JIMMY HALL - Mobile, Alabama
-Lead singer for Wet Willie, one of the South's premier rock groups of the 70's
-Biggest hit "Keep On Smilin'" #10
RICK HALL-- Franklin County, Alabama
-Known as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music"
-Co-founder of FAME Recording Studios
-Produced such songs as Mac Davis' "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" and Jerry Reeds' "She Got The Gold Mine"
VICTORIA HALLMAN - Mobile, Alabama
-Lead vocalist with Buck Owens' "Buckaroos"
-Regular on the TV show "Hee Haw"
W.C. HANDY-- Florence, Alabama
-Known as the "Father of the Blues"
-1st to publish music in blues form and wrote many hits such as "St. Louis Blues"
JAMES HARMAN - Anniston, Alabama
-One of the leading white harmonica players
-Bar-band brand of blues
EMMYLOU HARRIS-- Birmingham, Alabama
-1st album was released in 1975 and included a number one single, "If I Could Only Win Your Love"
-Co-wrote "Boulder To Birmingham"with Rodney Crowell
-Joined Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt for the Grammy winning album "Trio" in 1987
FREDDIE HART - Lochapoka, Alabama
-Signature hit "Easy Lovin" won two Grammy Awards and named "Song of the Year" by CMA in 1971 & 1972
ERSKINE HAWKINS-- Birmingham, Alabama
-Composer and trumpet player whose jazzy number "Tuxedo Junction" became the most popular song of the World War II era
ROGER HAWKINS-- Sheffield, Alabama
-Drummer with Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section
-Founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
-Co-Producer of Mel And Tim's "Starting All Over Again," Paul Simon, Bob Seger and others
CHARLIE HAYWARD - Holt, Alabama
-Bass player with the Charlie Daniels Band
-Worked with other band members in composing and arranging many of the bands biggest hits, "Devil Went Down To Georgia"
SHELTON "SCAD" HEMPHILL - Birmingham, Alabama
-Trumpet with Bessie Smith early 1924
-Played with Benny Carter, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, & Duke Ellington
FRANK "HAYWOOD" HENRY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Worked with Erskine Hawkins Band, Tiny Grimes, Earl Hines, & the NY Jazz Repertory Company
TY HERNDON - Butler, Alabama
-Named Texas Entertainer of the Year in 1993
-Nominated for or won just about every Best New Male award
KELSO HERSTON - Florence, Alabama
-Consummate "Music Man" session musician on over 200 artists
-Producer of over 50 top recording artists
-Publisher of over 100 songs
-Responsible for over 5000 nationally acclaimed commercial jingles.
JAKE HESS-- Athens, Alabama
-Known as "Mr. Gospel Music"
-Sang at the funerals of both Hank Williams and Elvis Presley
-Founding father of the National Quartet Convention
TEDDY HILL - Birmingham, Alabama
-Played with Bessie Smith in early 1920's
-Formed his own band in 1932 with Dizzy Gillespie and other top players
-Managed Minton's Playhouse and presided over the emergence of bebop
DONNA HILLEY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer with Sony/Tree International Publishing
-Developed the gospel branch of Tree Publishing
EDDIE HINTON - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
-Distinctive guitar on numerous Muscle Shoals recording sessions
-Known as "white Otis Redding" for vocal style
WENDY HOLCOMBE - Alabaster, Alabama
-Began her career playing banjo on the Grand Ole Opry at age 12
-Toured with Jim Ed Brown and Jerry Clower
-Forced to retire at 18 due to health problems, died at age 23
DAVID HOOD-- Sheffield, Alabama
Bassist with Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section, founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios,
Producer of Blackfoot, Smith Perkins Smith, co-producer Paul Simon, Bob Seger and others.
PAUL HORNSBY-- Elba, Alabama
-Played with Duane and Gregg Allman in the band, The Hourglass
-Produced Charlie Daniels' "Fire On The Mountain"
-Also produced "The South's Gonna Do It Again"
LOTTICE HOWELL-- Moundville, Alabama
-A great beauty and thrilling soprano voice
-Worked under Irving Berlin in a show featuring Fanny Brice and The Marx Brothers
-Appeared with Charlie Chaplin on the RKO Vaudeville Circuit
-Performed on stages throughout America, including Broadway and on the silver screen in Hollywood
JIMMY HUGHES - Leighton, Alabama
-Soul singer inaugurating the FAME Record label with "Steal Away" hit in 1964
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Achiever Style Instrument Worked With Date Of Birth Date Of Death Place Of Birth Home Hacker, Angela Country Vocals Russellville, AL Hacker, Danny Country Guitar, Vocals Hacker Brothers Russellville, AL Hale, Owen Country, Rock Drums Bill Haley, Jerry Reed Lumberton, MS Muscle Shoals, AL Hall, Donna Country, Rock Vocals Wet Willie Mobile, AL Hall, Jack Country, Rock Bass, Vocals Wet Willie 3/25/47 Mobile, AL Hall, Jimmy Country, Rock Vocals, Harmonica Wet Willie Mobile, AL Hall, Mark Country Songwriter Muscle Shoals, AL Hall, Martha Jazz Vocals, Bandleader Fess Whatley Birmingham, AL Hall, Rick Country, Pop, R&B, Rock Producer, Publisher FAME Studios 1/31/32 MS Phil Campbell, AL Hall, Vera Blues Vocals Folkways 1906 1/29/64 Livingston, AL Hall, Walter "Shorty" Country, Pop Guitar, Songwriter 4/5/27 Rock Mills, AL Roanoke, AL Hallman, Victoria Pop, Country Vocals Buck Owens, Hee Haw Mobile, AL Hamil, Howard Country Fiddle 1917 1992 Ashland, AL Hamilton, Joe Country Bass Guitar Hank Williams, Jr. Russellville, AL Hamilton, Roger Country Vocals Winterhaven, FL Florence, AL Hamilton, Y.Z. Bluegrass, Country Fiddle Randolph Co., AL Hamm, Greg Rock, Country, R&B Engineer MSS Studios Florence, AL Hammet, Melanie Pop Vocals Olympic Village 1996 Mobile, AL Hammett, Roger Country, Bluegrass Banjo Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe Wedowee, AL Hammons, Wynn Country Vocals Ft. Payne, AL Hamner, Thomas J. Jr. Jazz Trombone U of A Symphony Orch. 10/5/27 Birmingham, AL Tuscaloosa, AL Hampton, Lionel Jazz Vibes 4/20/08 Louisville, KY Birmingham, AL Hand, Edie Broadway Vocals 1951 Red Bay, AL Handley, Jessie Country AL Handy, W.C. Blues, Jazz Cornet, Piano 11/16/1873 3/28/58 Florence, AL Handy, William Wise Jazz 1977 Birmingham, AL Hankins, Paul "Tall" Blues Vocals, Piano, Guitar 3/20/37 Mobile, AL Happy Goodman Family Gospel Group Albertville, AL Hardin, Wilbur Jazz Trumpet Birmingham, AL Hardy, Evelyn Beavers Gospel, Spiritual Vocals Gospel Harmonettes AL Harman, James R&B, Blues Harmonica, Vocals 6/8/46 Anniston, AL Harper, Murray Jazz Saxophone Fess Whatley Birmingham, AL Harris, Emmylou Country Vocals Gram Parsons 4/2/47 Birmingham, AL Harris, Jimmie Jazz Trumpet Erskine Hawkins Birmingham, AL Harris, Mark Gospel Vocals 4Him Mobile, AL Harris, Richard "Dicky" Jazz Trombone Sammy Davis 11/15/18 Birmingham, AL Harris, Shad Jazz Piano, Arranger, Composer Fess Whatley Birmingham, AL Harris, Stewart Country Songwriter Birmingham, AL Hart, Freddie Country Vocals 12/21/26 Lochapok, AL Hart, Stacey Country Vocals Russellville, AL Harvey-Richie, Brenda Songwriter, Producer Tuscaloosa, AL Hatcher, Roger R&B Vocals, Songwriter Edwin Starr's Brother 9/29/46 Birmingham, AL Hawkins, Erskine Jazz Trumpet, Composer, Leader Bama State Collegians 7/26/14 11/11/93 Birmingham, AL Hawkins, Osie Opera Vocals AL Hawkins, Roger Rock, R&B, Country, Pop Drums MSS Rhythm Section 10/16/45 Mishawaka, IN Sheffield, AL Hayes, Robert Bass DB Records, Jody Grind 1966 4/19/92 AL Hayward, Charlie Country Bass Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman Holt, AL Heart of Dixie Band Country Group Jean Sheppard Athens, AL Heartland Country Group Madison, AL Hefner, Bill Gospel Vocals - Tenor The Harvesters Boaz, AL Helms, Don Country Steel Guitar, Vocals Drifting Cowboys 2/28/27 New Brockton, AL Hemphill, Shelton "Scad" Jazz Trumpet Louis Armstrong,Bessie Smith 3/16/06 12/59 Birmingham, AL Henderson, Billy Country Songwriter Andalusia, AL Henderson, Mary Opera Mezzo Soprano AL Hendon, Keevel Country AL Hennis, Marty Gospel Songwriter Sandi Patti Chatom, AL Henri's Notions Celtic, Folk Group Tuscaloosa, AL Henry, Frank "Haywood" Jazz Sax, Clarinet, Flute Erskine Hawkins, Earl Hines 1/7/09 9/15/94 Birmingham, AL Hensley, J. Earle Jazz Promoter AL Jazz Hall of Fame Birmingham, AL Henson, Tim Pop, Rock, R&B Piano, Keyboards, Songwriter Pete Carr, Muscle Shoals Studios Chattanooga, TN Muscle Shoals, AL Herndon, Mark Country Drums Alabama MA Fort Payne, AL Herndon, Ty Country Vocals 5/2/62 Meridian, MS Butler, AL Herston, Kelso Country, Pop Guitar, Producer Sonny James, Roy Orbison Florence, AL Hess, Jake Gospel Vocals Imperials, Statesmen Quartet 12/24/27 Athens, AL Haleyville, AL Hester, Hoot Country AL Hicks, Henry Jazz Trombone Edgar Hayes, Benny Carter 1904 1950 Birmingham, AL Hiett, Frankie Gospel AL Higginbotham, Guy Rock AL Higginbotham, Lee Country Songwriter Ernie Ashworth, Porter Wagner Lim Rock, AL Scottsboro, AL High Caliber Christian, Country Group aka The Family Band Rainsville, AL Hightower, Willie R&B Vocals, Cornet FAME Studio Gadsden, AL Hill, Don R&B, Jazz Alto Sax Treniers AL Hill, Hallerin R&B Songwriter For Real Huntsville, AL Hill, James Gospel Vocals Fairfield Four 1917 Bessemer, AL Hill, Matthew D. Country Fiddle 1915 Pinson, AL Hill, Teddy Jazz Tenor Sax, Band Leader Fess Whatley, Savoy Ballroom 12/7/09 5/19/78 Birmingham, AL Hilley, Donna Country Publisher Tree Publishing Co. Montevello, AL Hines, Leo Jazz Trumpet Owls Night Club 1914 Birmingham, AL Hinton, Eddie R&B, Rock Vocals, Guitar, Piano Muscle Shoals Studios 7/28/95 Tuscaloosa, AL Hinton, Wilbur H. "Bodie" Jr. Marching Band Conductor Band Masters Hall of Fame 1976 1/28/21 Tuscaloosa, AL Auburn, AL Hirsch, Ricky Rock, Pop, Jazz Guitar, Vocals Wet Willie 6/8/46 Atlanta, GA Mobile, AL Hodge, Charlie Rock, Pop Guitar, Background Vocals Elvis Presley Decatur, AL Hodgens, Delores Classical, Jazz Piano Carnie Hall Birmingham, AL Hogan, Billy Country Songwriter Ernie Ashworth 10/10/33 6/6/94 Elkmont, AL Anniston, AL Hogan, Kevin Country Bass Guitar Tanya Tucker, Waylon Jennings 1955 Huntsville, AL Holcombe, Wendy Country Banjo, Fiddle Ernest Tubb 4/19/63 2/14/87 Alabaster, AL Holden, Edsel Pop, Jazz Vocals, Trumpet, Trombone Cliff Barnes, Sammy Kaye Athens, AL Holder, Joey Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country Keyboards Muscle Shoals Studios Florence, AL Holland, James Country, Gospel Vocals aka "Mr. Gospel Music" 4 times 2/22/27 Huntsville, AL Holland, Steve Rock Molly Hatchet Dothan, AL Hollis, D. Dix Hillbilly Fiddle Paramount Records Lamar County, AL Holly, Kelvin Rock, Country Guitar Little Richard NJ Florence, AL Holmes, Clent Country Guitar Drifting Cowboys Chatom, AL Holmes, Clyde Country Fiddle, Mandolin Cherokee Twins Chatom, AL Holmes, Warren Gospel Bass Vocals Blackwood Brothers New Hope, AL Holston, Henry Gospel Tenor Vocals Sterling Jubilee Singers Bessemer, AL Hood, Bobby Country Songwriter Muscle Shoals, AL Hood, David Rock, R&B, Country Bass MSS Rhythm Section 9/21/43 Sheffield, AL Hood, Paterson Rock Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar Drive By Truckers Florence, AL Hood, Ray Country Guitar, Vocals 1962 Dora, AL Hooker, James Country, Rock Keyboards Amazing Rhythm Aces 7/20/48 Winnesboro, SC Florence, AL Hope, Lynn Jazz, Blues Saxophone 9/26/26 Birmingham, AL Hopkins, Jerome Jazz Piano Billie Holliday Tuscaloosa, AL Horn, Jim R&B AL Hornsby, Paul Country, Rock Keyboards Capricorn Records 8/26/44 Elba, AL Horton, Bobby Folk Banjo, Guitar Three On A String 1950 Birmingham, AL Horton, Gaylon Pop Publisher Movie soundtracks 6/3/95 Horton, Robert H. Jazz Trombone Fess Whatley, Cootie Williams 9/8/1899 Birmingham, AL Hourglass Rock Group Allman Brothers Decatur, AL Houston, Milton R&B Guitar aka Boston Blackie Panola, AL Houston, Seetman R&B Guitar Boston Blackie's brother Panola, AL Howard, Deloris Gospel AL Howard, Mildred Madison Gospel Gospel Harmonettes AL Howard, Pleshette Gospel AL Howard, Samuel Classical, Jazz Piano Carnegie Hall Birmingham, AL Howard, Yolanda Gospel AL Howell, Lottice Broadway, Opera Vocals Broadway 1982 Moundville, AL Hrabe, William "Billy" Marching Band Conductor Band Masters Hall of Fame 1976 1880 Cuba, KS Montgomery, AL Hudson, George Jazz Trombone Birmingham, AL Hudson, George (2) Jazz Trumpet, Bandleader Birmingham, AL Hudson, Henry Lee Country Fiddle 1907 AL Hudson, Latham Country Songwriter Grammy 1985 Sylacauga, AL Hudson, Rob Country Guitar, Vocals Elba, AL Hues Corporation Gospel Group Fairchild, AL Huggins, William Patrick Rock 6/24/52 Guntersville, AL Hughes, Jimmy R&B Vocals Percy Sledge's cousin 1938 Florence, AL Hunt, D.A. Vocals, Guitar Sun Records 5/29 Mumford, AL Hunter, Alan VJ MTV Birmingham, AL Huntsville Symphony Orch Classical Group Huntsville, AL Hurricane Creek Bluegrass Group Decatur, AL
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