3614 Jackson Highway, the deal is done

By  | June 20, 2013 | Filed under: News

Muscle shoals soundSHEFFIELD-The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation has made it happen.  They have acquired the historic 3614 Jackson Highway, the original Muscle Shoals  Sound Studios in Sheffield.


The building has seen some of the most iconic names in the music world from the Rolling Stones to Rod Stewart as well as Bob Dylan, Cher and many many more.

On Thursday the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation finalized the  deal on historic Sheffield recording studio.

Rodney Hall signing the papers

Rodney Hall signing the papers

3614 Jackson Highway has a bright future ahead of it. Rodney Hall was excited and here is what he said …. I am proud to be part of The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation which is the new owner of the original Muscle Shoals Sound Studio at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield, Alabama.. thanks to all those that contributed and help us make this a reality!!!!!

The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation acquired the building recently vacated by Noel Webster, who purchased the studio in 1999.The foundation plans on changing the studio inside to  depict what the studio looked like in the past and the sudio will be complete with modern technology.



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3 Responses to 3614 Jackson Highway, the deal is done

  1. Mike Vaughn June 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    It is great for the Muscle Shoals area. I am proud of my lifelong friends Jimmy and David. Mike

  2. Scot Moorhouse September 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Great news ! Saving this landmark, it is a must, it will only grow in popularity as time goes on, it has a rich musical tradition, and it is now pop culture for the baby boomer generation and beyond its a rock n roll icon. Thanks for saving it to all involved.

    • Robert L. Bobo j.r. September 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Hello. My name is Robert L. Bobo. Myself and another shoals musician leased / rented the studio for almost three years in the early 1990’s. I rewired damaged and missing send and return wiring in the studio and mainly used the studio for private recording and a rehearsal hall for my local club band. The studio was in disrepair and leaked water very badly when I opened it after years of abandonment. Repairs were made and re-wiring the sound booths and control room. Many people aren’t aware that it is a 2 story building. The bottom floor is below ground level with several rooms and a very special pair of walk in sound effect chambers recessed into the rear walls of the bottom floor. Each chamber has or had, a very specific shape to them. They were shaped by using wire mesh and plaster/mortar to achieve two different natural acoustic effects. Their is also presumed to be a reverb chamber made of a fifty five gallon drum with springs, speaker and a microphone buried a few feet behind the studio. the wiring was ran underground into the building and up to the control room along with the effect chambers, large center hall and sound booths.

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