In his entertaining and touching memoir The Hot Shot Heard ‘Round the World, Andy Kahn relates the incisive
and often back-stabbing stories involving his 1978 disco hit record “Hot Shot,”
the astounding rise and fall of the disco movement and the in-credible
evolution of the recording industry from analog to digital.
He presents a wholly unique life that includes acting on stage at age nine, befriending actor Robert Preston, helming a pirate radio station at age eleven, the meteoric rise in his career as a jazz pianist, bandleader, musical archivist, jazz educator, arranger, producer for major record labels and as the co-owner of an influential recording studio in Philadelphia where artists like Stevie Wonder, Princess Grace of Monaco, The Gipsy Kings, Astrud Gilberto, Mayor Frank Rizzo, Bobby Rydell and The Dixie Hummingbirds came through its doors. Andy Kahn tells a deeply personal life story—one that’s hardly over.
I am loving your book “The HOT SHOT Heard ‘Round The World” It is superbly written, so interesting and informative. I love the way you take complex concepts, which you understand so deeply, and explain them clearly for the average person. And I love the stories about your insatiable curiosity and entrepreneurship. In addition to enjoying the story tremendously, I am learning a lot. Bravo!
VANDA KREFFT, author “The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox” (HarperCollins, November 2017)