Film-Motion Pictures

Colin Bailey has written three drum method books, which are published by Hal Leonard.  The books are based on his own teaching style that he developed over the years with the students he took on while working as a session musician in Los Angeles.  In between studio calls Colin would give lessons to...
Niko Bolas has been a key producer and studio engineer in the music industry since the late 70s. In 1979, Niko started Record One Studios where he went to record a number of influential groups including Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, KISS, and John Meyer to name a few. In 1998, Niko launched Sonicbox...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Cab Calloway was the hip cat of the Big Band Era, leading a swinging orchestra and charting hit recordings. His flamboyant stage personality landed Cab acting roles on...
Harry Casey wrote a few songs and headed into a Miami studio with the simple goal of making a dance record. He used the studio musicians and would later ask those guys to tour with him when his record became a big hit. KC and the Sunshine Band helped define the disco era, even though Harry always...
Gene (Cip) Cipriano began his musical career with the big bands led by such stars as Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and Tex Beneke. He later moved to Los Angeles where he soon began his incredible career as a noted studio musician playing primarily the saxophone, oboe, flute, and clarinet. As a member...
Ronny Cox is the actor who played the guitar in the famous Dueling Banjo scene during the 1972 movie Deliverance. That movie moment led to a big boom in banjo and acoustic guitar (and canoe) sales around the world. It was also Ronny's first film role. Throughout his acting career he almost always...
Frank De Vito was the drummer and percussionist in the studios in Hollywood known as the Wrecking Crew.  His long career as a jazz player gave him the chance to work with Charlie Parker, Buddy DeFranco, Frank Sinatra, and several big bands.  As a rock musician in the studios, Frank recorded with...
Les Harrison is the president of Hollywood Sound Systems in Hollywood, California.  The company provides sound system and designs both to purchase and to rent and has been an innovator in the field since 1960.  The company has provided systems for recording studios, the film industry and for...
Mitch Holder is among the legendary Los Angeles recording studio musicians known for playing all styles of music.  As a well-respected guitarist, Mitch has played for nearly every studio and every composer in LA over the last forty years!  He has worked on movies for conductors such as John...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Lena Horne was a popular singer and actress who was dedicated to the Civil Rights movement beginning in the 1950s. She began her career singing in the chorus line at the...

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