Deford Baily

Deford Baily (HM1ALJ)

Location: Lebanon, TN 37090 Wilson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 15.083', W 86° 7.183'

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Born near the community of Bellwood, in the 1920s and 1930s, Delford Bailey won nationwide fame as the "Harmonica Wizard." A founding member of the Grand Ole Opry, he was the first African American to win fame in country music. Through his phonographic records and broadcasts, he took the folk music of his rural family and community to a national audience. His famous harmonica solos, such as "Pan American Blues" and "Fox Chase," are recognized as folk music masterpieces.
Marker Number3A 135
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 579086 N 4012190
Decimal Degrees36.25138333, -86.11971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 15.083', W 86° 7.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 15' 4.98" N, 86° 7' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8555-8581 Carthage Hwy, Lebanon TN 37090, US
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