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The Blue Series compilations

Blue Note/EMI in Europe released a large number of compilations in the Blue Series between 199? and 2000. It is not always easy to be sure that a compilation was part of the series so the list below may well be missing some entries and also may include some that shouldn't be included.

A number of smaller series of compilations that may have been part of the Blue Series are listed separately. These are: Blue Break Beats, Blue Juice, Blue Brazil and Capitol Rare. A number of samplers of tracks taken from Blue Series compilations were also released.

The Blue Series

So Blue So Funky: Heroes Of The Hammond, 1991

Includes tracks by Jimmy McGriff, John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Roach, Baby Face Willette, Larry Young, Lou Donaldson, Jack McDuff and Grant Green.

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Blue Bossa: Cool Cuts From The Tropics, 1991

Includes tracks by Horace Parlan, John Patton, Duke Pearson, Ike Quebec, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Dorham, Grant Green, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley and Lou Donaldson.

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Jazz Hot & Blue: Blue Note Plays The Music Of Cole Porter, 1991

Includes tracks by Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Griffin, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson and Ike Quebec.

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Love Me Blue: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, 1991

Includes tracks by Stanley Turrentine, Grant Green, Lee Morgan, the Three Sounds, Lonnie Smith and the Jazz Crusaders.

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Blue 'N Groovy: Blue Note Connects With The Good Vibes, 1993

Includes tracks by Duke Pearson, Blue Mitchell, Horace Silver, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Tina Brooks, Grant Green and Bobby Hutcherson.

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Blue Testament, 1993

Includes tracks by Benny Green, Johnny Griffin, Horace Silver, Fred Jackson, Lou Donaldson, Andrew Hill, Grant Green, Hank Mobley and Duke Pearson.

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Afro Blue: Explore The Roots And Rhythms Of Jazz, 1993

Includes tracks by Don Pullen, Horace Parlan, Art Blakey, James Moody, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan.

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California Cool: Presenting The Hip Jazz Sounds Of The West Coast, 1993

Includes tracks by Gerry Mulliga, Bud Shank, Shelly Manne, Chico Hamilton, Chet Baker, Hampton Hawes, Lee Konitz, Teddy Edwards/Les McCann, Jack Montrose, Art Pepper, Curtis May and Sonny Criss.

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So Blue So Funky: Heroes Of The Hammond, Vol. 2, 1994

Includes tracks by Jimmy McGriff, Curtis Amy, Freddie Roach, Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes, Johnny Lytle, Baby Face Willette, John Patton and Larry Young.

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Midnight Blue: The (Be)Witching Hour, 1994

Includes tracks by Ike Quebec, Jimmy Smith, Bud Shank, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Pearson, Grant Green, Dexter Gordon and Stanley Turrentine.

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Blue 60's: Blue Note Strikes A Radical Chord, 1995

Includes tracks by Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Gale, the Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine and Lou Donaldson.

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Blue York Blue York: So Good They Named It Twice, 1996

Includes tracks by Bobbi Humphrey, Reuben Wilson, Jimmy Smith, Jim Hall, Ike Quebec, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean and the Three Sounds.

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Blue 'N Groovy, Vol. 2: Mostly Modal, 1997

Includes tracks by Hank Mobley, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Byrd, Blue Mitchell, Don Wilkerson, Horace Parlan, Lee Morgan, Bobby Hutcherson and Duke Pearson.

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Blue Movies: Scoring For The Studios, 1997

Includes tracks by Billy Taylor, Willie Bobo, Count Basie, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Bobby Hutcherson, Three Sounds, John Patton, Lee Morgan Groove Holmes and Bud Shank.

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Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker, 1997

Includes tracks by Stanley Turrentine, Reuben Wilson, Three Sounds, Lou Rawls, Grant Green, Groove Holmes, Jazz Crusaders and Nancy Wilson.

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Afro Blue, Vol 2: The Roots And Rhythms Of Jazz, 1998

Includes tracks by the Jazz Crusaders, Curtis Amy/Dupree Bolton, Art Blakey, Solomon Ilori, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Randy Weston, Blue Mitchell and Cannonball Adderley.

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Jump Blue: Rockin' The Jukes, 1999

Includes tracks by Dave Bartholomew, Illinois Jacquet, Big Jay McNeely, Louis Jordan, Pigmeat Markham, Helen Humes, Amos Milburn, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, Floyd Dixon and Big Joe Turner.

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Blue Monk: Blue Note Plays Monk's Music, 1999

Includes tracks by Ralph Peterson, Stan Tracey, Larry Young, Grachan Moncur III, McCoy Tyner/Bobby Hutcherson, Art Taylor, and the Three Sounds.

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Blue Boogie: Boogie Woogie, Stride And The Piano Blues, 1999

Includes tracks by Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson, James P Johnson, Art Hodes and Earl Hines.

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Blue Bop: Great Goatees And Blazing Berets, 1999

Includes tracks by Kenny Clarke, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk/Milt Jackson, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Howard McGheeMiles Davis and Sonny Stitt.

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Deep Blue: The United States Of Mind, 1999

Includes tracks by Andrew Hill, Lonnie Smith, Bobby Hutcherson, Horace Silver, Gene Harris, Lee Morgan, Duke Pearson, Alphonse Mouzon, Gerald Wilson and Hank Mobley.

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Blue 70's: Blue Note Got Soul, 2000

Includes tracks by Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Lonnie Smith, Chico Hamilton and Grant Green.

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Last updated May 2011