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Frank "Son" Seals Marker

Marker honors Frank "Son" Seals, born in 1942 in Osceola in the back of his father’s juke joint, the Dipsy Doodle. He grew up listening to the blues played by Sonny Boy Williamson and Albert King. His father, Jim Seals, also was a great musician who taught him much. He began performing professionally at age 13 as a drummer and later guitarist with Robert Nighthawk.  At 19 years old, he formed his own band to fill in at an Osceola joint called the Rebel Club. He made several recordings for Alligator Records and continued to tour until his death in 2004. Marker is part of Osceola's "Cotton Highway" marker series and is a stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul and the African American Heritage Trail.

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Intersection of West Hale Avenue and South Poplar Street, Osceola, Arkansas
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Great River Road