In 1974, Ronnie Van Zant sang. “Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers. And they’ve been known to pick a song or two,” in the song Sweet Home Alabama. What the heck did he mean by that? In Episode 143 of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast, Mark Lindsay shares facts about a very well made documentary titled Muscle Shoals that explains it. The conversation starts off with an examination of how people like Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Clarence Carter, Percy Sledge, and Duane Allman, among others, came to this sleepy Alabama town to record some of the biggest hits in music history. How did it happen? Why that time…
In this episode we talk about the highs and lows of the artist. Is it any wonder that many artists in the fields of painting, music, and other forms have very rocky lives? Well we touch on the lives of Van Gogh, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Beethoven, MC Escher and more! We then pose a question that our cover for this episode is inspired by. We really have a great conversation on this one! Check it out… Check some extra stuff that goes along with this episode or any other episode by visiting http://scratchdpodcast.com Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!