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Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by Bob Womack, May 15, 2019.

  1. Bob Womack

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    Capricorn Studios, Macon, GA, the complex where many of the Capricorn acts recorded, has been purchased out of foreclosure, stabilized, and is now being brought back to life by Mercer University. They will preserve the historic studio and control room, will add another, larger wings, and will add rehearsal halls and a museum to the facility.


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    After seeing it lie derelict for so many years it is nice to see someone not only preserve but restore and reopen this historical complex. Opening date is set for December of 2019.


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  2. brookdalebill

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    Great news!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Duane Allman was the first name that came to mind
     
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    That's fantastic.
    I read that they're also expanding it to accommodate orchestral recording.
     
  6. Bob Womack

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    Yep, that's the larger wing. They purchased the whole set of four buildings.

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    Now we just need some more Southern Rock Bands.
     
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    Ha! I agree, but it's too late for me ... my first working band took our demo down there in '72 and played it for Phil Walden. It ended up with a don't-call-us-we'll-call-you. :rolleyes: Oh well. Never hurts to try.
     
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  9. Bob Womack

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    One of my bands was playing at a club Phil visited at the end of the '70s. He offered us a deal on the spot but the band voted against it, four-to-one. I was the one. Best vote I ever lost. By then Capricorn was gypping their artists out of their pay. They went bankrupt soon after.

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    Hopefully the museum will be worth a look!
     
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    Give it a rerun Woody, you have more to offer than so many of the new crop
     
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