL-2003 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-2004 Spring Rain  album cover Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(LP, Promo) Black Jazz Records OPL-2004 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2005 Shawn-Neeq  album cover Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq (Album) OPL-2005 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2006 Powerhouse  album cover Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse (Album) OPL-2006 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
PCD-4283 Black Jazz For Café Après-Midi  album cover Various Black Jazz For Café Après-Midi(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-4283 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-5228 Hear, Sense And Feel  album cover The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-5228 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5239 The Skipper  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, Quad, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5239 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5240 Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5240 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5280 Powerhouse  album cover Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5280 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5286 The Skipper At Home  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album, Quad, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5286 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-22086 New Direction  album cover Gene Russell New Direction(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22086 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22087 Coral Keys  album cover Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22087 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22088 Infant Eyes  album cover Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22088 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22090 Shawn-Neeq  album cover Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22090 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22092 The Skipper  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22092 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22093 Spirit Of The New Land  album cover Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22093 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22095 Talk To My Lady  album cover Gene Russell Talk To My Lady(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22095 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22100 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22100 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22105 Plenty Good Eaton  album cover Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22105 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
PCD-18580/99 Black Jazz Box  album cover Various Black Jazz Box(20xCD, Album, Quad, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap + Box, Ltd) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-18580/99 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
PLP 6733 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, Quad, RE) Black Jazz Records PLP 6733 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1301 Solid Black  album cover DJ Mitsu The Beats Solid Black(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records SDGBJ1301 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1302 Black Jazz Radio  album cover Gilles Peterson Black Jazz Radio(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records SDGBJ1302 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1303 Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature  album cover Theo Parrish Theo Parrish's Black Jazz Signature (Comp) SDGBJ1303 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SDGBJ1304 King Of Diggin' "Diggin' Black Jazz"  album cover Muro King Of Diggin' "Diggin' Black Jazz"(CD, Comp, Mixed) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records SDGBJ1304 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
THCD-183 Freedom Of Speech  album cover Billy Parker's Fourth World Freedom Of Speech(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Think! Records, Strata-East THCD-183 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
YX-6008 Spirit Of The New Land  album cover Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-6008 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
YX 6014 The Skipper  album cover Henry Franklin The Skipper(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records YX 6014 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
YX-6045 Hear, Sense And Feel  album cover The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-6045 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
YX-6070 Maiden Voyage  album cover Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-6070 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
YX-6090 Keeper Of My Soul  album cover Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records YX-6090 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
YX-7017 Proceed With Caution !  album cover Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution !(LP, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-7017 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
YX-7018 Adam's Apple  album cover Doug Carn Adam's Apple(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-7018 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
YX-7029 Plenty Good Eaton  album cover Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-7029 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
YX-8004 Mirage  album cover The Awakening (4) Mirage(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX-8004 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
YX8011 Revelation  album cover Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records YX8011 Japan 1973 Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

December 14, 2017
Their are twenty albums in the original catalogue, but the albums go up to twenty one, example: Doug Carn Adam's Apple BJQD/21 1974 is listed as the last album.
Their is no listing for Black Jazz thirteen, I can only surmise this was because 13 is an unlucky number too people of certain religious leaning. The catalogue represents one the true legends of independent Afro American music from any era, much less the 1970s when Jazz was starting to fade from the public media in favor of less traditional music.
The Black Jazz Label has been rediscovered by music collectors and enthusiasts inspiring a new generation of jazz lovers all over the world, the prices collectors are paying for the originals is a testament of what these artists have achieved, good music does not die as new younger listeners find out what came before was less about image and more skill was required, real artists often sound better live then the records they have produced, let the Black Jazz AllStars live on and long.