By Jon Hartley Fox
King of the Queen City is the 1st accomplished heritage of King files, some of the most influential self reliant checklist businesses within the heritage of yankee song. based by way of 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 checklist businesses targeting one kind of song, King was once lively in almost all genres of vernacular American tune, from blues and R & B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and country.
A revolutionary corporation in a reactionary time, King was once led by means of an interracial inventive and govt employees that redefined the face and voice of yank 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 documents, Jon Hartley Fox weaves jointly the weather of King's good fortune, concentrating on the dynamic personalities of the artists, manufacturers, and key executives corresponding to Syd Nathan, Henry Glover, and Ralph Bass. The ebook additionally incorporates a foreword via mythical guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dave Alvin.