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Etymology[ edit ] There are several explanations on how the city got its name. One is that the city gets its name from a former natural feature of the Tennessee Rivernamely Muscle Shoals, a shallow zone where mussels were gathered. Muscle Shoals was a part of the Cherokee hunting grounds dating to at least the early eighteenth century, if not earlier.
After the American RevolutionCherokee attitudes toward the new U. An anti-American faction, dubbed the Chickamaugaseparated from more conciliatory Cherokees, and moved into present-day south-central and southeastern Tennesseemost of them settling along the Chickamauga River. They claimed Muscle Shoals as part of their domain, and when Anglo-Americans attempted to settle the region in the s and s, the Chickamaugas bitterly resisted them.
A major incident occurred inwhen U. President George Washington sent an expedition under Major John Doughty in an attempt to establish a fort and trading post at Muscle Shoals. This expedition was nearly annihilated by a Chickamauga and Creek party sent to destroy it, and the project was abandoned by Doughty and the administration.
The site was particularly desirable, as it controlled access to fine cotton -producing land immediately to its south. Jackson and General John Coffee obtained cession of the land from both the Cherokee and Creek who had continued to dispute possession by treaty, without permission from the federal government.
Secretary of War William H. Crawford refused to recognize the cession, and reconfirmed Cherokee ownership, leading to personal enmity between him and Jackson, and causing a political struggle over the lands which Jackson and his backers eventually won.
Meanwhile, in Henry Ford tried to buy the nitrate works and the unfinished dam. Congress rejected Ford's offer as too low.
The project languished until the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration created the Tennessee Valley Authority in In addition to being home to country music band Shenandoaha number of artists have visited Muscle Shoals to write and record. While most of the city's recording studios are still active, the majority will allow tours with an appointment.
Muscle Shoals encouraged the cross-pollination of musical styles.
Simon was surprised to learn that he would have to travel to Muscle Shoals to work with the artists. Expecting black musicians the original Rhythm Section consisted only of white musiciansand assuming that he had been introduced to the office staff, Simon politely asked to "meet the band".
Dylan had not previously had an overtly religious attitude, and some were worried that his efforts would be taken as satirical. Recording in the Bible Beltit was thought, might avert a disaster. The top two finishing finalists on the season of country-music singing competition Nashville Starsiblings Zac Hacker second place and Angela Hacker winnerare from Muscle Shoals.
The original Muscle Shoals Sound Studios were located at Jackson Highway in Sheffield but that site was closed in when the studio relocated to Alabama Avenue in Sheffield. The studio in the Alabama Avenue building closed in and as of [update] houses a movie production company which hosts tours and concerts at the venue.
It was recorded just outside a motel, and stars a security guard named Derrick T.
Tuggle, who is dancing and lip-syncing the song. He says he knew the band personally, and had a BBQ restaurant across the street from their recording studio.
Highsmith Sister city Florence, Alabamais frequently referred to as "the birthplace of the Blues". Handy was born in Florence and is generally regarded as the "Father of the Blues". Every year sincethe W. The roster of jazz musicians known as the "Festival All-Stars", or as the W.
Whatever Hall conjured there—whatever he dreamt, and made real—is essential to any recounting of American ingenuity. It is a testament to a certain kind of hope. Inthe documentary Muscle Shoals raised public interest in a major restoration of the original studio.
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