Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Muscle Shoals Record Producer Rick Hall Dies

Rick Hall, whose Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama spawned hit after hit and musical artists galore, died late Monday at 85. Artists who visited or recorded at Fame include The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, Duane Allman, Etta James, Rod Stewart, The Osmonds and more recently pop-R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, alt-country group Drive-By Truckers and avant-bluegrass band the SteelDrivers and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.


Yes -- you've heard music that came from Fame Studios ...


The Swampers was the most heard but least known band ever. They were the studio backup band @ Fame Studios.

They played with some of the biggest artists of all times, and they played all different types of music with no degradation in quality.

There is a very good documentary on Netflix about Rick Hall, the Fame Studios and the Muscle shoals sound that attracted the artists. It's called Muscle Shoals.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-03 09:48 AM

Thanks to sweet home Alabama his work is practically immortal.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-03 01:23 PM

Thanks to sweet home Alabama his work is practically immortal.


Percy Sledge, Gladys Knight, Etta James actually put the studios on the map.

Those soul singers loved that hillbilly band.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-04 09:44 AM

There must something in the water down there.

#4 | Posted by Uncle_Meat at 2018-01-04 06:29 PM

Whoever put it on the map that song immortalized it.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-04 06:43 PM

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