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October 5, 2013 | G&M | Brad Wheeler.

Nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama, the small town of Muscle Shoals was sweet home to a pair of legendary recording studios FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios — and the Swampers, the backing band for some of the greatest music ever recorded. Now Muscle Shoals, a feature-length documentary directed by Greg (Freddy) Camalier showing at TIFF Bell Lightbox starting this weekend, is set to tell the story of FAME Studios's boss Rick Hall and the region‘s deep-soul sound that produced hits for Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and other musical icons of the 1960s and The film premiered at the Hot Docs documentary festival in Toronto earlier this year. Brad Wheeler highlights some of the magic moments in Muscle Shoals music
music  music_industry  music_labels  the_South  films  movies  '60s  '70s  Alabama  soul  Wilson_Pickett 
october 2013 by jerryking
'Muscle Shoals': Land of 1,000 Hit Records - WSJ.com
September 19, 2013 | WSJ | By MARC MYERS

'Muscle Shoals': Land of 1,000 Hit Records
A New Documentary About the Alabama Music Mecca
music  music_industry  soul  R&B  the_South  movies  films  Jerry_Wexler  '60s  '70s  Alabama  Wilson_Pickett 
september 2013 by jerryking

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