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Russ Titelman

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b. 16 August 1944, LA, California, USA. Titelman was raised within the popular musical environment which was the 50s’ LA, and quickly produced connections which would help him throughout his lengthy career within the entertainment business. The main of the was Phil Spector. After producing his debut like a guitarist for the Paris Sisters’ ‘Become My Boy’ in 1961, Titelman became a full-time person in the Spectors Three Vocal Trio. By the next year he previously graduated from senior high school and began studying crisis at LA City College. Nevertheless, he quickly elected to come back towards the music market, and moved into the studio room with close friends to record a music entitled ‘Simply A Little Contact Of Your Like’. Songwriter Barry Mann after that got Titelman to NY, where he had written tracks for the Cinderellas – ‘Baby, Baby (I Still Like You)’ – amongst others. He also caused Carole Ruler as his arranger, and offered the Chiffons and Lesley Gore with tracks. Brian Wilson from the Seaside Young boys was his co-writer on two tracks, ‘Sheri, She Requirements Me’ and ‘Think I’m Dumb’, the second option documented by Glen Campbell. In 1964 he became a member of the Shindig tv house band, of which period he also made an appearance on Righteous Brothers and Phil Ochs classes. Relocating to film function, he collaborated with Jack port Nitzsche on Town FROM THE Giants along with a declined rating for Candy, before documenting ‘Memo From Turner’ with Ry Cooder and Randy Newman for the Mick Jagger film, Efficiency. That soundtrack began Titelman’s 25 yr association with Warner Brothers Information. Through his a friendly relationship with Lowell George he created Small Feat’s debut recording, but he didn’t turn into a full-time employee at Warners until July 1971 ‘because I had been just like a hippie and I didn’t desire a full-time work.’ He became friend and maker to Randy Newman, and with the 70s done tasks with James Taylor, Graham Central Station, Rickie Lee Jones and George Harrison. In the first 80s he created for Chaka Khan, and was co-producer on Paul Simon’s Hearts And Bone fragments. Beyond mainstream rock and roll and pop, his use jazz and R&B performers has combined him with George Benson, David Sanborn, Womack And Womack and Patti Austin. From 1989-94 he worked well extensively with Eric Clapton, and several cite his efforts to Journeyman, 24 Evenings, Unplugged and THROUGH THE Cradle as essential to Clapton’s renaissance.

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Full Name Russ Titelman
Date Of Birth August 16, 1944
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Guess I'm Dumb" - uncredited
Where the Heart Is 2000 producer: "What'd I Say"
Madeline 1998 producer: "In Two Straight Lines"
Rush 1991 producer: "Tears in Heaven", "Help Me Up", "Don't Know Which Way To Go"
Cadillac Man 1990 writer: "TATTLER"
Breakin' 1984 producer: "Ain't Nobody" - as Russ Titleman
Night Shift 1982 producer: "Everlasting Love"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Melvin and Howard 1980 writer: "Gone Dead Train"
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Performance 1970 performer: "Gone Dead Train" / writer: "Gone Dead Train"
Poor Cow 1967 writer: "Baby, Baby I Still Love You" - uncredited
The Go!! Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Village of the Giants 1965 "Marianne", "Nothing Can Stand In My Way"
Shindig! TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1964 - 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary song producer: "Lean On Me"
Madeline 1998 song producer
Naked Songs: The Life & Times of Rickie Lee Jones 1996 Documentary music producer
Rush 1991 score producer
Performance 1970 musician - as Russel Titelman

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unplugged TV Series documentary sound mixer - 1 episode, 1992 sound recordist - 1 episode, 1992

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 2010 Video documentary Himself - LA Producer & Songwriter
Geoffrey Holder: The Unknown Side... 2002 Documentary Himself
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series Himself - Singer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year Rush (1991) · Eric Clapton


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