Music Producer Mark Trombino Opts for ‘Completely New’ Career, Opens Doughnut Shop
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A driven man, Hall over the years broke with many of his business and musical partners, yet never seems to have doubted he was right a about everything. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff recorded his album Another Cycle at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Magnolia Pictures Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff recorded his album Another Cycle at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Magnolia Pictures He started producing records with local musicians, including singers Percy Sledge and Arthur Alexander. His first crew of studio musicians left after a few years to become Nashville’s top session players. Hall replaced them with another gang eventually known as the Swampers. The first two groups had something startling in common: They were all white. But Hall had won the respect of Atlantic executive Jerry Wexler, and that label started sending the likes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin to Muscle Shoals. After Franklin stiffed at Columbia with a series of prissy pop records, Hall and his players crafted the sound a Aretha calls it “greasy” a that made her a star. Soon enough, though, Hall and Wexler were feuding, and the Swampers were summoned to New York to record such sides as “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” (Wexler appears in the movie, but he doesn’t talk about the quarrel.) If Hall was sure he knew how to make hits, the Swampers were humbler. They played “head sessions” without written charts, and so didn’t consider themselves pros. To this day less cocky than his old boss, Swamper Roger Hawkins recalls that Wexler told him he was a great drummer, “so I became one.” In 1969, Hawkins and three of his Swamper cohorts also abandoned Hall, starting their own studio. Paul Simon came there, looking for the black players who’d propelled the Staples Singers’ “I’ll Take You There.” (Actually, that was another Swampers session.) Jimmy Cliff, Traffic and the Rolling Stones also visited, and all reminisce here. “Brown Sugar” was cut in Alabama, and Keith Richards says the Stones would have returned for Exile on Main Street, “but I wasn’t allowed in the country at the time.” Meanwhile Hall assembled a new, interracial band to record songs that were commercially potent and yet a as the movie declines to mention a blander than what came before.
They are currently testing recipes for the coveted cronut, a combination doughnut and croissant that has recently been a sensation in New York City. Donut Friend will also serve Klatch coffee, a company local to Southern California. The preset doughnut menu items trace back to Trombinos music career and are all puns on various punk and emo band names, many of which hes worked with. Some highlights include The Starting Lime, Jimmy Eat Swirl and Rites of Sprinkles, which is Trombinos personal favorite. It was this silly concept, Trombino says. A friend and I were talking about it, and he came up with Jimmy Eat Swirl as a name for one of the doughnuts and it was just so funny. We started riffing and coming up with all these stupid names, and it stuck. I was nervous about it at first but I think it actually turned out to be a really cool thing. PHOTOS: Nancy Silverton’s New Food Adventure [Jimmy Eat World] knows about it and theyve actually submitted an idea for their doughnut because I dont actually have it on the menu yet, he adds. Im implementing it now. Rocket From the Crypt knows I have a doughnut named after them [called Chocolate From the Crypt], and I think even someone told Ian MacKaye about the Fudgegazi doughnut. I dont know what his reaction was. He was probably not stoked. But Ill give Ian MacKaye a free doughnut if he comes in here. Donut Friend isnt just a side project to Trombinos musical career, however. The shop actually marks a complete career reversal.