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In this building in 1979 Bob Dylan recorded his grammy award winning song "Gotta Serve Somebody". This song was on his first Christian album "Slow Train Coming". This album was produced by Jerry Wexler & Barry Beckett for Atlantic Records. A side note: On guitar was Mark Knopfler of the group Dire Straits. (Great album) Also, here in 1980 he recording his second Christian album "Saved".

Pace Industries is one of the largest custom die cast corporations in American. Pace has plants in the United States and in Mexico. The Harrison plant is a leader in thin wall die castings.

The Hotel Seville was first opened in 1929. Today is has been remodeled and is open for business.

A theater of the past that is now remodeled and being used.

Why would an Auburn fan venture into Tide town, to see and hear the Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra of course? “War Eagle”! The Bama Theater is a beautiful old restored theater. With the ceiling painted like a night sky with stars shining and the walls painted like a Spanish courtyard you can certainly enjoy the show. February 16, 2008 was the second time my wife and I have visited this theater to hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra. To see if this famous band will be performing near you visit their web site at: www.glennmillerorchestra.com. So for tonight we will go back to the 40’s and listen to that big band sound of Glenn Miller and for today only say “Roll Tide”!

Graceland, Memphis TN

Elvis had (2) recording sessions in 1976 at Graceland in the “Jungle Room”.

Session (1) February 2-7

Session (2) October 29-30

During these session Elvis recorded 16 songs. Listed below are his most popular songs from those sessions.

(1) Moody Blue (2/4/76) - Pop Chart #31

(2) Hurt (2/5/76) - Pop Chart #28

(3) Way Down (10/29/76) Pop Chart #18

(4) Pledging My Love

Musicians:

Guitar: James Burton, Bill Sanford, John Wilkinson, Chip Young, Charlie Hodge

Bass: Jerry Scheff, Norbert Putnam, Dennis Linde

Drums: Ronnie Tut

Piano: David Briggs, Tony Brown

Electric Piano: Bobby Emmon

The Death of Otis Redding

On Dec 10th 1967 about 3:30 PM a twin-engine Beechcraft plane plunged into a cold Lake Monona near Madison, Wisconsin. Lost in the crash was Otis Redding and his back-up band the Bar-Kays. Otis was only 26 years old when he was taken and we lost the King of Soul. One member of the Bar-Kays did survive the crash and another member, the bass player, was not on the plane.

STAX Recording Studio, Memphis TN

Elvis had (2) recording sessions at STAX Recording Studio in 1973.

Session (1) July 21-25

Session (2) December 10-16

During these session Elvis recorded 29 songs. Listed below are his most popular songs from those sessions.

(1) I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby (7/22/73) - Pop Chart #39

(2) For Ol’ Times Sake (7/23/73) - Pop Chart #41

(3) If You Talk In Your Sleep (12/11/73) - Pop Chart #17

(4) Loving Arms (12/13/73)

(5) Promised Land (12/15/73) - Pop Chart #14

Musicians:

Guitar: James Burton, Reggie Young, Johnny Christopher

Bass: Tommy Cogbill, Norbert Putnam, Donald Dunn

Drums: Ronnie Tut, Jerry Carrigan

Piano & Organ: David Briggs

Piano: Bobby Wood

American Studios, Memphis TN

Elvis had (2) recording sessions at American Studios in 1969.

Session (1) January 13-22

Session (2) February 17-22

During these session Elvis recorded 33 songs. Listed below are his most popular songs from those sessions.

(1) Gentle on My Mind (1/14/69) Note: Ronnie Milsap played piano

(2) Don’t Cry Daddy (1/15/69) – Pop Chart #6

(3) In the Ghetto (1/20/69) – Pop Chart #3

(4) Suspicious Minds (1/22/69) – Pop Chart #1

(5) Kentucky Rain (2/19/69) – Pop Chart #16

(6) Any Day Now (2/20/69)

Musicians:

Guitar: Reggie Young

Bass: Tommy Cogbill

Drums: Gene Chrisman

Piano: Bobby Wood

Organ: Bobby Emmons

Horns: The Memphis Horns

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