Blue Cat Records was the name of two unconnected record labels.

Blue Cat Records logo (US), top image
Blue Cat Records logo (UK), bottom image

Blue Cat Records (US) was a subsidiary label of Red Bird Records.[1] It had a hit in 1965 with "The Boy from New York City" by the Ad Libs.[2] Other artists to record for the company included Alvin Robinson, Bessie Banks, Murray the K, blues guitarist John P. Hammond, Ral Donner, Jeff Barry and Barry Mann.[3]

Blue Cat Records (UK) was a subsidiary label of Trojan Records.[4] Around 170 records were released on the label between 1968 and 1969, with a variety of early reggae and rocksteady releases from artists such as The Pioneers,[5] The Uniques, The Concords, The Untouchables and The Maytones.[4][6] The label is considered collectable, in June 2018, a copy of The Viceroys–A side (Fat Fish); The Octaves–B side (You're Gonna Lose) by Blue Cat Records (BS121), sold for $2,010.30.[7]

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  1. ^ "Another Canadian Release On The Move". RPM. Vol. 3, no. 8. 19 April 1965. p. 4.
  2. ^ Schreiber, Charles J. (5 February 1965). "Singles Record Report: Current Best Sellers". Amusements. The News. Paterson, New Jersey. p. 21.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 6 (3rd ed.). London: Muze. p. 4461. ISBN 1-56159-237-4.
  4. ^ a b Koningh, Michael de; Cane-Honeysett, Laurence (19 July 2018). Young, Gifted & Black: The Story of Trojan Records. Omnibus Press. pp. 1973–1975. ISBN 978-1-78759-104-2.
  5. ^ The Pioneers (1968). Shake It Up (7 inch vinyl record). With Lynn Taitt Band, Produced by J.A. Gibson. Algamated Records. BS100.
  6. ^ The Maytones (1968). Billy Goat (7 inch vinyl record). B & C Music. BS149.
  7. ^ Sulzer, Will. "The Viceroys - Fat Fish c/w The Octaves - You're Gonna Lose 1968 UK 45 Blue Cat". Roots Vinyl Guide. Archived from the original on 29 February 2024.