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The Resource A shot in the dark : making records in Nashville, 1945-1955, Martin Hawkins

A shot in the dark : making records in Nashville, 1945-1955, Martin Hawkins

Label
A shot in the dark : making records in Nashville, 1945-1955
Title
A shot in the dark
Title remainder
making records in Nashville, 1945-1955
Statement of responsibility
Martin Hawkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hawkins traces the development of Nashville as the dominant city in the country music industry from the period of 1945 to 1955. He tells the story of record companies, studios, DJs, and other music promoters, and some musicians. He interviewed many pioneers based in Nashville and relates the story through the viewpoint of local companies such as Bullet Records, Dot Records, Hickory Records, and small labels. A CD containing 20 songs as examples of musical styles is provided. Record label listings (including all the records issued on independent labels during the period), and indexes of song titles, names, and places, are included. B&w photos are incorporated throughout. Hawkins is co-author of Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock `n' Roll. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
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271433
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hawkins, Martin
Dewey number
781.6409768/55
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3790
LC item number
.H387 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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True
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  • Sound recording industry
  • Popular music
Target audience
adult
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making records in Nashville, 1945-1955
Label
A shot in the dark : making records in Nashville, 1945-1955, Martin Hawkins
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006003517.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-252) and indexes
  • Includes discography: p. 253-300
Contents
Walking down Broad Street -- The beginning: Bullet Records -- Standing in the safety zone: gospel on Bullet -- Nashville jumps: Bullet and the blues -- The musical miracle: Bullet goes pop -- Music for the world: Bullet's Nashville competition -- Bullet reloaded: 1949-1952 -- Bulleit Enterprises, Inc. -- Tennessee jamboree -- Republic: the eagle flies -- Boogie woogie jockeys -- Dot Records: raising the standard -- The record center of the South: Nashboro and Excello -- Broke waiting for a break: the small labels -- Publishing folk tunes Fred Rose and Hickory Records -- Music City USA -- The end of the beginning
Control code
ocm63297838
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 318 p.
Isbn
9780826515322
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003517
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
A shot in the dark : making records in Nashville, 1945-1955, Martin Hawkins
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006003517.html
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-252) and indexes
  • Includes discography: p. 253-300
Contents
Walking down Broad Street -- The beginning: Bullet Records -- Standing in the safety zone: gospel on Bullet -- Nashville jumps: Bullet and the blues -- The musical miracle: Bullet goes pop -- Music for the world: Bullet's Nashville competition -- Bullet reloaded: 1949-1952 -- Bulleit Enterprises, Inc. -- Tennessee jamboree -- Republic: the eagle flies -- Boogie woogie jockeys -- Dot Records: raising the standard -- The record center of the South: Nashboro and Excello -- Broke waiting for a break: the small labels -- Publishing folk tunes Fred Rose and Hickory Records -- Music City USA -- The end of the beginning
Control code
ocm63297838
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 318 p.
Isbn
9780826515322
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006003517
Other physical details
ill., map

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