Delmark Apollo Series

Born in a record store near the Apollo Theatre building in 1944, Apollo Records presented virtually every kind of popular and ethinic music. By 1962, it had ceased recording but continued merchandising its gospel music, primarily the Mahalia Jackson catalog. Delmark has aquired the rights and surviving source material of the long out of print blues and jazz masters, and is presenting them in this Apollo Series, including numerous unissued performances and alternate takes. Apollo Records assigned a master number to every song recorded starting wih 1000 and continuing into the 1500s.

For a description of what goes into reissuing Apollos, click here.

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Jazz


Illinois Jacquet Jumpin At Apollo DE-538



Sir Charles Thompson Takin' Off DD-450

 


Dinah Washington Mellow Mama DD-451

 


Honkers & Bar Walkers Vol.2 DD-452

 


Coleman Hawkins Rainbow Mist DD-459

 


Willis Jackson Call Of The Gators DD-460

 


Earl Hines and the Duke's Men DD-470

 


Arnett Cobb Arnett Blows For 1300 DD-471

 


Bobby Smith with the Erskine Hawkins Alumni That's For Sure! DE-484

 

 

Blues


Sunnyland Slim - House Rent Party Delmark DE-655

 


Pete Johnson Central Avenue Boogie Delmark DD-656

 

 


West Coast Jive - Apollo Series Delmark DE-657

 

 


East Coast Jive - Apollo Series Delmark DE-669

  

 


Wynonie Harris - Everybody Boogie! Delmark DE-683

  

 


Don't You Feel My Leg - Apollo' Lady Blues Singers Delmark DE-684

 

 

 


Willie Bryant Blues Around The Clock Delmark DE-685


Piney Brown & Eddie Mack Hoot And Holler Saturday Night DE-754

 


Alec "Guitar Slim" Seward & Louis "Jelly Belly" Hayes The Back Porch Boys DE-755

 


Jack McVea McVoutie's Central Avenue Blues DE-756