Blue Thumb Records was an American record label founded in 1968 by Bob Krasnow and former A&M Records executives Tommy LiPuma and Don Graham. Blue Thumb's last record was released in 1978. In 1995, the label was revived and remained active until 2005.
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Blue Thumb Recordswas an American record labelfounded in 1968 by Bob Krasnowand former A&M Recordsexecutives Tommy LiPumaand Don Graham. Blue Thumb's last record was released in 1978. In 1995, the label was revived and remained active until 2005.CatalogYearAlbumArtistBTS 11968Captain Beefheart& His Magic BandBTS 21968An Album of Political PornographyLew Irwin& The Credibility GapBTS 31968Original and Authentic Recordings by the ...W.C. FieldsBTS 41968The Aynsley Dunbar RetaliationAynsley DunbarRetaliation
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Krasnow served as president of Blue Thumb until 1974, when he became vice president/talent acquisition for Warner Bros. Records, a role he held until 1983 when he was elevated to chairman and CEO of Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records (later known as Elektra Entertainment).
Blue Thumb Records assembled an eclectic roster of musical talent, also including Ben Sidran, Gerry Rafferty, The Credibility Gap, The Crusaders, Hugh Masekela, Ike & Tina Turner, the Pointer Sisters, Dave Mason, Gabor Szabo, João Donato, The Jazz Crusaders, Southwind, Mark-Almond, Nick DeCaro, comedy troupe National Lampoon, and Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.
Strictly Personal is the second album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. It was originally released in October 1968 as the first album on the Blue Thumb Records label. It was released nearly a year after the band had taken to the studio to record the follow-up to 1967's Safe as Milk.
Blue Thumb Records: 1971 Dave Mason & Cass Elliot: 49 Blue Thumb Records: 1972 Headkeeper: 50 Blue Thumb Records: 1973 It's Like You Never Left: 25 Columbia Records: 1974 Dave Mason: 27 US: Gold; Columbia Records: 1975 Split Coconut: 37 US: Gold; Columbia Records: 1977 Let It Flow: 41 US: Platinum; Columbia Records: 1978 Mariposa de Oro: 74 US ...
Mark-Almond's first two albums, Mark-Almond (1970) and Mark-Almond II (1971) were recorded for Bob Krasnow's Blue Thumb label, and were noted for their embossed envelope-style album covers. The first album, including "The Ghetto", received many plaudits.