Many of you sent me the names of notable Alabama songwriters that you feel should be included in my article “Alabama: Heart of Original Music.” I have included them here: Milton Brown, Lisa Zanghi, Lula Mae Hardaway, Jabo Williams, Jimmie Spheeris, Johnny Barbato, Jimmy Jones, Hugh Martin, Walter Roland, Brenda Lee Eager, Coot Grant, J.J. Malone, The Two Trey’s, Ralph Willis, Billy Hogan, Louis “Cowboy” Johnson, Willis Alan Ramsey, Jimmy Hughes, J. R. Cobb, Daddy Stovepipe, Samm Bennett, Bobby Tomberlin, James Ervan Parker, Mervyn Warren, Eddie King, Anthony Crawford, Ezekiel Lewis, Ronnie McNeir, Gregory Slay, Sam Taylor, Stan E. Munsey, Beth Thornley, Phillip Michael Pacetti, Little Sonny, Reverend Fred Lane, Bobo Jenkins, Big Joe Duskin and Good Rockin' Charles.
Thanks for your feedback. The more information that you provide the stronger the music community becomes. It is our intention to gather information on all the songwriters listed and provide each a page in Alabama Music Office’s Artists A-Z. Many are already included. We want to give these songwriters publicity to carry the legacy of Alabama’s original music into the future. The only way the rest of the world will know about Alabama music is when you & I tell them.