Located alongside the Tennessee River, the city of Muscle Shoals, Ala., has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations at his FAME Studios. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Gregg Allman and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.
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