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read

Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bryant by Paul “Bear” Bryant  with John Underwood (1975) 

A Government as Good as its People by Jimmy Carter (1977, reissue 1996)

“The 1981 lynching that bankrupted an Alabama KKK,” from history.com 

A Turn in the South by VS Naipaul (1989)

The Wrath of Hugo: South Carolina, September 21, 1989 (1989)

Party Out of Bounds: The B-52s, REM, and Kids who Rocked Athens, Georgia by Rodger Lyle Brown (1991, reissue 2016)

“On the Road with . . .The Velcro Pygmies” in Louisville Music News, May 1992 

Building Consensus: A History of the Passage of the Mississippi Education Reform Act of 1982 by Andrew P. Mullins (1992)

South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride through Slavery’s Old Backyard by Eddy L. Harris (1993)

“The Devil Went Down to ‘Bama” in Spin, September 1993

The obituary of Lewis Grizzard in The New York Times, March 21, 1994

“In Prom Dispute, a Town’s Race Divisions Emerge,” in The New York Times, August 15, 1994

Dixie Rising: How the South is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture by Peter Applebome (1996)

“1997: Alabama says Goodbye to Fort Payne’s June Jam” from WHNT TV

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horowitz (1999)

“Frankie Goes to Alabama?” in Spin, September 2000

Dixie: A Personal Odyssey through Events that Shaped the Modern South by Curtis Wilkie (2001)

South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture, edited by Suzanne W. Jones and Sharon Monteith (2002)

Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and Beginnings in a New South by Mark Kemp (2004)

Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia by Vince Dooley with Tony Barnhart (2005)

Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960–1977 by Winston A. Grady-Willis (2006)

Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America by BJ Hollars (2011)

Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary in the Heart of Dixie by Allen Tullos (2011)

“17 Alabama music festivals we wish we still had” on al.com, May 11, 2016

“Masquerade will officially close in August,” from Curbed Atlanta, June 2016

Blood in the Soil: A True Tale of Racism, Sex, and Murder in the South by Carole Townsend (2016)

“City Stages: A look back at the Birmingham music festival” on al.com, June 17, 2018

The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness, 1960–1980 by Zachary J. Lechner (2018)

Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery by Foster Dickson (2018)

“Restaurants Birmingham misses most” on al.com, April 14, 2019

“Cross Garden: Hell’s Warning Label, Prattville, Alabama” on RoadsideAmerica.com (2019)

Begin the Begin: REM’s Early Years by Robert Dean Lurie (2019)

Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family’s Crusade for the Christian Home by Hilde Løvdal Stephens (2019)

“Charlemagne Record Exchange closing after 42 years,” on al.com, December 2019

Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale (2020)

“Normandale: Where everybody knew your name” in The Montgomery Advertiser, February 2020

Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus by Vic Sizemore (2020)

hear

The Gospel Roots of Dr. C.J. Johnson and his Family, recorded live at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Molena, Georgia, 1978. 

My Home’s in Alabama by Alabama (1980)

Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music 1977-1980 (1981, reissued as a two-CD set with accompanying book)

“Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band (live), 1981

Feels So Right by Alabama (1981)

The Allman Brothers live at the Univ. of Florida (Gainesville) on January 16, 1982

The Who, live in Biloxi, Mississippi on December 1, 1982

Mountain Music by Alabama (1982)

The Closer You Get by Alabama (1983)

Murmur by REM (1983)

Reckoning by REM (1984)

Roll On by Alabama (1984)

Fables of the Reconstruction by REM (1985)

Cabin Flounder by Fetchin’ Bones (1985)

Jason and the Scorchers, “White Lies,” at Farm Aid in 1986

Life’s Rich Pageant by REM (1986)

Widespread Panic at O’Neilly’s Pub in Macon, GA on March 21, 1987

Mr. Crowe’s Garden live at WRAS benefit concert in 1987

Document by REM (1987)

Green by REM (1988)

Space Wrangler by Widespread Panic (1988)

Widespread Panic at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on April 13, 1990

Widespread Panic, “The Earth Will Swallow You,” in Athens, GA on June 26, 1991

Widespread Panic at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on November 14, 1991)

Widespread Panic (self-titled) (1991)

Blue Mountain (self-titled) (1993)

Cracked Rearview by Hootie & the Blowfish (1994)

Hog Days by Blue Mountain (1995)

Fairweather Johnson by Hootie & the Blowfish (1996)

Home Grown by Blue Mountain (1997)

Musical Chairs by Hootie & the Blowfish (1998)

Best of Times Records from Alabama Punk Archive

watch

“The Clyde Frog Show” (1970s children’s show from Mississippi Authority for Educational Television)

“WCFT-TV 33 News Tuscaloosa, Alabama – April, 1979”

“My Alabama Log Cabin, 1979–80”

The South Carolina State Fair on “The Mr Knozit Show” in October 1980

“South Carolina Early 1980s” (home movie)

RAIDERS! (11-year-olds try to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark in Mississippi in 1982)

“Skateboarding Birmingham, Alabama (1995–2000)”

Lost in Mississippi (documentary, 1996)

“The Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither: Assault on Gay America” from PBS’s Frontline 

browse

The Alabama Punk Archive

The 1984 New Orleans World Fair (Images of America series) by Bill Cotter (2008)

The Lewis Grizzard Museum in Moreland, Georgia

pilgrims622 channel on YouTube (Widespread Panic shows from the ’90s and ’00s)

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