Felix Mayerhofer et al. in Tennessee - in the middle of 1950

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, page 95:

The only music you could get on the car radio after midnight in Tennessee was Country or Western. It drove the heavy jazz musicians crazy. “These people are a bunch of ‘hayseeds,’” they’d complain, then switch to different stations looking for something better. I didn’t mind. When I was about five, our Sicilian neighbors played country records and it came through loud and clear and I liked it.
cite as

Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417796656014 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Tennessee


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer
jazz musicians

Listening to

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country and western music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1950
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:24:16 +0000