|By mc5rules (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 09:29 am:|
Maybe if we all pitch in a little dough...
Legendary, world-renowned recording studio located in Sheffied, Alabama,on the banks of the Tennessee River. Situated in the heart of the Muscle Shoals area which includes Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia, Alabama.
The facility includes 2 complete recording studios, multiple offices, kitchen and dining area, recreation lounge, indoor parking, and over 10,000 square feet of undeveloped floor space suitable for audio / video facilities, additional offices, or living quarters.
Equipment includes a Neve 8068 32x16 console in Studio A and a Neve 8088 40x16 console with GML Series 2000 automation in Studio B, 2 Studer A820 24-track recorders with Dolby SR, an extensive inventory of outboard gear, microphones and keyboards. Included in the keyboards are 2 Hammond B-3 organs and a 9ft. Baldwin concert grand piano.
The facility is currently operational. Clients have included: Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Glen Frey, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Sawyer Brown, Toby Keith, Delbert McClinton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Julian Lennon, and a host of others.
For More Information, visit http://www.mssound.com
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 10:55 am:|
I'd never thought I'd see the day when a legendary recording studio would be on E-Bay...let alone Muscle Shoals....
I'm in shock...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By David Meikle (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 11:12 am:|
This is an amazing item for ebay!
It is a shocker Kev.
|By David Meikle (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 11:18 am:|
At the other end of the scale but a nice novelty
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 11:33 am:|
I damned near fell out of my chair over that one!
Thanks for the laugh!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Ralph (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 11:53 am:|
And such a bargain price. Even I can afford that. ( The sign...not the studio )
|By Stephanie (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 10:12 am:|
Man some millionaire should buy that studio I hope it doesnt fall into the hands of some rap artist. Berry should buy it or some rich person who likes old soul. I dont want to see that place turned into a house of worship for people who cant sing or play instruments,,,
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 10:15 am:|
Never thought I'd see the day.
|By RD (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 10:59 am:|
When I saw a city in Northern California on sale on Ebay nothing else could possibly surprise me.
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 11:00 am:|
Stephanie & company:
I just called the folks at Muscle Shoals. The studio is being sold because of the changing climate in the music industry (digital recording, the ability to make music at home, etc), therefore the lack of business.
Welcome to the Music Biz 2003.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:42 pm:|
Oh well I still have hope...
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 03:20 pm:|
If the price that they are asking is for the equipment and the property, then it is not a bad price.
Believe me, if I had the bucks, I would gather a group of investors or I would do it alone for the sheer historical significance alone, and maybe to catch some fish to boot!!
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 03:27 pm:|
Eli - I agree with you.
|By bosstrainer (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 06:50 pm:|
I wish I had the money I'd buy it tomorrow. I walked round their with a bunch of people in April including Laura Lee
The setting is wonderful overlooking the river - a great place to chill out and then go back into to admire all the gold discs and the fantastic photo collection which also adorns the walls. I just hope the Alabama Music Hall of Fame gets its act together and gets these artefacts.
We actually arranged to meet up with David Hood who took time out to talk to us. We managed to get Laura videoed in the studios by an Italian TV crew who were making a documentary on soul music. The film is being produced by Graziano Uliani who runs the Porretta Soul Festival in Italy.
If I win the lottery this weekend I'll buy it and make records with real instruments!!!:-)
Keeping Soul Alive
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 01:19 am:|
number of members on soulfuldetroit divided by $600,0000= ? Just a matter of theboard of directors.Bobby whatchu gonna play now?
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 01:29 am:|
I' ve got about $100 to invest!!
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 01:35 am:|
are there 6000 members here?No guitar to auction Mr.Eli?
|By Stephanie (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 08:56 am:|
No offense to Ebay but why would they put it up there? There is no one in the music industry who would want it for the sheer historical value?
I agree with Bobby Eli someone should purchase it (who can afford it) for that reason alone,,
|By Fred (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:28 am:|
Several of my clients, all former Malaco artists, have pledged the total of $1.27 towards the opening bid price. They say they would pledge more, but Malaco's wonderful royalty accounting system has left them a little short right now.
Without the resident rhythym section, the studio is over priced.
|By RD (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:50 am:|
Fred, that's interesting to hear about Malaco. A funk bank, Freedom, from Jackson, MS that recorded three LPs for Malaco in the seventies are receiving songwriting royalties (the appropriate group members) from a tune the band recorded that was sampled by a rap group. One guy said the money was the only they ever received from Malaco. However, I don't know if they are receiving mechanicals, performances or both.