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A disappointment and a missed opportunity,
This review is from: A Natural Woman (Hardcover)
Carole King was one of the so-called Brill Building songwriters responsible for much of the sound of early pop and rock'n'roll, and in tandem with her husband Gerry Goffin created some of the genre's enduring classics, songs such as "Will you Love me Tomorrow" and "Up on the Roof". Yet this period is barely touched upon - fellow songwriting teams like Barry & Greenwich, Mann & Weil, Lieber & Stoller, and writers like Doc Pomus, Phil Spector and so on, and contemporary local artists like the Drifters, Dion, the Four Seasons, and others barely get a mention, if at all. Instead she goes on endlessly about irrelevant matters such as an on-going right-of-away dispute with her Idaho neighbours (as if we really cared about that!) A missed opportunity.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2013 14:27:33 GMT
charlie herts says:
What a pity,I was hoping to buy this book in the expectation of reading how she came to be part of the great song writing team,and all the great artistes that she worked alongside,never mind,perhaps someone will write it for her,unless you have any recommendations for this,the greatest era of music.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2013 18:42:12 GMT
john chough says:
I found Charlie Gillette's Sound of the City really interesting and informative, though it covered a lot of other territory as well, also Mick Brown's biography of Phil Spector made for a fascinating read and offered a bit of insight into the music of this period, which, of course, Spector had a lot to do with, and I also enoyed Dion's autobiography.
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