Pierre Jaubert

Pierre Jaubert aka Pierre Berjot (1929 – August 2017[1]) was a record company executive and a record producer. He has produced recordings for artists such as John Lee Hooker, Krispie And Company, The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Mal Waldron, Leroy Gomez, Chantal Curtis, Beckie Bell and Richard Sanderson. According to the French Wikipedia he died on August 8, 2017.

Pierre Jaubert
Pierre Jaubert 70s.jpg
Background information
Also known asPierre Berjot
Born1929
DiedAugust 2017
GenresDisco, R&B, pop
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1960s to ?

CareerEdit

1960sEdit

As of early 1967, he was the international manager for the French company Musicdisc which was the first French company to push 4-track cartridges. In 1967, he was announcing that his company was going to sell 4-track cartridges rather than 8-tracks.[2][3] The following year he had said in an article that the company had switched to 8-tracks and they were having trouble satisfying the demand for them.[4] Around 1969/1970, Jaubert produced a number of recordings for John Lee Hooker which included "Baby Don't Do Me Wrong", "Call It The Night" and "Going Home".[5]

1970sEdit

He was still heading the international department for Musicdisc in 1971.[6]

During the 1970s, he produced the album Candy Girl for Mal Waldron. The album never saw a proper release and only about 50 copies were pressed. Decades later in 2016, a copy of the LP would sell for US $1215.[7][8] It was re-released as a limited edition of 500 on Libreville Records in 2016.[9]

Two acts he discovered in the 1970s were the Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Chantal Curtis.[10][11][12] He ended up using the Lafayette Afro Rock Band as his house session band at his Parisound studio. He spotted them performing at Barbès, a Paris district which had many North African immigrants.[13][14] He discovered Chantal Curtis one day in the 1970s, overhearing her talking to a friend on a Paris street. Liking the sound of her voice, he asked her if she could sing and then offered her work.[15][16] Jaubert used Lafayette Afro Rock Band on Curtis's Get Another Love album which produced a hit of the same name.[17][18]

1980sEdit

He produced the Jamais Avant Le Mariage!! soundtrack album for Vladimir Cosma which was released in 1982.[19] He produced a single, " Autant D'amoureux Que D'étoiles" for Annick Thoumazeau which was released on the Carrere label in 1984.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Disparition du producteur Pierre Jaubert". Funk-U (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ Billboard, January 21, 1967 - Page 12 INTERNATIONAL
  3. ^ Billboard, June 3, 1967 - Page 56 Musicdisc Becomes First French Firm to Go 4-Track
  4. ^ Billboard, November 16, 1968 - Page 1 French Swing to 8-Track
  5. ^ Swedishcharts.com - PIERRE JAUBERT
  6. ^ Billboard, May 1, 11971 - Page f-11 Musicdisc Europe, The First Independent French Company
  7. ^ Libreville Records - Mal Waldron - Candy Girl - Limited Edition (B&W Cover)
  8. ^ Popsike - #Mal Waldron- Candy girl CALUMET Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  9. ^ Discogs - Mal Waldron – Candy Girl
  10. ^ Martyn Pepperell - THE LAFAYETTE AFRO-ROCK BAND INTERVIEW
  11. ^ Funkybeat 70-80 - Chantal Sitruk dite CHANTAL CURTIS Archived 2019-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Funk★U, Publié le 8 août 2017 - Disparition du producteur Pierre Jaubert, Propos recueillis par Christophe Geudin. Photo d’ouverture : Michel Théodon
  13. ^ Martyn Pepperell - THE LAFAYETTE AFRO-ROCK BAND INTERVIEW
  14. ^ AllMusic - Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny
  15. ^ Funkybeat 70-80 - Chantal Sitruk dite CHANTAL CURTIS Archived 2019-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Funk★U, Publié le 8 août 2017 - Disparition du producteur Pierre Jaubert, Propos recueillis par Christophe Geudin. Photo d’ouverture : Michel Théodon
  17. ^ All Things Deep - Chantal Curtis
  18. ^ British Hit Singles and Albums, Guinness, 2005 - Page 49
  19. ^ Discogs - Vladimir Cosma – Jamais Avant Le Mariage!!
  20. ^ Discogs - Annick Thoumazeau – Autant D'amoureux Que D'étoiles

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