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Me & Mr Paul

 The first artist of note I ever had the opportunity to produce was Billy Paul. Most of you will know the name from a huge hit he had in the early 70s titled Me And Mrs. Jones. It was nearly…
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Executive Action


In the music industry, production is a fascinating area. The job description has not evolved that much since the early days. The tools change, but you still need to be parts musician, engineer, diplomat, psychiatrist, best friend, mother, father,…
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Who's The Boss?

The year was 1990. Curtis had a new record out and though it was not the huge hit we all had hoped for, it resulted in more work for him, not only abroad but in the US as well. Until…
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Simply Red...In The Face

So I’m hanging backstage at London’s prestigious Towne & Country where we are about to do a show. Now one thing about playing with a high profile artist like Curtis Mayfield is, you never know whom you will meet or…
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The Colour Of Money

During my tenure at Ichiban Records I had several job titles. The main two were staff producer and studio manager. When I wasn’t busy working on a project with an artist of mine, I was responsible for over seeing the…