Modern Records

Modern Records
Parent companyAce Records (UK)
Founded1945 (1945)
Defunct1969 (1969)
GenreJazz, blues, rhythm and blues, rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationLos Angeles, California

Modern Records (Modern Music Records before 1947)[1] was an American record company and label formed in 1945 in Los Angeles by the Bihari brothers. Modern was one of the big R&B labels with artists including Etta James, Joe Houston, Little Richard, Ike & Tina Turner and John Lee Hooker. The label released some of the most influential blues and R&B records of the 1940s and 1950s.[2]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of the Blues, Volume 1. Routledge. 2006. p. 700.
  2. ^ Yardley, William (December 11, 2013). "Joe Bihari, Who Put Early R&B on Record, Dies at 88". The New York Times.