Producers and Engineers

Cowboy Jack Clement

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Special Guests:  Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

  • Ran the mixing board for recording sessions with Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis at Memphis' Sun Studios.
  • Worked with Chet Atkins, George Jones, and Charley Pride
  • Produced three tracks for U2's Rattle and Hum sessions in Memphis and also produced an album for Louis Armstrong.

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Geoff Emerick

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Special Guest:  Howard Massey, co-author of Geoff Emerick's memoir Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

  • A four-time Grammy winner and recording industry legend, Emerick is best known as the longtime engineer at Abbey Road Studios, where he worked on many of the Beatles’ classic recordings including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, The White Album and Abbey Road.  
  • In addition to the Beatles, Emerick’s clients include Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick and Jeff Beck. He has continued to work with Paul McCartney on recent albums.

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Richard Gottehrer

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

  • In the 60s, Gottehrer's garage rock band the Strangeloves scored a timeless hit with the song “I Want Candy.” 
  • Gottehrer later produced efforts by the Go Go’s and Blondie. 
  • David Bowie, George Thorogood, Aaron Carter, and Jerry Lee Lewis have recorded his songs.

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Chips Moman

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

  • Produced or written for acts such as Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, B.J. Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, and countless others. 
  • Helped Jim Stewart to start the legendary Stax Records label and studio in Memphis, TN
  • Holds the record for the most #1 singles and gold records produced from a single studio (his legendary American Studios).  In that studio he would revitalize Elvis Presley’s career, give a new twist to Neil Diamond’s image, and help to create some of Wilson Pickett’s hottest recordings.   ..............................................................................................................................................................................

 

Nile Rodgers of Chic

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall's Black History Month tribute to funk music

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

A member of Harlem's Apollo Theater house band, producer of Mick Jagger, Diana Ross, Madonna, INXS, and many more and co-leader of Chic, Rodgers remains one of the most important musical figures of the last several decades.  Rodgers discussed his unparalleled career and his role as R&B's ambassador to rock.

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Trina Shoemaker

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Presented in conjunction with Women's History Month

Interviewed by Jason Hanley

  • The only woman to earn a Grammy for Best Engineered Album (Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions, 1998)
  • Worked as a mixer, record producer and sound engineer for Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Midnight Oil, Iggy Pop, Nanci Griffith and many more.
  • Earned her second Grammy in 2004 for Steven Curtis Chapman’s All New Things.

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John Simon

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Interviewed by Warren Zanes

  • Produced some of the biggest records of the 1960s: Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company; most of Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel; Leonard Cohen’s first album; the first album by Blood, Sweat and Tears and the first two albums by the Band (in addition to producing the music from The Last Waltz)
  • Worked with Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Dave Mason, Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell and many others.