Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie by C. S. Fuqua

By C. S. Fuqua

Within the past due Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, mythical artists like Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan traveled to North Alabama to checklist with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm part, often referred to as the Swampers. yet Alabama hasn't simply attracted musical stars with its talent--it additionally has a background of making stars of its personal. subscribe to writer and musician C.S. Fuqua as he showcases the breadth of Alabama's musical expertise during the profiles and tales of its ancient performers and innovators. From the "father of the blues," W.C. convenient, to Hank Williams, the originator of contemporary state song, to folks song hero Odetta and everybody in among, this is often an extraordinary compendium of Alabama's groundbreaking track makers.

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