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Sam Spiegel turns odd musical pairings into a winning formula
Sam Spiegel turns odd musical pairings into a winning formula

Musician and producer Sam Spiegel lives in a wooden A-frame house in the Hollywood Hills. It's a beautiful place, but its best feature is an apropos (if possibly apocryphal) history of weird musical collaboration. "The guy who sold it to me says he has a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a dashiki jamming in here with David Crosby," he said. "Allegedly, though. He's never shown it to me." If it's true, the story fits him. Spiegel is a contemporary kind of artist — a musician, record producer and general-idea-guy whose work exists almost only in tandem with someone else's. He's a musical polymath who coaxed a nebula of superstars (David Byrne,...

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