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Muscle Shoals,

town (1990 pop. 9,611), Colbert co., NW Ala., on the Tennessee River opposite Florence; inc. 1923. Chemicals, truck trailers, and nuts, screws, and bolts are manufactured. The river formerly descended in a series of unnavigable rapids called Muscle Shoals (c.35 mi/56 km long with a drop of more than 130 ft/40 m). The river became the site of a canal built by the state in the 1830s, but later it silted up and was abandoned; in 1890 a successful canal was constructed by U.S. army engineers. The area was bought (1933) by the Tennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley Authority
(TVA), independent U.S. government corporate agency, created in 1933 by act of Congress; it is responsible for the integrated development of the Tennessee River basin.
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 (TVA), which planned to develop hydroelectric power and navigation. The building of Wilson Dam (1925) and of Wheeler Dam (1936) resulted in the submersion of the Muscle Shoals rapids by about 10 ft (3 m) of water. The TVA's Environmental Research Center, the Public Power Institute, and the International Fertilizer Development Center are in Muscle Shoals.
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Motivated by classic recording techniques and vintage gear that Muscle Shoals provides, they cut the album live - no computers and no digital editing.
In the Muscle Shoals area, the boat ramp at the Rockpile Recreation Area will reopen for the summer season while repairs continue on the bathroom, playground and Waterfall walk facilities, which remain closed.
The project documented the creation and production of two original songs in Muscle Shoals, Alabama that has been instrumental in many of America's best-loved tunes.
Rick Hall's FAME studio at East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals is also open to the public, although it is still very much a working place.
Constellium, a global manufacturing company involved in aluminium products and solutions, has recognised Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), a global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, with the 2016 Constellium Muscle Shoals Supplier Excellence Award.
Arthur was convicted of killing riverboat engineer Troy Wicker, who was shot as he slept at his home in Muscle Shoals in 1982.
From the gospel-rich cotton fields of Alabama to the pre-Motown metropolis of Detroit, and throughout his career at Atlantic Records--he was the first artist on that label to record at Stax in Memphis, Fame in Muscle Shoals, and Sigma in Philadelphia, and rehabilitated an exiled Bobby Womack and introduced Duane Allman along the way.
Cooper served as chief engineer of the Keokuk Dam on the Mississippi River (1913); design and consulting engineer for the Wilson Dam on the Muscle Shoals River (1924); and a consulting engineer on the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, Soviet Union (1932).
In 2014, the group released its first album, "The Flower of Muscle Shoals." The title track was written for Morrison's wife, who is from the musical hotbed.
Guest of honour at the Awards Ceremony, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder p y Awards Ceremony, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder Alabama's mighty Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
Brad Green, president/CEO of the $672 million Listerhill Credit Union in Muscle Shoals, Ala., also serves on the CUNA board.
Author Hughes describes the inner workings of the country-soul triangle--a network of recording studios in Memphis, Nashville, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, that worked with both white and black artists from country and soul backgrounds, and all of the musical hybrids in between--during the 1960s and 70s, a time and place rife with racial tension.