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American Sound Studio

American Sound Studio: “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley, “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” by Aretha Franklin, “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Between 1967 and 1971 American Sound Studio produced approximately 120 hit songs.

The renown Memphis production house is the final of the five studios we are featuring in our trip to Memphis, as a part of the quarterly Sense of Place series. Musician and producer Ben Vaughn is uniquely poised to discuss the rise and fall of American – besides his love of the music, he worked with the American house band, The Memphis Boys, on Arthur Alexander’s 1993 disc Lonely Just Like Me. He goes through some of the most important songs to come out of American and shares his experience working with The Memphis Boys.

Session Setlist
Dusty Springfield / Son of a Preacher Man / Dusty in Memphis
B. J. Thomas/ Hooked On A Feeling / Hooked on a Feeling
The Box Tops / Cry Like A Baby / Cry Like A Baby
King Curtis / Memphis Soul Stew / Memphis Soul Stew
Neil Diamond / Sweet Caroline / Sweet Caroline
Elvis Presley / Kentucky Rain / Elvis in Memphis
Arthur Alexander / If It's Really Got to be This Way / Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter

Listen to American Sound Studio Spotify playlist
1. The Box Tops - "The Letter"
2. King Curtis - "Memphis Soul"
3. Elvis Presley - "In the Ghetto"
4. B.J. Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head"
5. Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man"
6. Joe Tex - "I Gotcha"
7. Aretha Franklin - "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
8. Bobby Womack - "What is This"
9. Wilson Pickett - "I'm in Love"
10. Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"

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