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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Muscle Shoals Music Association Newsletter
The Muscle Shoals Music Association Newsletter
Welcome to the MSMA Newsletter!
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MSMA joins with UNA for local concert
The Muscle Shoals Music Association is co-sponsoring a special "Singing River Presents" performance this week featuring Dylan LeBlanc as well as Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil. Creating, managing and promoting the event is all being done by UNA students enrolled in the Entertainment Industry program at the college.
The MSMA will have a table at the show for new membership sign up and t-shirt sales.
Be there and experience for yourself an exciting new era in the "Muscle Shoals sound" tradition!
SXSW and the MSMA
An Abstract Theory
We were honored to be a part of the Alabama Music Showcase during Austin's South by Southwest festival last month. The show featured The Pollies, An Abstract Theory, Nightmare Boyzz, Glossary, Shelly Colvin, Some Dark Holler, Chase Davidson Project & The Bear. Thanks to Clayton Colvin at Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar for including us!
Colt Ford on stage at The Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Photo by Teddy Doyle Butler
This show was a cooperative effort between Big River Broadcasting and The Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Additional shows will be announced in the future.
David's Diary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section Bassist David Hood has kept all of his work diaries from the mid-sixties to the present. Because they contain information that spotlights the rich history of Muscle Shoals Music, he will share one segment of his diary in this column each month.
by David Hood
On April 20th, 1969, Cher came to the newly opened Muscle Shoals Sound Studio to record her first solo album. This was also the first album to be recorded at the studio. The album's title "3614 Jackson Highway" was the street address of the studio. The cover photo was the first of many taken in front of the studio, showing the artist and musicians . This album was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin for ATCO (Atlantic Records). The musicians pictured included studio owners Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett and David Hood and also Eddie Hinton on lead guitar and Jeannie Greene and Donna Thatcher on background vocals. Although it was not to be a hit record, it was a significant milestone in Muscle Shoals musical history.
MSMA 2012 Board of Directors
Jimmy Nutt - President Rodney Hall - Vice President Larry Bowser - Sec/Treasurer David Hood - Past President Wiley Barnard Dick Cooper Nick Martin Suzanne Bolton Terry Pace
@Wishbone Songwriter demos for Bud McGuire, Mike McGuire, Rusty Moody, Marty Lewis, Larry Butler, Dean Dillon, Johnny Holland, Randy Bruce. Jingles for KISS 102.7..Florence, AL, Delta Media..Lafayette, LA, Cumulus Radio..Tuscaloosa, AL, WBDC Radio..Jasper, IN.
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