Record Producers, The [6 Music]

Episodes

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6MBill Szymczyk2010042320121005

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

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

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.

6MChris Thomas2010041620121103

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.

6MGeorge Martin2010041320121001

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.

6MMickie Most2010041920121004

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.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

6MRoy Thomas Baker20121026

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

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

6MTodd Rundgren2010042520121027

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

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