Undated: Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Music producer Rick Hall moves his recording studio from Florence, Alabama, to nearby Muscle Shoals in 1961. (The studio's name, FAME, stands for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises.) The phrase "The Muscle Shoals Sound" would be used to describe the soulful sounds of FAME records. Its signature songs include "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge, "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin, "I'd Rather Go Blind" by Etta James and "Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett.
* Official website: @
* "Muscle Shoals -- The legendary studio where soul was born" (2011, from The Independent newspaper): @
* "The Legendary Muscle Shoals Sound" (NPR, 2003): @
* "A Studio on the Road to 'Fame' " (NPR, 2012): @
* "Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section" (from Encyclopedia of Alabama): @
* "Music Fell on Alabama" (Christopher S. Fuqua, 2006): @
* "Muscle Shoals" (Laura Flynn Tapia and Yoshie Lewis, 2007): @ 

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