Reggie Fisher

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Reggie Fisher (Born January 22, 1948) is an American record producer. Fisher worked with many popular artists on recordings that encompassed blues, jazz, pop, rock, country and soul records.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, and raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, Fisher arrived in Los Angeles in 1971.

Music[edit]

Fisher took a job at United Artists Records, where he became an recording engineer and recorded artists such as John Buck Wilkins, Rita Coolidge, Brenda Russell, Sly Stone, Bobby Womack, The Curtis Brothers, Waylan Jennings, Pablo Cruz, and Michael Jackson.

Beginning in the early 1970s, Fisher worked as a producer, recording albums by many artists including Ernie Watts, T-Bone Burnett, Los Lobos, Black Tie, and Toto.

In 1980, Fisher financed and produced T-Bone Burnett's first solo album, Truth Decay. He went on to finance and co-produce two more of Burnett's solo albums, Trap Door EP, released in 1982 on the Warner Brothers label, and "Behind the Trap Door", released in 1986.

In 1991, after watching Charlie Rich, Jr. perform at the legendary Palomino Club, Fisher offered Rich a recording contract, requesting that Charlie, Jr. be a component in the superstar ensemble Fisher was promoting - Black Tie. The budding ensemble consisted of Billy Swan, Randy Meisner (co-founder of The Eagles and Poco), and Jimmy Griffin (formerly of Bread).

Black Tie went on to record tracks for an album that included the single "I'm Sure of You". The recording, co-written by Rich and Swan, featured Rich, Jr. as vocalist and topped the charts in 1993.

References[edit]

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

  1. ^ "Black Tie Two", retrieved December 2, 2010
  2. ^ "Black Tie", retrieved December 2, 2010
  3. ^ "Black Tie", retrieved December 3, 2010
  4. ^ "Los Lobos How Will the Wolf Survive", retrieved December 3, 2010
  5. ^ T-Bone Burnett Truth Decay, retrieved December 3, 2010