The Prisonaires

The Prisonaires are one of Nashville’s stranger groups.  They were comprised of, well, men in prison (at the Old State Penitentiary, which should totally give tours, hint hint) who recorded songs and, even though they were incarcerated, travelled around Tennessee performing.

This is a picture of them, on the air at WSOK.  And this is one of my favorite pictures in the history of the world.  I love how it seems like you’re looking in right over the engineer’s shoulder.  I love that you can see the reflection of the rest of the room in the glass.  I love his snazzy hat up on the console.  I love how it seems like you’ve walked in on something interesting.  But I especially love the girlie pictures at the top.  To me, that’s what really lets you know what era it is.

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