Modern Records

Modern Records
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Parent companyAce Records (UK)
Founded1945 (1945)
Defunct1969 (1969)
StatusDefunct
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.