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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Delmark Records Update

Hope you had an enjoyable Labor Day/ Chicago Jazz Fest weekend!

We also hope you can come out and celebrate with us at...

Delmark Records' 55th Anniversary Tribute Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music !!

Friday, September 26, 2008, 8 pm
4544 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago's Lincoln Square

Chicago Blues/Jazz Summit with
Dave Specter (guitar, bandleader),
Ari Brown (sax, bandleader),
Nicole Mitchell
(flute) ,
Lurrie Bell (guitar, voc),
Jimmy Johnson
(guitar, voc)
Corey Wilkes
(trumpet) ,
and many special guests !

Our friends and neighbors at The Old Town School of Folk Music are throwing a party for Bob Koester and Delmark Records to celebrate this monumental music milestone. Do not miss this chance to honor one of the world's longest running, single-owned and operated independent record labels. Blues and jazz since 1953!!

We would love to see you at this special event held at the largest independent community arts school in the U.S.!
"Old Town School of Folk Music has the best small theater in the city, with excellent sound and sight lines" - Chicago Reader

Over a half of century of amazing music from both Delmark and Old Town School of Folk Music!

Happy 51st Birthday, Old Town School of Folk Music - Thank you, Colleen and Nick!
Happy 55th Birthday, Delmark Records

Delmark is also excited to announce our 55th Anniversary CD and DVD compilations for fall release! (end of Oct.)

Delmark • 55 Years of Jazz (Delmark DE-914) - Contains one CD and one DVD!
After wearing out Delmark’s 2003 set celebrating 50 years of great jazz, you probably thought you were going to have to wait at least until 2013 for another such anniversary collection. But when you’ve got a rich catalog like Delmark’s, and a label head like Bob Koester who is committed to keep expanding that catalog, why not seize every opportunity to throw a party for your enterprise--and all the great artists behind the candles on the cake? CD features Coleman Hawkins, Sun Ra, George Lewis, Curtis Fuller, Deep Blue Organ Trio, Francine Griffin, and more. DVD features Nicole Mitchell, Ari Brown, Fred Anderson, Chicago Underground Trio , and more.

Delmark • 55 Years of Blues (Delmark DE-915) - Contains one CD and one DVD!
Delmark’s 55th anniversary blues bash at Buddy Guy’s Legends on March 7, 2008 was suitably festive, with most of Delmark’s local blues roster on hand and a Delmark Day proclamation from Mayor Daley.The role that Bob Koester, his label, and his Jazz Record Mart have played since relocating some fifty years ago from St. Louis in nurturing and furthering the Chicago blues scene have broadened its horizons and benefitted virtually everyone involved in some way. CD features Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Speckled Red, Willie Kent, and more. DVD features Tail Dragger, Byther Smith, Jimmy Burns, Zora Young's performance from the 55th anniversary bash, and more.

Kevin Johnson, Delmark promotions

The World's Largest Blues and Jazz Shop!- JAZZ RECORD MART
The World's longest running single owned and operated record label, Delmark Records (OK, maybe 2nd longest)

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