Los Angeles Times sports writer Chris Dufresne in his article, IF AUBURN LOSES, EVERYBODY WINS, invokes the spirit of Coach Bryant & calls upon THE INVINCIBLE SPIRIT OF THE CRIMSON TIDE to whip Auburn & prevent a national nightmare in the world of college football.http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1125-dufresne-20101125,0,3750270.column?page=1
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On December 1, the Oxford American will be launching a feature on our website devoted to celebrating the history and present of Alabama music—and we’re hoping you might want to participate.
For the past year, we’ve been digging through stacks of old 45s and dusty archives to find the best—and, sometimes, almost completely forgotten—that Alabama’s rich musical history has to offer. Our annual Music Issue and CD, to be published in conjunction with the website, will feature the best of what we’ve found.
Here’s where you come in: on our website, we’re hoping to feature the insights and commentaries of a select few Alabama musicians, enthusiasts and critics who might add their own thoughts to this quixotic project we’ve undertaken. Who are your favorite Alabama musicians? What are the five best songs, in your opinion, ever written or performed by an Alabama artist?
Below you will find a complete list of the questions we’re hoping you might answer. If there is any way you could respond by our deadline, Monday, November 29, that would be much appreciated.
The editors of the OA—and our readers—are excited to hear your thoughts on Alabama's rich musical history. Thanks, in advance, for your contribution!
1) What are the five best songs, in your opinion, ever written or performed by an Alabama artist?
2) Who, in your opinion, is the most talented musician/singer to come out of Alabama?
3) What do you think is the best album of all time by an Alabama artist?
4) What is the best unheard of Alabama artist or album?
5) What is your favorite historical moment or episode in Alabama musical history?
6) What is your favorite personal moment?
7) What is your favorite performance ever by an Alabama artist (or by a non-Alabama artist in Alabama)?
8) What is your favorite lyric from an Alabama band?
, but here goes:A)
The Five Best Songs Ever Written or Performed by an Alabama artistARE!
1) LOVESICK BLUES written & performed by Hank Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xu71i89xvs
2) DANCIN' IN THE STREETS performed by MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvITn5cAVc
3) GEORGIA PINES written by Buddy Buie & John Rainey Adkins; performed by Wilbur Walton, Jr., & THE JAMES GANG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YpVtW4cKvo&feature=related
4) RED HOT CHICKEN written by Jimmy Hall
, Lewis Ross, John Anthony,
Jack Hall, Ricky Hirsch, Wick Larsen & performed by WET WILLIE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKRIo4s73PE
5) 634-5789 written by Eddie Floyd (AL native) & Steve Cropper & performed by Eddie Floyd & Wilson Pickett (AL native) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEHV2HvKiGc&feature=related
Who, in your opinion, is the most talented musician/singer to come out of Alabama?Hank Williams
runner up: Jimmy Hall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mNfnTjWTOg&feature=relatedC)
What do you think is the best album of all time by an Alabama artist?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Rock_and_Roll_AlternativeD)
What is the best unheard of Alabama artist or album?TANTON http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=769187E)
What is your favorite historical moment or episode in Alabama musical history?When an Alabama cat named W.C. Handy witnessed another cat playing slide @ the depot in Tutwiler.
What is your favorite personal moment?When Buddy Buie came back to Tuscaloosa in '06!http://robertoreg.blogspot.com/2006_03_12_archive.html
What is your favorite performance ever by an Alabama artist (or by a non-Alabama artist in Alabama)? Wet Willie opening for the Allmans back in the early 70's in Memorial Coliseum here in Tuscaloosa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqJ-mCpoJ9c&feature=relatedH)
What is your favorite lyric from an Alabama band?
From "MOMENT OF TRUTH" http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=769187
"Who's gonna have the last say
about what you take with you
when it comes down to THAT MOMENT OF TRUTH"
A & M~
Thought you two might appreciate this.
Lee found a bunch of copies of this entertainment newspaper (circa 1938) called THIS WEEK'S NEWS OF ALABAMA'S CAPITAL CITY. There's some Selma news in it. Mainly that a lot of Montgomery organizations like women's clubs and bowling leagues had Selma branches.
Each issue has four of five Alabama History cartoons by Nathan Glick.
Here's Glick's view of the Yankee assault on Selma's earthworks.http://www.archives.state.al.us/brnzdrs/about.html