“Muscle Shoals’ got The Swampers …

June 2, 2006 ~ Muscle Shoals Sound Studios is added to the National Historic Register.


Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

After playing on hits for the likes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, four session musicians start Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where they record The Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones.

The original building at 3614 Jackson Highway is bought by Noel Webster in 1999, who along with the purchase gets the name “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.” The place is abandoned when he buys it, but he eventually restores some functionality – enough for The Black Keys to record their Brothers album there in 2009.

The Allman Brothers Band 

Released November 4, 1969 ~ The debut album from The Allman Brothers Band turns 50. Legendary rock writer Lester Bangs called the album “consistently … subtle, and honest, and moving,” describing the band as “a white group who’ve transcended their schooling to produce a volatile blues-rock sound of pure energy, inspiration and love.”Everything changed after that first listen. It remains my favorite from The Allman Brothers Band.

Brothers and Sisters 

August 25, 1973 ~

Brothers and Sisters, the fourth studio album by Allman Brothers Band, is released.

The front album cover features a photograph of Vaylor Trucks, the son of drummer Butch Trucks and his wife Linda. The back cover features a photograph of Brittany Oakley, the daughter of Berry Oakley and his wife, Linda.