Delmark Records is an American independent record label founded by Bob Koester in St. Louis, Missouri in 1953.
In 1958 Bob Koester moved to Chicago where he bought a record store called Seymour’s Jazz Mart, renaming it the Jazz Record Mart. The offices of Delmark Records were set up in the basement of the Jazz Record Mart.
In 1963, Bob Koester moved the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records to 7 West Grand in Chicago.
Over the years, Delmark Records has released many first rate blues albums.
- Live At The Avant Garde by Magic Sam.
- Black Magic by Magic Sam Blues Band. One of the essential 1960’s Chicago blues albums.
- West Side Soul by Magic Sam Blues Band. One of the essential 1960’s Chicago blues albums.
- Bricks In My Pillow by Robert Nighthawk. Recordings from 1951 and 1952 sessions on the United and States labels.
- Hoodoo Man Blues, with Buddy Guy
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