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When Percy Sledge Made it Big

In this clip from the Independent Lens documentary Muscle Shoals, soul singer Percy Sledge recounts how he went from working (and singing) on a cotton field and in a hospital to singing in an Elks Club to being discovered by a DJ and finally making it big, starting with recordings made at FAME Studios.

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  • THIRTEEN The Graduates Saturday, Sep. 20 1:00pm
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    • John Carollo

      Watching the Detropia segment on Independent Lens made me sad for the City I spent the first 17 years of my life growing up in. My only criticism is to the captions … too white / washed out and the type font too blurry to read without getting out of my chair and standing a foot from the television screen.