Muscle Shoals - Trailer
Director Greg 'Freddy' CamalierYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Muscle Shoals was just a town in Alabama with an extraordinary habit of producing some of the finest music in the world. It started out with Rick Hall and his FAME Studios, producing hits from the likes of Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James. And not only that, even at the heart of racial distinction in America, he found the ability to join both black and white in unity over the love of soul music. Even after Hall's session group split up, some of them went to name themselves The Swampers, later becoming known as the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section when they opened the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. From here came legendary tunes from The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. So just what was it that made Muscle Shoals the must-be place for artist in the seventies?
This wonderful music documentary has been directed by Greg 'Freddy' Camalier (who worked in production on 'Skills Like This' and 'The Ten') in his directorial debut. It features interviews from Mick Jagger, Bono, Etta James, Keith Richards and Percy Sledge to name but a mere few and is set to be released in the UK on October 25th 2013.
Starring: Aretha Franklin, Bono, Greg Allman, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Jimmy Cliff, Donna Godchaux, Rick Hall, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jaimoe, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Winwood, John Paul White