MUAR 392 reading - chapt 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-1

MUAR 392 reading - chapt 27, 28, 29, 30, 31-1 - MUAR 392 -...

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Chapter 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Chapter 27 : Brill Building, the Girl Groups, and Phil Spector a breed young songwriters combines the youthful energy of rock n roll with the sophisticated harmonic and melodic techniques of earlier popular music to create new forms of soulful, dance-oriented popular music the period of 1961-1963 witnessed the emergence and success of numerous "girl groups", marking the first time that female subjectivity had been so widely represented production teams in New York and Philadelphia also participated in the creation and promotion of dance crazes such as: "the jerk", "the limbo", "the mashed potatoes", and "the Twist" the most widely celebrated figure in the connection to the "girl-group" genre was producer-songwriter Phil Spector o he developed a trademark sonic quality on his recordings, known as the "Wall of Sound", that featured a dense reverberant texture filled with instruments that were often difficult to separate aurally from one another o (note: Phil Spector's innovation with sound quality is the reason why he is important) The First Tycoon of Teen: Tom Wolfe Spector had produced 21 "single" records between Oct 1962 and 1965 and sold more than 13 million copies by 1965 he had produced 7 albums he was the first self-made teenage millionaire (he was 19 when he made his first million) o this was different from teen stars who had adults around them making their money. ..in Phil Spector's case, he MADE it from the business David Susskind and William B Williams condemned Spector as some kind of sharpie poisoning American culture rotting the minds of the youth Spector liked the music that he produced. He often wrote the lyrics himself. Spector doesn’t like when people criticize his music: "people are always saying the words are banal and doesn’t anybody write lyrics like Cole Porter anymore, but we don’t have presidents like Lincoln anymore either" He moved to New York for a job as an interpreter at the United Nations, but the night before his interview he fell in with some musicians and never looked back The big difference between Spector and the big record companies was that the major record companies put out records 10-15 per month hoping that even one was successful. Spector on the other hand put EVERYTHING into each single record, so when it was
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