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Various Artists: Vee-Jay – The Definitive Collection

John Morthland, No Depression, 31 August 2007

VEE-JAY RECORDS of Chicago was not the first successful black-owned label – Duke-Peacock of Houston stakes a better claim to that title – but until Motown exploded, it was certainly the most successful. This four-disc box is unquestionably a definitive collection, far superior to 1993's three-CD The Vee-Jay Story.

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