Oral History Information
Mickey Buckins played a significant role in the success of the FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The studio’s founder, Rick Hall, hired Mickey in 1967 to assist with managing the recording process. With his background in performing, songwriting and arranging, Mickey applied himself and learned all he could, rising to the role of the chief recording engineer. He recorded such artists as Clarence Carter, Lou Rawls, the Osmonds, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Mickey is also an award-winning songwriter who penned such hits as “The Feeling Is Right,” “Double Lovin,’” “Tell Me a Lie” and “Ooh Wee She’s Killing Me.” His tune “Reflections of Charlie Brown” has been recorded by several artists over the years including Clarence Carter and The Fleur De Lys.