Time is marching on. Fortunately, the body of work @ Muscle Shoals stands. Peace - Deeve https://www.npr.org/sections/therec...r-who-put-muscle-shoals-on-the-map-dead-at-85 Rick Hall, a songwriter and record producer known as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music," died today at his home in Muscle Shoals, Ala. after a protracted illness. The news was first reported by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and later confirmed by Judy Hood, chairperson for the Muscle Shoals Music Association and wife of David Hood, a bassist who had worked alongside Hall for decades. He was 85.