Festival Film 1 - Muscle Shoals

Just outside the airport in the town of Muscle Shoals in Alabama, there used to be a sign which read 'Musical Capital Of The World'. It was a big boast, you may think, for a tiny, isolated southern town in the US. But in the 1960s and 70s the Fame studio there hosted some of the greatest soul and rock stars, making and shaping the careers of many. And at a time of racial segregation and prejudice in the South, white session musicians played and socialised with black singers. At the heart of it all was one man, - a creative genius with a tragic story: Rick Hall. With a new film out about Muscle Shoals, he spoke to Newshour's Julian Marshall about his life and music.


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