ADELPHI RECORDS is an American independent record label founded in
1968 and incorporated in 1970 by Gene Rosenthal.
* 1 History
* 2 Recordings
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links
The label name was crafted by Rosenthal to suggest a combination of
the Greek oracle , nearby
Adelphi, Maryland , as well as a tip of the
hat to a John Fahey song, "The Downfall of the Adelphi Rolling Grist
Mill". Extensive field recordings were begun in1964 and expanded to
include film documentation beginning in early/mid 1969, including
sessions in Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and the Mississippi delta. In
the 1970s the label began issuing Folk,
Jazz & blues-rock albums. the
latter were significantly important to the development of that genre.
In the mid-1970's two of Adelphi's biggest selling artists were the
Nighthawks and the Rosslyn Mountain Boys. Towards the end of the 1970s
the label's Sales & growth had significantly expanded particularly
marked in the early1980's when Adelphi established it's wholly owned
subsidiery Label "Sunsplash Records" predominantly to issue Jamaican
Reggae performances from the 1982
Reggae Sunsplash Festival. Musician
signings continued into the 1990s and after a short hiatus resumed in
the 2000's with studio sessions in New Orleans by Adelphi Artist Ken
Lenny Breau , Reuben Brown and Richie Cole (jazz ); Yellowman
Big Youth and Toots Rev. Gary Davis , Gene Johnson, and Rev. Robert
Wilkins (blues and spirituals ); plus
Nathan Beauregard , Roy Book
Roy Buchanan ,
R. L. Burnside ,
Gus Cannon , David Honeyboy
Paul Geremia ,
Mississippi John Hurt ,
Backwards Sam Firk ,
Skip James ,
Furry Lewis ,
Bill Blue ,
Little Brother Montgomery ,
Charles Tyler and
Bukka White (blues), plus
Patrick Sky (folk).
List of record labels - Sunsplash, GENES (pronounced Jenn-ess)
Blues Vault Series CDs, Dental Records
* ^ A B Dunlap Jr., David (July 7, 2006). "The Cosmos Club".
Washington City Paper . Retrieved March 10, 2010.
* ^ The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Blues, ed. Edward Komara (New
York: Routledge), ISBN 0-415-92699-8
* ^ "Roy Buchanan". Adelphirecords.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
* ^ A B "Adelphi Revamps Foreign Distrib, Ponders Licensing".
Billboard. December 24, 1977. p. 18.
* ^ A B Callahan, Jean (September 20, 1980). "No Recession for the
Adelphi Label". Billboard. p. 10.
* ^ A B C D Komara, Edward M. (2006). Encyclopedia of the Blues.
Psychology Press. p. 9. ISBN 9780415926997 .
* ^ "4101PatSky". Adelphirecords.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.