Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World

Muscle Shoals (2013)
Muscle Shoals poster Rating: 7.7/10 (2,157 votes)
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Writer: N/A
Stars: Stephen Badger, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Carrigan, Alicia Keys
Runtime: 111 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Documentary, Biography, History
Released: 25 Oct 2013
Plot: A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals in Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the ‘Singing River’, as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios.

Overcoming poverty and tragedy, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’s magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.