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MUSIC ACHIEVERS




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JOHNNY DARRELL - Hopewell, Alabama
-First to record "Green, Green Grass of Home," "Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp," and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town"
-1966 CashBox Magazine's "Most Promising Male Artist"

"COW COW" DAVENPORT - Anniston, Alabama
-Wrote "Cow Cow Blues" one of the most popular boogie-woogie piano tunes ever written

DON DAVIS - Calvert, Alabama
-Steel guitar player with Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys
-Nashville session musician on several of Hank Williams recordings
-Produced "Jesus Is A Soul Man", 1st Contempory Gospel record to reach the Top charts.

JAMES "THUNDERBIRD" DAVIS - Mobile, Alabama
- Gospel influenced R&B singer
- Toured with Joe Tex & Guitar Slim

WILLIAM LEVI DAWSON-- Anniston, Alabama
-Graduate of Tuskegee Institute
-1931, organized the School of Music at Tuskegee and for 25 years conducted the 100 Voice Choir, which was the main attraction at the grand opening of the Radio City Music Hall of Fame in New York
-Composed the "Negro Folk Symphony" that premiered in 1934 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Leopold Stokowski

JIMMY DAY - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
-One of the greatest steel guitarists
-Part of Louisiana Hayride house band
-Played with Floyd Cramer, Lefty Frizzell, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, George Jones, etc.

DELMORE BROTHERS-- Elkmont, Alabama
-Songwriters and members of the Grand Ole' Opry
-Penned over 1200 songs and developed lead guitar styling

DENSON BROTHERS - Double Springs, Alabama
- Seaborn & Thomas Jackson formed the Sacred Harp Publishing Co. in 1933
-Revised & Published "Original Sacred Harp" song book in 1936
-Taught shape-note singing

BOBBY DENTON - Cherokee, Alabama
-One of the first performers from the Muscle Shoals area to gain some national recognition.
-Helped establish the recording industry in the Muscle Shoals area

DRIFTERS - Wetumpka, Alabama
-Andrew & Gerhart Thrasher brothers were two of the original four members.
-Johnny Moore, a native of Selma, Alabama joined as lead singer in 1955

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Daddy StovepipeBluesVocals, Guitaraka Johnny Watson4/12/1867Mobile, AL
Daley, LeeRock, Pop, Country, R&BEngineerWishbone StudioSheffield, AL
Dallas County LineCountryGroupRichard ScrushyBirmingham, AL
Dallas, LeroyBluesVocals, GuitarAtlantic Records12/12/20Mobile, AL
Daniel, JohnGospelVocals TenorBoaz, AL
Daniel, Marcus LewisR&BSongwriterClarence CarterMontgomery, AL
Daniel, TroyGospelVocalsBoaz, AL
Daniels, CharlesJazzTrumpet, ArrangerB'ham school band directorBirmingham, AL
Danzig, KevinFolk, RockVocals, GuitarCAFairhope, AL
Darby, Ike "Big"BluesVocals, Producer19349/6/88AL
Darnell, ArgieCountryVocals1984LaFayette, AL
Darrell, JohnnyCountryVocals, Guitar, Songwriter7/23/40Hopewell, AL
Daughtry, DeanRockSongwriterSamson, AL
Davenport, AltonJazzDrumsBirmingham, AL
Davenport, Charles "Cow Cow"JazzVocals, Piano4/23/189412/3/55Anniston, AL
Davis, ChalmersCountry, Rock, R&BKeyboardsDecoysMuscle Shoals, AL
Davis, DonCountrySteel GuitarPee Wee King, Grand Ole Opry12/22/28Calvert, AL
Davis, HenryBroadwayVocalsShowboat, Porgy and BessMontgomery, AL
Davis, James "Thunderbird"Blues, R&BVocalsMuddy Waters, B.B. King11/10/381/24/92Prichard, AL
Davis, LouisGospel, SpiritualVocalsAL
Davis, MiltonRockBass, Songwriter, ProduceDionne Farris, Corey GloverBirmingham, AL
Davis, RussJazzRadioJazz Flavours national programBirmingham, AL
Dawson, William LeviClassical, Black SpiritualVocals, Composer, ConductorTuskegee Choir9/25/18985/2/90Anniston, ALTuskegee, AL
Day, JimmyCountrySteel GuitarWebb Pierce, George Jones1/9/34Tuscaloosa, AL
Day, RogerPop, FolkVocals, GuitarGardendale, AL
Deacon, LunchboxVocalsaka Timothy Tyson Ruttenber19514/19/92AL
Deagon, Larry P.Marching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame 19948/11/24Hornell, NYBirmingham, AL
Deckelman, BudCountryVocalsMeteor and MGM Records4/2/37Harrisburg, AL
DecoysRockGroupMuscle Shoals, AL
Deep South SingersGospelGroupHuntsville, AL
Dees, SamR&BVocals, SongwriterBirmingham, AL
Del-RaysRockGroupJimmy JohnsonMuscle Shoals, AL
Delmore BrothersCountry, GospelGroupAlton and RabonElkmont, AL
Delmore, AltonCountry, GospelVocals, GuitarDelmore Bros., Browns Ferry Four12/25/08Elkmont, AL
Delmore, LionelCountrySongwriterJohn Anderson3/19/40Birmingham, AL
Delmore, RabonCountry, GospelVocals, GuitarDelmore Bros., Browns Ferry Four12/3/1012/4/52Elkmont, AL
Dennis, SandraGospelVocalsThe Dennis FamilyAL
Dennis, WesleyCountryVocals, Songwriter1963Clanton, AL
Denson, James M.Gospel, Sacred HarpVocals, ComposerAL
Denson, Orel W.Gospel, Sacred HarpVocalsCullman, AL
Denson, S. WhittGospel, Sacred HarpVocalsDouble Springs, AL
Denson, Seaborn McDanielGospel, Sacred HarpVocals, Publisher, EducatorSacred Harp Publishing Co.1854Double Springs, AL
Denson, Thomas JacksonGospel, Sacred HarpVocals, Publisher, EducatorSacred Harp Publishing Co.18639/14/35Double Springs, AL
Denton, BobbyPop, RockVocalsDick Clark ShowCherokee, ALTuscumbia, AL
Denton, JackCountryVocals10/22/55Tuscaloosa, AL
Denton, JohnnyCountryVocals, GuitarTune Records3/8/36Waco, AL
Denver, JohnSongwriterMontgomery, AL
Derrick, VernonCountry, Bluegrass, GospelFiddle, Mandolin, GuitarStanley Bro., Hank Jr.Arab, AL
Derryberry, KevinRockKeyboards, VocalsSelma, AL
Dial, HarryJazzDrums, Vocals, ProducerLouis Armstrong, Fats Waller2/17/071/25/87Birmingham, AL
Dick's Hat BandBluesGroupBirmingham, AL
Dickson, RobertJazzBassDizzy Gilespie, U of AL JazzMontgomery, AL
Diggs, LeonBroadwayVocalsShuffle Along, BlackbirdsMontgomery, AL
Dillion, MichaelPop, CountryShooters
Dixie GentlemenBluegrassGroupMuscle Shoals, AL
Dixon, HollisRock, PopVocals, GuitarThe KeynotesMuscle Shoals, AL
Donahoo, ShawnNew AgeSynthesizerDecatur, AL
Doss, LanceCountry, FolkGuitarBirmingham, AL
DossesGospelGroupJerry and JackyTuscaloosa, AL
Dover, EricRockVocals, GuitarSlash's Snakepit1966Jasper, AL
Dower, ArthurGospelVocals1965Selma, AL
Draine, VerlonGospelBaritone VocalsDekalb County, ALScottsboro, AL
Drake, Earl A.CountryGuitar, BanjoClyde McCoy, Curly Fox6/19/09Foley, AL
Draper, BuddyAdministrativeMSMA PresidentSheffield, AL
Dreyer, MarkCountryGuitarBlack Creek1965Gadsden, AL
DriftersR&B, PopGroupWetupka, AL
Driver, WilsonJazzDrumsFess Whatley and Jazz DemonsBirmingham, AL
Duchaine, KentBluesGuitar, VocalsJohnny Shines4/26/?Birmingham, AL
Duke, MikeRockKeyboards, VocalsWet WillieThomasville, AL
Dukes, SteveCountrySongwriterBay Minette, AL
Duncan, JoeR&BVocalsVocaleers1931Birmingham, AL
Dunham, SonGospelVocalsaka Charles Alf,Dunham Jubilee18901955Selma, AL
Dunnavant, BobCountryDJ, AnnouncerFloyd Tillman, Ernest TubbAthens, AL
Duskin, Joe "Big"BluesVocals, Piano2/10/21Birmingham, AL

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