Label:Black & White Records via Wikipedia
City:Los Angeles
U.S. State:California
Country:United States
Description:Black & White Records was a Los Angeles, California based record company, active in recording blues and country and western artists during the 1940s and 1950s. It also had offices at 2117 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. It was acquired by Capitol Records. Black & White Records began as a family-owned business in 1945. Paul Reiner was president and his wife, Lillian was vice president. The first recording of "Open the Door, Richard" by tenor saxist Jack McVea was recorded on this label. Lena Horne recorded albums for this label in 1946 and 1947. Although they were novices in the business and were not specializing in rhythm and blues, they made a significant contribution to R&B, largely through the efforts of record producer Ralph Bass who, during his tenure there, recorded Roosevelt Sykes and T-Bone Walker
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