The Muscle Shoals Legacy of Fame

The Muscle Shoals Legacy of Fame

Book - 2015
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"FAME Publishing first opened in 1959 and produced hits for great musicians like Etta James, Clarence Carter and Aretha Franklin. Not long after, the city Of Muscle Shoals became known as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World." FAME was the foundation that produced Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Nutthouse and Sundrop Sound at Single Lock Records-- studios that gave voice to artists like Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and John Paul White. A new generation, including the Pollies and Doc Dailey & the Magnolia Devil, today carries the tradition of great music. Through extensive research, and enriched with interviews from those who lived it, local author Blake Ells chronicles the epic story that started with FAME." --Back cover.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781626197695
Characteristics: 138 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm


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This book covers the same part of Alabama that the Muscle Shoals documentary but updates it by talking about some of the music and musicians coming out of there currently such as Jason Isbell and Drive-By Truckers. A fun connection is that Patterson Hood, the co-leader of Drive-By Truckers is the... Read More »

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