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New Muscle Shoals movie looks amazing!

Imagine some of the world's biggest music acts coming to Stoughton, Wisconsin to crank out hits. 

Sounds pretty unlikely doesn't it? Well for some reason, recording studios in a town right around the same size as Stoughton drew every one from Aretha Franklin to the Paul Simon, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, and the Staples Singers. And did I mention the Rolling Stones?

I'm talking about Muscle Shoals Alabama, where a mixture of country, gospel and R & B became known as the Muscle Shoals Sound. An incredible number of hit records were pumped out of that little town in the late 1960's and 70's.

A new documentary tells the story of this little town and the music that was born there, and from the trailer it looks like it's going to be pretty cool. It's set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, but hopefully it will air on PBS sometime after that!


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01/15/2013 11:13AM
New Muscle Shoals movie looks amazing!
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01/15/2013 4:29PM
Kitty
You forgot Cher and the Black Keys
01/16/2013 1:58PM
Thanks for the heads up
I never knew! I look forward to seeing it! Thanks.
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