The Marshall Tucker Band in 2006
Capricorn headquarters, Macon, 2009

The success of the Allmans led Capricorn to become the crucible of the blues-, soul- and country-based "Southern rock" subgenre that permeated the epoch; at its peak, the label's roster also featured Allman Brothers Band spinoff group Sea Level, The Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Bonnie Bramlett, White Witch, Hydra, Grinderswitch and the Dixie Dregs.

- Phil Walden

Frank Fenter and Phil Walden signed the Marshall Tucker Band based on those demos.

- The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band in 2006

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Capricorn Records

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Capricorn Sound Studios in 2014.
Exterior of the newly renovated Mercer Music at Capricorn in 2020.
The view of the Capricorn Studio control room from standing inside Studio A. Little has changed in both the studio space and control room since 1972.

Capricorn Records was an independent record label founded by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia.

The Marshall Tucker Band

Frank Fenter

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South African music industry executive.

South African music industry executive.

He went on in the 1970s to be a co-founder, co-owner, partner and executive vice president of Capricorn Records, the label identified with Southern Rock, led by The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie and Elvin Bishop.

In 1970, Frank Fenter and Phil Walden, former co-manager of Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax artists, formed Capricorn Records with a distribution deal from Atlantic Records.