Oakland has had a flourishing independent record label scene ever since the invention of records. Throughout the decades, untold numbers of Oakland musicians have pressed their sounds into records, with 45rpm records being the most widely used record format as they were compatible with juke boxes and could be sent to radio disc jockeys.

Geddinsons Records Al and Nettie
Check Records Ray Agee Swingin Partner
Soul Trip Records the Fabulous Ballads Right Track part 1
Vance Records Richard Dimples Fields
Kool Music records The Equal Rights Band Junky Twist
Ella Thomas on Flag Records
Banshee Records The Alameda Tube
Tommy Duncan, Award 45rpm Record
Eddie Foster and the Blazers, Luck 45rpm Record