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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
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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

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”.

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, second Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Recorders” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Boz Scaggs, Marlin Greene and Jann Wenner. In 2012,  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 496 on its list of  “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitar, vocals
  • Duane “Skydog” Allman– guitar, dobro, slide guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Al Lester – fiddle, violin
  • Joe Arnold, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell, Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone
  • Ben Cauley– trumpet
  • Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trombone, trumpet
  • Jeanie Greene, Mary Holliday, Donna Jean Godchauxnée, Thatcher, Joyce Dunn, Tracy Nelson, Imma Routen – background vocals
  • Engineer – Marlin Greene
  • Mastered by Rob Grenell
  • Design – Robert Kingsbury
  • Photography – Elaine Mayes
  • Inner liner photos – Stephen Paley

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. I’m Easy – Boz Scaggs, Barry Beckett
  2. I’ll Be Long Gone
  3. Another Day (Another Letter)
  4. Now You’re Gone
  5. Finding Her
  6. Look What I Got – Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes
  7. Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
  8. Loan Me a Dime – Fenton Robinson
  9. Sweet Release (aka Desolation Avenue) – Boz Scaggs, Barry Beckett

 

On June 24, 2014.

On June 24, 2014, “JEMP” label released “Fuego”, the twelfth Phish studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Muscle Shoals” in Alabama, Nashville, and was produced by Bob Ezrin.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio– guitar, vocals
  • Page McConnell– keyboards, vocals
  • Mike Gordon– bass, vocals
  • Jon Fishman– drums, vocals
  • Charles Rose, Harvey Thompson, Doug Moffet, Vincent Ciesielski – horns
  • Vicki Hampton, Maureen Murphy, Joshua Guillaume, Bob Ezrin, Marie Lewey, Cindy Walker, Carla Russell – background vocals
  • Mixed by Bob Ezrin
  • Recording engineers – Justin Cortelyou, John Gifford III
  • Mix engineers – Justin Cortelyou, Jarod Snowden
  • Additional engineers – Joshua Guillaume, Ben Collette, Kam Lutcherhand, Justin Francis, Jared Slomoff, Garry Brown
  • Pre-production engineer – Ben Collette
  • Programmer – Reavis Mitchell
  • Technical assistance – Mike Burns, Brian Brown, Kevin Brown, Lee Scott
  • Production coordinator – Kim Markovchick
  • Paco Pomet – paintings
  • Jeri Heiden, Julia Mordaunt – design

Track listing:

  1. Fuego – Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell
  2. The Line – Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon,Page McConnell
  3. Devotion to a Dream – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  4. Halfway to the Moon – Page McConnell
  5. Winterqueen – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  6. Sing Monica – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  7. 555 – Spafford, Mike Gordon, Scott Murawski
  8. Waiting All Night – Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell
  9. Wombat – Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell
  10. Wingsuit – Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell

 

 

On October 17, 1977.

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On October 17, 1977, “MCA” label released “Street Survivors”, the fifth Lynyrd Skynyrd studio album. It was recorded April – August 1977, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida; “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Jimmy Johnson and Tim Smith. “Street Survivors” was the last Lynyrd Skynyrd album recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Lynyrd Skynyrd studio recording by guitarist Steve Gaines. Three days after the album’s release, the band’s chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group’s assistant road-manager and three band members (Van Zant, Gaines, and Gaines’ older sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines), and severely injuring most who survived the crash. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Van Zant– lead vocals
  • Steve Gaines– guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal, co-lead vocal
  • Allen Collins– guitar
  • Gary Rossington– guitar
  • Billy Powell– keyboards
  • Leon Wilkeson– bass, backing vocals
  • Artimus Pyle– drums
  • The Honkettes(JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins) – backing vocals
  • Ed King– guitar
  • Greg T. Walker – bass
  • Rickey Medlocke– drums, backing vocals
  • Tim Smith – backing vocals
  • Barry Lee Harwood – dobro

Track listing:

  1. What’s Your Name – Gary Rossington,Ronnie Van Zant
  2. That Smell – Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
  3. One More Time – Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
  4. I Know a Little – Steve Gaines
  5. You Got That Right – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  6. I Never Dreamed – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  7. Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Merle Haggard
  8. Ain’t No Good Life – Steve Gaines

 

On March 10, 1967.

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On March 10, 1967, “Atlantic” label released “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You”, the eleventh Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in January and February, 1967 at “Fame Studio”, “Muscle Shoals” and “Atlantic Recording Studios”, in New York, and was produced by Jerry Wexler.  In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 83 ranking on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – piano, vocals
  • King Curtis– tenor saxophone
  • Carolyn Franklin– background vocals
  • Erma Franklin- background vocals
  • Cissy Houston– background vocals
  • Willie Bridges – baritone saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Melvin Lastie – trumpet, cornet
  • Chips Moman– guitar
  • Dewey Oldham– keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Respect – Otis Redding
  2. Drown in My Own Tears – Henry Glover
  3. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) – Ronnie Shannon
  4. Soul Serenade – Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon
  5. Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  6. Baby, Baby, Baby – Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  7. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  8. Good Times – Sam Cooke
  9. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  10. Save Me – Curtis Ousley, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  11. A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke