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Producer and musician Johnny Sandlin at his studio in Decatur on Feb. 17, 2016. [FILE/CRYSTAL VANDERWEIT]

TUSCUMBIA — Celebrated music producer/engineer Johnny Sandlin will be recognized Saturday for his achievements with a bronze star on the floor of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Bassist David Hood and engineer David Pinkston will reflect on their time working with Sandlin, who died Sept. 19, 2017. Sandlin was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in February 2016.

The event takes place at the hall of fame at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. It is open to the public.

A Decatur native, Sandlin became an engineer/producer at Capricorn Records in Macon, Georgia, and operated Duck Tape Studio in Decatur.

Some of the artists he worked with include Gregg Allman, Microwave Dave and the Nukes, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Delbert McClinton, Wet Willie, The Outlaws, Widespread Panic, Bonnie Bramlett, Dickie Betts, Elvin Bishop, and Cowboy, which included Tommy Talton and the late Shoals singer/guitarist Scott Boyer. 

He produced The Allman Brothers Band's "Brothers And Sisters," "Win, Lose Or Draw," and contributed mixing and mastering to "Eat A Peach" and the legendary live album, "The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East."

For more information, call the hall of fame at 256-381-4417.

russ.corey@timesdaily.com

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