In Conversation

Terry Callier

Episode Summary

The legendary Terry Callier was one of the first artists to ever grace dublab’s studio for a live performance. He joined Carlos Niño in 1999 for a chat about the music he loved, the nature of touring, and much more. We hope you can join us for a very special episode of In Conversation.

Episode Notes

Terry Callier In Conversation with Carlos Niño

The legendary Terry Callier was one of the first artists to ever grace dublab’s studio for a live performance. He joined Carlos Niño in 1999 for a chat about the music he loved, the nature of touring, and much more. We hope you can join us for a very special episode of In Conversation.

Born in Chicago in 1945, Terry Callier began recording for Chess Records while he was still in high school. His childhood friends included the music greats Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. While attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he became influenced by the folk movement and John Coltrane. His debut album, The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier, was released in 1964. In 1970, he joined the Chicago Songwriters Workshop and began collaborating with the producer and arranger, Charles Stepney (Earth, Wind and Fire). During this time, he also co-wrote the Dells’ hit The Love We Had (Stays on my Mind). He went on to release several more albums of his own music for Cadet Label and Elektra. By the 1990's, his music was enjoying a resurgence and he began to record and tour again.

In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music are by Matteah Baim. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.