Don Was

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Kris Kristofferson, Nile Rodgers, Berry Gordy & More Remember The Beatles on ‘Ed Sullivan’

“The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” airs on CBS Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

02/07/2014

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Five Great Albums By Classic Artists In 2013

We’re grateful that some of the greatest artists of all time are still adding to their respective legacies with excellent new albums. Here, then, are five great albums that legends released in 2013.

12/30/2013

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Eric Church, Jackson Browne, Pat Monahan To Pay Tribute To Gregg Allman

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman” will feature a lineup of major stars paying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band’s leader.

10/23/2013

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Don Was On Bonnie Raitt’s 4 Wins At The 1990 GRAMMYS: “It Was Really Intense”

Don Was has had some great experiences at the GRAMMY Awards. In 1994, he was named Producer of The Year.  That same year, he was the musical director for a tribute to Curtis Mayfield that […]

02/06/2013

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Don Was On Aaron Neville’s ‘My True Story’: ‘Karaoke Doo-Wop Would Not Be Appealing’

New Orleans legend Aaron Neville has listened to doo-wop music for his entire life, but until today (January 22), he’d never released an album paying tribute to the genre.  His latest effort, My True Story, […]

01/22/2013

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Don Was On Working With Keith Richards: “It’s A Transformative Experience”

Tuesday (January 22) sees the release of Aaron Neville’s new album, My True Story.  A collection of classic doo-wop numbers, Neville teamed up with a pretty heavy-duty production team for the album: Don Was and […]

01/21/2013

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Don Was To Van Morrison: ‘Write Some Songs That Mean Something To You’

Last year saw the quiet release of Van Morrison‘s 34th album, Born To Sing: No Plan B. One of the reasons that it didn’t get a lot of press was that Van historically isn’t fond of doings interviews or promotion. But Radio.com talked to Don Was — the president of his record label, Blue Note Records — about the album.

01/04/2013

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From Fleetwood Mac To Motown, Aaron Neville To Zeppelin: 15 Reasons 2013 Will Rock

2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]

01/03/2013

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Keith Richards To Don Was: ‘Are You Sure You Want To Be The Meat In This Sandwich?’

“So, here they are siting next to me on a sofa, and Mick was telling me what he wanted in a producer. And Keith was telling me why he didn’t want a producer! And they would not yield the conversation to each other. It might have been ten minutes — it was probably five — but they both talked at the same time and would not yield to the other guy!”

12/14/2012

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Don Was On Producing ‘Under The Red Sky’: ‘I Don’t Think I Was Of Great Service To Bob Dylan’

“From the time I was 14, all I wanted to do was play bass for Bob Dylan! And when I became a producer, I thought, ‘If I could produce Bob Dylan, that’d be incredible!’ And then it actually happened. The odds of that happening, man, are like, absurd! But the universe came together, and there I was, with Bob Dylan!”

12/14/2012

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