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Alabama and Georgia

Reginald D Hunter continues his road trip, discovering the soul riches of Muscle Shoals in Alabama before returning to his home state of Georgia.

In the second of a three-part road trip, Georgia-born but London-based Reginald D Hunter heads home to explore the interplay between gospel, soul and hip-hop. Passing through Alabama, Reg witnesses a Lynyrd Skynyrd gig and discovers the soul riches of the town of Muscle Shoals.

Arriving in Georgia, Reg visits the Athens of the B52s and REM, as well as Martin Luther King's and Ludacris's Atlanta.

Featuring Arrested Development, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Clarence Carter and Sharon Jones.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Elvis Presley

    An American Trilogy

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Midnight Train To Georgia

  • R.L. Burnside

    Goin' Down South

  • The Secret Sisters


  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Free Bird

  • The Allman Brothers Band

    Blue Sky

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Sweet Home Alabama

  • The Allman Brothers Band

    Statesboro Blues

  • 00:02

    Elvis Presley

    An American Trilogy

  • 00:10

    The Staple Singers

    I'll Take You There

  • Wilson Pickett

    Land Of A Thousand Dances

  • Aretha Franklin

    I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)

  • Percy Sledge

    When A Man Loves A Woman

  • Clarence Carter


  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones

    Try A Little Tenderness

  • Otis Redding


  • The Blind Boys of Alabama

    Down By The Riverside

  • Tony Joe White

    Rainy Night In Georgia

  • Brook Benton

    Rainy Night In Georgia

  • Sharon Jones

    Wade In The Water

  • R.E.M.


  • The B‐52s

    Planet Claire

  • Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The UK

  • The B‐52s

    52 Girls

  • The B‐52s

    Love Shack

  • R.E.M.

    Everybody Hurts

  • R.E.M.

    New Orleans Instrumental No 1

  • Ray Charles

    Georgia On My Mind

  • James Brown

    The Payback

  • Arrested Development

    People Everyday

  • Ludacris

    Southern Hospitality

  • The Marshall Tucker Band

    Can't You See

  • 00:16

    Aretha Franklin

    I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)

  • 00:38



  • 00:41

    Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The U.K.


Role Contributor
Presenter Reginald D Hunter
Director Ben Whalley
Series Producer Ben Whalley
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Participant Arrested Development
Participant St Paul and The Broken Bones
Participant Clarence George Carter
Participant Sharon Jones


  • Sat 28 Feb 2015 21:15
  • Sat 28 Feb 2015 22:15
  • Thu 15 Oct 2015 00:15
  • Thu 15 Oct 2015 00:45
  • Fri 28 Jul 2017 23:25
  • Sat 29 Jul 2017 02:25
  • Fri 18 Jan 2019 23:00

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