FM Odyssey salutes the "Master", Phil Ramone. A recording engineer, record producer & artist! His early recording and producing credits came from working on John Coltrane albums and engineering the landmark: Getz/Gilberto' album in 1964, for which he won his
From there he produced albums for : Clay Aiken,
Burt Bacharach, The Band, Bono, Laura Branigan,
Ray Charles, Karen Carpenter, Chicago, Natalie Cole,
Bob Dylan, Sheena Easton, Gloria Estefan,
Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones,
B.B. King, Julian Lennon, Shelby Lynne, Madonna,
Barry Manilow, Richard Marx, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Liza Minnelli, Anne Murray,
Olivia Newton-John, Sinéad O'Connor, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter, Paul and Mary, André Previn,
Diane Schuur, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, The Guess Who, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and more!
He is also credited with having recorded Marilyn Monroe's intoxicated version of
"Happy Birthday to You" to President John F. Kennedy.
Phil was nominated for 33 Grammy awards, winning 14!!
FM Odyssey dedicates this entire show to the music that became the soundtrack of our lives.
- Fred Migliore