Thursday, May 09, 2013

Photos from Alabama

Here's another batch of photos from our US road trip.
The first few were taken at Gip's Place in Bessemer, Alabama. It seems we may have been among the last people to enjoy this amazing juke joint, as the local police closed it down the following Saturday. There have been many protests from local people who the mayor of Bessemer called a mob, but it seems it will remain closed, at least for the time being.
Here's Gip Gipson, who has run the place since 1952 -he's a bluesman himself.
Here's one of me with Gip.
This is Chris Simmons, whose band were playing at Gip's the night we were there.
Lee at Gip's.
Here are Alan, John, me and Lee at Gip's.
Cassandra and friend - two of the locals who support Gip's.
On to Muscle Shoals now: here's me outside Fame Studios.

John, Lee and Alan at Fame.
At Fame studio.
Lee and John at Fame.
The iconic Muscle Shoals Studio - closed while we were there.
Me in Montgomery, Alabama.
Hank Williams' grave in Montgomery.
Hank's statue in Montgomery.

Outside the Civil Rights memorial in Montgomery.
The names of those killed during the civil rights struggle are inscribed in this fountain outside the memorial.
Finally, here's one of me, Lee and John at Mezo's Juke Joint in Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf coast.
Nick Cobban.


At 8:01 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photos Nick. Hank's grave doens't look clearly marked; presume it took a while to find?


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