TOP 10 of 1939
Alabama Historical Plaque
originally by Lewis Music Publishing
In the 30s getting lyrics credits was highly competitive.
Several lyricists would often be asked to write lryics, then the best was selected.
Buddy contacted the composer - Erskine Hawkins - to ask "What is Tuxedo Junction?"
He learned it was a whistle-stop performance venue for "Race Music" in the South. Buddy wrote the lyrics to match its theme and his were selected.