By Jon Hartley Fox,Dave Alvin
King of the Queen City is the 1st entire background of King documents, some of the most influential self sufficient checklist businesses within the background of yankee song. based through businessman Sydney Nathan within the mid-1940s, this small outsider checklist corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, attracted a various roster of artists, together with James Brown, the Stanley Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Redd Foxx, Earl Bostic, invoice Doggett, Ike Turner, Roy Brown, Freddie King, Eddie Vinson, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. whereas different list businesses focused on one sort of track, King used to be lively in almost all genres of vernacular American track, from blues and R & B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and country.
A revolutionary corporation in a reactionary time, King used to be led via an interracial artistic and govt employees that redefined the face and voice of yankee track in addition to how it was once recorded and offered. Drawing on own interviews, study in newspapers and periodicals, and deep entry to the King records, Jon Hartley Fox weaves jointly the weather of King's luck, targeting the dynamic personalities of the artists, manufacturers, and key executives comparable to Syd Nathan, Henry Glover, and Ralph Bass. The e-book additionally features a foreword through mythical guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dave Alvin.
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