Travis Wammack


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Songwriter, Studio Musician
Company Name
FAME Recording Studios

Travis Wammack is a recording artist, studio musician, and songwriter who worked closely with Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Travis charted his first hit when he was just 17 years old, an instrumental he recorded in Memphis entitled “Scratchy.” The song was engineered by Roland Janes and gave Travis an insight into the studio process. Moving to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and working with Rick Hall at FAME Studios, Travis played on other hits as well as on demos, some being his own songs. This led to his own recording career, which included (Shu-Doo-Pa-Poop), "Love Being Your Fool” and “Easy Evil.” He also wrote for several other artists including the groovy “Greenwood, Mississippi,” which was recorded by Little Richard in 1970. Travis went on to tour and record with Little Richard for over a decade. Always interested in electronics, Travis built several of his own effects pedals, most of which he used as a studio musician to generate new and interesting sounds.