Aretha Franklin & Alicia Keys Tout Legendary ‘Muscle Shoals’ In New Documentary

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Muscle Shoals is a small city on the Alabama border. You may have never heard of it, but you’ve definitely heard what has come out of Muscle Shoals.

The trailer for the documentary of the same name features those who both worked at and did some of their best work in the legendary Muscle Shoals recording studio, which spawned some of the greatest records of all time.

“Muscle Shoals” tells the story of a small town, where a man named Rick Hall put together a recording studio and house band — the Swampers — that became legendary.

Luring some of the biggest figures in 20th century pop music, like Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simon and Garfunkle, the studio produced classic songs like “Mustang Sally,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Wild Horses” and more.

It also united black and white musicians in the deep south during a period of racial hostility.

The film features interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Alicia Keys, Bono and others.

The film comes out Oct. 4. Watch the trailer below!