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Muscle Shoals - The Legendary Studio Where Soul Was Born
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 21:05:24 UTC

Soul singer Wilson Pickett was at the height of his fame in the mid-1960s when Jerry Wexler, a partner of the New York-based Atlantic Records, sent him to record at a studio he'd recently discovered. The studio wasn't in New York or Chicago or Philadelphia, or indeed in any major conurbation. It was 780 miles away in the middle of nowhere in Alabama, a state where, up to 1955, black people couldn't even use the same bus as white folks, on land that didn't exist until a dam in the 1920s turned the then dangerous Muscle Shoals into dry land. Complete Article







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