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Eddie Kramer Biography, Age, Career, Credits And Interview

Eddie Kramer Biography

Eddie Kramer born as Edwin H. “Eddie” Kramer is a South African recording producer and engineer. He was born on April 19th, 1942 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Eddie Kramer has teamed up with a few specialists now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including the Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, and Carlos Santana.

Eddie Kramer has built and additionally created records for other surely understood craftsmen in different classes. They incorporate Anthrax, Joe Cocker, Loudness, Peter Frampton, John Mayall, Ten Years Kramer was conceived in Cape Town to workmanship and music-cherishing guardians Sonny and Minna Kramer, dynamic rivals of politically-sanctioned racial segregation who moved from South Africa to London in the mid-1960s for political reasons. At age four he started concentrating the piano.

That instrument remained his first love, yet he likewise fiddled with the violin and the cello. He considered traditional piano at the South African College of Music. During these investigations, he ended up interested with jazz and shake, a lot to his dad’s embarrassment.

Eddie Kramer

Kramer moved to London at age 19, somewhere in the range of a half year after his folks’ migrating there. There he recorded jazz bunches in a home studio with crude account hardware, introduced hello-fi gear in old fashioned furnishings, and introduced collection playback frameworks for the Soho Record Center, the prevalent London record store chain of the day. After, Mott the Hoople, John Sebastian, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, Small Faces, Sir Lord Baltimore and Whitesnake.

Eddie Kramer’s film soundtrack credits incorporate Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight, Festival Express, Jimi Plays Monterey, Jimi Plays Berkeley, Live at the Fillmore East, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, The Pursuit of Happiness, Rainbow Bridge, The Song Remains the Same, and Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Kramer was met widely in Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’, a two-hour American Masters narrative which appeared in November 2013.

He is likewise a picture taker who has shown some of his cozy pictures of entertainers, especially Hendrix, with whom he took a shot at Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland, Band of Gypsys, and The Cry of Love, just as the after death Valleys of Neptune, People, Hell and Angels, Miami Pop Festival, and different discharges delivered through Experience Hendrix, the association shaped by Hendrix’s beneficiaries.

Eddie Kramer Age

He was born on April 19th, 1942 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is 77 years old as of 2019.

Eddie Kramer Career

The 1960s

Kramer landed his first industry position in 1962 at Advision Studios. After a year he was procured by Pye Studios, where he helped on versatile chronicles of traditional works. He likewise helped on Pye Studios chronicles by the Kinks, the Searchers, the Undertakers, Petula Clark, and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1964 he established KPS Studios, a mono-and two-track office which was procured in 1965 by Regent Sound, where the Rolling Stones had recorded their first collection.

An official at that point entrusted Kramer to help manufacture and run their new four-track studio. The Beatles had recorded “Fixing a Hole” there, later to be highlighted on their 1967 collection Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Kramer designed two Beatles hit singles which showed up on Magical Mystery Tour—”All You Need Is Love” and “Infant You’re a Rich Man”.

The two tunes were recorded at Olympic Studios, where, in 1967, Kramer built collections for the Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Traffic, and Jimi Hendrix. Kramer turned into a perpetual piece of Hendrix’s inventive procedure, teaming up on the four collections which Hendrix discharged before his passing in 1970.

In 1968 Kramer moved to New York, principally to keep working with Hendrix. Headquartered first at The Record Plant and later filling in as a free maker and designer, Kramer delivered the primary Johnny Winter collection and built a succession of five Led Zeppelin collections, starting with Led Zeppelin II.

Kramer and his group went to the 1969 Woodstock Festival; they recorded the whole celebration in a harried, restless, three-day gorge. It required nutrient B shots for stamina and was blended with splendid exhibitions from a few of shake’s then-prevailing acts, as recorded in both the film, Woodstock and the three-plate collection Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The 1970s

Kramer started the second decade of his profession working nearby planner John Storyk to direct production of Jimi Hendrix’s best in the class studio, Electric Lady Studios, constructed and prepared for a then-astounding $1 million. He filled in as Director of Engineering there from 1970 to 1974, creating Carly Simon’s presentation solo collection, Carly Simon, just as collections for Sha Na and Peter Frampton, and furthermore designing collections for Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, and David Bowie, David Live and Young Americans. (The last highlighted mood guitar from John Lennon on its Number One hit, “Popularity”.)

In 1971 he blended Humble Pie’s twofold collection Performance Rockin’ the Fillmore, including Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton, still Larry Coryell’s Barefoot Boy, his sole collection for Flying Dutchman name, and Curtis Mayfield’s twofold collection Curtis/Live!, his first discharge subsequent to leaving The Impressions. In 1973 Kramer blended Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy.

Around the same time, he started a long relationship with Kiss. Prior he had delivered a four-melody demo that won their first chronicle contract. He in the long run created Alive!, Alive II, Double Platinum, Rock and Roll Over, Love Gun, Alive III just as part Ace Frehley’s first independent collection, Ace Frehley, which yielded a hit single, “New York Groove”. Likewise in 1973, he built the live Derek and the Dominos collection In Concert.

Kramer left Electric Lady Studios in 1975. Working autonomously, he designed the Rolling Stones’ Love You Live, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and The Song Remains the Same, and Peter’s Frampton Comes Alive!, the greatest selling collection of 1976, a 2-circle discharge that sold more than 14 million units. Around the same time, he blended Bad Company’s third collection, Run with the Pack.

The 1980s

Kramer created Buddy Guy, traditional guitarist John Williams, grant-winning nation bunch the Kentucky Headhunters, hard shake and metal groups, for example, Whitesnake, Icon, Pretty Maids, Fastway, Alcatrazz highlighting Steve Vai and Graham Bonnet, and Anthrax. He delivered Among the Living for Anthrax in 1987, which yielded a Top 10 single in the UK, “I Am the Law.”

The 1990s

September 1992 saw the production of a book co-composed by Kramer and John McDermott. Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight was based on Kramer’s long periods of cooperation with Hendrix, enlarged by new meetings with key performers and different members in the transient Hendrix vocation.

In 1993 Kramer created and designed Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix, highlighting tracks by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Buddy Guy, old-style musician Nigel Kennedy, Living Color, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, hip bounce craftsmen P.M. First light, Spin Doctors, and others. The collection raised $750,000 for music and move grants (Berklee College of Music, the Juilliard School, and Dance Theater of Harlem), directed by the United Negro College Fund.

In 1994 Kramer discharged a two-section video arrangement, “Experiences in Modern Recording”, using interviews with Les Paul, the original guitarist just as the pioneer of both electric guitar improvement and current account strategies, for example, multi-following and circling. Around the same time, Kramer delivered the Spin Doctor’s single for Woodstock ’94, just as Buddy Guy’s Slippin’ In the 1995 Grammy victor for Best Blues Album and champ of the W.C. Convenient Award for Album of the Year in 1996. Amigo Guy and the Saturday Nite Live Band with G.E. Smith, likewise created by Kramer, was a 1996 Grammy chosen one.

At the season of his passing, Jimi Hendrix had a significant build-up of material recorded fully expecting future collection discharges. In a multimillion-dollar claim which finished up in 1995, the beneficiaries of Jimi Hendrix won back the rights to his voluminous chronicles. From that point forward, Kramer has filled in as co-maker of all Hendrix discharges.

Kramer delivered a second Hendrix tribute collection in 1995, In From the Storm. Its assorted craftsmen’s program incorporated the London Metropolitan Orchestra, Toots Thielemans, Carlos Santana, Robben Ford, Taj Mahal, Sting, Steve Vai, Buddy Miles, Brian May, and Bootsy Collins. In 1997 he created Now, the third Paul Rogers studio collection. He won a 1999 Grammy grant for his sound creation on the video for Jimi Hendrix’s live collection Band of Gypsys.

The 2000s

Kramer gathered another Grammy in 2002 for building a solitary entitled “The Game of Love”, with Carlos Santana and vocal by Michelle Branch. The track likewise won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

In 2004, Kramer had a few Hendrix-related tasks, including helping DigiTech structure and make an impacts pedal which imitates distinctively Hendrixian guitar sounds. He additionally remastered Hendrix collections for Classic Vinyl and remixed Woodstock, an after-death live discharge, in 5.1 encompass sound.

Concerning his remastering work, Kramer disclosed to Guitar Player magazine, “I had the option to truly upgrade and enhance the genuine sound, so if the first stable was great I had the option to make it far and away superior. I gave it an all the more full-bodied sound.

I had the option to improve a portion of the elements. Obviously, this is made conceivable by new advances and hardware.” Kramer explicitly credited present-day screens, which give the plentiful top of the line detail, clarifying where different instruments are inside the stereo picture.

In 2005 Kramer rejoined with designer John Storyk to plan Anacapa Studios in Malibu, California. Around the same time, Kramer remastered the Woodstock video film of Jimi Hendrix for DVD discharge, uncovering a more full viewpoint of the guitarist’s presentation.

Again working with Digitech, Kramer helped structure and make a Brian May guitar impacts pedal in 2006. Additionally, that year displays in Santa Monica, California, Hollywood, and Rotterdam showed Kramer’s photos of demigods performing, recording, and in real minutes.

Display photographic shows in 2007 included Santa Fe, New Mexico and Beverly Hills, California. Kramer likewise remixed Evil Ways a formerly unreleased live Santana track from Woodstock, in 2007, for the 40th commemoration of Woodstock. In 2008 Kramer blended tracks for the Jimi Hendrix symbol (a character that a game player can use as a modify personality) Activision’s Guitar Hero. He likewise built and blended a 2008 collection with Joey Santiago and Dave Lovering of the Pixies.

Kramer again showed photographs in 2009, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Manhattan, just as a recently opened branch Morrison Hotel Gallery in Del Mar, California. He was taped and met in 2009 for a BBC narrative about Sir George Martin, maker of everything except one of the Beatles’ collections discharges. In that equivalent year, he remixed the after death discharged Band of Gypsys Live at the Fillmore East, alongside collections by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Santana, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Waves Audio, a maker of programming for sound designers, discharged the Eddie Kramer Collection in 2009, a lot of five modules for reproducing Kramer’s studio contact in chronicle guitar, drums, vocals, bass, and embellishments.

The 2010s–present

A 2010 show at the San Francisco Art Exchange showed Kramer’s photographs of Hendrix and other shake illuminators. In 2010 he additionally remixed “Shoddy Sunglasses”, a re-make of a ZZ Top single by the Australian hard musical gang Wolfmother, and related to John McDermott and the Hendrix family’s association, Experience Hendrix, Kramer arranged Valleys of Neptune, a collection of already unreleased Hendrix exhibitions.

Eddie Kramer was picked to be a moderator at the 2011 Grammy Technical Awards. Likewise in 2011, he recorded transcendent pedal steel blues/gospel guitarist Robert Randolph and the Family Band on the collection Lickety Split, and Carlos Santana, a visitor star on two of the collection’s tracks, just as finishing further blends of Hendrix chronicles in 5.1 Surround Sound. 2011 additionally observed the arrival of three more Kramer modules for Wave, Kramer Master Tape, the Kramer HLS Channel, and the Kramer Pie Compressor.

In 2012 he did assist sessions with Randolph, and Buddy Guy, and delivered and built tracks for Acoustic Generations, a Hendrix tribute collection highlighting contemporary acoustic revamps of Hendrix melodies. The undertaking incorporates commitments from Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Jason Mraz, Grace Potter, and the Nocturnals, Billy Gibbons, Rafael Saadiq, Heart, and Crosby and Nash.

Eddie Kramer’s exercises in 2013 included presenting three Eddie Kramer Signature guitar impacts pedals from F-Pedals, with accomplice Francesco Sondelli at the NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants), and furthermore counseling with previous Doors guitarist Robby Krieger on another account studio. Kramer additionally worked again with Robert Randolph in chronicle a “sacrosanct steel” band for a 2013 discharge called Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers.

5 March 2013 was the discharge date of People, Hell and Angels, a gathering of 12 melodies which Jimi Hendrix had made arrangements for his follow-up to Electric Ladyland, recorded in 1968–69, following the separation of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The sponsorship performers incorporate Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, later to turn into Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies, and Stephen Stills on bass. “Someplace”, a solitary discharged from the collection, arrived at Number One on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart. November 2013 saw the arrival of the Hendrix narrative Hear My Train A-Comin’, and another Hendrix live collection, Miami Pop Festival.

Proceeding with his contribution with front line advances, Kramer is working with Digital Theater Systems (DTS) in the improvement of Headphone: X, an application which recreates 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1 Surround Sound in an earphone.

Kramer Production Credits

  • 1970: Buzzy Linhart – MUSIC
  • 1971: Carly Simon – Carly Simon
  • 1971: Jimi Hendrix – The Cry of Love
  • 1972: NRBQ – Scraps
  • 1973: NRBQ – Workshop
  • 1973: Jobriath – Jobriath
  • 1973: Stories – About Us
  • 1974: Jobriath – Creatures of the Street
  • 1974: Spooky Tooth – The Mirror
  • 1975: Kiss – Alive!
  • 1976: Kiss – Rock and Roll Over
  • 1976: Mott – Shouting and Pointing
  • 1977: April Wine – Live at the El Mocambo
  • 1977: Kiss – Love Gun
  • 1977: Kiss – Alive II
  • 1977: Angel – On Earth As It Is In Heaven
  • 1977: Brownsville Station – Brownsville Station
  • 1978: Ace Frehley – Kiss – Ace Frehley
  • 1978: Foghat – Stone Blue
  • 1981: Michael Stanley – North Coast
  • 1982: Peter Frampton – The Art of Control
  • 1983: Fastway – Fastway
  • 1983: Whitesnake – Guilty of Love (single)
  • 1984: Triumph – Thunder Seven
  • 1983: NRBQ – Tapdancin’ Bats
  • 1985: Alcatrazz – Disturbing the Peace
  • 1985: Icon – The Night of the Crime
  • 1986: Raven – The Pack Is Back
  • 1987: Pretty Maids – Future World
  • 1987: Anthrax – Among the Living
  • 1987: Ace Frehley – Frehley’s Comet
  • 1987: Kings of the Sun – self-titled
  • 1987: Loudness – Hurricane Eyes
  • 1987: Fastway – Trick or Treat
  • 1989: Ace Frehley – Trouble Walkin’
  • 1990: Robin Trower – In the Line of Fire
  • 1991: The Scream – Let It Scream
  • 1993: Kiss – Alive III
  • 1994: Buddy Guy – Slippin’ In
  • 1995: John McLaughlin – Promise
  • 1996: Carl Perkins – Go Cat Go!
  • 1996: Buddy Guy – Live: The Real Deal
  • 1998: Brian May – Another World
  • 2007: Lez Zeppelin – Lez Zeppelin
  • 2009: The Everybody – Avatar
  • 2010: Claire Stahlecker Band – Never Stop Lovin’ You
  • 2011: Michael Williams Band – Fire Red
  • 2012: Barón Rojo – Tommy Barón
  • 2014: American Fiction – Dumb Luck
  • 2014: Última Experiencia – Kramer Sessions

Eddie Engineering Credits

  • 1967: Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
  • 1967: Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love
  • 1967: Traffic – Mr. Fantasy
  • 1968: Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
  • 1968: Graham Gouldman – The Graham Gouldman Thing
  • 1968: Family – Music in a Doll’s House
  • 1968: Blue Cheer – Outsideinside
  • 1968: Traffic – Traffic
  • 1969: John Mayall – Empty Rooms
  • 1969: Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
  • 1969: The Nice – Nice
  • 1969: The Nice – Live at the Fillmore East December 1969
  • 1969: Woodstock Live (3 record set)
  • 1969: John Mayall – The Turning Point
  • 1970: Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys
  • 1970: Buzzy Linhart – MUSIC
  • 1970: The Nice – Five Bridges
  • 1971: Larry Coryell – Barefoot Boy
  • 1971: Curtis Mayfield – Curtis/Live!
  • 1971: John Sebastian – Four of Us
  • 1971: Humble Pie – Performance Rockin’ the Fillmore
  • 1972: John Mayall – Jazz Blues Fusion
  • 1972: Led Zeppelin – How the West Was Won
  • 1973: Peter Frampton – Frampton’s Camel
  • 1973: Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
  • 1973: Derek and the Dominos – In Concert
  • 1975: Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
  • 1976: Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive!
  • 1982: Led Zeppelin – Coda
  • 1988: Kings of the Sun – Self Titled
  • 1991: The Power Trio From Hell – American Man
  • 2006: Hangface – Freakshow
  • 2007: Shery – Continuamente (in album El Amor es un Fantasma)
  • 2007: Francesco Sondelli – Disordinary
  • 2007: Lez Zeppelin – Lez Zeppelin
  • 2010: Claire Stahlecker Band – Never Stop Lovin’ You
  • 2011: Michael Williams Band – Fire Red
  • 2014: American Fiction – Dumb Luck

Eddie Kramer Interview (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix) – Produce Like A Pro