- 4 years ago
Playing tracks by
The Fame Gang, Clyde McPhatter, Jimmy Hughes, Barbara Perry, Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces and more.
Here's putting the spotlight on Rick Hall, founder of FAME records. It all started around 1960 in a tiny studio above the Florence Drug Store in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. FAME stands for Florence Alabama Music Enterprises. Producer and songwriter Hall had a very precise idea of how his label should sound like and artists such as Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Etta James and Otis Redding came to Alabama to record with his fantastic studio musicians. I picked just 15 pieces with mostly lesser known artists out of 75 tracks, that you should get from KENTBOX 12, The Fame Studios Story • 1961-1973. A 84 paneled booklet with stunning photos and well researched articles make the 3CD box a real collectors item. One of the finest products and most dedicated re-issues I've ever seen.
(pictured: Otis Redding with Rick Hall)