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Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie
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Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan traveled to North Alabama to record with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section, also known as the Swampers. But Alabama hasn’t just attracted musical stars with its talent—it also has a history of creating stars of its own. Join author and musician C.S. Fuqua as he showcases the breadth of Alabama’s musical talent through the profiles and stories of its historic performers and innovators. From the “father of the blues,” W.C. Handy, to Hank Williams, the originator of modern country music, to folk music hero Odetta and everyone in between, this is an unprecedented compendium of Alabama’s groundbreaking music makers.
C.S. Fuqua is a Madison, Alabama, based full-time freelance writer whose published books include Music Fell on Alabama, Trust Walk (collected short fiction), Big Daddy’s Gadgets, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, Divorced Dads and Notes to My Becca, among others. His work has appeared widely in publications as diverse as the Christian Science Monitor, Naval History, Main Street Rag and Year’s Best Horror Stories. His interest in music history is rooted in his hobbies as a musician and craftsman of Native American flutes. Please visit his website at www.fluteflights.com/CSFUQUA.
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