Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Stand Corrected

In my blog entry yesterday I mentioned that Mick Jagger had written Wild Horses at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, but a reader set the record straight. The studio where the song was written and recorded was actually Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield and not Fame Studios. In fact most of the songs I know and love from the time I was a senior in high school until disco became the rage, was recorded in that little studio.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios was the home of "The Swampers" who are world famous musicians. The Lynyrd Skynyrd anthem
"Sweet Home Alabama" mentions them:
"Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they've been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?"

The reader went on to post the link in the comment section for Muscle Shoals Sound which I learned is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Here is a brief history as recorded on their website:
Welcome to the original location of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio at 3614 Jackson Highway Sheffield Alabama
On April 1st 1969 Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Opened
On January 1st 1999 Noel Webster purchased the studio
On April 1st 2000 the studio was fully restored to original condition
On June 2nd 2006 Muscle Shoals Sound Studio was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places

The website http://www.muscleshoalssound.org/
says that the studio which is located at
3614 Jackson Highway
Sheffield, Alabama 35660
is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from Noon till 6:00 p.m.
I just wanted to thank the person who left the comment. I also now know the exact location of one of the landmarks we want to visit soon.
I love Alabama.


  1. Anonymous12:01 AM

    i always wanted to know what the swampers were..now i know. thanks for the info..learn something new every day.

  2. Anonymous1:25 AM

    Please come visit soon
    Thank you !
    Noel Webster


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