1953 - 1966
Vee-Jay Records is an American record label founded in the 1950s, located in Chicago and specializing in blues, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
The label was founded in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken, a husband-and-wife team who used their initials for the label's name.
Vee-Jay Records filed for bankruptcy in August 1966.
Abner Records was a subsidiary of Vee-Jay Records. It was originally named Falcon Records, but the name was changed in 1958 since there already existed a Falcon Records. The label was named after Ewart Abner who was general manager at Vee-Jay, 1955–1961.