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Old 03-12-2015, 05:33 AM   #1
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Muscle Shoals Documentary

Also on Netflix.

I found this fascinating, a farmer from Alabama…forms one of the most famous studios in music history. Rick Hall, and his group of studio musicians (all white dudes from Bama) helped produce some of the biggest names in the business.

Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Duane Allman recorded there some, and wanted Rick to record the Allman Bros band, but he didn't think it was right for him.

But interesting on some of the more soulful records, like Aretha and Ettas, they were backed by an all white band. Good ole southern boys.

Who says southern white boys don't have soul?
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Will have to check this out sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the heads up. All the best.

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Old 03-12-2015, 09:00 AM   #3
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I think I have the book it was based on. Christmas present from Mom.
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Will have to check this out sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the heads up. All the best.

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I found it fascinating. Certainly blows up some stereotypes…you know the southern white boy, grew up on farm, what do they know about music..let alone soulful music?

Well this guy had quite an ear, and he has musicians..coming from all over to record there. And the studio musicians he used, were called the Swampers…as referenced in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Sweet Home Alabama".

I really enjoyed the documentary.
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I enjoyed it. IMHO the best song ever came out of there was Percy Sledge's When a Man Loves A Woman what a great recording
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Watching it now. It's certainly some good background music to write by.
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I enjoyed it. IMHO the best song ever came out of there was Percy Sledge's When a Man Loves A Woman what a great recording
We talked about this at Keith's house, last year. I was as astounded as anyone to see the vision, the ear for a hit, and the ability to get it out of those people. I had not heard of Hall until I happened across the show a year or so, ago.

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Well this guy had quite an ear, and he has musicians..coming from all over to record there. And the studio musicians he used, were called the Swampers…as referenced in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Sweet Home Alabama".
THEN, they broke up, changed labels, and BOTH studios/labels had success!
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I was as astounded as anyone to see the vision, the ear for a hit, and the ability to get it out of those people. I had not heard of Hall until I happened across the show a year or so, ago.
I had never heard of him, till I saw this documentary.
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