Mobile has a music flavor that I’ve enjoyed. What kind of music do you like?
Well, whatever your taste, there have most likely been some Mobile AL bands and local musicians with some hits with what you like.
Yes, we could talk about Jimmy Buffet and the like, but we’re going after some others.
Wet Willie was led by Jimmy Hall.
It’s hard not to smile when you hear this song.
Jimmy Hall was born in 1949 in Birmingham (but don’t worry, he was raised right here in Mobile).
He was the band’s lead singer and harmonica player, Wet Willie.
Eric is from Mobile, Alabama – the D.I.P. to get specific (but don’t take it from us, Eric can tell you).
We fell in love with Eric’s music all the way back when he played with a band called The Uglistick.
And, you might remember the song “Leaving Birmingham” — that guitar riff, man!
But nowadays, he’s traveling the world playing music.
And he’s even gotten into the Trop Rock scene — playing at the islands — we’re excited to see where the next 10 years takes his music.
There’s a band we heard of a number of years back called Yeah, Probably.
These guys are from next door in Fairhope, AL.
Indie – Pop – Soul – Jazz – Funk – Jam – Fusion.
These are all words that we might try to use to describe this band.
In 2017, they wrote this catchy diddy called “Wasted Time.”
And that drummer that you see in Yeah, Probably?
He’s Phil J, and he’s got his own solo career.
We’ve vibed with him for years.
Our owner interviewed Phil J and even challenged him to a drum battle).
We lost, if you’re wondering (apparently Phil J has been playing since he was 3…)
He’s also repping for the Southside.
The Excelsior Band
And I know you already know that Mardi Gras started in Mobile, AL (wait, you knew that, right?)
Well, this band is thought to be the oldest marching jazz band in the United States.
They’ve been playing and marching since 1883!
You’ve possibly seen them playing around Mardi Gras time and leading a Second Line procession.
What about a recent country act that’s hit it pretty big?
Word on the street is that he’s a St. Paul’s grad and grew up right here in Mobile.
He moved to Nashville in 2005 (we get it, nothing personal).
Don’t recognize his name?
Ok, we’ll help you out.
You might know him as the Applebee’s commercial dude!
The dance went viral across TikTok.
It’s pretty fun; we won’t lie.
We can’t leave without throwing some D’s on it.
Rich Boy, a rapper from Mobile, released the album in 2006 that contained the hit single “Throw some D’s.”
If you want to see some solid rims and butterfly doors, this is the video for you.
The Last Mr. Bigg
And finally, if you were bumpin’ in the 90s, you probably will know this one.
The Last Mr. Bigg wanted to take it to trial.
He was raised locally in the Maysville community.
After he was shot and lost his eye in 2004, he replaced it with a diamond-encrusted one (pretty dang legit if you ask us).
He died in his sleep in 2015 at his sister’s home (he was apparently having kidney issues).
We won’t give you no trouble Mr. Bigg, and we’ll pay attention.
And yes, they know about that China vacation, but don’t worry, we won’t tell…
What are your favorite Mobile AL Bands?
Hopefully, you’ve learned a few new names that you can check out and add to that local playlist at your next party.
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