Muscle Shoals DVD

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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. [show more]

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Released
10 February 2014
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Dogwoof 
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Runtime
108 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5050968009954 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  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.

Documentary about the recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Director Greg Camalier travels to the landmark and explains how material recorded here has been an integral part of pop music from the 1950s until now. Founded by Rick Hall, FAME Studios was known as a place where black and white musicians would come together despite the racial tension which was prevalent in nearby areas. The backing band for many of these recordings were local white musicians, known later as The Swampers, who then went on to set up their own recording studio - Muscle Shoals Sound - in competition with FAME. Artists who have recorded at Muscle Shoals and found success while contributing to both studios' growth include Clarence Carter, Aretha Franklin ('Respect'), Percy Sledge ('When a Man Loves a Woman'), Etta James, Candy Stanton, Lynyrd Skynyrd ('Sweet Home Alabama'), Jimmy Cliff, The Rolling Stones ('Wild Horses') and even The Osmonds.