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Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Son Seals

 
 
Son Seals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. Son Seals Marker
Inscription. Osceola native Frank "Son" Seals (1942-2004) began playing professionally at 13 with Robert Nighthawk, then, formed his own band at 17, touring with Albert King. Winner of three W.C. Handy Awards for best blues recording of the year, Seals' riveting guitar riffs made him a perennial favorite along the Cotton Highway.
 
Location. 35° 42.168′ N, 89° 58.149′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hale Avenue and South Poplar Street, on the right when traveling east on West Hale Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert King (here, next to this marker); Reggie Young (here, next to this marker); Willie Bloom (here, next to this marker); Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas (here, next to this marker); Billy Lee Riley (here, next to this marker); Patterson Store (a few steps from this marker); Coston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
Also see . . .
1. Son Seals. Blues Access article discussing Seals' career. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Osceola's Musical Heritage image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Osceola's Musical Heritage
From left to right are markers for Reggie Young, Albert King, Son Seals, Willie Bloom, Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas, and Billy Lee Riley. To the right is the old Patterson Store.
 

2. Son Seals C Minor Blues Lesson. Youtube video of Seals discussing his technique. (Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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