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Muscle Shoals

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound"--Container.
Title: Muscle Shoals
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures ; an Ear Goggles production ; directed by Greg "Freddy" Camalier ; produced by Stephen Badger, Greg "Freddy" Camalier
Notes: Originally released as a documentary film in 2013
Special features: commentary soundtracks with the director, Rick Hall, or with Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, and Spooner Oldham; additional scenes and interviews; trailer
Summary: "Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound"--Container.
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.42164 MUSCLE
Credits: Director of photography, Anthony Arendt ; editor, Richard Lowe ; associate producer, Linda Livingston ; co-producers, Raji Mandelkorn, Matthew Davis Walker ; original music, Spooner Oldham, Ray Smith.
Performers: Featuring interviews by Stephen Badger with Aretha Franklin, Bono, Alicia Keys, Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Candi Station, John Paul White, Ed King, Donna Jean Godchaux, Jaimoe, Percy Sledge, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham.
System Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen 1.78:1; 5.1 Dolby digital
Other Language: In English, with optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Sound recording industry Alabama Muscle Shoals History Popular music Alabama Muscle Shoals History and criticism Hall, Rick, 1932- FAME Recording Studios
Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Sound recording industry
Popular music
Publisher No: 10634 Magnolia Home Entertainment
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What makes the music made in Muscle Shoals, Alabama sound so good? Includes interviews with Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, and many more.


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Jul 07, 2014
  • LaughingOne rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting documentary about a lesser known (to me at least) recording studio and the man who created it. Some great performers had their first recordings made there. According to some, Muscle Shoals itself added some funk to their music. I mostly enjoyed the film but found it going on a bit too long.

Jun 08, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"Well Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers."
A good example of a great subject somewhat mishandled by the filmmakers. The neglected musician documentary has become a thriving subgenre in recent years. We've had an obscure folk singer ("Searching for Sugar Man"), and all-black proto-punk band ("A Band Called Death"), former Band drummer Levon Helm ("Ain't In It For My Health") and the studio players who did many of Motown's hits ("Standing in the Shadows of Motown"). This film spotlights the producer Rick Hall and his crack studio players who put the tiny Fame Studio on the map in the 60s and 70s, playing on records by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Traffic and many others. Lynyrd Skynyrd gave them a shout out in "Sweet Home Alabama," the Stones recorded "Wild Horses" there and Aretha's first great recordings were made there. The interviews are good, including big stars like Mick and Keith, Pickett, Aretha and Steve Windwood, although Bono, who has no connection to Muscle Shoals, shows up and won't shut up, like usual. The music, of course, is great, but the director tries for too many cheesy effects, like recreations, slo-mo and lots of pensive shots of people standing. Still worth a look if you're a fan of any of these artists.

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