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King of the Queen City The Story of King Records

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ISBN-10: 0252080556

ISBN-13: 9780252080555

Edition: 2014

Authors: Jon Hartley Fox, Dave Alvin

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King of the Queen City is the first comprehensive history of King Records, one of the most influential independent record companies in the history of American music. Founded by businessman Sydney Nathan in the mid-1940s, this small outsider record company in Cincinnati, Ohio, attracted a diverse roster of artists, including James Brown, the Stanley Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Redd Foxx, Earl Bostic, Bill Doggett, Ike Turner, Roy Brown, Freddie King, Eddie Vinson, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. While other record companies concentrated on one style of music, King was active in virtually all genres of vernacular American music, from blues and R & B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/21/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English