The Dreaming Fields
A younger Arif Mardin at Muscle Shoals with Aretha Frankin (back) and Tom Dowd (right).
This is why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a complete joke. Tom Dowd isn’t in it. Damn. ಠ_ಠ
Tom Dowd was a musician, engineer, producer, physicist, mathematician, and everyday genius. Along with Eric Clapton he discusses how the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs came together with Clapton, Duane Allman, and Derick and the Dominos.
Filmed at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL, Dowd is shown at work behind the soundboards and reflecting on his memorable career. Dowd, whose creative spirit and passion for innovative technology helped shape the course of modern music, takes the controls behind the mixer relearning the title song Layla 30 years after its creation. From “Tom Dowd The Language of Music.”
Mr. Dowd’s credits include recording sessions with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, John Coltrane, The Allman Brothers Band, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Cream, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Booker T. & the MG’s and countless other musical luminaries.