Michael Brooks (2)

Profile:
Michael Brooks is a music historian, archivist, consultant, and producer. He started his career in 1971 by doing a Count Basie retrospective, Count Basie - Super Chief for Columbia, which got him his first Grammy nomination.

Among the historical reissues he has produced are boxed sets of the works of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Lester Young and Bing Crosby.

Career:
- 1987-present: Producer/archivist for CBS Records and Sony Music. Winner of six Grammy Awards as producer, co-producer or liner-note author.
- 1981: Became chief producer for Time Life Music's mail-order record division.
- 1977: Returned to CBS as reissue producer for its Columbia special products division.
- 1976: Left CBS to work for Hammond at his short-lived music company, SNUM.
- 1971: Producer John Hammond hired Brooks to work on jazz reissues at CBS Records.
- 1960: Began career as book trade editor and advertising executive.
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Remix

CJ 40242 Michael Brooks (2) - Plays W.C. Handy album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Plays W.C. Handy(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Columbia CJ 40242 US 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 450411 1 Michael Brooks (2) - Benny Goodman Sextet album art Benny Goodman Sextet Benny Goodman Sextet - Benny Goodman Sextet (Comp) CBS CBS 450411 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 462401 1 Michael Brooks (2) - Live At The Village Vanguard album art Earl Hines Earl Hines - Live At The Village Vanguard(LP, RM) CBS CBS 462401 1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

C2T 40149 Michael Brooks (2) - The Golden Era album art Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys* Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys* - The Golden Era(Cass, Comp) Columbia C2T 40149 US 1987 Sell This Version
88765415101 Michael Brooks (2) - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus album art Various Various - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Comp) Legacy 88765415101 US 2012 Sell This Version

Production

CG 31224, G 31224 Michael Brooks (2) - Super Chief album art Count Basie Count Basie - Super Chief (Comp, Album) Columbia CG 31224, G 31224 US 1972 Sell This Version
S2BP 220142 Michael Brooks (2) - Eddie Condon's World Of Jazz album art Various Various - Eddie Condon's World Of Jazz (Comp) Columbia S2BP 220142 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
88225, S 88225 Michael Brooks (2) - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar album art Various Various - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar (Album, Comp) Columbia, Columbia 88225, S 88225 UK 1976 Sell This Version
NW 271 Michael Brooks (2) - Bebop album art Various Various - Bebop(LP, Comp, Mono) New World Records NW 271 US 1976 Sell This Version
CG 33502 Michael Brooks (2) - The Lester Young Story Volume 1 album art Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Volume 1 (Comp) Columbia CG 33502 US 1976 Sell This Version
NW 250 Michael Brooks (2) - Little Club Jazz - Small Groups In The 30's album art Various Various - Little Club Jazz - Small Groups In The 30's(LP, Comp) New World Records NW 250 US 1976 Sell This Version
JG 34840 Michael Brooks (2) - The Lester Young Story / Volume 3 Enter The Count album art Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story / Volume 3 Enter The Count(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) Columbia JG 34840 US 1977 Sell This Version
JG 34837 Michael Brooks (2) - The Lester Young Story Volume 2 - A Musical Romance album art Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Volume 2 - A Musical Romance (Comp) Columbia JG 34837 US 1977 Sell This Version
CSP 058 Michael Brooks (2) - A Bing Crosby Collection, Volume I album art Bing Crosby Bing Crosby - A Bing Crosby Collection, Volume I (Comp) Columbia CSP 058 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1122 Michael Brooks (2) - A Bing Crosby Collection Volume II album art Bing Crosby Bing Crosby - A Bing Crosby Collection Volume II (Comp) Columbia 25AP 1122 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
JCA 35342 Michael Brooks (2) - Unknown Session album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Unknown Session (Album) Columbia JCA 35342 US 1979 Sell This Version
8TL-J03 Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz: Billie Holiday album art Billie Holiday Billie Holiday - Giants Of Jazz: Billie Holiday Time Life Records, Columbia Special Products 8TL-J03 US 1979 Sell This Version
88479 Michael Brooks (2) - The Lester Young Story Vol.4 "Lester Leaps In" album art Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Vol.4 "Lester Leaps In" (Comp) CBS, CBS 88479 UK 1979 Sell This Version
STL-J10 Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz: Benny Carter album art Benny Carter Benny Carter - Giants Of Jazz: Benny Carter(3xLP, Comp) Time Life Records STL-J10 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
C2 34849 Michael Brooks (2) - Volume 5 - Prez: Evening Of A Basie-ite album art Lester Young Lester Young - Volume 5 - Prez: Evening Of A Basie-ite (Comp) CBS C2 34849 US 1980 Sell This Version
STL-J01 Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Giants Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong (Comp) Time Life Records STL-J01 US 1979 Sell This Version
STL-J02, TL-J02 Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz - Duke Ellington album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Giants Of Jazz - Duke Ellington Time Life Records, Time Life Records STL-J02, TL-J02 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
STL-J12 Michael Brooks (2) - The Guitarists album art Various Various - The Guitarists Time Life Records, Time Life Records STL-J12 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
22106, CBS 22106 Michael Brooks (2) - Louis Armstrong - Chicago Concert album art Louis* Louis* - Louis Armstrong - Chicago Concert (Album) CBS, CBS 22106, CBS 22106 UK 1980 Sell This Version
STL-J14, P3 15509 Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz: Red Norvo album art Red Norvo Red Norvo - Giants Of Jazz: Red Norvo(3xLP + Box, Comp, RE) Time Life Records, Time Life Records STL-J14, P3 15509 US 1981 Sell This Version