Limelight Records

Limelight Records was a jazz record label and subsidiary of Mercury Records started in 1962. The catalogue included music by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, and Oscar Peterson.[1]

Originally headed by Quincy Jones, its activities were directed by the producer Jack Tracy. Though mainly a jazz label, it also released rock, experimental, electronic, and Indian music.

The label's masters are now controlled by Verve Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group, which has reissued some of the Limelight releases on CD.



# Artist Album
86001 Blakey, Art 'S Make It
86002 Various Artists I/We Had a Ball
86003 Baker, Chet Baby Breeze
86004 Mulligan, Gerry Butterfly with Hiccups
86005 Gibbs, Terry El Nutto
86006 Jackson, Milt In a New Setting
86007 Gillespie, Dizzy Jambo Caribe
86008 Kirk, Roland I Talk with the Spirits
86009 Adderley, Cannonball & John Coltrane Cannonball and Coltrane
86010 Peterson, Oscar Canadiana Suite
86011/12 Brown, Clifford The Immortal Clifford Brown
86013 Dolphy, Eric Last Date
86014 Three Sounds, The Three Moods
86015 Mingus, Charles Mingus Revisited
86016 McCann, Les But Not Really
86017 Various Artists Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert
86018 Blakey, Art Soul Finger
86019 Baker, Chet Baker's Holiday
86020 Hines, Earl Grand Reunion 1
86021 Mulligan, Gerry If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em!
86022 Gillespie, Dizzy The New Continent
86023 Peterson, Oscar Eloquence
86024 Jackson, Milt Milt Jackson at the Museum of Modern Art
86025 McCann, Les Beaux J. Pooboo
86026 Three Sounds, The Beautiful Friendship
86027 Kirk, Roland Rip Rig and Panic
86028 Hines, Earl Grand Reunion 2
86029 Peterson, Oscar With Respect to Nat
86030 Mulligan, Gerry Feelin' Good
86031 McCann, Les Beaux J. Pooboo
86032 Adderley, Cannonball & Nat Them Adderleys
86033 Kirk, Roland Slightly Latin
86034 Blakey, Art Buttercorn Lady
86035 Peterson, Oscar With Respect to Nat
86036 McCann, Les Live at Shelly's Manne-Hole
86037 Three Sounds, The Today's Sounds
86038 Blakey, Art Hold On, I'm Coming
86039 Peterson, Oscar Blues Etude
86040 Mulligan, Gerry Something Borrowed - Something Blue
86041 McCann, Les Les McCann Plays the Hits
86042 Gillespie, Dizzy The Melody Lingers On
86043 McCann, Les Bucket O' Grease
86044 Peterson, Oscar Soul Español
86045 Jackson, Milt Born Free
86046 McCann, Les Live at Bohemian Caverns - Washington, DC
86047 Various Artists Images Fantastiques
86048 Various Artists Panorama Electronique
86049 Henry, Pierre Le Voyage
86050 Dissevelt, Tom & Kid Baltan Songs of the Second Moon
86051 Percussions Of Strasbourg, The The Percussions of Strasbourg
86052 Hambraeus, Bengt Constellations and Interferences
86053 Bhattacharya, Deben Classical Ragas of India
86054 Mecki Mark Men Mecki Mark Men
86055 Badings & Raaijmakers Evolutions and Contrasts
86056 Khan, Lateef Ahmed Ragas: Streams of Light – Three North Indian Ragas
86057 Various Artists Santur, Tunbuk, and Tar: Music and Drum Rhythms from Iran
86058 White, Ruth Seven Trumps from the Tarot Card/Pinions
86059 Henry, Pierre Variations for a Door and a Sigh
86060 Bley, Paul Mr. Joy
86061 Various Artists Response/Electronic Music from Norway
86062 Fifty Foot Hose Cauldron[2]
86063 Sound of Feeling, The Spleen
86064 Percussions of Strasbourg, The Signals
86065 Henry, Pierre Mass for Today/The Green Queen
86066 White, Ruth Flowers of Evil
86067 Robertson, Don Dawn
86068 Mecki Mark Men Running in the Summernight
86069 Beaver & Krause Ragnarok - Electronic Funk
86070 Electronic Concept Orchestra, The Moog Groove
86071 Jackson, Melvin Funky Skull
86072 Electronic Concept Orchestra, The Electric Love


  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 610. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  2. ^ Allmusic

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