FAME Publishing was founded in 1959 by Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill and Tom Stafford. FAME helps place the Muscle Shoals classic “When a Man Loves a Woman. FAME Records Clarence Carter has his first hit with “Slip Away. Clarence recorded three gold records, “Patches”, “Too Weak to Fight” and “Slip Away”, among many other hits on FAME.
Clarence's recent recording marks the fifth consecutive decade he has cut at FAME. Clarence was also a writer for FAME Publishing. In 1972, Clarence's album “Patches” was nominated for a Grammy. Gregg Allman is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential artists in rock and roll, his fiery and still totally distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds of all American music.
From his founding role in the one and only Allman Brothers Band to his long and historic solo career, Allman has proven to be an icon. More Robben Ford is one of today's leading electric guitarists, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to feel comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy-nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Michael. He wasn't always a recording artist for FAME; he had done previous material at the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tenn.
During lunch, Allman taught Pickett Hey Jude; his version of the song was recorded with Allman playing lead guitar. The second rhythm house section, later commemorated as Swampers in Lynyrd Skynrd's “Sweet Home Alabama”, left in 1969 to form its own studio, Muscle Shoals Sound. Pickett would record some of his biggest hits in that converted warehouse, including his classic reading of Funky Broadway, which appears on this album. The studio's session musicians, a group of funky white boys known as the Swampers, recorded with artists such as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Clarence Carter, Candi Staton and Little Richard, and were responsible for creating what is now known as the Muscle Shoals sound.
The studio was moved to a former tobacco warehouse on Wilson Dam Road in Muscle Shoals in the early 1960s, when Hall broke away from Sherrill and Stafford. Bruce Miller's CD “Once You've Loved Somebody for the Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks, which has sold eleven million records to date. Starting with the legendary session that produced Jimmy Hughes' “Steal Away”, FAME has been producing chart-topping hits ever since. Thanks to its success, the studio was able to take the profits and move from Florence to a former tobacco store in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Hall continued to produce country hits in the 1980s, including Jerry Reed's No. 1 records She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft) and The Bird in 1982. James LeBlanc, Matt Warren and Gary Allan write Gary Allan's top 10 album “Learning How to Bend”. Jimmy Hughes has a big hit with “Steal Away” on FAME Records, the first album made in the new location. Already in 1982, this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame made a lot of impressions of country hitmakers and scored one of his biggest hits in the process.
Davis recorded four gold albums on FAME, with the singles Texas in My Rear View Mirror and Hooked on Music becoming hits on both the country and pop charts. Anka records the hits “One Man Woman “, One Hell of A Woman “, I Don't Like To Sleep Alone and “You're Having My Baby”. Most recently, FAME has recorded projects for The Gregg Allman Band, Third Day, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Aloe Blacc, Chord Overstreet, Keb Mo, John Paul White, St.