I recently saw the great documentary, "Muscle Shoals," about the two legendary music studios in the small Alabama town that recorded so much fantastic music in the 1960s and '70s. One of the key stories is about when Jerry Wexler brought Aretha Franklin down to Fame Studios in 1967. She had recently signed with Atlantic after being a bust on Columbia. Wexler and the house band at Fame — mostly white guys — found the groove that resulted in Aretha's first great album, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." But during the recording, Aretha's husband-manager, Ted White, had an argument with the owner of Fame, Rick Hall. White and Aretha left before the album was done. Wexler responded by flying the Fame band to New York to finish the album. He kept them busy. They recorded three albums worth of material in various sessions over the course of a year, and all three were released within one year's time. That's unheard of in the business, but Wexler and the Atlantic execs, including Ahmet Ertegun, knew they had a great thing. The least heralded of those albums was the second one, incongruously titled "Aretha Arrives." But it did include this rarity: Aretha covering Willie Nelson's "Night Life." Nelson was still unknown at the time, and Wexler reportedly didn't meet (and sign) him until 1972, but the song probably got on Wexler's radar due to Ray Price's hit version in 1963.