FAME STUDIOS + MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDING STUDIO
If you think Motown was the recording studio that boosted Aretha Franklin’s career, you need to see this documentary, and learn where it really happened.
In the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, one and then two sound studios (FAME Studios/Rick Hall and then later Muscle Shoals Recording Studio) recorded a multitude of hits — Aretha, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff, the original version of Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird, all with the help of studio musicians monikered THE SWAMPERS by Lynyrd Skynyrd in SWEET HOME ALABAMA. The name stuck. The group eventually left FAME Studios and opened Muscle Shoals Recording Studio.
The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress.–
While you’ve got the popcorn made, be sure to see this one too:
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