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New Exhibit on Fame Studios and the Muscle Shoals Sound

Initially established as Florence Alabama Music Enterprises  in 1959 by Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill, and Tom Stafford, the company because FAME Studios once Hall took over as sole proprietor. He moved the business to a repurposed candy and tobacco warehouse in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and proceeded to develop what is known as the “Muscle Shoals Sound.”

Arthur Alexander recorded FAME’s first hit record “You Better Move On,” and its proceeds allowed Rick and his house rhythm section to build the now iconic studio located at 603 East Avalon in Muscle Shoals, where many of the most popular and beloved artists in the history of American music recorded some of their most enduring hits. These include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Spooner Oldham and Duane Allman, as well as Clarence Carter, Bobbie Gentry, Mac Davis, the Osmonds, Paul Anka, Jerry Reed, and many more.

In 2010, FAME Studios donated a portion of their archives to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and that collection is now available for research at the Library and Archives! The Library and Archives’ new archival exhibit, Sweet Soul Music: Fame Studios and the Muscle Shoals Sound, tells the story of this legendary studio and the remarkable sounds it created.

This free exhibit begins Friday, January 24, 2014, and is available in the Library Reading Room at the Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH).

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Wow! @klout perks really came through on this one! #fairtrade

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#tree #leaves #foliage #night #glow #fall #october #autumn #library #iphone #iphoneonly #evening #streetlight #light #shoals (Taken with Instagram at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library)







10th anniversary dinner. OMG, we’re about to try frog legs! (Taken with Instagram at Adolfo’s)

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Wesleyan Hall, part 2. #UNA #shoals #castle #turrit #campus #architecture #brick #tower #minimal #minimalism #minimalist #architecture #iphone #iphoneonly #civilwar #history #dragon (Taken with Instagram)







Let your light shine. #lamp #light #lightpost #lantern #minimal #minimalism #minimalist #iphone #iphoneonly #nofilter (Taken with Instagram)







Wesleyan Hall on the #UNA campus. #shoals #architecture #castle #brick #building #minimal #minimalism #minimalist #iphone #iphoneonly (Taken with Instagram)







Rogers Hall on the #UNA campus. #shoals #architecture #minimal #minimalism #minimalist #sky #building #iphone #iphoneonly (Taken with Instagram)







The back alley ways of Florence. #shoals (Taken with Instagram)

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