Monday, July 12, 2010

Michigan's Own - Bob Seger; plus the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

I am heading up to Michigan for a long weekend - the UP, to be precise -twelve hours out of Mackinaw City.  So, the ride up calls for some Seger.  On the left is The Distance, from 1982.  The liner notes tell us Even Now was recorded at Stdio 55 in LA.  Russ Kunkel on drums, Roy Bittan on piano, and Don Felder on guitar.  Some of it was recorded at Muscle Shoals  Sound Studio in Sheffield, AL.  Jimmy Iovine produced the record.  Roll me Away has Waddy Wachtel on guitar and Michael Boddicker on synthsizers.  He played synthesizer on many Michael Jackson records.  Danny Korchmar is on guitar on House Behind a House.  Photo on right is back cover of 1978's Stranger in Town.  My high school prom theme song was We've Got Tonite.  Glen Frey has the guitar solo Till is Shines.  Members of the The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (aka The Swampers), get full listing on the inner jacket.  The Alabama Music Hall of Fame ( state, "hailed as four of the finest studio musicians in the world, the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section – keyboardist Barry Beckett, drummer Roger Hawkins, bassist David Hood and guitarist Jimmy Johnson – have appeared on classic recordings by top-name artists in virtually every musical genre."

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