Arthur Alexander was a pioneer of country-soul. Though his music is more widely recognized through high-profile covers by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley, his own recordings are of such a quality that his relative obscurity are somewhat hard to comprehend.
Arthur Alexander was born May 10, 1940, in the Shoals region of Alabama to a musical family. His mother, Fannie Scott Spencer, and his older sister sang in church. His father, Arthur Alexander Sr., was a laborer by day who played bottleneck blues guitar at venues in the area on weekends. When Alexander was in the sixth grade, he joined a gospel group, The Heartstrings. However, after he completed high school, his first job was as a bellhop at the... Read More