Producers

Thom Bell – a key creative master mind

Thom Bell was a key creative master mind behind the “Philly Soul Sound” and its success around the world. Thom Bell in recent times had successful collaboration with Joss Stone on her multi-platinum album “Mind, Body & Soul”, which debuted at number one on the UK Pop album charts in […]

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Paul Riser, a Most Prolific Arranger

Paul Riser conducting a strings section at the famous PS Recording Studios in Chicago in 1982 Paul Riser, probably the most prolific arranger of hit songs of all time. Chief architects for strings and horn arrangements at Motown Records during the early 1960s to the late 1970s. Among Riser’s biggest […]

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Stax Records – Another Creative Pillar of Southern Soul

At Stax Records Steve Cropper had many different roles as record producer, engineer, studio musician, songwriter and recording executive. He learned his engineer skills from Chip Moman, the main recording engineer at Stax during its early years of operation. Steve played on Stax’s first major hit, a duet with Rufus […]

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Steve Cropper – One of the Creative Pillars of Southern Soul

Steve Cropper produced and co-written “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Day” with the late Otis Redding. Steve was responsible for Wilson Pickett’s early successes on Atlantic Records. Wilsoncame to Stax in 1965 looking to get his career kick-started after several failures trying to get a hit while recording in […]

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Muscle Shoals Sound (Part 2)

Rick Hall was born on 31st January 1932 in the Southern state of Mississippi. Rick became known as the “Father of Muscle Shoals Sound” and proprietor of the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He produced the first million selling record to come out of Muscle Shoals Studios- Arthur Alexander’s […]

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