July 05 - Recording Engineer Jim Malloy Died

Recording engineer Jim Malloy died. Over the course of his career — first in Hollywood, then Nashville — Malloy worked with a staggering list of legends, including Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Johnny Cash, Henry Mancini and Dolly Parton. Elvis Presley called him the "best engineer anywhere as far as I'm concerned".

Malloy originally worked alongside Chet Atkins in Nashville but truly began his work with Elvis when Felton Jarvis started as Elvis' producer on his May 1966 'How Great Thou Art' sessions. Malloy also worked on the 'Guitar Man', 'Clambake' & 'You'll Never Walk Alone' sessions 

He won a Grammy Award in 1964 for engineering Mancini's "Charade" and was nominated for five more Grammys that decade for his work on Presley's "How Great Thou Art," Eddy Arnold's "The Last Word in Lonesome is Me," "The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini," "Pink Panther" and "The Addams Family Main Theme".

(Source: The Tennessean / EP Fans of Nashville

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