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Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd
Joe Boyd in Brussels - May 2008
Background information
Born (1942-08-05) August 5, 1942
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Hannibal Records
Website joeboyd.co.uk

Joe Boyd (born August 5, 1942) is an American record producer and writer. He formerly owned Witchseason production company and Hannibal Records. Boyd has played a crucial role in the recording careers of Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, Vashti Bunyan, John and Beverley Martyn, Maria Muldaur, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Muzsikás.[1]

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Records produced or co-produced 2
    • 1960s 2.1
    • 1970s 2.2
    • 1980s 2.3
    • 1990s 2.4
    • 2000s 2.5
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Career

Boyd was born in Muddy Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.[3] Boyd was responsible for the sound at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when Bob Dylan played a controversial set backed by electric musicians.[4]

In 1964, Boyd paid his first visit to Britain, returning the following year to establish an overseas office of Elektra Records.[5] In 1966, Boyd opened UFO Club, London’s first psychedelic ballroom. He worked with UFO regulars Pink Floyd, and produced their first single, "Arnold Layne", and recordings by Soft Machine.[6] Boyd worked extensively with audio engineer John Wood at Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea. In this studio, Boyd and Wood made a succession of celebrated albums with British folk and folk rock artists, including the Incredible String Band, Martin Carthy, Nick Drake,[7] John Martyn, Fairport Convention and Richard Thompson.[8] Some of these were produced by Boyd's production company, Witchseason.

Boyd returned to the United States at the end of 1970 to work as a music producer for Warner Bros. with special input into films, where he collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the sound track release of A Clockwork Orange.[9] Boyd also contributed to the soundtrack of Deliverance, directed by John Boorman, where he supervised the recording of "Dueling Banjos", which became a hit single for Eric Weissberg.[10] Boyd also produced and co-directed the film documentary Jimi Hendrix (1973). In the States, Boyd produced albums by Maria Muldaur and Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Boyd subsequently founded the Hannibal Records label in 1980 (later absorbed into Rykodisc), which released albums by Richard Thompson and many recordings of world music, including Hungarian band Muzsikás. Boyd also produced R.E.M.'s third album Fables of the Reconstruction (1985), and records by Billy Bragg and 10,000 Maniacs.

Boyd was executive producer for the 1988 feature film Scandal, starring John Hurt and Bridget Fonda about the Profumo Affair in UK politics in 1963. Boyd left Hannibal/Ryko in 2001 and his autobiography, White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s, was published in 2006 by Serpent's Tail in the UK.

In 2008, Boyd was a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists.[11]

Records produced or co-produced

1960s

1966
1967
1968
1969

1970s

1970
1971
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978

1980s

1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

1990s

1990
1991
1992
  • Trans-Danubian Swineherd's Music (Orbestra)
1994
  • Songhai 2 (Ketama, Toumani Diabate and Danny Thompson)
1996
1997
  • Cuba Linda (Alfredo Rodriguez)
  • Malembe (¡Cubanismo!)
1998
1999

2000s

2002
  • Half Smile (The Hank Dogs)
2004
  • Private Astronomy (Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic Ensemble)
  • Mares Profundos (Virginia Rodrigues)
2005
2007
  • Breathe with Me (Athena)

References

  1. ^ Boyd, Joe, White Bicycles - Making Music in the 1960s, Serpent's Tail, 2006. ISBN 1-85242-910-0
  2. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Joe Boyd Interview". Richieunterberger.com. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  3. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 21–27.
  4. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 96–107.
  5. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 109–117.
  6. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 143–166.
  7. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 191–202.
  8. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 166–170.
  9. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, pp. 235–238.
  10. ^ Boyd, 2006, White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s, p. 238.
  11. ^ "7th Annual IMA Judges". Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  12. ^ "A Cold Wind Blows". informatik.uni-hamburg. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ Jimi Hendrix at the Internet Movie Database
  14. ^ Larry Crane, "Interview with Joe Boyd", Tape Op, July/Aug 2007

Further reading

External links

  • Joe Boyd Official Website
  • Joe Boyd interviewed on The Current
  • PUNKCAST#1129 Video of 'White Bicycles' reading in NYC, Mar 28 2007. (RealPlayer, mp4)
  • Joe Boyd interviewed about Nick Drake
  • 2011 Interview about White Bicycles, Hannibal Records, and live show with Robyn Hitchcock
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