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Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues Revisited

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues Revisited is the companion book to the twentieth anniversary reprise of a special exhibition examining a vibrant, little-known chapter in the history of Music City USA. Together, the exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and this companion book illuminate an important era in Nashville's music history.
Among the stories recounted in these pages:
  • The ways that iconic musicians including Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix honed their skills on Nashville bandstands.
  • How Nashville led the way in broadcasting groundbreaking and influential R&B on radio station WLAC and through the TV shows Night Train and The!!!!Beat.
  • The musical collaborations of R&B stalwarts such as Bobby Hebb and Jimmy Sweeney with country musicians.
  • The recording of Etta James's scorching live album Etta James Rocks the House at Nashville's New Era Club.
Includes more than 100 photographs and capsule descriptions of classic R&B records cut in Nashville.

Book Details

  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publish Date: Jun 11st, 2024
  • Pages: 72
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9780915608447
  • Categories: Genres & Styles - Soul & R&BMuseums, Tours, Points of InterestBusiness Aspects

About the Author

The Country Music Hall of Fame(R) and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the Museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.