Playlist of the Day: Putting the Muscle in Muscle Shoals


In listening to a lot of diverse styles of music it is amazing how many of the albums that are the soundtrack of your life have been recorded at 3614 Jackson Highway, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. There have been so many albums record in the iconic studio from Dylan’s Slow Train Coming, Willies, Phases and Stages, and even Paul Simon’s There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, that this playlist is probably more notable for what has not been included than for what I have selected here. I am contractually liable to keeping the playlist at the mandated 15 songs. Mixing it up a bit with the new school “Call Me” courtesy of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, the Jimmy Cliff classic “Sitting in Limbo,” and J.J. Cales “Lies” are also included. The Muscle Shoals band plays on most of these songs. “Hey, Jude” is worth the price of admission alone.

It is guaranteed that you will have many “of course it was” moments any time you find out one of your favorite tunes was recorded in Muscle Shoals.

Spotify Playlist

01. Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty – Herbie Mann

02. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

03. I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers

04. Hey Jude Wilson Picket

05. What’s Your Name – Lynyrd Skynyrd

06. Call Me – St.Paul and the Broken Bones

07. Tell Mama – Etta James

08. We’ve Got Tonight – Bob Seger

09. Sitting in Limbo – Jimmy Cliff

10. Dorothy Monroe – Misty Blue

11. Lies – J.J. Cale

12. Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan

13. Take A Letter, Maria – R.B. Greaves

14. Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley

15. Yeah Man – Eddie Hinton


Playlist of the Day: Afterthoughts and Complicated Scenes

playlistThis playlist features cover songs performed by prominent Country artists. You might find many of these artists under the Americana genre, but be careful, most of them hate to be classified that way. They prefer to be called Country artists. Here we have a mix of new school and old school including Waylon Jennings, Amy Helm, newcomer Kirby Brown, and many more.

Spotify Playlist

01. Romeo’s Tune – Nicki Bluhm

02. Baker Street – Waylon Jennings

03. Mandolin Wind – Amy Helm

04. My Fathers Gun – Miranda Lambert

05. Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatters – Maren Morris

06. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Kirby Brown

07. Wish You Were Here – Cody Jinks

08. Come A Little Closer – Willie Deville

09. Purple Rain – Dwight Yoakam

10. Right Down The Line – Bonnie Raitt

11. Dark End of the Street – Ry Cooder

12. Before The Next Teardrop Falls – Linda Martell

13. Cry Like a Baby – Hacienda Brothers

14. You Got Lucky – Blackberry Smoke

15. Abraham, Martin and John – The Band of Heathens