|Parent company||Cadence Records|
|Country of origin||United States|
Candid Records was a jazz record label first established in New York City.
The CANDID jazz label was founded in New York City in 1960 as a subsidiary of Cadence Records, owned by Archie Bleyer. The jazz writer and civil rights activist Nat Hentoffwas the label's (A&R) director and, consequently, he attempted to create a catalog that represented the prevalent jazz music of the day. Hentoff also worked with the graphic designer and photographer Frank Gauna to create Candid's distinctive album covers.
Candid's catalog included Don Ellis, Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Charles Mingus, and Cecil Taylor. Later, the label was acquired by pop singer Andy Williams,who either reissued the catalog on his own Barnaby label or licensed them to foreign record companies into the 1970s and late 1980s.
|Mono Catalog||Stereo Catalog||Leader||Album||Year|
|CJM-8001||CJS-9001||Otis Spann||Otis Spann Is the Blues||1961|
|CJM-8002||CJS-9002||Max Roach||We Insist!||1961|
|CJM-8003||CJS-9003||Richard Williams||New Horn in Town||1961|
|CJM-8004||CJS-9004||Don Ellis||How Time Passes||1961|
|CJM-8005||CJS-9005||Charlie Mingus||Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus||1961|
|CJM-8006||CJS-9006||Cecil Taylor||The World of Cecil Taylor||1961|
|CJM-8007||CJS-9007||Steve Lacy||The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy||1961|
|CJM-8008||CJS-9008||Nancy Harrow||Wild Women Don't Have the Blues||1961|
|CJM-8009||CJS-9009||Clark Terry||Color Changes||1961|
|CJM-8010||CJS-9010||Lightnin' Hopkins||Lightnin' in New York||1961|
|CJM-8011||CJS-9011||Benny Bailey||Big Brass||1961|
|CJM-8012||CJS-9012||Toshiko Mariano||The Toshiko Mariano Quartet||1961|
|CJM-8013||CJS-9013||Cecil Taylor||Jumpin' Punkins||1961|
|CJM-8014||CJS-9014||Booker Ervin||That's It!||1961|
|CJM-8015||CJS-9015||Abbey Lincoln||Straight Ahead||1961|
|CJM-8016||CJS-9016||Phil Woods||Rights of Swing||1961|
|CJM-8017||CJS-9017||Cecil Taylor & Buell Neidlinger||New York City R&B||1961|
|CJM-8018||CJS-9018||Jaki Byard||Blues for Smoke||1961|
|CJM-8019||CJS-9019||Various Artists |
(Charlie Mingus, Max Roach, Booker Little, Cal Massey, Kenny Dorham and others)
|CJM-8020||CJS-9020||Pee Wee Russell and Coleman Hawkins||Jazz Reunion||1961|
|CJM-8022||CJS-9022||Jazz Artists Guild||Newport Rebels||1961|
|CJM-8023||CJS-9023||Memphis Slim||Tribute to Broonzy, Carr, Davenport||1961|
|CJM-8024||CJS-9024||Memphis Slim||Memphis Slim, U.S.A.||1962|
|CJM-8025||CJS-9025||Mack McCormick||Treasury Of Field Recordings Vol. 1||1962|
|CJM-8026||CJS-9026||Charlie Mingus||Reincarnation of a Lovebird||1963|
|CJM-8027||CJS-9027||Booker Little||Out Front||1963|
|CJM-8028||CJS-9028||Ray Crawford||Smooth Groove||1963|
|CJM-8029||CJS-9029||Cal Massey||Blues to Coltrane||1963|
|CJM-8030||CJS-9030||Chamber Jazz Sextet||Plays Pal Joey||1963|
|CJM-8031||CJS-9031||Marty Paich||The Picasso of Big Band Jazz||1963|
|CJM-8032||CJS-9032||Don Ellis||Out of Nowhere||1963|
|CJM-8033||CJS-9033||Eric Dolphy||Candid Dolphy||1963|
|CJM-8034||CJS-9034||Cecil Taylor||Cell Walk for Celeste||1963|
In 1964, due to its financial difficulties, Archie Bleyer opted to shut down Cadence Records, parent company of Candid Recordsand sold the complete Cadence catalog (inclusive of the Candid Records recordings) to the singer, Andy Williams, owner of Barnaby Records.
|(Eu) CS-9035||Lucky Thompson||Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?|
|(Eu) CS-9036||Ricky Ford||Manhattan Blues|
|(Eu) CS-9037||Art Hodes||Pagin' Mr. Jelly|
|(Eu) CS-9040||Erica Lindsay||Dreamer|
|(Eu) CS-9041||David Newman||Blue Head|
|(Eu) CS-9042||Charlie Mingus||Mysterious Blues|
|(Eu) CS-9044||Kenny Barron & John Hicks||Rhythm-a-Ning|
|(Eu) CS-9045||Louis Hayes||The Crawl|
|(Eu) CS-9046||Cecil Taylor||Air|
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