Bethlehem Records

Bethlehem Records

Profile:
US label founded in the early 50's by swiss immigrant Gus Wildi. After failing to make it in the pop market, Wildi under the influence of a young student named Creed Taylor changed the labels focus to jazz. Bethlehem distinguished itself as label by granting the artists creative control and being among the first to focus on album art, often designed by Burt Goldblatt. After making the label an important artistic nest for major jazz artists like Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor and Mel Tormé, in 1958 Wilde gave the major label King Records (3) half ownership as payment for distribution and in 1962 Wildi sold King Records the second half of Bethlehem Records.

Label art at a point had the same layout as King Records.

It is now owned by Verse Music Group (VMG).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2BP 1001 The Finest Of Chris Connor  album cover Chris Connor The Finest Of Chris Connor(2xLP, Comp) Bethlehem Records 2BP 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
3BP-1 George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess  album cover Frances Faye And Mel Tormé Featuring The Bethlehem Orchestra And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Frances Faye And Mel Tormé Featuring The Bethlehem Orchestra And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess(Box, RE + 3xLP, Album) Bethlehem Records 3BP-1 US 1975 Sell This Version
22AP 121 And Friend*  album cover Booker Little And Friend*(LP, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 121 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 122 The Book Cooks  album cover Booker Ervin The Book Cooks(LP, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 122 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 123 A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper  album cover Jimmy Knepper A Swinging Introduction To Jimmy Knepper(LP, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 123 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 125 Daddy Plays The Horn  album cover Dexter Gordon Daddy Plays The Horn(LP, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 125 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 126 `Round Midnight  album cover The Claude Williamson Trio `Round Midnight (Album) 22AP 126 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 127 Charlie Mariano Plays  album cover Charlie Mariano Charlie Mariano Plays(LP) Bethlehem Records 22AP 127 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 128 Motor City Scene  album cover Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd - Motor City Scene(LP, Album, Mono) Bethlehem Records 22AP 128 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 129 Devil May Care  album cover Bob Dorough Devil May Care(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 129 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 130 The Return Of Howard McGhee  album cover Howard McGhee The Return Of Howard McGhee(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 130 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
22AP 132 Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire  album cover Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette Mel Tormé and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - Mel Tormé Sings Fred Astaire(LP, Album, Mono, RE, CAP) Bethlehem Records 22AP 132 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
22AP 233 This Is Chris  album cover Chris Connor This Is Chris(LP, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 233 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
22AP 234 Chris  album cover Chris Connor Chris(LP, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 22AP 234 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25CY-3066 Down Home  album cover Zoot Sims Down Home(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 25CY-3066 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3067 K + J.J.  album cover Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson - K + J.J.(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 25CY-3067 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3068 Claude Williamson  album cover Claude Williamson Claude Williamson(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 25CY-3068 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3069 Motor City Scene  album cover Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd - Motor City Scene(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records 25CY-3069 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25CY-3073 Some Hot, Some Sweet, Some Wild  album cover Red Mitchell Some Hot, Some Sweet, Some Wild(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 25CY-3073 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
30CY-1431 Left Alone  album cover Mal Waldron Left Alone(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 30CY-1431 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CY-1432 Sings Lullabys Of Birdland  album cover Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 30CY-1432 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CY-1440 Booker Little And Friend  album cover Booker Little Booker Little And Friend(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 30CY-1440 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
30CY-2192 With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette  album cover Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 30CY-2192 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
30CY-2194 The Soft Land Of Make Believe / The Forward Sound  album cover Frank Minion The Soft Land Of Make Believe / The Forward Sound(CD, Album, Two) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records 30CY-2194 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
33C38-7945 Left Alone / Bethlehem Original Selection  album cover Various Left Alone / Bethlehem Original Selection(CD, Comp) Bethlehem Records 33C38-7945 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
35C38-7221 Left Alone  album cover Mal Waldron Left Alone(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 35C38-7221 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
45-BEP 124 Joe Derise Sings  album cover Joe Derise Joe Derise Sings(7", EP) Bethlehem Records 45-BEP 124 US 1955 Sell This Version
0426 Bud Freeman Bud Freeman(LP) Bethlehem Records 0426 Unknown Sell This Version
1294 One Sided Heart / I Was Burned In Carolina   album cover Bert Bryson & His Musical Boys One Sided Heart / I Was Burned In Carolina 1294 US 1954 Sell This Version
3000 Walk Ginny Walk / Gee Gee Baby  album cover Lenny Johnson Walk Ginny Walk / Gee Gee Baby(7", RE) Bethlehem Records 3000 Unknown Sell This Version
3082 Ox Driver / Little Girl  album cover The Johnson Boys (2) Ox Driver / Little Girl(7", Single, Promo) Bethlehem Records 3082 US 1964 Sell This Version
5768 R My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Ultimate Dance Mix)  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me (The Ultimate Dance Mix)(12", Maxi) ZYX Records, ZYX Records 5768 R Germany 1987 Sell This Version
6051 Down Home  album cover Zoot Sims Down Home(LP, Mono, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records 6051 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
6062 Watts's Cooking  album cover Tommy Watt And His Orchestra Watts's Cooking(LP, Album) Bethlehem Records 6062 US Unknown Sell This Version
10002 High And Ridin'  album cover Wayne Cochran & The C.C. Riders High And Ridin'(LP, Album) Bethlehem Records 10002 US 1970 Sell This Version
11021 Porgy / Love Me Or Leave Me  album cover Nina Simone Porgy / Love Me Or Leave Me(7", Single, Promo) Bethlehem Records 11021 US 1959 Sell This Version
11030 Out Of This World  album cover Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson Kai Winding And J.J. Johnson - Out Of This World(7") Bethlehem Records 11030 1960 Sell This Version
11071 The Australian Jazz Quartet Autumn Leaves(7") Bethlehem Records 11071 US 1956 Sell This Version
11099 Let There Be Love \ Out Of This World  album cover Betty Blake Let There Be Love \ Out Of This World(7") Bethlehem Records 11099 US Unknown Sell This Version
30012 Herbie Mann Plays  album cover Herbie Mann Herbie Mann Plays(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records 30012 US 1992 Sell This Version
30022 East Coasting  album cover Charles Mingus East Coasting(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records 30022 US 1993 Sell This Version
30032 All Of Me  album cover Johnny Hartman All Of Me(CD, Album) Bethlehem Records 30032 US 1992 Sell This Version
30042 Little Girl Blue  album cover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records 30042 US 1992 Sell This Version
30052 Sings Lullabys Of Birdland  album cover Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland(CD, Album) Bethlehem Records 30052 US 1992 Sell This Version
30212 'Round Midnight  album cover The Claude Williamson Trio 'Round Midnight(CD, Album) Bethlehem Records 30212 US 1996 Sell This Version
4-3098 A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads / The Drunk  album cover James Brown A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads / The Drunk(7") Bethlehem Records 4-3098 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
20-3022-2 Left Alone  album cover Mal Waldron Left Alone(CD, Album, RE) Bethlehem Records 20-3022-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
20-3500-2 Blues 'N' Folk  album cover Various Blues 'N' Folk(CD, Comp) Bethlehem Records 20-3500-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
20-3502-2 In Heat  album cover Dee Felice Trio In Heat(CD, Album, RE, RM) Bethlehem Records 20-3502-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
20-4003-2 Cleanhead's Back In Town  album cover Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Cleanhead's Back In Town(CD) Bethlehem Records 20-4003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
20-4004-2 Devil May Care  album cover Bob Dorough Devil May Care(CD, Album) Bethlehem Records 20-4004-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3000 Gee Gee Baby (It's Nice To Hold You Again) / Walk Ginny Walk  album cover Lenny Johnson Gee Gee Baby (It's Nice To Hold You Again) / Walk Ginny Walk(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3000 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3001 Betty Brown I'm Gonna Tell My Mama / (I Need You) My Love Is Real(7", Single, Promo) Bethlehem Records 45-3001 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-3002 Come-A, Come-A, Baby / Just Like Before  album cover Tony Allen & The Twilighters Come-A, Come-A, Baby / Just Like Before(7", Mono, Promo) Bethlehem Records 45-3002 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-3004 It Hurts Me So / The Trakey-Doo  album cover Tony Allen & The Twilighters It Hurts Me So / The Trakey-Doo 45-3004 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3005 Am I Still Your Fool / Gettin' With The Twist  album cover Lenny Johnson / Val-En-Tines Lenny Johnson / Val-En-Tines - Am I Still Your Fool / Gettin' With The Twist(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3005 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3006 Hip City Slicker / But Still I Do  album cover Pete And Repeat Hip City Slicker / But Still I Do(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3006 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3010 Come By Sunday / Then I'll Be Tired Of You  album cover Sallie Blair Come By Sunday / Then I'll Be Tired Of You (Single) 45-3010 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3012 Doggin' Around / There'll Be Some Changes Made  album cover Zoot Sims Doggin' Around / There'll Be Some Changes Made 45-3012 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3013 John Henry / St. James Infirmary  album cover Frances Faye John Henry / St. James Infirmary(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3013 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3013 St. James Infirmary   album cover Frances Faye St. James Infirmary (7") Bethlehem Records 45-3013 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3014 Dibblin' And Dabblin' / Catwalk  album cover Bennie Green Dibblin' And Dabblin' / Catwalk(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3014 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3015 Oh Baby / I Lead A Charmed Life  album cover Dick Stabile & His Orchestra* Oh Baby / I Lead A Charmed Life(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3015 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3016 Hold It Right There / Sweet Lovin' Baby  album cover Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Hold It Right There / Sweet Lovin' Baby 45-3016 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3017 (I'm Gonna) Tell On You / Don't Leave Me  album cover Sonny Gordon (I'm Gonna) Tell On You / Don't Leave Me (Single) 45-3017 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3018 Hey, Whatcha' Doin'  album cover Johnny Ambrose (2) Hey, Whatcha' Doin' (Single) 45-3018 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3019 What's The Matter With Me  album cover The Cordials (5) What's The Matter With Me (Single) 45-3019 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3021 Vince Adams I Met You At My Birthday Party / Tic-Tac-Toe(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3021 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3022 Once A Fool  album cover Paul Knight (9) Once A Fool(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3022 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3023 Walk Walk  album cover The Whammies Walk Walk(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3023 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3024 Julius Cobb The Wind The Sun And Me(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3024 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3026 Tia Juana  album cover Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tia Juana (Single) 45-3026 US 1956 Sell This Version
45-3027 Used To Be Sweethearts / I'll Sign  album cover Beverly Buff Used To Be Sweethearts / I'll Sign(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3027 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3028 Faded Gardenia  album cover Dalion & Dalian Faded Gardenia(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3028 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3028 Lonely Girl, Lonely Boy  album cover Dalion & Dalian Lonely Girl, Lonely Boy(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3028 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3030 Time Keeps Moving On / Gonna' Tie One On  album cover Kirk Hansard Time Keeps Moving On / Gonna' Tie One On(7", Promo) Bethlehem Records 45-3030 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3031 My Baby Just Cares For Me / He Needs Me  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me / He Needs Me (Single) 45-3031 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3031 My Baby Just Cares For Me  album cover Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3031 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
45-3032 Mister Dream  album cover The Wilson Sisters (2) Mister Dream(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3032 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3033 Just A Little Bit Of S-O-U-L / Loco Limbo  album cover Sonny Thompson Just A Little Bit Of S-O-U-L / Loco Limbo (Single) 45-3033 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3034 I Feel The Pain / I Once Loved You Baby  album cover Guitar Crusher I Feel The Pain / I Once Loved You Baby(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3034 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3035 Since We've Met  album cover Mexie Marlowe Since We've Met (Single) 45-3035 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3036 Bye Bye Baby / What Kind Of Heart  album cover Freddy Owens Bye Bye Baby / What Kind Of Heart(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3036 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3038 Girl, You Had A Thing Goin' / Ra Ra Roo (My Dog Is Barking)  album cover Pete & Repeat* Girl, You Had A Thing Goin' / Ra Ra Roo (My Dog Is Barking) 45-3038 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3039 Blues Like Midnight / Fool Around With Love  album cover Billy Yates (2) Blues Like Midnight / Fool Around With Love (Single) 45-3039 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3040 My Little Suede Shoes  album cover Herbie Mann My Little Suede Shoes 45-3040 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-3041 Scenes In The City / East Coasting  album cover Charlie Mingus* Scenes In The City / East Coasting(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3041 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3043 I'm Gonna Stop  album cover Swanee Caldwell I'm Gonna Stop(7", Mono) Bethlehem Records 45-3043 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3044 You Left Me Something (To Remember You By)  album cover Billy Washington You Left Me Something (To Remember You By) 45-3044 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3045 Moasin' / Seagrams  album cover The Viceroys* Moasin' / Seagrams (Single) 45-3045 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3045 That Low Down Move / Seagreen  album cover Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, The Viceroys* Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, The Viceroys* - That Low Down Move / Seagreen(7", Single, Promo) King Records (3), Bethlehem Records 45-3045 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-3046 She Did / Hip Talk  album cover The Ascots (7) She Did / Hip Talk (Single) 45-3046 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3047 Slip Knot / Quick Sand  album cover Doug Johnson & The Outlaws Slip Knot / Quick Sand(7", Single, Promo) Bethlehem Records 45-3047 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3049 Vampire's Ball / Horror Movie  album cover Mann Drake Vampire's Ball / Horror Movie(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3049 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3050 The Pretenders (6) The Day You Are Mine / Ding Dong Bells 45-3050 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3051 Back To Loneliness / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down  album cover Jean Dee Back To Loneliness / Pick Me Up On Your Way Down(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3051 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-3052 Sing Me A Hurtin' Song / Cheer Up  album cover Kenny Roberts (2) Sing Me A Hurtin' Song / Cheer Up(7", Promo) Bethlehem Records 45-3052 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3053 If You Ain't Got No Bread (You Might As Well Stay Home In Bed)  album cover Billy Hamlin If You Ain't Got No Bread (You Might As Well Stay Home In Bed)(7") Bethlehem Records 45-3053 US 1963 Sell This Version
45-3054 Jonah Jones Special / European Blues  album cover Jonah Jones Jonah Jones Special / European Blues(7", Single) Bethlehem Records 45-3054 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-3055 I'll Forget You / Yes, You Made It That Way  album cover The Valentines (6) I'll Forget You / Yes, You Made It That Way 45-3055 US 1962 Sell This Version