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Muscle Shoals: Music Recording Studio Documentary Film

 
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So why post this Documentary film? 1) It's just one helluva amazing story, with great music. 2) If our goal is to spread the word about Permaculture... I think we can learn alot from the history of Muscle Shoals.

Synopsis: 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 changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. 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 while giving birth to the 'Muscle Shoals Sound' and 'The Swampers'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today.

Muscle Shoals - by Greg "Freddy" Camalier (2013) - Official Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auGUm2r0cLs

Muscle Shoals - Mini Doc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8H199fqoZI

Muscle Shoals - Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uQI63-HKhI

Muscle Shoals - Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bckysbyb7KU

Muscle Shoals - Clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3YxJ-y1w5k


 
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Saw this on Netflix and it was amazing. It's a reco from me, for sure.

"Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers."
 
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Hi Dan! Thanks. I've watched it several times.... can't get enough. This film reminds me of another great documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" featuring The Funk Brothers, but that should be reserved for a future thread.

Dan, do you have a favorite artist inspired by the "Muscle Shoals" sound?


THE STAPEL SINGERS - I'LL TAKE YOU THERE (1972) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3vgBzgYn4
 
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Wow, a favorite ...

Almost anything by Aretha from those recording sessions is hard to beat. Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally" is a favorite, too. Then there is the Rolling Stones from those sessions and even some Beatles. It is still amazing how many hits originated out of those two studios.
 
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