Recording Studios: Tom Jones Part IV

Recording Studios: Drawing on his extensive musical experience, in 2012 Jones became a judge on the BBC musical-competition reality show The Voice. In May of that year he released the album Spirit in the Room, which included covers of songs by Paul McCartney, Paul...

Recording Studios: Janis Joplin Part IV

Recording Studios:  After hearing Joplin at Monterey, Columbia Records President Clive Davis wanted to sign the band. Albert Grossman, who already managed Bob Dylan, the Band, and Peter, Paul & Mary, later signed on as the band’s manager, and was able to get...

Recording Studios: Leonard Cohen Part IV

Recording Studios: In 1974, Cohen returned to studio recordings with New Skin for the Old Ceremony, which while maintaining Cohen’s characteristically downbeat mood also featured fuller arrangements than his previous albums. Among the standout tracks from this...

Recording Studios: Tom Petty Part V

Recording Studios: Part V of our series on rock legend Tom Petty In 1986, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers embarked on a tour with Bob Dylan—performing both their own material and serving as Dylan’s backup band—before returning to the studio to record Let Me Up (I’ve...

Recording Studios: History of Soul IV

Recording Studios: Booker T. & the M.G.’s also played on the records of Otis Redding, Stax’s biggest star. Otis had a strong voice that was perfect for up-tempo soul, but he could also use a softer voice in romantic soul ballads. His dynamic...