Items From Duke-Peacock Records Digitized

The University of Houston has digitized a number of photos and other items from Duke-Peacock Records. “Almost 100 rare publicity photos and other items that once belonged to Duke-Peacock Records were put online recently by the University of Houston’s digital library, offering an invaluable glimpse into the innermost workings of the most important U.S. record labels of the post-WWII years. Run by the brilliant but tyrannical mastermind Don Robey, Duke-Peacock may not be quite as well-known as Memphis’s Sun Records or Chicago’s Chess Records, but many musicians, historians and record collectors believe it was just as significant.” Musicians represented here include Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Otis Rush, and Johnny Ace.

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