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Muscle Shoals
Magnolia Pictures




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Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier tells the story of Muscle Shoals, AL, home of FAME Studios and its legendary owner Rick Hall -- who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history. Rising up through poverty, Hall sensed that he was onto something big when he opened FAME Studios. He couldn't have been more right, either, because not only is Muscle Shoals one of those sacred locations where music seems to simply blow in the breeze, but the best artists of the era would soon be pounding a path to his door in hopes of recording there. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Paul Simon recorded some of their very best work at FAME Studios, and now music lovers don't have to book a flight to Muscle Shoals in order to experience this magical, once-in-a-lifetime story for themselves.

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Overview

Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier tells the story of Muscle Shoals, AL, home of FAME Studios and its legendary owner Rick Hall -- who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history. Rising up through poverty, Hall sensed that he was onto something big when he opened FAME Studios. He couldn't have been more right, either, because not only is Muscle Shoals one of those sacred locations where music seems to simply blow in the breeze, but the best artists of the era would soon be pounding a path to his door in hopes of recording there. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Paul Simon recorded some of their very best work at FAME Studios, and now music lovers don't have to book a flight to Muscle Shoals in order to experience this magical, once-in-a-lifetime story for themselves.

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Greg 'Freddy' Camalier - Director

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 98
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 876964006347
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (thematic elements, language, smoking and brief partial nudity)
  • Release Date: February 2014

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Reviews:
"If you want to bob your head along to a jukebox sampler of glorious American songs, then MUSCLE SHOALS is the documentary for you." - 09/27/2013 New York Times


"What emerges is a vision of popular music as the product of a complex combination of landscapes and cultures; much time is devoted to the natural echo of work songs and the innate musicality of bodies of water." - 09/26/2013 A.V. Club


3 stars out of 4 -- "He exhaustively researched his film and crammed it with vivid, intimate archival footage..." RogerEbert.com


"The output of country-infused soul music from Muscle Shoals is mind-boggling, which is why the doc rightly clocks in at 111 minutes." - 10/03/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"Archive footage is spliced with talking head interviews to fashion a fascinating snapshot of an era-defining sound." - 10/25/2013 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]wo hours of classic soul and Southern stomp that will thrill musos and introduce the wider world to the Muscle Shoals Sound..." - 10/18/2013 Empire

 

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