Lawrence Cohn

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For the cardiac surgeon and medical pioneer, see Lawrence H. Cohn.

Lawrence Cohn (born 1942) is best known as head of Legacy Recordings, a branch of Sony Music Entertainment and as creator and producer of the Roots 'n' Blues series.

Cohn was educated as a lawyer, and became vice-president of CBS/Epic records and later head of Playboy Records and Music. He also continued a career as producer, writer and critic. He wrote Movietone Presents of the Twentieth Century (New York : Saint Martin's Press, 1976) and edited Nothing but the blues : the music and the musicians (New York : Abbeville Press, 1993).[1]

He has been nominated seven times at the Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Historical Album in 1991 with his recording Robert Johnson : The Complete Recordings. He received the same year the W. C. Handy Award for this work on Robert Johnson and was honored with a special distinction by the Blues Foundation for his "contribution to the blues." Moreover, Sony Music provided him the first President's Award for his work on Robert Johnson.

References[edit]

Lawrence Cohn, ed. (1993). Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians. Abbeville Publishing Group (Abbeville Press, Inc.). ISBN 1-55859-271-7. 

  1. ^ "Catalogue". National Library of Australia.