Tag Archives: Fame

of muscle shoals fame and renown


Out since 2013-09-27: a documentary by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier on the – utterly soulful – music scene in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, and that unique sound that emanated from Fame Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio!
http://muscleshoals.co.uk/
http://www.muscleshoalsthemovie.com/
http://www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_(film)
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/contests/muscle-shoals
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/greg-camaliers-musical-muscle
http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/dv/feature/spotlight-greg-freddy-camalier-director-richard-lowe-editor-muscle-shoals/64154
http://s.telegraph.co.uk/graphics/projects/muscle-shoals/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals,_Alabama#Music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Shoals_Sound_Studio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAME_Studios
http://www.record-racks.com/?p=551
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Fame+records
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=fame&mode=2
http://acerecords.co.uk/search?query=Muscle+Shoals

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soul (wo)man bobby marchan

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A 1974 stomper and four tracks off Get Down With It: The Soul Sides 1963-67(Kent CDKEND357, 2011-07), a compilation of some sixties solo recordings by the New Orleans drag queen and former front man of Huey ‘Piano’ Smith’s Clowns, including Marchan‘s 1967 remake of Smith’s Rockin’ pneumonia“Funny style” is also featured on Kent’s The Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Soundv/a 3cd, incidentally. More on that elsewhere.

more from rick hall’s fame studios

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After yesterday’s post on Kent’s F.A.M.E. Studios 3cd, you might think it’s a groovy v/a comp. Well no, it has its moments, but it’s mostly deep soul ballads you’ll find onThe Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound… Sometimes in less obvious versions, but always high quality performances … even if they were sung by some unknown singer. But I wanted to show the funky side too, yesterday, because that often gets overlooked by a certain ‘beer, blues ‘n’ soul’ audience, no? As if northern soul = uptempo vs. southern soul = downtempo. And as if there isn’t enough confusion re: Muscle Shoals already! Anyhoo, enjoy the ups ànd the downs ;-)

muscle shoals’ fame studios

Famestudios

After 2008’s magnificent Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977″ 3cd v/a compilation (KENTBOX10) – a must in any collection – Kent come up trumps again with The Fame Studio Story 1961-1973 Home Of The Muscle Shoals Sound(KENTBOX12 v/a 3cd, 2011-11). Not an unmistakeable classic, this time around, but filled to the brim with magnificent soul all the same. And quite a few groovy numbers, as you can witness here. It also features Bobby Marchan’s “Funny style” – hear it & read more on him here (in a future post). Meanwhile, for more on the Florence Alabama Music Enterprises over at Muscle Shoals:

bowie 2001 oddity

Bowie2001

Fritz von Runte was inspired by Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001 a space odysseymotion picture to remix David Bowie’s music.
http://fritz.vonrunte.com/
http://www.bowie2001.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_von_Runte
http://uzine.posterous.com/davy-jones-demo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Oddity_(song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fame_(David_Bowie_song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changes_(David_Bowie_song)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Dance_(David_Bowie_song)
http://snaporaz.posterous.com/2001-how-the-solar-system-was-won