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?
Vee-Jay- duwop, blues, gospel