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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Michael Brooks (2) Discography Tracks

Remix

CBS 450411 1 Michael Brooks (2) - Benny Goodman Sextet album art Benny Goodman Sextet Benny Goodman Sextet - Benny Goodman Sextet(LP, Comp, RM) CBS CBS 450411 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
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 462401 1 Michael Brooks (2) - Live At The Village Vanguard album art Earl Hines Earl Hines - Live At The Village Vanguard(LP) 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
Michael Brooks (2) - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus album art Various Various - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Comp) Legacy US 2012 Sell This Version

Production

Michael Brooks (2) - Super Chief album art Count Basie Count Basie - Super Chief (Album, Comp) Columbia US 1972 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Eddie Condon's World Of Jazz album art Various Various - Eddie Condon's World Of Jazz (Comp) Columbia Canada 1973 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 33566, 33566 Michael Brooks (2) - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar album art Various Various - 50 Years Of Jazz Guitar(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) Columbia, Columbia CG 33566, 33566 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(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Columbia CG 33502 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) 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(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Columbia JG 34837 US 1977 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - A Bing Crosby Collection, Volume I album art Bing Crosby Bing Crosby - A Bing Crosby Collection, Volume I (Comp) Columbia New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - A Bing Crosby Collection Volume II album art Bing Crosby Bing Crosby - A Bing Crosby Collection Volume II (Comp) Columbia Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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 UK 1979 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Unknown Session album art Duke Ellington Duke Ellington - Unknown Session (Album) Columbia US 1979 Sell This Version
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday - Giants Of Jazz: Billie Holiday Time Life Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Giants Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong album art Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong - Giants Of Jazz: Louis Armstrong Time Life Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - The Guitarists album art Various Various - The Guitarists Time Life Records, Time Life Records Australia 1980 Sell This Version
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 US 1980 Sell This Version
C2 34849 Michael Brooks (2) - The Lester Young Story Volume 5: Evening Of A Basie-ite album art Lester Young Lester Young - The Lester Young Story Volume 5: Evening Of A Basie-ite(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Columbia C2 34849 US 1980 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Chicago Concert - 1956 album art Louis* Louis* - Chicago Concert - 1956 (Album) CBS, CBS UK 1980 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Ben And "Sweets" album art Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison* Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison* - Ben And "Sweets" (Album) Columbia US 1981 Sell This Version
WCT 40853 Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison* Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison* - Ben And "Sweets"(Cass, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Columbia Jazz Masterpieces WCT 40853 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Michael Brooks (2) - Okeh Chicago Blues album art Various Various - Okeh Chicago Blues (Comp) Epic US 1982 Sell This Version