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  Rare Vinyl Records at Craig Moerer ~ Records By Mail | Used, Collectible, Vintage and Rare Vinyl Records, LPs and 45s
In the late 1950s, Bradley's home base of Nashville was poising itself to be a vibrant, affluent, urban city with a burgeoning music recording industry, and not just the traditional home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Nashville's revered "A-Team." The success of Bradley's Quanset Hut studio spurred RCA to built its famous Studio B. A handful of other labels soon followed setting up shop on what would eventually become known as Music Row.
As one of the architects of the Nashville sound, Owen Bradley was one of the most influential country music producers in history.
www.recordsbymail.com /owen_bradley.php   (915 words)

  24-Track Narrative?  Robert Altman's Nashville
The highest rank among diegetic sounds is accorded to sounds that contribute to the elaboration of narrative (primarily narrative-oriented sound effects and the principal characters' dialogue), while attention to characterization and style is evaluated somewhat less highly.
Sounds that serve primarily to enhance realism (incomprehensible dialogue, atmospheric sound effects) are considered to have the least importance of all diegetic sounds.
As sound technique is codified during the thirties, the potential of sound cinema is slowly reduced to the point where nearly all non-narrative uses of the medium are stripped from standard usage.
www.revue-cinemas.umontreal.ca /vol001no03/08-altman.htm   (7270 words)

 Nashville sound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States.
RCA-manager Steve Sholes was responsible for the birth of the Nashville Sound.
In the early 1960s, the Nashville sound began to be challenged by the rival Bakersfield sound.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nashville_sound   (391 words)

Yet, to many observers, the Bakersfield Sound is one of the dominant influences in country music today - an ironic twist of market-manufactured fate, considering the stylistic ocean that separated Nashville from Nashville West 35 years ago.
Nashville record producers of that era - people like Don Law of Columbia Records, Steve Sholes of RCA and Owen Bradley of Decca - had been heavily influenced by the Big Band sound of the previous decade, and in some cases they had helped mold that sound themselves.
Nashville reacted to Elvis’ resounding arrival on the American music scene by moving away from the rockabilly influences that had always loitered on its fringes.
www.bakersfield.com /static/FP/baksound/baksound.htm   (2871 words)

The top three studios in the genre — Ocean Way/Nashville, Emerald Sound Studios and Sound Kitchen — are all commercial facilities (or were for most of the year, in the case of Ocean Way, which was acquired by Belmont University's music production program last October).
Sound Kitchen and Emerald come in at Number One and 3, respectively; the Number 2 slot goes to Image, in Los Angeles, where Chris Lord-Alge mixed Tim McGraw's records.
Nashville's studio community has been hurting for the last two years, partially because its fortunes are so tightly linked to the economics of country music, which has taken a beating since its high-water mark in 1995, and partially because a number of heavyweight producers in Nashville have built their own studios.
mixonline.com /recording/business/audio_nashville_skyline_4   (702 words)

 Nashville Recording: The American Way
Nashville musicians don't get the arrangement credit that they deserve, but in the last city on earth where it's still possible to play on three sessions a day, no one has time to get too annoyed.
In Nashville today, he is known best for his work on both Shania Twain records produced and co-written with her hubby, the reclusive genius Mutt Lange.
Nashville is a redoubt of vintage gear; even though the city went to digital media early on — one of the first Sony 3348 decks was used in Nashville, and many of the old professional digital 32-tracks are still found there — analogue outboard gear is ubiquitous.
www.soundonsound.com /sos/Oct02/articles/nashville.asp?session=43bd08c9b3a387969045286fdd2be627   (4104 words)

 Nashville sound: Dixie Chicks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Dixie Chicks and Clint Black are leading a small group of country music artists who are stretching the boundaries of the modern mainstream country album.
The industry standard for an album in Nashville is 10 carefully crafted songs designed to be radio hits.
He used only acoustic instruments, but the album sounds as full and brash as an electric album since he used creative arrangements and horn sections.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/lmds756.htm   (877 words)

 Nashville Sounds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Sounds" wordmark is superimposed over the bottom of the oval in red outlined in fl and gold.
The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League.
After years of the Sounds lobbying for a new park and threatening to leave town (either for the suburbs or a new location altogether), the Metro Council approved the new stadium on February 7, 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nashville_Sounds   (291 words)

 Country Music Roots - Nashville Sound
It was Nashville's intent to become a more polished product as a reaction to rock 'n' roll, which allegedly killed country's record sales.
Nashville sound or no, Bobby Bare is a country sumbitch.
Another big helping of the Nashville sound, but Charley Pride overcomes it all with his stunning voice.
www.benoconnor.com /countryroots/nashvillesound.html   (241 words)

 The New Nashville Sound? : Venus Hum's sublime electronic pop takes the world by storm - Thursday, 05/08/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
They defy expectations of what a Nashville band ''should'' sound like, and also represent all the great things about our town's music scene.
Nashville's such a songwriters kind of place — that may be one area it kind of influenced us.'' Clearly, trying to define their music isn't something over which the band members lose sleep.
Still, it's evident that having Nashville as the band's birthplace and home has affected their attitude and outlook.
www.nashvillerage.com /music/archives/03/05/32486003.shtml   (662 words)

The 48-fader Pro Tools system is situated in a studio at Sound Stage, which previously held an older SSL 4000 Series console that has been moved to a second studio in the former Warner Bros. Records building Sound Stage owns on Music Row.
Hard disk recording as a technology and a methodology is hitting Nashville the same way that two other major trends in pro audio — project studio-type equipment and the shift to producer-owned facilities — did over the last decade: late and hard.
Woodland Woes: Woodland Studios, one of Nashville's most venerable facilities that was nearly destroyed in the tornado that devastated the city in April 1998, is still in limbo.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_nashville_skyline_15   (495 words)

 Meyer Sound : Nashville Office
Although often thought of as the center of the country music recording world, Nashville, otherwise known as “Music City,” is equally important as a launch pad for tours of all musical genres, including, of course, country’s biggest stars.
Meyer Sound recently added HD-1 Studio Monitors in the office sound room, where local studio engineers are encouraged to reference their mixes generated in other studios.
Meyer Sound has outfitted rehearsal room A with a larger touring system consisting of eight MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and four 700-HP high-power subwoofers, while the smaller room D houses an M1D ultra-compact curvilinear array system.
www.meyersound.com /offices/nashville   (1086 words)

 Meyer Sound News : Meyer Sound Nashville Presents "The M'elodie Sessions"
Since its release, Meyer Sound's new self-powered M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker has received enthusiastic receptions at demonstrations in the U.S. and Europe, resulting in brisk sales of the dimunitive powerhouse loudspeaker.
Jones joined Meyer Sound in 2001 as tour liaison manager after decades spent as an award-winning FOH sound engineer for such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, and many others.
Mirage is a group consisting of five of Nashville's most talented session players, headed by its music director, pedal steel and slide guitarist Gary Carter, whose credits include Faith Hill and Randy Travis.
meyersound.com /melodiesessions   (456 words)

 Sony Media Software - Sound Series - Nashville Wire: Pedal Steel Guitar
This is why we've dedicated an entire volume to the Nashville Wire: Pedal Steel Guitar library, an excellent collection of fine pedal steel work that finally makes this complex instrument available to desktop music producers worldwide.
The Nashville Wire set portrays the pedal steel guitar in its most familiar milieu: the clean chords and time-honored transitions of country music, in top-notch performances using classic instruments and amplifiers.
This collection provides the means to shape your own music with all the flowing, harmonically rich chord-to-chord transitions and accents that are totally unique to this magical instrument.
www.sonymediasoftware.com /loop_libraries/showloop.asp?spid=229   (196 words)

 Aloha from Nashville. - Review - sound recording reviews Popular Music and Society - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It's a "hello" in th the fact that this is the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter's first album and in that he recently (1992) moved to Nashville toohustle session work while trying to land a recording contract.
And it's a "goodbye"--hopefully--to the scuffling life of new musical kid in wn, and to the country stereotyping that is a constant danger for anyone known to be recording in Nashville.
The truth is, Scott has contributed his country licks in the last couple of years to albums by Suzy Bogguss, Martina McBride, and Pam Tillis.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2822/is_4_22/ai_56952183   (440 words)

 Roughstock's History of Country Music - Nashville Sound
The Nashville Sound is a blend of pop and country that developed during the 1950s.
Winner of an amateur tap-dancing contest at the age of four, she began learning piano at eight and in her early teens became a singer at local clubs.
In 1948, an audition won her a trip to Nashville, where she appeared in a few clubs before returning home -- but her big break came in 1957 when she won an Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show, singing "Walking After Midnight." Here is a video clip of her appearance.
www.roughstock.com /history/nashsound.html   (856 words)

 Nashville Sound: Chris Cagle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Either way, Cagle has been properly introduced to country music fans as a man who sings with the fervor of an evangelist.
Nashville hasn't had a potential star with this intensity since Garth Brooks was getting started 11 years ago.
But he didn't understand why Cagle decided to head to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.
www.jsonline.com /enter/music/ap/nov00/ap-wkd-nashville-s111700.asp   (693 words)

 Puget Sound Homes and Real Estate for Sale - Washington, Seattle, Tacoma Homes Condos and Townhouses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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Oceanfront homes and real estate is available in Orting, Puyallup and Bonney Lake Washington as well as the suburbs of Tacoma, Seattle and Bremerton WA close to Naval Station Bremerton.
Puget Sound is home to Boeing Aerospace and Aircraft Manufacturing Plant.
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 Living In Stereo » Blog Archive » The “Nashville Sound” Begins, Redux
A number one country, pop, and r&b hit in the fall of 1956, Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” was, arguably, the first instance of what would soon be termed the Nashville Sound.  At any rate, that’s the case I made here back in September.
Fair enough, though that places all of the emphasis on the adjective (Nashville) rather than on the noun in question (Sound) and also overlooks that key Nashville Sound musicians–Chet Atkins and the Jordanaires–were intimately involved in making it.
The Martin and Ford records were both on Capitol (a heretofore unremarked upon Nashville Sound antecedent), and all three were crooned easily above rhythm beds that are insistently swinging but still gentle, even minamalist–a strummed guitar, brushes, finger snaps.
livinginstereo.com /?p=281   (828 words)

 Amazon.com: The Nashville Sound: Books: Paul Hemphill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Thirty-five years after The Nashville Sound hit the streets Hemphill's work remains as solid, honest and evocative as it always has in this age of vanilla tunes, plastic production and beaming yes men man-handling the media.
The Nashville Sound served as the gateway for Hemphill to embark on a lengthy and distinctively Southern career as a writer, penning several other works of both fiction and non-fiction, including Leaving Birmingham which earned him a Pulitzer Prize nomination.
After three-and-a-half decades Everthemore Books has repackaged The Nashville Sound (280 pages) to reacquaint the music and its old heroes with a new generation of country music lovers.
www.amazon.com /Nashville-Sound-Paul-Hemphill/dp/0974387711   (1111 words)

 The Nashville Sound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She documents this musical and cultural transition in a chapter focusing on the remarkable recording career of Nashville Sound artist Patsy Cline, the artist who most fully embodies these tensions.
Thus, although the Nashville Sound was a great commercial success, it was bitterly criticized by some fans and musicians as having "sold out" its "country-ness," its authenticity.
Yet Jensen also points out the irony that, as time passes and the sixties heyday of the Nashville Sound slips farther and farther into the past, the Nashville Sound itself has become accepted more and more by audiences and performers alike as being "authentic" country music.
www.vanderbilt.edu /htdocs/vupress/jensen.htm   (457 words)

 Texas investors buy into Sound Kitchen - Nashville Business Journal:
Founded in 1994 and expanded in 1997 by brothers Dino and John Elefante, the 27,000-square-foot Sound Kitchen complex is one of the largest recording facilities in the Southeast.
Exact terms of the deal, which closed in August, were not disclosed, but include Weston investing several million dollars in Sound Kitchen for equipment and facilities upgrades, and refinancing of debt.
The Sound Kitchen deal took more than a year to broker, according to the Elefantes, because they wanted to ensure the facility's continued survival as much as they wanted to return to producing music.
www.bizjournals.com /nashville/stories/2003/09/29/story6.html   (726 words)

 Amazon.com: The Nashville Sound: DVD: Jeannie C. Riley,Earl Scruggs,Porter Wagoner,Loretta Lynn,Hank Snow (II),Tex ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Filmed in Nashville during on the 44th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, The Nashville Sound features over 40 of the greatest country performers singing and playing their greatest hits.
The Nashville Sound, which was recorded in 1969, was different.
Instead, it was a serious look at Nashville and the reigning country stars of the day.
www.amazon.com /Nashville-Sound-Jeannie-C-Riley/dp/B000E0ODFO   (1389 words)

 Danny Davis : The Nashville Brass Play the Nashville Sound - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Nashville Brass became hugely successful for blending country and bluegrass standards with an updated attitude and a decidedly nontraditional arrangement for horns.
While some purists initially balked, that did not stop Danny Davis, former head of A&R for RCA Victor Records.
The perky and playful "The Middle of the Road" and the hoedown-happy "Mountain Dew" and "I Saw the Light" sit comfortably beside the languid and moody "I Fall to Pieces" and the plaintive "Let It Be Me." In 2004 Collectors' Choice Music issued this album on CD, making it available in the digital domain.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,73337,00.html   (468 words)

 The Nashville Sound | Plot | MTV Movies
Some of the leading names in country music are on hand for this documentary shot in "Music City U.S.A." Filmmakers Robert Elfstrom and David Hoffman traveled to Nashville, TN, in 1969 for a country disc jockeys convention that coincided with the 44th anniversary celebration of the famed radio show the Grand Ole Opry.
The filmmakers also interview fans on the street as well as label representatives both big and small who are promoting their product.
Offering a different perspective on the Nashville music scene, we also sit in on a recording session with Doug Kershaw and a rehearsal with the country-rock band Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth.
www.mtv.com /movies/movie/87409/plot.jhtml   (440 words)

 Visual Sound – Route 66 American Overdrive Effects Pedal
Overdrive channel sounds like the original TS808 and even uses the JRC4558 op-amp.
Compression channel can be set for fully squashed "Nashville" sound or very subtle compression.
The two effects sound great on their own and can also be combined to
www.visualsound.net /Pedal_rt66.htm   (336 words)

 Stadium a sound decision - Nashville Business Journal:
The $43 million stadium will be the home of the Nashville Sounds, securing Triple A baseball's future in Music City, providing additional stimulus for downtown and triggering additional investment in residential and retail opportunities.
Credit the tenacity of the Sounds in making the case for this project and credit the consortium of local lenders led by First Tennessee Bank for seeing its potential and stepping up to ensure that Nashville taxpayers wouldn't be at risk.
The new stadium will be a signature development in the history of Nashville, one that gives the region the opportunity to capture the energy so many other cities have created.
nashville.bizjournals.com /nashville/stories/2006/02/13/editorial1.html   (475 words)

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