FAME Studios Playlist Featuring the Sounds of Muscle Shoals

Rick Hall Birthday celebration on Saturday, January 27th

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Rick Hall, Architect of the Muscle Shoals Sound, is being honored with a birthday tribute GRAMMY event in Greenwich Village. Many nominated will be in attendance.

Listen to these hand-picked FAME Studio Classics:

Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman​

Duane Allman played guitar on Pickett's version of the Beatles 'Hey Jude'

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"I remember hearing 'Hey Jude' by Wilson Pickett and calling either Ahmet Ertegun or Tom Dowd and saying, 'Who's that guitar player?'" says Eric Clapton

Aretha Franklin

She came to Muscle Shoals for a day and left as the Queen of Soul Picture: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty

Clarence Carter and Rick Hall

'Patches is about how me and my daddy grew up' Picture: Courtesy Fame Records

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