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 o “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 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 Spectors wall of sound Surf Motifs 1961 Surfin Beach Boys- Surfin USA Recurrent themes: surfing, cars, girls Reworking of chuck berrys Sweet little sixteen musically: o Close harmonies o Brian wilsons high falsetto voice 05/02/2008 14:14:00 05/02/2008 14:14:00...
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