DeFord Bailey

DeFord Bailey (HM1EV0)

Location: Nashville, TN 37203 Davidson County
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N 36° 8.55', W 86° 47.214'

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Bailey, a pioneer of the Grand Old Opry and its first black musician, lived in the Edgehill neighborhood for nearly 60 years. His shoe-shine shop was on 12th Ave., South, near this intersection. His harmonica performance of the "Pan American Blues" inspired Judge George D. Hay to dub WSM's Barn Dance the "Grand Ole Opry." Traveling extensively with Opry musicians, he entertained audiences throughout the South and Midwest. In 1928, he recorded eight sides for RCA Victor during Nashville's first recording session.
HM NumberHM1EV0
Marker Number3A 138
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 519171 N 3999775
Decimal Degrees36.14250000, -86.78690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.55', W 86° 47.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 33.00" N, 86° 47' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1220 2nd Ave S, Nashville TN 37203, US
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