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Jim Bulleit

May 4, 1983 OHC46 119 min.


Nashville recording industry pioneer. Born November 4, 1908. Died December 12, 1988. Music industry career active 1940s-1950s. Co-founder of Bullet Records, one of Nashville’s first independent record labels and the first to achieve national status.

Interview Summary

1983 May 4
(1 hour, 59 minutes)
Record industry pioneer Jim Bulleit discusses his career. Discussion includes his college background and first jobs after college; colleagues from his WSM days, including Irving Waugh, Ott Devine, and Harry Stone; working for the Artists Service office; the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium; starting Bullet Records and their first record; experiences recording various artists; the popularity of the Francis Craig Orchestra’s recording of “Near You”; and the Bullet catalogue.

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