Blue Lake

    1954 - 1956

    Blue Lake was a Chicago-based record label founded in 1954 by disc jockey Al Benson. It specialized in blues, doo-wop, jazz, and gospel.

    The record label was a subsidiary of Benson's Parrot Records, it lasted until mid-1956.

    Many of the Blue Lake recordings were acquired by Chess Records.


    Releases

    • Blue Lake 101 Red Saunders and his Orchestra - "Summertime" / "Riverboat"

    • Blue Lake 102 Joe Williams - "In the Evening" / "Tired of Moving"

    • Blue Lake 103 Ann Carter - "You Oughta Quit It" / "Lovin' Daddy Blues"

    • Blue Lake 104 King Fleming's Quintette - "One O'Clock Jump" / "William's Blues"

    • Blue Lake 105 Sunnyland Slim - "Going Back to Memphis" / "Devil Is a Busy Man"

    • Blue Lake 106 Baby Boy Warren - "Mattie Mae" / "Santa Fe"

    • Blue Lake 107 Sunnyland Slim - "Shake It Baby" / "Bassology"

    • Blue Lake 108 Lou Mac - "Come Back Little Daddy" / "Hard to Get Along With"

    • Blue Lake 109 Walter Spriggs - "I'm Not Your Fool Anymore" / "Week End Man"

    • Blue Lake 111 The Maples / Von Freeman Combo - "99 Guys" / "I Must Forget You"

    • Blue Lake 112 The Fascinators - "Can't Stop" / "Don't Give My Love Away"

    • Blue Lake 113 Little Willy Foster - "Falling Rain Blues" / "Four Day Jump" (also on Parrot 813)

    • Blue Lake 114 Lou Mac - "Slow Down" / "Baby"

    • Blue Lake 115 The Five Chances - "Shake-a-Link" / "All I Want"

    • Blue Lake 116 Little Papa Joe - "Looking for My Baby" / "Easy Lovin'"

    • Blue Lake 117 Lu Mac - "I'll Never Let Him Know" / "Albert Is His Name"

    • Blue Lake 118 Leon Tarver - "Somebody Help Me" / "Oh Baby I'm Blue"

    • Blue Lake 119 Lou Mac - "Move Me" / "Take Your Trouble to a Friend"

    • Blue Lake 1001 Veteran Singers - "Give It Up" / "The Old Account Was Settled" (also on Parrot 1001)