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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 10:48 AM

Rick Hall, legendary Muscle Shoals record producer, dies aged 85

Source: The Guardian

Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and 70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound”, has died.

Hall died at his home on Tuesday following a fight with cancer, said longtime friend Judy Hood. He was 85.

Hall founded Fame Recording Studios in north-western Alabama in 1959 and went on to record major acts including R&B stars Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. Hall also recorded country artists including George Jones and Brenda Lee and produced pop acts including Paul Anka and the Osmonds.

A new generation of listeners knows Hall through the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals. The movie tells the story of Hall, the region’s musicians and their distinctive, soulful sound featuring heavy bass, guitar and electronic organ or piano.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/02/rick-hall-muscle-shoals-record-producer-dies-aged-85



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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:30 AM

1. I have listened to much of his music over the years


The BBC on radio today had an interview from a few years back.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:43 AM

2. He was truly amazing on what sound he wanted and was producing and the bands, and singers






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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:25 PM

3. Hall definitely enriched our world

Am so glad we were on the planet together

Hope he’s got some great music playing for him now

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:43 PM

4. I think so..................

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