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Recording With Hubert Sumlin and Keith Richards

By on Aug 26, 2015 in Rob's Blog |

The last cut on Hubert Sumlin’s record, “This Is the End, Little Girl,” was recorded at Keith’s house in that same place with that same setup. It was only Keith, Hubert, and Paul Nowinski – the bass player – on that. That was our setup from the previous night. Hubert had come over to have a meeting with Keith to discuss business. Afterwards, we went downstairs...

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Sheryl Crow Calls

By on Feb 3, 2015 in History |

When Timeless came out and Sheryl Crow called me – there are a dozen artists on the record. About half of them called me just to say, “Wow, man, what a sound. How did you guys get that sound?” This was the typical question. The Sheryl Crow conversation is the one that sticks in my mind because this was funny. We already knew each other. Sheryl calls and says, “Rob,...

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Recording Keith Richards & “You Win Again”

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Music Production |

The production arc which started with Wingless Angels, sidetracked on Bridges to Babylon, blossomed during the production of Keith Richards You Win Again and Hubert Sumlin’s About Them Shoes. In this installment, I talk about the making of You Win Again. The Hubert Sumlin Rehearsal There was a rehearsal at Keith’s house for Hubert Sumlin’s record. Hubert...

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Taking Flight With Wingless Angels

By on Oct 1, 2014 in Music Production |

“You don’t in fact need a studio. You need a room. It’s just where you put the microphones.” – Keith Richards – Life The road to “You Win Again” started Thanksgiving of ’95. “Wingless Angels” came out while we were on the road with “Bridges to Babylon.” I don’t know if it was ’97 or ’98; either late ’97 or early ’98. I...

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Bob Dylan’s Before The Flood 40 Years Later

By on Jun 19, 2014 in History | 1 comment

Look back at Bob Dylan’s Before The Flood and you’ll know you’re hearing iconic performances by Bob Dylan and The Band. Spend some time on the internet and you’ll know how this tour and show affected fans who were there. I’d never quite seen anything like the outpouring of love and adoration that came from the audiences. For me, at 22...

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