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Good Tom, Dead Then?
Ages pass into immediacy.
sound engineer, arranger, producer, physicist
who drove the cyclotron, charged atomic particles
in the early 40s and Los Alamos, New Mexico
switched to sound engineering to draw in all that
the music of the spheres at Atlantic Records –
"Dusty in Memphis" Son of a Preacher Man
Diana Ross, Clapton
John Coltrane, Giant Steps, My Favourite Things,
'bye bye blackbird'
trumpets blurring into waterfall scales,
one of the first to do so where vinyl ruled;
musically collide through Otis Redding, Ray Charles,
Do Right Woman – ranged the diatronic/chromatic
Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus.
Dowd himself served as 'particle accelerator' he
Tom Dowd, a life played, 1925–2002.
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