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When a man loves a song: Sound engineer reflects on Percy Sledge

...holds up today."Johnson's business partner, 71-year-old bass player David Hood, another of the legendary studio musicians from Muscle Shoals, said he owed his career to Sledge and described him as the "nicest person you'd ever want to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-18/when-man-loves-song-sound-engineer-
Power rock trio SIMO to bring vintage guitar energy to Sky City

...caught the eye of Don Kelley. Simo played over 1,200 shows with Kelley and within eight months became an in-demand studio musician playing master tracks for songs on the radio.Around 2009, prominent Augusta guitarist Michael Vincent Baideme happened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-02-17/power-rock-trio-simo-
Rock legend Lou Reed dead at 71

...One of his Pickwick songs, the dance parody The Ostrich, was considered commercial enough to record. Fellow studio musicians included a Welsh-born viola player, John Cale, with whom Reed soon performed in such makeshift groups as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-10-27/rock-legend-lou-reed-dead-71
Across the area

...generation of artists," RIAA President Cary Sherman said in the news release. "Record store owners, songwriters, studio musicians and countless music industry professionals bear the burden of music theft. Record companies are constantly working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/26/met_82906.shtml
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Frank Black takes detour from Pixies

...tuneful songs like "Here Comes Your Man," Black traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to work with some legendary studio musicians. It's a well-worn path, trod most notably by Bob Dylan. Black even thought about naming the disc "Black on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/15/mus_445583.shtml
Music
'70s sound updated

...take my advice"? New Radicals, which is basically singer/songwriter/guitarist Gregg Alexander and a cast of studio musicians, aren't much better in the lyric department, just a little more obtuse. They have jumped onto the airwaves with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/15/ent_250255.shtml
Things to Do
Music is pianist's key to life

...envision for himself while studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At the time, he imagined he would be a studio musician or a record company executive. From his dorm room he began writing commercial jingles. His side business wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/20/liv_201509.shtml
Life & style
Faith Briefs

...Assembly of God, 328 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga., at 6 p.m. Sunday.Mote, who has been blind since birth, is a studio musician and pianist for the Gaither Homecoming Tour. A nursery will be provided and an offering will be taken. Call (706...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-09-16/faith-briefs
Singer Vincent's 'Life' has a calmer texture

...think small. Her most recent album, Destination Life , released in June, doesn't feature the guest stars and studio musicians that made previous releases the recorded equivalent of a pickin' party. Instead, she decided to see what she could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/13/liv_547847.shtml
Life & style
Making progress

...any song by ear. His favorites are by R&B artists Alicia Keys, John Legend and Faith Evans. He wants to be a studio musician when he gets out, and he dreams of trying out for American Idol. He said what the YDC needs most is more activities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/11/met_449919.shtml
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