Got the new issue of Dothan Magazine http://dothanmagazine.com
in the mail today.
Super articles about the Wiregrass Music Mural Dedication & the DEVIL MAKE A THIRD lecture.
Hey Robin & Kerry,
how 'bout y'all work something out where you can shoot me some images or just let me scan the pages.
Any truth to the rumor that this picture of play pretties is really Benji's BUTT????http://www.chevy6.com/2008/10/chevy-6-official-website.html
Great seeing Kink Head again.
That cat was a good sport!
Hey Big Greg,
How 'bout giving us an ID on all these cats plus links to each one.
That's the least you can do fo' this po' ass country boy.
SEE DAT COUPLE WALKIN' BELLY TO BELLY
THEY USED LIBERRY PASTE INSTEAD OF PETROLEUM JELLY!
GET 'EM FROM A PEANUT MAN!
I could kick my ass for not buying that property when I could.BEVERAGES & STEAKS
This is Sam – I was a couple of years behind you at Dothan High…
I have greatly enjoyed your website and all the memorabilia & info on the bands and songs we grew up with.
Too a good buddy of mine to the GA Music Hall of Fame in Macon last year…
(A lot of the same musicians & producers are enshrined there)
Found myself repeating a lot of trivia from your site…. Thanks again
I play a lot of contemporary Christian music now
But also get in & out of a few coffee houses up here in the ATL ‘burbs…
Playing through a lot of the oldies “story” songs...
Strum & hum --has become a cottage industry
A little extra income… a lot of good music to enjoy
I recently found the lyrics to “Georgia Pines” – I think it was the Candymen who first recorded this song..
(There is another “later” song by the same title)
But L’il Wilbur and the James Gang used to perform this tune also…
“the trees grow tall… where I come from… the leaves are green & fine”
“I grew up in a one-room shack… in a field of Georgia Pines”
Anyway…. Cant find it on the web…. Just clips…
I would love to hear it again…
Make an acoustic arrangement & and add to my musical toy box…
In all of your thorough research… storage.. and history files…
Robert…. Is there any chance… Do you have
(1) A chord sheet for “Georgia Pines” by any chance?? Orr….
(2) An mp3 file… I might share??
Please drop me a note at your convenience
Great to hear from ya.
Here's Wilbur & Buddy Buie singing it at Cowboys last year at the Norman Andrews memorial.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpVtW4cKvo
I have recently become aware of your websites and more specifically "rock pilgrimage". I enjoy reading about all of the musicians that you and others have written about from in and around T-town. While reading a blog from B. Hopper about someone named Travis Rozzell, it occurred to me that he was one of the guitarist in a group during the mid 70s named "Yellow Creek". He was with this band in their infantcy and was accompanied by Phil Phillups-guitar & vocals, Larry Morrison-bass & vocals, Jerry Minor-keyboards, guitar,& vocals, and Thomas(T.O.)Oswalt-drums.
In 1974, the Yellow Creek Band was booked to play a fraternity party in Auburn, AL. This party was to be after the Saturday Night football game and was to begin around 9:00 P.M., however; the band was late and did not arrive until 9:00 so they could not be ready to play by the same time. Now as fate would have it, the Auburn football game was held over and nobody arrived until around the 10:00 hour and by that time the band was set up and ready to play. No one but the one frat brother who let them in the door was aware of their late arrival.
I think that Auburn may have lost their ballgame this night and the scheduled party was not a "victory dance" to say the least, and to add fuel to the fire, the band playing the party happens to be from Tuscaloosa, AL. It was an awkward situation but the gig finally came to a close. When it was time for the band to recieve their pay, the frat house wanted to cut the pay due to their late arrival. The members of the band contended that the game was running late and that the dance would not have begun at 9:00 anyway. It was not a good situation to be in and the feelings were running in high gear. Some of the frat brothers square off with some of the band and about this time Travis Rozzell decides to depart for Tuscaloosa without getting his pay I believe this was the last time Travis Rozzell played as a member of The Yellow Creek Band.
Now for some irony, Travis Rozzell's replacement in the band was a young guitar player named Billy Brown who B. Hopper mentions playing in the band with he and Travis Rozzell. The Yellow Creek Band was booked by "Little Anthony Attractions" of Tuscaloosa. They traveled around playing gigs in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I traveled with them doing their sound.
Muchas to Bama Queen www.myspace.com/fiddledeedeeme for the information about Mr. Clearman
Dothan Icon Bill Clearman Passes Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 03 2009 10:44 PM
DOTHAN: The Original Founder of The Circle Cafeteria and Square Cafeteria passes away.
William Lee “Bill” Clearman, a resident of Dothan, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. He was 92.
Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Clearman will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009 at Covenant United Methodist Church with Reverends Bob Yawn and Mark Lilly officiating and Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors and Southern Heritage directing. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. The family will receive friends tonight, July 3, 2009 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Clearman Chapel at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to AAMF Wiregrass Honor Flight, PO Box 1048 Ozark, AL 36360 or Cloverdale United Methodist Church, 102 Rollins Avenue, Dothan, AL 36301.
Mr. Clearman was born in Vernon, Alabama (Lamar County) to Luther and Lula Phillips Clearman, the oldest son and third of ten children. In 1930, he moved to Alabama fromTexas and settled in Dothan at the onset of the Great Depression and lived here the remainder of his lifetime. He began a job with Swanee Stores in 1935 delivering groceries on his bicycle. In 1936, Mr. Clearman worked with Gorday’s Foods on East Burdeshaw Street and started driving a Rolling Store. While on his route, he met a lovely young lady that would eventually become his bride, Bernice Bowling. He married Bernice in 1941 and together they had six daughters.
Mr. Clearman entered the United States Army in 1944 serving with Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. After his return from Europe, he started a career at the Dothan Eagle, which lasted until 1963. He opened Clearman’s Poultry and Egg Company in 1953, which he later sold and purchased North Park Grocery Store. In 1956, Mr. Clearman purchased Child’s Truck Stop, which later became Child’s Restaurant, located on the property, which is now Northside Mall. He operated Triangle Café and Child’s Restaurant before opening Circle Cafeteria and in 1978, he opened the Square Cafeteria.
Mr. Clearman married Dorothy Howard in 1983. She brought with her a history of working in the restaurant business from her first husband, Nip, of Nip and Ernie’s. Mr. Clearman started yet another career in 2003 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home as a greeter where he worked until the time of his death. Mr. Clearman was a faithful member of Cloverdale United Methodist Church since 1955.
The mother of his children, Bernice Bowling Clearman, and his parents precedes Mr. Clearman in death.
Mr. Clearman is survived by his wife, Dot Clearman, Dothan; six daughters, Sandra (Andy) Andrews, Dothan, Billie Anne Bowler, Knoxville, TN, Diane (Buford) Skinner, Rehobeth, Cynthia (Perry) Jones, Philadelphia, PA, Linda Hollis, Dothan, Pam Love, Greenville, SC; three step-daughters, Ann (Larry) Adams, Hawaii, Linda Howard, Big Canoe, GA, Bobbie Johnson, Dothan; 15 grandchildren, Natalie Jeffcoat (Doug), Pat Andrews (Nancy), Angel Clardy (Chris), Jonathan Hogan (Mandy), Jennifer Hogan, Kim Lewis (George), Jim Parker (Jay Jay), Nicholas Jones (Melissa), Courtney Jones, Leigh Cochran, Wade Hollis, Mandy McClenny (Jerry), Tiffany Swan, Paige Hitle, Michelle (Warren) Meeker; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Angelyn Pickett (James), Kinsey; three brothers, Luther Clearman (Barbara), Colquitt, GA, David Clearman (Eloise), Albany, GA, Phillip Clearman (Libba), Dothan.
This is the letter I told you about that we found in my Grandparent’s trunk.
Thought you might enjoy a copy.Budhttp://www.maxshores.com/kudzu/Furtrader,
As you scan this article on kudzu, you will find that it has
medicinal qualities. It helps those that pursue the "Devil's Juice". We
are all praying for you brother!Brother-in-Law Bud