Ramone made merely good artists sound great
Phil Ramone — producer, engineer and sound innovator — put to taPe cultural touchstones, working with the likes of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand and many more. The 14-time Grammy winner died March 30.
Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013 12:00 am
That Phil Ramone was a musical force in the recording studio is undeniable, and the evidence lies in the range of his accomplishments. For example, within one three-year period in the early 1960s, Ramone mixed Lesley Gore’s smash hit “It’s My Party,” recorded Marilyn Monroe seducing President John F. Kennedy in song on his birthday and engineered essential recordings by jazz innovators Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy.
Ramone, who died March 30 in his late 70s or early 80s, depending on sources, would have been only around 30 at the time.
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