Scott Billington: producer par excellence

How do you know when a song is finished?

This is the key question for a producer — the answer lies with the idea that may best be described as an “intimation,” something that only comes with a deep understanding of a given tradition. Listen to this chat with Scott Billington arguably one of the best recording producers ever — and on a tight budget. Who else could have coped with Booker and Gatemouth? It’s really fascinating hearing his insights into Charlie Rich and Zydeco music. Moreover, his understanding of the role of music as a human activity is nothing less than philosophical. Check out the playlist and get ordering from the Louisiana Music Factory. We are indebted to people such as Alan Lomax and Scott Billington.