Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (MSRS) at their 1995 induction into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, from left, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, and David Hood. MSRS, also known as "The Swampers," was a popular recording-studio "house band" in the the 1960s and 70s. They recorded with such music legends as Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, and Paul Simon.

Courtesy of Jimmy Johnson; photograph by Dick Cooper