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Rick Iantosca Biography

Guitarist/producer Rick Iantosca found his way into the music industry through a hard-earned spot as an assistant engineer at a recording studio. He had grown up in South Orange, New Jersey, where he quickly mastered several instruments and became an obsessive musician. After college, he found his chance to become an engineer and quickly started to learn the way albums are recorded. Suddenly, after a year of working at the studio, he was asked to take over some Jimmy Cliff sessions after the producer left the project. Kool and the Gang also tapped him for his production skills around the same time, and both their In the Heart and Cliff's Power & the Glory were recorded at the same time. Iantosca was poorly credited for both, but the gigs led to more production work with Cliff (earning him a Grammy nomination for Cliff Hanger) among others. His work throughout the 80's and 90's secured him a job with DeLite Records, as well as a staff writing position with Delightful Music.

ALBUM CREDITS
1994 Gold Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
1994 Greatest Hits (1980-1994) Aretha Franklin Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
1994 Toast of Virginia Beach Bill Deal & the Rhondels Producer
1995 Civil Attack Civil Attack Assistant Engineer
1995 Jimmy Cliff, Vol. 2 Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
1996 Billboard Hot R&B Hits 1984 Various Artists Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1996 Reggae Man Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
1997 Finders Keepers/Mighty Body Leon Bryant Mixing
1997 Super Hits Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
1998 #1 Radio Hits of the 80's Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Chart Toppers: R&B Hits of the 80's Various Artists Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Great & Remixed '91 Kool & the Gang Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Greatest Hits Kool & the Gang Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Rock & Roll Relix: 1980-1989 Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Rock & Roll Relix: 1982-1983 Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Soul Legends: The Classic Collections of Sweet Soul Various Artists Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1998 Whole Lotta Rock: 1982-1983 Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1999 Master Hits: Hall and Oates Hall & Oates Tom-Tom 1999 Now: 1984 Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1999 Only Soul 1980-1984 Various Artists Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1999 Singles Collection Kool & the Gang Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1999 Soul of the 80's, Vol. 1 Various Artists Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
1999 Soul Steppin': 14 Full Flavoured Soul Steppers Various Artists Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards 1999 Very Best of Kool & the Gang Kool & the Gang Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Kool & the Gang Percussion, Arranger, Keyboards
2000 Beach Music Anthology, Vol. 3 Various Artists Producer
2000 Simply the Best Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
2001 Gangland Kool & the Gang Guitar, Keyboards, Producer 2001 Greatest Hits James "J.T." Taylor Guitar, Keyboards, Multi Instruments, Producer
2001 What You See Is What You Sweat Aretha Franklin Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
2002 We All Are One: The Best of Jimmy Cliff Jimmy Cliff Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
2003 Anthology Jimmy Cliff Associate Producer
2003 Singles Jimmy Cliff Producer
2003 Sunshine in the Music Jimmy Cliff Associate Producer Boulevard Voyeur Assistant Engineer
Give It to Me Denroy Morgan Bass, Songwriter, Drums, Sequencing
I Dreamed a Dream Aretha Franklin Guitar


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