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John Wooler Interview from Village Studios here!
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With 26 Grammy
nominations and 5 wins, Wooler is best known for his production
work with numerous legendary and breaking artists from Albert
Collins, Pop Staples to Dan Brodie and the Young Dubliners. Partial
credits include: John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Isaac Hayes, Charlie Musselwhite, Van Morrison, Pop Staples and the Staple singers Johnny Winter, Albert Collins to name a few. During his time, he has worked on approximately 170 albums. In addition, Wooler has produced several projects in Memphis working with many of the Stax musicians in addition to Hi records with Willie Mitchell, 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 has serves on the advisory board and consults with various
record companies including the EMI Music Group and more recently Mood Media, the world’s leading in-store media solutions with clients to include: T-Mobile, Marriott, Mercedes-Benz and Starbucks.
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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).
outspoken about the current Music trends, and is an in-demand speaker
and contributor to various industry panels and educational organizations -- formerly a 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 produced 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 Siedah on Om/Higher Octive performing "Man
In The Mirror" (written by Siedah & originally performed
by Michael Jackson).
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.
the Wooler RP video interview here!
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