Record Row Questions & Answers

What, Where, and why was “Record Row”?

 Rhythm and blues Chicago style. It was blues, rock and roll, and Windy City soul. Record row set the standard of what black people should do in the record business. Street of record row- Etta James. Record row occurred in the 1950’s. S Michigan Ave (aka Record row)

Name the companies on Record Row.

Chess, One-derful, chance, king, constellation, Brunswick, Vee-Jay

Name the artists and on what label?

Muddy water, Willy Dixon, Chuck Berry – Chess record labels

Beetles, Jimmy Reed, Calvin Carter, Carl Davis, Bill Shepard, Eddie Harris, The Impressions, Curtis Mayfield, Gerry Butler -Vee-Jay

Carl Davis, -Brunswick 

Etta James- Motown

 Were certain labels known for certain types of music?

Chess- Blues

Vee-Jay- duwop, blues, gospel

Brunswick- Soul