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December 30, 2007 Legendary Atlantic Records house producer Joel Dorn died in December at the age of 65. He was a tremendous influence on his son Adam, a music maker himself who records under the name Mocean Worker.
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December 21, 2007 Record producer Joel Dorn worked with Roberta Flack, Bette Midler, Max Roach, Herbie Mann, the Allman Brothers and many more. He worked as an in-house producer at Atlantic Records before going out on his own, and in the late 1980s he repackaged back catalogs for the major record labels. He founded or co-founded several independent labels. He died Monday at age 65, of a heart attack. Fresh Air remembers him with this archival interview from April of 1991.
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