Historic RCA Studio B : Home of 1,000 Hits
This is the first book to focus on this Music City landmark, the book provides an insightful overview of Nashville’s rich history as a major recording centre. Throughout, artists, producers, engineers, studio musicians, and label executives tell fascinating stories about some of American music’s greatest artists, including Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, and dozens more.
Presley cut more than two hundred sides in this space, including songs for movie soundtracks, and three albums of critically acclaimed gospel material. RCA pop acts also recorded at Studio B, turning out hits such as Ann-Margret’s “I Just Don’t Understand” and Al Hirt’s “Java.” Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como used the facility as well.From its beginning in the fall of 1957 to its closing in 1977, artists on other labels recorded at Studio B. For instance, the Everly Brothers cut their first Studio B session in November 1957, soon after the operation opened for business. Roy Orbison—first on Monument and then on MGM—recorded a string of international hits in this storied space, including “Only the Lonely,” “Running Scared,” and “Blue Angel.”
Generously illustrated with rare photos from the museum's archives, this book traces the story of RCA Studio B from its birth through the city s striking musical evolution, to its existence today as both working studio and tourist attraction and celebrates a magical, bygone era.
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Date published: November 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0915608270
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.9 cm