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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Professional Building

Historic Macon Music Registry

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. Professional Building Marker
Inscription.  
James Brown recorded
“Please, Please, Please”
at WIBB radio
station

 
Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 32° 50.386′ N, 83° 37.897′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Mulberry Street (Georgia Route 49) south of Spring Street (Georgia Route 19), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Mulberry St, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Era Maconites of African Ancestry (a few steps from this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Fencing from Findlay Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Asa Holt House (within shouting distance of this marker); M. W. Grand Lodge of Georgia (within shouting distance of this
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. Professional Building Marker
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marker); The March to the Sea (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Beth Israel (about 600 feet away); P.L. Hay House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding Professional Building. Excerpt from the music tour pamphlet:
This building once housed WIBB radio station in its basement. It was here that James Brown recorded the hits “Please, Please, Please” and “Try Me.” The top floors housed Phil Walden Artists & Promotions, the band management and booking agency of Phil Walden, which also enlisted his brother Alan and main artist Otis Redding. The company worked with Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge, Etta James, Eddie Floyd, Johnny Taylor, and more on their burgeoning music careers.

 
Also see . . .
1. Please, Please, Please. Wikipedia entry on the song by James Brown and the Famous Flames, which became their first hit and signature song. (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Robert E. Lee Building: The Launchpad for Southern Soul. History of the building and its significance to local, regional and national music. (Macon
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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