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"Pappy" Neal McCormick

Creek musician "Pappy" Neal McCormick named his first band the "Hawaiian Troubadours" to evade segregation in the 1930s South. McCormick was a pioneering county musician who collaborated with and influenced such artists as Elvis Presley, Gene Autrey, and Hank Williams Sr., and was an early innovator of the electric guitar.
This video was produced by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television.
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