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Brill Building - Created “Wall of Sound” o Massive of...

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05/02/2008 14:14:00 The Brill Buildin Mainstream publishers and labels regain control Re-consolidation of the market Dominance of a group og songwriters/record producers o Return to Tin Pan Alley-style of business Director of Don Kirschner Importance of songwriting teams o Leiber & stroller o King & Goffin “On Broadway” – The Drifters (1963) The Teen Market Major labels cash in on new teenage market “Teen Idol” phenomenon o “Venus” Frankie Avalon (1959) “The Loco-Motion” –Little Eva (1962) Combine 19602 dance with Brill Building sound Written by Goffin& King o Little Eva- Their babysitter Shangri-Las Known for tough street-wise image Songs focus on adolescent themes: alienation, abandonment, death “Leader of the PacK”
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Phil Spector- The Wall of Sound Songwriter/producer
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Unformatted text preview: Created “Wall of Sound” o Massive # of instruments • Redefined the role of the record producer o Took control ( “a musical dictator”) • “Da Doo Ron Ron” o The Crystals (1963) ← ← The Ronnettes • Gave “Girl Groups” a street-tough sensuality • “Be My Baby” (1963) • Wall of Sound o Lush instrumentation o Thick, dense texture ← ← Beach Boys and Surf Music • Beach Boys • 1960- formed in Hawthorne, CA • Early influences include: o Doo-wop o Spector’s wall of sound • Surf Motifs • 1961’ “Surfin” ← ← Beach Boys- “Surfin USA” • Recurrent themes: surfing, cars, girls • Reworking of chuck berry’s “Sweet little sixteen” musically: o Close harmonies o Brian wilson’s high falsetto voice 05/02/2008 14:14:00 ← 05/02/2008 14:14:00 ←...
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