Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

December 9, 1948

On December 9, 1948, the Los Angeles Sentinel included an advertisement from the House of Records (631 1/2 East 42nd Street) encouraging readers to “order your Xmas records by phone...any record you hear over the radio broadcast we have them!” The advertisement featured a wide range of R&B, blues, jazz, and gospel music by artists. 

Here are some song examples:

Pee Wee Crayton, “Texas Hop-Boogie”

Mabel Scott, “Elevator Boogie”

Mahalia Jackson, “Move On Up a Little Higher”

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