Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Topical Five Minutes... Phil Spector

Legendary producer Phil Spector (aged 68), has been convicted of second-degree murder after a unanimous verdict reached by the jury after a 30 hour deliberation. The evidence and jury surrounding the case look pretty ropey, as did Spector when hearing the decision.  Bronx born Russian Jew 'Harvey Philip Spektor' now Spector championed many artists including singer 'Darlene Love' who performed under the guise of The Crystals, Bob b. Soxx and the Blue Jeans as well as her own name.

Phil Spector: Echoes of the Sixties is an underrated album, which encompasses many of Spector's protégé's, and features Love (highlighted in bold) repeatedly (flashback to dancing round the bedroom aged 8).

A1 Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
A2 Crystals, The - Then He Kissed Me
A3 Ronettes, The - Be My Baby
A4 Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts
A5 Checkmates Ltd., The - Proud Mary
A6 Darlene Love - (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
A7 Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
A8 Ronettes, The - (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up
A9 Righteous Brothers, The - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
A10 Crystals, The - Da Doo Ron Ron

B1 Crystals, The - He's A Rebel
B2 Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans - Not Too Young To Get Married
B3 Crystals, The - Uptown
B4 Righteous Brothers, The - Unchained Melody
B5 Ronettes, The - Walking In The Rain
B6 Crystals, The - There's No Other (Like My Baby)
B7 Crystals, The - He's Sure The Boy I Love
B8 Righteous Brothers, The - Ebb Tide
B9 Darlene Love - Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
B10 Ronettes, The - Baby I Love You

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