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The A Side

Marc Phillips hosts this podcast about the history of Alabama music, past, present and future... and features interviews with singers, song writers, musicians and artists of all genres. The A Side explores their influences and accomplishments, and goes behind the scenes to hear stories that have never been told before ranging from the inspiration of a song to their life on and off the road.

Mar 20, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Mart Avant. Mart is a Trumpet player who has now been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame. He is also a founding member of The Tuscaloosa Horns. As an arranger and a performer he now regularly plays with such groups as The Temptations and The Four Tops just to name a few.


Feb 6, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Wes Hampton. Wes is by far one of the best vocalists I think I have ever heard. From show choirs to church choirs he now has one of the most coveted jobs in the world of Southern Gospel Music as one of the lead singers of the very famous"Gaither Vocal Band". Now working with other...


Jan 24, 2017

This weeks guest on "The A Side" is Paul Hornsby. He is a part of the history of Southern Rock. He was there at the beginning of Capricorn Records working with such artist as Duane and Greg Allman, Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop and Wet Willie just to name a few. Paul also produced some of...


Dec 19, 2016

This weeks guest on The A Side is David Hood. David talks about his career as the bass player for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section also known as The Swampers. David has had a fascinating life as a musician. From his very first recording session he has been  making hit records ever since. The list of artist that he...


Dec 6, 2016

This weeks guest on The A Side is Oteil Burbridge. Born in Washington DC and spending 18 years in Alabama, Oteil has had an amazing life from acting to dancing to music and also in the visual arts as well. He has been in the Allman Brothers band longer than any of the other other bass players combined. Now playing...