4 Men With Beards
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Down in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler had fallen out with Rick Hall at FAME studio after an Aretha Franklin session ended with Aretha storming back to New York. Wexler later set up the Muscle Shoals session guys in their own studio, Muscle Shoals Sound. Furious at the betrayal, Hall went to see Atlantic's arch-rival, Chess Records, and persuaded Leonard Chess to bring his top soul acts to FAME. As a result, between August and December 1967, Chess's Etta James, recorded her greatest album, Tell Mama, at FAME.