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Muscle Shoals / O.S.T. [VINYL]


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  • Vinyl (3 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00G7MXL9W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540,881 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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American history. Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved A Man the Way That I Loved You", "Mustang Sally", "Tell Mama", "Kodachrome", and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white musicians together to create music that would last for generations while also giving birth to the unique 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the rhythm section 'The Swampers'. In this movie legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood and others bear witness to the magnetism and mystery of Muscle Shoals and why it remains a global influence today.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bev on 24 Mar 2014
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Caught the movie on bbc4 one night and the music involved was amazing. Tracked the cd down and was certainly not disappointed. This wee bolt hole in Alabama has produced some of the finest records of all time and this album catches only a small percentage of the best. From Paul Simon to Alicia keys via Lynard Skynard this should be a purchase for anyone who either detests what Cowell and co has done to the music industry or has tired the dying state it lies in. Who would have thought that some of the most recognisable sounds of african american soul music had a group of white nerds playing the backing tunes......and rocking it. During a time of stupidity, racism and segregation great musicians got into a studio ignored the skin colour, creed, race and politics and funked. This is sheer brilliance and includes a fantastic Beatles cover by Wilson Pickett during a jamming session with an Allman brother. In addition you should also get hold of the DVD movie that tells the story of this Mecca for music. FIVE STARS!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Watson on 11 Mar 2014
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After seeing the film I bought the soundtrack because there's just so much quality. The only disappointment of course is that it was only one CD!
A few friends and I watched around the same time and each one of us was blown away by the sheer quality and diversity of music that came out of Muscle Shoals.
Just buy it. I can do no better than that!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C J B Smith on 26 Feb 2014
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I went to see the film, Muscle Shoals - The Documentary, of which this is the official soundtrack. The Film is a 'must-see' and this music, which I have always loved, seems now to have even more resonance, somehow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GSJF on 30 Jun 2014
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Growing up hearing these songs (I'm now 57)..I had no idea or interest that they were all recorded in the same studio and normally with the house band..It was the sound and "feel" that mattered and this collection,bought by me after seeing the film on TV is a great starter for people who want to get into the music of the artists featured.
In the Film Clarence Carter says people still think he wrote the song "Patches"..rather that the white cowboy looking owner of the studio.
I was also amazed to see that the house band who I thought would resemble an older version of Earth Wind & Fire were a bunch of white dudes,who wouldn't look out of place if they turned up to install a kitchen for you..Great music,even better film.
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