DeFord Bailey

Description
Deford Bailey spent fifteen years as a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry (1926-1941). In that time he established himself as one of the show's most popular performers and an influential harmonica player. As a master of blues, jazz, and old-time country, Bailey was a vital link between older and more modern music styles. In 1974, he returned to the Opry stage as part of the "Old Timers' Reunion." He is most well-known for "Pan American Blues," a harmonica piece that sounds like a passing locomotive.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
negative
1973
print
2003
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson, Grand Ole Opry
ID Number
2003.0169.043
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.043
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Popular Entertainment
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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