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Now Available: "It Ain't Over" CD/DVD Delmark Records 55th Anniversary Concert recorded live at Buddy Guy's Legends Chicago
Dave Specter Live in Chicago CD/DVD named to Downbeat magazine's Best Recordings of 2008
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Dave Specter & Steve Freund:"Is What It Is"
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2004 Release: "The Great Muddy Waters and Friends"
Black Cat Records.
3 CD set featuring: Dave Specter, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, Louis Myers, Tad Robinson.


Dave Specter has recorded with some of the preeminent blues and jazz players in the world.  He appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. He's won awards for production and his signature skills can be heard from the production booth to the sultry tones of his blueplicitous guitar.

Though not a complete list, these albums represent some of Specter's recorded output.   When available, click on "More Info" to learn more about a particular album.  Specter's CDs are available for purchase through all major music websites such as amazon.com and towerrecords.com.  When in Chicago, please visit the Jazz Record Mart at 27 E. Illinois, where Specter's CDs, LPs and cassettes are always in stock.

Year

Title

Album Image

Notes

1991

Bluebird Blues

Delmark DD-652


featuring Barkin' Bill Smith & Ronnie Earl Horvath

1993

Fortune Tellin' Man

Delmark DD-658


Jesse Fortune headlines

1994

Blueplicity

Delmark DE-664


Produced by Dave Specter
Featuring Tad Robinson, with John Brumbach, Rob Mazurek...

1994

Delmark 40th Anniversary Blues

Delmark DX-2

Compilation with Magic Sam, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Big Joe Williams, and others

1994

Heartaches and Pain

Delmark DD-666


Carey Bell's album

1994

One to Infinity

Delmark DE-673


Tad Robinson headlines.

1994

Midnight Blues

Laserlight 17 044


Compilation with Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Little Walter, Luther Allison, and Louis Myers

1994

The Blues Box

   Laserlight - B000001VWS


5 CD box set with Otis Rush, Big Walter Horton, Magic Sam, Little Walter, and others.

1995

Live in Europe

Delmark DE-677


Recorded at Breminale Blues Festival, Bremen, Germany. Produced by Dave Specter, featuring Tad Robinson.

1995

Wild Cards

Delmark DE-675


With Al Miller, Willie Kent, Tad Robinson. Produced by Dave Specter.

1996

Left Turn On Blue

Delmark DE-693


With Lynwood Slim, Jack McDuff. Produced by Dave Specter.

1997

700 Blues

Delmark DE-700


Lurrie Bell's second album. Dave Specter produced the album, and added guitar on two tracks,

1997

West Side Baby

Delmark DE-706


Featuring Floyd McDaniel. Produced by Dave Specter.

1997

Blues Guitar Greats

Delmark DD-697


Compilation with Otis Rush, Luther Allison, and others.

1998

Blues Spoken Here

Delmark DE-721


with Lenny Lynn and Eric Alexander. Produced by Dave Specter.

1998

Kiss of Sweet Blues

Delmark DE-724


Featuring Lurrie Bell and Nominated for Independent Blues Record of the Year by AFIM (Association for Independent Music).

1998

Chicago Blues Tour


With Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush and many others.

1998

Delmark 45th Anniversary Blues and Jazz

Delmark DD-903


with Junior Wells, Mighty Joe Young, Dave Specter, and others.

1999

Good Blues To You

Delmark DE-727


Aron Burton's new CD on Delmark with Billy Branch, Larry Burton, Lurrie Bell.

1999

Blues Guitar Heaven Vol. 2

Delta 46 006


With Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King and many others. Features Dave's song "Bluebird Blues."

2000

"C" for Chicago

Delmark DE-734


Steve Freund's album, with Boz Scaggs, Kim Wilson, David Maxwell. Produced by Dave Specter.

2000

Speculatin'

Delmark DE-744


with Rob Waters, Harlan Terson, Mike Schlick, Rich Parenti

2000

This is the Blues Harmonica

Delmark DE-746


w/ Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Louis Myers, Billy Branch, etc.

2000

In Between Time

Al Miller's new album, with Billy Flynn & John Primer

2001

I'll Be Your Mule

Delmark DE-752


The new Steve Freund album, w/Dave Specter, Mr. B, Bob Stroger, Steve Guyger, Harlan Terson, Kenny Smith, Pete Crawford, Dave Clark, Clark Dean

Produced by Dave Specter

2001

Ghosts & Angels

Essay 2001-01


Sandy Andina's debut singer/songwriter CD, features Corky Siegel, Frank Donaldson, and others. Dave plays guitar on the track "Pass The Bottle."

2003


Delmark 50th anniversary CD/DVD


Featuring Dave Specter and many other Delmark Recording Artists!

2003

 

Blues Canon

Damasaca Records 001


Dave Hannon & Band

Featuring: Specter. Tom West, Harlan Terson & Marty Binder.

Recorded at Delmark's Riverside Recording Studio.

2004

Is What It Is

Delmark DE-779


Dave Specter / Steve Freund

New album, available Nov. 16, 2004!

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2004

Going Back To Mississippi


Nora Jean Bruso

Dave plays guitar on two tracks

2004

Ship of Chocolate Chips

Crunchy Records


Joel Frankel's fourth children's
music album, featuring Dave
Specter appearing on the track "I Get The Blues When I Lose My Shoes"

2008

Live in Chicago CD/DVD

Delmark DE 794/DVD 1794


Recorded at Buddy Guy's Legends and Rosa's Lounge. About.com's Best Blues Recordings of 2008

2009

It Ain't Over

Delmark Records 55th Anniversary CD/DVD


Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award: DVD of the Year

2010

Spectified

Fret12 Productions LLC


Featuring David Hidalgo, Brother John Kattke, Pete Benson and the Bo' Weavil Brass