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Survival Records discography

This is a discography of albums released by Survival Records.

Survival was setup by drummer Rashied Ali in the early 1970s. A number of LPs were released before the label became inactive. Rashied Ali restarted the label in 1999 reissuing the original albums in association with the Knitting Factory Knit Classics label. A number of CD were also released by Survival Records in 2006/9.




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Survival Records LPs

Duo Exchange, Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe, 1973, Survival SR 101

Tracks : Exchange Part 1, Exchange Part 2

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Rashied Ali

Recorded in New York in 1972. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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Rashied Ali Quintet, Rashied Ali Quintet, 1973, Survival SR 102

Tracks : Adrees, Theme For Captain Black

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Earl Cross, Bob Ralston, James Blood Ulmer, John Dana

Recorded in New York in 1973. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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New Directions In Modern Music, Rashied Ali Quartet, 1973, Survival SR 104

Tracks : As-Salaam-Alikum, Akela

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Carlos Ward, Fred Simmons, Stafford James

Recorded live in 1971. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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Moon Flight, Rashied Ali Quartet / Quintet, 1976, Survival SR 109

Tracks : Blood On The Cross, Soul Eyes, Moon Flight, A Light, Naima, Face Of Forgotten Thought

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Marvin Blackman (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6), James Vass (tracks 1, 2 & 4), Charles Eubanks, Benny Wilson

Recorded in New York in 1975. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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What Would It Be Without You, Joe Lee Wilson & Bond Street, 1976, Survival SR 110

Tracks : What Would It Be Without You, Blue Trane, Crucificado, Parting, The Lady, Nice And Easy (Such A Lovely Lady)

Musicians : Joe Lee Wilson, Monty Waters, Ryo Kawasaki, Ronnie Boykins, George Avaloz, Rashied Ali

Recorded in New York in 1975. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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N.Y. Ain't So Bad: Ali Plays The Blues, Rashied Ali featuring Royal Blue, 1976, Survival SR 111

Tracks : New York Ain't So Bad, Boss Home Town Love, Moontipping, Everyday, Ladies And Gentleman Blues, Real Blues, Royal's Blues, Stormy Monday

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Royal Blue, Marvin Blackman, James Vass, Charles Eubanks, Benny Wilson

Recorded in New York in 1975. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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Swift Are The Winds Of Life, Rashied Ali / Le Roy Jenkins, 1976, Survival SR 112

Tracks : Past, It's For You, The Stomp, Swift Are The Winds Of Life

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Le Roy Jenkins

Recorded in New York in 1975. Reissued on CD by Survival / Knit Classics in 1999.

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Survival Records CDs: 1999

Duo Exchange, Rashied Ali + Frank Lowe, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3020

Tracks : Exchange Part 1, Exchange Part 2

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Rashied Ali

Recorded in New York in 1972. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1973.

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Rashied Ali Quintet, Rashied Ali Quintet, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3021

Tracks : Adrees, Theme For Captain Black

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Earl Cross, Bob Ralston, James Blood Ulmer, John Dana

Recorded in New York in 1972. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1973.

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New Directions In Modern Music, Rashied Ali Quartet, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR 3022

Tracks : As-Salaam-Alikum, Akela

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Carlos Ward, Fred Simmons, Stafford James

Recorded live in 1971. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1973.

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Moon Flight, Rashied Ali Quartet + Quintet, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3023

Tracks : Blood On The Cross, Soul Eyes, Moon Flight, A Light, Naima, Face Of Forgotten Thought

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Marvin Blackman (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6), James Vass (tracks 1, 2 & 4), Charles Eubanks, Benny Wilson Recorded in New York in 1975. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1976.

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What Would It Be Without You, Joe Lee Wilson & Bond Street, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3024

Tracks : What Would It Be Without You, Blue Trane, Crucificado, Parting, The Lady, Nice And Easy (Such A Lovely Lady)

Musicians : Joe Lee Wilson, Monty Waters, Ryo Kawasaki, Ronnie Boykins, George Avaloz, Rashied Ali

Recorded in New York in 1975. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1976.

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"N.Y. Ain't So Bad": Ali Plays The Blues, Rashied Ali featuring Royal Blue, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3025

Tracks : New York Ain't So Bad, Boss Home Town Love, Moontipping, Everyday, Ladies And Gentleman Blues, Real Blues, Royal's Blues, Stormy Monday

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Royal Blue, Marvin Blackman, James Vass, Charles Eubanks, Benny Wilson

Recorded in New York in 1975. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1976.

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Swift Are The Winds Of Life, Rashied Ali + Le Roy Jenkins, 1999, Survival/Knit Classics KCR KCR 3026

Tracks : Past, It's For You, The Stomp, Swift Are The Winds Of Life

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Le Roy Jenkins

Recorded in New York in 1975. Originally released on LP by Survival Records in 1976.

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Survival Records CDs: 2006/2009

Judgment Day Vol. 1, Rashied Ali Quintet, 2006, Survival SR 121

Tracks : Sidewalks In Motion, Dania, You're Reading My Mind, Judgment Day, Shied Indeed, Raw Fish, The Big Push, M.O., Multi Culti

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Jumaane Smith, Lawrence Clark, Greg Murphy, Joris Teepe

Recorded in New York on February 17 & 18, 2005.

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Judgment Day Vol. 2, Rashied Ali Quintet, 2009, Survival SR 122

Tracks : Skane's Refrain, Lush Life, Thing For Joe, Judgment Day, Flight #643, Round Midnite, Yesterday (J. Man) Tomorrow, Multi Culti

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Jumaane Smith, Lawrence Clark, Greg Murphy, Joris Teepe

Recorded in New York on February 17 & 18, 2005.

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Live In Europe, Rashied Ali Quintet, 2009, Survival SR 126

Tracks : Intro, Theme For Captain Black, Lourana, Thing For Joe

Musicians : Rashied Ali, Josh Evans, Lawrence Clark, Greg Murphy, Joris Teepe

Recorded in Finland.

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Last updated April 2017