Bruce Borgerson of prosoundweb.com writes about sound engineer and guitarist Jimmy Jonson in the following post who has worked with various artists over the years including the likes of Keith Richards and even laid tracks for Aretha Franklin. His work with the Rolling Stones was quite rare though, and the guys at Muscle Shoals studio had their work cut out for them. He explains how we was able to produce the famous “Brown Sugar” with minimal equalizing ability – long before new recording techniques and compressors were available to producers like him.
A worthy 5 minute read:
Recording The Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar” Sessions