Man, you gotta call Harry Hammonds 205-349-1527 or at his bar,
HARRY HANGS ON TO LIQUOR LICENSE
The owner of Harry’s Bar will have at least through mid-April to combat the revocation of his state alcohol sales license.
Harry Hammonds’ attorney, Harry Renfroe Jr. of Huntsville, filed a request with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board Thursday for a rehearing of the case.The ABC board has 30 days from the date of the request to schedule the rehearing.
“It’s up for the ABC board to decide to affirm the decision, modify it or issue a new one," Renfroe said.
A commission appointed by the board revoked Hammonds’s ABC license in November after finding that the bar at 1330 Hargrove Road sold alcohol to a minor. The board upheld the decision in late February.If the revocation is affirmed in the rehearing, Hammonds would have another 30 days to file an appeal in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court.Meanwhile, a bureaucratic error has delayed a public hearing on whether to revoke his city-issued business license.
The City Council is considering revoking the license because of the number of alcohol violations at the bar.Harry’s has been cited for alcohol violations 59 times since August 2001, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
The council had tentatively scheduled the hearing for March 27, but postponed it until April 3 because Hammonds had not been given adequate notice.By law the city must give written notice of the hearing 10 days in advance.
Jimbo Woodson, senior assistant city attorney, said Tuesday that only oral notice had been given.
If the council revokes Hammonds’ business license, he would not be able to operate his bar regardless of what the ABC board decides.
Harry’s Bar has been cited for serving alcohol to a minor four times since 1994.The last instance, which occurred on July 22, prompted the revocation of the ABC license.Renfroe said that was too infrequent to justify stripping Hammonds of his license.“Four instances in 12 years is not often in the grand scheme of things," Renfroe said. “If it was four times in two months, that would be different."Hammonds can continue to operate his bar pending a resolution of his case, but whatever the outcome, his involvement with the business may be nearing an end.Renfroe said Hammonds is again trying to sell the bar.“He’s really worn out by the whole process," Renfroe said. “He’s not giving up by any means, [but] what’s the point of going around and around about this all the time if it’s just going to come around again?"Failing health prompted Hammonds to put the bar up for sale once before, in 2004.At the time, Hammonds told The News that he would sell only to someone who would preserve the legacy of Harry’s Bar, which has become an icon in Tuscaloosa since opening in 1972.Woodson said the city would cooperate with efforts to sell the bar.
Hammonds could not be reached for comment.
because he published the Old Dutch postcard and the picture of everybody bopping at The Hangout in PCB.
I found the Old Dutch archive at the top of this email in the '66 Corolla so you need to talk to Clark Center in Special Collections at BAMA.
Harry Hammonds was physically a lot bigger than Eddie but they still used to play KNIGHTS in the ruins of the old student ghetto houses and old fraternity houses like the SAE house on the corner of University Boulevard & 12th Avenue [present location of Buffalo Phil's http://www.buffalophils.com
It is my understanding that the custom in Tuscaloosa was to break off the tops off cast iron pickets on the old fences in the cemeteries & the antebellum houses & stuff
and then drive a steel rod into them or drill out holes so they could
attach a piece of steel to the spear head they captured in Evergreen or Greenwood Cemetery or from some spooky antebellum squalor .
I'm pretty sure that Harry has a scar just below his left armpit where Eddie stabbed him during a sword or spear fight which occurred in the ruins of the SAE house on the corner of University and 12th.
Buena suerte. Vaya con Dios.
Long time, no chat .Hope you be well and enjoying Spring abustin in the Southland.
I'm wondering if you might connect us to Mr John Earl , who provided you with that pic of Eddie Hinton's apartment there in T-Town so we might include it in"Dangerous Highway" http://www.atasite.org/calendar/?x=2174
While I'm at it, could you scan those postcards on your website of the Old Dutch Club and those pix of the Hang-Out in a high res format (RAW would be best) so we could slide them in there as well? We'll give credit where credit is due. Besides, you said you would waaay back when. How's that for a guilt trip?
The film, now at 73 minutes, considerably shorter than the version y'all saw at FAME so long ago, is getting some action. We've screened it in Chicago at the invite of the Chicago Art Institue at the Gene Siskel Film Center, in Santa Fe at the Santa Film Festival and most recently at the Invite of the NOISEPOP Music and FIlm Festival, we got a few fun-filled days in San Francisco.
Haven't made any money yet, but hey, neither has Chrysler.
The folks at NoisePOP threw an Eddie Hinton Tribute party after our screening.
Several bands and some single acts all did at least one Hinton tune.
Hell, it would have brought a tear to your eye to have heard those, mostly , young folk bring his music back.
You and your readers can check it out here. Jason Wilson , a Florence native, living in San Francisco, is a Drive By Truckers fan and now an Eddie Hinton convert, has a nice website .Y'all will dig it -It's called "Alabama Ass Whuppin' '" He's always happy to be a good tour guide for all us Alabamaians visiting his adopted home. Helluva nice guy as well.
Here's his Hinton Weekend link with some nice pix.>>
Liz Chiz called on us this week. For info purposes, any of you who can and are interested, Mr John Curry , right there in your town , is the expert on Larry Chiz, and Eddie Hinton. John told us Larry was nigh on to the greatest guitar player he's heard. He ought to know, as he's heard some of the best through his gig at the CITY FEST.
He's got some really funny stories about Hinton and the Spooks. Get him to tell y'all the one about how Hinton got to play lead in a gig after a football game and was so shy he couldn't even face the audience.
We all ought to buy Jimmy Halls' new album of Hinton tunes. Bring some of that money back to the Southland.
Here's a read on it:ZOHO Music - Jimmy Hall - Jimmy Hall & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm ...
That'll do 'er for now, Gotta get back to plowin. Mule's starting to chew the fence.
Many thought I had taken ill. Many thought I was too busy to type out
an update. Here is the God’s-honest truth:
I took ill and had to cancel half my January tour. After my show in San
Diego, I lost my voice and got the flu. It left me marooned in LA for a
few days as I could not fly with the earache I had. Dangerous to the
hearing in case you did not know that.
When I finally got home, I still had a cough that remained until the
end of Febriary. As far as the ill part goes, I played my first full show
in Nashville on March 16th with no problems or consequences.
My long-time assistant Christopher Lewis moved on in his quest for
musical divinity with my blessings. However, that left me without use of my
webstore or website as Chris was the “webman”. I have been
searching for a replacement, and Chris was kind enough to update the LIVE site
when he had time, but the homepage was not in his new timeframe. I
apologize to all you paypal-ers out there who are grumbling or waiting
patiently. As soon as possible your orders will be filled, with hopefully,
a little bonus thrown in.
And now, lets get up-to-date !!!!!
The shows I DID play in January were all sold out and they all went
quite well. I was really feeling on a roll, till my voice flu out the
window. With the exception of Denver, all those dates will ne made up in
May. Click on the LIVE section for details.
As of today, I am in deep rehearsal with The Funky Faculty for my next
album due in 2008. In retrospect, I felt that Black Coffee was the best
album I had ever made and the reviews were certainly the best I had
ever gotten. I never have high expectations because I am a realist - I
have had my day. I cant stop playing and writing music, or performing live
for that matter. I don’t really know how to attain a larger audience
other than my small but mighty cult-following, so I dont really put any
effort in that direction other than constantly trying to improve my
skills and release the best music I can. Attempting to follow BLACK COFFEE
is an intimidating task. I do have a new song I wrote with the
legendary Gerry Goffin, that is quite wonderful and a great start. The cover
versions are some of the best arrangements I’ve written in awhile, so
we’re moving along quite well. Keep your fingers crossed! There is an
offer on the table to re-publish my book, so as the lawyers wrangle out
a deal, I am trying to bring it up to date from 1997-2007. We will
attempt to get THAT out in 2008 as well. There is a documentary in the
works as well.
I am starting to get insanely busy trying to bring all these
projects to fruition in 2008 to celebrate my 50th professional year in
the music biz.
We will attempt to record from mid-April to early May.
It has become increasingly frustrating to peruse and download new
releases from iTunes. There is a page on there that categorically lists the
current new releases along with the last three weeks last releases.
Apple has become extremely lax in getting that page to be current. Now I
have a good excuse for keeping my page current, but Apple ??? It’s the
largest seller of online music - whats the problem ?
The worst thing is that they deny it’s even happening. There really
is no intent on their part to keep the consumer notified of any
If ANYBODY else that sold downloaded music had a new release category
that was as thorough as Apple’s, I’d be long gone. On March 4th,
the listing was dated February 20th. Today, March 19th, it’s dated
March 6th. It seems they just don’t care and there is NEVER an
explanation except for denial when you actually can confront them.
What a shame....
The rockabilly Alvis live show that XM recorded in NY in November will
be broadcast on Channel #50, (The Loft) as follows:
ALL TIMES ARE EDT
Tues -March 20- 11PM
Wed. -March 21- 3 AM
Sunday March 25th- 6PM
Tues. -March 27th- 11PM
Wed- March 28th-3AM
This is a trio I put together strictly for fun to play the music I grew
up listening to. If you like this genre, you might really like this....
I am sooooo outa here now.
I’ve missed doing the UPDATES and I hope I can get monthly again
thereby not showing how pregnant I look.