Record Row Questions

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


Record Row was Rhythm and blues Chicago style. It was Blues, Rock n Roll in Wind city and soul.


Record Row was in Chicago during the 1950s


  1. Name the companies on Record Row.


Chess, One-derful, Chance, King, Constellation, Brunswick, Vee-jay


  1. Name the artists and on what label?


Chess records

Muddy Waters- was the first

Holland Wolf

Little Walter

Sonny Boy Williamson

Jimmy Rogers

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley





Jimmy Reed

Calvin Carter

John Lee Hooker-Blues

The Magnificent’s- Doo Wop

El dorados- Doo Wop

            The Staple singers- Gospel

            The Caravans- Gospel

            Dee Clark

            Gene Chandler

            Eddie Harris

            The Four seasons

            The Impressions

            Jerry Butler

            Curtis Mayfield




  1. Were certain labels known for certain types of music?

Yes, Chess Records was known for blues, Vee-Jay was known for blues, jazz, R&B, gospel, and Rock n Roll

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