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John Wooler Interview from Village Studios here!
Courtesy of Record Production, Babblefish and studioexpreso
With 26 Grammy
nominations and 5 wins, Wooler is best known for his production
work with numerous legendary and new breaking artists from Albert
Collins, Pop Staples to Dan Brodie and the Young Dubliners. Partial
credits include: Hadda Brooks, the Icebreakers, Bill & Bonnie
Hearne, Larry McCray, Eliades Ochoa , Mike Oldfield, Wanda Jackson,
Siedah, Robben Ford and Pepesito Reyes, to name a few.
John brings his vast expertise in the area of A&R as former
Senior VP at Virgin Records America and as President of Point Blank
Records, the label he launched and ran for thirteen years. He is
responsible for signing John Lee, Van Morrison, John Hammond, Pops
Staples and Siedah among others.
He currently serves on the advisory board and consults with various
record companies including the EMI Music Group.
has set a track record for developing and signing new acts including
Dan Brodie whose debut was nominated for two Ari Awards (equivalent
of a Grammy in Australia).
Wooler who is
outspoken about the current Music trends, is an in-demand speaker
and contributor to various industry panels and educational organizations.
He's part-time professor at Cal State Pomona Music Dept.
Wooler knew legendary Johnny Lee Hooker (passed away at age 83 in
2001) and said the blues master was a ``very humble, sweet man,
always in good spirits. He just kept going. .... He wanted to keep
working. He was planning to do a new record, but he hadn't started,"
says John Wooler.
An Avid photographer, John has contributed to numerous albums.
Nominated for 2003 Latin Grammy Award, Wooler has produced the new
album called Sublime Ilusion (Higher Octave World) by Cuban guitarist
and Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa (with guest musicians
Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo, and Charlie Musselwhite). He also produced
the new release by Siedah on Om/Higher Octive featuring "Man
In The Mirror" (written by Siedah & formerly performed
by Michael Jackson).
Credits: Most recently John has joined Sunset
Strip.com where he hosts the JW
guitar great Robben Ford's cd on Concord Jazz with Niko Bolas engineering.
Latest releases from Wanda Jackson (with Elvis Costello and Dave
Alvin) and Eraul Malo (Marverick's lead singer) both on CMH Records
were produced by Wooler. John
Wooler (Point Blank/Virgin) is the VP of Music Services and
Licensing at PlayNetwork.
the Wooler RP video interview here!
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