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A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville 1945-1955

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When Jim Bulleit met C. V. Hitchcock, he was immediately hooked on the notion of making records, but it was some weeks before he figured out how to go about it: "It had never been done in Nashville. Bullet Records were the first to record the music here in town, to manufacture it with 'Nashville' on the label, to promote it, distribute it, really sell it as a Nashville product."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826515322
Subtitle:
Making Records in Nashville, 1945-1955
Author:
Hawkins, Martin
Publisher:
Vanderbilt Univ Press - Country Music Foundation Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Recording & Reproduction
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Sound recording industry - Tennessee -
Subject:
African American Studies; US History; Music; Regional
Subject:
African American Studies; US History; Music; Regional; Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press
Subject:
Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
U. S. history
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Co-published with the Country Music Foundation Press
Subject:
Music-Music Business and Songwriting
Subject:
The Arts
Subject:
frican American Studies
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20061130
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in

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Product details 416 pages Vanderbilt University Press - English 9780826515322 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Book Plus CD. Martin Hawkins, co-author of the landmark Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of RockandRoll, describes the formation and the activities of local, independent recording companies in Nashville in the decade following World War II--the heyday of regional companies, before rockandroll and the eventual internationalization of the music business. These labels and their owners evolved from the local jukebox and amusements business and often featured truly local performers. They sometimes aspired to national status--and occasionally they achieved it. The book also describes the infrastructure they worked within and the personal stories of the main label owners and their performers. Finally, it examines the part the labels played in the emergence of Nashville as "Music City USA." The accompanying 20-song CD is the soundtrack to this fascinating story.
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