Navigating the Music Industry From Gleason

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By: Joseph Rainone (JoJo Gator)

People ask me, “How did the New Kids on the Block happen?” Well, Maurice Starr had the ideas, he had the artists, and I had my crew. But Philip Greene (Uncle Phil) my mentor, and Normandy Sound made all the New Kids on the Block hits happen, and we lit the world on fire with those kids. Producer and engineer to the stars. 

News Flash!!! Phil and I are teaming up again to bring the hit machine to Nashville. We’re booking sessions at Blackbird and The Den for 2024. Phil Greene, JoJo Gator, and Howard Rosen. Hundreds of millions of records sold. If you want hits book today contact Jojogatorbands@gmail.com or by phone at 863-812-1637. Here is a partial list: 

Platinum / Gold Records and Chart Hits

New Kids On The Block

Album: “Greatest Hits” 2008 Sony / Legacy

Mixed eleven of the songs and co-produced one song

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Platinum album

Johnny A

Album: “Get Inside” 2004 Steve Vai’s Favored Nation Records

Mixed entire album

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Dropkick Murphys

Album: “Live on St. Patrick’s Day” 2004 Epitaph Records

Recorded live at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Neil Carswell

Album: “Southwind” 2003 Eastwind Records

Recorded and produced by Phil Greene and Stu Kimball in Nashville, TN

Charted on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart

Peter Wolf

Album: “Sleepless” 2002 Artemis Records

Mixed several cuts on this album including cuts with

Keith Richards and Steve Earle

Four-star review in Rolling Stone Magazine by Jann Wenner, who called it an ‘instant classic.’ Voted one of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All-Time’ in the Special Collectors Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine #937

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Joey McIntyre

Album: “Stay the Same” 1999 Columbia / Sony Records

Recorded, mixed and co-produced

Reached Number 49 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart

Gold record

Joey McIntyre

Single: “Stay the Same” 1999 Columbia / Sony Records

Recorded, mixed and co-produced

Reached Number 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold record

Roomful of Blues

Album: “There Goes the Neighborhood” 1998 Rounder Records

Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

Reached the Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart

Roomful of Blues

Album: “Under One Roof” 1997 Rounder Records

Recorded and mixed

Peaked at Number One on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart, staying on chart for several months

Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album

Roomful of Blues

Album: “Turn It On! Turn It Up!” 1996 Rounder Records

Mixed

Reached Top Ten of Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart for twenty-five weeks

Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album

Roomful of Blues

Album: “Roomful of Christmas” 1996 Rounder Records

Recorded and mixed

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart

Nils Lofgren

Singles: “Valentine” and “Walking Nerve” 1993 Rykodisc

Mixed

Featuring Bruce Springsteen on harmonies

and Ringo Starr on drums

Charted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Tommy Page

Single: “I’ll Be Your Everything” 1991 Sire Records

Recorded vocals and mixed

Reached Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Singles chart

Tommy Page

Album: “Paintings in My Mind” 1991 Sire Records

Mixed 3 cuts on this album

Reached Number 38 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart

Bootsauce

Album: “Bull” 1991 Vertigo/PolyGram (Canada)

Co-Produced, recorded and mixed

Gold album

Bootsauce

Album: “The Brown Album” 1990 Vertigo/PolyGram Records (Canada)

Co-Produced, recorded and mixed

Gold album

Bootsauce

Single: “Everyone’s A Winner” 1990 Vertigo/PolyGram Records (Canada)

Mixed and fixed this single which reached Number 3 on Billboard’s Canadian Top 200 Albums chart

New Kids on the Block

Album: “Step By Step” 1989 Columbia Records

Mixed this album which sold over 17 million records worldwide and reached Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and Billboard’s Top Pop Albums chart

Triple platinum album (US)

New Kids On The Block

Single: “Step by Step” 1989 Columbia

Mixed

Reached Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Platinum single

New Kids on the Block

Single: “Tonight” 1989 Columbia Records

Mixed

Reached Number 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold single

New Kids on the Block

Single: “Cover Girl” 1989 Columbia Records

Recorded, mixed and arranged horn parts for this single which reached Number 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold single

New Kids on the Block

Album: “Hangin’ Tough” 1988 Columbia Records

Mixed this album which sold 37 million worldwide and 10 million in the US. Reached number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and Billboard’s Top Pop Album chart

Multi-platinum album

New Kids on the Block

Single: “Hangin’ Tough” 1988 Columbia Records

Recorded, mixed and played guitar solo

Reached number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Platinum single

New Kids On the Block

Single: “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” 1988 Columbia Records

Mixed the single remix

Reached number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold single

New Kids on the Block

Single: “Please Don’t Go Girl” 1988 Columbia Records

Mixed

Reached number 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold single

New Kids On The Block

Single: “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” 1988 Columbia Records

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Platinum single

New Kids On The Block

Single: “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” 1988 Columbia

Mixed

Reached Number 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Gold single

Bob Rivers Comedy Corp.

Album: “Twisted Christmas” 1988 Critique / Atlantic Records

Mixed

Reached Number 19 on on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

and is still playing on the radio every Christmas Season

Gold album

New Kids on the Block

Album: “New Kids on the Block” 1987 Columbia Records

Mixed a cut from this album, which sold over 3 million records

Reached Number 20 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Triple platinum album

Marcus Lewis

Single: “Searchin’ For a Good Time” 1987 Aegis/CBS Records

Mixed

Reached number 35 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart.

New City Rockers

Single: “Black Dog” 1986 Critique / Atlantic Records

Mixed and recorded the vocals on this single

Reached the Top 40 on The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Album: “Tough All Over” Scotti Brothers/CBS Records 1985

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 40 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Single: “C-I-T-Y” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1985

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 18 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Single: “Tough All Over” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1985

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Single: “Small Town Girl” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1985

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 64 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Tom Browne

Single: “Rockin Radio” 1985 Arista Records

Mixed and recorded the Trumpet on this single

Reached Number 9 on Billboard Dance chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Album: “Eddie and the Cruisers Original Soundtrack”

Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1983

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 9 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart

Triple platinum album

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Single: “On The Dark Side” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1983

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Single: “Tender Years” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1983

Recorded and mixed

Reached Number 31 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart

Steve Smith (Journey Drummer)

Album: “Orion” 1983 CBS Records

Recorded and mixed

Reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Jazz LPs chart

Jeff Lorber

Single: “In the Heat of the Night” 1983 Arista Records

Re-recorded keyboards, vocals, and mixed this single from the album of the same name with producer Maurice Starr which reached Number 10 on the Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart

Jeff Lorber

Album: “In the Heat of the Night” 1983 Arista Records

Re-recorded keyboards, vocals, and mixed

Reached Number 7 on Billboard’s Top Jazz LPs chart

Billy Cobham’s Glass Menagerie

Album: “Live at Montreux” 1982 Elektra / Musician

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, mixed at Normandy Sound

Reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Jazz LPs chart

Steve Smith (Journey Drummer)

Album: “Vital Information” 1982 CBS Records

Recorded and mixed

Reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Jazz LPs chart

Billy Cobham’s Glass Menagerie

Album: “Observations and Relections” 1982 Elektra / Musician

Recorded and mixed

Reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Jazz LPs chart.

Frank Guintero

Album: “Bird & Stars” 1979 CBS Records Venezuela

Reached Number 1 in Venezuela on Billboard’s Hits of the World chart for 6 weeks

Other Notable Recordings:

Dropkick Murphys

Recorded St. Patrick’s Day 2003 as a WBCN Live Radio Broadcast

Martin Celler

Album: ‘Live in Austin, Texas’ 2003 Rykodisc Records

Mixed

Alejandro Escovedo

Album: ‘Live in Austin, Texas’ 2003 Rykodisc Records

Mixed

Dropkick Murphys

Album: “Live at the Avalon” 2002 Epitaph Records

Recorded live in concert

Kim Trusty

Album: “Live at Chan’s” (2 albums)

2002 and 2003 Independent label

Recorded and mixed

Peter Wolf

Single: “Never Like This Before” 2002 Artemis Records

Mixed

The Black Crowes

Album: “The Black Crowes Live at the Orpheum”

2002 American Recordings / Sony

Recorded

Peter Wolf

Album: “Long Line” 1995 Warner Brothers

Mixed the song “Forty To One” (featuring Aimee Mann)

Blood, Sweat and Tears with Fred Lipsius

Album: ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears with Fred Lipsius’ 1994

Recorded, mixed, and co-produced this reunion album.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Album: “Ska-Core, the Devil and More” 1992 Taang! Records

Recorded and mixed.

Jonzun Crew

Single: “Cosmic Love” 1992 Critique / BMG Records

Co-produced, recorded, and mixed

Copperhead

Album: “Copperhead” Mercury Records 1991

Produced, recorded and mixed

Featuring singer/songwriter Neil Carswell

Favorite Angel

Single: “Only Women Bleed” 1991 Imagine / Columbia Records

Recorded vocals and mixed

Tam Tam

Single: “Do It Tam Tam” 1991 Island Records

Mixed

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Album: “Roadhouse” Scotti Brothers / CBS Records 1990

Recorded and mixed

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

Album: “Magnetic Flip” Birdsongs of the Mesozoic 1990

Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded this album produced by Rick Harte

The Neighborhoods

Album: “The Neighborhoods” 1990 Atlantic Records

Produced, recorded and mixed

Co-produced by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith

The Neighborhoods

Album: “Reptile Man” 1989 Roadrunner Records

Produced, recorded and mixed and was named ‘Album of the Year’ by Musician Magazine

Finest Hour

Single: “Make That Move” 1989 PolyGram Records

Mixed

Young Saints

Singles: “Live For Today” and “New Solutions”

PolyGram Records 1989

Mixed

The Zulus

Album: “The Zulus” 1988 Slash / Warner Brothers Records

Recorded and mixed

Produced by Bob Mould

Bandwagon

Album: “Three Sides of Hunger”

Calder Records / Big Noise Records 1986

Produced, engineered, mixed and arranged

Featuring John Cafferty, Cheryl Wheeler,

Belly’s Gail Greenwood and other artists

Won The Jefferson Award in 1987 from

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foundation for Outstanding Public Service for raising monies and awareness of the plight of the homeless in America

Joe Henderson

Album: “Joe Henderson” 1986

Live to two-track album

Mission of Burma

Album: “The Horrible Truth” 1985 Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded and mixed

Produced by Rick Harte

Mission of Burma

Album: “VS” 1982 Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded

Produced by Rick Harte

Historical influential album which led to the formation of bands like R.E.M. and the birth of the Alternative scene

Digney Fignus

Album: “The Girl with the Curious Hand” 1982 CBS Records

Recorded and mixed

Digney Fignus

Single: “The Girl with the Curious Hand” 1982 CBS Records

Recorded, mixed and co-produced

Reached Number 10 on MTV Video Countdown

Duke Robillard

Album: “Rockin’ Blues” 1982 Rounder Records

Recorded and mixed

Neats

Albums: “Neats” 2 Albums Mid-’80s Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded

Produced by Rick Harte

The Lyres

Albums: “The Lyres” 3 Albums Mid-’80s Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded

Produced by Rick Harte

Nervous Eaters

Album: “Hot Steel and Acid” 1980 Ace of Hearts Records

Recorded

Produced by Rick Harte

Note: This partial discography represents roughly 15 percent of the records/artists Phil has worked with.

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