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

Hawkins, Martin. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0826515320 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780826515322 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0826515339 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780826515339 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: ix, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press & Country Music Foundation Press, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-252) and indexes.
Includes discography: pages 253-300.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Sound recording industry > Tennessee > Nashville > History.
Popular music > History and criticism.

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