From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Fame Studios Has More Hits, But...
Episode date - May 12, 2017
Rick Hall would have been loath to admit it, but when he lost the Swampers, he really lost his mojo.
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison
Album #57 - May 1968
Episode date - May 10, 2017
By 1968, Johnny Cash was already a well-seasoned veteran, with twenty-five albums under his belt, and a colorful history that befitted his already legendary status.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The Demise of American Studios
Episode date - May 5, 2017
We reach a sad part of our story, where the once mighty American Studios comes to the end of the road.
Simon and Garfunkel: Bookends
Album #56 - April 1968
Episode date - May 3, 2017
For a large segment of the population, folk music reached its apotheosis with “Bookends.” By this time, the folk purists felt abandoned by their hero, Bob Dylan, who had embraced rock a
The Mothers of Invention: We're Only In It For The Money
Album #55 - March 1968
Episode date - April 28, 2017
Back in 1968, you would have been forgiven if you mistook Frank Zappa for a hippie.
Live in the Studio: Gene Casey and Pete Mancini
April 26, 2017
Episode date - April 26, 2017
For myriad reasons, the Long Island, NY music scene is often maligned by many music fans (and lamented by songwriters) for its apathy to original music.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals:The Last Gasp of American Studios
Episode date - April 21, 2017
By 1971, the entire staff of American Studios were at a loss.
The Bee Gees: Horizontal
Album #54 - February 1968
Episode date - April 19, 2017
Discounting their childhood releases when the brothers lived in Australia, this is the Bee Gees’ second album on Atco Records, and it picks up where the brilliant first album left off.
From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The Decline of American Studios
Episode date - April 14, 2017
Up to this point, it seemed that each show signified an increase in the relevance of the ‘boutique’ recording studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.
Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul
Album #53 - January 1968
Episode date - April 12, 2017
When “Lady Soul” was released in early 1968, most listeners were awed by the intense, soulful song stylings of this amazing new singer named Aretha Franklin.