The neck of my Guitar
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, 1979 Rolling Stone

This famous recording place was closed meanwhile one or two years ago.--

´The rhythm section played on and/or produced nearly 40 albums in 1978. This year, they will probably exceed that...-

David Hood: ´For a short time, you have to become another person. When we`re playing with Paul Simon f.e., we`re Paul Simon`s band.´...-

Paul Simon booked studio time there in 1973 for ´There goes rhymin`Simon´; he expected to record one or two tracks, and ended up recording six songs in three days.

The Simon sessions marked a turning point for the Rhythm Section. ´We were a little nervous, we`d never played in that style.´ Before Simon arrived at the studio, they listened to all his old albums and became familiar with his sound.

´And it worked, he even asked us to sing with him.´

Their success with Simon earned them a reputation in Rock, and soon such artists like Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones were knocking on their studios door. Currently, both 24-track studios are booked up four months in advance.

(Barry Beckett (Sax), David Hood (bass), Jimmy Johnson (rhythm guitar), Roger Hawkins (drums)

See also these last articles

Brickell and Simon perform together Dalllas Morning News - 08/27/06 - 0000-00-00 posted by unknown

Simon, The Filmmaker, December 1979 Los Angeles Times - 0000-00-00 posted by unknown

Random Notes December 13, 1979 Rolling Stone - 0000-00-00 posted by unknown