"Alabama 3" is an English acid house, blues, country and gospel music band founded in Brixton, London, in 1989. In the United States, they are known as "A3" to avoid a legal conflict with the well-established country music band Alabama. They achieved international fame when the producers of hit TV show The Sopranos chose their track "Woke Up This Morning" track for the show's opening credits.
The band are particularly notable for their innovative fusion of styles, lyrics full of ironic intent, their deliberately humorous personas and outrageous live performances. In line with the many religious references inherent within gospel music every member of the group has an alias by which they are known, the band's founding members adopting the personas "Larry Love" (Rob Spragg) and "The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love" (Jake Black).
The band was formed when Jake Black met Rob Spragg at an acid house party in Peckham and they decided that a fusion of country music with acid house was a musical possibility. Other members of the band were accumulated over a lengthy period but it is known that Rob Spragg was at university with Piers Marsh, the harmonica pla...
|music genre|| Acid House|
American country music
|current members|| Jake Black|