Pickin' on Peachtree

Pickin' on Peachtree : A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia

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But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily have grown to be the recording center that Nashville is today. "Pickin' on Peachtree" traces Atlanta's emergence in the 1920s as a major force in country recording and radio broadcasting, a position of dominance it enjoyed for some forty years. From the Old Time Fiddlers' Conventions and barn dances through the rise of station WSB and other key radio outlets, Wayne W. Daniel thoroughly documents the consolidation of country music as big business in Atlanta. He also profiles a vast array of performers, radio personalities, and recording moguls who transformed the Peachtree city into the nerve center of early country music.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 149.1 x 224.8 x 22.9mm | 537.46g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0252069684
  • 9780252069680
  • 2,091,458

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"Pickin' on Peachtree presents a wealth of new information and research and establishes the importance of Atlanta in the rise of one of America's most unique art forms." -- Charles Wolfe, author of Tennessee Strings and Kentucky Country "If you enjoy the history of country and bluegrass music, or if you are a fellow Georgian who wants to find out what was going on in Atlanta before Ted Turner, then this book is for you. Clear out a spot on your bookshelf for it. And don't fail to read it before you put it up there!" -- Bluegrass Unlimited "This entertaining book reminds us that Nashville did not always monopolize the country music business... No fan of country music should come away disappointed with this book." -- Bill Malone, Southern Quarterly "Pickin' on Peachtree fills an important gap in the early history of country music and is a resource that every serious student of the genre will want to consult." -- John W. Rumble, American Music "Using fresh and fascinating information gleaned from newspaper archives, personal interviews, and other sources, Wayne W. Daniel takes readers from early fiddling conventions through the beginnings of the country music industry to the early days of country programming on radio, and on through Atlanta's importance as a regional recording center." -- British Archive of Country Music
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