Muscle Shoals (12A)

03/06/2014 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
FOXLOWE arts centre
Staffordshire ST13 6AD
01538 386112

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music of our time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. The resulting studio was where Aretha Franklin recorded “I Never Loved a Man”, launching her as the Queen of Soul. It was home to some of the most legendary recording sessions and artists of the 60s & 70s. Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon all recorded here, creating some of the most important and resonant songs of all time.   UK, 2013; 111 mins.

“Joyous, uplifting and as funky as the musicians it celebrates”. The Telegraph.

“A magnificently soundtracked documentary showcases the town in segregationist Alabama that became an oasis of mixed skin colours and musical styles, and a wellspring of hit records.”  The Guardian.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Over the Rainbow (Sheepmarket, Leek) or Foxlowe Gallery
and online.  Tickets normally also available on the door.

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