A must see documentary for all you music lovers out there
December 17, 2015
You can now access this fabulous documentary on Netflix. "Muscle Shoals" is a must see for any music lover, but particularly for those who grew up in the 60's and 70's. It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. The amazing story of the little Alabama recording studio with the big sound, pumping out some of the best music and the most amazing sounds, from some of the world's most famous artists.
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history.
Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved A Man the Way That I Loved You", "Mustang Sally", "Tell Mama", "Kodachrome", and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there.
At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white musicians together to create music that would last for generations while also giving birth to the unique 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the rhythm section 'The Swampers'.
In this movie legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood and others bear witness to the magnetism and mystery of Muscle Shoals and why it remains a global influence today.
See the trailer here, but watch the full length documentary on Netflix, it truly is an amazinging story of a determined music producer and a talented group of local musicans that have become known all over the world for their unique sounds and grooves....very cool. A must see!!
This amazing documentary has also inspired the creation of a series, created than none other than Johnny Depp and his production company Infinitum Nihil. Teaming with Richhard Branson's Virgin Produced and City Entertainment respectively, it will feature original documentary producer Greg Camalier...see more at the link below: