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However, last Friday afternoon the Los Angeles-based singer showed up unannounced at Muscle Shoals Sound’s famous 3614 Jackson Highway address in Sheffield, Alabama, part of the multiple-city Shoals area.
Jun. 1, 2022
David Hood had no idea what to expect when, in late 1973, producer Jerry Wexler told him and his band, fabled session men the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, that the next project booked into their Sheffield, Alabama, studio was country artist Willie Nelson.
Jun. 27, 2023
There she is at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, wearing shades, bandana and dressed in all-black.
May. 19, 2021
It’s happened more than a few times in rock history. The musician son of a famous musician father languishes in the shadows of the father’s achievements.
Jun. 27, 2022
Supporters say the program will boost the local music industry by encouraging producers and artists to bring their projects to one of the Shoals studios.
July 28, 2022
“To some extent people are used to seeing people at Walmart who just won a Grammy so you kind of get a little bit immune to it," Hood said. “Generally we are respectful of people’s privacy and the fact that we want you to come here and be comfortable. It really is beautiful- it does marry economy and art and culture and music and that’s how you win."
Since 1969, some of the world's most famous musicians made their way to Muscle Shoals to record at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.
Jun. 10, 2019
Their experience in Muscle Shoals left a profound effect on the duo and what came out of those recording sessions were songs filled with effortless harmonies combined with heartfelt lyrics and real-life lessons.
"It was great," LeBlanc said. "[Dave Cobb] is so focused in the studio. He tracked with us, he played guitar with us live in the studio. He would sort of direct the way the music would go live on the floor. It was a very, very live atmosphere."
Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd sang "Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers," referring to a remarkable group of session musicians who played on recordings by a wide array of artists ranging from Wilson Pickett to Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson to Paul Simon.
Jun. 30, 2019
Recorded at the revered Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama (prior to the Allman Brothers, Duane Allman worked for a time there as a session musician at the nearby FAME Recording Studios), Down to the River has elements that sound instantly familiar.
Apr. 27, 2022
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
Feb. 21, 2019
One of the reasons for the town’s notoriety is the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: it’s a small building with a big history and is certainly a must-visit for those looking to discover the musical heritage of this part of the US.Jan. 13, 2019
“Wherever we’re working, we’re ourselves, but I think in RCA Studio A and Muscle Shoals, being at these historic places, you feel the responsibility to the art. It isn’t necessarily pressure… it’s just remembering that you are on somewhat hallowed ground, so do the art justice and give your very best."
Dec. 29, 2018
SHEFFIELD — Devon Allman said he certainly felt a vibe while recording tracks for the upcoming Allman-Betts Band album in the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where his late uncle Duane laid down tracks for the likes of Boz Skaggs, Ronnie Hawkins, Lulu and John Hammond.
Dec. 31, 2018
In 1969 a group of musicians known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section started the operation in competition with FAME Studios. Kindly known as the Swampers, they played more than 500 recording sessions from soul and blues to rock & roll and country.
"There was a Motown sound, there was a Nashville sound, there was a Memphis sound, and I said, 'Muscle Shoals Sound,'" Hood told NPR's Debbie Elliott. "And we all thought that was just the funniest thing. And then after a bit we thought, 'Heck, why not?'"
No two studios better captured the Muscle Shoals sound -- the now iconic, soulful energy of music recorded in Muscle Shoals, Ala. -- than FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound.
Sept. 22, 2018
Judy Hood and Debbie Wilson told stories about Muscle Shoals music today at the Americana Music Triangle Experience tent at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee.
Florence-Lauderedale Tourism President/CEO Rob Carnegie will join Judy Hood and Debbie Wilson, of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, at the Americana Music Triangle Experience, a tent dedicated to the cities and sites that are part of the Americana Music Triangle.
Sept. 13, 2018
Longtime collaborator Dave Cobb produced the album, which was recorded at Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Keith Elson worked in the vintage Lynyrd Skynyrd crew . . . including their pre-success sessions at Alabama studio Muscle Shoals Sound. Kijak's film tells how nine record companies passed on the Muscle Shoals Sound recordings, which included an early version of "Free Bird."
Muscle Shoals Sound Tribute Album to Feature Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Grace Potter & More: Exclusive
Aug. 30, 2018
Following FAME studio owner Rick Hall's passing in January 2018, his son Rodney and partner Keith Stegall recruited artists such as Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Grace Potter, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and more to contribute to the album.
Aug. 3, 2018
On November 25, 1990, Adam's House Cat set up in the rooms upstairs from Muscle Shoals Sound Recording Studio and recorded basic tracks for 15 songs with producer/engineer Steve Melton (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Traffic).
Jun. 25, 2018
Recording a full, electric band in the studio, all playing together live with no overdubs, using a single microphone.
Apr. 3, 2018
The band believes there is still "magic in the walls" at the sound studio from greats like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, which has inspired the group with their songs.
Aug. 24, 2018
The tour takes you through the basement lounge, where you can only imagine what went on with all those musicians, and then into the actual studio where the Stones sang “Brown Sugar,” Paul Simon recorded “Kodachrome” and Bob Seger praised that “Old Time Rock and Roll.”
Thanks to the sterling 2013 documentary film "Muscle Shoals" many more music fans know these men, bassist David Hood and guitarist Jimmy Johnson, are two of the most prolific and tasteful session musicians ever.
Dec. 31, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A fabled music studio where acts including the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan recorded hits hasn't even reopened following an extensive renovation, yet it's already being named Alabama's No. 1 tourist stop of 2017.