Panel Discussion: Land of 1,000 Dances: The Groundbreaking Sounds of Muscle Shoals, with David Briggs, Donnie Fritts, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Norbert Putnam, and Candi Staton. Moderated by Holly George-Warren

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October 13, 2011 - What do Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, the Osmonds, and the Rolling Stones have in common? They all recorded classic hits in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. As early as Arthur Alexander’s 1961 hit “You Better Move On,” legendary performers have laid down some of the greatest recordings of all time in Muscle Shoals. They were produced and backed by an extraordinary crew of local musicians and creative professionals. Join us as we meet and talk with the pioneering masters behind the sounds of Muscle Shoals. Hosted by Holly George-Warren.

Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association (AMA).


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