Arthur Alexander Interview

His songs have been recorded by Rock Legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.

He launched his musical career in 1961, when he recorded his first song, "Sally Sue Brown," in a makeshift studio above a Florence, Alabama, drugstore.

His name is — Arthur Alexander. Alexander has just released his first album in 20 years! Titled "Lonely Just Like Me”, you can find it on the Elektra Nonesuch American Explorer Series label.

Q. Mr. Alexander, how does it feel to be back in the music business after a 20 year lay off?
A. It feels great. I didn't think it would. Being away, I got my mind cleared. I got my priorities back to­gether. I had a lot of time to re-think all of my prior mistakes and put ev­erything into its proper perspective. The main thing I did was get myself right with God. That's the biggest change I made.

Q. What caused you to walk away from the business?
A. In 75 when I cut "Every Day I Have To Cry," I had a Top 40 record, and I didn't get paid.

Q. You didn't get paid by the record company?
A. Right. That was the last straw for me. I just said I can make a better living pumping gas.

© Gary James All Rights Reserved