Ken Nelson (United States Record Producer)

Ken Nelson (United States Record Producer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ken Nelson (born Kenneth F. Nelson January 19, 1911 Caledonia, Minnesota - January 6, 2008) was an influential American record producer and A & R man for Capitol Records. At the age of 14, Ken Nelson made his radio single debut as a singer in 1925. Nelson was in various bands during his teen years, working with musician Lee Gillette several times. Nelson, who was in charge of the A&R division of Capitol Records and head of country music for many years, is credited for being one of the behind-the-scenes figures responsible for country music's growth during the post-World War II era. During his many years with Capitol's division in Hollywood, California, he produced many of the genre's most notable and successful hits, by artists including Merle Travis, Gene Vincent, Ferlin Husky, Jean Shepard, Hank Thompson and the many Number 1 country hits known as the Bakersfield Sound by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, along with many others.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135977865
  • 9786135977868