Portrait of UNC Musicology PhD student Chris Reali (cq), left, with UNC Music Cataloging Librarian Jill Shires (cq) Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in her office in Davis Library on the UNC campus. Reali, for his dissertation studied the music coming from the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area in its heyday in the 1960s. Reali discovered that Shires, who has been a music librarian at UNC for 20 years had played flute at age 17 as background music for one of The Tams greatest hits, 'What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?,' which was recorded in the Fame Studio in 1963 in the Muscle Shoals area.
Portrait of UNC Musicology PhD student Chris Reali (cq), left, with UNC Music Cataloging Librarian Jill Shires (cq) Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in her office in Davis Library on the UNC campus. Reali, for his dissertation studied the music coming from the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area in its heyday in the 1960s. Reali discovered that Shires, who has been a music librarian at UNC for 20 years had played flute at age 17 as background music for one of The Tams greatest hits, 'What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?,' which was recorded in the Fame Studio in 1963 in the Muscle Shoals area. hlynch@newsobserver.com
Portrait of UNC Musicology PhD student Chris Reali (cq), left, with UNC Music Cataloging Librarian Jill Shires (cq) Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in her office in Davis Library on the UNC campus. Reali, for his dissertation studied the music coming from the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area in its heyday in the 1960s. Reali discovered that Shires, who has been a music librarian at UNC for 20 years had played flute at age 17 as background music for one of The Tams greatest hits, 'What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?,' which was recorded in the Fame Studio in 1963 in the Muscle Shoals area. hlynch@newsobserver.com

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