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
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
FF 004 The Fields Of November  album cover Norman Blake (2) The Fields Of November (Album) FF 004 US 1974 Sell This Version
FF 101 Hillbilly Jazz  album cover Vassar Clements Hillbilly Jazz (Album) FF 101 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
018 Fresh Produce  album cover Hickory Wind Fresh Produce(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 018 US 1975 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
FF 008 The Old Post Office  album cover Tut Taylor The Old Post Office(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF 008 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 009 Stolen Love  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Stolen Love (Album) FF 009 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF-012 Tennessee Jubilee  album cover Benny Martin Tennessee Jubilee (Album) FF-012 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 014 Lycurgus  album cover Peter Lang Lycurgus (Album) FF 014 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 015 Lester Raymond Flatt  album cover Lester Flatt Lester Raymond Flatt(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 015 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF-016 Fly Through The Country  album cover New Grass Revival Fly Through The Country (Album) FF-016 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF019 Country Cooking With The Fiction Brothers  album cover Country Cooking With The Fiction Brothers Country Cooking With The Fiction Brothers - Country Cooking With The Fiction Brothers(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF019 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF-035 S'Wonderful  album cover 4 Giants Of Swing S'Wonderful(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-035 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 109 The Red Clay Ramblers Stolen Love(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF 109 US 1975 Sell This Version
FF 90015 Lester Flatt Lester Raymond Flatt(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 90015 US 1975 Sell This Version
Flying Fish #011 Self Titled  album cover Doug Freeman & Don Lange* Self Titled(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) Flying Fish #011 US 1975 Sell This Version
N-6 Have No Fear  album cover Von Freeman Have No Fear(LP, Album) Nessa Records, Nessa Records N-6 US 1975 Sell This Version
SNTF 721 Hillbilly Jazz Volume 1  album cover Vassar Clements Hillbilly Jazz Volume 1(LP, RE) Sonet SNTF 721 UK & Europe 1975 Sell This Version
SNTF 722 Hillbilly Jazz Volume 2  album cover Vassar Clements Hillbilly Jazz Volume 2(LP, RE) Sonet SNTF 722 UK & Europe 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
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
AW-2062 Sweet Honey In The Rock Sweet Honey In The Rock(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) AW-2062 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
FF 013 The Rosehip String Band  album cover The Rosehip String Band The Rosehip String Band(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF 013 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF 017 Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills  album cover Buddy Emmons Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 017 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF-020 Mark Twang  album cover John Hartford Mark Twang (Album) FF-020 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF 021 American Sampler  album cover Buddy Spicher American Sampler(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 021 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF-022 Sweet Honey In The Rock  album cover Sweet Honey In The Rock Sweet Honey In The Rock (Album) FF-022 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF-024 Roadside Rag  album cover Doug Jernigan Roadside Rag(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF-024 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF 025 Rhapsody For Banjo  album cover Larry McNeely Rhapsody For Banjo(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 025 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF027 Out To Lunch  album cover Country Gazette Out To Lunch(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF027 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF029 Mike Auldridge  album cover Mike Auldridge Mike Auldridge (Album) FF029 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF 048 Shady Gove  album cover Gove Scrivenor Shady Gove(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 048 US 1976 Sell This Version
FF 90022 Sweet Honey In The Rock  album cover Sweet Honey In The Rock Sweet Honey In The Rock(Cass, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 90022 US 1976 Sell This Version
LARFF-048 Shady Gove  album cover Gove Scrivenor Shady Gove(LP, Album) Larrikin, Larrikin, Larrikin LARFF-048 Australia 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
037 The View From Home  album cover Bryan Bowers The View From Home(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) 037 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
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
F-5 The David Grisman Quintet  album cover David Grisman Quintet The David Grisman Quintet (Album) F-5 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF 031 A Collector's Item  album cover Star Spangled Washboard Band A Collector's Item(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 031 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF033 Journey's Edge  album cover Robin Williamson & His Merry Band Journey's Edge (Album) FF033 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF-037 The View From Home  album cover Bryan Bowers The View From Home (Album) FF-037 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF038 The Bluegrass Session  album cover Vassar Clements The Bluegrass Session (Album) FF038 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF-040 Versus The Incredible L.A. Time Machine  album cover The Dillards Versus The Incredible L.A. Time Machine(LP, Gat) Flying Fish (2) FF-040 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF 042 Jethro Burns  album cover Jethro Burns Jethro Burns (Album) FF 042 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF 045 Paula Lockheart With Peter Ecklund (And Other Friends)  album cover Paula Lockheart Paula Lockheart With Peter Ecklund (And Other Friends)(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 045 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF-046 Dr. Banjo Steps Out  album cover Pete Wernick* Dr. Banjo Steps Out(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-046 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF-047 Blackberry Blossom  album cover Norman Blake (2) Blackberry Blossom (Album) FF-047 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF055 Merchants Lunch  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Merchants Lunch(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF055 US 1977 Sell This Version
FF 900034 Asleep At The Helm  album cover Peter Alsop Asleep At The Helm(Cass, Album, Dol) Flying Fish (2) FF 900034 US 1977 Sell This Version
FS-51178 Three Songs From Hotel Universe  album cover San Francisco Mime Troupe Three Songs From Hotel Universe(7") Flying Fish (2) FS-51178 US 1977 Sell This Version
RVP-6237 David Grisman Quintet The David Grisman Quintet(LP, Album, RE) RCA RVP-6237 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SNTF - 706 Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills  album cover Buddy Emmons Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills(LP, Album) Sonet SNTF - 706 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SNTF 731 Twisted Laurel  album cover The Red Clay Ramblers Twisted Laurel(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) SNTF 731 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SNTF 748 The Bluegrass Session  album cover Vassar Clements The Bluegrass Session(LP, Album) Sonet SNTF 748 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SPFF.1004 S'Wonderful  album cover 4 Giants Of Swing S'Wonderful(LP) Stony Plain Records SPFF.1004 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
SPFF-1006 Versus The Incredible L.A. Time Machine  album cover The Dillards Versus The Incredible L.A. Time Machine (Album) SPFF-1006 Canada 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), 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
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
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
FF 043 Doug & Bucky  album cover Doug Jernigan And Bucky Pizzarelli Doug Jernigan And Bucky Pizzarelli - Doug & Bucky(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 043 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 049 Frank Wakefield & The Good Ol' Boys  album cover Frank Wakefield And The Good 'Ol Boys Frank Wakefield And The Good 'Ol Boys - Frank Wakefield & The Good Ol' Boys(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF 049 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-051 Ken Bloom  album cover Ken Bloom Ken Bloom(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-051 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 052 Homemade Songs  album cover Tracy Nelson Homemade Songs(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF 052 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-053 Cathy Fink & Duck Donald  album cover Cathy Fink & Duck Donald Cathy Fink & Duck Donald - Cathy Fink & Duck Donald(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-053 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 054 Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog'  album cover Mike Auldridge & Old Dog (2) Mike Auldridge & Old Dog (2) - Mike Auldridge & 'Old Dog' (Album) FF 054 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-056 That Old Gang Of Mine  album cover Martin, Bogan, & The Armstrongs* That Old Gang Of Mine(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-056 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-057 Havana/New York  album cover David Amram Havana/New York(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-057 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-058 On Lough Erne's Shore  album cover Cathal McConnell On Lough Erne's Shore(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF-058 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF059 Fresh Fish  album cover Mason Williams & The Santa Fe Recital Mason Williams & The Santa Fe Recital - Fresh Fish(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF059 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 061 Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett  album cover Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett - Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF 061 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 062 American Stonehenge  album cover Robin Williamson & His Merry Band American Stonehenge (Album) FF 062 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 063 Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below  album cover John Hartford Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2), Flying Fish (2) FF 063 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-064 The Philadelphia Folk Festival (1977)  album cover Various The Philadelphia Folk Festival (1977)(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF-064 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF 065 Me And My Heroes  album cover Buddy Spicher Me And My Heroes(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF 065 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF067 No Minors Allowed  album cover Ron Mesing No Minors Allowed(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF067 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF069 Reunion  album cover Johnnie Lee Wills Reunion(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF069 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-070 Wish You Were Here  album cover Boys Of The Lough* Wish You Were Here(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-070 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-075 Ira Sullivan  album cover Ira Sullivan Ira Sullivan(LP) Flying Fish (2) FF-075 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-076 Mandingo Griot Society  album cover Mandingo Griot Society With Special Guest Don Cherry Mandingo Griot Society With Special Guest Don Cherry - Mandingo Griot Society(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-076 US 1978 Sell This Version
FF-078 Indian Summer  album cover Phil Rosenthal Indian Summer(LP, Album) Flying Fish (2) FF-078 US 1978 Sell This Version