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Ina Harris & Bill Vandervort

December 4, 1980 OHC240 29 min.

Biography


Harris was a secretary for several executives at the RCA Nashville office. Career active 1960-mid-1980s. Vandervort ran the custom recording department of RCA Nashville’s recording operations from 1962-1977.

Interview Summary

1980 December 4
(29 minutes)
Former RCA Records secretary Ina Harris and RCA Nashville Custom Recording director Bill Vandervort discuss the years they worked for RCA Records. Discussion includes memories of RCA executives; how the physical layout of RCA Nashville’s Studio B has changed; how RCA’s custom recording operation worked; recording methods used; session players including Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Grady Martin, and Henry Strzelecki; sound engineers who worked for RCA, including Bill Porter and Tommy Strong; remodeling of the studios; and memories of Bobby Goldsboro recording his hit “Honey.”

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