Pop Chronicles Interviews #164 - Bumps Blackwell
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- Early career and musical background 0:05:36
- General Ensley Llewelyn; military service; early fellow musicians; association with Quincy Jones, Buddy Catlett, Roscoe Weathers; Bumps Blackwell Junior Band; move to Los Angeles; Lloyd Price, Fats Domino; Morgan family (Hite; Dorinda; Bruce); Specialty Records 0:06:54
- Little Richard; "Tutti Frutti"; Pat Boone; breaking out of rhythm and blues charts; "Long Tall Sally"; "Confidential" 0:06:22
- Sam Cooke; experience with S.R. Crain, Soul Stirrers, and gospel music; Lou Rawls; gospel-pop crossover artists; question about "You Send Me" 0:06:33
- Blackwell responds; "I'll Come Running Back to You"; Sam Cooke; Bill Cook and Atlantic Records; "Summertime" and "You Send Me"; The Pied Pipers; Art Rupe; Keen Records 0:07:58
- Keen Records; "You Send Me" and "Summertime" continued; Ed Sullivan Show; impact of Sam Cooke's style 0:06:01
- What kind songs he tried to find for Sam Cooke; "Twistin' the Night Away"; stylistic influence of gospel music; story about playing a record for Jerry (possibly Johnny) Mandel, Quincy Jones, and Benny Carter; accompaniment for Sam Cooke; admiration for Duke Ellington; meeting Mercer Ellington; arranging for Sam Cooke 0:06:10
- Arranging for Sam Cooke continued; arranging for Little Richard; Hugh McDonald (or McDowell); sound engineering 0:07:01
- Importance of A&R and sound engineering knowledge; Rex Productions with Lou Adler Herb Alpert, Fred Smith, Goldsmith; Herb Alpert; Thomas Dorsey and gospel music and jubilee music; Clarence Fountain; Bessie Griffin 0:12:46
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Pop Chronicles Interviews #164 - Bumps Blackwell, audio recording, April 3, 1968; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1692066/: accessed March 20, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.