Etta James and Rick Hall,1967

Etta James and Rick Hall, with musicians Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller and Billy Foster, at Fame, 1967. James's Tell Mama was a top-30 hit that year Michael Ochs Archives : Getty

Etta James and Rick Hall, with musicians Gene ‘Bowlegs’ Miller and Billy Foster, at Fame, 1967.

James’s Tell Mama was a top-30 hit that year

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Etta James Recording At Fame Studios

Etta James recording at Fame Studios with Rick Hall, Marvell Thomas,

David Hood and the Memphis Horns circa 1967 

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“Tell Mama”

written by Terrell, Wilbur / Daniel, Marcus Lewis / Clarence Carter

Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman 1968

November 24th, 1969, Muscle Shoals, Alabama– Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman, who played guitar on Pickett’s version of the Beatles’ Hey Jude, which reached number 23 in the American charts in 1968

November 24th, 1969, Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman 1968

Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman, who played guitar on Pickett’s version of the Beatles’ Hey Jude, which reached number 23 in the American charts in 1968

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The Swampers at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

The Swampers at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in %22Muscle Shoals,%22 a Magnolia Pictures release. (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

The Swampers at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in “Muscle Shoals,” 

Original Swampers  David Hood e Jimmy Johnson, (“Beebop” Evans), Spooner Oldham, Mickey Buckins, Clayton Ivey, Will McFarlane, Kelvin Holly, Marie Tomlinson Lewey, Cindy Richardson Walker, Carla Russell, Lynn Williams Barry Beckett and the horns

(Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

Music-Muscle Shoals by Beats