Cypress Moon Studio
Muscle Shoals Sound; Sheffield; Tennessee River; Colbert County; Alabama; James Brown; Joan Baez; Jimmy Buffet; Bob Dylan; The Oak Ridge Boys; Julian Lennon; Melissa Etheridge; Little Milton
Cypress Moon Studio is located at 1000 Alabama Avenue in Sheffield. The studio overlooks the Tennessee River. There is parking with picnic tables right across from the studio by the river. The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio moved from its original location at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield to this building in 1978. The building belonged formerly to the Naval Reserve before the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio converted it into a multi-studio complex. Many of the most important recording artists of the era created their gold and platinum records here, including James Brown, Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Dylan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Julian Lennon, Melissa Etheridge and Little Milton. The building now houses a film production company, but the historic recording studio is still in use.
Jacob Grandstaff, University of North Alabama
"Cypress Moon Studio," Natchez Trace Parkway, http://www.scenictrace.com/cypress-moon-studio/.
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey
December 2, 2015