What an absolutely amazing weekend we had weather wise. Of course I did not get to enjoy much of it because of my involvement with the Land Trusts’ “Muscle Shoals Revue” (MSR) concert at the historic Three Caves. It was by all accounts for all that attended, an exceptional evening!
Saturday evening history was made when 18 of the most storied and celebrated Muscle Shoals musicians, including a few of the original Swampers, came together for a trip down Alabama’s music history memory lane. It was a who’s who of Muscle Shoals talent and a hit parade of music that just kept on coming. It appears that is may just have been the most successful and attended event to date for the caves concerts.
You know it is going to be great evening when the artists start by talking about how exceptional and magical the event venue is. As the sunlight dimmed and the attendees got taken down memory lane it was hard for them to stay in their seats. Dancing in the aisles became a common and much needed therapy for the music blues. It would be extremely difficult to list all the players or all the songs … there were oh so many great artists and oh so many hits sang. I will venture to list a few just to wet your pallet:
“Old Time Rock and Roll”
“I’m Your Puppet”
“When a Man Love a Woman”
And the hits kept on coming. I believe two of the crowd favorites were “Memphis Woman and Fried Chicken” and R-E-S-P-E-C-T which was song by our very own Carla Russell who is the lead singer for Cosmic Mama. I believe that she might have just stolen the show. The evening was closed out with “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”. All of the songs may be not be well known by the current “Generation Z” but they all huge hits that came out of the Muscle Shoals sound. All and all is was one exceptional evening of music madness and I think everyone, including the musicians, left with a huge smile on their face and I think a lot of …. “Satisfaction!”
Many thanks to First Bank and to the “Bottle” (including the VIP Bag ladies) for all of their support for the making the VIP Experience such a huge part of the success of the event. Thanks to David Milly for having the MSR vision.
On one other note before I close – On June 28th the “Microwave Dave Day” concert, announcing the establishment of the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation will take place at the Lumberyard in downtown Huntsville.
It may be “Only Rock and Roll but I like it”! Enjoy!!!
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~ dK ~