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 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 Zion Harmonizers You Don't Have To Get In Trouble (Album) 002 US 1974 Sell This Version
003 Martin, Bogan & Armstrong Martin Bogan & Armstrong(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 003 US 1974 Sell This Version
004 Norman Blake (2) The Fields Of November (Album) 004 US 1974 Sell This Version
005 Pat Burton We've Been Waiting For This, Pat Burton (Album) 005 US 1974 Sell This Version
006 The Bob Riedy Blues Band* Just Off Halsted(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 006 US 1974 Sell This Version
007 Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar (Album) 007 US 1975 Sell This Version
010 Norman Blake (2) Old And New (Album) 010 US 1975 Sell This Version
018 Hickory Wind Fresh Produce(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 018 US 1975 Sell This Version
023 Michael Melford Mandolin Fantasy(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 023 US 1976 Sell This Version
026 The Central Park Sheiks Honeysuckle Rose(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 026 US 1976 Sell This Version
028 John Hartford Nobody Knows What You Do (Album) 028 US 1976 Sell This Version
030 The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 030 US 1976 Sell This Version
032 New Grass Revival When The Storm Is Over 032 US 1977 Sell This Version
034 Peter Alsop Asleep At The Helm(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 034 US 1977 Sell This Version
036 Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* Dillard* / Hartford* / Dillard* - Glitter Grass From The Nashwood Hollyville Strings (Album) 036 US 1977 Sell This Version
039 Luke Baldwin The Tattoo On My Chest(LP) Flying Fish (2) 039 US 1977 Sell This Version
041 Buddy Spicher & Buddy Emmons Buddy Spicher & Buddy Emmons - Buddies(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 041 US 1977 Sell This Version
044 John Hartford All In The Name Of Love (Album) 044 US 1977 Sell This Version
050 New Grass Revival Too Late To Turn Back Now (Album) 050 US 1977 Sell This Version
060 Don Lange Natural Born Heathen(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 060 US 1978 Sell This Version
068 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 Peter Rowan (Album) 071 US 1978 Sell This Version
074 Hickory Wind Crossing Devil's Bridge(LP, Album, Gat) Flying Fish (2) 074 US 1978 Sell This Version
080 H 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 Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau Buddy Emmons With Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud (Album) 088 US 1978 Sell This Version
102 The New Lost City Ramblers 20 Years Concert Performances(2xLP) Flying Fish (2) 102 US 1978 Sell This Version
206 Hot Rize Hot Rize(LP) Flying Fish (2) 206 US 1979 Sell This Version
207 Si Kahn Home(LP) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 207 US 1979 Sell This Version
210 Erwin Helfer And Various Erwin Helfer And Various - On The Sunny Side Of The Street(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 210 US 1979 Sell This Version
221 Si Kahn Doing My Job(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 221 US 1982 Sell This Version
224 Various Tellulive 1976 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 224 US 1980 Sell This Version
230 Priscilla Herdman Forgotten Dreams(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 230 US 1980 Sell This Version
233 Dillard* - Hartford* - Dillard* Dillard* - Hartford* - Dillard* - Permanent Wave(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 233 US 1980 Sell This Version
234 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 Joel Mabus Settin' The Woods On Fire(LP, Album, Promo) Flying Fish (2) 235 US 1980 Sell This Version
242 Jim Ringer Endangered Species(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 242 US 1981 Sell This Version
243 Simon & Bard* Featuring Larry Coryell Simon & Bard* Featuring Larry Coryell - Musaic(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 243 US 1980 Sell This Version
250 Battlefield Band Home Is Where The Van Is(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 250 US 1981 Sell This Version
256 Peter Alsop Uniforms(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 256 US 1981 Sell This Version
259 John Hartford Catalogue (Album) 259 US 1981 Sell This Version
261 Skyline (17) Late To Work(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 261 US 1981 Sell This Version
279 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 Eclectricity Language Of The Heart(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 281 US 1982 Sell This Version
283 The Harmony Sisters Second Helping(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 283 US 1983 Sell This Version
287 Trapezoid Another Country (Album) 287 US 1982 Sell This Version
334 The Red Clay Ramblers It Ain't Right 334 US 1986 Sell This Version
399 Ruth Pelham Look To The People(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 399 US 1986 Sell This Version
415 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 Jim Post & Friends(LP) Flying Fish (2) 419 US 1987 Sell This Version
431 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 John Hammond* Nobody But You (Album) 502 US 1987 Sell This Version
503 Yolocamba I Ta Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 503 US 1988 Sell This Version
575 Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Boogie Woogie Zydeco(CD) Flying Fish (2) 575 US 1992 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 Mandingo Griot Society Disco Gate (Keep On Dancing)(12", EP) Flying Fish (2) 4010 US 1982 Sell This Version
70036 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 Yolocamba I Ta Cara O Cruz (Heads Or Tails)(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 70503 US 1992 Sell This Version
90256 Peter Alsop Uniforms(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) 90256 US 1981 Sell This Version
90394 John Cephas And Phil Wiggins* Dog Days Of August(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) 90394 US 1986 Sell This Version
90800 Darol Anger Fiddlistics(Cass, Album) Kaleidoscope Records (2) 90800 US 1979 Sell This Version
30.2032 (VLP-377) Tom Paxton And Loving You(LP) Flying Fish (2) 30.2032 (VLP-377) Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2043 New Grass Revival Commonwealth(LP, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) 30.2043 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
30.2070 Country Gazette Bluegrass Tonight(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Vemsa 30.2070 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
8359-047 H Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom(8-Trk, Album) Flying Fish (2) 8359-047 H US 1977 Sell This Version
18964-0047-2 Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0047-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
18964-0289-2 John Hartford Gum Tree Canoe(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0289-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
18964-0675-2 Bryan Bowers Friend For Life(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) 18964-0675-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
AW-2042 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 Steve Gillette A Little Warmth(LP, Album) Regency Records (4), Flying Fish (2), Trio Records AW-2049 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
AW-2051 Peter Wernick Dr. Banjo Steps Out(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2051 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
AW-2089 Various Tellulive 1976 Telluride Bluegrass & Country Music Festival(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2089 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
BP 1484 Walter Horton Can't Keep Lovin' You (Album) BP 1484 US 1984 Sell This Version
BP1684 The Bel Airs Need Me A Car(LP) Blind Pig Records, Blind Pig Records BP1684 US 1985 Sell This Version
BP 1986 Yank Rachell Blues Mandolin Man(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP 1986 US 1986 Sell This Version
BP 2086 Commander Cody Let's Rock!(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP 2086 US 1986 Sell This Version
BP-2287 Luther Allison Serious(LP, Album) Blind Pig Records BP-2287 US 1987 Sell This Version
CD 094 David Amram At Home / Around the World(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD 094 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 237 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 New Grass Revival Commonwealth(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 254 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD FF 332 Frankie Armstrong I Heard A Woman Singing(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 332 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD FF 653 Steve Tilston And So It Goes…(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 653 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 656 Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan Double Vision(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 656 US 1996 Sell This Version
CD FF 663 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 Satan And Adam Living On The River(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 666 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD FF 667/668 Sweet Honey In The Rock Selections 1976–1988(CD, Comp) Flying Fish (2) CD FF 667/668 US 1997 Sell This Version
COMD 2010 Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird Battlefield Band & Alison Kinnaird - Music In Trust Volume One(CD, Album) Temple Records (2) COMD 2010 US 1988 Sell This Version
COOKCD 012 Sweet Honey In The Rock Live At Carnegie Hall(CD, Album) Flying Fish (2) COOKCD 012 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CTP030 Jim Johnstone And His Band Stramash(Cass, Album) Temple Records (2) CTP030 UK 1989 Sell This Version
F-5 David Grisman Quintet The David Grisman Quintet (Album) F-5 US 1977 Sell This Version
F-7 Kate Wolf & The Wildwood Flower With The Cache Valley Drifters Kate Wolf & The Wildwood Flower With The Cache Valley Drifters - Lines On The Paper(LP, Album, RE) Kaleidoscope Records (2) F-7 US 1979 Sell This Version
F 8 Darol Anger Fiddlistics(LP, Album) Kaleidoscope Records (2) F 8 US 1979 Sell This Version
FC 27103 The John Renbourn Group Live In America(2xLP) Flying Fish (2) FC 27103 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC 27271 Bertram Levy That Old Gut Feeling(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FC 27271 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC27272 Guy Carawan Songs Of Struggle And Celebration(LP) Flying Fish (2) FC27272 US 1982 Sell This Version
FC 27753 David Amram Autobiography (Album) FC 27753 US 1982 Sell This Version
FF 004 Norman Blake (2) The Fields Of November (Album) FF 004 US 1974 Sell This Version
FF 007 Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF 007 US 1998 Sell This Version
FF 008 Tut Taylor The Old Post Office(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF 008 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 009 The Red Clay Ramblers Stolen Love(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 009 US 1975 Sell This Version