Florence native, rhythm and blues singer and songwriter Arthur Alexander played a significant role in the development of north Alabama’s Muscle Shoals music recording scene. In 1961, Alexander recorded “You Better Move On” and “Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues,” produced by Rick Hall. “You Better Move On” became the first chart hit out of Muscle Shoals. Alexander’s records were particularly influential in Great Britain, were both the Beatles and Rolling Stones covered his songs.

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