monster beats by dr. dre headphones cheap Unheard Swampers instrumentals CD to be released
SHEFFIELD Many people the world over are familiar with the records made by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section with artists including Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers and Bob Seger.
Now, fans of the famed Swampers will be able to hear music almost no one has heard. Malaco Records, of Jackson, Mississippi, is releasing an all instrumental collection of the rhythm section’s work.
This collection is “a true buried treasure, a relic from another age,” said Patterson Hood, of the Drive By Truckers, whose father, David, is the bassist in the rhythm section.
Hood said the record, titled “Muscle Shoals Has Got the Swampers,
” “features incredible tight playing in a diversity of styles and ranges. At times almost venturing into vintage Prog territory and at others sounding like the soundtrack to the ultimate ’70s cop show. Friday at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, 3614 Jackson Highway, Sheffield. David Hood will be there for a question and answer session. is planned, as well, at a reduced ticket price of $10.
Malaco Records, owned by Shoals native Tommy Couch, owns the Muscle Shoals Sound record label. The CD release marks the 50th anniversary of Malaco, which is a noted blues and gospel label.
Many of the tracks were recorded at the 3614 Jackson Highway studio. Others were recorded later at 1000 Alabama Avenue in Sheffield, where the studio took up new residence.
“We had so much work that to do that we had to get a bigger studio,” David Hood said.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios at 3614 Jackson Highway is now a museum as well as a working recording studio. It was restored with a grant from Beats by Dr. Dre, and is owned by the nonprofit Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. It opened for tours in January 2017. Dan Auerbach, of the Black Keys, and actor Keifer Sutherland have recorded there since it opened.