Ralph Terrana

Ralph Terrana

7 Episodes

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Studio Manager and Sound-Man, Ralph Terrana has done it all. Here he tells it all, from the early days with the Glo-Worms to creating, owning and running the fabled Tera Shirma studios in Detroit.

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Ralph Terrana
  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 7

    Episode 1

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss Motown moving to L.A., the crew in Hollywood, and Marvin Gaye outside of the music.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 6

    Episode 2

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss Motown producers working with many different artists, working with Martha Reeves, and the mistake of moving out of Detroit.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 5

    Episode 3

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss working with Andrew Loog Oldham, working with Meatloaf before he was big, and meeting Berry Gordy for the first time.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 4

    Episode 4

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss Dennis Coffey and the wah-wah pedal, the Rare Earth label, and Motown running sessions for almost 24 hours a day.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 3

    Episode 5

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss Tera Shirma, working with The Funk Brothers, and Marvin Gaye releasing “What’s Going On”.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 2

    Episode 6

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss Motown, his brother as a sound engineer, and working with Eartha Kitt.

  • Ralph Terrana - Interview Pt. 1

    Episode 7

    Doug Thompson sits down with Ralph Terrana to discuss growing up in Detroit, music competition in the city, and touring stories.