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Greg Fulginiti

Gregory Fulginiti (born February 13, 1951, Cape May Court House, New Jersey) is an American recording and mastering engineer. He spent his childhood in Wildwood, New Jersey. With Bob Heimall's recommendation, Greg began his career in the mailroom at Elektra Records in 1969. During his tenure at Elektra, he was promoted into the A&R / Engineering Dept. and mentored with Mark Abramson, John Haeny, Paul & Terry Rothchild, Peter K. Siegel, Shelley Dean Snow and Robert W. Zachary. In 1971 he was recruited by Bob Ludwig at Sterling Sound to learn disk mastering. He traveled west to Artisan Sound Recorders in 1979 and advanced to managing director and chief engineer. He returned to New York in 1992 and joined the engineering staff at Masterdisk until his retirement in 1996.

He is best known for his work with Aerosmith, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Count Basie, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry, The Black Crowes, Kim Carnes, Cher, Joe Cocker, John Coltrane, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Seasons, Peter Gabriel, Whoopi Goldberg, Grateful Dead, David Grisman, Sammy Hagar, Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Chris Isaak, Etta James, Keith Jarrett, Elton John, Journey, B.B. King, Kiss, John Lennon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Taj Mahal, Steve Martin, Ennio Morricone, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Rick Springfield, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, Sarah Vaughn, Wang Chung, Muddy Waters, Whitesnake, The Who, XTC, Neil Young, 100 albums for Norman Granz's Pablo Records and the re-issue series of the Chess and Impulse catalogues. He worked on numerous movie soundtracks including; Beverly Hills Cop, Birdy, Children of a Lesser God, Dangerous Liaisons, Field of Dreams, The Glass Menagerie, Hannah and Her Sisters, In The Mood, The Killing Fields, The Last Emperor, The Mission, Parenthood, Pennies From Heaven, Risky Business, The River, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Sicilian, Silverado, The Stunt Man, To Live and Die In L.A., The Untouchables and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

In a career spanning three decades, Fulginiti was nominated for the TEC Awards by Mix magazine 6 times, earned 175 Gold and Platinum Awards, 25 Multi-Platinum Awards, 100 Number One recordings, 135 Grammy nominees, including the 1990 "Best Album of the Year" winner-Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time, 7 "Best Picture" nominees for the Academy Awards, 5 "Best Motion Picture" nominees for the Golden Globes and 15 LP's on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums.

Gil Bateman and Fulginiti were instrumental in signing the band Gulliver to Elektra Records. In addition, Fulginiti contributed the bands name. Gulliver featured Daryl Hall on keyboards, Jim Helmer on drums, Tim Moore on guitar and Tom Sellers on bass & keyboards. Hall achieved international success with John Oates in Hall & Oates.

Bob Ludwig and Fulginiti spearheaded the effort to encourage NARAS to recognize the contribution of mastering engineers in the recording process.

The tune "Fulginiti" on the album entitled "Stephane Grappelli / David Grisman"-"Live" was dedicated to him by his friend David Grisman.

He's appeared in the following publications; Agfa Tape News, Audio, Bay Area Musician, Billboard, Cash Box, Gramophone, Miami Herald, Mix, Music Connection, Pro Sound News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Recording Engineer/Producer, Record World, B.B. King "There Is Always One More Time", "Clowns Of Death" A History of Oingo Boingo and Rick Springfield "A Year In The Life Of A Working Class Dog". Participant "A Benchmark for Digital Audio in the Real World of 1989" by Bob Ludwig, presented at the Audio Engineering Society 7th International Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1989.

Fulginiti is also known as "The Pope of Hollywood". This moniker is attributed to prominent American record producer Keith Olsen.

He studied at New York University, The New School For Social Research, Lee Strassberg Theater Institute, Richard Stockton College and Institute of Audio Research. He has been a frequent panelist at music industry seminars given at UCLA, Dick Grove School of Music, Idyllwild Community College and invited to the Agfa Forum in Berlin, West Germany 1990.


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