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Yesterday 10:31 PM

Marvin & "tammi" (valerie)

The EASY album should've been released as MARVIN & VALERIE with notes saying the two songs Tammi was on. But to perpetrate such a fraud is pathetic.
Today 02:26 AM

Martha Reeves Celebrity Masterchef UK

Isn’t Martha the most extraordinary person?


It has just been announced that Martha is to be a contestant in the very popular and widely watched UK series Celebrity Masterchef, which features Celebrities competing to be the winning chef. At 77 years of age Martha wins a very high profile and potentially highly lucrative opportunity to show off her cooking skills in the kitchen. Celebrity Masterchef is a very good platform for Martha as it avoids the crap content and maintains a degree of respect and dignity for all the contestants.
Yesterday 02:52 PM

Phil Spector - Part D - "Philles' Subsidiary Labels"

In 1964, when Philles Records was feeling the backlash from the industry's resentment toward Phil Spector for playing by his own rules, and suffering from its still-top-notch releases floundering on the charts, Phil created a diversion for himself by setting up 4 new record labels under the Philles umbrella. Those labels were:

ANNETTE RECORDS (named after Phil's first wife, Annette Mearer);

PHIL SPECTOR RECORDS;

SHIRLEY RECORDS (named after Phil's sister); and

PHI-DAN RECORDS (named after, and co-owned with, Danny Davis -- Phil's A&R/Promotions man. Phil had very little to do with the music on this label.)

The cream-of-the-crop material was reserved for Philles, as always, but Phil was hoping to get a few hits on the new labels as a diversion from the stress he was experiencing at Philles. When all of the releases bombed on the new labels, Phil just wrote them off by admitting that he didn't really care about the music on those labels anyway. As can be heard, the production qualities on the new labels were a far cry from the masterpieces that we music lovers had come to expect from Phil's Philles productions, yet some fans have embraced these subsidiary labels and have paid big bucks for the exhorbitant prices that these ever-rare titles command.


1964
ANNETTE RECORDS

ANNETTE 1000 (Released 3/1964)
BONNIE JO MASON (Cher)
"Ringo, I Love You"
(P. Spector - P. Case - V. Poncia - P. Andreoli)
Producer: Phil Spector
https://youtu.be/ckjuH74v9jU
b/w
"Beatle Blues" (Instrumental)
(Annette Lee Spector)
Producer: Phil Spector
https://youtu.be/w8shrcRZVKk

ANNETTE 1001 (Released 1964)
GENE TOONE & THE BLAZERS
"You're My Baby"
(P. Spector - V. Poncia - P. Andreoli)
Producer: Phil Spector
Arranger: Arnold Goland
https://youtu.be/t63cEcTP0T0
b/w
"Jose"
(Mearer)
Producer: Phil Spector
NO AUDIO CLIP AVAILABLE

ANNETTE 1002 (1964)
HARVEY & DOC WITH THE DWELLERS (Phil Spector & Doc Pomus)
"Oh Baby"
(Harvey)
https://youtu.be/ewcGA6BpIvA
b/w
"Uncle Kev" (Instrumental)
(Mearer)
https://youtu.be/IIUE80xlJys


1964
PHIL SPECTOR RECORDS

Phil Spector 1 (1964)
VERONICA
"So Young"
(Tyrus)
Producer: Phil Spector
https://youtu.be/WzwcnLFxK4c
b/w
"Larry L." (Instrumental)
(Spector)
https://youtu.be/3cOdcLZdXEI

Phil Spector 2 (Released 1964)
VERONICA
"Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love"
(Spector - Greenwhich - Barry)
Producer: Phil Spector
https://youtu.be/ymssSLJtsuQ
b/w
"Chubby Danny D." (Inst.)
(Spector)
Producer: Phil Spector
https://youtu.be/leFrTtPhqzc


1964
SHIRLEY RECORDS

Shirley 500 (Released 1964)
THE TREASURES Featuring Pete Anders
"Hold Me Tight"
(Lennon - McCartney)
https://youtu.be/OimmfPcTVxY
b/w
"Pete Meets Vinnie" (Instrumental)
(Mearer)
Producer: Phil Spector
NO AUDIO CLIP AVAILABLE


1965
PHI-DAN RECORDS

PHI-DAN 5000 (Released 1965)
FLORENCE DeVORE
"Kiss Me Now (Don't Kiss Me Later)"
(Cooper - Susser)
Producers: Cooper - Susser - Silberstein
https://youtu.be/PF5rCpD8r40
b/w
"We're Not Old Enough"
(Cooper - Susser - Pinter)
Producers: Cooper - Susser - Silberstein
https://youtu.be/AxdSmgWp-Nc


PHI-DAN 5001 (Released 1965)
BETTY WILLIS
"Act Naturally"
(Buck Owens)
Producer: Leon Russell
https://youtu.be/F5NShyAiE1I
b/w
"Soul"
(Higgins)
Producer: Leon Russell
NO AUDIO CLIP

PHI-DAN 5002 (No Information Available)

PHI-DAN 5003 (No Information Available)

PHI-DAN 5004 (No Information Available)

PHI-DAN 5005 (Released 1965)
BONNIE & THE TREASURES
"Home Of The Brave"
(B. Mann - C. Weill)
Producer: Jerry Riopell
https://youtu.be/7nKK0bOnAZI
b/w
"Our Song"
(Jerry Riopell)
Producer: Jerry Riopell
https://youtu.be/X088uslfEOI

PHI-DAN 5006 (Released 1965)
AL DELORY
"Yesterday"
(J. Lennon - P. McCartney)
Producer: Atlas Artists Productions
https://youtu.be/CkuXmIFAupk
b/w
"Traffic Jam"
(McRae-Shaw)
Producer: Atlas Artists Productions
NO AUDIO CLIP AVAILABLE

PHI-DAN 5007 (Released 1965)
GEORGE McCANNON III
"You Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree"
(E. Levitt - A. Gargoni)
Producers: P. Anders - V. Poncia
https://youtu.be/-zvG_nFfqgk
b/w
"Seven Million People"
(H. Greenfield - K. Miller)
Producers: P. Anders - V. Poncia
https://youtu.be/awtC27Kugts

PHI-DAN 5008 (Released 1965)
THE LOVELITES
"(When) I Get Scared"
(V. Poncia - P. Andreoli - D. Pomuz)
Producers: P. Anders - V. Poncia
https://youtu.be/x_9-1Dn9cds
b/w
"Malady" (Instrumental)
(Gelfand)
Producers: P. Anders - V. Poncia
https://youtu.be/B3ZMlwkNwVQ

PHI-DAN 5009 (Released 1965)
IKETTES
"What'cha Gonna Do (When I Leave You)"
(Ike Turner)
Producer: Ike Turner
https://youtu.be/P4fIsz3Z22U
b/w
"Down Down"
(Ike Turner)
Producer: Ike Turner
https://youtu.be/QoJhLl5nyvE

PHI-DAN 5010 (Released 1965)
SUGAR PLUMS
"Lovers Wonderland"
(G. Garfield - P. Botkin, Jr. - J. Cole)
Producer: Botkin - Garield
https://youtu.be/2-Wqwb30TA0
b/w
"Sugar Plum Blues"
(Uncredited)
Producers: Botkin - Garfield
NO AUDIO CLIP AVAILABLE
Yesterday 06:49 PM

Marvin & Tammi- "You Got What It Takes" A VERY random thought not requiring response-

-unless you want to.

So if you have the stereo mix of the Marvin & Tammi "United" album, have you ever noticed that "You've Got What It Takes" starts out in stereo and ends in mono?
Yesterday 02:39 PM

Question for Keith Hughes- The Lewis Sisters "My World Is Crumbling"

Years ago, a collector made me a tape of "rare Motown" and it included a version of The Lewis Sisters composition, "My World Is Crumbling". It was recorded in Detroit with The Funk Brothers, it was easily the best thing by The Lewis Sisters at Motown...and it was incomplete. Do you know if this song is in the vaults in its entirety? The music track alone is one of the most incredible performances I ever heard.

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