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Jimmy Douglass Lecture (Seattle 2005) | Red Bull Music Academy

Jimmy Douglass actually commenced his studio career while still attending high school, securing a job as a tape duplicator/editor at the Atlantic Records facility in New York. There he was able to observe legendary figures such as Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin apply their skills to some now-historic recordings. Not a bad education for a novice. During the studio's downtime he also taught himself how to work the custom-made 16-channel console. What's more, when Douglass asked Wexler if he could use the facility to demo a band that he'd discovered, he was given the green light. From Aretha Franklin, and Roberta Flack, to Jay-Z and Timbaland, he's come a long way since then, learning new techniques and adapting to widely contrasting approaches while flipping between r 'n' b, rock, rap and hip hop. Sit down with a master of his craft at the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy.

TOPICS:
18:04 - Tape editing
21:39 - Producing
1:22:28 - “Just a Touch of Love”
1:29:47- Hall & Oates
1:40:00 - A&R

MUSIC:
01:18 - Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPoKi...
01:19 - Aaliyah – “We Need a Resolution” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQPvg...
01:20 - N.E.R.D. – “Lapdance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_uDc...
01:21 - Nelly Furtado – “Turn Off the Light” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOL7a...
1:29:47 - Hall & Oates – “She’s Gone” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnVXI...
1:32:05 - Ricky Martin – unknown

The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year.

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