Ben Mumphrey

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Benjamin Mumphrey (born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American record producer, audio engineer, and musician.

Producer credits: Frank Black albums True Blue, Show Me Your Tears,[1] 93-03[2] and Devil's Workshop,[3] all released on Cooking Vinyl; Black Liquor by Dash Rip Rock, released in 2012 on Alternative Tentacles; In The Night,[4] the 1998 album by Famous Monsters, released by Bong Load Custom Records; The Chaos In Order[5] by the Los Angeles group Let's Go Sailing; the Pixies song "Bam Thwok" (the first official number 1 track on the UK Download Chart on June 23, 2004).

Engineering credits: Jello Biafra and the New Orleans Raunch & Soul All-Stars (released in 2015 on Alternative Tentacles), "Ain't That Pretty At All" by the Pixies (a Warren Zevon cover from the Artemis Records album Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon);[6] Frank Black's albums Black Letter Days (Cooking Vinyl),[7] Honeycomb (EMI / Back Porch Records),[8] One More Road For The Hit and Snake Oil; The Breeders 2009 EP, Fate to Fatal,[9] the 2008 4AD Records album Mountain Battles,[10] and the song "German Demonstration"[11] (the B-side to the vinyl 7" single, "We're Gonna Rise"); ¿Which Side Are You On?, the 2012 album by Ani Difranco; "Goin' Home" by B.B. King with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk (the title track from the Vanguard Records album Goin' Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino);[12] Alligator Records' American Patchwork[13] by Anders Osborne; Sub Pop Records' Dynamite Steps[14] by The Twilight Singers and Saturnalia[15] by The Gutter Twins; Bloodshot Records' Can You Deal With It?[16] by Andre Williams & the New Orleans Hellhounds; Ben Harper's Live from Mars (2nd engineer); Here Comes That Weird Chill by Mark Lanegan (assistant engineer); various recordings by Paul Avion; "Hard Luck Guy" by Greg Dulli (featuring Quintron), released in 2007 by Shake-It Records, as part of a series covering the songs of the late Muscle Shoals guitarist and songwriter Eddie Hinton.[17]

Musician credits: The Breeders, "Pinnacle Hollow" (bass); Frank Black & the Catholics, "Velvety" (percussion); Greg Dulli, "Hard Luck Guy" (drums).

Mumphrey was the stage sound mixer for the Pixies' 2004 reunion tour, documented in the film loudQuietloud: A Film About the Pixies. He also worked as a staff engineer at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, and Studio in the Country, in Washington Parish, Louisiana.

In 2013, Mumphrey played a bit part as a recording engineer on the series finale of the HBO television show Treme, "To Miss New Orleans".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Show Me Your Tears – Frank Black and the Catholics". AllMusic. September 9, 2003. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Frank Black – 93-03 (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Devil's Workshop – Frank Black and the Catholics". AllMusic. August 20, 2002. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "In The Night!!! by Famous Monsters". AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chaos in Order by Let's Go Sailing". AlbumCredits.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Black Letter Days – Frank Black and the Catholics". AllMusic. August 20, 2002. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Honeycomb by Frank Black". AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Breeders, The – Fate To Fatal (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mountain Battles by The Breeders – Releases". Beggars Group USA. April 8, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Breeders, The – We're Gonna Rise (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino by Various Artists". AlbumCredits.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ "American Patchwork – Anders Osborne". AllMusic. April 27, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Dynamite Steps – The Twilight Singers". AllMusic. February 14, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Saturnalia – The Gutter Twins". AllMusic. March 4, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Can You Deal with It? – Andre Williams & the New Orleans Hellhounds". AllMusic. July 29, 2008. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Greg Dulli – Dangerous Highway – A Tribute To The Songs Of Eddie Hinton Vol. 1 (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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