Check out the trailer for the new documentary, Muscle Shoals
, which chronicles the improbably story of how a tiny town in Alabama became the center of the Billboard universe in the late '60s and early '70s, producing some of the greatest records in American popular music.
long with new interviews with all the great studio musicians like Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, and producer Rick Hall, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
, Jimmy Cliff, and Bono are on- hand to pay tribute to the studio that gave a funky sound to Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, Aretha Franklin, the Staple Singers, Paul Simon
, Bob Dylan, Cher, Wilson Pickett, Duane Allman
, Lynyrd Skynyrd
, Etta James, Little Richard, and dozens more.
Rolling Stones fans will appreciate hearing Keith and Mick talk about cutting "Brown Sugar," "You Got to Move," and "Wild Horses" in Muscle Shoals--a subject they've never spoken about before. Their sessions were filmed for the documentary, Gimme Shelter,
and eventually found their way onto the classic album Sticky Fingers
. Greg Camalier directed and judging by the quality of shots in the trailer, Camalier had the full cooperation of everyone involved. The film will premier at Sundance. Don't miss it.