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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Talking with Rick Hall: "The Man from Muscle Shoals"

Excellent review and interview. Muscle Shoals always makes me think of Duane Allman and the tracks on "An Anthology", particularly the BB King Medley and Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude". I missed the film which had fairly limited exposure over here in the UK. Time to get the DVD and definitely read this book.

Nice Interview! Perfect time to release it too. If anyone reading this hasnt seen the movie documentary yet, you absolutely must. It is riveting and impossible not to get caught up in it. Ricks story is every bit as big as Sam Phillips story. To call him a genius would be understatement. His contributions to the American Song Catalog are vast and deep. As for "The Swampers", their legacy will forever remain attached to Rick Hall, he put them on the map. Havent got the book, but probably should. Currently still reading Guralnicks book on Sam Phillips. Good stuff Henry.

Henry, you remain one of the bright spots on ND, enjoyed this well timed piece, especially the Q&A. I’m also reading the Guralnick biography of Sam Phillips and hopefully Barnes & Nobles carries Hall’s book as I have gift cards to use.

Really fine interview Henry...like Jack said, going to have to use a gift card or two on this one...your interview really made me want to get the book...that happens a lot...

That's a complaint about your column I guess...all these books Henry...