Name that Flyover city — December 18, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

Let’s review the questions.

  1. In what city is the infamous Printer’s Alley located?
  2. In 1959 Berry Gordy Jr. developed a little outfit called Motown Records in this city.
  3. In which city did the style of jazz music called Bebop originate?

And here are the answers:

  1. Nashville, TN–What was once the center of Nashville’s printing industry, Printers Alley changed in the 40s to nightclubs that became a showcase for musical talent like The Supremes, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams and Jimi Hendrix.
  2. Detroit, MI—Motown Records helped launch the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, among others.
  3. Kansas City, MO—Alt sax player Charlie “Bird” Parker was a leading performer and composer of the Bebop era. For a few years now, Kansas City jazz organizations have marked his birthday week with a Charlie Parker Celebration.

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