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.


Jerry Wexler

Music Producer

Artists Associated With:

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





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.



Giorgio Moroder

Singer, Songwriter, DJ, Record Producer

 Artists Associated With:

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




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



David A. Stewart

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer

Artists Associated With:

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



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,
By TimDuncan – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


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