Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios (American Made Music Series)

Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios (American Made Music Series)

Roben Jones


Memphis Boys chronicles the tale of the rhythm part at Chips Moman’s American Studios from 1964, whilst the gang begun operating jointly, until eventually 1972, while Moman close down the studio and moved the whole operation to Atlanta. using wide interviews with Moman and the crowd, in addition to extra reviews from the songwriters, sound engineers, and workplace employees, writer Roben Jones creates a collective biography mixed with a enterprise heritage and a serious research of significant recordings. She finds how the personalities of the center crew meshed, how they appeared beginners, and the way their own and musical philosophies combined with Moman’s imaginative and prescient to create undying track in line with topics of affliction and sorrow.

Recording classes with Elvis Presley, the Gentrys, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the field Tops, Joe Tex, Neil Diamond, B. J. Thomas, Dionne Warwick, and so on come alive during this booklet. Jones offers the tales in the back of memorable songs composed through staff writers, similar to “The Letter,” “Dark finish of the Street,” “Do correct Woman,” “Breakfast in Bed,” and “You have been regularly on My Mind.” that includes pictures, own profiles, and a advised listening part, Memphis Boys info an important section of yank tune and the effect of 1 studio.

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