"Hit Recording Capital of the World" is a rare distinction that certainly fits the Shoals. FAME, the first successful studio in Alabama was established in 1959 by Rick Hall. His FAME Rhythm Section cut hits with some of the greats such as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Arthur Conley and Clarence Carter. The list of artists that recorded at FAME are among the Who's Who in the music industry - Duane Allman, The Osmonds, Bobbie Gentry, Wet Willie and Otis Redding. FAME is still cranking out the hits from its staff of song writers and recording artists. Nashville Star winner Angela Hacker and the runner up Zac Hacker are regulars at the studio along with up and coming James LeBlanc, Gary Nichols and Jason Isbell.
Located: 603 East Avalon Avenue - Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
Call 256-381-0801 or visit www.fame2.com for the complete history.
3614 Jackson Highway Recording Studio is the original site of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the home of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section also known as the "Swampers." If these walls could talk, they would tell the stories behind some of the most notable hits throughout the '70s. The studio is pictured on the cover of Cher's 3614 Jackson Highway album cover. A walk through the studio is truly a walk through music history.
Wilson Pickett - Sugar Sugar
R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter
Aretha Franklin - This Girls In Love With You
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Bob Segar - Old Time Rock & Roll
The Staple Singers
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From the 60s soul of Famous Studio Names here -to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame & WC Handy, The Shoals reverberates with history and ...