Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, 3 September 1990
The Flyte Tyme production man talks about working with Alexander O'Neal and Janet Jackson; about his and Terry Lewis' production approach and methods, and lists some of his favourite producers.
File format: mp3; file size: 18.6mb, interview length: 20' 20" sound quality: ***
Interview by Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages Audio, Fall 1992
Part One: Terry on setting up Jam & Lewis' Perspective label and producing Sounds of Blackness; what he and Jimmy ask of their acts; the duo's work ethic; looking back at The Time; on "attitude" records and revealing their artists' personalities; sustaining success and originality; race and the music business, and their role as producers. Part Two: Terry talks about producing his wife Karyn White; on what Prince and Madonna do which sets them apart; on Johnny Gill; on appealing to more than one age group; turning down established stars; on Ralph Tresvant and New Edition, and about the enduring talents of Janet Jackson.
File format: mp3; total file size: 52.4mb, total interview length: 54' 13" sound quality: ***
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