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This Magic Moment - The Sound Of The Brill Building [Double CD]

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • ASIN: B00HALE4H2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,381 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Will You Love Me TomorrowThe Shirelles 2:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. This Magic MomentThe Drifters 2:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dream LoverDion 2:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Crying in the RainThe Everly Brothers 2:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Run to HimBobby Vee 2:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Sorry but I'm Gonna Have to PassThe Coasters 2:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. War PaintBarry Mann 2:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Happy Birthday Sweet SixteenNeil Sedaka 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. (Marie's the Name) Of His Latest FlameDel Shannon 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bless YouTony Orlando 2:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. YesBen E. King 2:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The LocomotionLittle Eva 2:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. DawningJay & The Americans 2:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Our Love It GrowsMyrna March 2:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Love How You Love MeThe Paris Sisters 2:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Don't Ever ChangeThe Crickets 2:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Turn Me LooseFabian 2:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Wear My RingGene Vincent 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Another Sleepless NightJimmy Clanton 2:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pretty Little Angel EyesCurtis Lee 2:480.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Tell Laura I Love HerRay Peterson 2:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I Love You EddieThe Crystals 2:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. ChainsThe Cookies 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Tell Me What She SaidThe Playmates 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Painting the Town with TeardropsVinnie Monte 2:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Teenage SonataSam Cooke 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. I Can't Hear a Word You SayRuth Brown 2:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Everybody's Somebody's FoolConnie Francis 2:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Early in the MorningBuddy Holly 2:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. First Taste of LoveBen E. King 2:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. It Might as Well Rain Until SeptemberCarole King 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Only Love Can Break a HeartGene Pitney 2:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Where the Boys AreConnie Francis 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Some Kind of WonderfulThe Drifters 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Teenager in LoveDion & The Belmonts 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. The Answer to EverythingDel Shannon 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)Barry Mann 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Charlie BrownThe Coasters 2:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. One Way Ticket (To the Blues)Neil Sedaka 2:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. UptownThe Crystals 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Take It Like a ManGene Pitney 2:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. So Close to HeavenRal Donner 2:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. This Is ItJay & The Americans 2:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Sharing YouBobby Vee 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Venus in Blue JeansJimmy Clanton 2:260.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. That's Old FashionedThe Everly Brothers 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Halfway to ParadiseTony Orlando 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Two FoolsFrankie Avalon 2:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'Ruth Brown 1:490.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. How ComeBirdie Green 2:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen51. You Bet I WouldThe Ronettes 2:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen52. It's Love That Really CountsThe Shirelles 2:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Telephone (Won't You Ring)Shelley Fabares 2:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen54. What a Nice Way to Turn SeventeenThe Crystals 2:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen55. It Started All over AgainBrenda Lee 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Summertime SymphonyJamie Coe 2:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Kissin' and Twistin'Fabian 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Dickie Went and Did ItThe Delicates 1:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen59. You Mean Everything to MeNeil Sedaka 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Be My GirlRay Peterson 2:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Just Between You and MeThe Chordettes 2:090.89  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Breakin' in a Brand New Broken HeartConnie Francis 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Please StayThe Drifters 2:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Stand by MeBen E. King 2:580.89  Buy MP3 

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The Brill Building is an 11-story Art Deco office block at 1619 Broadway, Manhattan; the hub of the US music industry it was where the songwriters who shaped 50s and 60s R&R, R&B and Pop music wrote and published their hit songs. It came to public prominence during the mid/late 50s when the term "The Brill Building Sound" was coined, to describe the R&R and R&B records being written (and in some cases, recorded) there. By common consensus, the late 50s/early 60s Brill Building 'First Team' comprised seven songwriting duos, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich. Other significant Brill Building songwriters at this time included Ben Raleigh, Jack Keller, Bob Hilliard, Phil Spector, Bert Berns, Hank Hunter, Helen Miller, Tony Powers, Larry Kolber, Artie Kaplan, Mark Barkan, Tommy Boyce, Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye and Bobby Darin. Songs by all of the above are featured on this 64-track cornucopia of timeless Pop music, which juxtaposes a plethora of hits and million-sellers comfortably alongside a handful of obscurities and collectors' rarities.

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2CD set. Hit-packed 64-track compilation of Brill Building gems by The Ronettes, The Shirelles, Ben E King, The Crystals, The Cookies, Little Eva, Del Shannon, The Everly Brothers and more!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate pop! 17 Feb 2014
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Coo, this takes me back to a happily misspent youth. As you've no doubt guessed, this CD concerns the Brill Building and the denizens within, those ineffable writing writing teams and solo's, who wrote the soundtrack for millions of teens across the world. For a while back then, these good folk and their output were the epicentre of first-rate pop music, which redounds and resonates to this day...steady there...but by now, most of these tracks are certifiably 'golden oldies', is all, and I love 'em (well, mostly).

Compiled and annotated by well known anagram Groper Odson, he starts with a reasonable summary and life and conditions at the Brill, names the most notable teams and solo's and merely mentions some of the great songs. Why not?, we know them so well. Well, three were new to me, Myrna March, Vinnie Monte and Birdie Green, they're OK, fit the bill. As for the rest (three from the 50s, balance from from 1960/62), if it doesn't immediately spring to mind, it's a B side or LP cut (Dion's "Dream Lover").

For me, many a personal fave. First heard the Shirelles at a youth club, took me a while to work out the lyrics, pretty risqué for the times. Never bought Bobby Vee, tho remember a passionate night - nothing mucky! - to an LP of his. Barry Mann suffered at the hands of UK cover merchants The Brook Brothers and Viscounts, and Tony Orlando, having scored a major hit over here with "Bless You", couldn't give away his "Halfway To Paradise" due to the cover by our own Billy Fury. "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" I bought, realising later that it was an uptempo doo-wopper. Two or three others I bought in period, but a lot of these tunes were all over the radio, so no need (and they were 'pop', after all).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A time machine. 18 Mar 2014
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This album is truly a time machine it will take you back to time when every day seemed to have the sun shining ,the beach was the best destination, A great mix of the best of the best American pop music theirs something for everyone on the amazing album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill Building selection 16 Mar 2014
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Recently released compilation of Brill Building songs from a bygone era, a nice nostalgic collection which was worth waiting for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good oldies 3 Mar 2014
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a lot of these tracks were high in the hit parade in the early sixties and they still sound as good now
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4.0 out of 5 stars This Magic Moment - The Brill Building 20 Mar 2014
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Most songs were unfamiliar; however, this is a plus since I already own the more familiar titles. A good addition to an already extensive collection.
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