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Candid label discography

This is a discography of LPs released on the Candid label in the early 1960's and selected releases of material recorded for Candid in the 1960's but not released at that time. Candid was revived in 1988. Releases recorded for the revived label are not included on this page.

Candid was a subsidiary of Cadence Records. About 25 LPs were released on Candid in 1960 and 1961. These were released in mono (with 8000 series numbers) and in stereo (9000 series numbers). A number of the albums in the series were not released in the 1960's due to financial problems. Some of these were released in the late 1980's. These later releases and some additional Candid related releases are listed at the bottom of the page - though uncertain if all these delayed releases have been correctly identified.

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Candid LPs

Otis Spann Is The Blues, Otis Spann with Robert Lockwood Jr., 1960, Candid CJM-8001/CJS-9001

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We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Max Roach, 1960, Candid CJM-8002/CJS-9002

Tracks : Driva' Man, Freedom Day, Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace, All Africa, Tears For Johannesburg

Musicians : Max Roach, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins, James Schenck, Olatunji, Raymond Mantillo, Tomas du Vall, Abbey Lincoln

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New Horn In Town, Richard Williams, 1960, Candid CJM-8003/CJS-9003

Tracks : I Can Dream, Can't I?, I Remember Clifford, Ferris Wheel, Raucous Notes, Blues In A Quandary, Over The Rainbow, Renita's Bounce

Musicians : Richard Williams, Leo Wright, Richard Wyands, Reginald Workman, Bobby Thomas

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How Time Passes ... Third Stream Jazz, Don Ellis, 1960, Candid CJM-8004/CJS-9004

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Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, 1961, Candid CJM-8005/CJS-9005

Tracks : Folk Forms, No. 1, Original Faubus Fables, What Love, All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond

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The World of, Cecil Taylor, 1960, Candid CJM-8006/CJS-9006

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The Straight Horn of, Steve Lacy, 1961, Candid CJM-8007/CJS-9007

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Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, Nancy Harrow with Buck Clayton's Jazz Stars, 1961, Candid CJM-8008/CJS-9008

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Color Changes, Clark Terry featuring Yusef Lateef, 1961, Candid CJM-8009/CJS-9009

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Lightnin' In New York, Lightnin' Hopkins, 1961, Candid CJM-8010/CJS-9010

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Big Brass, Benny Bailey, 1961, Candid CJM-8011/CJS-9011

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Toshiko-Mariano Quartet, Toshiko-Mariano Quartet, 1961, Candid CJM-8012/CJS-9012

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That's It, Booker Ervin, 1961, Candid CJM-8014/CJS-9014

Tracks : Mojo, Uranus, Poinciana, Speak Low, Booker's Blues, Boo

Musicians : Booker Ervin, Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Al Harewood

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Straight Ahead, Abbey Lincoln, 1961, Candid CJM-8015/CJS-9015

Tracks : Straight Ahead, When Malindy Sings, In The Red, Blue Monk, Left Alone, African Lady, Retribution

Musicians : Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins, Mal Waldron, Art Davis, Max Roach, Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley

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Rights of Swing, Phil Woods, 1961, Candid CJM-8016/CJS-9016

Tracks : Prelude And Part I, Part II (Ballad), Part III (Waltz), Part IV (Scherzo), Part V (Presto)

Musicians : Phil Woods, Benny Bailey, Curtis Fuller, Willie Dennis, Sahib Shihab, Julius Watkins, Tommy Flanagan, Buddy Catlett, Granville Roker, Osie Johnson

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New York City R&B, Buell Neidlinger and Cecil Taylor, 1961, Candid CJM-8017/CJS-9017

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Blues for Smoke, Jaki Byard, 1961, Candid CJM-8018/CJS-9018

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Jazz Life, Various Artists, 1961, Candid CJM-8019/CJS-9019

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Jazz Reunion, Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins, 1961, Candid CJM-8020/CJS-9020

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Mingus, Charles Mingus, 1961, Candid CJM-8021/CJS-9021

Tracks : MDM, Stormy Weather, Lock 'Em Up

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer, Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman, Booker Ervin, Charlie McPherson, Eric Dolphy, Nico Bunick, Paul Bley, Dannie Richmond

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Newport Rebels, Jazz Artists Guild, 1961, Candid CJM-8022/CJS-9022

Tracks : Mysterious Blues, Cliff Walk, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Me And You

Musicians : Benny Bailey, Booker Little (track 2), Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Walter Benton, Tommy Flanagan, Charles Mingus, John "Peck" Morrison, Jo Jones, Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln

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Tribute To Big Bill Broonzy/Leroy Carr/Cow Cow Davenport/Curtis Jones/Jazz Gillum, Memphis Slim, 1961, Candid CJM-8023/CJS-9023

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Memphis Slim, U.S.A., Memphis Slim, 1961, Candid CJM-8024/CJS-9024

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Treasury Of Field Recordings Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1962, Candid CJM-8025/CJS-9025

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Out Front, Booker Little Quintet Featuring Max Roach, 1961?, Candid CJM-8027/CJS-9027

Tracks : We Speak, Strength and Sanity, Quiet Please, Moods in Free Time, Man of Words, Hazy Blues, A New Day

Musicians : Booker Little, Julian Priester, Eric Dolphy, Don Friedman, Art Davis, Ron Carter, Max Roach

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Plays Pal Joey, Chamber Jazz Sestet, 1962?, Candid CJM-8030/CJS-9030

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Later releases of Candid recordings

Jumpin' Punkins, Cecil Taylor, 1987, Candid CD 9013

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Blues to Coltrane, Cal Massey, 1987, Candid CD 9029

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Candid Jazz, Various Artists, 1988, Candid CD 9000

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Reincarnation Of A Love Bird, Charles Mingus, 1988, Candid CD 9026

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Smooth Groove, Ray Crawford, 1988, Candid CD 9028

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Walking The Blues, Otis Spann, 1988, Candid CD 79025

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Picasso of Big Band Jazz, Marty Paich, 1988?, Candid CD 9031

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Out of Nowhere, Don Ellis, 1988, Candid CD 9032

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Candid Dolphy, Eric Dolphy, 1988?, Candid CD 9033

Tracks : Reincarnation Of A Love Bird, Stormy Weather, Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, Body And Soul, African Lady, Quiet, Please, Moods In Free Time, Hazy Hues

Musicians : Eric Dolphy, Lonnie Hillyer, Ted Curson, Roy Eldridge, Booker Little, Benny Bailey, Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester, Charles McPherson, Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton, Nico Bunick, Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Mal Waldron, Don Friedman, Charles Mingus, Peck Morrison, Art Davis, Ron Carter, Dannie Richmond, Jo Jones, Max Roach, Robert Whitley, Roger Sanders, Abbey Lincoln A collection of previously released and unreleased tracks.

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Cell Walk For Celeste, Cecil Taylor, 1988, Candid CC 7 9034

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Air, Cecil Taylor, 1988, Candid CD 7 9046

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The Complete Candid Recordings Of, Charles Mingus, 1989, Mosaic

Tracks : Folk Forms No. 1, Original Faubus Fables, What Love, All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother, Stormy Weather, Melody From The Drums, Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 1, Vasserlean, MDM, Bugs, Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 2, Lock 'Em Up, Mysterious Blues, Body And Soul, Body And Soul, R & R, Wrap Your Troubles Up In Dreams, Wrap Your Troubles Up In Dreams, Me And You

Musicians : Charles Mingus, Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer, Roy Eldridge, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Knepper, Booker Ervin, Charles McPherson, Eric Dolphy, Nico Bunink, Paul Bley, Tommy Flanagan, Dannie Richmond, Jo Jones

A 3 CD set. Ted Curson plays on most tracks on the first 2 CDs. Also released as a 4 LP set possible in 1986.

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Mysterious Blues, Charles Mingus, 1990, Candid CD 79042

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Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?, Lucky Thompson, 1997, Candid CD 79035

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The Complete Candid Recordings of, Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger, 1993, Mosaic

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Complete 1960 Nat Hentoff Sessions, Charles Mingus, 2011, Solar

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Last updated January 2013