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Interviews and discussions about music, the universe and everything. From composer Richard Niles featuring the most acclaimed talents in Pop, Jazz and R&B

Interviews and discussions about music, the universe and everything. From composer Richard Niles featuring the most acclaimed talents in Pop, Jazz and R&B

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United States

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Interviews and discussions about music, the universe and everything. From composer Richard Niles featuring the most acclaimed talents in Pop, Jazz and R&B

Language:

English

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+1 (949) 800-9907


Episodes

Richard Niles interviews Legendary producer SHEL TALMY

7/22/2021
SHEL TALMY is one of the most innovative and influential record producers in popular music. It could be said, with a great deal of justification, that he created the SOUND of the 1960s. I’m talking about the power, the glory, the in-your-face gut punching power of rock. One thing you notice about Shel immediately is that you’re talking to a very clever man with a brain the size of Jupiter that got him on the Quiz Kids TV show. He worked for 3 years in television, and then worked as an...

Duration:00:39:58

Tony Currie Interview

7/14/2021
Is radio important? Tony Currie thinks so. This golden voiced Scottish radio legend started broadcasting in 1972 at KPFK in Los Angeles started Radio Clyde, Scotland's first independent local radio station, became an announcer on Scottish Television, became Controller of Programmes for the Cable Authority, and the ITC, Director for BBC Scotland's television channels BBC ONE Scotland and BBC TWO Scotland, chairing both the Royal Television Society Scotland and the Radio Academy in Scotland....

Duration:00:55:24

KIM CHANDLER Interview

7/8/2021
A vocal master-class from Kim Chandler, perhaps the UK’s top vocal coach. ALL singers should LISTEN and LEARN from this interview. The legendary Australian runs a busy private vocal studio where she teaches an elite team of professional singers, artists and other vocal coaches. Kim is a regular presenter at national & international voice conferences and is a past President of the prestigious British Voice Association. Her high profile clients include Beverly Knight, Paloma Faith, Sarah...

Duration:00:49:16

MUSICIAN’S FUNNIES 03 - RICHARD NILES laughs with PHIL SPALDING

7/3/2021
Bass player Phil Spalding tells amusing (and frightening) stories of his crazy journey through the world of ROCK playing for Mick Jagger, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Toyah, Joe Cocker, Marcella Detroit and Seal. Together we wrote 4 songs recorded for Ray Charles on his Strong Love Affair album. Maybe not exactly a “laff riot” – but certainly a RIOT! This is killer stuff and you only get this with Radio Richard. LIKE this video! SUBSCRIBE to our social media! DONATE to our PATREON! Pretty...

Duration:00:29:44

STUART EPPS Interview

6/27/2021
From tea-boy to Producer, from assistant to Studio Manager. Producer/engineer and all ‘round nice guy STUART EPPS talks about working with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Robbie Williams, George Harrison, Twisted Sister, Bill Wyman, Gus Dudgeon and many more. If you’re interested in how some classic hits were made, settle back for a laid back chat about the 1960s – Today! And a bonus couple of Musician’s Funnies as well. This is killer stuff and you only get this with Radio Richard. LIKE...

Duration:01:13:50

STEVE ROWLAND Interview 2

6/24/2021
Wanna go racing with James Dean? Wanna make out with Sandra Dee? Wanna hit the beach with Natalie Wood? Wanna make the scene with Ed ‘Kookie’ Burns and Marlon Brando? In Part 2 of my interview with actor, hit recording artist & record producer STEVE ROWLAND he talks about coming from ‘50s Hollywood to Swingin’ London in the 60s. (WARNING: There are a couple of swear words that are perhaps inappropriate for children under 12.) And Steve’s dog May Lin makes a cameo appearance! This is killer...

Duration:00:46:16

MUSICIAN’S FUNNIES 02 - RICHARD NILES laughs with MO FOSTER

6/22/2021
Bassist/composer/author Mo Foster has credits any other musician would find tiring! Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Brian May, Ringo Starr, Gil Evans, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard… I could go on but then I’d be too shagged out to continue this intro. Mo’s book British Rock Guitar is so much more than the unimaginative title suggests. Filled with fascinating facts and hysterical stories, this is the book to have when you’re on the loo after eating a particularly challenging curry. The best...

Duration:00:52:49

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HOLLYWOOD? - Author and film historian Martin Turnbull interviews Richard Niles

6/17/2021
Richard Niles is re-releasing WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HOLLYWOOD? by his stepfather, screenwriter Jesse Lasky Jr. He has written an informative Foreword and added almost 400 rare photographs. The book tells the story of growing up in the dusty streets of Hollywood when his father produced the first feature film, and started a company that became Paramount. A compelling personal memoir written by a masterful writer, Lasky describes his life as a Hollywood screenwriter for Cecil B. De Mille, Harry...

Duration:00:53:23

MUSICIAN’S FUNNIES 01 - RICHARD NILES laughs with JOHN ALTMAN

6/14/2021
When musicians get together, they tell funny stories about all the ridiculous, amusing, surprising, crazy, psycho things that happen to them – while they’re trying to make a living. So here is a new series of interviews, MUSICIAN’S FUNNIES on Radio Richard where you get to listen in and giggle along to those conversations. Film composer (James Bond, Monty Python), arranger (Tina Turner, Bjork) and jazz saxophonist John Altman has more stories than a barrel of monkeys and an encyclopedic...

Duration:00:55:49

GARY SINISE Interview (and DANNY GOTTLIEB)

6/9/2021
Thanks to all my Radio Richard listeners and today I have a special treat for you, my 2010 interview with Gary Sinise. star of stage and screen, well-loved for his many film roles such as Apollo 13, Forest Gump, and of course as the rugged Detective Mac Taylor in CSI: New York!!!” It’s easy to put people in convenient little boxes, but some people have more than one talent. Not only is Gary Sinise a superb actor and an actual movie star, he’s a rockin’, funky-butt bass player!! For this...

Duration:00:32:11

STEVE ROWLAND Interview 1

6/2/2021
Actor, singer and record producer Steve Rowland has had an incredible career by any standards. As a teenager he qualified for the Olympics as a diver. When an accident ended that, he burst into 1950s as an actor and singer with a family full of Hollywood royalty. His father was Roy Rowland, a successful director and his mother Ruth a respected writer. Her uncle was feared mogul Louis B. Mayer. Steve’s uncle was director/producer Jack Cummings. He also became a gossip columnist for a number...

Duration:00:41:10

HB BARNUM Interview

5/27/2021
Legendary Arranger/Producer H.B.Barnum has been successful in every decade since the 1950s. Although working for the FBI (!), he became a singer in doo-wop groups the Dootones and the Robins, also working as an A&R man. The multi-instrumentalist decided to concentrate on music when he had a hit with “Pink Shoelaces” (Dodie Stevens). He arranged for Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, Motown – The Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smoky Robinson “Shop Around”....

Duration:00:29:15

RAY RUSSELL Interview

5/23/2021
Ray is well respected both as a top studio guitarist and a jazz player working with a host of stars from pop and rock (David Bowie, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Lulu, George Martin, Heaven 17, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Phil Spector, Scott Walker, Andy Williams and Tina Turner), as well as jazz (Mo Foster, Anthony Jackson, Gary Moore, Simon Phillips, John Barry, Gil Evans, Michael Gibbs and RMS). He is also a composer well-known for his work on shows such as A Touch of Frost, Bergerac,...

Duration:00:44:42

BLUE WEAVER Interview

5/20/2021
Amen Corner. Fairweather. The Strawbs. Mott The Hoople. Pet Shop Boys. The Bee Gees. The Strawbs again! The very nice (and Welsh) keyboardist, composer, producer BLUE WEAVER talks about his amazing career with stories about Jimi Hendrix, Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman told in passing. Bleu shows you the working process of the professional musician from the inside. This is the guy who helped the Bee Gees create their new sound on records like “Jive Talking” , “You Should Be Dancing” and...

Duration:01:06:03

AL Di MEOLA Interview and Performance

5/16/2021
Award winning guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola visited my home studio for an interview that will be a special treat to guitarists and music lovers. He spoke about how he developed his music, his explorations in sound and his love of Latin music. He also played two beautiful pieces from his (then) new album Flesh on Flesh (2002) live on acoustic guitar. [There is also an amusing moment when we talk of the amazing new development – SATTELITE RADIO!] This is a unique masterclass from a monster...

Duration:00:28:04

MICHAEL GIBBS Interview 1

5/14/2021
Michael Gibbs is one of the most innovative composers in jazz working with Gary Burton, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Whitney Houston, George Martin, Elton John, Sting, Peter Gabriel and John Scofield. He was my composition teacher at the Berklee College of Music (1974-5) and I played in his band (which I named) The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra. He is interviewed and his music analyzed in my book “The Invisible Artist”. I cannot say that his work is influential because his...

JIMMIE HASKELL Interview - Part 1

5/5/2021
I’ve never met anyone who I instantly liked as much as Jimmie Haskell. You can tell from the way we’re joking around in this 2002 interview that there was an instant rapport. In my book, “The Invisible Artist” I refer to his “gentle, understated sense of humor”. I ‘got’ him and he liked that I ‘got’ him. And respected him. Haskell was successful as an arranger and producer from the late 1950’s starting out with Ricky Nelson to working with artists such as Sheryl Crow. His impressive credits...

Duration:00:23:43

History of Pop Arranging – Part 3

5/2/2021
RR listeners will have heard interviews with Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and David Van De Pitte. But here’s part 3 of my BBC series on the contribution of arrangers, to Motown, Stax, Muscle Shoals and more, putting it all in context. With excerpts of some great music the publishers will try to cut out! Listen, enjoy, subscribe. Part 4 next week! This is killer stuff and you only get this with Radio Richard. LIKE this video! SUBSCRIBE to our social media! DONATE to our PATREON! Pretty...

Duration:00:29:10

JERRY WEXLER Interview - Part 3

4/27/2021
Co-Founder of Atlantic Records. Producer of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Dire Straits and Bob Dylan. Inventor of the term ‘Rhythm & Blues’. New York. Memphis. Muscle Shoals. I interviewed Wexler in 2003 for my BBC documentary series “Richard Niles’ History of Pop Arranging” and for my book “The Invisible Artist” (2009). This interview is not only historically important. Wexler enabled and encouraged some of the...

Duration:00:18:16

JERRY WEXLER Interview - Part 2

4/24/2021
Co-Founder of Atlantic Records. Producer of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Etta James, Sam & Dave, Dire Straits and Bob Dylan. Inventor of the term ‘Rhythm & Blues’. New York. Memphis. Muscle Shoals. I interviewed Wexler in 2003 for my BBC documentary series “Richard Niles’ History of Pop Arranging” and for my book “The Invisible Artist” (2009). This interview is not only historically important. Wexler enabled and encouraged some of the...

Duration:00:31:59