Race Record

According to a Jerry Wexler 1952 interview, the first RACE RECORD was Crazy Blues released by Okeh records in 1920. He implied that might of been the first release of “genuine negro music”. And the song was so hot it was hustled up and down the Southern coast by by Pullman porters, many of whom cashed in big selling copies for up to $5. The record exploded into sales of over 2 million copies.