Interview with Irv Joel, March 19, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This interview with audio engineer Irv Joel begins with a discussion of his childhood and background. It then covers his time at National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and his move to Capitol Records. Joel also talks about the advent of stereophonic recording and goes into detail regarding the technology at Capitol Records. He talks about his time there, including a discussion about the clientele with whom he worked, as well as sound mixing.
Joel then goes on to talk about recording on location and the extent to which collaboration was allowed between recording studios. He also talks about unions and his move to A&ampR Recording Studio. Finally, he talks about women in the recording business.

Interview Accession

2016oh225_chase055

Interviewee Name

Irv Joel

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-03-19

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Joel, Irv Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 19 Mar. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Joel, I. (1999, March 19). 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. March 19, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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