Dec 1, 2016

Obit: Georgia State Senator Roscoe Dean and "The Ballad Of George Wallace"

About the record--from the publisher.

Published on Sep 24, 2014

Weird and Wonderful Records

Back in the sixties, the governor of Alabama was a controversial figure called George Wallace. He was enormously popular in the South mainly because he was demonstrably opposed to racial integration of any sort and swiftly became the voice of racial hatred in the country. He did, however, have a few friends, one of which was somebody called Senator Roscoe Dean who thought so much of George that he felt compelled to put his thoughts on record.

     Roscoe Dean died this week, and Georgia Coastal Courier columnist Tom Crawford wrote a great column about Dean, a man from "a time when politics was a lot more fun to write about."

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