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

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University of Illinois Press, Nov 1, 2000 - History - 295 pages
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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 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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The Georgia OldTime Fiddlers Conventions 191335
15
The Early Days of Radio 192229
45
AtlantaA Regional Recording Center
67
Four Pioneers
87
Radio in the Early 1930s
109
The Cross Roads Follies 193640
127
Hillbilly Music on Atlantas Smaller Radio Stations 192550
152
The WSB Barn Dance 194050
172
The Demise of Live Radio the Birth of Television and Beyond 1948
205
Notes and Suggested Readings
237
A Selected Discography of LongPlay Albums
271
Index
273
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