cultural origins: Late 1950s
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Nashville Sound

cultural origins: Late 1950s

The Nashville sound arose during the late 1950s as a subgenre of American country music, replacing the chart dominance of honky tonk music, which was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Key production features the use of "smooth" strings and background vocals, and a crooning style of lead vocal typified by artists such as Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold and Patsy Cline. During the late 1960s and 1970s, the pop-oriented country sound came to be known as “countrypolitan”.

Classic examples of Nashville sound recordings include "The Three Bells" (1959) by The Browns, "Four Walls" (1960) by Jim Reeves, "Last Date" (1960) by Floyd Cramer, "The End of the World" (1963) by Skeeter Davis and "Misty Blue" (1966) by Wilma Burgess.

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15 September, 07:03pm by daveds | comments (0)
Hi I am at present converting a lot of my vinyl onto disc and i came across this LP in my collections but the one i have is on the top spin label and signed by Hank it was recorded at the Big Tom Studios in Castleblayney in Ireland,and the producer was Basil Hendricks it has the same tracks as ... read more
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