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Stories with person: James Brown
  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame names 2016 inductees 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:57 am

    TUSCUMBIA, Alabama - Harvey Thompson and three other members of the Muscle Shoals Horns will be inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame during its Feb. 26 induction banquet in Florence, the organization announced recently.

  • Holiday albums from Kenny Rogers, Kylie Minogue and more 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:30 pm

    A review of holiday albums released this year.

  • Alabama veteran recalls 'Soundtrack of the Vietnam War' 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 1:01 pm

    HUNSTVILLE, Alabama - The band's manager was a stripper from Saigon who went by the stage-name of Geri Vay. Dave Gallaher was an Air Force intelligence specialist from Atlanta serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and during his off-duty hours he played guitar in this stripper-managed band, named The Rotations because its lineup ebbed and flowed due to the servicemen in the group "rotating back home." The group played the soul and R&B hits from artists of the day. King Curtis. Junior Walker. The Temptations. "The band was originally to do a little bit of music before she did her strip show," Gallaher, now 69, recalls. "And it got to where the band was as big a demand as her show was so she figured she would get another band or two going that way and that's what she did."