The Man from Muscle Shoals by Rick Hall audiobook

The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame

By  Rick Hall
Foreword by Peter Guralnick
Read by Jeremy Arthur  and Rick Hall  

Made for Success 9781941437520
11.50 Hours 1
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The Man from Muscle Shoals tells the story of legendary record producer Rick Hall and his historic role in the development of the world-famous “Muscle Shoals sound.” Rick Hall made music history when he founded FAME Recording Studios, the first professional recording studio in the entire state of Alabama. After producing and engineering the area’s first national hit with Arthur Alexander’s Southern soul classic “You Better Move On,” Rick went on to earn international fame and eventually a Grammy for a lifetime of achievements. In the days when Martin Luther King Jr. was marching for freedom, Rick proved to be a civil rights pioneer through his music. His records helped introduce white audiences to the black music market and black audiences to the white music market. From the moment “You Better Move On” hit the charts, record executives 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. His astonishing production abilities were matched by his incredible versatility. Music fans, history buffs, and others will delight in these fascinating tales of how Rick Hall launched the music careers of so many famous artists.

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The Man from Muscle Shoals tells the story of legendary record producer Rick Hall and his historic role in the development of the world-famous “Muscle Shoals sound.”

Rick Hall made music history when he founded FAME Recording Studios, the first professional recording studio in the entire state of Alabama. After producing and engineering the area’s first national hit with Arthur Alexander’s Southern soul classic “You Better Move On,” Rick went on to earn international fame and eventually a Grammy for a lifetime of achievements.

In the days when Martin Luther King Jr. was marching for freedom, Rick proved to be a civil rights pioneer through his music. His records helped introduce white audiences to the black music market and black audiences to the white music market.

From the moment “You Better Move On” hit the charts, record executives 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. His astonishing production abilities were matched by his incredible versatility.

Music fans, history buffs, and others will delight in these fascinating tales of how Rick Hall launched the music careers of so many famous artists.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A great read!…Rick shows how he overcame personal tragedy, disappointment, and powerful industry opposition.” Larry King
“I’m grateful for my association with Rick. He was the one who inspired the creation and magic of many of my career’s early records.” Donny Osmond
“After my first night in that studio I was convinced that this could be my recording home. Rick Hall and I were the real nitty gritty right down in the cold nitty gritty.” Wilson Pickett
“The book firmly puts the spotlight on Hall’s unique accomplishments, and provides a moving tale of Hall’s rise from a poverty-stricken youth surrounded by ‘starvation, deaths, sickness, divorces, and tornadoes’ to his nurturing of a regional sweet soul sound that exploded onto the national music scene.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Rick Hall

Author Bio: Rick Hall

Rick Hall was born to a family of sharecroppers in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and was raised in Franklin County, Alabama. He went on to become a record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician and is best known as the proprietor of the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English