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Pickin' on Peachtree : a history of country music in Atlanta, Georgia

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.
Print Book, English, 2001
1st pbk. ed View all formats and editions
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 2001
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiv, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780252069680, 0252069684
The Georgia old-time fiddlers conventions, 1913-35
The early days of radio, 1922-29
a regional recording center
Four pioneers
Radio in the early 1930s
The "cross roads follies" 1936-40
Hillbilly music on Atlanta's smaller radio stations, 1925-50
The "WSB barn dance", 1940-50
The demise of live radio, the birth of television and beyond, 1948-