Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Jimmy Miller: The Other George Martin

The "Let It Bleed" CD cover had been sitting on my stereo for like 6 months and the other day, I picked it up just to read its production credits. I had always assumed L.I.B. was produced by Mick and/or Keith. Turns out it was produced by a man named Jimmy Miller. A Goog/Wiki search revealed this man produced the "fab Four": Beggars' Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street (and Goat's Head Soup.)

Super-producer, you say? Well, hold on just a second. This man also produced Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and just in case those names don't mean much to you, he produced Motorhead. How's that for sheer diversity in musical styles?

Rhino Records' website has a good column on Miller's contribution to the Stones' sound. I also found this GREAT page which has a lot of quotes from and about Jimmy Miller and the making of Beggars' Banquet.

Anyone got any more dope on this man? If you do, please update the Wiki. Jimmy Miller deserves a more substantial Wiki entry.

Rock 101 quiz: How are the Rolling Stones connected to that classic John Bonham drum sound on "When The Levee Breaks"?

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