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  NPR : The Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound
The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was a recording mecca for rhythm and blues, rock and pop artists in the '60s and '70s.
In fact, that sound was already developing in Muscle Shoals at a studio called Fame -- the first studio in the region to cut a hit record.
Muscle Shoals seemed an unlikely place for a celebrity crowd: the nicest hotel was a Holiday Inn, and sometimes the area's studios would put artists up in mobile homes at the local trailer park.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1437161   (914 words)

  Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muscle Shoals is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, USA.
As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924, and is included in The Shoals MSA.
The members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section were Pete Carr (lead guitar), Jimmy Johnson (guitar), Roger Hawkins (drums), David Hood (bass), and Barry Beckett (keyboards).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama   (801 words)

 Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Muscle Shoals is known for recording many hit songs in the 1960s and 70s by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Osmonds, Etta James, Clarence Carter, Otis Redding, Duane Allman, Mac Davis, Paul Anka, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Reed, John Michael Montgomery,, Blackhawk, and Shenandoah.
Although Muscle Shoals has receeded somewhat from its 1960s and 1970s status as "Hit Recording Capital of the World," as a sign near the airport says, it remains an important and enduring landmark location for the American recording industry.
The members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section were (guitar), (drums), David Hood (bass), and (keyboards).
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama   (742 words)

 Muscle Shoals, Alabama | Main-History
The city of Muscle Shoals is approximately 30 miles south of Tennessee and approximately 20 miles east of Mississippi.
In 1992, Muscle Shoals became the last city in the state of Alabama to abandon the commission form of government for the mayor/council form of government.
Muscle Shoals is also proud of the outstanding accomplishments and growth of the Muscle Shoals School System which have resulted in state and national recognition for the system.
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 Muscle Shoals Canal Teaching Unit
The Muscle Shoals Canal was one of the 19th century's amazing accomplishments., The canal increased river transportation, which in turn increased trade for the area.
In 1911, the Muscle Shoals Canal became the Colbert Shoals Canal, and it ruled the river until the construction of Wilson Dam, which began in 1918 and was opened in 1925.
The locks of the Muscle Shoals Canal, excluding Lock 1 and Lock 2, were flooded in 1924 by Wilson Lake, the lake formed by Wilson Dam.
www2.una.edu /history/canal.htm   (915 words)

 Musical Muscle - The Boston Globe
And Muscle Shoals is not the recording capital it once was, but there still is a great deal of music-business activity here.
When locals talk about Muscle Shoals, they are talking about a broader area known simply as The Shoals, which includes the adjacent towns of Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia, spread across Lauderdale and Colbert counties that 143,000 people call home.
Muscle Shoals began its slow fade as a recording center in the late 1980s when traditional rhythm and blues slowly gave way to hip-hop and rap.
www.boston.com /travel/articles/2006/05/14/musical_muscle   (1413 words)

 Real Estate Muscle Shoals : MLS RealEstate AL
Situated in northwestern Alabama along the Tennessee River and the foothills of the Appalachians, is the vibrant community of Muscle Shoals.
The City of Muscle Shoals is located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA and has a population of approximately 12,000 people.
Muscle Shoals is just one city that makes up "The Shoals", which also comprosises the cities of Florence, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield.
www.everythingre.com /listings/Alabama/Muscle_Shoals   (217 words)

 ProSoundWeb | Glory Days: Muscle Shoals pg. 1
The whole Muscle Shoals phenomenon easily ranks as one of the most fascinating-and perhaps downright unbelievable-stories in the history of pop music recording.
No, instead Muscle Shoals' sole drawing card to rock's elite was a peculiar musical culture that somehow bred musicians gifted with funky chops, steely determination, an open musical mind, and a rare commodity called 100 proof Alabama honky soul.
I made two pilgrimages to Muscle Shoals, one in October of 1979 and again in January of 1980.
www.prosoundweb.com /recording/talkback/glorydays/glorydays.shtml   (547 words)

 Muscle Shoals - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Muscle Shoals - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Muscle Shoals, series of rapids on the Tennessee River, northwestern Alabama.
Florence (Alabama), city, seat of Lauderdale County, northwestern Alabama, on the Tennessee River at Wilson Dam, near Muscle Shoals; settled 1779,...
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The Muscle Shoals area produced W. Handy, the father of the blues, and Sam Phillips, the father of rock and roll.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, long a hotbed of recording studios for Country, Pop, and Rock musicians, now has an avenue for songwriters to showcase their talents - Muscle Music.
The July 20, 2000 Muscle Shoals Songwriters' Showcase is indeed special: Hosts Mickey Buckins and Jerry McGee welcome this week's guest songwriters Chris Tompkins, IMU (The Thompson Brothers), and the Alabama Blues Brothers.
www.liveonthenet.com /2000/muscle/songwriter   (5000 words)

 Muscle Shoals Alabama Real Estate
MUSCLE SHOALS....better known as "The Shoals" consists of four cities: Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield.
Situated along the meandering Tennessee River at the base of the foothills of the Appalachians is a region ablaze with beauty, bustling activity, and a rich heritage.
A cluster of distinctive cities, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and neighboring Florence, grew to create a diverse tapestry against which history is still unfolding.
www.relocateamerica.com /states/AL/cities/muscle_shoals.htm   (364 words)

 Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in Colbert county, is 40 miles W of Decatur, Alabama and 110 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee.
According to the 2000 census, 75% of the housing in Muscle Shoals was owner-occupied.
Money donated by Muscle Shoals residents to political parties and candidates for the 2004 elections, according to FEC reporting.
www.citytowninfo.com /places/alabama/muscle-shoals   (525 words)

 Apartments for Rent in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - AL Apartment Finder
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We have free Muscle Shoals apartments for rent and rooms for rent listings for furnished apartments, single rental units, section 8, even whole buildings as well as cheap, affordable low income housing apartments for rent in Alabama.
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 The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
he Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section is considered one of the finest studio rhythm sections in the world.
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section is the 1995 Lifework Award for Non-Performing Achievement recipients.
The members of the Rhythm Section, Jimmy Johnson, guitar, Roger Hawkins, drums, David Hood, bass, and Barry Beckett, keyboards, developed new facilities in 1978 when their efforts outgrew the original location, and a new state of the art, two-studio complex was opened on the banks of the Tennessee River.
www.alamhof.org /msrs.htm   (293 words)

 Find Churches in Muscle Shoals Alabama - FlockFinder.com
One ministry that is rare amongst smaller churches in Muscle Shoals Alabama is the Singles' ministry.
Normally, it is the larger churches in Muscle Shoals Alabama that have the staff required to create such a specialized ministry.
Another issue that a lot of churches in Muscle Shoals Alabama are sensitive to is that many singles have small children, so they make a nursery available at the service.
www.flockfinder.com /churches_alabama/muscle_shoals/churches_muscle_shoals_alabama.html   (554 words)

 Muscle Shoals, Alabama | Main-Homepage
We are located in Northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals.
Founded in 1923, Muscle Shoals has carried forth the ideals of creating a safe, family-friendly place for our residents to live, work and play.
The Shoals area is known worldwide for its music recording industry, as the birthplace of W. Handy, Father of the Blues.
www.cityofmuscleshoals.com   (167 words)

 Muscle Shoals Record Company - The Crossroads of Country and Soul
Oh yes, and the Muscle Shoals Horns are conspicuous by their prominence here, too.
Spooner Oldham, Donnie Fritts, Bobby Whitlock, The Muscle Shoals Horns, Brian Wheeler, James Hooker-there's enough guys here to field a damn good softball game, too, as long as the barbecue is kept up (and no duck on the menu, mind you).
David Hood (bass) was a member of the world famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and was instrumental in helping to put together the influential Muscle Shoals sound.
www.muscleshoalsrecords.com /decoys/Reviews.htm   (1376 words)

 Welcome to My Home Area......The Shoals....
Shoals area students score among the highest in the state and in the Southeast.
The two counties that comprise The Shoals, Lauderdale and Colbert, contain a population of about 136,000.
Because of its location, The Shoals is within easy driving distance of Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia.
www.muscleshoalsarea.com /content/article.html/20924   (334 words)

 Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals' reputation as the birthplace to thousands of stone classic Soul and RandB hits appealed to many recording artists.
It was the clipped guitar, lean and spare bass and drums, all recorded open-miked, with amplifiers kept low, that gave the studios such a distinctive feel.
The Muscle Shoals regulars included the classic bass and drum team of David Hood and Roger Hawkins, guitarist Jimmy Johnson and keyboardman Barry Beckett.
www.jimcapaldi.com /muscleshols.htm   (158 words)

 Muscle Shoals Dating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Muscle Shoals Mortgages has found 100's of Lenders interested in your Mortgage...
This area, known locally as the Shoals is made up of the four cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Florence.
The 4 principle cities are Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia.
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 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail | The Shoals
The Shoals lies between the Wheeler and Wilson dams on the Tennessee River.
General Wheeler's intense desire to show that Southerners could be counted on as citizens of the U.S. prompted him to volunteer, at age 62, for service in the Spanish-American War.
The east championship course at The Shoals is named after General Wheeler.
www.rtjgolf.com /courses/the_shoals   (205 words)

 Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Cities)
Developed by backers of Henry Ford, who planned an auto plant in Muscle Shoals, it is located in Colbert County (North Region), just south of Florence along Highway 43 near the Tennessee River placing it as part of the Florence, Alabama metro area.
The city is home to a local recording studio producing "Muscle Shoals Sound" for Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, and other rock and soul musicians.
The Northwest Shoals Community College is the main part of the city providing higher education to all in the area.
www.ohwy.com /al/m/musclesh.htm   (130 words)

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 Muscle Shoals Car Dealers || Locate Muscle Shoals Auto Dealerships Near You
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 Muscle Shoals, Alabama Photographers - Wedding, Portrait, Commercial, Event and Other Photography Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 Muscle Shoals News
Local news for Muscle Shoals, AL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
Many of our biggest rock icons have walked down the aisle, but it's a fact that is often swept under the rug to appease the groupies or conserve...
The Decatur Red Raiders football team scored 30 points and held the host Muscle Shoals Trojans to 14 in the Red Raiders league win on Friday.
www.topix.net /city/muscle-shoals-al   (629 words)

 Rolling Stone : Muscle Shoals Shuts Down
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, the Alabama venue where Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon all made classic records, has closed its doors forever.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios was founded in 1969 in an old Sheffield, Alabama, casket warehouse by musicians Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson, who doubled as its famous house band, the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (a.k.a.
However, for artists like Bob Seger -- who, after hearing the Rhythm Section's work on Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music," recorded five albums at Muscle Shoals -- it was not the building but the band that made the studio special.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/7037431/muscle_shoals_shuts_down   (706 words)

 MUSCLE SHOALS ALABAMA - MUSCLE SHOALS Homes and Real Estate For Sale - Alabama Northwest Corner Link to Properties
MUSCLE SHOALS ALABAMA - MUSCLE SHOALS Homes and Real Estate For Sale - Alabama Northwest Corner Link to Properties
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