Phil Ramone: From Behind the Boards : World Cafe The nine-time Grammy winner and innovative music producer has been behind some of the most successful records of the last 40 years. Ramone's short list of artists includes Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Madonna and Rufus Wainwright. Hear an interview about his new book.

Phil Ramone: From Behind the Boards

Phil Ramone: From Behind the Boards

Song List

"It's My Party" from Lesley Gore's It's My Party

"The Girl from Ipanema" from Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto's Getz/Gilberto

"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" from Paul Simon's Paul Simon

"Just the Way You Are" from Billy Joel's The Stranger

"The Best Is Yet to Come" from Tony Bennett's Duets: An American Classic

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Phil Ramone is the innovative producer of music by the likes of Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Elton John, B.B. King, Madonna, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Liza Minnelli, to name just a few.

Ramone has won nine Grammy awards and an Emmy since 1965 for his work in composition, sound engineering and record producing. He's also the first to use four-track recorders, apply optical surround sound for movies, and release music commercially on compact disc — namely, Billy Joel's 52nd Street. Ramone's new book, Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music, chronicles his long career.

This segment originally aired Nov. 27, 2007.

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