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(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 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
004 The Fields Of November  album cover Norman Blake (2) The Fields Of November(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 004 US 1997 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
007 Steel Guitar  album cover Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 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 1976 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
030 Twisted Laurel  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 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
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
039 The Tattoo On My Chest  album cover Luke Baldwin The Tattoo On My Chest(LP) 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
044 All In The Name Of Love  album cover John Hartford All In The Name Of Love (Album) 044 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
060 Natural Born Heathen  album cover Don Lange Natural Born Heathen(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 060 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) 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
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
088 Minors Aloud  album cover Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud (Album) 088 US 1978 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
206 Hot Rize  album cover Hot Rize Hot Rize (Album) 206 US 1979 Sell This Version
207 Home  album cover Si Kahn Home(LP) 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) Flying Fish (2) 221 US 1982 Sell This Version
224 Tellulive 1976 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival  album cover Various Tellulive 1976 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(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 230 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), 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
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 334 US 1986 Sell This Version
369 Rodney Dillard At Silver Dollar City  album cover Various Rodney Dillard At Silver Dollar City(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 369 US 1985 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) 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
575 Boogie Woogie Zydeco  album cover Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Boogie Woogie Zydeco(CD) Flying Fish (2) 575 US 1992 Sell This Version
701 Norman Blake / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland / Jethro Burns  album cover 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
70036 Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings & Permanent Wave  album cover Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* - Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings & Permanent Wave(CD, Comp) Flying Fish (2) 70036 US 1992 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
90256 No Frets Barred  album cover Orrin Star No Frets Barred(Cass, Album, DOL) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 90256 US 1982 Sell This Version
90256 Uniforms  album cover Peter Alsop Uniforms(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) 90256 US 1981 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
30.2070 Bluegrass Tonight  album cover Country Gazette Bluegrass Tonight(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Vemsa 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
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
AW-2008 Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett  album cover Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett - Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett(LP, Promo) Flying Fish (2), Trio Records AW-2008 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
AW-2042 Slidin' Smoke  album cover Mike Auldridge and Jeff Newman Mike Auldridge and Jeff Newman - Slidin' Smoke(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2042 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
AW-2049 A Little Warmth  album cover Steve Gillette A Little Warmth(LP, Album) Regency Records (4), Flying Fish (2), Trio Records AW-2049 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AW-2051 Dr. Banjo Steps Out  album cover Peter Wernick Dr. Banjo Steps Out(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2051 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
AW-2062 Sweet Honey In The Rock Sweet Honey In The Rock(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2062 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
AW-2089 Tellulive 1976 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival  album cover Various Tellulive 1976 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2089 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
BP 1484 Can't Keep Lovin' You  album cover Walter Horton Can't Keep Lovin' You(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP 1484 US 1984 Sell This Version
BP1684 Need Me A Car  album cover The Bel Airs Need Me A Car(LP) Blind Pig Records, Blind Pig Records BP1684 US 1985 Sell This Version
BP 1784 Steady Date!  album cover Mitch Woods And His Rocket 88's Steady Date!(LP, Album, Wak) Blind Pig Records BP 1784 US 1984 Sell This Version
BP 1986 Blues Mandolin Man  album cover Yank Rachell Blues Mandolin Man(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP 1986 US 1986 Sell This Version
BP 2086 Let's Rock!  album cover Commander Cody Let's Rock!(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP 2086 US 1986 Sell This Version
BP-2287 Serious  album cover Luther Allison Serious(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP-2287 US 1987 Sell This Version
BP2687 Slidewinder  album cover Roy Rogers (2) Slidewinder(LP, Album, QCA) Blind Pig Records, Blind Pig Records BP2687 US 1987 Sell This Version
BP71484 Can't Keep Lovin' You  album cover Walter Horton Can't Keep Lovin' You(CD, Album) Blind Pig Records BP71484 US 1984 Sell This Version
CD 094 At Home / Around the World  album cover David Amram At Home / Around the World(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD 094 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 237 Clog-In: An American Folk Dance Classic  album cover Beverly Cotten With The Green Grass Cloggers Beverly Cotten With The Green Grass Cloggers - Clog-In: An American Folk Dance Classic(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 237 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD FF 254 Commonwealth  album cover New Grass Revival Commonwealth(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 254 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD FF 332 I Heard A Woman Singing  album cover Frankie Armstrong I Heard A Woman Singing(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 332 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD FF 653 And So It Goes…  album cover Steve Tilston And So It Goes…(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 653 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 656 Double Vision  album cover Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan Double Vision(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 656 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 663 All Under The Sun  album cover Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle - All Under The Sun(CD) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 663 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 666 Living On The River  album cover Satan And Adam Living On The River(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 666 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD FF 670 Parallel Lives  album cover David Mallett Parallel Lives(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 670 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD FF 673 Hammered Dulcimer: Retrospective  album cover Walt Michael Hammered Dulcimer: Retrospective(CD) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 673 US 1998 Sell This Version