In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time…
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Wonderful music documentary examining the 'Muscle Shoals' sound created by Rich Hall and an incredible group of musicians throughout the sixties and seventies. The discography created in a small studio in Alabama is staggering. The only drawback to this fine document is one wants to see more of the interviews captured. A must see for any funk/rock/soul fan. "...Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers..."
A really fun, quirky story about the little town of Muscle Shoals, Ala., home of not one but two famed music studios: Rick Hall's FAME and the Swampers' Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. All around it's a tale made for Hollywood, but I'm glad it's a docu instead. Incredible anecdotes about incredible music and artists - Wilson Picket, Aretha, Duane Allman, Lynard Skynard to name a few. Beautifully filmed too.
Fantastic B-Roll, great sound bytes, the best music. Fantastic script that goes beyond a simple teleological layout; instead the story becomes personal and emotional with each of the fantastic interviews, and especially with the Fame Records founder, Rick Hall's, life story.