Died: January 30, 1996
Producer of many famous jazz recordings. Also credited as photographer (Impulse Records)
Began his career as A&R chief of Coral Records in the 1950s; in 1962, he joined ABC-Paramount Records to run the Impulse! label after its creator Creed Taylor was hired away by MGM to run Verve Records; he was A&R chief and head producer for the label from 1962 until 1968, and formed his own record label Flying Dutchman soon after. His last label was [I=Red Baron], which folded not long after his death in 1996. Thiele also was also a songwriter and arranger, he is credited with co-writing "What A Wonderful World." Thiele wrote a memoir about his life in music, What A Wonderful World: A Lifetime Of Recordings, published by Oxford University Press on May 4, 1995.
Married pop/jazz singer Teresa Brewer. Father of Bob Thiele Jr., who is also a record producer.
Please Note: Productions released after 1996 (unless they are reissues of either full albums or individual songs) are most likely to be those of his son, as he's occasionally credited without the Jr. suffix.
Writing & Arrangement
|530 554-2||Lionel Hampton||What A Wonderful World (as R.Thiele) Lionel Hampton - For The Love Of Music (CD, Album)||MoJazz||530 554-2||Europe||1995||Vendre cette version|
|RITZ BLC 710, RITZ BLC710||Daniel O'Donnell||What A Wonderful World (as R.Thiele) Daniel O'Donnell - I Believe (Cass)||Ritz Records, Ritz Records||RITZ BLC 710, RITZ BLC710||UK||1997||Vendre cette version|
|NBB03||Various||What A Wonderful World (as R.Thiele) Various - Blend - Natural Beauty Basic Presents (CD, Comp)||Emigration Japan||NBB03||Japan||2002||Vendre cette version|
|PRP022||La Clinik Du Dr Schultz||What A Wonderful World (as R.Thiele) La Clinik Du Dr Schultz - Rock 'N' Roll De Proximité ! (CD, Album)||Patate Records, Belleville International||PRP022||France||2004||Vendre cette version|