RIP Henry Butler

We are really going to miss the friendship of Henry Butler Music. May he rest in peace. We thought you might appreciate these words from Henry from the liner notes of the first of his three albums we released.  He passed away quietly and peacefully this week after a fight with cancer. Click on a panel to enlarge. And here is “Orleans Inspiration” a song he recorded several times. There is also a Henry Butler playlist with many, many gems on our Youtube channel.

Liner notes from Henry Butler’s The Game Has Just Begun. Panel 1.
Liner notes from Henry Butler’s The Game Has Just Begun. Panel 2.
Liner notes from Henry Butler’s The Game Has Just Begun. Panel 3.
Liner notes from Henry Butler’s The Game Has Just Begun. Panel 4.

It’s International Jazz Day today, and everyday.

It’s International Jazz Day and we have once in a tricentennial offers from our artists straight from where Jazz was born, New Orleans! Visit our online shop. We are New Orleans Music.

It’s Jazzfest!

Please print 100 or so of these and pass them out for us. That would be awesome! We’ve put all of those new products out since October. Click image to enlarge.

Music Store New Orleans

Making It With Chris G Podcast

From the Making It With Chris G podcast:

“For the past 20 Years, Basin Street Records has brought the sounds of New Orleans to the world. In this episode it’s founder and owner, Mark Samuels, shares his journey, stories, and lessons of running an independent record label. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!”

Listen & Show Notes: http://bit.ly/2mS5Q94
iTunes: http://apple.co/2fzwTCK
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2jjxIUV

Billboard Feature on Basin Street Records

On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.

#1 On Billboard Jazz Chart!!! The only Jazz Album on the Top Album Sales Chart!!!

The number one album on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart (printing 11/4/17) is A Beautiful World by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield!

In addition to #1 on the Jazz Albums chart and #1 on the Traditional Jazz albums chart, A Beautiful World is the only jazz album in the Top Album Sales chart (across all genres) at #44, and it’s #11 on the Independent Albums chart! It also just hit #1 on the Heatseekers Chart!

Own it yet? It’s available on CD, by download and on specially mastered heavy vinyl (with download code). Get it right now at https://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop