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'Muscle Shoals' documentary to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

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Festival goers will get the first look at the documentary "Muscle Shoals." Festival goers will get the first look at the documentary "Muscle Shoals."
MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

Muscle Shoals musical past is generating a lot of attention lately.

Later this month, it will be thrust into the international spotlight during the Annual Sundance Film Festival.

Festival goers will get the first look at the documentary "Muscle Shoals."

"In the old days, when we were recording all this music, we were just happy to be hearing yourself on the radio. We didn't have any idea that it would be this big 40 to 50 years later," said David Hood.

Shoals native David Hood is an original member of The Swampers - a local legend, if you will.

His knowledge and stories have helped to create this film.

"I've worked very hard on it, but I haven't got to see anything but the trailer," he said.

He has been working with the film's director and producers for the last three years.

"I think it's going to be really good. I think it's going to focus on the industry here and the town here," said Hood.

The documentary focuses on Muscle Shoals sounds. 

Not only does it include its heritage and memories from of the biggest names in music, but it includes never-before-seen-footage from its recording studios.

Hood is traveling to Utah next week where he will take part in the premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival - giving a small Alabama town a chance to show it's still a force on the music scene.

Hood said his musical journey still amazes him after all these years.

"I'm proud of it. I still don't really know how to handle that kind of thing; I'm still just David from Muscle Shoals," he said.

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