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The forgotten voices of race records: Pullman Porters, Rev TT Rose, ‘Man with a Clarinet’

In the 1920s and 1930s, record sales of Black artists were very lucrative for the music industry. As a June 1926 article from Talking Machine World explained: The Negro trade is … itself … an enormously profitable occupation for the retailer who knows his way about. … The segregation of the Negro population has enabled […]