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Richard Niles’ HISTORY OF POP ARRANGING 1

March 28, 2021

ALL MUSIC LICENCES AND COPYRIGHTS CLEARED BY BBC RADIO 2 IN 2003. I wrote and hosted this 7-part documentary series for BBC R2 in 2003. In Episode 1, I explain what an arranger is and interview arrangers Harold Battiste, Barry Manilow, Nick Ingman, Pee Wee Ellis, John Altman, Bobby Martin, H. B. Barnum, Jimmie Haskell and Jeremy Lubbock. If you don’t know them, you’ll know the records they arranged for Aretha, James Brown, Monty Python, Simon and Garfunkel, Dr. John and Michael Jackson.  The series served as the basis for my book The Invisible Artist. For music lovers and students, this series is the mother lode. A lot more incredible content in the next 6 episodes. Don’t miss them! Subscribe to my podcast here. Let me know what you think!

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