PODCAST Ep. 35: Muscle Shoals, Bob Seger, and the Odd Story of “Old Time Rock and Roll”

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the studios there helped create some of the most important and resonant songs in rock and roll.

On this episode, we look back at a bit of the history of the Muscle Shoals sound, a trio of FAME Studio house bands, including the great “Swampers”, and how Detroit’s Bob Seger fused their sound with his heartland rock to produce some underappreciated but great songs – and one song (“Old Time Rock and Roll”) that has been played way too much, burned deeply into our music brains, but whose story – from writing to the final version – is a wild one.

We listen to a few Seger and Muscle Shoals Studios and Fame Studios tunes, hear some sublimely elegant Bob deep cuts, and have a blast rediscovering some of the famous and forgotten songs that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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