About the Author

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Carol P. Ealons is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and retired as an Administrator from one of the city's largest communications centers in 2002.  She has always been interested in music from the time she served in the choir in her elementary school until she was a percussionist in her high school band.


She first learned about the Tuxedo Junction Dance Hall while dating her husband, James Ealons, Sr. who was a native of Ensley in the early 1970's.   The stories fascinated her and she always wanted to do something about it.  When she retired, she had the time and the curiosity to complete the mission.  She revisited the people, compiled the notes, tracked down all of the musicians still living and wrote a book she hopes you will also find fascinating and surprising.