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Thu April 17, 2014
Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and tragedy, Hall brought black and white together in a cauldron of racial hostility to create music for generations. Filmmaker Greg "Freddy" Camalier directed "Muscle Shoals," which airs Monday night at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. His film pays joyful tribute to the birthplace of such iconic hits as "I'll Take You There," "Brown Sugar," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Mustang Sally," "Kodachrome," "Freebird" and "Mainstreet." Camalier joined Dakota Midday to talk about "Muscle Shoals," a film that features music greats like Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Keith Richards and Percy Sledge.