The Black Church

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

In the early days of the phonograph, jazz and blues recordings created by Black artists were marketed as Race Records. The most popular amongst the African American community were religious sermons.

Aired: 02/14/21

Rating: NR

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