About Glad Music

Welcome to Glad Music Company and our online store. Thanks for stopping in and please enjoy browsing our catalog. We sell music CDs (and ONLY CDs) from a variety of musical genres, mostly originating from Texas, but enjoyed the world over. Since our creation in 1931, in Houston, Texas by our founder H.W. “Pappy” Daily, Glad Music Company has been a big part of Texas music history for 84 years.


The year was 1931, during the Great Depression, when H.W. “Pappy" Daily who was, at the time, working for the railroad, began a side-business distributing jukeboxes. The storied perception was that entertainment, especially music, thrived in the down times. Pappy, seeking security during this time in America, hoped this perception would prove to be true. Pappy continued working full-time at the railroad, while working part-time in his jukebox distributorship until it grew more successful. In 1933, he left the railroad and opened his store in Houston at 1419 Travis, named South Coast Amusement Company.

Pappy had found his security by writing the Bally Manufacturing Company in Chicago, asking them why Houston had no distributor for coin-operated phonographs. Bally wrote back and said “you do it”. Thus he changed the course of his life, which would lead him through a music career from Houston to Nashville and back again.




Our first record store, Daily's, on 11th Street in the Houston Heights was one of the originals, one of those that defined what a record store was. KNUZ had regular remote broadcasts from the store. Popular recording artists of the day were frequent visitors. And the store was a great local gathering place. Sixty years later another Daily’s record store would not only survive, but flourish with the same attributes and integrity as the first, and become a legendary Houston landmark: Cactus Records.

How the first Daily’s Record store came into being evolved from the same beginnings as the Pappy Daily story. H.W.”Pappy Daily” began his music business career in 1931 during the Great Depression, by looking for a job with security. His job at the railroad could play out at any time. He wrote the Bally Manufacturing Company in Chicago and asked them why Houston had no distributor for Bally’s coin operated phonographs (jukeboxes). They wrote back and said “you do it” said Pappy.