Race Records

Caldonia by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Lieutenant Julian by Sam Manning
Stone Cold in the Market by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan

Race records were 78-rpmphonograph records marketed to African Americans between the 1920s and 1940s.[1] They primarily contained race music, comprising various African-American musical genres, including bluesjazz, and gospel music, and also comedy. These records were, at the time, the majority of commercial recordings of African-American artists in the US. Few African-American artists were marketed to white audiences. Race records were marketed by Okeh Records,[2]Emerson Records,[3]Vocalion Records,[4]Victor Talking Machine Company,[5]Paramount Records, and several other companies.

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