Robbie Robertson (The Band)
Robbie Robertson Inducts Tom DowdRobbie Robertson Inducts Tom Dowd at the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hall of Fame Essay
Aside from a handful of fervent record collectors, Tom Dowd remains virtually unknown to the general public.
But to those in the industry— players, engineers, producers, and record executives alike—Dowd was a sonic sorcerer, capable of wizard-level alchemy when it came to capturing sound on tape. Just as important, both as an engineer and a producer, he had the patience of Job and the personality of a saint.
he recorded a song with Ray Charles called "What’d I Say." Everybody said, "What a sound."
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