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BluesWay Records was an American subsidiary label of ABC-Paramount Records, begun by Bob Thiele in 1966. Artists such as John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rushing, Otis Spann, and T-Bone Walker were among those who signed for the label. BluesWay released B. B. King's 1969 Live and Well and Completely Well albums, the latter containing his hit "The Thrill is Gone". The label also released the James Gang's first album, 1969's Yer' Album.

BluesWay ceased operations in 1970, with Hooker, King and James Gang being transferred to the parent ABC Records label. The imprint was briefly revived in 1973-74. The BluesWay masters, along with the rest of ABC Records' assets, were sold to MCA Records in 1978.

Discography

BluesWay Records released albums from 1967 until 1974.[1][2]

Catalog No. (BL/BLS) Album Artist Details
6001 Blues Is King B. B. King
6002 Live at Cafe Au Go Go John Lee Hooker
6003 The Blues Is Where It's At Otis Spann
6004 The New Jimmy Reed Album Jimmy Reed
6005 Every Day I Have the Blues Jimmy Rushing with Oliver Nelson and his Orchestra
6006 Singing the Blues Joe Turner
6007 Cherry Red Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
6008 Stormy Monday Blues T-Bone Walker
6009 Soulin' Jimmy Reed
6010 Dirty Blues Band Dirty Blues Band
6011 Blues on Top of Blues B. B. King
6012 Urban Blues John Lee Hooker
6013 The Bottom of the Blues Otis Spann
6014 Funky Town T-Bone Walker
6015 Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed
6016 Lucille B. B. King
6017 Livin' the Blues Jimmy Rushing
6018 The Soul of Bonnie and Clyde South Central Avenue Municipal Blues Band
6019 The Blues Are All Brown Roy Brown
6020 Stone Dirt The Dirty Blues Band featuring Rod "Gingerman" Piazza
6021 The Outlaw Blues Band The Outlaw Blues Band
6022 His Best – The Electric B. B. King B. B. King Compilation of ABC and BluesWay recordings
6023 Simply the Truth John Lee Hooker
6024 Down in Virginia Jimmy Reed
6026 The Blues Singer Jimmy Witherspoon
6028 A Long Way from Home Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
6029 George Smith of the Blues George "Harmonica" Smith and his Blues Band
6030 Breaking In The Outlaw Blues Band
6031 Live & Well B. B. King
6032 Don't Have to Worry Earl Hooker
6034 Yer' Album The James Gang
6036 Rambling Woman Johnny "Big Moose" Walker featuring Earl Hooker and Otis Hale
6037 Completely Well B. B. King
6038 If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im John Lee Hooker featuring Earl Hooker
6039 Legend Charles Brown
6040 Hunh! Jimmy Witherspoon
6043 Time to Get It Together Country Coalition
6050 Back In the Alley B. B. King Compilation of ABC and BluesWay recordings
6051 The Best of Jimmy Witherspoon Jimmy Witherspoon
6052 Kabuki Wuki John Lee Hooker
6053 The Genius Live in Concert Ray Charles Reissue of ABC/ABCS 500
6054 I Ain't from Chicago Jimmy Reed
6055 Farther On Down the Road Andrew "Voice" Odom
6056 Hard Times: The Classic Blues of Roy Brown Roy Brown
6057 Sent for You Yesterday Jimmy Rushing
6058 Dirty Mistreater T-Bone Walker Compilation of tracks from 6008 and 6014
6059 I Couldn't Believe My Eyes Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry with Earl Hooker
6060 Roll 'Em Joe Turner Reissue of Bluesway BLS 6006
6061 Blues Classics Volume 1 Various Artists
6062 Blues Classics Volume 2 Various Artists
6063 Heart Loaded with Trouble Otis Spann
6064 18 Pounds of Uncleaned Chittlins and Other Greasy Blues Specialities Mel Brown Compilation
6065 Call on Me Bobby Bland Reissue of Duke DLP 77
6066 Sometimes Tomorrow My Broken Heart Will Die Junior Parker
6067 The Ultimate Jimmy Reed Jimmy Reed
6068 Sunnyland Slim Plays Ragtime Blues Sunnyland Slim
6069 Funky from Chicago Johnny Little John
6070 Cry Before I Go Lucille Spann
6071 Ain't Sick No More Homesick James
6072 Do You Remember the Great Earl Hooker Earl Hooker Recorded 1966
6073 Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall Jimmy Reed Reissue of Vee-Jay 1035
6074 After 21 Years Reverend Gatemouth Moore
6075 I Can't Keep My Foot from Jumping Johnny Young
6076 Do It If You Want To Snooky Pryor
6077 Dirty Double Mother Roosevelt Sykes
6078 Cousin Joe Of New Orleans Cousin Joe
6079 Last Night Carey Bell
6080 Don't Your Plums Look Mellow Hanging on Your Tree Big Joe Williams
6081 Hand of God The Spencer Jackson Family
6082 House Cleanin' Blues L. C. Robinson
6083 Lonely Girl Lee Jackson [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wirz' American Music - Bluesway Records discography, Wirz.de, accessed August 30, 2019
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Bluesway Album Discography, Bsnpubs.com, accessed August 30, 2019
  3. ^ "Lee Jackson | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2021.