In The Groove (eBook Review Copy Request)

In The Groove:

The Men Who Made The Music Business

By Ted Fox

Foreword by Doc Pomus


The dozen men interviewed by Ted Fox for In The Groove may not be household names, but without them the music industry would not exist as it does today, and many of its greatest stars may have kept their day jobs. These are the men behind everyone from Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, John Coltrane to Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin. In The Groove is more than an anthology – it is a personal history of the music business from the men who invented it and made it. This classic book is essential reading for anyone interested in the music industry.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • John Hammond on: Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen
  • Mitch Miller on: Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Mahalia Jackson, Charlie Parker
  • Milt Gabler on: Lester Young, The Weavers, Louis Jordan, Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”
  • Alfred Lion on: Thelonius Monk, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock
  • Jerry Wexler on: Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Willie Nelson
  • Leiber & Stoller on: Elvis Presley, The Drifters, Phil Spector, Peggy Lee
  • Bob Thiele on: John Coltrane, Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson, Duke Ellington
  • Clive Davis on: Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston
  • Phil Ramone on: Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon, Julian Lennon
  • Chris Strachwitz on: Clifton Chenier, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Country Joe and the Fish, Fred McDowell
  • Chris Blackwell on: Bob Marley, U2, Stevie Winwood, Marianne Faithful
  • Nile Rodgers on: Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Chic