Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios

Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (HM26VN)

Location: Memphis, TN 38106 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 6.665', W 90° 2.615'

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Constructed as the Shamrock Theater in 1915, this
building was converted into Royal Recording Studios
in 1957. Home of Hi Records and the Hi Rhythm
Section, Royal grew from a minor rockabilly studio
Into one of the most successful producers of soul
music worldwide. Willie Mitchell (1928-2010) created
the signature soul sound of Hi Records at Royal, a
sound also exemplified by singers Ann Peebles, O.V.
Wright, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, and Al Green.
Green's Let's Stay Together, recorded here, topped
the charts of Billboard magazine in February 1972
Mitchell, who purchased Royal from Cream Records
in 1984, collaborated with a wide spectrum of
artists, Including Phineas Newborn, Jr., the Bill
Black Combo, Ace Cannon, and Keith Richards.
HM NumberHM26VN
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Tennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769453 N 3889362
Decimal Degrees35.11108333, -90.04358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.665', W 90° 2.615'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 39.9" N, 90° 2' 36.9" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1320 Willie Mitchell Blvd, Memphis TN 38106, US
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