Yazoo

Yazoo

Profile:
Yazoo originally was the label of the Yazoo Records Inc. record company, which was founded in the late 1960s by Nick Perls. It specializes in early American blues, early country, jazz, and other rural American genres (collectively known as "roots" music).

The first five releases (L 1001 up to L 1005) were issued under the label name of Belzona Records. The label then was renamed to Yazoo, the first five releases being reissued under that new name. In 1968, the address was 390 East 8th Street, New York, New York 10009 and Releases L-1001 to L-1010 were available. This address corresponds widely with the black label design. Later, the address was 54 King Street, New York, N.Y. 10014, corresponding with the red label design.

The Belzona/Yazoo label-design (an art deco peacock) has been adapted from the 1927 Black Patti label.

On Yazoo, Nick Perls compiled rare 78 rpm recordings made in the 1920s by such singers and performers as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie McTell, the Memphis Jug Band, Blind Blake and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

On Yazoo's sister label, Blue Goose Records, founded in 1970, Perls recorded 'rediscovered' black blues artists and younger blues and jazz performers.

In 1989 Yazoo was acquired by Shanachie Records Corp.
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Contact Info:
Call 1-800-497-1043 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST

Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
Dept. WWW,
37 E. Clinton St.,
Newton, NJ, 07860 USA.
Sites:
[l63175]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
500 Masters Of The Country Blues  album cover Bukka White And Son House Bukka White And Son House - Masters Of The Country Blues 500 US 1991 Sell This Version
501 Masters Of The Country Blues   album cover Rev. Gary Davis And Sonny Terry Rev. Gary Davis And Sonny Terry - Masters Of The Country Blues (VHS, PAL) Yazoo 501 US 1991 Sell This Version
502 Masters Of The Country Blues  album cover Mance Lipscomb And Lightnin' Hopkins Mance Lipscomb And Lightnin' Hopkins - Masters Of The Country Blues 502 US 1991 Sell This Version
503 Masters Of The Country Blues  album cover Elizabeth Cotten And Jesse Fuller Elizabeth Cotten And Jesse Fuller - Masters Of The Country Blues 503 US 1992 Sell This Version
504 Masters Of The Country Blues  album cover Fred McDowell And Big Joe Williams Fred McDowell And Big Joe Williams - Masters Of The Country Blues(DVD-V) Yazoo 504 US 2002 Sell This Version
512 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be (Early American Rural & Popular Music)  album cover Various Times Ain't Like They Used To Be (Early American Rural & Popular Music)(DVD-V) Yazoo 512 US 2000 Sell This Version
519 John Lee Hooker And Furry Lewis John Lee Hooker And Furry Lewis - Masters Of The Country Blues(DVD-V) Yazoo 519 US 2002 Sell This Version
1001 Various Mississippi Blues 1927 - 1941(Cass, Comp) Yazoo 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1003 Various St. Louis Town 1927-1932 (Album, Comp) 1003 US 1989 Sell This Version
1004 Don't Leave Me Here (The Blues Of Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana 1929-1932)  album cover Various Don't Leave Me Here (The Blues Of Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana 1929-1932)(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1004 US 1991 Sell This Version
1005 The Early Years (1927-1933)  album cover Blind Willie McTell The Early Years (1927-1933) (Comp) 1005 US 1989 Sell This Version
1006 Alabama Blues 1927 - 1931  album cover Various Alabama Blues 1927 - 1931(CD, Comp, RE) Yazoo 1006 US 1991 Sell This Version
1007 Jackson Blues: 1928-1938  album cover Various Jackson Blues: 1928-1938(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1007 US 1991 Sell This Version
1008 Frank Stokes' Dream (The Memphis Blues 1927-1931)  album cover Various Frank Stokes' Dream (The Memphis Blues 1927-1931)(CD, Comp, RE) Yazoo 1008 US 1991 Sell This Version
1009 Mississippi Moaners 1927-1942  album cover Various Mississippi Moaners 1927-1942 (Comp) 1009 US 1968 Sell This Version
1010 Buddy Boy Hawkins & His Buddies 1927 - 1934  album cover Buddy Boy Hawkins Buddy Boy Hawkins & His Buddies 1927 - 1934(LP, Comp, RE, RP) Yazoo, Yazoo 1010 US 1990 Sell This Version
1010, L-1010 Buddy Boy Hawkins & His Buddies 1927 - 1934  album cover Buddy Boy Hawkins Buddy Boy Hawkins & His Buddies 1927 - 1934(LP, Comp, RE, RP) Yazoo 1010, L-1010 US Unknown Sell This Version
1011 The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1935  album cover Big Bill Broonzy The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1935 (Comp) 1011 US 1990 Sell This Version
1012 The Georgia Blues 1927-1933  album cover Various The Georgia Blues 1927-1933 (Comp) 1012 US 1991 Sell This Version
1013 East Coast Blues 1926-1935  album cover Various East Coast Blues 1926-1935(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1013 US 1991 Sell This Version
1015 Favorite Country Blues Guitar-Piano Duets 1929-1937  album cover Various Favorite Country Blues Guitar-Piano Duets 1929-1937(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1015 US 1992 Sell This Version
1016 Guitar Wizards 1926 - 1935  album cover Various Guitar Wizards 1926 - 1935(CD, Comp, RE) Yazoo 1016 US 1991 Sell This Version
1017 Lucille Bogan & Walter Roland Lucille Bogan & Walter Roland - Jookit Jookit (1927-1935) (Comp) 1017 US 1992 Sell This Version
1018 Going Away Blues 1926-1935  album cover Various Going Away Blues 1926-1935(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1018 US 1991 Sell This Version
1019 The Virtuoso Guitar Of Scrapper Blackwell  album cover Scrapper Blackwell The Virtuoso Guitar Of Scrapper Blackwell (Comp) 1019 US 1989 Sell This Version
1020 Founder Of The Delta Blues 1929-1934  album cover Charley Patton Founder Of The Delta Blues 1929-1934 (Comp, Album) 1020 US 1988 Sell This Version
1021 Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936  album cover Various Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936 (Comp) 1021 US 1989 Sell This Version
1023 1935-1949  album cover Reverend Gary Davis* 1935-1949(Cass, Comp, M/Print) Yazoo 1023 US 1988 Sell This Version
1024 Various Mister Charlie's Blues (1926-1938)(Cass, Album) Yazoo 1024 US Unknown Sell This Version
1026 Country Blues Bottleneck Guitar Classics 1926-1937  album cover Various Country Blues Bottleneck Guitar Classics 1926-1937 (Comp) 1026 US 1972 Sell This Version
1027 Beat You Doing It  album cover Clifford Gibson Beat You Doing It (Comp) 1027 US 1991 Sell This Version
1028 Barrelhouse Blues 1927-1936  album cover Various Barrelhouse Blues 1927-1936(CD, Comp, RE) Yazoo 1028 US 1992 Sell This Version
1030 St. Louis Blues 1929-1935 (The Depression)  album cover Various St. Louis Blues 1929-1935 (The Depression)(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1030 US 1991 Sell This Version
1031 1930-1931 The Original Howling Wolf  album cover Funny Papa Smith* 1930-1931 The Original Howling Wolf (Comp) 1031 US 1989 Sell This Version
1034 Twist It Babe 1931-1940  album cover Bo Carter Twist It Babe 1931-1940(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1034 US 1992 Sell This Version
1035 Do That Guitar Rag: 1928 - 1935  album cover Big Bill Broonzy Do That Guitar Rag: 1928 - 1935 (Comp) 1035 US 1988 Sell This Version
1036 Naptown Blues 1929-1934  album cover Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell - Naptown Blues 1929-1934(Cass, Comp) Yazoo 1036 US 1989 Sell This Version
1037 1927-1935  album cover Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935 (Comp) 1037 US 1991 Sell This Version
1038 Lonesome Road Blues: 15 Years In The Mississippi Delta 1926-1941  album cover Various Lonesome Road Blues: 15 Years In The Mississippi Delta 1926-1941(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1038 US 1991 Sell This Version
1039 Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937  album cover Tampa Red Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937 (Comp) 1039 US 1992 Sell This Version
1040 Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1926-1936  album cover Various Mama Let Me Lay It On You 1926-1936(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1040 US 1991 Sell This Version
1041 1928-1932: Come On Mama Do That Dance  album cover Georgia Tom Dorsey* 1928-1932: Come On Mama Do That Dance (Comp) 1041 US 1992 Sell This Version
1042 Uptown Blues (A Decade Of Guitar-Piano Duets 1927-1937)  album cover Various Uptown Blues (A Decade Of Guitar-Piano Duets 1927-1937)(CD, Comp) Yazoo, Yazoo 1042 US 1993 Sell This Version
1043 "Please Warm My Weiner" (Old Time Hokum Blues)  album cover Various "Please Warm My Weiner" (Old Time Hokum Blues) (Comp) 1043 US 1992 Sell This Version
1046 The Voice Of The Blues: Bottleneck Guitar Masterpieces  album cover Various The Voice Of The Blues: Bottleneck Guitar Masterpieces(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1046 US 1992 Sell This Version
1048 Banjo Crackerjax 1922 - 1930  album cover Harry Reser Banjo Crackerjax 1922 - 1930(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1048 US 1992 Sell This Version
1049 Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s  album cover Kokomo Arnold & Casey Bill Weldon Kokomo Arnold & Casey Bill Weldon - Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters Of The 1930s (Comp) 1049 US 1989 Sell This Version
1050 In His Prime 1927-1928  album cover Furry Lewis In His Prime 1927-1928 (Comp) 1050 US 1991 Sell This Version
1052 Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele And Guitar   1926-1949  album cover Roy Smeck Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele And Guitar 1926-1949 (Comp) 1052 US 1992 Sell This Version
1053 Harmonica Blues: Great Harmonica Performances Of The 1920s And '30s  album cover Various Harmonica Blues: Great Harmonica Performances Of The 1920s And '30s (Comp) 1053 US 1991 Sell This Version
1054 Clifford Hayes & The Dixieland Jug Blowers  album cover Clifford Hayes And The Dixieland Jug Blowers Clifford Hayes And The Dixieland Jug Blowers - Clifford Hayes & The Dixieland Jug Blowers (Comp, Album) 1054 US 1991 Sell This Version
1056 Creator Of The Memphis Blues  album cover Frank Stokes Creator Of The Memphis Blues (Comp) 1056 US 1990 Sell This Version
1057 Pioneers Of The Jazz Guitar  album cover Various Pioneers Of The Jazz Guitar (Comp) 1057 US 1989 Sell This Version
1058 Praise God I'm Satisfied  album cover Blind Willie Johnson Praise God I'm Satisfied (Comp) 1058 US 1988 Sell This Version
1059 Jazz Guitar Virtuoso  album cover Eddie Lang Jazz Guitar Virtuoso (Comp) 1059 US 1977 Sell This Version
1060 Truckin' My Blues Away  album cover Blind Boy Fuller Truckin' My Blues Away (Comp) 1060 US 1989 Sell This Version
1062 1927 To 1934 Violin Jazz  album cover Joe Venuti 1927 To 1934 Violin Jazz(CD, Comp) Yazoo 1062 US 1989 Sell This Version
1063 Roots Of Rock  album cover Various Roots Of Rock (Comp) 1063 US 1988 Sell This Version
1064 Banana In Your Fruit Basket : Red Hot Blues, 1931-1936  album cover Bo Carter Banana In Your Fruit Basket : Red Hot Blues, 1931-1936 (Comp) 1064 US 1991 Sell This Version
1065 1928 Sessions  album cover Mississippi John Hurt 1928 Sessions (Comp) 1065 US 1979 Sell This Version
1066 Mandolin Virtuoso  album cover Dave Apollon Mandolin Virtuoso(LP, Comp) Yazoo 1066 US 1980 Sell This Version
1067 Memphis Jug Band  album cover Memphis Jug Band Memphis Jug Band (Album, Comp) 1067 US 1988 Sell This Version
1068 Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker  album cover Blind Blake Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker (Comp) 1068 US 1988 Sell This Version
1069 King Of The Country Blues  album cover Blind Lemon Jefferson King Of The Country Blues (Comp) 1069 US 1984 Sell This Version
1071 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom  album cover Ma Rainey Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Comp) 1071 US 1985 Sell This Version
1072 The Complete 1931 Session  album cover Skip James The Complete 1931 Session(LP) Yazoo 1072 US Unknown Sell This Version
1073 The Roots Of Robert Johnson  album cover Various The Roots Of Robert Johnson (Comp) 1073 US 1990 Sell This Version
1077 The Original Rolling Stone  album cover Robert Wilkins The Original Rolling Stone (Comp) 1077 US 1989 Sell This Version
1078 Sweeter As The Years Go By  album cover Blind Willie Johnson Sweeter As The Years Go By (Comp) 1078 US 1990 Sell This Version
1079 Jail House Blues  album cover Crying Sam Collins* Jail House Blues (Comp) 1079 US 1990 Sell This Version
2001 King Of The Delta Blues  album cover Charlie Patton* King Of The Delta Blues (Comp) 2001 US 1991 Sell This Version
2002 Masters Of The Delta Blues - The Friends Of Charlie Patton  album cover Various Masters Of The Delta Blues - The Friends Of Charlie Patton (Comp) 2002 US 1991 Sell This Version
2003 I Am Born To Preach The Gospel  album cover Washington Phillips I Am Born To Preach The Gospel(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2003 US 1991 Sell This Version
2004 I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929 - 1941  album cover Sleepy John Estes I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929 - 1941 (Comp) 2004 US 1992 Sell This Version
2005 Chocolate To The Bone  album cover Barbecue Bob Chocolate To The Bone(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2005 US 1992 Sell This Version
2006 Stop And Listen  album cover Mississippi Sheiks Stop And Listen(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2006 US 1992 Sell This Version
2007 Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-35  album cover Various Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-35(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2007 US 1994 Sell This Version
2008 Memphis Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-34  album cover Various Memphis Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-34(CD, Comp, Mono) Yazoo 2008 US 1994 Sell This Version
2009 The Complete Early Recordings 1930  album cover Skip James The Complete Early Recordings 1930 (Comp) 2009 US 1994 Sell This Version
2010 Founder Of The Delta Blues  album cover Charlie Patton* Founder Of The Delta Blues(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Yazoo 2010 US 1995 Sell This Version
2011 The Complete Early Recordings  album cover Rev. Gary Davis The Complete Early Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2011 US 1994 Sell This Version
2012 The Complete Early Recordings  album cover Dennis McGee The Complete Early Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2012 US 1994 Sell This Version
2013 The Music Of Kentucky Vol. 1 (Early American Rural Classics 1927-37)  album cover Various The Music Of Kentucky Vol. 1 (Early American Rural Classics 1927-37) (Comp) 2013 US 1995 Sell This Version
2014 The Music Of Kentucky Vol. 2 (Early American Rural Classics 1927-37)  album cover Various The Music Of Kentucky Vol. 2 (Early American Rural Classics 1927-37) (Comp) 2014 US 1995 Sell This Version
2015 Before The Blues, Vol.1 (The Early American Black Music Scene)  album cover Various Before The Blues, Vol.1 (The Early American Black Music Scene)(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2015 US 1996 Sell This Version
2016 Before The Blues, Vol. 2 (The Early American Black Music Scene)  album cover Various Before The Blues, Vol. 2 (The Early American Black Music Scene)(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2016 US 1996 Sell This Version
2017 Before The Blues, Vol. 3 (The Early American Black Music Scene)  album cover Various Before The Blues, Vol. 3 (The Early American Black Music Scene)(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2017 US 1996 Sell This Version
2018 The Roots Of Rap (Classic Recordings From The 1920's And 30's)  album cover Various The Roots Of Rap (Classic Recordings From The 1920's And 30's) (Comp) 2018 US 1996 Sell This Version
2019 Harmonica Masters  album cover Various Harmonica Masters(CD, Comp, Mono) Yazoo 2019 US 1996 Sell This Version
2020 How Can I Keep From Singing : Early American Religious Music And Song Vol. 1  album cover Various How Can I Keep From Singing : Early American Religious Music And Song Vol. 1(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2020 US 1995 Sell This Version
2021 How Can I Keep From Singing : Early American Religious Music And Song Vol. 2  album cover Various How Can I Keep From Singing : Early American Religious Music And Song Vol. 2(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2021 US 1996 Sell This Version
2022 When I Was A Cowboy Vol. 1 (Early American Songs Of The West)  album cover Various When I Was A Cowboy Vol. 1 (Early American Songs Of The West)(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2022 US 1996 Sell This Version
2023 When I Was A Cowboy Vol. 2 (Early American Songs Of The West)  album cover Various When I Was A Cowboy Vol. 2 (Early American Songs Of The West)(CD, Comp, Mono) Yazoo 2023 US 1996 Sell This Version
2024 Jazz The World Forgot Volume 1 (Jazz Classics Of The 1920's)  album cover Various Jazz The World Forgot Volume 1 (Jazz Classics Of The 1920's)(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2024 US 1996 Sell This Version
2025 Jazz The World Forgot Volume 2  album cover Various Jazz The World Forgot Volume 2(CD, Comp) Yazoo 2025 US 2002 Sell This Version
2026 I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers - Town & Country, Vol. 1 - Country  album cover Various I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers - Town & Country, Vol. 1 - Country(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2026 US 1997 Sell This Version
2027 I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers - Town & Country, Vol. 2 - Town  album cover Various I Can't Be Satisfied: Early American Women Blues Singers - Town & Country, Vol. 2 - Town(CD, Comp, Mono) Yazoo 2027 US 1997 Sell This Version
2028 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be: Early American Rural Music. Classic Recordings Of The 1920’s And 30's. Vol. 1  album cover Various Times Ain't Like They Used To Be: Early American Rural Music. Classic Recordings Of The 1920’s And 30's. Vol. 1 (Comp) 2028 US 1997 Sell This Version
2029 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be: Early American Rural Music. Classic Recordings Of The 1920’s And 30's. Vol. 2  album cover Various Times Ain't Like They Used To Be: Early American Rural Music. Classic Recordings Of The 1920’s And 30's. Vol. 2(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2029 US 1997 Sell This Version
2030 The Rose Grew Round The Briar (Early American Rural Love Songs - Vol. 1)  album cover Various The Rose Grew Round The Briar (Early American Rural Love Songs - Vol. 1)(CD, Comp, RM) Yazoo 2030 US 1997 Sell This Version