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ALABAMA TROT. American, Originally a mandolin piece. The Roane County Ramblers fiddler Jimmy McCarroll called the melody "Georgia Fox Trot," but the tune was issued by Columbia under the 'Alabama' title, probably to appear as a fresh tune but retaining the link to the then-popular fox trot dance. Kerry Blech traces modern popularity of the tune to Major Contay and the Canebreak Rattlers who played the tune a lot in the 1970's, and to Blech's own Ohio band, the Rhythm Gorrillas, in the 1980's. Blech himself helped popularize it on the west coast when he moved there.