Swampland's Tribute To Capricorn Records
When Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records gave Phil Walden and Frank Fenter the go-ahead to start their own Southern record company and studio in 1969, the wheels were set in motion for the beginnings of a whole new genre of rock and roll known as Southern Rock. With the signing of The Allman Brothers Band, the Macon, Georgia record company was off and running, and would soon become the melting pot for the very best Southern Rock musicians of the era.
The men who made it happen - Phil Walden and Frank Fenter.
Frank Fenter, Dickey Betts and Phil Walden at a Capricorn Records Picnic.
Duane Allman auditions for Phil Walden and Frank Fenter
The old studio, downtown Macon, Georgia
Capricorn's Phil Walden (center) with Bonnie Bramlett and Elvin Bishop.
SWAMPLAND ARTICLES RELATED TO CAPRICORN
• Dickey Betts Retires from The Road December 2009
• Allman Brothers Museum Opens December 2009
• Capricorn Videos December 2009
• Video: Ahmet Ertegun Talks About Capricorn November 2009
• Capricorn Building Receives No Bids November 3, 2009
• Capricorn Studios Building To Be Auctioned November 2, 2009
• Dickey Betts Rips it Up in Greenville October 2009
CAPRICORN ARTISTS FEATURE INTERVIEWS
• Tom Dowd