"Alabama Musicians, Musical Heritage from the Heart of Dixie
by C.S. Fuqua is a welcome resource for anyone interested in Alabama's role in music history...illustrated throughout with photographs. Alabama Musicians
is both a good read and a valuable reference." --Sylvia Parker, Alabamalama
"Alabama possesses a history that is saturated with the melodious notes of many musical geniuses. Gospel, country, rhythm and blues, you name it--there is an Alabama artist that has gone on to become a superstar in that genre. A fabulous publication has been released that lists some of Alabama notable musical talents. Alabama Musicians: Musical Heritage From The Heart Of Dixie
by C. S. Fuqua offers a valuable glimpse into the musical history that this southern state retains. Filled with priceless information, it is a wonderful book honoring some of Alabama's finest." --Birmingham Times
dives into the rich and lengthy local history of musicians born in Alabama who helped shape the modern music industry of today.
The book covers the influential careers of native Alabamians from the late 19th century to the present. Local readers interested in music, history, or both will certainly enjoy Fuqua's latest addition that reveals insights of numerous famous musicians. Some of the musicians include household names such as Hank Williams, Nat 'King' Cole, Hugh Martin, and The Tempatations.
The book initially works through the general history of Alabama's gifted contributors, and later spends a good deal of time and effort biographing over 70 individual musicians." --Madison Weekly News
About the Author
C.S. Fuqua is a full-time freelance writer whose published books include Trust Walk
(collected short fiction), Big Daddy's Gadgets, The Swing: Poems of Fatherhood, Divorced Dads
and Notes to My Becca
, among others. His work has appeared widely in publications as diverse as the Christian Science Monitor, Naval History, Main Street Rag
and Year's Best Horror Stories
. His interest in music history is rooted in his hobbies as a musician and craftsman of Native American flutes.