Biographical information mainly from Foremost Women in Communication/Published R. R. Bowker Co. (c)
Gabriel, Ethel Nagy, Artist and Repertoire Producer - RCA Records, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 '57; RCA Staff '40; Co-Owner and Teacher - Nagy Ceramics and Liberal Arts School '48 - '52; Own dance band (En and Her Royal Men) '34 - 40; Awny, Naras, Country Music Association; Co-Producer - Grammy Award Album Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (artist: Jake Hess); Grammy nominations '67 (Living Voices Wish Me A Rainbow) for Best Performance by a Chorus, '69 (Living Voices Angel Of The Morning) for Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus; Temple University (Music Supervision), '39 - '40 (Class of '43); Columiba University '45 - '48; B. Milmont Park, PA 1921; P. Karoly and Margaret Horvath de Nagy (Deceased); H. Gustave Gabriel (Deceased); Res. New York.
Trombonist: Philadelphia Women's Symphony Orchestra 1939
Studied Trombone with the legendary brass specialist Dr. Donald S. Reinhardt
Produced over 2500 record albums
A & R Liason for Broadway Musicals (1958/59)
Helped to develop Stereo Action (The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow); First int he studio with album Dynamica with Ray Martin and his Orchestra (currently being re-issued in the successful "Bachelor's Pad Music" Series).
Helmed the multi-million dollar economy line Camden Records, for 20 years (NARM elected the Camden line #1 Economy Line, 10 out of 12 years) producing albums in all categories of music, MOR, Sacred, Country, Contemporary, Children's, R&B, etc. (Also in International and Educational Departments).
First female Record Producer in the Pop Record Business Industry
Produced such artists as: Caterina Valenti, Marty Gold, Los Indios Tabajaras, Teresa Brewer, Rosemary Rice, Bob Ralston, Al Caiola, Richard Wolve and His Children's Chorus, George Melachrino, Arthur Murray, Buddy Morrow, Geraldo, Ray Martin, Chet Atkins, Leo Addeo, The Entire Living Series (Living Strings, Living Voices, Living Brass, Living Guitars, etc.), Sid Bass, Phil Bodner, Dick Hyman, Bob Armstrong, King Curtis, Hildegarde, Buddy Lucas, The Blackwood Brothers, Malcom Dodds, The Soul Finders which included Valerie Simpson, Bert De Coteaux, Mundell Lowe, Richard Maltby, The Country Ramblers, Charlie Singleton, Mel Davis, Eddie Manson, Johnny Douglas, Bernard Ebbinghouse, Peter Knight Jr., Elliot Lawrence, The Insects, The Heartbreakers (Dottie West Band) as well as Latin Artists, such as Perez prado, etc.)
New York A & R Representative for Roger Whitaker, Perry Como and Cleo Laine
Helmed and Executive Producer for The Legendary Performer Series. (The Legendary performer Bing Crosby Album: 1978 Grammy Winner for packaging. Three Legendary Series albums went Gold).
Helmed the RCA Pure Gold Economy Line (Re-issuing albums by virtually every artist, such as: Henry Mancini, Perry Como, Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra, Peter Nero, Neil Sedaka, Dinah Shore, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, plus all The Big Bands - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Bunny Berigan, etc. Eleven went Gold and two went Platinum. Also Country artists: Jim Reeves, Dolly Parton, etc.
First to release Disco album (The Brothers) and a Digital album (The Legendary Performer - Caruso). Released Elvis Presley's "Burning Love" first on the Camden label, from which the single was released in Europe and became #1 on the charts worldwide. Released Roger Whittaker's "The Last Farewell" which became #1 on the charts and established Whittaker worldwide on RCA records
Director - RCA's East Coast A & R Department, A & R Administration Department, and Listing Department (1980-82)
MOR/A & R Liason for all Easy Listening Product
Instrumental in launching dance/music - The Mambo "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" with Perez Prado which became a worldwide hit on RCA Records
Helmed The Bluebird Complete Series
A & R Liason for all pop re-issues, including helming the $5.95 Best Buy line
Lecturer - New York University, AGAC, The University of Baltimore (1995), Philadelphia Music Conference - "The Future of Music" and moderator for "Quitting Is No Option" (1995)
Receipient of the TOR Inspirational Award
Received RIAA Certified Gold Records for producing the following: Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music (CAS 660e); Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell and Other Hits (AFL-1-0853); Roger Whittaker - The Best of Roger Whittaker (AFL1-2253); Larry Elgart - Turned On Swing among countless other re-issue packages
1983 to 1986 - Governor's Board - NY Chapter of NARAS 1982 - Director of An Evening to Remember Concert, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (featuring Benny Goodman) honoring Ambassador Franklin S. Forsberg (to Sweden). 1983-84 the World Conference of Economic and Social Order. 1983 - Grammy Award Winner - Best Historical Album, Co-Producer - The Dorsey/Sinatra Sessions - 3 Vol. 1984 - The Yank Foundation. 1983 - High Priority Women. 1984 Producer - Horn of The Unicorn poetry recital at Carnegie hall (featuring Andrea Litkei, Secretary Robert B. Anderson and Jim Alyward)
1984-86 President, Global Entertainment and Cultural Centers
1987 - - President, Aurora and Kelit Records
1990 - - Vice President, Jade Panther Productions
1992 - - President, JazzMania Records
1997 - - Vice President, Book Mark Records
1998 - - President, Book Mark Entertainment
Associate Producer of Off-Broadway Play The Aunts at the 47th Street Theater in New York City starring Ann Wedgeworth, Bethel Leslie, Mia Dillon and Charles Wynkoff
President of: Dunhill Music Company, ASCAP; Weaver Music Company, BMI; Hillshire Music Company, SESAC; Tribune Music Company, ASCAP; Miss Music Publishing Co., ASCAP; JazzMania, BMI. Advisory Board of Directors: New Music Marketplace (1994), Charter Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994)
Associate Producer of the video performance of Peace and Rememberance - A Ballet of Our Times, Choreographed and Directed by Boris Miakov and performed by members of the Bolshoi Ballet and the Ballet of Russia; Music Composed by Ervin Litkei (1994 to 1995)
March, 1996 - Women of the Month - Women In Music - also Guest Speaker
Music Consultant for the following Lou Reda/Arts & Entertainment TV Documentaries:
Joseph Cicippio: Chains to Roses (Biography)
General Omar Bradley (Biography)
Biography: Norman Rockwell
Biography: Admiral 'Bull' Halsey
Soldiers in Greasepaint - USO
Documentary: The 100th Anniversary of Dow Jones
1995 - member of Philadelphia Music Alliance
1995 - member of "Women In Music"
1996 - Advisory Board of "Women In Music"
1997 - Bookmark Records Release "One Song Many Voices" for "Week of Tolerance" in U.S. Legiislation - Premiered Nov. 12, 1997 at the U.N.
1998 - VP of Entertainment - "Marcus Communications"
January 28, 1997 - Received "Women In Music" Touchstone Aware for Being the First Woman A & R Producer in the Industry (award was sculpture by Eduardo Palatino) and for Being a Woman Who Has Made A Difference
July, 1997 - Author of "The Best of Hungarian Cooking (Ethel deNagy Gabriel) published by Ego, Inc.
1997 - Member of Music Producer's Guild of America
June 26, 1998 (MPGA) Music Producer's Guild of America panel on subject of "Art and Business of Producing"
1998 - The Woofer (Newsletter of the MPGA) article "After Producing 2500 albums - by Ethel Gabriel
1998 - Global Tolerance Awards
1999 - Quoted in book "Start and Run Your Own Record Label" by Doylle Deanna Schwartz in "Some Advice from the Pros" chapter
(there are many more awards, and kudos from many artists, but this gives you a good idea of the tremendous accomplishments, work and experience of Ethel Gabriel (Bill)
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