Joe Franco

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Listed also as: Joey Franco I Joey "Seven" Franco
Drummer, producer, engineer, writter and founder of Beatstreet Productions born in U.S., New York in 1951

Joe started his career as a professional drummer in the clubs of NYC and landed his first major gig in the mid 70’s with the New York band “Good Rats”. After recording six albums and touring constantly, Joe went on to play with artists such as Chilliwack, Fiona, Twisted Sister, and Widowmaker. Between band gigs, Joe has recorded and toured with guitarists Vinnie Moore, Blues Saraceno, Leslie West, and legendary Cream bassist, Jack Bruce.

Besides his playing, Joe made a mark for himself in Music Education with a book entitled “Double Bass Drumming” 1984, the book is still used in many leading music institutes including Berklee School of Music and M.I.T. Joe traveled the world performing drum seminars and wrote for leading drum publications.

In the ‘90’s, Joe settled into a NYC session groove during which time he recorded albums with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Taylor Dayne, Diana Ross, Hall & Oates and many others.

Besides his record projects, Joe started developing his compositional & production skills.

In 1995, to have a home for his drumming and production work, Joe opened Beatstreet Productions. Soon after opening Beatstreet, Joe was asked to play drums on the award winning PBS TV series “Between the Lions”. Joe also composed the shows’ segue music. Over the last 20 years, Beatstreet has become the audio home for many TV shows and Joe has steered the company from a Music shop to a complete Audio Post Production facility. Today, Beatstreet is on most TV networks’ short list…and Joe hits drums whenever he can.
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ST2EA266 Joe Franco - Love Is For Suckers album art Twisted Sister Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers(CD, Album, RE) ST2 Records, Armoury Records ST2EA266 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Joe Franco - Tasty album art Good Rats Good Rats - Tasty (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 Sell This Version
RCR-8001 Joe Franco - Ratcity In Blue album art Good Rats Good Rats - Ratcity In Blue(LP, Album, RP) Ratcity Records RCR-8001 US 1976 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Birth Comes To Us All album art Good Rats City Liners (as Joe) and 1 more… Good Rats - Birth Comes To Us All (Album) Passport Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - From Rats To Riches album art Good Rats Good Rats - From Rats To Riches (Album) Radar Records (5) UK 1978 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Ellen Shipley album art Ellen Shipley Ellen Shipley - Ellen Shipley (Album) New York International Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Live At Last album art Good Rats Good Rats - Live At Last (Album) Ratcity Records US 1979 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Great American Music album art Good Rats Good Rats - Great American Music (Album) Great American Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Fiona album art Fiona (4) Fiona (4) - Fiona (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - The Ladder album art The Ladder (4) The Ladder (4) - The Ladder (Album) ATCO Records US 1986 Sell This Version
781 639-1 Joe Franco - Beyond The Pale album art Fiona (4) He’s On My Side and 6 more… Fiona (4) - Beyond The Pale(LP, Album) Atlantic 781 639-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Love Is For Suckers album art Twisted Sister Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Time Odyssey album art Vinnie Moore Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey (Album) Mercury, Squawk US 1988 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Free To Be...A Family album art Marlo Thomas & Various Something For Everyone and 1 more… Marlo Thomas & Various - Free To Be...A Family (Album) A&M Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Theme album art Leslie West Leslie West - Theme (Album) Passport Records Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Barry Manilow album art Barry Manilow Some Good Things Never Last Barry Manilow - Barry Manilow (Album) Arista Japan 1989 Sell This Version
781 903-1, 7567-81903-1 Joe Franco - Heart Like A Gun album art Fiona (4) Fiona (4) - Heart Like A Gun(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 781 903-1, 7567-81903-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Good To Be Back album art Natalie Cole I Can't Cry Natalie Cole - Good To Be Back (Album) EMI USA US 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Can't Fight Fate album art Taylor Dayne Taylor Dayne - Can't Fight Fate (Album) Arista Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Annie Haslam album art Annie Haslam She's The Light and 7 more… Annie Haslam - Annie Haslam (Album) Epic US 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - With Every Beat Of My Heart album art Taylor Dayne Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart (Maxi) Arista, Arista US 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Guitar's Practicing Musicians album art Various The Shakes and 1 more… Various - Guitar's Practicing Musicians (Comp) Guitar Recordings, Guitar Recordings US 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Never Look Back album art Blues Saraceno Blues Saraceno - Never Look Back (Album) N.E.W Musidisc US 1989 Sell This Version
Joe Franco - Mariah Carey album art Mariah Carey Prisoner and 3 more… Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey (Album) Columbia Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
CAS-2005 Joe Franco - I'll Be Your Shelter album art Taylor Dayne Taylor Dayne - I'll Be Your Shelter(Cass, Single, Dol) Arista CAS-2005 US 1990 Sell This Version