Paul Riser

Paul Riser

3 Episodes

Paul Riser is a premier musical arranger and is responsible for some of greatest hits to come out of Motown. Working with legends like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, he has developed an impressive catalogue of work.

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Paul Riser
  • Paul Riser Interview Pt. 3

    Episode 1

    Doug Thompson sits down with Paul Riser to talk about the aftermath of Holland-Dozier-Holland leaving, the forming of the “Corporation” by Berry Gordy, and production meetings dubbed “quality control meetings”.

  • Paul Riser Interview Pt. 2

    Episode 2

    Doug Thompson sits down with Paul Riser to discuss the unique equipment in studio 8, the structure of “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, and how Berry Gordy was refused from the music unions.

  • Paul Riser Interview Pt. 1

    Episode 3

    Doug Thompson sits down with Paul Riser to discuss the importance of arrangers in the creation of songs, the process of creating songs, and the basis of the Motown sound.