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Jerry Wexler, Godfather of Muscle Shoals Music, Remembered

C. S. Fuqua, author of Music Fell on Alabama, offered this remembrance of record producer Jerry Wexler: “Jerry Wexler is known to many around the Shoals as the ‘Godfather of Muscle Shoals Music.’ Wexler died on August 15, 2008, at age 91 of complications related to congestive heart failure. Had it not been for Wexler, Muscle Shoals may never have become known as the ‘Hit Capital of the World'” …

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in Consideration for National Heritage Designation

“The Shoals industry has been in decline over the last two decades and could eventually wither away completely as a result of technological advances and the ever-changing way people produce and get their music,” notes Music Fell on Alabama author C. S. Fuqua. “Designation as a national heritage area and the money provided for preservation and promotion could at least entice more tourists to the area to experience and learn more about the rich musical heritage and contributions that Alabama has made and continues to make even in times when the recording industry itself is going through major changes.”

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Music Fell on Alabama Featured in Alabama Musician's Connection

C. S. Fuqua‘s definitive book on the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music scene, Music Fell on Alabama, is featured in May’s Alabama Musician’s Connection newsletter. NewSouth Books’ reissue of this important title contains a new epilogue by the author, offering updates on Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studio and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, as well as a “Star’s Who’ve Risen” guide to the modern music legends of Alabama …

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