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Friday, 4 October 2013

New documentary 'Muscle Shoals' looks at musically rich area of Alabama

New from Magnolia Pictures, Muscle Shoals is directed by Greg 'Freddy' Camalier and features Aretha Franklin, Bono, Greg Allman, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and more!

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, Hall 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, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.

I am, personally a huge fan of this kind of music and so can't wait to watch the documentary, also I have a whole new place to add to my list of 'places to visit' in The States.
Watch the trailer:

Here's a clip from the film:

and you can watch The Swampers, Candi Staton, Jason Isbell & John Paul White perform “I Ain't Easy To Love” on David Letterman:

MUSCLE SHOALS is now available on iTunes/OnDemand and in select theaters.

For a list of play dates and theaters, please go HERE
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