Record Producers, The [6 Music]

Episodes

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20070901

Series of programmes exploring the work of legendary record producers. Richard Allinson and Steve Levine profile the work of the legendary songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, comprising Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Edward Holland.

Focusing on their golden period at Berry Gordy's Motown label, the programme also highlights their pioneering use of multi-track recording techiques. It will also focus on the establishment of their own record labels, Invictus and Hot Wax.

Featuring contributions from all three members of the production team as well as Abdul Duke Fakir, General Johnson, Bob Babbitt and Louvain Demps.

20080105

An extended programme from the broadcast on Radio 2 as Richard Allinson and Steve Levine profile Philly-soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

They explore some of their greatest work, including music by the O'Jays' Backstabbers and When I Will I See You Again by the Three Degrees.

20080510

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis come under the spotlight. A prolific writing and producing team, Jam and Lewis have enjoyed great success since the 80s with a range of artists, including Janet Jackson, Usher and Mary J Blige - and not forgetting the likes of Prince, The Human League and Chaka Khan.

Presenters Richard Allinson and Steve Levine chart the duo's career.

20080531

Richard Allinson and record producer Steve Levine profile a producer who is also a successful musician - former Clash singer and guitarist Mick Jones

20080531

Richard Allinson and record producer Steve Levine profile a producer who is also a successful musician - former Clash singer and guitarist Mick Jones.

20080830

Richard Allinson and record producer Steve Levine profile one of the most influential figures in pop history - Brian Wilson.

This edition is an extended cut featuring bonus material from the recording of God Only Knows and Caroline No.

Plus session highlights from Wouldn't It Be Nice and Good Vibrations and contributions from fellow producers Don Was, Tony Visconti and Sir George Martin.

Bill Szymczyk19820000 (6M)
20180725 (6M)

A profile of Bill Szymczyk, whose credits include BB King, the Eagles and the Who.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

Bill Szymczyk20170913

A profile of Bill Szymczyk, whose credits include BB King, the Eagles and the Who.

Chris Thomas19840000 (6M)
20180726 (6M)

Producer Chris Thomas discusses his work with the Beatles, Roxy Music and Sex Pistols.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

Chris Thomas20170914

Producer Chris Thomas discusses his work with the Beatles, Roxy Music and Sex Pistols.

Chris Thomas20170914

Producer Chris Thomas discusses his work with the Beatles, Roxy Music and Sex Pistols.

George Martin19820000 (6M)
20180716 (6M)

Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sounds of the Beatles, the Goons and others.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

George Martin20170904

Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sounds of the Beatles, the Goons and others.

George Martin20170904

Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sounds of the Beatles, the Goons and others.

Mickie Most19820000 (6M)
20180719 (6M)

Andy Peebles presents a profile of producer Mickie Most.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

Mickie Most20170907

Andy Peebles presents a profile of producer Mickie Most.

Mickie Most20170907

Andy Peebles presents a profile of producer Mickie Most.

Roy Thomas Baker20180724 (6M)
19820000 (6M)

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

Roy Thomas Baker20170912

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner.

Roy Thomas Baker20170912

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner.

Todd Rundgren20180727 (6M)

Todd Rundgren discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

Series exploring the work of individuals who have had a lasting impact on popular music

Todd Rundgren20170915

Todd Rundgren discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

Todd Rundgren20170915

Todd Rundgren discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

6M20100421

A profile of Bill Szymczyk, whose credits include BB King and The Eagles.

6M20110307
6M2011030720131023 (6M)

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with the likes of Sweet and Suzi Quatro.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work on records by such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey.

6M10cc - 6 Music Producer's Cut20090509
6MBernard Butler20100411

6MBernard Butler20101231

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler in this latest programme in 'The Record Producers'. Bernard talks about his early days with the band along with his production credits for Duffy, Kate Nash, Fyfe Dangerfield and others. The programme includes rare access to demo recordings from both Suede and Duffy. David McAlmont talks about his collaborations with Butler and the lead singer with Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, comments on Bernard's work on her 2008 debut solo album 'Melody'. Steve Levine analyses the original multi-track recordings of McAlmont & Butler's biggest hits. He also talks with Fyfe Dangerfield about the construction of his recent single 'She Needs Me' which features production work and guest guitar by Bernard Butler.

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Bernard Butler.

6MBill Szymczyk2010042320121005
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Andy Peebles presents Bill Szymczyk who worked with the likes of B.B.King, The Eagles and The Who.

A profile of Bill Szymczyk, whose credits include BB King and The Eagles.

Bill Szymczyk discusses his work with the likes of B.B.King, the Eagles and the Who. First broadcast in 1982.

A profile of Bill Szymczyk, whose credits include BB King, the Eagles and the Who.

6MChinn And Chapman20100422

A profile of the team behind the hits of The Sweet, Suzi Quatro and others.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420140910 (6M)
20150909 (6M)
20161003 (6M)

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, another chance to hear Suzi Quatro tell the story of hit-makers Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

Contributors include Noddy Holder, Sir Tim Rice, Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Andy Scott of The Sweet, Smokie's Chris Norman and Rob Davis from Mud.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with the Sweet, Mud and Suzi Quatro.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420140910 (6M)
20150909 (6M)

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work on records by such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey. First broadcast in 1982.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420150909 (6M)

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with the Sweet, Mud and Suzi Quatro.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work on records by such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey. First broadcast in 1982.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420121025
6MChinn And Chapman2010042420121025

A profile of the team behind the hits of The Sweet, Suzi Quatro and others.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420121025
20140910 (6M)
20150909 (6M)
20161003 (6M)

A profile of the team behind the hits of The Sweet, Suzi Quatro and others.

To complement the BBC's My Generation 70s season, another chance to hear Suzi Quatro tell the story of hit-makers Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

Contributors include Noddy Holder, Sir Tim Rice, Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Andy Scott of The Sweet, Smokie's Chris Norman and Rob Davis from Mud.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with the Sweet, Mud and Suzi Quatro.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey.

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work on records by such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey. First broadcast in 1982.

6MChinn And Chapman2010042420121025

Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman discuss their work with such artists as The Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and Smokey.

6MChris Thomas2010041620121103
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20140914 (6M)
20150913 (6M)
20160917 (6M)

discusses working with The Beatles, Procol Harum, Roxy Music and others.

Chris Thomas discusses working with the likes of The Beatles, Procol Harum, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols.

Chris Thomas discusses working with The Beatles, Procol Harum, Roxy Music and others.

Producer Chris Thomas discusses his work with the Beatles, Roxy Music and Sex Pistols.

Chris Thomas discusses working with the likes of The Beatles, Procol Harum, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols. First broadcast in 1984.

6MGeorge Martin2010041320121001
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The Record Producers - George Martin. Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sound of The Beatles, The Goons, Cilla Black, Jeff Beck and many more. First broadcast in 1982.

As a tribute to Sir George Martin, who has died aged 90, another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in 1982 in which Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sound of The Beatles, The Goons, Cilla Black, Jeff Beck and many more.

Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sounds of the Beatles, the Goons and others.

Andy Peebles talks to the man behind the sound of The Beatles and many more.

Andy Peebles talks to George Martin, the man behind the sound of The Beatles, The Goons, Cilla Black, Jeff Beck and many more.

First broadcast in 1982.

6MMickie Most20100416

Andy Peebles presents a profile of the producer.

6MMickie Most2010041920121004
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Andy Peebles presents a profile of the producer.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of Mickie Most, whose credits include The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan and Jeff Beck. First broadcast in 1982.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of producer Mickie Most.

6MMickie Most2010041920121004
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20140905 (6M)
20150904 (6M)
20160910 (6M)

Andy Peebles presents a profile of the producer.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of Mickie Most, whose credits include The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan and Jeff Beck. First broadcast in 1982.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of producer Mickie Most.

6MMickie Most2010041920121028

Andy Peebles presents a profile of Mickie Most, whose credits include The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan and Jeff Beck. First broadcast in 1982.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of the producer.

6MMickie Most2010041920121028

Andy Peebles presents a profile of the producer.

Andy Peebles presents a profile of Mickie Most, whose credits include The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Donovan and Jeff Beck. First broadcast in 1982.

6MPink Floyd20111007

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Pink Floyd in the latest edition of Record Producers.

The programme concentrates on the early days of the band and the development of their sound from the late 60s through to the mid 70s

Amongst the contributors to the programme are Joe Boyd, Floyd's producer for their first single Arnold Layne; John Leckie, who engineered the band's album Meddle; and Clare Torry, whose vocal performance on The Great Gig In The Sky is one of the highlights of Dark Side Of The Moon.

There are new interviews with guitarist David Gilmour and percussionist Nick Mason, and Richard and Steve have access to the original multitrack recordings of some of Pink Floyd's best work from this period.

These highlights include the four track tapes of Arnold Layne; their masterpiece Echoes (which began as an eight track recording - but later expanded to 16); the 16 track recordings of Money and Great Gig In The Sky from the seminal Dark Side.

album, and 24 track recordings from their 1975 release Wish You Were Here, including the epic Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

Exclusive to the extended version of the programme for 6 Music is an in-depth look at the recording of the song Breathe, from Dark Side Of The Moon; as well as the discovery of an early recording which Steve Levine found by accident hidden on the Arnold Layne tape!

With a few extra surprises along the way, this edition of The Record Producers is not only an unmissable programme for Pink Floyd fans, but also a "must listen" for any lover of quality popular music.

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Pink Floyd.

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Pink Floyd in the latest edition of Record Producers. The programme concentrates on the early days of the band and the development of their sound from the late 60s through to the mid 70s

There are new interviews with guitarist David Gilmour and percussionist Nick Mason, and Richard and Steve have access to the original multitrack recordings of some of Pink Floyd's best work from this period. These highlights include the four track tapes of Arnold Layne; their masterpiece Echoes (which began as an eight track recording - but later expanded to 16); the 16 track recordings of Money and Great Gig In The Sky from the seminal Dark Side. album, and 24 track recordings from their 1975 release Wish You Were Here, including the epic Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

6MReggae Special20110514

To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the influence of Jamaican music of the British charts, focusing on the work of a number of reggae producers along their pop counterparts who have successfully transferred reggae into mainstream success.

The programme includes an exclusive look at the original Bob Marley multitrack recordings of his songs 'Concrete Jungle' and 'Stir It Up'.

Steve Levine also describes the impact of reggae on his production work with Culture Club by revealing the secrets of the recording of 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'.

He also demonstrates the principles in creating the fundamental sounds that form the basis of the reggae sub-culture, dub.

Other contributors include producers Sly and Robbie, Chris Porter (who masterminded the recording of Aswad's number one 'Don't Turn Around'), Tony Platt (engineer on the original Marley recordings), plus Boy George and Mikey Craig of Culture Club.

Also featured is Dennis Bovell, the founding member of British Reggae band Matumbi and a successful songwriter and producer who has given special access to the multitrack of his 1979 hit for Janet Kay - 'Silly Games'.

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the influence of reggae record producers.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the influence of Jamaican music of the British charts, focusing on the work of a number of reggae producers along their pop counterparts who have successfully transferred reggae into mainstream success. The programme includes an exclusive look at the original Bob Marley multitrack recordings of his songs 'Concrete Jungle' and 'Stir It Up'. Steve Levine also describes the impact of reggae on his production work with Culture Club by revealing the secrets of the recording of 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'. He also demonstrates the principles in creating the fundamental sounds that form the basis of the reggae sub-culture, dub.

Other contributors include producers Sly and Robbie, Chris Porter (who masterminded the recording of Aswad's number one 'Don't Turn Around'), Tony Platt (engineer on the original Marley recordings), plus Boy George and Mikey Craig of Culture Club. Also featured is Dennis Bovell, the founding member of British Reggae band Matumbi and a successful songwriter and producer who has given special access to the multitrack of his 1979 hit for Janet Kay - 'Silly Games'.

6MRoy Thomas Baker20100423

A profile of the producer who worked with Queen, The Cars and many others.

6MRoy Thomas Baker2012102620150910 (6M)
20160915 (6M)

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner.

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner. First broadcast in 1982.

looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, The Cars and Foreigner. First broadcast in 1982.

A profile of the producer who worked with Queen, The Cars and many others.

6MRoy Thomas Baker2012102620150910 (6M)
20160915 (6M)

looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner.

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, the Cars and Foreigner. First broadcast in 1982.

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, The Cars and Foreigner.

A profile of the producer who worked with Queen, The Cars and many others.

6MRoy Thomas Baker20131024
6MRoy Thomas Baker2013102420140911 (6M)

looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, The Cars and Foreigner.

Roy Thomas Baker looks back on his work with bands such as Queen, The Cars and Foreigner.

6MStephen Street - The Extended Cut20100509
6MTodd Rundgren2010042520121027
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discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

The Philadelphia-born producer discusses his work with such artists as The New York Dolls, Utopia, Patti Smith and Badfinger and Meatloaf.

Todd Rundgren discusses his work with acts such as Patti Smith and Meatloaf.

The Record Producers - a portrait of producer Todd Rundgren, whose credits include the New York Dolls, Meat Loaf and Patti Smith, as well as his own records.

6MTom Dowd, 11/04/201020100411

Andy Peebles looks at the career of Tom Dowd.

6M012010042020160911 (6M)

A profile of British producer Glyn Johns, who worked with the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many, many more. First broadcast in 1982.

A profile of British producer Glyn Johns, who worked with the Small Faces and others.

6M012010042020160911 (6M)

A profile of British producer Glyn Johns, who worked with the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many, many more. First broadcast in 1982.

A profile of British producer Glyn Johns, who worked with the Small Faces and others.

6M01Glyn Johns20100417
6M01Lieber And Stoller20100414

Andy Peebles presents a profile of the American writers and producers.

6M01Lieber And Stoller20100417
6M01Tom Dowd20110411

The Record Producers - Tom Dowd (part 1 of 2). Andy Peebles presents series in which pop record producers talk about their life and work. Tom Dowd started in the record industry in 1947 and famously worked with Atlantic Records with such artists as Lavern Baker, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Cream. First broadcast in 1982.

Andy Peebles talks to the engineer and producer of many hits on Atlantic Records.

6M022010042120160912 (6M)

Producer Glyn Johns continues to look back over his career and work.

In the second of two programmes, record producer Glyn Johns continues to look back on his career and work with such bands as the Who and Led Zeppelin. First broadcast in 1982.

6M022010042120160912 (6M)

Producer Glyn Johns continues to look back over his career and work.

In the second of two programmes, record producer Glyn Johns continues to look back on his career and work with such bands as the Who and Led Zeppelin. First broadcast in 1982.

6M02 LASTLieber And Stoller20100415
6M02 LASTLieber And Stoller20100418
6M02 LASTTom Dowd20100412

Andy Peebles continues his profile of the Atlantic Records engineer and producer.

6M02 LASTTony Visconti20100420

Part two of a profile of the American producer and musician.