Chet Bennett is a veteran
at producing, engineering, mastering and studio design of more
than 40 years. Titan Sound Studios in Largo, Florida recieved
one of the very first M.C.I. 16-track machines [#007] where such
artists recorded as James Brown, Roy Orbison, Bertie Higgins,
Jim Stafford, Mike Pinera [Iron Butterfly, Blues Image], Peter
Tosh [Bob Marley's Wailers], Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Wallace, The
Original Drifters, The Tams, Avalanche, The Train Robbers, Johnny
K, Dennis Ballew and Plain Truth, who Chet produced for Henry
Stone and Steve Alaimo's "TK" Records in Miami for the
new sub label Marlin.
In 1969 Chet became involved with Muscle Shoals
Sound by cutting demos and discs for them. That same year Chet
became a writer for Muscle Shoals Sound Pub [BMI] and Formular
Music [ASCAP] with his friend Terry Woodford who headed up those
companies. Barry Beckett produced some of those songs written
by Jerry Wallace, Chet Bennett and Terry Woodford. Chet also did
sessions at Widget Sound with Ron Ballew. In 1975 Chet was inducted
into Florida's Country Hall of Fame as the number one studio and
producer of the year.
In the summer of 1976, Chet took on the challenge
of designing, building, equipping, and producing/engineering the
new Boblo Records in Brunswick, Georgia for his old friend Bobby
Smith, where he first began doing sessions in 1963 at Bobby's
studio in Macon, Georgia. It was there that Chet met the great
Otis Redding... "I now know my calling, after I heard Otis
sing." So Chet returned the favor to his mentor and gave
Bobby two chart records in the first two attempts, "Mr. Boogie
Man" and "Feel Like Being Funky," by Avalanche.
Then he came up with Jason Willis' "Long Distance Runner"
and recorded the late great Jimmy Orion Ellis.
In the early 80's Chet moved on to CBS records
where he cut records for Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Michael
Jackson to Willie Nelson and the rest of the CBS roster. Recently,
Chet was co-owner of AANCO entertainment group/Manitou Records
where he co-produced Eddie Three Eagles, a two-time #1 seller
of Native American Music worldwide. Today, Chet heads up "Muscle
Shoulders," his new CD label, which has a roster of new and
His web page is: www.chetbennett.com