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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

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Audio interviews

Jimmy Jam (1990)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 3 September 1990

The Flyte Tyme production man talks about working with Alexander O'Neal and Janet Jackson; about his and Terry Lewis' production approach and methods, and lists some of his favourite producers.

File format: mp3; file size: 18.6mb, interview length: 20' 20" sound quality: ***

Terry Lewis (1992)

Interview by Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages audio, Fall 1992

Part One: Terry on setting up Jam & Lewis' Perspective label and producing Sounds of Blackness; what he and Jimmy ask of their acts; the duo's work ethic; looking back at The Time; on "attitude" records and revealing their artists' personalities; sustaining success and originality; race and the music business, and their role as producers. Part Two: Terry talks about producing his wife Karyn White; on what Prince and Madonna do which sets them apart; on Johnny Gill; on appealing to more than one age group; turning down established stars; on Ralph Tresvant and New Edition, and about the enduring talents of Janet Jackson.

File format: mp3; total file size: 52.4mb, total interview length: 54' 13" sound quality: ***

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Alexander O'Neal: Alexander the Great!

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 May 1985

One of the most stylish albums so far released this year is the self-titled set from Alexander O'Neal. B&S checks out the singer's roots and ...

Minneapolis Magic: The Jam and Lewis Story

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 1 July 1986

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are currently the hottest producers in soul and here B&S goes back in time with the two men to discover ...

Jimmy "Jam" Harris & Terry Lewis

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, September 1986


Jam And Lewis Take Control

Profile and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 23 April 1987

The Grammy Award-winning producers who made Janet Jackson a 'Nasty' superstar have been turning out lots of hits lately ...

The Jam & Lewis Story, Part 1: Flyte of Fantasy

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 29 December 1992

To mark the tenth anniversary of Jam & Lewis's ultra-successful Flyte Tyme Productions, Jeff Lorez flew to Minneapolis and spoke to Jimmy Jam for more than eight hours over two ...

Jam & Lewis: Flyte of Fantasy Part III

Interview by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 2 February 1993

Jeff Lorez concludes his in-depth report on the tenth anniversary of Jam & Lewis's Flyte Tyme Productions ...


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