Trust In Love – James Gallagher

The Book

Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Two at once… “Sadie” Thom and the “C” bus WMMR Radio Concerts   Don Murray and I were assigned to record a project with Thom Bell. It was to be the next Spinners album but at that time we were recording two albums at the same time. We[…]

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Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Working some classic hits! “Ten Percent” / “Bad Luck” / “Wake Up Everybody” “Close the Door” / “Then Came You” Changes to the team: Resurrection Rhythm Section   One night soon after being promoted to a First Engineer I was booked in Studio 2 with Norman Harris for[…]

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Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Rock and Roll! Duke, James and Good God! Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall   Don Murray is a wonderful man. He was a very close friend and the engineer I spent a lot of time with while having been requested by Thom Bell. Don has[…]

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Chapter 7

Chapter 7 My first times as a First Engineer Bunny “Living for the Weekend” / “I Lied” / Life on Mars   One of the first sessions I got to record a part of was a string and horn date for Gamble and Huff with Bobby Martin doing the arrangement.[…]

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Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Gams and Huff and more time with Joe “The Rich Get Richer” “Dirty Old Man” / “When Will I See You Again?” / “She Loves You”   Another funny moment I recall working with Joe Tarsia was a night (which was rare with Joe) and we were mixing[…]

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Chapter 5 Part 2

Within a year of opening 309 Joe expanded his thriving business to New York. Sigma leased space in the same building that houses the Ed Sullivan Theater. Joe built three studios there. Some of the greatest artist of the 70’s and 80s used them: The Talking Heads, Steely Dan, and[…]

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Chapter 5 Part 1

Chapter 5 Requested and then assigned to Joe! “The Love I Lost” / “Mighty Love” / “I Love Music” / “Stairway to Heaven” After a few months Joe wanted to see if I had learned the ropes and if I was ready for sessions with the bigger clients, I guess.[…]

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Philly Soul The Spinners Live / “Love Don’t Love Nobody” “Kiss and Say Goodbye” / “K-Jee” / “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” / “Love Epidemic” I once, as an assistant, was requested to work a live recording in the now non-existent nightclub The Latin Casino. It was Thom[…]

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Chapter 3 Part 2

One day as I was assisting on a string session for Thom Bell and one of the violinists, whose first name was Americus I believe, came into the control room to listen to a playback. He was an elderly Italian American. He stood there listening and looking at the console[…]

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Thom Bell and Linda Creed Today, I’m a Pro! “You Make Me Feel Brand New” / Mighty Love / “For the Love of Money” In the first few months, I got to work with Thom Bell on two projects while assisting Don Murray at night. Thom who had[…]

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