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NAMM’s resident Music Historian Dan Del Fiorentino and co-hosts Michael Mullens, and Michelle Schedler examine the innovative creations, evolution of musical instruments, the changing world of music retail, music industry icons, and other topics covered in NAMM’s Oral History program. The NAMM Oral History program boasts over 3,000 interviews and is continually growing. For more information about NAMM’s Oral History program please visit https://www.namm.org/library.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 60 - Paul Hamer

This week’s episode of The Music History Project features a talented Luthier and Founder of Hamer Guitars, Paul Hamer. Hamer Guitars were seen, heard, and played around the world by acts that included Aerosmith, Bad Company, Blackfoot, Blues Brothers, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick and countless more.

81 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 60 - Paul Hamer

Ep. 59 - The Big Band Era - Part 2

This week's episode of The Music History Project, Dan, Mike and Michelle hear all about what it's like to be in a big band. This episode includes a few greats from that era such as: Sideman Jonah Jones, Band Leader Alvino Rey, and Vocalists Kenny Gardner and Martha Tilton.

80 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 59 - The Big Band Era - Part 2

Ep. 58 - The Big Band Era - Part 1

Dan, Mike and Michelle are talking Big Bands in this week’s episode of The Music History Project. In part one of this two part series we will hear from a few Big Band greats such as: John Tumpak, Dick Jurgens, Sammy Nestico and Billy May.

79 MINSEP 11
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Ep. 58 - The Big Band Era - Part 1

Ep. 57 - The Fairlight Founders

In this week’s episode of The Music History Project, we are highlighting the inventors Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie. This team tells the story of how they got into business and how they developed and marketed the Fairlight CMI, the world’s first commercial sound-sampling electronic musical instrument.

106 MINAUG 28
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Ep. 57 - The Fairlight Founders

Ep. 56 - Woodstock

This year to the day marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The Music History Project team celebrates that anniversary in this podcast with interviews of a few musicians who played there, some of the attendees and of course, the Father of Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld.

69 MINAUG 14
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Ep. 56 - Woodstock

Ep. 55 - Songwriting Teams

In this week's episode of the Music History Project, join Dan, Mike, and Michelle as they dive into the works of some of the most famous songwriting teams in history. Interviews include Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

94 MINJUL 31
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Ep. 55 - Songwriting Teams

Ep. 54 - Fred Catero

Columbia Records Engineer, Fred Catero, is the topic of this week’s episode of The Music History Project. Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as we learn about Fred’s remarkable career working with artists such as Bing Crosby, Santana and Janis Joplin.

67 MINJUL 17
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Ep. 54 - Fred Catero

Ep. 53 - Vintage Guitars

In this week’s edition of The Music History Project, the team dives into the deep subject of Vintage Guitars. Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as they explore what exactly makes a guitar “vintage” and hear from the top experts within the industry. Interviews heard in this episode include: George Gruhn, Norman Harris, Frank Ford, Fred Oster, Stan Jay, Owen Ray, Richard Gellis, Kay Koster and David Kalt.

76 MINJUL 4
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Ep. 53 - Vintage Guitars

Ep. 52 - Seth's Picks

In a special Father's Day edition of the podcast, Dan's son Seth joins the team. Seth recounts some of his favorite interviews and adds his unique perspective on the years that he spent attending them with his dad. Voices you will hear in today's podcast include: Larry Dunn, Marty Baxter, Brian Justice, Michael Doughty, Robert Cray, Jose Feliciano, David Gold, Jean Francois Rico, Smokey Robinson and Whispering Bill Anderson.

61 MINJUN 20
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Ep. 52 - Seth's Picks

Ep. 51 - Motown - Part 2

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes the Motown sound? Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as they continue with part 2 of The Music History Project’s series on Motown. This week’s episode features Jack Ashford, Phil Ranelin, Allee Willis, Bob Olhsson and Tony Bongiovi.

62 MINJUN 5
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Ep. 51 - Motown - Part 2

Latest Episodes

Ep. 60 - Paul Hamer

This week’s episode of The Music History Project features a talented Luthier and Founder of Hamer Guitars, Paul Hamer. Hamer Guitars were seen, heard, and played around the world by acts that included Aerosmith, Bad Company, Blackfoot, Blues Brothers, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick and countless more.

81 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 60 - Paul Hamer

Ep. 59 - The Big Band Era - Part 2

This week's episode of The Music History Project, Dan, Mike and Michelle hear all about what it's like to be in a big band. This episode includes a few greats from that era such as: Sideman Jonah Jones, Band Leader Alvino Rey, and Vocalists Kenny Gardner and Martha Tilton.

80 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep. 59 - The Big Band Era - Part 2

Ep. 58 - The Big Band Era - Part 1

Dan, Mike and Michelle are talking Big Bands in this week’s episode of The Music History Project. In part one of this two part series we will hear from a few Big Band greats such as: John Tumpak, Dick Jurgens, Sammy Nestico and Billy May.

79 MINSEP 11
Comments
Ep. 58 - The Big Band Era - Part 1

Ep. 57 - The Fairlight Founders

In this week’s episode of The Music History Project, we are highlighting the inventors Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie. This team tells the story of how they got into business and how they developed and marketed the Fairlight CMI, the world’s first commercial sound-sampling electronic musical instrument.

106 MINAUG 28
Comments
Ep. 57 - The Fairlight Founders

Ep. 56 - Woodstock

This year to the day marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The Music History Project team celebrates that anniversary in this podcast with interviews of a few musicians who played there, some of the attendees and of course, the Father of Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld.

69 MINAUG 14
Comments
Ep. 56 - Woodstock

Ep. 55 - Songwriting Teams

In this week's episode of the Music History Project, join Dan, Mike, and Michelle as they dive into the works of some of the most famous songwriting teams in history. Interviews include Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

94 MINJUL 31
Comments
Ep. 55 - Songwriting Teams

Ep. 54 - Fred Catero

Columbia Records Engineer, Fred Catero, is the topic of this week’s episode of The Music History Project. Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as we learn about Fred’s remarkable career working with artists such as Bing Crosby, Santana and Janis Joplin.

67 MINJUL 17
Comments
Ep. 54 - Fred Catero

Ep. 53 - Vintage Guitars

In this week’s edition of The Music History Project, the team dives into the deep subject of Vintage Guitars. Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as they explore what exactly makes a guitar “vintage” and hear from the top experts within the industry. Interviews heard in this episode include: George Gruhn, Norman Harris, Frank Ford, Fred Oster, Stan Jay, Owen Ray, Richard Gellis, Kay Koster and David Kalt.

76 MINJUL 4
Comments
Ep. 53 - Vintage Guitars

Ep. 52 - Seth's Picks

In a special Father's Day edition of the podcast, Dan's son Seth joins the team. Seth recounts some of his favorite interviews and adds his unique perspective on the years that he spent attending them with his dad. Voices you will hear in today's podcast include: Larry Dunn, Marty Baxter, Brian Justice, Michael Doughty, Robert Cray, Jose Feliciano, David Gold, Jean Francois Rico, Smokey Robinson and Whispering Bill Anderson.

61 MINJUN 20
Comments
Ep. 52 - Seth's Picks

Ep. 51 - Motown - Part 2

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes the Motown sound? Join Dan, Mike and Michelle as they continue with part 2 of The Music History Project’s series on Motown. This week’s episode features Jack Ashford, Phil Ranelin, Allee Willis, Bob Olhsson and Tony Bongiovi.

62 MINJUN 5
Comments
Ep. 51 - Motown - Part 2