New Delmark Blues Releases - On Sale Now


Giles Corey's Stoned Soul
Delmark DE 834

Giles Corey's credits include being in the bands of Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues and Otis Rush. Giles also played and recorded with Syl Johnson, Mississippi Heat and Buddy Miles. The talented singer/guitarist was a founding member of the funk/blues/rock & roll powerhouse Lubriphonic. When Lubriphonic stopped touring in 2011, the seed was planted for Stoned Soul, Giles' debut as leader. The band features Marty Sammon on keys, Joewaun Scott on bass and Rick King on drums. The album features eleven new originals and covers of "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", a 1971 hit for Wilson Pickett and Gary Clark Jr.'s "Bight Lights". Stoned Soul features a unique blend of roots music, rich in history yet contemporary and forward-looking.



Sleepy John Estes
Live In Japan `74 with Hammie Nixon DE 835

Tennessee blues poet Sleepy John Estes made his recorded debut in 1929 with the song ""Broken Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too"". In '35 John teamed up with Hammie Nixon and they went on to record many classic sides together until WWII. After a twenty-year absence Delmark's Bob Koester rediscovered John and presented him to the new blues audience in `62. This led to a series of LPs and a reinvigorated career. This album was recorded in November of 1974 at concerts in Japan, one of the very first tours of that country by a blues artist - preceded only by a B.B. King State Department appearance. The Estes tour was a great success and even resulted in an Estes track appearing on the Japanese Top 100 chart! 73 minutes.





Magic Sam
Live at the Avant Garde

Delmark DE 833

Before Magic Sam scored with 1967's West Side Soul (Delmark 615) his recorded legacy included a handful of sides for Cobra in the late `50s, Chief in the early `60s and a few miscellaneous 45s in the mid-`60s. But just when it looked like things were going to really take off for Sam he passed away on December 1, 1969 at the age of 32. Delmark issued 1968's Black Magic (Delmark 620) and there have been several posthumous releases of live recordings including the classic Live (Delmark 645). This album comes from a June 22, 1968 live concert recorded at the Avant Garde in Milwaukee. It features Magic Sam, vocals, guitar; Big Mojo Elem, bass and Bob Richey, drums. Over 65 minutes including "That's All I Need" "I Need You So Bad", "Two Trains Running", "Come On In This House" and more.

MAGIC SAM / Live At The Avant Garde -CD *Delmark 833
Blues CD Delmark 833 *BLM





John & Sylvia Embry  
Delmark DE 832

Queen Sylvia Embry is best known as the bass-playing vocalist in Lefty Dizz and the Shock Treatment during the late 70s.  The group was immensely popular and played some of the best (and wildest) blues music in Chicago.  They were the house band for Blue Mondays at the Checkerboard and played regularly at the Kingston Mines. It seemed as if Sylvia was poised to break out as Chicago's leading blues woman as she started to front her own band and recording for three different labels in just a few years. "John Embry was one of the city's fine but unheralded blues guitarists", said Sylvia. They were married for a time but by time they recorded this album they had divorced. Recorded on January 19, 1979 by the tiny Razor label the original album, known as After Work, is long out-of-print. This new CD re-issue contains previously unissued material. This is classic Chicago blues at its best.

EMBRY, JOHN & SYLVIA / Troubles -CD *Delmark - 832
Blues CD Delmark - 832 *BLE






Delmark 60th Anniversary: Blues   
Delmark DE 917

Founded in 1953 by Bob Koester, Delmark Records continues to record jazz and blues under Koester's leadership. To celebrate the 60th anniversary local multi-artist blues shows have been ongoing and this special CD package features previously