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On June 28, 2019.

On June 28, 2019, “BMG” label released “Down to the River”, the debut Allman Betts Band studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama, and was produced by Matt Ross Spang.

Personnel:

  • Devon Allman – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Duane Betts – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Johnny Stachela – slide and electric guitar
  • Berry Duane Oakley – bass, background vocals
  • John Lum – drums
  • R. Scott Bryan – percussion, background vocals
  • Peter Levin – Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, piano
  • Matt Ross-Spang – acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Lamar Williams, Jr. – background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell – piano
  • Matt Ross-Spang – mixing
  • Daniel Lynn – assistant mixing engineer
  • Pete Lyman – mastering
  • Charley Robinson – art direction, design
  • Christopher Brush – photography

Track listing:

  1. All Night – Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Stoll Vaughan
  2. Shinin’ – Duane Betts, Stoll Vaughan
  3. Try – Cisco Adler, Devon Allman
  4. Down to the River – Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Stoll Vaughan
  5. Autumn Breeze – Chris Williams
  6. Good Ol’ Days – Devon Allman
  7. Melodies Are Memories – Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Stoll Vaughan
  8. Southern Accents – Tom Petty
  9. Long Gone – Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Stoll Vaughan

In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

On July 30, 2003.

On July 30, 2003, Samuel Cornelius Phillips died aged 80. He was record producer, radio DJ, and founder of “Sun Records” and “Sun Studio”, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for “Muscle Shoals”, Alabama radio station “WLAY”. In 1951, Phillips recorded what is considered to be the first rock and roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. He discovered and produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf.

On June 22, 2019.

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was a musician (drums) and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition as a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and later as a session musician in Nashville, regarded as one of the creators of the Nashville sound known as “Countrypolitan”. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Paul Anka, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jones, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the “Nashville Cats”, by the “Country Music Hall of Fame”; in 2010 he was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, and in 2019 Carrigan was inducted into the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”.

On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “ECM” label released “In Movement”, the 37th Jack DeJohnette album. It was recorded in 2015, “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Jack DeJohnette– drums, piano, electronic percussion
  • Ravi Coltrane– sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Matthew Garrison– electric bass, electronics

Track listing:

All tracks by Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Matthew Garrison except where noted.

  1. Alabama – John Coltrane
  2. In Movement
  3. Two Jimmys
  4. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans
  5. Serpentine Fire – Reginald Burke, Maurice White, Verdine White
  6. Lydia – Jack DeJohnette
  7. Rashied – Ravi Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette
  8. Soulful Ballad – Jack DeJohnette

On January 12, 2012.

On January 12, 2012, “Don Giovanni” label released “American Weekend” the debut Waxahatchee album. It was recorded in 2012, at Katie Crutchfield’s home in  Birmingham, Alabama.

Personnel:

  • Katie Crutchfield – vocals, guitar
  • Kyle Gilbride – mastering
  • Aimee Lusty – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Katie Crutchfield.

  1. Catfish
  2. Grass Stain
  3. Rose, 1956
  4. American Weekend
  5. Michel
  6. Be Good
  7. Luminary Blake
  8. Magic City Wholesale
  9. Bathtub
  10. I Think I Love You
  11. Noccalula

 

On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “United Artists” label released “Lookin’ for a Love Again”, the sixth Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in  Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Bobby Womack.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, string arrangements
  • Pete Carr, Rhino Rheinardt, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson- rhythm guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Barry Beckett, Clayton Ivey, Truman Thomas – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Friendly Womack, Jr., Curtis Womack, Cecil Womack, Harry Womack- background vocals
  • René Hall- string arrangements
  • Gregg Hamm, Jerry Masters, Karat Faye – engineer
  • John Kehe, Ria Lewerke – design

Track listing

All tracks by Bobby Womack; except where noted.

  1. Lookin’ for a Love – James Alexander, Zelda Samuels
  2. I Don’t Wanna Be Hurt by Ya Love Again
  3. Doing it My Way
  4. Let it Hang Out
  5. Point of No Return – Jim Ford
  6. You’re Welcome, Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Truman Thomas
  7. You’re Messing Up a Good Thing – Clayton Ivey, Frank Johnson, Terry Woodford
  8. Don’t Let me Down – Truman Thomas
  9. Copper Kettle – Albert Frank Beddoe
  10. There’s One Thing That Beats Failing – Bobby Womack, Truman Thomas

In February 1972.

In February 1972, “Capricorn” label released “Dinnertime”, the second Alex Taylor album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin.

Personnel:

  • Alex Taylor- vocals
  • Scott Boyer- guitar, background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell- piano, keyboards, vibraphone
  • Paul Hornsby- organ, keyboards
  • Johnny Sandlin- bass, moog synthesizer
  • Wayne Perkins- bass, guitar, slide guitar
  • John Hughey- steel guitar
  • Jim Nalls- guitar
  • Charlie Hayward- bass
  • Jaimoe- percussion, conga, timbales
  • Bill Stewart- drums
  • Roger Hawkins- percussion, conga, tambourine
  • Lou Mullenix- percussion, timbales
  • Earl Sims- percussion
  • Charles Chalmers, Sandra Chalmers, Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes, Temple Riser, Steve Smith – background vocals
  • Recording engineer – Steve Smith, Johnny Sandlin
  • Remixing – Johnny Sandlin, Jeff Willens, Richard Rosebrough, Danny Tuberville
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes
  • Executive Supervisor: Phil Walden

Track listing:

  1. Change Your Sexy Ways – Alex Taylor, Chuck Leavell, Jim Nalls
  2. Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield – Randy Newman
  3. Comin’ Back to You – Scott Boyer
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Payday – Jesse Winchester
  6. Who’s Been Talking? – Howlin’ Wolf
  7. Who Will the Next Fool Be? – Charlie Rich
  8. From a Buick Six – Bob Dylan

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Palladium” label released “Back in ’72”, the sixth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Paradise Studios” in Tijuana, Oklahoma, “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, Alabama, and was produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger.

Personnel:

  • Bob Seger – guitar, vocals, mixing, design
  • Jack Ashford– maracas, marimba, tambourine
  • Barry Beckett– organ, piano, electric piano
  • Philip Bliss – steel guitar, vocals
  • “Bonzo Eddie” Brown– conga
  • J. Cale, Pete Carr, Bill Mueller – guitar
  • Tommy Cartmell – flute, saxophone
  • Roger Hawkins, Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Sergio Pastora – conga, tambourine, timbales
  • Scherrie Payne, Luke Smith, Marcy Levy– background vocals
  • Dick Sims – organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet, pedal bass
  • Jim Bruzzese, John LeMay, Jerry Masters, Greg Miller – engineers
  • Punch Andrews, Jim Bruzzese – mixing
  • Thomas Weschler, Christopher Wharf – design
  • Thomas Weschler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  2. So I Wrote You a Song
  3. Stealer – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  4. Rosalie
  5. Turn the Page
  6. Back in ‘72
  7. Neon Sky
  8. I’ve Been Working – Van Morrison
  9. I’ve Got Time

On January 2, 2018.

On January 2, 2018, Roe Erister “Rick” Hall died aged 85. He was musician, music producer, songwriter, music publisher, best known as the owner and proprietor of “FAME Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He had recorded and promoted names like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Duane Allman, Etta James, Osmonds, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. In 1985, Hall was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, received the “John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award”, and In 2014, he won the “Grammy Trustees Award”.