Flying Fish (2)

Flying Fish (2)

Profile:
American label from Chicago. Flying Fish Records was a Chicago-based eclectic blues and country record label. It was founded in 1974 by Bruce Kaplan (2), former president of the University of Chicago's Folklore Society. The original headquarters was located on 3320 North Halsted Street until it was relocated to 1304 W. Schubert Avenue in the fall of 1977.

Flying Fish played a major role in bringing traditionally oriented American music to a wider audience in the 1970s. At the time Kaplan started the label, most similarly oriented companies produced albums with decidedly "homemade" packaging (e.g. cover art, etc.) and marketed the albums to a relatively narrow audience of aficionados. Kaplan realized that music of this sort had the potential to reach a wider audience, but needed to be packaged in a professional manner; people not already devotees were unlikely to take a chance on something that did not look like it came from a "real" record company. Kaplan also invested in broader promotion of the music (wide provision of albums to radio; targeted advertising to back up tours). Essentially, he located a niche between the hit-based promotion model of the major labels and the faith of the small independents that the music would find its own audience.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Flying Fish Records
1304 W. Schubert
Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 528-5455

Flying Fish
3320 North Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
tel 312-528-5455
[Original Address]
Sites:
[l94384]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Blues And Boogie-Woogie Piano: Duets And Solo  album cover Jimmy Walker (9) And Erwin Helfer Jimmy Walker (9) And Erwin Helfer - Blues And Boogie-Woogie Piano: Duets And Solo(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 001 US 1974 Sell This Version
002 You Don't Have To Get In Trouble  album cover Zion Harmonizers You Don't Have To Get In Trouble (Album) 002 US 1974 Sell This Version
003 Martin Bogan & Armstrong  album cover Martin, Bogan & Armstrong Martin Bogan & Armstrong (Album) 003 US 1974 Sell This Version
004 The Fields Of November  album cover Norman Blake (2) The Fields Of November (Album) 004 US 1974 Sell This Version
005 We've Been Waiting For This, Pat Burton  album cover Pat Burton We've Been Waiting For This, Pat Burton (Album) 005 US 1974 Sell This Version
006 Just Off Halsted  album cover The Bob Riedy Blues Band* Just Off Halsted(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 006 US 1974 Sell This Version
007 Steel Guitar  album cover Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar (Album) 007 US 1975 Sell This Version
010 Old And New  album cover Norman Blake (2) Old And New (Album) 010 US 1975 Sell This Version
017 Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills  album cover Buddy Emmons Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 017 US Unknown Sell This Version
018 Fresh Produce  album cover Hickory Wind Fresh Produce(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 018 US 1975 Sell This Version
023 Mandolin Fantasy  album cover Michael Melford Mandolin Fantasy(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 023 US 1976 Sell This Version
026 Honeysuckle Rose  album cover The Central Park Sheiks Honeysuckle Rose(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 026 US 1976 Sell This Version
028 Nobody Knows What You Do  album cover John Hartford Nobody Knows What You Do (Album) 028 US 1976 Sell This Version
029 Mike Auldridge  album cover Mike Auldridge Mike Auldridge (Album) 029 US 1976 Sell This Version
030 Twisted Laurel  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel (Album) 030 US 1976 Sell This Version
032 When The Storm Is Over  album cover New Grass Revival When The Storm Is Over 032 US 1977 Sell This Version
034 Asleep At The Helm  album cover Peter Alsop Asleep At The Helm(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 034 US 1977 Sell This Version
035 S'Wonderful  album cover 4 Giants Of Swing S'Wonderful(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 035 US 1975 Sell This Version
036 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings  album cover Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* - Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings (Album) 036 US 1977 Sell This Version
037 The View From Home  album cover Bryan Bowers The View From Home(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 037 US 1977 Sell This Version
038 The Bluegrass Session  album cover Vassar Clements The Bluegrass Session (Album) 038 US 1977 Sell This Version
039 The Tattoo On My Chest  album cover Luke Baldwin The Tattoo On My Chest(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 039 US 1977 Sell This Version
041 Buddies  album cover Buddy Spicher & Buddy Emmons Buddy Spicher & Buddy Emmons - Buddies (Album) 041 US 1977 Sell This Version
042 Jethro Burns  album cover Jethro Burns Jethro Burns(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 042 US 1977 Sell This Version
043 Doug & Bucky  album cover Doug Jernigan And Bucky Pizzarelli Doug Jernigan And Bucky Pizzarelli - Doug & Bucky(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 043 US 1978 Sell This Version
044 All In The Name Of Love  album cover John Hartford All In The Name Of Love (Album) 044 US 1977 Sell This Version
047 Blackberry Blossom  album cover Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom(LP, Album, Red) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 047 US 1977 Sell This Version
050 Too Late To Turn Back Now  album cover New Grass Revival Too Late To Turn Back Now (Album) 050 US 1977 Sell This Version
054 Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog'  album cover Mike Auldridge & Old Dog (2) Mike Auldridge & Old Dog (2) - Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog'(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 054 US 1978 Sell This Version
056 That Old Gang Of Mine  album cover Martin, Bogan, & The Armstrongs* That Old Gang Of Mine(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 056 US 1978 Sell This Version
060 Natural Born Heathen  album cover Don Lange Natural Born Heathen(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 060 US 1978 Sell This Version
061 Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett  album cover Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett - Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 061 US 1978 Sell This Version
068 The Festival Tapes Recorded Live In Telluride - June 25-26,1977  album cover Various The Festival Tapes Recorded Live In Telluride - June 25-26,1977(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 068 US 1978 Sell This Version
071 Peter Rowan  album cover Peter Rowan Peter Rowan (Album) 071 US 1978 Sell This Version
074 Crossing Devil's Bridge  album cover Hickory Wind Crossing Devil's Bridge(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Fish (2) 074 US 1978 Sell This Version
077 Joe In Chicago, 1978  album cover Joe Venuti Joe In Chicago, 1978(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 077 US 1979 Sell This Version
080 Slidin' Smoke  album cover Mike Auldridge And Jeff Newman Mike Auldridge And Jeff Newman - Slidin' Smoke(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 080 US 1978 Sell This Version
080 H Slidin' Smoke  album cover Mike Auldridge and Jeff Newman Mike Auldridge and Jeff Newman - Slidin' Smoke(Cass, Album) GRT, Flying Fish (2) 080 H US 1979 Sell This Version
083 Barren County  album cover New Grass Revival Barren County(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 083 US 1979 Sell This Version
088 Minors Aloud  album cover Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud (Album) 088 US 1978 Sell This Version
097 Live From Austin City Limits  album cover Nashville Super Pickers* Live From Austin City Limits(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 097 US 1979 Sell This Version
098 Goin' Back To Tampa  album cover Roy Bookbinder* Goin' Back To Tampa(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 098 US 1979 Sell This Version
099 10th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival  album cover Various 10th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 099 US 1979 Sell This Version
101-H Hillbilly Jazz  album cover Vassar Clements, David Bromberg, Doug Jernigan And Others Vassar Clements, David Bromberg, Doug Jernigan And Others - Hillbilly Jazz(8-Trk, Album) Flying Fish (2), GRT 101-H US 1996 Sell This Version
102 20 Years Concert Performances  album cover The New Lost City Ramblers 20 Years Concert Performances(2xLP) Flying Fish (2) 102 US 1978 Sell This Version
201 Blues Boy  album cover Geoff Muldaur Blues Boy(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 201 US 1979 Sell This Version
206 Hot Rize  album cover Hot Rize Hot Rize (Album) 206 US 1979 Sell This Version
207 Home  album cover Si Kahn Home(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 207 US 1979 Sell This Version
210 On The Sunny Side Of The Street  album cover Erwin Helfer & Friends* On The Sunny Side Of The Street(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 210 US 1979 Sell This Version
221 Doing My Job  album cover Si Kahn Doing My Job(LP, Album, PRC) Flying Fish (2) 221 US 1982 Sell This Version
224 Tellulive - 1979 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival  album cover Various Tellulive - 1979 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 224 US 1980 Sell This Version
230 Forgotten Dreams  album cover Priscilla Herdman Forgotten Dreams (Album) 230 US 1980 Sell This Version
232 Vassar  album cover Vassar Clements Band* Vassar(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 232 US 1980 Sell This Version
233 Permanent Wave  album cover Dillard* - Hartford* - Dillard* Dillard* - Hartford* - Dillard* - Permanent Wave(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 233 US 1980 Sell This Version
234 Premium Blend  album cover Orrin Star & Gary Mehalick Orrin Star & Gary Mehalick - Premium Blend(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 234 US 1980 Sell This Version
235 Settin' The Woods On Fire  album cover Joel Mabus Settin' The Woods On Fire(LP, Album, Promo) Flying Fish (2) 235 US 1980 Sell This Version
242 Endangered Species  album cover Jim Ringer Endangered Species(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 242 US 1981 Sell This Version
243 Musaic  album cover Simon & Bard* Featuring Larry Coryell Simon & Bard* Featuring Larry Coryell - Musaic(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 243 US 1980 Sell This Version
250 Home Is Where The Van Is  album cover Battlefield Band Home Is Where The Van Is(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 250 US 1981 Sell This Version
256 Uniforms  album cover Peter Alsop Uniforms(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 256 US 1981 Sell This Version
258 Metropolis  album cover The Klezmorim Metropolis(LP) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 258 US 1981 Sell This Version
259 Catalogue  album cover John Hartford Catalogue (Album) 259 US 1981 Sell This Version
261 Late To Work  album cover Skyline (17) Late To Work(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 261 US 1981 Sell This Version
276 Revolutionary Songs of El Salvador / Canto a la Patria Revolucionaria  album cover Yolocamba ITa* Revolutionary Songs of El Salvador / Canto a la Patria Revolucionaria 276 US 1981 Sell This Version
279 Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers  album cover Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers - Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers(LP) Flying Fish (2) 279 US 1982 Sell This Version
281 Language Of The Heart  album cover Eclectricity Language Of The Heart(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 281 US 1982 Sell This Version
283 Second Helping  album cover The Harmony Sisters Second Helping(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 283 US 1983 Sell This Version
287 Another Country  album cover Trapezoid Another Country (Album) 287 US 1982 Sell This Version
334 It Ain't Right  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers It Ain't Right(CD) Flying Fish (2) 334 US 1992 Sell This Version
399 Look To The People  album cover Ruth Pelham Look To The People(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 399 US 1986 Sell This Version
415 Old Time Music Dance Party: Old Time Mountain Music for Buck Dancing, Flat Footing, Clogging and Other Activities by...  album cover A. Robic & the Exertions Old Time Music Dance Party: Old Time Mountain Music for Buck Dancing, Flat Footing, Clogging and Other Activities by...(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 415 US 1987 Sell This Version
419 Jim Post & Friends  album cover Jim Post Jim Post & Friends(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 419 US 1987 Sell This Version
431 Wilder Joy ...Traditional American Folksongs  album cover Jeff Warner (2) & Jeff Davis (18) Jeff Warner (2) & Jeff Davis (18) - Wilder Joy ...Traditional American Folksongs(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 431 US 1987 Sell This Version
502 Nobody But You  album cover John Hammond* Nobody But You (Album) 502 US 1987 Sell This Version
503 Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)  album cover Yolocamba I Ta Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 503 US 1988 Sell This Version
516 That White Boy's Crazy  album cover Tom Dreesen That White Boy's Crazy(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 516 US 1986 Sell This Version
701 Norman Blake (2) / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland* / Jethro Burns Norman Blake (2) / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland* / Jethro Burns - Norman Blake / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland / Jethro Burns(Cass, Album) HDS (2), GRT, Flying Fish (2) 701 US 1975 Sell This Version
4010 Disco Gate (Keep On Dancing)  album cover Mandingo Griot Society Disco Gate (Keep On Dancing)(12", EP) Flying Fish (2) 4010 US 1982 Sell This Version
70230 Forgotten Dreams  album cover Priscilla Herdman Forgotten Dreams(CD) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 70230 US 1983 Sell This Version
FF 70503 Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)  album cover Yolocamba I Ta Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 70503 US 1992 Sell This Version
70531 Crossing To Skellig  album cover Magical Strings Crossing To Skellig(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 70531 US 1990 Sell This Version
90095 Slumberin' On The Cumberland  album cover John Hartford, Pat Burton & Benny Martin John Hartford, Pat Burton & Benny Martin - Slumberin' On The Cumberland(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) 90095 US 1979 Sell This Version
90256 Uniforms  album cover Peter Alsop Uniforms(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) 90256 US 1981 Sell This Version
90267 No Frets Barred  album cover Orrin Star No Frets Barred (Album) 90267 US 1981 Sell This Version
90361 Out Of The Dark  album cover Claudia Schmidt Out Of The Dark(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) 90361 US 1985 Sell This Version
90394 Dog Days Of August  album cover John Cephas And Phil Wiggins* Dog Days Of August(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 90394 US 1986 Sell This Version
90800 Fiddlistics  album cover Darol Anger Fiddlistics(Cass, Album) Kaleidoscope Records (2) 90800 US 1979 Sell This Version
30.2032 (VLP-377) And Loving You  album cover Tom Paxton And Loving You(LP) Flying Fish (2) 30.2032 (VLP-377) Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2043 Commonwealth  album cover New Grass Revival Commonwealth(LP, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) 30.2043 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2069 Skyline Drive  album cover Tony Trischka And Skyline (17) Tony Trischka And Skyline (17) - Skyline Drive(LP) PDI, PDI, Flying Fish (2), Vemsa 30.2069 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2070 Bluegrass Tonight  album cover Country Gazette Bluegrass Tonight(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Vemsa, PDI 30.2070 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2183 Harp  album cover Philip Boulding Harp(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), PDI, Vemsa 30.2183 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
30.2260 Too Late To Turn Back Now  album cover New Grass Revival Too Late To Turn Back Now(LP, Album) Vemsa, PDI, Flying Fish (2) 30.2260 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
8359-047 H Blackberry Blossom  album cover Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom(8-Trk, Album) Flying Fish (2) 8359-047 H US 1977 Sell This Version
18964-0047-2 Blackberry Blossom  album cover Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0047-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
18964-0089-2 Chuckin' The Frizz  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Chuckin' The Frizz(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0089-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
18964-0289-2 Gum Tree Canoe  album cover John Hartford Gum Tree Canoe(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0289-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
18964-0675-2 Friend For Life  album cover Bryan Bowers Friend For Life(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0675-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
ATD 1108 Orb  album cover Boiled In Lead Orb(CD, Album) Atomic Theory ATD 1108 US 1990 Sell This Version
ATD 1110 Carry On  album cover Ipso Facto (5) Carry On(CD, Album) Atomic Theory ATD 1110 US 1992 Sell This Version