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Welcome to Document Records, where the vibrant tapestry of music history unfolds. Founded in 1986 by Johnny Parth and curated by Gary and Gillian Atkinson since 2000, our mission transcends mere reissuing—it's a dedication to preserving the soulful journey of Afro-American artists and early recordings from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.

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Our Legacy:

With over twenty-five thousand issued recordings and a stock of one-hundred and seventy-five thousand restored and preserved tracks in its audio library. , Document Records stands as a pinnacle of historic music preservation. We're not just a label; it is said that we're the guardians of blues, gospel, jazz, and early pre-country musical heritage.


Media outlets, radio programs, and TV shows often recognize Document Records for its exceptional commitment to preserving and reissuing rare sound recordings, particularly in the realms of blues, gospel, jazz, and early pre-country music. The label's extensive catalogue, spanning from the 1890s to the mid-20th century, has garnered attention for its historical significance and cultural impact.

Document Records' recognition extends to prestigious accolades, such as The Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive award, which further solidifies its standing in the music industry. The label's dedication to preservation before profit has been highlighted in various music-related publications, showcasing the importance of their mission.

Our Collections:

Explore the world's largest catalogue of vintage blues, gospel, jazz 8,000 Old Timey Series and the , and our special projects like the 32-20 series.
Immerse yourself in themed collections, including vintage Christmas and Halloween albums from Document and Retro Resonance Records

The Document Record Store:

Step into our online retail outlet—The Document Record Store. With over a thousand albums available for purchase as CDs or downloads, you can experience the magic of historical recordings at your fingertips.

Expertise at the Helm:

Meet Gary, a record collector, historian, and sound restoration expert and Gillian, a media copyright law luminary .Together, they bring depth, creativity, and authenticity to our label.

Our Team - Embracing diversity and fostering a rich tapestry of perspectives, Document Records takes pride in our inclusive work environment. Our team comprises talented staff, including writers and historians from diverse ethnic backgrounds, contributing their unique insights to our shared passion for preserving musical history. This cultural mosaic enriches our understanding, ensuring that the narratives we curate reflect the richness and diversity of the communities and artists we celebrate. In collaboration, we weave together a harmonious blend of talents, united in our commitment to preservation before profit.


Document Records is not just a label; it's a world heritage commitment. Join us on a journey of meticulously restoring and preserving musical history, where the focus is on preservation before profit.

Thank you for being part of our musical legacy. ��

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Document Records - COntact Information

Document Records Ltd.,

Unit 2c Creek Road,
Bladnoch Industiral Est.,
Newton Stewart
Dumfries & Galloway,
DG8 9AB. UK.

Tel: 01988 403200.

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Registered Office:
Document Records Ltd.,
12 St. John Street,
Newton Stewart

Company Registration No. SC206327
VAT No. 751 1550 57


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