Episode 12: Tommy Roe; songwriter, musician
In Episode Twelve of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall sits down with pop legend Tommy Roe. Listen in as they discuss Roe’s unique journey in popular music, crafting unforgettable pop anthems, navigating the turbulent seas of Beatlemania, and his memorable times recording at FAME. Stay tuned as the man behind “Dizzy” recounts his twists (turns) and shouts on the rollercoaster ride that is the music industry. Let’s get it on!
Watch Episode Twelve
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Twelve
Episode 11: Owen Hale
In Episode Eleven of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, host Rodney Hall sits down with renowned drummer Owen Hale. This new installment promises to keep listeners enthralled as Hale shares his unique perspective on the music industry. Get ready to be captivated by tales of what it takes to create an exceptional recording, experiences from touring with rock & roll legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd, and unforgettable anecdotes from Hale’s time at FAME. Tune in to this can’t miss episode and let the rhythm take you away. Let’s get it on!
Watch Episode Eleven
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Eleven
Episode 10: Charlie Chalmers
Son of a Preacher Man, Respect, Mustang Sally. What do they all have in common? Charlie Chalmers. On Episode Ten of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall welcomes sax legend, songwriter, and producer Charlie Chalmers. Listen in as Hall and Chalmers discuss what makes a great recording, touring with rock & roll legends, and stories from his days at FAME. Let’s get it on!
Watch Episode Ten
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Ten
Episode 9: Bob Wray
On Episode Nine of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall welcomes the legendary bassist Bob Wray. Listen in as Hall and Wray discuss his decades-long career which has included session work with Johnny Cash, Clarence Carter, The Osmonds, Roy Orbison, Bobby Womack, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Etta James, Alabama, Chuck Berry, Tony Joe White, Earl Thomas Conley, Jose Feliciano, BB King, Al Green, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, The Temptations, Wilson Pickett, Carl Perkins, Ray Charles, and many, many more.
Watch Episode Nine
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Nine
Episode 8: Walt Aldridge
On Episode Eight of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall welcomes the great musician, singer, songwriter, engineer and record producer Walt Aldridge. Listen in as Hall and Aldridge discuss what it takes to write a #1 hit (Aldridge’s #1’s include “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me” by Ronnie Milsap (1981), ‘Till You’re Gone by Barbara Mandrell (1982), “Holding Her and Loving You” by Earl Thomas Conley (1982), “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” by Travis Tritt (2000), and “I Loved Her First” (2006) by Heartland), and stories from his days working at FAME as a producer, songwriter and back-up musician, and what make Muscle Shoals such an incubator for hit records.
Watch Episode Eight
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Eight
Episode 7: Clayton Ivey
On Episode Seven of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall welcomes legendary producer and musician Clayton Ivey. Listen in as Hall and Ivey discuss Ivey’s over 50 years of hit records as a keyboard player at FAME and his own Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals to recording with some of the biggest acts in the world from Rod Stewart to Little Richard and producing acts like The Commodores, The Supremes, and The Temptations.
Watch Episode Seven
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Seven
Episode 6: Norbert Putnam
On Episode SIX of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall is thrilled to welcome Muscle Shoals music legend, Norbert Putnam, for a memorable trip down music memory lane. From his days recording in FAME’s first dozen hits to recording with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Jimmy Buffet, to being inducted into the Musicians and Alabama Music Hall of Fames, you’ll want to listen to every second of this enlightening and fascinating conversation.
Watch Episode Six
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Six
Episode 5: Candi Staton
On Episode FIVE of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall is honored to welcome the legendary First Lady of Southern Soul, Candi Staton, for a wildly entertaining talk about her life and hit-making career. From touring the Chitlin’ Circuit as a child to topping the charts and being inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.
Watch Episode Five
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Five
Episode 4: Harvey Mason Jr.
On Episode Four of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall is honored to welcome Harvey Mason Jr., Recording Academy Chair and Interim President, CEO of Harvey Mason Media and Executive Music Producer, for a deeply engaging conversation that delves into their shared experiences growing up in the music industry, their favorite projects, and the making of the Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson — coming to theaters in 2021.
Watch Episode Four
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Four
Episode 3: David Shaw
On Episode Three of Through These Doors: A FAME Studio Podcast, Rodney Hall welcomes David Shaw, lead singer of the hit rock group The Revivalists. Listen in as Hall and Shaw discuss Shaw’s new solo singles “Shaken” and “Promised Land,” recording the “Made in Muscle Shoals’ EP” at FAME with the Revivalists, and how they’ve been traversing the rocky waters of producing music during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get ready for a fun, illuminating, and deeply personal conversation captured during an unparalleled time for the music industry.
Watch Episode Three
Listen to the audio-only version of Episode Three