Interview with Al Schmitt, June 3, 1999

Project: Chasing Sound Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Susan Schmidt Horning talks with music producer and audio engineer Al Schmitt. He begins by discussing why he left RCA Records to become an independent audio engineer. He talks at length about his work with Jefferson Airplane, Eddie Fisher, and Glenn Yarborough. He then discusses his background in radio and the duties of a music producer, including sourcing material for musicians. Schmitt then talks about producing a hit song and delves into the topic of musical censorship. Finally, Schmitt ends the interview by talking about fellow audio engineers Mitch Miller and George Avakian.

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2016oh237_chase067

Interviewee Name

Al Schmitt

Interviewer Name

Susan Schmidt Horning

Interview Date

1999-06-03

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Schmitt, Al Interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. 03 Jun. 1999. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Schmitt, A. (1999, June 03). Interview by S. S. Horning. Chasing Sound Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Schmitt, Al, interview by Susan Schmidt Horning. June 03, 1999, Chasing Sound Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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