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Silent Giants with Corey Cambridge
36 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Special Episode: 'Records of Resilience' presented by Ancestry
Welcome to the Silent Giants podcast, a podcast that highlights the superstars behind the scenes of popular culture. This special episode is presented by Ancestry.This week’s episode is a little different from our traditional episodes. Our special guests on today's episode are closer to me than anyone I have interviewed - these Silent Giants are my own family and ancestors.Recently I started my ancestral journey and had the extreme honor of partnering with Ancestry. Today you're going to hear a conversation with my 4th cousin Travis Hillard and through Ancestry I discovered we share the same 4th grandmother.I hope this interview inspires you to trace your own family heritage through Ancestry. Go to Ancestry.com for your free trial! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Meet Susan Bennett : Hi, I'm the Voice of Siri
Our special guest this episode is Susan Bennett, the silent giant behind the iconic voice of Siri! Susan is a super accomplished voice over actor who has lended her voice to brands Coca Cola, IBM, Papa John's Pizza, McDonald's, AT&T, Wendy's, Goodyear, Ford, and many others but of course we most notably recognize her as Apple’s iconic voice of Siri.In this episode we learn more about Susan, how her career in music led her to a career as a voice over actor, and of course we learn the story of how she became the voice of Siri. So allow me to introduce you to the voice over actor, musician, my friend, the silent giant Susan Bennett. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Meet Siedah Garrett: I co-wrote Michael Jackson's 'Man in the Mirror'
Our special guest this episode is Siedah Garrett songwriter of one of my favorite all time songs Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’. Siedah’s career as an artist and songwriter began 40 years ago. She’s written songs or performed backing vocals for countless legends like Madonna, The Pointer Sisters, Quincy Jones, Donna Summers and many others.As a solo artist you may know Siedah for her beautiful duet with Michael Jackson ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ off 1987’s BAD. She won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for co-writing "Love You I Do" (performed by Jennifer Hudson) for the 2006 musical film, Dream Girls.In this interview were going to learn more about Siedah, she shares stories about meeting Quincy Jones and shares amazing stories about the making of Michael Jackson’s classic song ‘Man In The Mirror’. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
#FBF Meet Bruce Swedien: I Recorded Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
Welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! This weeks silent giant is the 5 time Grammy award winner who assisted in recording, mixing and producing the Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album, engineer Bruce Swedien. From 1978-2000 he recorded every single Michael Jackson song! Yes, every song from 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'Dangerous' and beyond was recorded by Bruce. He has recorded for some of the greatest artist of all time like Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and countless others. You seriously have to read this mans wikipedia page to understand what he has contributed to American popular music. To put it simply Bruce is regarded as the greatest recording engineer of all-time.In this interview I flew down to his Florida home to chat about his upbringing in Minnesota, how he got into engineering, connecting with Quincy Jones, the makings of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, and a whole lot more. Meeting Bruce was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I really hope you all enjoy this interview. Let me introduce you to the 5 time Grammy award-winning engineer, The King of Sound, my dear friend, the silent giant, Bruce Swedien. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
#FBF Meet DJ Clark Kent: I Produced For Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G.
Happy Flashback Friday!This week’s special guest is legendary hip-hop DJ, producer, and A&R DJ Clark Kent. Clark is a NYC icon and one of the pioneers of hip-hop. His career started as a DJ at age 14 which later lead him to become the main DJ for The Notorious BIG. He later went on to produce “Cashmere Thoughts”, “Coming of Age” and the infamous “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Biggie and Jay-Z on Jay’s classic debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’. While DJing and producing he also landed a gig during this time as an A&R Atlantic records.In this interview Clark shares stories about his upbringing in Brooklyn, how he got into DJing and producing, landing his first A&R job, meeting Jay-Z for the first time, how he became Biggie’s DJ, introducing Dame Dash to Jay-Z, the making of my favorite Biggie song ‘The Sky’s’ The Limit’ and shares the intimate stories of being there the night Biggie was tragically shot and killed in LA in 1997. Listen. Download, Share. ENJOY! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
Remembering Allee Willis (1947-2019) - I wrote Earth, Wind and Fire's 'September'
Sadly on Christmas Eve the world lost a great talent, Allee Willis. Allee was one of the most prolific songwriters in music history, writing Earth, Wind, and Fire's 'September' and the theme song for the hit TV show 'Friends'.Allee was so kind and open-hearted and it is sad to say goodbye to a Giant. RIP Allee Willis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Meet Elwood Edwards - I'm The voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'
Pod Bless and welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! Our special guest this episode is Elwood Edwards the iconic voiceover actor who brought you AOL’s unforgettable phrase ‘You’ve Got Mail’. In this interview we get to learn about Elwood's upbringing in North Carolina, how he got into radio and news, and of course he explains the origin story of how he recorded the memorable phrase that birthed the internet ‘You’ve Got Mail’.Also, be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode for a very special announcement!This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
EP74: Brian Johnston - Senior Director of A&R at Atlantic Records
Our silent giant this episode is Brian Johnston, Senior Director of A&R at Atlantic Records. In this interview I headed over to the Atlantic records office and we got to bond over both being from Virginia, his early love for music, how he became an A&R, he explains the mistakes artists make along the way and so much more. So without further adieu let me introduce you to the Senior Director of A&R at Atlantic Records, my friend, the silent giant, Brian Johnston. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
EP73: M. Tony Peralta - Legendary NYC Artist & Fashion Designer
Welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! Our special guest this episode is legendary New York City artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur Tony Peralta. A native of Washington Heights, Tony is the living definition of what it is to be a New Yorker. A Dominican American born to immigrant parents, Mr. Peralta began his professional artistic career as a graphic designer. His art inspired by his Dominican heritage, New York City and hip-hop culture has been revered by art lovers and critics around the world. Tony is also the founder of 'Taller Peralta', a clothing line with a Flagship location in his native Washington Heights neighborhood where he was raised. In this interview I got to chat with Tony in his Washington Heights apartment about growing up in New York City, how his career in art began, we talk 'Taller Peralta', he shares entrepreneurship insights and so much more!This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
EP72: Rob Ackroyd - Florence + The Machine's Musical Director & Lead Guitarist
Our special guest this episode is Rob Ackroyd, lead guitarist and musical director for English rock band Florence and the Machine. Rob is a super cool dude who’s life and career began in London. While pursuing a career in film he had a chance encounter with leader of The Machine, Florence Welch in 2007 that would land him his role as lead guitarist.Rob stopped by my apartment and we got to chat about his up bringing in London, we chat about his early love for music, he shares the story of how he became a member of Florence and The Machine, he explains his role as Musical Director and even shares a story of meeting Michael Jordan.This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
EP71: R. Scott Bromley - 'Studio 54' Architect & Interior Designer
Our special guest this episode is architect and interior designer, R. Scott Bromley. An inductee in the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1991, Mr. Bromley has been been designing buildings and interiors in New York City for over 50 years but he will be forever remembered for his groundbreaking architectural work for the world's most famous and infamous night club 'Studio 54'. In this interview I got to stop by his Manhattan office and over a glass of rose we got to chat about his upbringing in Canada, how he got into architecture, how he landed the job to design Studio 54, he shares stories about the founders Studio 54 Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager and so much more! This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
EP70: Deanna First - Fashion and Beauty Illustrator
Our special guest this episode is fashion and beauty illustrator Deanna First. Deanna has carved an amazing niche for herself illustrating for brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski, Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder and countless others. In this interview we got to learn more about Deanna’s upbringing in Ohio, her early career as a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren and J. Crew, how she began her career as a fashion illustrator and so much more.www.deannafirst.comThis episode was mixed by Joshua ColemanIf you're a fan of the show leave us a comment and a 5 star rating in the Apple app!Checkout 'OPP' on Apple and Spotify See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
EP69: Calmatic - Director of Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Music Video
Our special guest this episode is Calmatic, director of the music video for Lil Nas X’s blockbuster song ‘Old Town Road’. Calmatic is a native of Los Angeles, California who got his first taste of the entertainment business by first becoming becoming a rapper and music producer. A man of many talents he then began expanding his creative portfolio by doing graphic design, photography, and directing music videos for other artists. He recently took home the Video Music Award for Best Direction of Lil Nas X’s hit video for his smash single ‘Old Town Road’. In this interview we get into his upbringing in LA, the death of Nipsey Hussle and the impact it left on Los Angeles, we chat about his rap career and how that led to him becoming a film director, and of course we get into the making of his VMA award winning video for ‘Old Town Road’.This episode was mixed by Mark Byrd. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
EP68: Jerry Greenberg - Former President of Atlantic Records
Our special guest this episode is legendary music executive, Jerry Greenberg. His career first started in 1967 when he became the assistant to Gerald Wexler who was at the time vice president of Atlantic records. Through his hard work and strong ear for music Jerry became the President of Atlantic records in 1974, making him the youngest person of any major record company in the recording industry to receive that title. During his helm as President he signed acts like Abba, The Blues Brothers, Genesis, TS Monk, Chic and Nile Rogers. In 1993 he also served as president of Michael Jackson’s label MJJ Music. In this interview I chat with Jerry about his upbringing in Connecticut, his early love for music, he shares the story of how he broke into the industry and become president of Atlantic records, we get into how he signed acts like Abba and Nile Rogers, and his rise to become president of Michael Jackson’s label MJJ Music. Jerry’s life is so amazing and prolific that it’s nearly impossible for me to explain his life's work in this introduction but there are incredible stories in this interview that you certainly don’t want to miss. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
EP67: Bob Gruen - Legendary Rock N' Roll Photographer
Our silent giant this episode is legendary rock and roll photographer Bob Gruen. Ever seen the imagine of John Lennon in the New York City t-shirt or him standing by the Statue of Liberty? Ever seen the image of Led Zeppelin next to the jet? Yep, you guessed it! Bob is the man responsible for all those photos and for some of the most iconic images of rock and roll history. In this interview I stopped by Bob’s Manhattan studio we had an amazing conversation. We get into his early life, how he got into photography, he tells us the story of how he became the personal photographer for Ike and Tina Turner back in the 60s, how he became John Lennon and Yoko Ono's personal photographer, he shares the story of how he heard the tragic news of Lennon’s death on December 8th 1980, he tells goes into detail about the backstory of some of his most famous pictures and so much more.www.BobGruen.comFollow Bob on InstagramThis episode was mixed by Mark Byrd.Checkout Corey's other show OPP (Other People's Podcast). OPP is the TRL of podcasting. Every week Corey interviews America's top podcasters to learn more about them and the dope shows they created.Listen to OPP on Apple and Spotify See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
68 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
EP66: Phillip Youmans - Tribeca Film Festival Award-Winning Director
Welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! Our silent giant this episode is film director Phillip Youmans. Phillip is a native of New Orleans and a film student here at NYU who’s film Burning Cane took home The 2019’s Founders Award for best narrative feature at New York’ Tribeca Film festival. Phillip became the first African American to win Tribeca’s top award and the youngest person to win the award as well. He stopped by the podcast and I got to learn so much about this budding silent giant. He talks about his upbringing in New Orleans, how he got into film, how he’s enjoying his experience in New York City, the makings of his award winning film ‘Burning Cane’, how he got superstar actor Wendell Pierce to be lead actor of the movie, lessons he’s learned along the way and so much more.https://www.phillipyoumans.com/This episode was mixed by Mark ByrdCheckout Corey's other show OPP. Other People's Podcast is the TRL of podcasting. Every week Corey interviews America's top podcasters to learn more about them and the dope shows they created. LISTEN NOW ON APPLE AND SPOTIFY See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
EP65: !llmind - Grammy-nominated Music Producer
Our special guest this episode legendary music producer !llmind, who has produced for and with some amazing artists like Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Drake, J. Cole, The Carters, Arianna Grande and countless others. He is also the host of the BlapChat podcast which I am a huge fan of and we’ll also have him as a guest my other show OPP to discuss all things podcasting very soon.He stopped through my bed stuy apartment and got to chop it up about his upbringing in Newark New Jersey, we discuss Filipino culture, how he got into music for the first time, he details the journey of his career, lessons he’s learned along the way and so much more!Follow !llmind on InstagramThis episode was mixed by Mark ByrdSpecial thank you to our Silent Giants and friend of the podcast Jared Evan for making this interview possible.Also, be sure to checkout Corey's other show OPP (Other People's Podcast). OPP is the TRL of podcasting. Every week I interview America's top podcasters to learn more about theListen now on Apple and Spotify. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
EP64: Travis Ellison - Minnesota Vikings Sports Photographer
Our special guest this episode is Minnesota Vikings sports photographer Travis Ellison. Travis is a dear friend of mine and while on vacation in Minneapolis he came by to chop it with me on the podcast.I got to learn more about his upbringing in Virginia, how he first developed a strong love for photography, how he found his niche in sports photography, how he landed his role at the Minnesota Vikings, he shares amazing stories of being there for the famous ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ catch and so much more!Follow Travis on InstagramThis episode was mixed by Mark Byrd.Be sure to checkout Corey's other show OPP (Other People's Podcast). OPP is the TRL of podcasting. Every week he interviews America's top podcasters and we learn more about the dope shows he created.Listen to OPP now on Apple or Spotify. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
EP63: Lazerbeak - Founder of Doomtree Records & Music Producer
Our special guest this episode is Minneapolis Minnesota hip-hop producer Lazerbeak. Lazerbeak is also the founder of Doomtree Records an independent label and creative collective based in his native Minneapolis. He along with producer Ryan Olsen co-produced Lizzo’s first album ‘Lizzobangers’ back in 2013 when she was first getting her start and an up adn coming artist in Minnesota.I flew out to Minnesota and met Lazerbeak for an interview at the Doomtree Headquarters to learn more about his life and career, the scene in Minneapolis, how he founded Doomtree Records, we get into how he met Lizzo for the 1st time, the makings of her debut album Lizzobangers, he offers vital advice for independent artist in smaller markets and so much more.Follow Lazerbeak on InstagramFollow Silent Giants on InstagramThis episode was mixed by Mark ByrdCheckout Corey's other show OPP (Other People's Podcast). OPP is the TRL of podcasting where every week we interview America's top podcasters and learn more about the dope shows they created. Listen now on Apple and Spotify See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | May 29, 2019
EP62: Chuck Marcus - Photographer and Content Producer
Pod Bless and welcome to another episode of the Silent Giants podcast!Our special guest this episode is my dear friend photographer and content producer Chuck Marcus. My friendship with Chuck began when I was an intern at Play Cloths clothing line and from the beginning began instant brotherhood. Since that time way back in 2015 Chuck has emerged as one of the budding top photographers in NYC working with brands like Adidas, Foot Locker and Foot Action.He stopped by the podcast and through our conversation I was able to learn more about Chuck’s early life as a New York City native, how he get into photography, we get personal about bumps and lessons learned along his professional journey and so much more,I got so much love for this brother and it’s my extreme honor to introduce to you the photographer, content producer, my friend, the silent giant Chuck Marcus.Follow Chuck Marcus on InstagramFollow Silent Giants on InstagramThis episode was mixed by Mark Byrd.Be sure to checkout Corey's other podcast OPP (Other People's Podcast). OPP highlights America's top podcasters and the dope shows they created. Listen now on Apple and Spotify. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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