Danny Blume

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Danny Blume (born Daniel Blumenfeld January 17, 1960 in Berkeley CA) is an American music producer, musician, and composer. He is a Grammy Award winner, multiple Grammy nominee, and co-founder/owner of the production team GoodandEvil with Christian Castagno, with studios operating in Brooklyn and Woodstock New York. .

Blume grew up in Columbus and Athens, OH, surrounded by a family of bluegrass musicians. He started playing guitar at age 8, after hearing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album. At sixteen, he began performing professionally in various country-western and R&B bands in the Boston area. Blume relocated to New York City in 1987, and became heavily involved in the vibrant downtown music scene in the 1990s, performing and recording with Kid Creole and the Coconuts, as well as many other artists. In 1997, Blume met Christian Castagno, and with the start of their team GoodandEvil began his focus on production. With GoodandEvil he received the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album “Wonder Wheel”, and has been nominated for Grammys for Sex Mob’s “Sexotica”, and Miguel Bose’s “Papito”.

Some GoodandEvil productions include Naty Botero, Voltio, The Klezmatics, Liminal, Elysian Fields, the Yohimbe Brothers, Amanda Lepore, Jody Watley, Crystal Waters, Paper Lions and Northern State. His original scores include “Night of the Living Jews”, “Nosferatu” with Liminal, Susan Marshall’s dance performance “The One and Only You,” and Steven Koplowitz “A Walk Between Two Worlds”.

Highlights of his performing career include Liminal, the Lounge Lizards, Jill Sobule, Gavin Friday, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts for ten years. Blume has appeared on multiple television shows including the RuPaul show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live.

Awards[edit]

Production Shortlist[edit]

  • Sexotica, by Sex Mob
  • Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie, The Klezmatics
  • Portable Soundtracks for Temporary Utopias, Hungry March Band.
  • GoodandEvil Sessions, Blue Series Continuum
  • Te Quiero Mucho, by Naty Botero
  • Queen of the Meadow, by Elysian Fields
  • Pokémon "The Gang's All Here (remix)"
  • The Tao of Yo 2004, Yohimbe Brothers
  • Dying in Stereo, by Northern State
  • The Late Album, by David Poe
  • Psychopharmacology, by Firewater
  • Nosferatu, by Liminal
  • Pre-Set, by Liminal
  • One and Only You, by Liminal
  • Knitting Factory Live at the Whitney Museum (Liminal)
  • Goldberg Variations, by Uri Caine
  • “125th Street Congress (remix)”, Weather Report
  • Chaje Shukarije, by Esma Redžepova, guitar and electronics
  • Paper Lions, Paper Lions
  • “Get Into It”, by Amanda Lapore
  • Solvanut, by Jamie Saft
  • “Friends Remix”, by Jody Watley
  • “Quince Anos”, by Berlusconis - Quinceañera soundtrack
  • So Long, by Louque
  • Indus, by Algoritmo
  • “Fuck the Boys (remix)”, by Willa Ford feat. Lady May
  • “More To Life (remix)” feat. Ruff Ryders, by Stacie Orrico
  • “So Yesterday (remix)”, by Hilary Duff
  • Sum:1, by Sum
  • “Lamentation Song”, by Carl Rux
  • Bio Rhythms, by Atau Tanaka
  • “Watch My Mouth”, by Cazwell
  • Sparky, by Sparky
  • Do U Damage, The Specimen

Scoring[edit]

  • "Night of the Living Jews"
  • “Nosferatu”, Liminal
  • “The One and Only You,” Susan Marshall Dance Performance
  • "A Walk Between Two Worlds"

Engineer/Mix Shortlist[edit]

  • Felix da Housecat
  • “The Love Guru”, vocal tuning for Mike Meyers, guitar
  • Mago, Billy Martin
  • Feels Closer, by Layo & Bushwacka!
  • Camp Songs, Ben Perowsky
  • La Mar Enfortuna, Oren Bloedow and Jennifer Charles
  • Best Reason to Buy The Sun, by Benevento/Russo
  • Riker's High soundtrack
  • Credo, by Michael Attias
  • Ringleaders Revolt, by Beat Circus
  • Full Moon over Wowtown, by Thomas Truax
  • Bop on Pop, Ben Perowsky
  • Barcelona in 48 Hours, Edward Ratliff
  • Unquiet, Matt Penman
  • Knitting Factory Live at the Whitney Museum (Liminal)
  • Square Root of Negative One, We
  • Pokémon 2000, by the B-52’s
  • Iffy, by Chris Speed
  • Bobby Previte and Charlie Hunter

Live Performance/Touring Shortlist[edit]

Recording Musician Shortlist[edit]

  • Uninvisible by Medeski, Martin & Wood, guitar, baritone guitar
  • Friday Afternoon in the Universe, by Medeski, Martin & Wood, guitar
  • Joy: A Holiday Collection, by Jewel, guitar
  • Felix da Housecat, guitar and writing
  • Legendary Marvin Pontiac, by John Lurie, guitar
  • Backyardigans, guitar
  • Get Shorty Soundtrack, by John Lurie, guitar
  • Kiss Me Before the Light Changes, by Kid Creole & The Coconuts, guitar
  • To Travel Sideways, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, guitar
  • I Too Have Seen The Woods, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, guitar
  • You Should Have Told Me You Were Catholic, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, guitar
  • Private Waters in the Great Divide, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, guitar
  • Primal Light, by Uri Caine, guitar and electronics
  • Goldberg Variations, by Uri Caine, guitar and electronics
  • Oren Bloedow, by Oren Bloedow, guitar
  • Night of the Living Jews soundtrack, guitar, bass, drums, electronics, organ
  • Barhopping, by The Whistling Hangmen, guitar
  • Freedom Sounds; a Tribute to the Skatalites, guitar
  • Brother to Brother soundtrack, guitar and electronics
  • Knitting Factory Live at the Whitney Museum (Liminal), guitar and electronics
  • Forever Now, Level 42, guitar
  • Excess baggage soundtrack, guitar
  • Danielle’s Mouth, by Danielle’s Mouth, electric guitar
  • Beautiful Collision, by Bic Runga, tenor guitar
  • Camp Songs, by Ben Perowsky, acoustic guitar
  • The Debt Soundtrack, by Frank London, guitar
  • Scientist at Work, by Frank London, guitar
  • Chaje Shukarije, by Esma Redžepova, guitar and electronics
  • Carnival Conspiracy, by Frank London, guitar
  • 2000 Years, Big Hot Sun

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