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Jimmy Johnson in 2014

FLORENCE — Jimmy Johnson, one of the four founders of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and guitarist with the legendary Swampers rhythm section, has died.

Johnson died shortly after 1 p.m. at Northwest Alabama Medical Center. He was 76-years-old.

His son, Jay Johnson, posted on his Facebook page, "He's gone. Playing with the angels now."

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