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Gibb-Galuten-Richardson

Gibb-Galuten-Richardson
Origin Miami, Florida, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, disco, R&B, soul, country, funk, soft rock
Occupation(s) Record producers
Years active 1976–1985
Labels RSO, Columbia, Arista, RCA
Associated acts Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, Samantha Sang, Frankie Valli, Teri DeSario, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross
Members Barry Gibb
Albhy Galuten
Karl Richardson

Gibb-Galuten-Richardson were an American record producing team, consisting of Bee Gees founding member and singer-songwriter Barry Gibb, musician and songwriter Albhy Galuten and sound engineer Karl Richardson. They produced albums and singles for Andy Gibb, Samantha Sang, Frankie Valli, Teri DeSario, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Diana Ross.

The trio had produced five number-one singles in the USA, and six singles that reached the US Top 10.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Fame 2
  • Later years 3
  • Discography 4
    • Albums 4.1
    • Singles 4.2
  • References 5

Overview

The first Albhy Galuten project on the Bee Gees was co-producing the group's album Children of the World (1976) as well as Karl Richardson who was credited as the engineer on the album.[1]

Fame

Barry Gibb performing in 1973.

The trio had formed in 1976 on Andy Gibb's Flowing Rivers album when Barry produced two songs from the album, "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" and "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" (both US No. 1). Although the album was mainly produced by Galuten and Richardson. The album was released in late 1977. Gibb-Galuten-Richardson later broke into American recording industry in 1977, crafting songs for a diverse roster of talent, with the release of the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", performed by Andy Gibb. The trio also produced four US Top 10 singles for Andy Gibb including "Shadow Dancing", "An Everlasting Love" and "(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away". Samantha Sang's 1977 well-known hit, "Emotion" on which the trio produced, reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another song that the trio produced, "Save Me, Save Me" by Network (It was the first song credited to Gibb and Galuten). The trio also produced singles by Frankie Valli ("Grease") and Teri DeSario ("Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You").[2]

In 1979, the Bee Gees (including Barry), Galuten and Richardson won the Grammys for Best Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.[3] The lead single on Rogers' album was a duet between him and fellow country singer Dolly Parton became US No. 1 hit in the Billboard Hot 100, Country Charts, Adult Contemporary Charts and on Canadian Country Charts, and was also been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over two million physical copies in the US.[4]

The trio's last project on an Andy Gibb full album was After Dark which contains his last US Top 5 single "Desire". Although Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits (released September 1980) album only contains three new songs.

Albhy Galuten

In 1980, the trio produced Barbra Streisand's Guilty which became Streisand's best-selling album to date internationally when it was released, with sales of 12 million.[5] The album features two US Top 10 singles, "Guilty" and "What Kind of Fool" (both songs contains a duet between Streisand and Gibb).

Their next production was in 1982 when Clive Davis, the president of Arista Records asked Barry Gibb to write songs for Dionne Warwick who was on Davis' Arista. Heartbreaker was released in October 1982, the title track reached #10 in the US and #2 in the UK. While the album reached #25 on the Billboard 200.[6][7]

Also in 1982, after Barry met Kenny Rogers and Rogers asked Barry about some songs to wrote for him. By August, Barry started recording demos for Rogers by doing the demo of "Eyes That See in the Dark". The release of Rogers' Eyes That See in the Dark album reached #1 on US Country charts.[7][8] In 1984, when Barry Gibb was recording his first solo album, Galuten was not available at the sessions as he traveled to California the previous year after he disagreed with Barry, the album was Now Voyager credited only to Barry and Richardson.[9]

In 1985, Barry had teamed again with Galuten and Richardson to produce an album for another American recording artist Diana Ross on her album Eaten Alive. But it was the trio's last project to produce an album.[10] Eaten Alive was released on the RCA label in the US where it was deemed a commercial failure, selling less than 300,000 US copies.[11] The title track was produced by the trio with Michael Jackson, who also co-wrote the track.[12]

Later years

After the Eaten Alive album, the trio had separate, but by February 1986, Gibb and Richardson reunited again for Gibb's second solo album Moonlight Madness, but the album was rejected by MCA and the other songs from the album was later included on the soundtrack of the film Hawks. After that, Richardson did not work with Gibb again.

Discography

Albums

Singles

References

  1. ^ Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs 1976
  2. ^ Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs: 1978
  3. ^ "1978 Grammy Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – Islands in the Stream".   If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  5. ^  
  6. ^ Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive
  7. ^ a b Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs 1982
  8. ^ Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs: 1983
  9. ^ Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs 1984
  10. ^ Joseph Brennan: Gibb Songs 1985
  11. ^ http://www.greasylake.org/the-circuit/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F116321-the-supremes-diana-ross-stevie-wonder-and-ray-charlesusa-album-sales%2F
  12. ^ Joseph Brennan - Gibb Songs : 1985
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