Muscle Shoals Music

Music fan journeys from Wisconsin to have some albums signed… Really

February 12, 2015

MUSCLE SHOALS – Roger Clark has done it all. In fact, Roger is still doing it. We’re talking about Roger as a world-class drummer. By his estimate, Clark has performed on over 200 albums in his storied career. Then there’s Jimmy Johnson. Swamper, Jimmy Johnson. Jimmy will tell you, if you pry it out of […]

Hamada – “Go Big or Go Home” – A Muscle Shoals Music fan’s vision…

December 8, 2014

COLBERT COUNTY – When State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow was introduced to Dr. Hamada up in Chicago a year-or-so back, neither man suspected that the prospects for Muscle Shoals Music were taking a big uptick. It didn’t seem likely at all. Johnny Mack was in Chicago with his Optometric Physician wife, Martha for a conference. So, they […]

“Jagger and Richards Slept Here” – Florence marks another bit of Muscle Shoals music history…

December 7, 2014

FLORENCE – The year, 1969… December…The Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section had only recently opened up 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield. And before Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins knew it, they were famous. Well… Famous enough for The Rolling Stones to take notice anyway… This fact was quite evident. You see, “Brown […]

Singing River Statue… More EVENT PHOTOS!

November 7, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS – The 2nd Singing River Statue, honoring the musicians and artists who made our area the “Hit Recording Capital of the World” was unveiled at noon today. Here is the second rush  of EVENT PHOTOS from the ceremony held in front of the Muscle Shoals Public Library. Photos by Sheri Wiggins and Steve […]

Singing River Statue unveiled in Muscle Shoals – Preview of EVENT PHOTOS

November 7, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS – It was a good day. Mayor David Bradford stood in front of the crowd that had assembled at the City Library. Bradford led the unveiling ceremony of the 2nd in the Series of statues commissioned to honor all of the music artists who placed this little corner of Alabama into the annals of music […]

Percy Sledge and Quin Ivy honored in Sheffield – EVEN MORE EVENT PHOTOS!

October 5, 2014

SHEFFIELD – In our earlier story about the September 30 unveiling of the historical marker for music icon Percy Sledge and producer Quin Ivy (LINK) we published the first galley of photos from that day. Well, we’ve finally had the chance to cull through a few hundred more and picked the best to publish today. Last […]

Percy Sledge and Quin Ivy honored in Sheffield – EVENT PHOTOS

October 1, 2014

SHEFFIELD – Quin Ivy invited Percy Sledge to stop by his record store in 1965 after a friend of his told him that this orderly over at the hospital had a pretty good singing voice. Ivy, who was a disk jockey at WLAY-AM 1450 and owned a little place called Tune Town where kids could […]

Sweet Soul Music at Handy – Christine Ohlman, David Hood and Muscle Shoals All Stars Band – EVENT PHOTOS

July 26, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS – Always a big event, the Cypress Lakes Country Club for the last few years has hosted performances by Shoals adopted daughter, Christine Ohlman and the “crem de la crem” of Shoals musicians. It was a great concert covering many of the hits that made Muscle shoals the “Hit Recording Capital of The […]

Music at Ichiban – Fiddleworms – EVENT PHOTOS

July 22, 2014

SHEFFIELD – Wherever The Fiddleworms perform, there’s usually a crowd to hear the music. That was certainly true at last night’s command performance at Ichiban. It was really difficult finding a parking place! However, persistence paid off and the Quad-Cities Daily photogs managed to get inside to snap a few EVENT PHOTOS. So here they are! Make […]

Duane Allman’s daughter visits the studios where it all began – EVENT PHOTOS

July 21, 2014

MUSCLE SHOALS – It is a widely-known fact – Duane Allman got his start at Rick Hall’s FAME Studios. Sure there are some people out there that will naysay this point. But facts don’t lie. This past weekend, Duane’s daughter Galadrielle made her “Hajj” to Muscle Shoals. She visited FAME Studios on Avalon and Muscle […]

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