Opinion piece about race recordsNewspaper opinion piece
This opinion piece titled "Colored Record Makers Score" demonstrates the so-called phenomenon of "race records" in the 1920s. The first sentence states that "music publishers and roll manufacturers are cognizant of the commercial values of the American colored patronage," proving that record companies recorded black artists predominately for the African American market. The article mentions the popularity of famous vaudeville and blues figures such as Mamie Smith and W.C. Handy.