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
-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
-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
Achiever Style Instrument Worked With Date Of Birth Date Of Death Place Of Birth Home Eades, Ronnie R&B Baritone Saxophone Muscle Shoals Horns, Studios Muscle Shoals, AL East Avalon Studios Country Studio Muscle Shoals, AL Easterling, Marion Gospel Vocals 3/12/10 Clanton, AL Eastland, Dedra Broadway Vocals Florence, AL Eaton II, Cleveland J. Jazz Bass Count Basie, Ramsey Lewis 1940 Fairfield, AL Edwards, Annie Jo Broadway Vocals Birmingham, AL Edwards, Bobby Country Vocals, Guitar 1/18/26 Anniston, AL Edwards, Charles Blues Harmonica 3/4/33 5/18/89 Pratt City, AL Edwards, Dee R&B Vocals Birmingham, AL Edwards, Dennis R&B, Pop Vocals Temptations, Contours 2/3/43 Birmingham, AL Edwards, Odessa Gospel, Spiritual Vocals Gospel Harmonettes AL Edwards, Ruth Denson Gospel, Sacred Harp Vocals Cullman, AL Eilenberg, Robert Classical Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Montgomery, AL Elliot, Alicia Country Vocals 12/25/82 Muscle Shoals, AL Ellis, Vep Gospel Vocals, Songwriter Oral Roberts Dir. of Music AL Ellis, Walter "Big Chief" Blues Vocals, Piano aka Wilbert Thirkield 11/10/14 12/20/77 Birmingham, AL Ellis, Yale Harvard Marching Band Conductor Band Masters Hall of Fame 1976 9/14/04 2/3/68 Rising Sun, IA Tuscaloosa, AL Ellison, John R&B Soul Brother Six 8/11/41 Montgomery, AL Elton, William "Bill" Pop, Classical Conductor, Trombone Sammy Davis, Jr. Gadsden, AL Emerson, Wild Bill Country Songwriter AL Essix, Eric Jazz Guitar 12/29/59 Birmingham, AL Europe, James Reese Jazz Band Leader Fox Trot, Clef Club 2/22/1881 5/9/19 Mobile, AL Evans, Jimmy "Bebop" Country, Rock, R&B Drums Muscle Shoals, AL Evans, Marion Jazz, Big Band Birmingham, AL Evans, Nate R&B Impressions Mobile, AL Evony, Marion Birmingham, AL Excelsior Band Jazz Group 1883 Mobile, AL Ezell, Ralph Country Bass Shenandoah 6/26/53 Union, MS Muscle Shoals, AL
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