Sunday, August 18, 2013
FIRST THERE WAS THE WORD - "MEMPHIS BOYS: THE STORY OF AMERICAN STUDIOS" - A GREAT BOOK WHICH TOLD US A LITTLE BIT 'BOUT THE BOYS OF MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA. AND NOW, WE HAVE THE MOVIE "MUSCLE SHOALS" . . . A HIT AT SUNDANCE AND COMING SOON (?) TO A THEATRE NEAR Y'ALL.
Here's an excerpt quoted by The Ponderosa Stomp website from the documentary "Muscle Shoals" by Magnolia Pictures; "Rising out of the Deep South of 1960's America, a sound emerged that began to attract artists as diverse as Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones. That sound and the people who helped create it, would go on to leave its mark on music history. The place was Muscle Shoalsl Alabama, and this is the story of how it gave birth to some of the most memorable music of our time."
The director, Greg "Freddy" Camalier was quoted in Rolling Stone magazine as saying; "The coming together of races at that time, as well as the landscape and this rural, beautiful town, as well as the singing river, as well as these incredible characters and all the other musicians down there - it all sort of came together."
*Thanks to Ron Simmonds (host of "Blues In The Dark" / Co-Op radio Vancouver, BC for hippin' us to this most looked-forward-to film.