DELMARK RECORDS is one of Blues Music’s most iconic labels. It was founded in 1953 by the late Bob Koester when it was actually called Delmar. Delmar or Delmark, it doesn’t really matter, the venerable old label is now 70 years old and boasts something like 12,000 songs in its catalogue.
To celebrate the imprint’s 70th birthday, current label chiefs Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari have cherry picked just 10 songs for a vinyl compilation that celebrates the label’s achievements and the breadth of its repertoire.
The set offers tracks from blues and jazz legends like Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Dinah Washington, T-Bone Walker, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, Jimmy Johnson, Big Time Sarah and Jimmy Dawkins – a perfect representation of what Delmark has achieved .
Delmark Records Celebrates 70th Years is released July 21st. It will also be available on CD and digitally