Interview with Irv Joel, October 12, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This interview with audio engineer Irv Joel begins with a discussion on Capitol Records' attempt to improve the quality of sound recording. He then talks about the famous underground echo chambers in the Capitol Records tower. He moves on to talk about the development of stereophonic recording.
Joel also discusses how the recording business shifted from New York (N.Y.) to Los Angeles (Calif.) in the mid-1960s. The two then talk about audio engineers Bill Putnam and Bob Fine. Joel also talks about how he taught sound mixers.

The interview then moves on to discuss Joel's time in television and why he felt that his background in television recording helped him to enter the music recording business. It ends with a discussion on unions and producing stereo albums.

Interview Accession

2016oh241_chase071

Interviewee Name

Irv Joel

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-10-12

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Joel, Irv Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 12 Oct. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Joel, I. (1999, October 12). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Joel, Irv, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. October 12, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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