Jack Daugherty (musician)
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2010)|
|Born||August 13, 1930|
|Died||February 2, 1991
Carmel, California, United States
|Genres||Pop music, soft rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, music producer|
|Associated acts||The Carpenters, Woody Herman|
Jack Daugherty (August 13, 1930 – February 2, 1991) was a musician and producer who is best known for being the music producer of the band The Carpenters.
For most of his early professional career, Daugherty had worked as a trumpeter in Woody Herman's band. By the 1960s, he had all but retired from the music business, working in public relations at North American Aviation, an aircraft company with a location operating in the Los Angeles area. He went on to produce three albums: Jack Daugherty and the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Seventy One (referred to by Sounds as "a supersession of the finest studio musicians in Hollywood"), on A&M Records, Carmel by the Sea, on the Monterey Label, and Romance, on Columbia Records, Japan, as his last known project.
Though no longer actively involved in music, Daugherty still kept an open network with other performers throughout the years. One was John Pisano, guitarist of Herb Alpert's band The Tijuana Brass, and still a part of the A&M Records roster. Daugherty is credited with getting a demo tape of Karen and Richard Carpenter's work to Herb Alpert through Pisano.
He produced The Carpenters from 1969 with the release of Offering and continued until 1972, with the release of A Song for You. These early recordings carry the credits "Produced by Jack Daugherty" or "Produced by Jack Daugherty Productions".
- Coleman, Ray. The Carpenters: The Untold Story. HarperCollins, New York, 1994. ISBN 978-0-06-018345-5
- "Brass is Back". Sounds. Spotlight Publications. 28 August 1971. p. 3.