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Virtual Speaker Series: Charlie Dahan on Henry Glover: The Musical Alchemist of King Records
August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, August 3
Time: 7:00 p. m. EST
Location: Zoom (free but registration required)
Join us on Tuesday, August 3, at 7:00pm EST for our monthly Virtual Speaker Series for the fascinating story of “Henry Glover: The Musical Alchemist of King Records” with Professor Charlie Dahan. One of Syd Nathan’s earliest hires for this new Cincinnati label in the late 1940s was Henry Glover, one of the first African American executives in the record business. As the head of A&R and staff producer, Glover produced, arranged, and composed many R&B and country classics. Because of his musical prowess, Glover often rearranged country songs for the R&B audience and vice versa. Glover shaped the “country boogie” sound with the Delmore Brothers that heavily influence rockabilly and rock in the 1950s. Some of the notable artists Glover produced at King include the Delmore Brothers, Little Willie John, Bullmoose Jackson, Moon Mullican, Grandpa Jones, Hank Ballard, and Bill Doggett.
* “Henry Glover: The Musical Alchemist of King Records” is free and open to the public, but please register to attend below. Donations are welcome and help to support free and low-cost museum programming.
Charlie Dahan is a Recording Industry Professor at Middle Tennessee State University and co-author of Gennett Records and Starr Piano. He has recently been involved in several historic preservation and National Register nominations projects including King Records, Gennett Records, Hank Snow’s Rainbow Ranch, FAME Studios, and Stax Museum / Soulsville. Prior to this, he was the A&R Director at Shanachie Records, a booking agent with the Roots Agency, and co-owner of Larchmont Recordings.