Champy's chicken just opened in Alabaster. I've seen post in the past looking for delta tamales. Not a connoisseur myself but I thought I'd give you guys a heads up.
I've been to Champy's in Chattanooga (the original) and the tamales were very good. I thought excellent, Mrs. Sippi said they "weren't quite right."
Also, they have the best fried chicken I've had.
The Fried Dill Pickles were also outstanding.
There's 4 'Bama locations. I hope they're all as good as the original.