Muscle Shoals Recording Sessions
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PBS Independent Lens... Is currently running a show about the dozens upon dozens of recording artists who recorded near "The River That Sings" Best music related special I've seen in a long time. Muscle Shoals; Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story The story of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and how it midwifed classic songs and albums from such artists and acts as Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett and Lynyrd Skynyrd; and became, in the words of Keith Richards, "rock and roll heaven." Others sharing their insights and memories: Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys, Percy Sledge and record producer Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios there in 1961.