I watched this documentary a while ago, but today I had some downtime and watched it again.
Wow, what a story.
The great thing about our country is how different things can be in various parts. There are still pockets where the sound and feel of the music is different, but it is fading.
We now have the ability to record entire albums in various parts of the world and musicians never have to actually meet or play together. It’s kinda sad in my opinion.
The past organic sounds of Muscle Shoals and places like Oakland, LA, NYC, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago or any of the places that made music so vibrant due to geographical differences is becoming a thing of the past.
Plus, with three companies running most of terrestrial radio and maybe three others pulling the strings with record labels, it is pretty bland.
It’s great to look back at the 50’s-70’s and see how people from all walks of life could go to one place and work together and make beatiful art. The great thing about music is that it really does bring people together.
It’s great to be part of a community that brings happiness and joy to the world rather than pain and suffering. The business of music may bring the pain and suffering to us musicians, but that is another story – lol!