What, Where and Why was “Record Row?”

Record row was located in Chicago on Michigan Ave. It was inspiration for Black music between the 1950s and 1970. It was the first opportunity where Black artists could perform regularly and be heard by a larger audience, because black music was ignored mainly for years

Name the Companies under Record Row, and what were they known for

Chess Records were known for producing  blues and R&B. Chance was known for blues, doo-wop, and gospel., Vee Jay were known for producing soul, gospel and jazz. One-derful records produced doo-wop as well along with soul and R&B. All of these companies were  under Record Row, but Chess Records and Vee Jay were the most famous record labels under Record Row during the 1950s and 1960s. 

The names of Artist and what label they were signed on.

Muddy Waters – Chess Records, Little Walter – Chess Records, Sonny Boy Williamson – Chess Records, Chuck Berry – Chess Records, Jimmy Reed – Vee Jay, The Magnificents – Vee Jay. Eddie Harris – Vee Jay, Curtis Mayfield – Vee Jay


Compare Record Row to other record company creations in American cities.

Record Row was very popular in America during the 1950’s and 1960s. It was made to give black artist during that decade a chance not only for them to be heard but also their music which is very different than other records back then, Because segregation didn’t allow black music to be heard back then.