Interview with Dave Budin, May 10, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Beginning with his first recording in high school, Dave Budin gives a history of his experience with the production and recording side of the music industry.

Explaining that he was originally a songwriter, Budin discusses what it was like to live in Peter Carol's house for a time in the late 1960s until he decided to move to Boston to pursue a career in music there. After realizing that he was making no progress on his career there, he decided to go to Los Angeles like many of his contemporaries from Cleveland.

Stopping in New York to visit, he wound up staying in the city after being offered a position in a semi-popular group from the area. For a short while in 1968 he played with this band before they ultimately broke up in the same year.

Traveling back to New York, now jobless and homeless, he peddled for change for a time before running into a group he had known from Cleveland. The group was recording their first album in town and offered to let him stay at their hotel and to assist in recording their album. After the album was finished he moved back to Cleveland for a while until he received a job offer from Sire Records to be an arranger for the label. He then traveled back to New York where he worked for Sire Records for several years until a contract dispute ended up ruining their working relationship.

Budin also discusses the production techniques that he learned while working with Richard Gotterher, as well as the techniques he learned recording his own album in Cleveland.

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2016oh234_chase064

Interviewee Name

Dave Budin

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-05-10

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Budin, Dave Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 10 May. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Budin, D. (1999, May 10). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Budin, Dave, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. May 10, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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