Don Was is a bassist in the band Was (Not Was), a successful music producer for artists like The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and the president of legendary jazz label Blue Note Records. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pick the brain of the multi-talented Don Was about his influences, what he looks for in an artist and what he loves about music. Plus, Jim and Greg review new albums from indie rock band Superchunk and rapper Dessa.
Bass player and record producer Don Was is a Renaissance man in the music world. Whether he's producing albums for bands like the Rolling Stones or running the jazz label Blue Note Records or playing in his own band Was (Not Was) or directing documentaries about fellow musicians like Brian Wilson, Don always knows what he's doing. As he tells Marc, Don attributes a lot of his expertise to growing up in Detroit just as a pivotal shift in the American music scene was happening in the Motor City. This episode is sponsored by Drunk History on Comedy Central, Audible, and the Rise and Grind Podcast.
Married Co-Hosts Randy Thomas & Arnie Wohl along with Music Connection's Mark Nardone, welcome the iconic Musician & Producer Don Was. Don retraces his prolific career, talking to the trio about records he has produced for The Rolling Stones, Gregg Allman, John Mayer, and Don talks about his current position as the President of Blue Note Records.To cap off this history filled episode, Pop Artist, Influencer, & Entrepreneur Shelita Burke, shares her Tip Jar about Artists creating a conversation with fans around their music that ultimately leads to a deeper connection with them.
May 18, 2015: Recorded at the famous Capitol Building in LA, Robert and legendary music producer Don Was talk about music, music and more music.
Don has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, John Mayer and many more. Now, he is president of Blue Note Records and talks about life on the "other side."