René Hall

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René Hall | Tommy Harken Rider Guitar | 14540

Arranger and musician René Hall was born on September 26, 1912 and died on February 11, 1988. He was born in Louisiana but moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s where he became associated with Aladdin, Decca, Motown and RCA records. He can be heard playing guitar on more than one hundred pop and rhythm and blues recordings. Possibly his outstanding work was the arrangement for Sam Cooke’s “A change is gonna come”. You can hear him play lead guitar on “Hippy Hippy Shake” by Chan Romero, “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” by Larry Williams and “Lets get it on” by Marvin Gaye. He also features on numerous 1970s tracks by Bobby Womack.

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