Top 5 Producers Who Influenced My Music Taste: Part 1

Part 1 chronicles producers whose work I was  drawn to from the age of 6 to 17.  These producer’s individual work or collaborations with other artist were an enormous influence on my musical understanding.

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Jerry Wexler

Music Producer

Artists Associated With:

Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zepplin, Dusty Springfield, Allman Brothers, Chris Conner and Bob Dylan

 

 

 

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Nile Rodgers

Music Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Arranger, Composer and Guitarist

Artists Associated With:

Chic, Debbie Harry, Madonna, INXS, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Daft Punk, Philip Bailey, Pharrell Williams, Bryan Ferry, and Sister Sledge.

 

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Giorgio Moroder

Singer, Songwriter, DJ, Record Producer

 Artists Associated With:

Donna Summer, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Irene Cara,  and Berlin

 

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Prince Rogers Nelson

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Record Producer

Artists Associated With:

The Time, Vanity 6, The Family, Jill Jones, Sheila E, Apollonia 6, Madhouse, Bonie Boyer, Rosie Gaines, Mayte and  Eric Leeds

 

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David A. Stewart

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer

Artists Associated With:

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Spiritual Cowboys, and Candy Dulfer

 

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Quincy Jones

Record Producer, Conductor, Musician, Composer and Arranger

Artists Associated With:

Sarah Vaughn, Michael Jackson, Brothers Johnson, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Tevin Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin and Lesley Gore.

 

 

Artwork & Pictures Sources:
By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47863393
By TimDuncan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20727108
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