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Jimmy Hughes

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of legendary southern soul recording artist Jimmy Hughes. A cousin of Percy Sledge, Jimmy began in a gospel group and later had a big hit with "Steal Away." Recorded in one take, the song has been cited as "a prototype not only for subsequent soul singers such as Johnny Taylor and Al Green, but would help define the signature Muscle Shoals sound." It all starts at 7pm!!!

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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