Chuck Granata - Record and
LOM Staff Reports - Wayne Bell
Chuck Granata is a record and radio producer, author, music historian and archivist. Sitting and talking with Chuck is sort of like being on Google; he knows music. Working with the major labels, the digital world, creating new ideas and helping others with a step up, comes natural as eating pasta fazool for Chuck. Being informative, educational, historical and sharing the love of music is his life. Chuck is an excellent communicator whose word is his bond.
He has written numerous books on music and sound recording; Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording, Wouldn’t it be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music with legendary record producer Phil Ramone.
And the forthcoming Close Enough for Love with Oscar-winning film composer and songwriter Johnny Mandel.
Granata has contributed to and supervised the creation of dozens of CD projects including four Grammy-nominated packages at RCA Victor, Columbia, Capitol/EMI and Warner-Reprise Records. Notable recording projects include Frank Sinatra in Hollywood (Reprise/6 CDs); A Voice in Time and A Voice on Air Columbia Legacy/4 CDs each. Chuck is the producer and occasional co-host of Nancy Sinatra’s weekly Nancy for Frank show on Sirius-XM radio channel 71 Siriusly Sinatra.
He is currently working with two of pop music’s most notable producers on the creation of their memoirs; Granata is also writing The Ultimate Sinatra Listening Guide: the definitive “go-to” guide on the music of Frank Sinatra. Publication information to be announced.
In addition to his creative endeavors, Chuck served as a career police officer in New Jersey (1989-2012) and was a seven-year member of the Livingston, NJ Board of Education. He and his wife Barbara are the parents of two daughters.