Muscle Shoals

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Greg Allman, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Alicia Keys, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.

Year: 2013
Genre: Documentaries, Music Capsule, General Docos, Historical
Country: USA
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Starring: Bono, Jimmy Cliff, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Alicia Keys, Gregg Allman, Steve Winwood, Clarence Carter, Percy Sledge
Duration: 111 Minutes
Rating: PG - Coarse language
Location in store: Music Capsule



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