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MARION EASTERLING - Clanton, Alabama
-Composer of gospel classics, "Lord Lead Me On," "Standing By the River," "Rainbow of Love"
-Broadcasted over 20,000 shows for gospel radio WKLF in Clanton, Alabama

CLEVELAND EATON- Birmingham, Alabama
-Bass player with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and later with the Count Basie Band.
-His recording, "Bama Boogie Woogie" was a big hit in Europe & Australia

BOBBY EDWARDS- Anniston, Alabama
-Co-wrote & recorded the top Country & Pop hit, "You're the Reason"

DENNIS EDWARDS- Birmingham, Alabama
-Replaced David Ruffin as lead vocalist of the Temptations in 1968.
-Hits include, "Cloud Nine," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone"

WILLIAM ELTON- Gadsden, Alabama
-Musician/arranger/composer
-Conducted orchestras for Sammy Davis Jr. & Steve Lawrence shows
-Emmy Award for music for Princess Graces' last appearance at "Night of 100 Stars"

JAMES REESE EUROPE- Mobile, Alabama
-Composer/conductor
-Founder of the Clef Club & Tempo Club which served as early booking agencies and musician unions in New York City.
-One of the first to popularize "jazz" in America and Europe

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Eades, RonnieR&BBaritone SaxophoneMuscle Shoals Horns, StudiosMuscle Shoals, AL
East Avalon StudiosCountryStudioMuscle Shoals, AL
Easterling, MarionGospelVocals3/12/10Clanton, AL
Eastland, DedraBroadwayVocalsFlorence, AL
Eaton II, Cleveland J.JazzBassCount Basie, Ramsey Lewis1940Fairfield, AL
Edwards, Annie JoBroadwayVocalsBirmingham, AL
Edwards, BobbyCountryVocals, Guitar1/18/26Anniston, AL
Edwards, CharlesBluesHarmonica3/4/335/18/89Pratt City, AL
Edwards, DeeR&BVocalsBirmingham, AL
Edwards, DennisR&B, PopVocalsTemptations, Contours2/3/43Birmingham, AL
Edwards, OdessaGospel, SpiritualVocalsGospel HarmonettesAL
Edwards, Ruth DensonGospel, Sacred HarpVocalsCullman, AL
Eilenberg, RobertClassicalMontgomery Symphony OrchestraMontgomery, AL
Elliot, AliciaCountryVocals12/25/82Muscle Shoals, AL
Ellis, VepGospelVocals, SongwriterOral Roberts Dir. of MusicAL
Ellis, Walter "Big Chief"BluesVocals, Pianoaka Wilbert Thirkield11/10/1412/20/77Birmingham, AL
Ellis, Yale HarvardMarching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame 19769/14/042/3/68Rising Sun, IATuscaloosa, AL
Ellison, JohnR&BSoul Brother Six8/11/41Montgomery, AL
Elton, William "Bill"Pop, ClassicalConductor, TromboneSammy Davis, Jr.Gadsden, AL
Emerson, Wild BillCountrySongwriterAL
Essix, EricJazzGuitar12/29/59Birmingham, AL
Europe, James ReeseJazzBand LeaderFox Trot, Clef Club2/22/18815/9/19Mobile, AL
Evans, Jimmy "Bebop"Country, Rock, R&BDrumsMuscle Shoals, AL
Evans, MarionJazz, Big BandBirmingham, AL
Evans, NateR&BImpressionsMobile, AL
Evony, MarionBirmingham, AL
Excelsior BandJazzGroup1883Mobile, AL
Ezell, RalphCountryBassShenandoah6/26/53Union, MSMuscle Shoals, AL

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