The Tera Shirma Story
Russ Terrana 
Russ Terrana in October 1999
(picture courtesy of Ralph Terrana)

When Russ was working with me at Tera Shirma he was developing into one hell of an engineer.

One day Stax records booked time to record a new act that they were hot on...Isaac Hayes. My brother did the project for them and blew everyone away. The album was "Hot Buttered Soul".

From that point on Russ's reputation exploded. When we ended up at Motown, only the top producers like Norman Whitfield and Frank Wilson could get him.

His track record is astounding. Something like 89 Gold singles and 37 platinum albums. A feat many in the business say will never be duplicated. 

If any one out there remembers the Diana Ross concert in Central Park, it all came through my brother's talented ears and hands. This is a long story in itself. That's my bro and I'm proud of him.

 Notes thanks to Ralph Terrana



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