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Bob Blank is an American musician, producer and recording engineer.

Biography

Coming to the New York music scene in 1973 as a studio session guitarist, Bob Blank soon found his calling working in the recording studio as an engineer and producer. In 1975 Bob produced one of the first 12" disco records - the popular "To Be With You" by Jimmy Sabater.

Opening the famed Blank Tape Studios in New York in 1976, Bob engineered and mixed hits by such diverse artists as Chic, Sun Ra, Tito Puente and Sting. Bob was the engineer on over 500 charted records (including 19 gold and platinum titles) and has been intimately involved with the East Coast music scene for over 30 years. Producing hit records (with Lola Blank) such as "Over Like A Fat Rat" by Fonda Rae put Blank Productions in the center of the music revolution begun in New York in the mid 1970s.

One of the founders of the hip hop Scene via his remix work in the late 1970s and early 1980s with DJs such as Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Tony Humphries, and others, Bob Blank's music has been credited by many of the top artists of today as being seminal in the creation of their music. Over 50 artists have sampled Bob's work in hit records of today. He has been interviewed and featured on 60 Minutes, and has been a commentator on Behind The Music, and has appeared in TV specials such as Madonna Ð Sex Bomb and documentaries such as Maestro.

Bob has also received mention in The Rolling Stone Book Of Rock and Roll as the producer of some of the most important punk rock and no wave artists, such as Lydia Lunch, Aural Exciters, and others, including Lola's "Bango" (with Dinosaur L).

Discography

Singles




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