MUSCLE SHOALS— Vintage South Marketplace in Muscle Shoals is honored to preside over the sale of hundreds of vinyl record albums from the personal collection of the late Muscle Shoals Sound Studio co-founder and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section founding member, Jimmy Johnson.
The music consists of records Johnson personally engineered, wrote, produced, played on, and more. These albums are from his personal collection of promotional rarities and sealed unopened originals. They include records from major recording artists from the 1960’s to today like The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and hundreds of others.
Johnson passed away in 2019 at the age of 76 and was a successful and talented session guitarist, engineer, and record producer from Muscle Shoals. He gained prominence when originally attached to Rick Hall’s FAME Studios in the 1960’s, before co-founding one of America’s most storied music studios, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 1969 with drummer Roger Hawkins, bassist David Hood, and keyboardist Barry Beckett. These four became affectionately known as “The Swampers,” a name infamously mentioned in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”
His notable discography includes Colbert County native Percy Sledge’s iconic classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Wilson Pickett’s “Land of 1,000 Dances” and “Mustang Sally,” Etta James’ “Tell Mama,” The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar,” “Sticky Fingers,” and “Wild Horses,” Bob Seger’s “Night Moves,” “Main Street,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll,” Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You,” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Street Survivors,” “Skynyrd’s First…and Last,” and “Platinum and Gold,” among hundreds of others.
Johnson and his fellow Swampers were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2008. His Fender Telecaster guitar is on display at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For more information on the sale, contact Vintage South Marketplace at 4113 Sportsplex Drive. 256-386-7445