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
Achiever Style Instrument Worked With Date Of Birth Date Of Death Place Of Birth Home Daddy Stovepipe Blues Vocals, Guitar aka Johnny Watson 4/12/1867 Mobile, AL Daley, Lee Rock, Pop, Country, R&B Engineer Wishbone Studio Sheffield, AL Dallas County Line Country Group Richard Scrushy Birmingham, AL Dallas, Leroy Blues Vocals, Guitar Atlantic Records 12/12/20 Mobile, AL Daniel, John Gospel Vocals Tenor Boaz, AL Daniel, Marcus Lewis R&B Songwriter Clarence Carter Montgomery, AL Daniel, Troy Gospel Vocals Boaz, AL Daniels, Charles Jazz Trumpet, Arranger B'ham school band director Birmingham, AL Danzig, Kevin Folk, Rock Vocals, Guitar CA Fairhope, AL Darby, Ike "Big" Blues Vocals, Producer 1934 9/6/88 AL Darnell, Argie Country Vocals 1984 LaFayette, AL Darrell, Johnny Country Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter 7/23/40 Hopewell, AL Daughtry, Dean Rock Songwriter Samson, AL Davenport, Alton Jazz Drums Birmingham, AL Davenport, Charles "Cow Cow" Jazz Vocals, Piano 4/23/1894 12/3/55 Anniston, AL Davis, Chalmers Country, Rock, R&B Keyboards Decoys Muscle Shoals, AL Davis, Don Country Steel Guitar Pee Wee King, Grand Ole Opry 12/22/28 Calvert, AL Davis, Henry Broadway Vocals Showboat, Porgy and Bess Montgomery, AL Davis, James "Thunderbird" Blues, R&B Vocals Muddy Waters, B.B. King 11/10/38 1/24/92 Prichard, AL Davis, Louis Gospel, Spiritual Vocals AL Davis, Milton Rock Bass, Songwriter, Produce Dionne Farris, Corey Glover Birmingham, AL Davis, Russ Jazz Radio Jazz Flavours national program Birmingham, AL Dawson, William Levi Classical, Black Spiritual Vocals, Composer, Conductor Tuskegee Choir 9/25/1898 5/2/90 Anniston, AL Tuskegee, AL Day, Jimmy Country Steel Guitar Webb Pierce, George Jones 1/9/34 Tuscaloosa, AL Day, Roger Pop, Folk Vocals, Guitar Gardendale, AL Deacon, Lunchbox Vocals aka Timothy Tyson Ruttenber 1951 4/19/92 AL Deagon, Larry P. Marching Band Conductor Band Masters Hall of Fame 1994 8/11/24 Hornell, NY Birmingham, AL Deckelman, Bud Country Vocals Meteor and MGM Records 4/2/37 Harrisburg, AL Decoys Rock Group Muscle Shoals, AL Deep South Singers Gospel Group Huntsville, AL Dees, Sam R&B Vocals, Songwriter Birmingham, AL Del-Rays Rock Group Jimmy Johnson Muscle Shoals, AL Delmore Brothers Country, Gospel Group Alton and Rabon Elkmont, AL Delmore, Alton Country, Gospel Vocals, Guitar Delmore Bros., Browns Ferry Four 12/25/08 Elkmont, AL Delmore, Lionel Country Songwriter John Anderson 3/19/40 Birmingham, AL Delmore, Rabon Country, Gospel Vocals, Guitar Delmore Bros., Browns Ferry Four 12/3/10 12/4/52 Elkmont, AL Dennis, Sandra Gospel Vocals The Dennis Family AL Dennis, Wesley Country Vocals, Songwriter 1963 Clanton, AL Denson, James M. Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals, Composer AL Denson, Orel W. Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals Cullman, AL Denson, S. Whitt Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals Double Springs, AL Denson, Seaborn McDaniel Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals, Publisher, Educator Sacred Harp Publishing Co. 1854 Double Springs, AL Denson, Thomas Jackson Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals, Publisher, Educator Sacred Harp Publishing Co. 1863 9/14/35 Double Springs, AL Denton, Bobby Pop, Rock Vocals Dick Clark Show Cherokee, AL Tuscumbia, AL Denton, Jack Country Vocals 10/22/55 Tuscaloosa, AL Denton, Johnny Country Vocals, Guitar Tune Records 3/8/36 Waco, AL Denver, John Songwriter Montgomery, AL Derrick, Vernon Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar Stanley Bro., Hank Jr. Arab, AL Derryberry, Kevin Rock Keyboards, Vocals Selma, AL Dial, Harry Jazz Drums, Vocals, Producer Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller 2/17/07 1/25/87 Birmingham, AL Dick's Hat Band Blues Group Birmingham, AL Dickson, Robert Jazz Bass Dizzy Gilespie, U of AL Jazz Montgomery, AL Diggs, Leon Broadway Vocals Shuffle Along, Blackbirds Montgomery, AL Dillion, Michael Pop, Country Shooters Dixie Gentlemen Bluegrass Group Muscle Shoals, AL Dixon, Hollis Rock, Pop Vocals, Guitar The Keynotes Muscle Shoals, AL Donahoo, Shawn New Age Synthesizer Decatur, AL Doss, Lance Country, Folk Guitar Birmingham, AL Dosses Gospel Group Jerry and Jacky Tuscaloosa, AL Dover, Eric Rock Vocals, Guitar Slash's Snakepit 1966 Jasper, AL Dower, Arthur Gospel Vocals 1965 Selma, AL Draine, Verlon Gospel Baritone Vocals Dekalb County, AL Scottsboro, AL Drake, Earl A. Country Guitar, Banjo Clyde McCoy, Curly Fox 6/19/09 Foley, AL Draper, Buddy Administrative MSMA President Sheffield, AL Dreyer, Mark Country Guitar Black Creek 1965 Gadsden, AL Drifters R&B, Pop Group Wetupka, AL Driver, Wilson Jazz Drums Fess Whatley and Jazz Demons Birmingham, AL Duchaine, Kent Blues Guitar, Vocals Johnny Shines 4/26/? Birmingham, AL Duke, Mike Rock Keyboards, Vocals Wet Willie Thomasville, AL Dukes, Steve Country Songwriter Bay Minette, AL Duncan, Joe R&B Vocals Vocaleers 1931 Birmingham, AL Dunham, Son Gospel Vocals aka Charles Alf,Dunham Jubilee 1890 1955 Selma, AL Dunnavant, Bob Country DJ, Announcer Floyd Tillman, Ernest Tubb Athens, AL Duskin, Joe "Big" Blues Vocals, Piano 2/10/21 Birmingham, AL
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