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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Episode 2: Keith Stegall
On Episode Two of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast, Rodney Hall sits down with our special guest — ACM, CMA, and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer — and founder of DREAMLINED ENTERTAINMENT, Keith Stegall. Hall and Stegall share personal insights into the recording process, and we invite you through these doors to listen in as they discuss how Stegall navigated his career as a writer and a multi-million record selling producer. This episode digs deep into some of the songs and albums that have defined his career.
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Episode 1: Glenn Rosenstein
Join Rodney Hall as he welcomes famed producer/engineer Glenn Rosenstein for the very first episode of Through These Doors: A FAME Studios Podcast. Full of behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes that give an inside look into the joys, trials, and tribulations of the recording process, Hall and Rosenstein discuss everything from Rosenstein’s celebrated career — which has spanned over four decades and included working with such music luminaries as Madonna, U2, and Talking Heads — to Hall and Rosenstein’s collaboration on the renovation and reimagining of FAME’s historic Studio B.
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