The Man From Muscle Shoals
The autobiography of Rick Hall, the most successful music producer in U.S. history
This is 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, which was the first professional recording studio not only in Muscle Shoals, but in the entire state of Alabama. After producing and engineering the area’s first national hit on Arthur Alexander’s Southern Soul classic “You Better Move On,” Rick went on to earn international fame and acclaim and eventually a Grammy for a lifetime of achievements in the music industry.
Music fans, history buffs and others will be delighted to read the fascinating tales of just how Rick Hall managed to launch the music careers of so many famous artists. Along with the book, readers will enjoy the attached DVD, the award-winning documentary, Muscle Shoals, which recounts the fascinating history of the studio and its founder.
Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs
A novel by award-winning author and Liberty University founder, Dr. Elmer Towns
A young high-school pitcher named Noel Remle dreamed of pitching baseball professionally. When he finally achieved this goal and pitches at Wrigley Fields, he became an instant star. Noel’s dreams are endangered when he accidentally kills an attempted rapist in a dark Chicago back-alley. The story revolves around Noel and Night –Train Hatch, a dogged police inspector, and their connection to one another as they struggle with their own confidence and obsessions. Mysteries and plot-twists abound in this novel, and any reader is sure to be asking questions all the way to the end.
Sir White House Chef is a fascinating book written by Sir Ronnie Seaton, Master Executive Chef of the White House for more than 32 years. The book relates Ronnie’s favorite experiences in serving five US Presidents from Reagan to Obama. His anecdotes are humorous, surreal, and sometimes tragic. He is one of only two chefs ever knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and the only American chef to receive this honor.
Readers will learn of the love and respect he had for the Presidents and their wives even though at times it was not reciprocated. The book contains recipes of the Presidents’ favorite dinners. How did the Presidents, the first ladies, and the children living in the White House treat the chefs? Did any of the special dignitaries ever throw tantrums or act disgracefully towards the presentations of food prepared for them? Did the Presidents eat regular food like their constituents? You will be amazed at the answers to these questions.