Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut

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Willie Nelson, Harlan Howard, with Hal Smith.  Smith, along with Ray Price, owned Pamper Music. Pamper published  Patsy Cline hits including “Crazy”, written by Willie Nelson,  and  “I Fall To Pieces”, written by Harlan and Hank Cochran,  and “She’s Got You”, written by Hank Cochran.

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The “Quonset Hut” is the legendary studio on Nashville’s Music Row, built by Producer Owen Bradley, where some of the greatest songs in music history were recorded.

Biography

The “Quonset Hut” was regarded for years as the foundation of Nashville’s country music industry. It had the distinction of being the first recording studio in what would later become “Music Row”.

Owen Bradley, along with his brother Harold bought the property at 804 16th Avenue South in 1954 which had previously served as a rooming house. Over the next year it would become the most successful re…cording studios in Nashville. It initially opened it’s doors as Music City Recordings but had changed it’s name to Bradley’s Film & Recording Studio by 1957/58 after they moved the recording facility from the basement into the Quonset Hut attached to the back of the house. The “hut” was used for filming musical performances until the late 1950’s.

In just a few short years , artist of every genre of music walked through it’s doors–creating some of the biggest records in music history such as Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”, Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” to name a small few.

Owen Bradley is credited as a pioneer in creating the “Nashville Sound”.

The Bradley’s would sell the studio in February 1962 to Columbia records although they continued to record there until late 1965 when Owen moved his operations to his new state of art facility in Mount Juliet, TN dubbed, “Bradley’s Barn”.

In the years that followed Owen Bradley’s exit, the “Quonset Hut” continued to be used as a viable recording space. In 1965 Columbia had demolished the old rooming house and built a new studio known as A–the Hut became studio B.

Pop acts such as REO Sppedwagon, Bob Dylan, Edgar Winter, The Beach Boys, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Bobby Vinton, Connie Francis, Patti Page, Anita Bryant, Clyde McPhatter, Trini Lopez, Dave Loggins, Johnny Ray, Helen Shapiro etc all came to Nashville to record here. In 1982 shortly after John Anderson recorded his crossover hit, “Swingin'”, the facility was closed and gutted for office space. Columbia continued to build around the structure leaving few traces of the original such as the distinguishable curved roof which is still visible today.

During the next 25 years, the “Quonset Hut” would be nothing more than a memory until music mogul, Mike Curb ( Curb Records ) stepped in and purchased the property–which was now up for sale–and began plans to restore the historic structure.

In 2009, the studio was reopened to serve as a teaching facility for Belmont University students.

Plans were to open the studio for tours in the future–stay tuned. –Alan Cofer

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Owen Bradley:

Owen Bradley was born October 21, 1915 outside of Westmoreland, TN, and raised in Nashville. He began playing piano professionally when he was a teenager, playing in local juke joints, clubs, and roadhouses. When he turned 20, he began working at WSM radio, and within five years he had established himself as an integral part of the station.

In 1940, he was hired full-time by WSM, working as an arranger and instrumentalist. Two years later, he was made the station’s musical director, and started playing regularly on the programs Noontime Neighbors and Sunday Down South. During this time, Bradley was also leading his own dance band, which played parties throughout Nashville’s high society. The group stayed together until 1964

Bradley began working for Decca Records in 1947 as an assistant to producer Paul Cohen. By working at Cohen’s side, Bradley learned to produce, and assisted in making records by Ernest Tubb and Red Foley, among many others. Eventually, Owen began producing records by himself, whenever his mentor couldn’t travel to Nashville from New York.

Owen and his brother Harold opened a film studio in 1951, moving its location to Hillsboro Village within a year. It stayed there for two years, before it was moved again, this time to a house at 804 16th Avenue South with a Quonset hut attached to the main building. The Quonset hut was converted into a studio in 1955 — it was the first studio on the street that would become known as Music Row. Two years later, RCA built a studio a block away from the Bradley hut.

Cohen left Decca in 1958, and the label offered Bradley a position as vice president of the label’s Nashville Division. At Decca, he began pioneering the Nashville sound, incorporating orchestration and pop production techniques into country music. Patsy Cline was Bradley’s most successful country-pop production. He had worked with her when she was with Four Star, but when she signed with Decca, Cline’s music shifted toward country-pop and she began a string of Top Ten hits. Following her success, other artists that he produced in that style, most notably Brenda Lee, became successful as well. During this time, Bradley also produced harder-edged hits by Webb Pierce and Kitty Wells. In addition to his record production, Owen released a handful of records by his instrumental quintet, including the minor 1958 hit “Big Guitar.” With his brother Harold, Bradley produced a half-hour television series, Country Style U.S.A., during the late ’50s.

Bradley bought a farm outside of Nashville in 1961, converting a barn into a demo studio. Within a few years, the barn was upgraded to a first-class recording studio called Bradley’s Barn, and over the next two decades it became one of the most popular and legendary studios in country music. In 1980, it burned down, yet it was rebuilt with a few years in the exact same spot.

Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, Bradley worked with many of Decca’s most famous artists, including Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. In 1974, Bradley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the early ’80s, he retired from full-time producing, yet he continued to work on the occasional special project. His last major work was k.d. lang’s 1988 album, Shadowland.

Bradley had begun working with Mandy Barnett on a new album when he died January 7, 1998 at the age of 82.

~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music GuideSee More

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NOTE: For those who have questions about using the Quonset Hut today.

“The Quonset Hut is used solely by Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business for classes, events and sessions.” ~ Michael Janas, Director

Band Interests

ARTISTS WHO HAVE RECORDED HERE:

Country:

Rex Allen–“Don’t Go Near The Indians”

Bill Anderson–“Still”, “The Tip Of My Fingers”, “Po’ Folks”, “Five Little Fingers”, “Mama Sang A Song”, “Walk Out Backwards”, “Eight By Ten”, “Three a.m” , “Me”,

John Anderson–“Swingin'”, “Wild And Blue”, Goin’ Down Hill”, “Long Black Veil” etc

Lynn Anderson–“Rose Garden”, “You’re My Man”, “Stay There ‘Til I Get There”, “How Can I Unlove You”, ” Cry”, “Listen To A Country Song”, “Fool Me”, “Keep Me In Mind”, “Top Of The World”, “Sing About Love”, “What A Man My Man Is, ”

Roy Acuff – “I Like Mountain Music”

Eddy Arnold

Ernest Ashworth–“Each Moment Spent With You”, “You Can’t Pick A Rose In December”

Carl Belew–“Stop The World”, “Am I That Easy To Forget”

Wilma Burgess–“Baby”, “Misty Blue”, “Don’t Touch Me”, “Tear Time”, “Fifteen Days”

Carl & Pearl Butler–“Don’t Let Me Cross Over”, “Too Late To Try Again”, “Loving Arms”, “I’m Hanging Up The Phone”

Henson Cargill–“Skip A Rope”, “Row Row Row”, “None Of My Business”

Maybelle Carter – “Liberty Dance”

Johnny Cash–“Ring Of Fire”, “”Don’t Take Your Guns to Town””, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Busted” (w/ The Carter Family), “Understand Your Man”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Jackson” (w/ June Carter Cash), “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “If I Were a Carpenter” (w/ June Carter Cash), “A Thing Called Love”, “Kate”, “Oney”, “Man in Black”, “Flesh and Blood”, “One Piece at a Time”, “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky”, “The One on the Right Is on the Left”, “It Ain’t Me, Babe” (w/ June Carter Cash), “Orange Blossom Special”, etc…

Patsy Cline–“Crazy”, “I Fall To Peices”, “Sweet Dreams”, “She’s Got You”, “Faded Love”, “Leavin’ On Your Mind”, “Walkin After Midnight”, “When I Get Through With You ( You’ll Love Me Too)”, “So Wrong”

Tommy Collins–“If You Can’t Bite, Don’t Growl”

Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper–“There’s A Big Wheel”, “Big Midnight Special”, “Wreck On The Highway”, “Come Walk With Me”

Johnny Darrell–“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town, “With This Pen”

Jimmy Dean–“Big John”, “PT 109”, “Little Black Book”, “First Thing Ev’ry Morning”, “To A Sleeping Beauty”

Little Jimmy Dickens–“May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose”, “The Violet and the Rose”

Johnny Duncan–“Sweet Country Woman”, “Stranger”, “Come A Little Bit Closer”, “She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed (Anytime)”, “Thinking Of A Randezvous”, “Slow Dancing”, “Lady In The Blue Mercedes”

Roy Drusky–“Anymore”, “Three Hearts In A Tangle”, “Another”, “Peel Me A Nanner”, “Second Hand Rose”, “I Went Out Of My Way To Make You Happy”, “I’d Rather Loan You Out”, “( From Now On All My Friends Are Gonna Be ) Strangers”, “The World Is Round”

Pete Drake-“Talking Steel”

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs–“Crying My Heart Out Over You” , “Polka on a Banjo”, “Go Home” , “Just Ain’t”, “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” “Pearl Pearl Pearl”, “You Are My Flower”, “Petticoat Junction”

Dave Dudley–“Six Days On The Road” ( rerecorded in stereo ), “Cowboy Boots”, “Last Day in the Mines”, “Truck Drivin’ Son-of-a-Gun”, …”Mad”, “What We’re Fighting For”, “Please Let Me Prove (My Love for You)”, “There Ain’t No Easy Run”, “I Keep Coming Back for More”, “Anything Leaving Town Today”, “Lonelyville”, “Viet Nam Blues”, “My Kind of Love”, “One More Mile”, “Two Six Packs Away”

Janie Fricke–“Down to My Last Broken Heart”, “I Need Someone to Hold Me (When I Cry)”, “I’ll Love Away Your Troubles for Awhile”, “Come a Little Bit Closer” with Johnny Duncan

Lefty Frizzell–“Saginaw, Michigan”, The Long Black Veil”, “She’s Gone Gone Gone”

Red Foley– “Satisfied Mind” (with Betty Foley)

Claude Gray–“I’ll Just have A Cup Of Coffee ( And Then I’ll Go )”, “My Ears Should Burn ( When Fools Are… Talked About )”.

Merle Haggard–“I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me”, “The Emptiest Arms in the World”, “Everybody’s Had the Blues”, “If We Make It Through December”, “Things Aren’t Funny Anymore”, “Old Man From the Mountain” , “Kentucky Gambler”, “Yesterdays Wine”, “C.C. Waterback”

Tom T Hall–“Ballad Of Forty Dollars”

George Hamilton IV–“Before This Day Ends”

Jerry Hanlon – “Boy With A Future”

Harden Trio- “Tippy Toeing”

Freddie Hart–“The Key’s In The Mailbox”

Hawkshaw Hawkins–“Soldiers Joy”

Bobby Helms–“Jingle Bell Rock”, “Fraulein”, “My Special Angel” , “Just a Little Lonesome” , “Jacqueline”

Stan Hitchcock–Just Call Me Lonesome, Candy Apple Red, Thumbing My Way Back Home, I’m Easy To Love, He Took My Place, Don’t Do It Darlin’, Softly And Tenderly, Room At The Cross, The Night Watch, Honey, I’m Home, Test Of Time, But I Won’t Cry

Johnny Horton–“Battle Of New Orleans”, “North To Alaska”, “When It’s Springtime In Alaska”, “Honky Tonk Man”, “I’m a One-Woman Man”, “I’m Coming Home”, “The Woman I Need”, “All Grown Up”, “Sink the Bismarck”, “Sleepy-Eyed John”, “Johnny Reb”

Ferlin Husky–“Gone”, “A Fallen Star”, “Wings of a Dove”, “”Country Music Is Here to Stay” (as Simon Crum)”, “Once”, “Just for You”

David Houston–“Almost Persuaded”, “My Elusive Dreams”with Tammy Wynette, “You Mean the World to Me”, “Baby, Baby”, “Already It’s Heaven”

Jan Howard–“Evil On Your Mind”

George Jones–“White Lightning”, “Window Up Above”, “Tender Years”, “Who Shot Sam”, “Girl I Used To Know”, “You Comb Her Hair”, “The Race Is On”, “Love Bug”, “I’m A People”, “Walk Through This World With Me”, “I’ll Share My World With You”, “When The Grass Grows Over Me”, ” Good Year For The Roses”, “Take Me” with Tammy Wynette, “Picture Of Me (Without You)”, “Grand Tour”, “We’re Gonna Hold On” with Tammy Wynette, “Golden Ring” with Tammy Wynette, “Her Name Is”, “Bartender’s Blues”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”, “I’m Not Ready Yet”, “Still Doin’ Time”, “Same Ole Me”, “Shine On (Shine All Your Sweet Love On Me)”, “Tennessee Whiskey”… etc

Sonny James–“Young Love”, “Uh-Huh-mm”, “You’re the Only World I Know”, “Take Good Care of Her”, “A World of Our Own”, “Running Bear”, “Room in Your Heart”, “Need You” ,”I’ll Never Find Another You”, “It’s the Little Things”,”Heaven Says Hello”, “Born to Be with You”, “Only the Lonely”, “Since I Met You Baby”, “It’s Just a Matter of Time”,”My Love”, “Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On” “Endlessly”,”Bright Lights, Big City” “Here Comes Honey Again””Only Love Can Break a Heart”, “That’s Why I Love You Like I Do”, “When the Snow Is on the Roses” etc

Stonewall Jackson–“Waterloo”, “Life To Go” , “Why I’m Walkin'”, “B.J. the D.J.”, “Don’t Be Angry”, “Stamp Out Loneliness”, “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo”, “Old Showboat”, “Leona”, “Mary Don’t You Weep” etc

Grandpa Jones

Anita Kerr Singers–Four Voices in Hi-Fi LP ( Decca ), For You, For Me, Forevermore LP ( Decca ), Till the End of Time LP ( Decca )

Claude King–“Wolverton Mountain”, “Big River, Big Man”, “The Comancheros”, “Tiger Woman”, “The Burning of Atlanta”, “All for the Love of a Girl” etc

Jerry Lee Lewis–“Another Place, Another Time”, “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)” , “She Still Comes Around (to Love What’s Left of Me)”, “To Make Love Sweeter For You”, “Don’t Let Me Cross Over” (with Linda Gail Lewis), “One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)”

Bobby Lord–“Without Your Love”

Louvin Brothers–“Hoping That You’re Hoping”, “You’re Running Wild”, “Cash On The Barrel Head”, “Don’t Laugh”, “My Baby’s Gone”, “I Love You Best”, “Knoxville Girl”

Charlie Louvin–“I Don’t Love You Anymore”, “See the Big Man Cry”, “The Only Way Out (Is to Walk Over Me)”

Bob Luman–“Lonely Women Make Good Lovers” , “When You Say Love”, “Neither One of Us”

Loretta Lynn–“Success”, “Blue Kentucky Girl”, “Happy Birthday”, “Wine, Women & Song” & “Mr & Mrs Used To Be” with Ernest Tubb, “Before I’m Over You”, “The Other Woman”, “Dear Uncle Sam”, “The Home Youre Tearin’ Down”, “You Aint Woman Enough”

Warner Mack–“Is It Wrong (For Loving You)”, “Sittin’ in an All Nite Cafe”, “The Bridge Washed Out”, “Sittin’ on a Rock (Cryin’ in a Creek)”, “Talkin’ to the Wall”, “It Takes a Lot of Money”

Rose Maddox

Jimmy Martin–“Widow Maker”, “Rock Hearts”

Jody Miller–“He’s So Fine”, “Baby I’m Yours”, “Good News”, “Darling, You Always Come Back”, “Let’s All Go Down to the River” (w/ Johnny Paycheck), “Be My Baby”, “To Know Him Is to Love Him”

Roger Miller–“Dang Me”, “Chug-a-Lug”, “Do Wacka Do”, “King Of The Road”, “One Dyin & A Buryin” etc etc

Bob Moore–“Mexico”

Melba Montgomery–“We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds” (w/ George Jones), “Baby, Ain’t That Fine” (w/ Gene Pitney)

George Morgan–“You’re the Only Good Thing (That’s Happened to Me)”, “I’m in Love Again”, “There Goes My Life”

Barbara Mandrell–“Standing Room Only”, “After Closing Time” (with David Houston), “Tonight My Baby’s Coming Home”, “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” with David Houston etc

Charly McClain–“Dancing Your Memory Away”, “With You”, “Paradise Tonight” with Mickey Gilley, “Fly Into Love”

Charlie McCoy

Bill Monroe–“Gotta Travel On”

Moon Mullican – “Moon’s Rock”

Jimmy C Newman–“A Fallen Star”, “You’re Makin’ a Fool Out of Me”, “Grin …and Bear It”, “A Lovely Work of Art”, “D.J. for a Day”, “Artificial Rose”, “Back Pocket Money”

Oak Ridge Boys-

James O’Gwynn–“My Name Is Mud”

Marie Osmond–“Paper Roses” & LP, Paper Roses

Buck Owens–Sessions in May ’69, April & Sept. ’78, July & Sept. ’79

Dolly Parton–“It’s Sure Gonna Hurt”, 1962

Ray Price–” Faded Love”, “Crazy Arms”, “City Lights”, “Invitation To The Blues”, “I’ve Got A New Heartache”, “Heartaches By The Number”, “Same Old Me”, “Release Me, One More Time”, “Burning Memories”, “Make The World Go Away”, “Soft Rain”, “Other Woman (In My Life)”, “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurtin’ Me”, ” Curtain In The Window”, ” Touch My Heart”, ” Danny Boy”, “For The Good Times”, ” I Won’t Mention It Again”, “Lonesomest Lonesome”, “She’s Got To Be A Saint”, ” You’re The Best Thing (That Ever Happened To Me)” etc

Johnny Paycheck–“She’s All I Got”, “Someone To Give My Love To”, “Mr Lovemaker”, “Song And Dance Man”, “Take This Job And Shove It”, etc

Webb Pierce–“In The Jailhouse Now”, “Why Baby Why”, “I Aint Never”, “I Don’t Care” , “It’s My Way”, “Walking The Streets”, “Honky Tonk Song”, “Memory No 1”, “Slowly”, etc

Ray Pillow–“I’ll Take The Dog” ( With Jean Shepard )

Del Reeves–“Be Quiet Mind”, “He Stands Real Tall”

Marty Robbins—-“El Paso”,”Singing the Blues”, “Don’t Worry”, “Devil Woman” , “Knee Deep In The Blues”, “Big Iron”, “Don’t Worry Bout Me”, “Tonight Carmen”, “I Walk Alone”, “Ruby Ann”, “Begging To You”, “Ribbon Of Darkness”, “My Woman My Woman My Wife”, “El Paso City”, “Among My Souvenirs”, “Love Me”, “Twentieth Century Drifter” , “Walking Piece of Heaven”, “Jolie Girl”, “Padre”, “The Chair”, “Early Morning Sunshine” ,”The Best Part of Living”, “It’s a Sin”, “I Can’t Say Goodbye”, “Gardenias in Her Hair”, “Love Is in the Air, “The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight”, “The Cowboy in the Continental Suit”, “One of These Days”, “It’s Your World”, “The Story of My Life”, “Just Married”

Marvin Rainwater–“Gonna Find Me a Bluebird”, “Whole Lotta Woman”, “Nothin’ Means Nothin”

Jim Reeves–“Country Style USA” footage

Charlie Rich–“Behind Closed Doors”, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”, “A Very Special Love Song”, “There Won’t Be Anymore”, “I Don’t See Me in Your Eyes Anymore”, “My Elusive Dreams”, “Rollin’ With the Flow”, “On My Knees” (with Janie Fricke), “I Love My Friend”, “She Called Me Baby”, “Since I Fell for You”, “All Over Me”, “Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High)”, “I Take It on Home”, “I’ll Wake You Up When I Get Home”, “Puttin’ in Overtime at Home”, “Easy Look”, “A Man Just Don’t Know What a Woman Goes Through”

Jeannie C Riley–“Harper Valley P.T.A”

Tex Ritter

Jimmie Skinner–“What Makes a Man Wander”, “Dark Hollow”

Carl Smith–“There She Goes”, “Before I Met You”, “Doorstep To Heaven”, “Dark Water”,”You Are The One”, “Ten Thousand Drums”

Connie Smith–“Ain’t Love a Good Thing”, “(Till) I Kissed You”

Sammi Smith–“Help Me Make It Through The Night”

Red Sovine–“Why Baby Why” (w/ Webb Pierce) , “If Jesus Come to Your House”,”Hold Everything (Till I Get Home)”

Billie Joe Spears–“Mr Walker, It’s All Over”

Statler Brothers–“Flowers On The Wall”, “Ruthless”,”You Can’t Have Your Kate and Edith, Too”

Ernest Tubb–“Thanks A Lot”, “Hey, Mr. Bluebird” (w/ The Wilburn Brothers), “The Yellow Rose Of Texas”, “Half a Mind”, etc.

Conway Twitty–“It’s Only Make Believe”, “Hello Darlin'”, “Lonely Blue Boy”, “Image Of Me”, “Next In Line”, ” I Love You More Today”, “To See My Angel Cry”, “Fifteen Years Ago” etc

Leroy Van Dyke–“Walk On By”, “If a Woman Answers (Hang Up the Phone)”, etc

Billy Walker–“Funny How Time Slips Away”, “Charlies Shoes”, “Willie The Weeper”, “Circumstances”, “Matamoros”

Charlie Walker–“Pick Me Up On Your Way Down”, “Wild as a Wildcat”, “Don’t Squeeze My Sharmon”, “Who Will Buy the Wine”

Wilburn Brothers–“Trouble’s Back in Town”, “Which One Is to Blame”, “Roll Muddy River”, “A Woman’s Intuition”, “It’s Another World”, “Hey, Mr. Bluebird” (w/ Ernest Tubb), “Somebody’s Back in Town”, “Tell Her So”, “Someone Before Me”, “Mister Love” (w/ Ernest Tubb), “Go Away with Me”, “I’m So in Love with You”

Hank Williams Jr–“Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, “Standing in the Shadows”

Mac Wiseman–“Jimmy Brown the Newsboy”

Del Wood

Tammy Wynette–“Stand By Your Man”, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”, “You’re Good Girls Gonna Go Bad”, “Take me To Your World”, “Singing My Song”, “Ways To Love A Man”, “I’ll See Him Through”, “Run Woman Run”, “We Sure Can Love Each Other”, “Bedtime Story”, “The Wonders You Perform”, “My Man”, “Till I Get It Right”, “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right)”, “Kids Say The Darndest Things”, “Another Lonely Song”, “Till I Can Make It On My Own”, “You And Me”, ”

Kitty Wells–“Heartbreak USA”, “Amigo’s Guitar”, “Jealousy”, “Making Believe”, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” , “Mommy For A Day” etc

Sheb Wooley-“That’s My Pa”

Faron Young–“Hello Walls”, “Three Days”, “”Backtrack”, ” Alone With You”, “Country Girl”, “Riverboat”,

Pop:

Gene Allison–“You Can Make It If You Try”

Ames Brothers—-“Knees Up Mother Brown” LP

Beach Boys–sessions for “Today!” LP ( Capitol )

Brook Benton–“On The Country Side” LP

Bobby “Blue” Bland–

Teresa Brewer–“Terrific Teresa” & “Gold Country” LP’s

Ruth Brown–“Gospel Time” LP ( Phillips ) 1962

Anita Bryant–

The Byrds–“Sweethearts Of The Rodeo” LP ( Columbia )

Elvis Costello–“Almost Blue” LP ( Columbia )

J.J. Cale–“Okie” LP ( Shelter) 1973

Carl Dobkins Jr.–“My Heart Is An Open Book” ( Decca )

Bob Dylan–“Rainy Day Women #12 and 35”, “Lay Lady Lay”

Mark Dinning–“Teen Angel”

Ronnie Dove

Joe Dowell–“Wooden Heart”

Pete Fountain

Dan Fogelberg–

Connie Francis–“Vacation”/ “Country Music-Connie Style” & “Jealous Heart” LP ( MGM )

Dallas Frazier–Sessions all through the 60’s

Ferrante & Teicher–“Salute Nashville” LP ( United Artists )

Bobby Goldsboro–“Little Things”

Johnny Hallyday–Johnny Hallyday sings America’s Rockin’ Hits LP ( Phillips )

Buddy Holly–“That’ll Be The Day” ( Alternate Version )

Burl Ives–“Holly Jolly Christmas” , “A Little Bitty Tear”, “Funny Way of Laughin'”, “Call Me Mr. In-Between” (all with Owen Bradley’s Orchestra)

Joni James–“Songs Of Hank Williams” & “”Country Style” LP’s ( MGM ) 59 & 62

Bill Justis

Jordanaires

Kris Kristofferson

Murray Kellem

Brenda Lee–“I’m Sorry”, “I Want To Be Wanted”, “Fool No 1”, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, “Break It To Me Gently” , “That’s All You Gotta Do”, “Emotions”, “Dum Dum”, “All Alone Am I”, “Everybody Loves Me But You”, “Losing You”, “Too Many Rivers”, “As Usual”, “You Can Depend On Me”

Les Paul & Mary Ford–“Swingin’ South” LP

Dickie Lee–“Patches”

Dave Loggins–“Country Suite” LP ( Columbia )

Trini Lopez–“Welcome to Trini Country” LP ( Reprise )

Mitch Miller

Clyde McPhatter–“Lover Please”

Mickey Newbury

New Christy Minstrels

Patti Page–“Country & Western Golden Hits” LP
( Mercury )

Peaches & Herb

Gene Pitney–“George Jones & Gene Pitney: It’s Country Tiime Again!” & “For the First Time! Two Great Singers” LP’s ( Musicor )

Johnny Preston–“Cradle Of Love”, “I’m Starting To Go Steady”, “Feels So Fine, Feels So Good”

Carl Perkins–“Pink Pedal Pushers”,

Johnnie Ray–On The Trail LP ( Columbia )

REO Speedwagon–“R.E.O./T.W.O” LP ( Columbia )

Leon Russell

Helen Shapiro–“Helen in Nashville” LP ( Columbia )

Simon & Garfunkel–“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme” & “Sounds of Silence” LP’s ( Columbia )

Dusty Springfield–Note: While searching for evidence that Dusty Springfield recording at the hut, I came up empty handed. However; she did record her final album, “A Very Fine Love” ( 1995 ) for Columbia in Nashville ( Tom Shapiro, producer) but the hut had long been closed by this time.

Ray Stevens–“Ahab The Arab”

Johnny Tillotson–“Talk Back Trembling Lips”

Bobby Vinton–“Blue Velvet” & “Country Boy” LP

Gene Vincent–“Be Bop-A-Lula”

Andy Williams

Johnny Winter–Second Winter LP ( Columbia )

Edgar Winter

Gospel:

The Chuck Wagon Gang—many LP’s( Columbia )

Jimmy Swaggart—several LP’s ( JIM Records )

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One Response to “Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut”

  1. Thank you for this information. My first visit to Owen Bradley’s was August 1961. I appreciate this list of those who recorded there. -T.S., Lexington, Ky. P.S. I may have missed it, but Hank Garland recorded “Jazz Winds From a New Direction” in the Quonset hut in 1960. The album was produced by Grady Martin.

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