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Meridian's R&B, and soul legacy being recognized with Mississippi Blues Trial Marker

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MERIDIAN, Mississippi — Meridian's rhythm & blues and soul music legacy will be recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

The marker will be unveiled at 4 p.m. Thursday on lawn of the city hall.

David and Jimmy Ruffin, Al Wilson, Pat Brown, Eddie Houston, Patrice Moncell and George Soule are among the contributors to Meridian's music legacy who will be honored on the marker.

The Ruffin brothers left Meridian to become icons of the Motown sound of Detroit. David starred with the Temptations for years and both he and Jimmy had solo careers as well.

Wilson moved to California, where he recorded his biggest hit, "Show and Tell." Houston, Brown and Moncell recorded in Mississippi.

Soule worked as a songwriter and session musician in Jackson and Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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