Randy Poe

Born: Sept. 22, 1955 Fayette, AL

R&B, Rock, Pop, Country Publisher, Producer Sammy Cahn, Leiber & Stoller

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Randy Poe



Leiber Stoller Songs Inc.

Entertainment industry

March 1985 – Present (26 years 2 months)

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Grammy nominee Randy Poe was born in Fayette, Alabama and raised in Muscle Shoals. He moved to New York City in 1980, where he became executive director of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. In 1985 he was named president of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing. Poe has written two other books, dozens of articles for various music magazines, and the liner notes to over 100 albums. A recipient of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism, Poe lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mina, and son, Riley.


Source: Skydog: The Duane Allman Story - by Randy Poe



Skydog (Backbeat Books) by Randy Poe is The Duane Allman Story. Reading this book makes you feel that Randy opened the door to the details that you always wanted to know. It’s the most complete work I have ever seen on The Allman Brothers. I hope to interview Randy in the very near future.--Jerry W. Henry


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The New Songwriter's Guide to Music Publishing

by Randy Poe

Foreword by Sammy Cahn

If you’re a songwriter, your job is to be an expert at crafting songs. But to be successful, you also need to have a sound working knowledge of music publishing. This easy-to-read book leads you through the music publishing maze, taking the mysteries out of one of the most lucrative – but least understood – areas of the entertainment industry.

Learn how songwriters and music publishers earn royalties; the most common types of music publishing contracts offered to songwriters; the inner workings of a typical music publishing company; and even how to start your own music publishing company.

In this new revised and expanded edition of his award-winning book, Randy Poe, president of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing, also describes recent changes in copyright law; how the Internet and other new technologies are impacting the rights and income of songwriters and music publishers; and all the very latest information – and insider secrets – you need to know about today’s music publishing world.


Source: Skydog: The Duane Allman Story - by Randy Poe



Squeeze My Lemon: A Collection of Classic Blues Lyrics

Written & Compiled by Randy Poe

Foreword by B.B. King

“They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad.

Wednesday’s worse, and Thursday’s also sad.”

There’s a lot more to the blues than three chords played on an old beat-up guitar. Squeeze My Lemon is a collection of some of the best blues lines ever recorded. From birth (“Born under a bad sign/I’ve been down since I began to crawl”) to death (“Everybody wants to go to heaven/But nobody wants to die”) and everything in between, this volume quotes classic blues phrases by songwriter/artists B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson and many, many others.

Compiled by award-winning author/Grammy-nominated record producer Randy Poe, Squeeze My Lemon: A Collection of Classic Blues Lyrics also features classic photos of many leading blues artists.

A great gift book, it is highly entertaining not only for blues lovers, but for anyone who appreciates great lyrics. Categorized by subject matter (Love - Or the Lack Thereof, Blues and Booze, Blues Behind Bars, Make Mine a Double Entendre, etc.), Squeeze My Lemon is a book you’ll return to - and quote from - again and again.


Source: Skydog: The Duane Allman Story - by Randy Poe


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