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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:14 PM

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios founder Jimmy Johnson dies

Source: Associated Press

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios founder Jimmy Johnson dies

September 5, 2019

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Jimmy Johnson, a founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the famed studio musicians “The Swampers,” has died.

He was 76. His family announced in a Facebook post that he died Thursday.

As a studio musician, recording engineer and record producer, Johnson played a role in iconic hits by Percy Sledge, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others.

Musician Jason Isbell posted on Twitter, writing “The mighty Jimmy Johnson has passed. A lot of my favorite music wouldn’t exist without him.”

Bassist and business partner David Hood said Johnson was a “friend who became a brother” and an inspiration to him and countless others in the music business.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/97f40ab2c03c4e1985140115f98ea3a1

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:16 PM

1. RIP Jimmy.

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:29 PM

2. Damn...RIP

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. ...

And thanks for all the great music!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 11:00 PM

4. We owe you so much, Jimmy. SO MUCH

According to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Johnson’s “distinctive guitar fills” can be heard on the recordings of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers and others. Johnson also was renowned as a recording engineer working the controls of Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses” and other hits.



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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 11:02 PM

5. Rest well, music man

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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:32 AM

6. Condolences.

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