Watch: 'Muscle Shoals' Doc Trailer with Mick Jagger, Bono & Others
by Ethan Anderton
August 16, 2013
"Each time a person went to Muscle Shoals, they came outta there with a hit." Though this writer was particularly enamored with Dave Grohl's stellar documentary Sound City at the Sundance Film Festival, another music documentary missed my gaze. Muscle Shoals is a small town alongside the Tennessee River in Alabama and the home of Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios, responsible for what became known as the "Muscle Shoals sound." It's also the name of this documentary which features musicians like Mick Jagger, Bono, Aretha Franklin and more discussing the magic of the studio that delivered hits. Watch!
Here's the trailer for Greg "Freddy" Camalier's documentary Muscle Shoals, originally from Apple:
Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River," the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios and created the "Muscle Shoals sound" and the Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start the successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others discuss the studio's magnetism, mystery and influence today. Greg "Freddy" Camalier directs Muscle Shoals, hitting limited theaters September 27th.