If he skimps on some of the facts about Hall’s personal and alienating differences, both with his studio musicians and Atlantic Records honcho Jerry Wexler, Camalier rolls out a who’s-who of rock stars to sing Hall’s praises as a producer. Interview materials with Aretha, Bono, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys, Clarence Carter, Gregg Allman and many others are interspersed, and the music itself precludes any questioning about what made the Muscle Shoals sound so unforgettable. It’s a fabulous listen from start to finish.
See Muscle Shoals tonight when it screens as part of the International Film Series; shows are at 7 and 9:15 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Admission is $6 to $7; find out more at internationalfilmseries.com or call 303-492-1531.
Tue., Nov. 5, 7 & 9:15 p.m., 2013