Gravesites of Southern Musicians

A Guide to Over 300 Jazz, Blues, Country and Rock Performers’ Burial Places


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About the Book

This book is a cultural tour of the burial places of Southern musicians. It honors the men and women that formed modern American music. Detailed here are the gravesites of more than 300 blues, country and rock musicians through the South from New Orleans to Kentucky.
The gravesites of well-known musicians such as Bill Monroe, Tammy Wynette, Duane Allman and Mahalia Jackson are visited, as well as the final resting places of dozens of less well known, but vitally important, American musicians. Many pictures of gravesites are included, along with specific directions to burial sites. The book is especially thorough in relation to the most important cities in Southern music—Nashville, New Orleans and Memphis. There are numerous side trips through Cajun country, blues related sites in Mississippi, old time country musicians’ final resting places throughout Alabama and North Carolina, and many other places in all the states of the South.

About the Author(s)

Clinical psychologist Edward Amos has been the host of radio programs featuring Southern music for the last 12 years, concentrating on the musical heritage of Louisiana, and R&B and gospel music of the 1940s through the 1960s. He lives in Collierville, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Edward Amos
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 163
Bibliographic Info: 171 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1270-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1342-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v

Preface     1

1 Louisiana     5

2 Arkansas     34

3 Mississippi     38

4 Tennessee     52

5 Alabama     111

6 Georgia     119

7 South Carolina     130

8 North Carolina     132

9 Virginia     136

Appendix     141

Bibliography     147

Index     149

Book Reviews & Awards

“a highly entertaining read”—Reference Reviews.