What Is the “Muscle Shoals Sound”?

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    Premiere: 4/20/2014

In this clip from the Independent Lens documentary Muscle Shoals, producer Rick Hall and multiple musicians try to nail down exactly what the Muscle Shoals sound is, and what it is “is a coming together of styles.” From “Hillbilly background to black musicians,” they were open to any genre, with the bass and drums turned up.

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