Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Aretha Franklin in the trailer for Muscle Shoals – video

See a teaser for Greg "Freddy" Camalier's documentary about the small Alabama town which left a huge mark on 20th-century pop music


Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon are just some of the artists featured in the trailer for director Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s new big-screen documentary Muscle Shoals, which tells the story of a small Alabama town that changed the face of 20th century pop music.


The film takes a look back at Muscle Shoals’s musical history from the late ’60s to the present day and explains why veteran rock titans like Rod Stewart and U2 flocked to Alabama to cut albums at the town’s two near-legendary recording facilities: producer Rich Hall’s FAME, and the less grandly-named Muscle Shoals Recording Studios.

Using an effective mix of new interviews, archive footage and artfully-shot scenes of the town itself, Muscle Shoals looks like it’ll be an absorbing cinematic treat for music fans when it’s released.

There’s no word yet on when the film will open in the UK, but it’s due to make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday 26 January in the States.

Watch the trailer below: