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Muscle Shoals (2013)

Muscle Shoals

Overview


Genre

Documentary, Music

Release Date

September 27, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

102 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

Producer

Greg 'Freddy' Camalier, Stephen Badger

Starring

Story


Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved A Man the Way That I Loved You", "Mustang Sally", "Tell Mama", "Kodachrome", and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there.

At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white musicians together to create music that would last for generations while also giving to birth to the unique 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the rhythm section 'The Swampers'.

In this movie legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood and others bear witness to the magnetism and mystery of Muscle Shoals and why it remains a global influence today.

Pictures (10 photos)


Rick Hall and Clarence Carter in Magnolia Pictures' Muscle Shoals (2013)
A scene from Magnolia Pictures' Muscle Shoals (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a must-see documentary for any rock n' roll history connoisseur..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]
“..if ever a music doc needed insight from the fans who went along for the ride and forgot their troubles, it's this one..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
“..stands as a winning tribute to the coastal Alabama studio, musicians, and engineers..”
by Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]