born on 16/8/1944 in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Russ Titelman (born 16 August 1944, Los Angeles, California) is an American record producer and songwriter. He has to date won three Grammy Awards. He earned his first producing the Steve Winwood song "Higher Love", and his second and third for Eric Clapton's Journeyman and Unplugged albums. Titelman also produced the 24 Nights live album of 1990 and the all-blues album From The Cradle, released in 1994.
Beginning his career in the 1960s, he has worked with musicians such as Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, Dion Dimucci, George Harrison, Bee Gees, Little Feat, Christine McVie, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, The Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton and Gerry Goffin. After having worked for Warner Bros. Records for 20 years, Titelman has been an independent producer since 1997.
Titelman started his independent music label Walking Liberty Records in New York. One of his first productions for the label was the debut album by the Oklahoma based singer-songwriter Jared Tyler. Released in 2005, Blue Alleluia included guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Mac McAnally and Mary Kay Place.
Selected Production credits
- Sail Away (1972)
- Good Old Boys (1974)
- Little Criminals (1977)
- Born Again (1979)
- Trouble in Paradise (1983)
- The Very Best of Meat Loaf (track: "Is Nothing Sacred") (1998)
- October Road (2002)
- At Last (2003)
- [Russ Titelman at All Music Guide Allmusic]