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RIP Jimmy Johnson, Muscle Shoals Swamper


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The music that spoke to me the most  seemed to come from  the triangle of Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals.  Jimmy Johnson was one of the originators of what came to known as the Muscle Shoals Sound. They used to get paid $25 per completed and everyone is happy side.  He was the rhythm guitar player and he would find a place to add a little something that would just go to the root of the song. He was often the engineer and was the producer of record for the  Rolling Stones. 

As musicians it wasn't ever about them, It was always about the song.

 

Rolling Stone Obit

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jimmy-johnson-obituary-880678/

 

NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/arts/music/jimmy-johnson-studio-staple-of-southern-soul-and-pop-dies-at-76.html

 

Jimmy Johnson had something to do with every song that follows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, engaudio said:

There's a great doco on netflix about the muscle shoals studio, sorry but I can't find the link ATM as it may have been removed from my part of the world.

 

Perhaps the film "Muscle Shoals" directed by Freddy Camalier? That's a fun film. 

 

 

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