1899-1982Bailey, 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.
|Marker Number||3A 138|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 519171 N 3999775|
|Decimal Degrees||36.14250000, -86.78690000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 8.55', W 86° 47.214'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 8' 33.00" N, 86° 47' 12.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1200-1220 2nd Ave S, Nashville TN 37203, US|
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