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  • Oct 1, 1928
    The Gully Jumpers, led by Paul Warmack, record at the YMCA in Nashville with producer Ralph Peer. Two of the tracks, including "The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train," become the first songs recorded in Music City to be released as singles
    Oct 2, 1928
    DeFord Bailey records "John Henry" for Victor in Nashville under the guidance of producer Ralph Peer
    Oct 3, 1928
    The Grand Ole Opry's Theron Hale & His Daughters record for the first time, under the guidance of producer Ralph Peer in Nashville
    Oct 5, 1928
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea" and "My Little Old Home Down In New Orleans"
    Oct 5, 1928
    Grand Ole Opry act The Crook Brothers' String Band records for the first time, with producer Ralph Peer at the helm, in Nashville
    Oct 14, 1928
    The Carolina Tar Heels, featuring Clarence "Tom" Ashley, record "Peg And Awl" in Atlanta, Georgia. It's among the more than 80 seminal roots recordings featured on the acclaimed 1952 collection "Anthology Of American Folk Music"
    Oct 20, 1928
    Jimmie Rodgers records "Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues)" and "My Carolina Sunshine Girl" in Atlanta, Georgia
    Oct 22, 1928
    Jimmie Rodgers records his best-selling record, "Waiting For A Train," plus "I'm Lonely And Blue" in Atlanta
    Oct 30, 1928
    Steel guitarist Billy Bowman is born in Johnson City, Tennessee. As a member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1950-1957, he plays on the classic "Faded Love"
    Oct 31, 1928
    The Stoneman Family records "The Spanish Merchant's Daughter" in Bristol, Tennessee. The track is featured on the Smithsonian Institute's influential album "Anthology Of American Folk Music"

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