Black Jazz Records

Black Jazz Records

Profile:
US spiritual jazz label founded in Oakland, CA, 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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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
8435 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8435 US 1971 Sell This Version
8436 Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8436 US 1971 Sell This Version
8711 Rudolph Johnson - The Second Coming Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8711 US 1973 Sell This Version
8712 Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage(8-Trk, Album) Black Jazz Records 8712 US 1973 Sell This Version
AC 20.013 Gene Russell - New Direction Gene Russell New Direction(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Acción AC 20.013 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.014 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC - 20.014 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC-20.015 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Acción AC-20.015 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC-20-016 Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records AC-20-016 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
AC - 20.017 Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(LP, Album) Black Jazz Records, Acción AC - 20.017 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1 Gene Russell - New Direction Gene Russell New Direction (Album) BJ/1 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/2 Walter Bishop Jr.* - Coral Keys Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys (Album) BJ/2 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/3 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes (Album) BJ/3 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/4 Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain (Album) BJ/4 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/5 Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq (Album) BJ/5 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/6 Chester Thompson (2) - Powerhouse Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse (Album) BJ/6 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ/7 Henry Franklin - The Skipper Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/7 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/8 Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land (Album) BJ/8 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/9 The Awakening (4) - Hear, Sense And Feel The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/9 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ/12 Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJ/12 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/14 Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul 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 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJ/15 US 1997 Sell This Version
BJ/16 Doug Carn - Revelation Doug Carn Revelation(LP, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/16 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/17 Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/17 US 2002 Sell This Version
BJ/18 Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution!(CD, Album, Quad, RE) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records BJ/18 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BJ/20 Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton (Album) BJ/20 2009 Sell This Version
BJ/21 Doug Carn - Adam's Apple Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJ/21 US 1998 Sell This Version
BJ/22 Doug Carn - A New Incentive Doug Carn A New Incentive "Firm Roots"(CD, Album) Black Jazz Records BJ/22 US 2001 Sell This Version
BJ/23 Various - The Best Of Black Jazz Various The Best Of Black Jazz(CD, Comp) Black Jazz Records BJ/23 US 2006 Sell This Version
BJ-1001 Gene Russell - Makin' Bread Gene Russell Makin' Bread BJ-1001 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ-1002 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys BJ-1002 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1003 Doug Carn - Moonchild Doug Carn Moonchild BJ-1003 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1004 Rudolph Johnson - Diswa / Devon Jean Rudolph Johnson Diswa / Devon Jean (Single) BJ-1004 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1005 Jean Carn - Peace Jean Carn Peace BJ-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1006 Calvin Keys - Gee-Gee Part 1 / Part 2 Calvin Keys Gee-Gee Part 1 / Part 2 BJ-1006 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1007 Chester Thompson (2) - Powerhouse Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse BJ-1007 US 1971 Sell This Version
BJ-1008 Gene Russell - Me And Mrs. Jones / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Gene Russell Me And Mrs. Jones / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Single) BJ-1008 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ/1009 Kellee Patterson - Soul Daddy / Be All Your Own Kellee Patterson Soul Daddy / Be All Your Own (Single) BJ/1009 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJ 1011 Cleveland Eaton - Chitown Theme Cleveland Eaton Chitown Theme BJ 1011 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/3 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD/3 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BJQD/7 Henry Franklin - The Skipper Henry Franklin The Skipper (Album) BJQD/7 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/7 Henry Franklin - The Skipper Henry Franklin The Skipper(CDr, Album, Promo) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD/7 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BJQD/8 Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land (Album) BJQD/8 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/9 The Awakening (4) - Hear, Sense And Feel The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel (Album) BJQD/9 US 1972 Sell This Version
BJQD/10 Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady Gene Russell Talk To My Lady (Album) BJQD/10 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/11 Rudolph Johnson - The Second Coming Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming (Album) BJQD/11 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/12 Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage (Album) BJQD/12 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/14 Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul (Album) BJQD/14 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/15 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage (Album) BJQD/15 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/16 Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of  Jean Carn - Revelation Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Revelation (Album) BJQD/16 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJQD/17 Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home (Album) BJQD/17 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/18 Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution! (Album) BJQD/18 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD/19 Roland Haynes - 2nd Wave Roland Haynes 2nd Wave (Album) BJQD/19 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/20 Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton (Album) BJQD/20 US 1975 Sell This Version
BJQD/21 Doug Carn - Adam's Apple Doug Carn Adam's Apple (Album) BJQD/21 US 1974 Sell This Version
BJQD 9/21 The Awakening (4) - Hear, Sense And Feel The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records BJQD 9/21 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BJQD10/21 Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady Gene Russell Talk To My Lady(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records BJQD10/21 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BJQD 15/21 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage(CD, Album, RE, RM) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD 15/21 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BJQD18/21 Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records BJQD18/21 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BJQD20/21 Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(CD, Album, RE) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records BJQD20/21 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BJQD21/21 Doug Carn - Adam's Apple Doug Carn Adam's Apple(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records BJQD21/21 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BJZ J 115 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage(Reel, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ J 115 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJZ J 116 Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Revelation Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn - Revelation(Reel, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ J 116 US 1973 Sell This Version
BJZ L 715 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Black Jazz Records BJZ L 715 US 1973 Sell This Version
none Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Snow Dog Records, Black Jazz Records none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Doug Carn - Spirit Of The New Land Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Black Jazz Records, Snow Dog Records none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Black Jazz Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
OPL-2001 Gene Russell - New Direction Gene Russell New Direction (Album) OPL-2001 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2002 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys (Album) OPL-2002 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-2003 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes (Album) OPL-2003 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-2004 Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain Rudolph Johnson Spring Rain OPL-2004 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2005 Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq (Album) OPL-2005 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
OPL-2006 Chester Thompson (2) - Powerhouse Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse (Album) OPL-2006 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
PCD-4283 Various - Black Jazz For Café Après-Midi Various Black Jazz For Café Après-Midi(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-4283 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-5226 Walter Bishop Jr.* - Coral Keys Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5226 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5227 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-5227 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5228 The Awakening (4) - Hear, Sense And Feel The Awakening (4) Hear, Sense And Feel(CD, Album) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-5228 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5239 Henry Franklin - The Skipper Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, Quad, RE) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz 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 Chester Thompson (2) - Powerhouse Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5280 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-5281 Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5281 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
PCD-5286 Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album, Quad, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5286 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-17838 Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul(CD, Album, RE, RM) P-Vine Records, Real Gone Music PCD-17838 Japan 2021 Sell This Version
PCD-17840 Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution!(CD, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records, Real Gone Music PCD-17840 Japan 2022 Sell This Version
PCD-17841 Doug Carn - Adam's Apple Doug Carn Adam's Apple(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black Jazz Records, Real Gone Music, P-Vine Records PCD-17841 Japan 2022 Sell This Version
PCD-22086 Gene Russell - New Direction Gene Russell New Direction(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22086 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22087 Walter Bishop Jr.* - Coral Keys Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22087 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22088 Doug Carn - Infant Eyes Doug Carn Infant Eyes(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22088 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22090 Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq Calvin Keys Shawn-Neeq(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22090 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22091 Chester Thompson (2) - Powerhouse Chester Thompson (2) Powerhouse(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22091 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22092 Henry Franklin - The Skipper Henry Franklin The Skipper(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22092 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22093 Doug Carn - Spirit Of The New Land Doug Carn Spirit Of The New Land(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22093 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22095 Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady Gene Russell Talk To My Lady(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22095 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22098 Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul Walter Bishop, Jr.'s 4th Cycle Keeper Of My Soul(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22098 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22099 The Awakening (4) - Mirage The Awakening (4) Mirage(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22099 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22100 Doug Carn - Revelation Doug Carn Revelation(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records PCD-22100 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22102 Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22102 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22103 Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! Calvin Keys Proceed With Caution!(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22103 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-22105 Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton Cleveland Eaton Plenty Good Eaton(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Black Jazz Records, P-Vine Records PCD-22105 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
PCD-22106 Doug Carn - Adam's Apple Doug Carn Adam's Apple(CD, Album, RE, Pap) P-Vine Records, Black Jazz Records, Black Jazz Records PCD-22106 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-18580/99 Various - Black Jazz Box 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

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ruderoy121

ruderoy121

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.
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