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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Johnson City Sessions

 
 
Johnson City Sessions Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 25, 2020
1. Johnson City Sessions Marker
Inscription.  In October 1928 Frank Walker of Columbia Records hosted recording auditions at 334 East Main Street. Charlie Bowman and his brothers, Clarence Greene, and the Roane County Ramblers were among the artists recorded. These sessions pioneered the art of remote recording, designed to record undiscovered talent in the area. Walker returned to Johnson City in October 1929 for a second round of recordings that included Clarence "Tom” Ashley.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 141.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1928.
 
Location. 36° 19.061′ N, 82° 20.955′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Tennessee Route 91) and Colonial Way, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Located at WJHL TV station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Johnson City Sessions (a few steps from this marker); John Sevier Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Cole Williams (about 600 feet away); Science Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rich-R-Tone Records (approx. ¼ mile away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Johnson City Sessions Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 25, 2020
2. Johnson City Sessions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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