The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame  -     By: Rick Hall
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The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame

Heritage Builders / 2015 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Heritage Builders
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1941437524
ISBN-13: 9781941437520

Publisher's Description

This is the story of legendary record producer Rick Hall and his historic role in the development of the world-famous “Muscle Shoals sound.”

Although virtually every major record producer, songwriter, artist, and musician is familiar with its musical power and influence, the recording industry of Muscle Shoals remains the music world’s most fascinating and untold story. In a tiny north Alabama town on the banks of the Tennessee River, a close-knit group of true music believers recorded hundreds of hit records for the rhythm-and-blues, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, Southern rock, teeny pop, and the country music markets. Many of these chart-topping hits went on to become timeless musical standards.

In the days when Martin Luther King Jr. was marching for freedom, and Alabama Gov. George Wallace was standing in the doorway of the University of Alabama, Rick proved to be a civil-rights pioneer in his own right, promoting racial harmony through the healing and uplifting power of his music. In the color-blind atmosphere of FAME and Muscle Shoals music, Rick produced hit records for black artists in those tense and trying days when black was black and white was white. His records helped introduce white audiences to the black music market and black audi-ences to the white music market.

From the moment “You Better Move On” hit the charts, record labels literally flocked to Muscle Shoals for Rick to produce and engineer a mind-boggling array of major artists, from Aretha Franklin to Bobbie Gentry, from the Osmonds to Alabama, from Wilson Pickett to Mac Davis, from Duane Allman to Paul Anka, from Etta James to Liza Minnelli, and from Clarence Carter to Andy Williams.

Readers who enjoyed Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys will greatly enjoy this book. Along with the book, readers will enjoy the attached DVD, the award-winning documentary, Muscle Shoals, which recounts the fascinating history of the studio and its founder.

Author Bio

Rick Hall was born to a family of sharecroppers in Tishomingo County, MS, and was raised in Franklin County, AL. He moved to Rockford, IL, as a teenager and began playing in local bar bands. He went on to become a record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician who is best known as the owner and proprietor of the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. FAME is the oldest studio in the world still operating under the same owner. Rick won a trustees Grammy Award for lifetime achievement with his documentary Muscle Shoals.During the production of this book, Rick Hall became a born again Christian on May 11, 2014 during a Sunday morning service at his Baptist church in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Rick was baptized the next Sunday and has been proclaiming Christ ever since.

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