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Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s

June 10, 2013

Jane DeNeefe’s book Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s (History Press, 2011) is now cataloged in the reading room of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
COVER Rocket City rock and soul


Roots of Rock & Roll in the Rocket City

August 7, 2010

civil rights book signing/ rock & roll show was a big hit

March 23, 2010

"Ivy Joe would sing and the white guys would back him up." 

Jane DeNeefe March 20, 2010 Flying Monkey Theater

Ivy Joe Milan

Frye Gaillard

March 11, 2010

Saturday March 20, 2 Pm Flying Monkey Theater

Photo/ Black Archives Building at A&M

February 20, 2010

Detail of a column at the Black Archives Building, Alabama A&M, Photo by Ellen DeNeefe

A controversial painting raises questions about Alabama’s medical history

February 14, 2010

Column I wrote in 2006 about a controversial painting a medical educator had commissioned.

Jane DeNeefe with Dr. James A. Pittman, Dean Emeritus of UAB Medical School, 2006.

Kelly Ingram Park

January 1, 2010

Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham Alabama.

Hello! (first post)

December 30, 2009

I research and produce written and spoken non-fiction essays related to Alabama, American Studies, family history and more.

In February 2010 University of Alabama Press will release a book I coauthored with Frye Gaillard and Jennifer Lindsey, Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom.

Recently, Encyclopedia of Alabama published my entry for bluesman Jerry Boogie McCain here.

Several of the public radio pieces I have broadcast since 2005 are now available on podcast under the name Janie DeNeefe on WLRH’s Writer’s Corner .

In 2006 I published twelve columns  related to Alabama history and culture as a community columnist for the Huntsville Times.

This blog’s purpose is to pull together published and broadcast work  to make it easy to find and share.  I have no plans to discuss work in progress here but I  do have more in the works including:  slavery and race relations in the history of Alabama’s Episcopal Church, local rock and roll in Huntsville in the 60s and 70s, Alabama in the territorial period, and the life and thought of Harry Toulmin (1766-1823.)

Jane DeNeefe

Huntsville,  Alabama

December 30, 2009