Playing for tips, a time-honored Nashville tradition, c. 1940s. Saxophonist Louis Brooks is seated front, next to the trumpeter. Other unidentified. Courtesy of Eula Brooks.

Special thanks to the 2004-05 Night Train to Nashville Advisory Committee

Thomas Cain, Carol Crittenden, Charles Dungey Jr., Francis Guess, Thelma Harper, Buddy Killen, Reavis Mitchell, James Stroud, Bob Wilson

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