Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield

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#19 of 128 in Museums in Alabama
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is a recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama formed in 1969 by four session musicians called The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (and affectionately called The Swampers) who had left Rick Hall's nearby FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to create their own recording facility. The group closed the Jackson Highway studio in 1979, moving the operation to 1000 Alabama Avenue. The old studio has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since June 2006. The studio, which is at 3614 Jackson Highway, was partly restored in the early 2000s and sold to the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation in 2013. This group completed a major restoration and the location reopened on January 9, 2017. The Alabama Avenue location ceased operations in 2005 when it was sold to a record label.
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  • Visited here after visiting FAME studios which was great but a different experience. This was a private tour since we were the only ones on it. Chase was a very informative and enthusiastic guide. He....  more »
  • Excellent tour that focused on music, people, and history. The Tour Guide told great stories and was really good at answering questions. The studio is small, but the stories filled the time. Must.....  more »
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  • Excellent!!! Unbelievable history contained in such an unassuming place. If you are a music history buff this is a must do. Our tour guide Chase was full of information and did a great job relaying the importance of this landmark.
  • The tour was enlightening! Loved seeing all the original furniture and the stories the guide told about the bands and "The Swampers." Bathrooms outside for us were very clean.

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