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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is an American recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama, formed in 1969 by four session musicians known as The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. They had left nearby FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to create their own recording facility.

They attracted noted artists from across the United States and Great Britain. Over the years, artists who recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio included The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Tamiko Jones, Cher and Cat Stevens.
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  • Focusing more on early 70s rock, this recording studio reminded me of how talented some of the behind the scene people are in our American music history. It felt like a step back in time and was... 
    Focusing more on early 70s rock, this recording studio reminded me of how talented some of the behind the scene people are in our American music history. It felt like a step back in time and was...  more »
  • Must stop if you're a Rock and Roll fan. History of the music that came out of the museum if special. 
    Must stop if you're a Rock and Roll fan. History of the music that came out of the museum if special.  more »
  • The tour guide was wonderful. He is a wealth of knowledge and stories. We had to wait about 40 minutes for the next tour and the guy running it was great at telling some of the stories of the... 
    The tour guide was wonderful. He is a wealth of knowledge and stories. We had to wait about 40 minutes for the next tour and the guy running it was great at telling some of the stories of the...  more »
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  • Just an unbelievable experience. The last time I visited this sanctuary to rock legends, was back in 2015. The staff has done an amazing job in restoring the place, bringing back significant pieces such as the legendary baby grand piano, and bringing life back to this one disregarded treasure. But what really makes this a one of a kind place are the people who keep it going. You can feel the love and dedication they have for the museum and the community from the moment you pull up to the parking lot. And the tour guide was probably the best tour guide I’ve see anywhere. He knows the people, he knows this place, and he’s part of this wonderful area. His enthusiasm and love for the building and it’s history is contagious. I drove hundred of miles to come for a long overdue visit, and only regret that I took so long to return.
  • This studio and tour was awesome! You could feel the magic in this one room, the tour guide took you back to its day and even the tourists were in awe of the music history that was made here. Our tour guide told countless stories of the people who recorded there including the Swampers. The studio was restored back to its original condition and is still used today. This is a must see for music fans! The tour was 1hr 20 min and definitely packed with a ton of facts and stories. We enjoyed it throughly the whole time!
  • Everyone should experience muscle shoals sound at least once in their life. Great vibes, with even greater people. Music lovers and music makers alike can enjoy this historic studio.
  • This place is AWESOME! If you are a fan of music from the 60’s, 70’s (especially) and even through today, this is a MUST SEE! The history of music here is amazing. From the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Linda Ronstadt to Chris Stapleton and others. The tour is about an hour long and packed with information. The studio is still used for recording today and contains the majority of all the original equipment and furniture. The guides are very knowledgeable and answer any questions you have. There is a small souvenir shop. We watched the documentary before going and still gained a lot of information on the tour. If you are anywhere in the area, it is worth the stop. We plan on going back in the future. There is a lot of history in this area which we did not have the time to visit.
  • If you love great music, and the remarkable history of it.. don’t miss this one. Be sure to watch the documentary before you go.

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