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Rick Hall

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on May 5, 2016

Story of a legendary man

Johnny Depp famous for being one of the most famous actors in the world, recently signed an agreement for teaming with IM Global TV and Richard Branson.

The two creatives will develop a music drama: Muscle Shoals, based on Rick Hall’s autobiography: The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame.

Buw…Who was Rick Hall?

A legend of music first of all.

Rick Hall, born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, in 1932 as Roe Erister Hall created FAME Studios in a locality called Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Later “Muscle Shoals Sound.”
He grew up in Franklin County, Alabama but during his teenage age moved to Rockford, Illinois. In Illinois he started to playing with bands.

Once back to Alabama he changed again location for a series of digraces. He joined Carmol Taylor and the Country Pals.
Once he met saxophonist Billy Sherrill. He started to write songs with him and formed The Fairlanes. Hall played bass.

The first successes in the 1950s. The duo Hall-Sherrill accepted an offer from Tom Stafford a recording studio owner to help set up a new music publishing company. Although the project was thrilling it didn’t work out and Hall in 1960 alone with rights to the studio name.
The intuition of Muscle Shoals where he set up the new music publishing house: FAME recording studio.

Endless the list of talents passed through FAME.

In the while Hall created a new studio band, and continued to produce hit records.

In 1966 helped Percy Sledge with “When a Man Loves a Woman” produced by Quin Ivy. Regularly Atlantic Records (where Ivy worked) sent musicians to Rick Hall for recording their songs.

Some names: Wilson Pickett, James and Bobby Purify, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Otis Redding, Arthur Conley

Reputation of Hall? To be a white Southerner producer who could work with black soul singers.

Once broken the relationship with Atlantic and Aretha Franklin in 1967 the session group the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section split up as well.

In 1969 a new adventure with Capitol Records.

In 1970 Hall nominated for a Grammy. In 1971 named Billboard Producer of the Year.

Other projects of Hall: country music first of all.

Mac Davis, Bobbie Gentry, Jerry Reed some of his singers.

Another collaboration involved songwriter and producer Robert Byrne.

The biggest country hits born thanks to Hall and his publishing company.Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Alabama, Earl Thomas Conley, John Michael Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Alabama, Earl Thomas Conley, John Michael.

His mega-hit: “I swear” by Frank Myers and Gary Baker.

Anna Maria Polidori

source: wikipedia

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