BLUE NOTE
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 Independent label: Blue Note Records was a sub label of the EMI Group. In 1965, Blue Note was purchased by Liberty and began recording more commercially-oriented music, including jazz-fusion (a trend lasting well into the following decade). In 1975, then-owners United Artists Records launched a systematic reissue program for the back catalog lasting until 1980. United Artists Records was purchased by EMI in 1979, acquiring Blue Note in the process. Beginning in 1982, Blue Note catalog reissues began appearing on Mosaic Records (ironically owned by Michael Cuscuna, who oversaw the UA-era reissue program). The label was relaunched as part of Capitol Records subsidiary Manhattan in 1985 and began making new recordings, re-releasing key albums from its history and releasing previously unissued material. In 1989, EMI discontinued Manhattan and Blue Note. And became the division under which all of Capitol-EMI's jazz activities were organized (two years later, Manhattan was revived for smooth jazz and pop-jazz releases). A 2005 reorganization at both Capitol and parent company EMI put Blue Note along with sister labels Manhattan, Angel, Virgin Classics and Metro Blue under the Blue Note Label Group umbrella covering jazz, classical and adult pop recordings.In 2012 Blue Note was purchased by the Universal Music Group. Manufactured And Distributed By EMI Records.

  
85 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder   BLUE NOTE BLUE 1
85 Stanley Jordan  The Lady In My Life  BLUE NOTE BLUE 2
85 Stanley Jordan Eleanor Rigby BLUE NOTE BLUE 3
86 Bobby McFerrin Thinkin' About Your Body (For Debs) BLUE NOTE BLUE 4
88 Dianne Reeves Better Days (Remix) BLUE NOTE BLUE 5
88 Bobby McFerrin Thinkin' About Your Body BLUE NOTE BLUE 6
89 Lou Rawls At Last BLUE NOTE BLUE 7
98 Cassandra Wilson I Can't Stand The Rain BLUE NOTE BLUE 8