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  1. #1

    Phil Spector - Part G - "Warner-Spector Records"

    Warner-Spector Records was a record label formed in 1974 as an outlet for Phil Spector Productions by Warner Brothers Records. Other than a new single by Cher -- "A Woman's Story" b/w a new version of "Baby I Love You", a new duet single by Cher & Nilsson -- "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day", a new single by Darlene Love -- "Lord, If You're A Woman", and a new Dion LP -- "Born To Be With You" -- which went unreleased for a year and then released only in the U.K. on the Phil Spector International label, all the Spector-produced releases on Warner-Spector were reissues of product from Philles Records.

    WARNER-SPECTOR 45's:

    SPS 0400 (Released 1974)
    CHER
    "A Woman's Story"
    (Spector - Tempo - Stevens)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://yout
    u.be/pUVb3xIJhhw
    b/w
    "Baby I Love You"
    (Spector - Barry - Greenwich)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/hEBAA1DZpY4

    SPS 0401 (Released 1974)
    DARLENE LOVE
    "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
    (Spector - Greenwich - Barry)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/JPKmcQu7G8s
    b/w
    "Winter Wonderland"
    (Bernard - Smith)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/QN2DdD7SaMo

    SPS 0402 (Released 1974)
    CHER/NILSSON
    "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day"
    (Holland - Dozier - Holland)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/9tTjIZi1jKM
    b/w
    CHER (Solo)
    "(Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin' On"
    (Mize - Allen)
    Producers: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin
    https://youtu.be/secF4yTQ16k

    SPS 0403 (Released 1974)
    DION (DiMucci)
    "Make The Woman Love Me"
    (Mann - Weill)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/IbdFndx3xPo
    b/w
    "Running Close Behind You"
    (Tuohy - DiMucci)
    Producer: Dion DiMucci
    https://youtu.be/LXH6A4MXb44
    [NOTE: "Running Close Behind You" starts at 4:01 in the above link. This was the only music clip available.]

    SPS 0405 (Released 1975)
    CALHOON
    "(Do You Wanna) Dance, Dance, Dance)"
    (Calhoon)
    Producer: Walt Kahn
    https://youtu.be/XzK0mUlMc2g
    b/w
    "Rain 2000"
    (Loseth - Robinson)
    Producer: Walt Kahn
    https://youtu.be/aumKbt2OCdo

    CALHOON
    "(Do You Wanna) Dance, Dance, Dance)" 12" Single
    https://youtu.be/1OIHLkZs9i8

    [NOTE: An eBay dealer is asking $9,999.00 for this Calhoon 12" Single which he claims was produced by Phil Spector. It wasn't -- its producer is Walt Kahn, as can clearly be seen on the record's label.]
    [https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F113178189639

    SPS 0406 (Released 1975)
    JERRI BO KENO
    "Here It Comes (And Here I Go)"
    (Spector - Barry)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/xJumn_lmvAM
    b/w
    "I Don't Know Why"
    (Spector - Tempo)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/7TTPsYdq1CM

    SPS 4007 (Released 1975)
    CALHOON
    "Soul Man (Part 1)"
    (Hayes - Porter)
    Producer: Walt Kahn
    https://youtu.be/vew4-FxYDfo
    b/w
    "Soul Man (Part 2)"
    (Hayes - Porter)
    https://youtu.be/jsYhxjZOVsg

    CALHOON - "Soul Man" (12" Single)
    https://youtu.be/m2Ea_olpre0

    SPS 0408 (Released 1976)
    DANNY POTTER
    "Standing In The Sunshine"
    (D. Potter)
    Producer: Harry Hinde
    https://youtu.be/Mci0fnOu8lc
    b/w
    "Red Bluff"
    (D. Potter)
    Producer: Timberlane Productions
    (https://youtu.be/QT0wQjogCtI

    SPS 0409 (Released 1976)
    RONNIE SPECTOR (The Ronettes)
    "Paradise"
    (H. Nilsson)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/bGRqS21uls0
    b/w
    RONNIE SPECTOR (The Ronettes)
    "When I Saw You"
    (P. Spector)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/Hdvuw96j1x8

    SPS 0410 (Released 1977)
    DARLENE LOVE
    "Lord, If You're A Woman" (w/Back-Up Singers and Strings)
    (B. Mann - C. Weill)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/mBVGOruzj94
    b/w
    "Stumble And Fall"
    (P. Spector - V. Poncia - P. Andreoli)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/q8t0xXtiHp0

    [NOTE: The version of Darlene's "Lord, If You're A Woman" shown in the respective video (above) is the reissue on Phil Spector International. The label copy indicates Phil Spector as the composer which is inaccurate. It was composed by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill.]

    [ADDITIONAL NOTE: Darlene's "Stumble And Fall" was originally released in 1964 as Philles 123 and immediately withdrawn following an argument between Phil and Darlene.]

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    WARNER-SPECTOR LPs:

    SP 9101 (Released 1974)
    LENNY BRUCE
    "The Law, The Language And Lenny Bruce"
    SOUND CLIP NOT AVAILABLE

    SP 9103 (Released 1974)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    "Phil Spector's Christmas Album"

    [NOTE: This is a reissue of the Mono "A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records" released as PHLP-4005 in 1963, but this time in Stereo.]

    Producer: Phil Spector

    Side A:

    DARLENE LOVE:
    1) "White Christmas"
    (Irving Berlin)
    https://youtu.be/13UOepPcpcE

    THE RONETTES:
    2) "Frosty The Snowman"
    (S. Nelson - J. Rollins)
    https://youtu.be/zl_kJwz0yx4

    BOB B. SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS:
    3) "The Bells Of St. Mary's"
    (D. Furber - A. E. Adams)
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Sheen
    https://youtu.be/YEyNpLIAs9s

    THE CRYSTALS:
    4) "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
    (H. Gillespie - J. F. Coots)
    Lead Vocal: LaLa Brooks
    https://youtu.be/wzKtOZczArA

    THE RONETTES:
    5) "Sleigh Ride"
    https://youtu.be/YgJtnEEJf8I

    DARLENE LOVE:
    6) "Marshmallow World"
    (M. Parish - L. Anderson)
    https://youtu.be/vnKPNi48cYI

    Side B:

    THE RONETTES:
    1) "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
    (Tommie Connor)
    https://youtu.be/UyhLmbuDCGI

    THE CRYSTALS:
    2) "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    (Johnny Marks)
    Lead Vocal: LaLa Brooks
    https://youtu.be/MlYnyF6LdQI

    DARLENE LOVE:
    3) "Winter Wonderland"
    (D. Smith - F. Bernard)
    https://youtu.be/QN2DdD7SaMo

    THE CRYSTALS:
    4) "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers"
    (Edward B. Marks)
    Lead Vocal: LaLa Brooks
    https://youtu.be/cRR3tCohdDA

    DARLENE LOVE:
    5) " Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
    (Spector - Greenwich - Barry)
    https://youtu.be/JPKmcQu7G8s

    BOB B. SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS:
    6) "Here Comes Santa Claus"
    (G. Autry)
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Sheen
    https://youtu.be/ofbmU2kovg8

    PHIL SPECTOR & ARTISTS:
    7) "Silent Night"
    (Franz Gruber)
    Narrator: Phil Spector
    Back-Up Vocals: Philles Artists
    https://youtu.be/CjIKPmJG-7U


    2-SP 9104 (Released 1977)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    "Phil Spector's Greatest Hits" [2-LP Set]

    Producer: Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) THE RONETTES:
    "Be My Baby"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    https://youtu.be/P5PoIljTtFQ

    2) THE CRYSTALS:
    "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    Lead: Delores "LaLa" Brooks
    https://youtu.be/S-OTd7DXjlo

    3) THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:
    "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"
    (P. Spector, B. Mann, C. Weil)
    (Lead Vocal: Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield)
    https://youtu.be/uOnYY9Mw2Fg

    4) THE CRYSTALS:
    "Then He Kissed Me"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    Lead Vocal: LaLa Brooks
    https://youtu.be/DfM6dl_yt10

    5) THE RONETTES:
    "Baby I Love You"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    https://youtu.be/5NRlLQW9w4o

    6) THE RONETTES:
    "Walking In The Rain"
    (P. Spector - B. Mann - C. Weil)
    https://youtu.be/gRUmxjVYA8k

    Side B:

    1) THE CRYSTALS (The Blossoms):
    "He's A Rebel"
    (Gene Pitney)
    Lead Vocal: Darlene Love
    https://youtu.be/jbp1h74-RUs

    2) THE CRYSTALS:
    "Uptown"
    (B. Mann - C. Weil)
    Lead Vocal: Barbara Alston
    https://youtu.be/_K-ZrnDxxXo

    3) BOB B. SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS:
    (Bobby Sheen w/Darlene Love & The Blossoms):
    "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
    (R. Gilbert - A. Wrubel)
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Sheen
    https://youtu.be/PWOkSyR_NhU

    4) BOB B. SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS:
    (Bobby Sheen/The Blossoms):
    "Not Too Young To Get Married"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    Lead Vocal: Darlene Love
    https://youtu.be/RzyoXLEfD_o

    5) DARLENE LOVE:
    "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry)"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - T. Powers)
    https://youtu.be/xpe8u-FDXVU

    6) DARLENE LOVE (Darlene Wright):
    "Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home"
    (P. Spector - E. Greenwich - J. Barry)
    Lead Vocals: Duet - Darlene Wright & sister Edna Wright (Later, Of Honey Cone Fame)
    https://youtu.be/ZXCIETOrw4Q

    Side C:

    1) THE TEDDY BEARS:
    "To Know Him Is To Love Him"
    (Phil Spector)
    https://youtu.be/WovFPbLrnro

    [NOTE: Phil wrote "To Know Him Is To Love Him" as a tribute to his deceased father.]

    2) CURTIS LEE:
    "Pretty Little Angel Eyes"
    (C. Lee - T. Boyce)
    https://youtu.be/TK-XP4cCKPk

    3) THE PARIS SISTERS:
    "I Love How You Love Me"
    (B. Mann - L. Kolber)
    https://youtu.be/lwGSKea-lGw

    4) GENE PITNEY:
    "Every Breath I Take"
    (C. King - G. Goffin)
    https://youtu.be/wyx3Fqtr0F4

    5) CURTIS LEE:
    "Under The Moon Of Love"
    (C. Lee - T. Boyce)
    https://youtu.be/kiujpD8SNqM

    6) THE CRYSTALS (The Blossoms):
    "He's Sure The Boy I Love" (Stereo Version))
    (B. Mann - C. Weil)
    (Lead Vocal: Darlene Love)
    https://youtu.be/q1Oeg1ZcfGE

    [NOTE: This previously-unreleased, echo-laden Stereo version of "He's Sure The Boy I Love" contains alternate lead vocals throughout. Most noticeable is Darlene's addition of soulful "woah-oh-ohs" immediately following the spoken intro. Good stuff!!!]

    Side D:

    1) SONNY CHARLES & THE CHECKMATES:
    "Spanish Harlem"
    (Phil Spector - Jerry Leiber)
    https://youtu.be/Yy9GK4zdivE

    2) THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:
    "Unchained Melody"
    (Zaret-North)
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Hatfield
    https://youtu.be/5zzjjkPA5dg

    3) IKE & TINA TURNER:
    "River Deep - Mountain High"
    (P. Spector; J. Barry, E. Greenwich)
    Lead Vocal: Tina Turner
    https://youtu.be/ULw1RHHPv5g

    4) RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:
    "Just Once In My Life"
    (P. Spector, G. Goffin, C. King)
    (Lead Vocals: Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield)
    https://youtu.be/mTS2L-TrHJk

    5) SONNY CHARLES & THE CHECKMATES:
    "Black Pearl"
    (Phil Spector - Toni Wine - Irwin Levine)
    https://youtu.be/AebxrdnE3HY

    6) THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:
    "Ebb Tide"
    (Carl Sigman - Robert Maxwell)
    Lead Vocal: Bobby Hatfield
    https://youtu.be/sMfxIS3pHnI
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 09-28-2019 at 04:51 AM.

  3. #3
    Thanks again for all of the info about the Phil Spector catalog. According to Darlene Love's book, 1964's "Stumble And Fall" was among her favorite recordings (and she couldn't stand "Lord, If You're A Woman"). It's a shame that Phil pulled "SAF" due to a disageement with Darlene since I believe it could've been a big hit.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Thanks again for all of the info about the Phil Spector catalog. According to Darlene Love's book, 1964's "Stumble And Fall" was among her favorite recordings (and she couldn't stand "Lord, If You're A Woman"). It's a shame that Phil pulled "SAF" due to a disageement with Darlene since I believe it could've been a big hit.
    You're welcome, Eddie. I agree. Darlene loved "Stumble And Fall" and, especially, its B-side, "(He's A) Quiet Guy". On Darlene's live "Concert Of Love" DVD, it's obvious how much she really loves "Stumble". And it comes off great as a live performance, too!

    "Stumble And Fall" live from "Concert Of Love" DVD:
    https://youtu.be/tKHi6Urpx6I

    Phil was cruel to Darlene during the recording session for "Lord, If You're A Woman". All the while she was recording the song, Phil was talking with a guy in the studio, looking at Darlene while laughing and joking, making her nervous as if they were making fun of her. No matter how perfect the take was, Phil was taking great pleasure in making her do it over and over while he wasn't even listening. Unfortunately, Phil was showing his jerk side that day. I can see why that negative experience would leave a bad taste for Darlene regarding "LIYAW." Pity, because her performance on that record is top-notch, as always.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    You're welcome, Eddie. I agree. Darlene loved "Stumble And Fall" and, especially, its B-side, "(He's A) Quiet Guy". On Darlene's live "Concert Of Love" DVD, it's obvious how much she really loves "Stumble". And it comes off great as a live performance, too!

    "Stumble And Fall" live from "Concert Of Love" DVD:
    https://youtu.be/tKHi6Urpx6I

    Phil was cruel to Darlene during the recording session for "Lord, If You're A Woman". All the while she was recording the song, Phil was talking with a guy in the studio, looking at Darlene while laughing and joking, making her nervous as if they were making fun of her. No matter how perfect the take was, Phil was taking great pleasure in making her do it over and over while he wasn't even listening. Unfortunately, Phil was showing his jerk side that day. I can see why that negative experience would leave a bad taste for Darlene regarding "LIYAW." Pity, because her performance on that record is top-notch, as always.
    Yes indeed; Spector really showed his jerk side when he was recording that song with Darlene. She didn't even want to work with him again after all the stuff he pulled on her during the early '60s (Darlene had just signed with Philly Intl. when Gamble & Huff sold their contract with her to Phil Spector). What a mess!

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    You're welcome, Eddie. I agree. Darlene loved "Stumble And Fall" and, especially, its B-side, "(He's A) Quiet Guy". On Darlene's live "Concert Of Love" DVD, it's obvious how much she really loves "Stumble". And it comes off great as a live performance, too!

    "Stumble And Fall" live from "Concert Of Love" DVD:
    https://youtu.be/tKHi6Urpx6I
    And thanks for the link to the live performance of "Stumble And Fall". As always, Darlene Love is in fine form in concert and she really tears it up on that song.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Yes indeed; Spector really showed his jerk side when he was recording that song with Darlene. She didn't even want to work with him again after all the stuff he pulled on her during the early '60s (Darlene had just signed with Philly Intl. when Gamble & Huff sold their contract with her to Phil Spector). What a mess!
    Oh, God, yes! That was mentally abusive of Phil. Darlene finally had another chance at stardom. For Gamble & Huff to sell Darlene's new PIR contract right out from under her and, worse, back to Phil, of all people, was a lousy thing to do. I hold G&H just as dishonorable in that shenanigan as Phil was. Anything for the almighty dollar. It was as though Phil was using the old "If I can't have you, no one can" ploy, although in a strictly platonic way. Still, it was just as sick and manipulative as in a scorned lover's ploy. As much as I love '70s Philly Soul, I lost a lot of respect for G&H after learning that about them.
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 09-28-2019 at 03:02 PM.

  8. #8
    Good stuff as usual Gary !

    I regret that Calhoon, Spector's only association with disco, doesn't quite grab me, although I'd love to own the 2 12" for their historical value . ( I have the 45s)

    Do you know why Dion's album didn't get immediate release ? I really like this single, its theme, the looking for the miracle it would take to win someone's heart. Life is such a challenge! I also like the much different b side , which I see Spector had nothing to do with.



    I really like this , including Dion's voice and the plea filled delivery.
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-03-2019 at 12:29 PM.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    Good stuff as usual Gary !

    I regret that Calhoon, Spector's only association with disco, doesn't quite grab me, although I'd love to own the 2 12" for their historical value . ( I have the 45s)

    Do you know why Dion's album didn't get immediate release ? I really like this single, its theme, the looking for the miracle it would take to win someone's heart. Life is such a challenge! I also like the much different b side , which I see Spector had nothing to do with.



    I really like this , including Dion's voice and the plea filled delivery.
    Hey Boogie! Long time no see! Thanks for the compliment! Glad you're still enjoying it!

    I didn't used to care for the Calhoon dance material, but now -- out of the blue -- I do! Funny how it works that way!

    When Phil finished work on the Dion album, reviewers who received an Advance copy gave it a negative review, so Phil postponed its release for a year. He was afraid to release it for fear the reviewers and public would slam it (which is the exact reason he didn't release all of those fantastic Philles Rare Masters tracks. He was simply paranoid, and after his name was being trashed by those in the industry, who could blame him?). I've gotta admit, some of those Warner-Spector releases are very confusing. Take, for example, the Dion album. The book I used as a source lists it as having been released. Yet, all texts I've read say that, after holding up the album's release for a year, it was released -- and in the U.K. only -- on the Phil Spector International (PSI) label. The U.S. did not get a release on Warner-Spector nor PSI. We had to purchase it as an import (and at import prices) on PSI. By the 1990s, however, people were discovering Dion's album and raving about its content, just as they did with the Philles Christmas album. It was not a big seller at first, yet by the '70s, once people became aware of it, original copies on the Philles label were exchanging hands for $50 and up (which, by now, are commanding up to $1,000 for a Still Sealed copy). It's amazing what a record can do once it gets some airplay and word-of-mouth action!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-03-2019 at 02:33 PM.

  10. #10
    ^^^^^
    Buy the CD it's cheaper.

    I always enjoyed the Calhoon stuff especially "Rain" which I had on US WS. I don't care for Jerry Bo Keno vocal at all on HIC which I had un UK PSI.
    In the 70s, K-Tel released an album on Spector called "Sounds Spectacular" which widened my interest back then. Then I bought Richard Williams "Out Of His Head" book which started me collecting Spector though I already had a number of singles as part of my addiction to the UK London American label. All my Spector vinyl has long gone aside from one Rare Masters album and the Darlene Love album I think. However, I doubt anything I had was particularly rare.

    The Warner-Spector label was quite attractive and far better than the vinyl extrusion found on PSI singles.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    ^^^^^
    Buy the CD it's cheaper.

    I always enjoyed the Calhoon stuff especially "Rain" which I had on US WS. I don't care for Jerry Bo Keno vocal at all on HIC which I had un UK PSI.
    In the 70s, K-Tel released an album on Spector called "Sounds Spectacular" which widened my interest back then. Then I bought Richard Williams "Out Of His Head" book which started me collecting Spector though I already had a number of singles as part of my addiction to the UK London American label. All my Spector vinyl has long gone aside from one Rare Masters album and the Darlene Love album I think. However, I doubt anything I had was particularly rare.

    The Warner-Spector label was quite attractive and far better than the vinyl extrusion found on PSI singles.
    I've got all of the PHILLES recordings on CD, mystery, but there's nothing like the looks of a NM or SS copy of a rare PHILLES LP. The PR label logo, whether it be blue/black, yellow red, or a white/black PR-logo promo copy, can't be beat -- especially when you know what power is contained within those gorgeous grooves!

    In the very early '70s, I, too, bought the Phil Spector "Out Of His Head" book. The first of it's kind, what an exciting thrill it was to read and learn about the behind-the-scenes happenings of Phil Spector, Philles Records, and my beloved Philles artists.

    In the book "Collecting Phil Spector", there is a black-and-white photo of the Side 1 label-copy of the Various Artists "Phil Spector Spectacular" LP. It's on Philles and, I'm assuming, the yellow/red version. As stated in the book, it was intended to follow the "Phil Spector Christmas Album" as the second release of Philles material on the Apple label. This exceedingly rare album was never issued making this, and Philles 4011 (the unissued Ike & Tina Turner "River Deep" LP) the rarest of all Spector records. I didn't include this in with the Phil Spector - Part B - Philles LP Discography because, not only is it unreleased, I don't have a tracklist for Side 2. The Philles label-copy photo shows only the 9 tracks for Side 1.

    I'm wondering, mystery, does your K-tel copy of the "Phil Spector Spectacular" LP use the K-Tel label logo, or did they recreate the Philles label (like the Collectables label and the more recent Sundazed label did)?
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-04-2019 at 03:09 PM.

  12. #12
    Also, mystery, I, too, like the Warner-Spector label logo. And I love the Phil Spector International dark blue and silver LP label logo which is simple yet quite stunning. But, you're right -- that silver Phil Spector Intl. 45 logo is the pits! The outer 2/3 of the label are coated in silver ink, while the inner 1/3 of the label is bald, naked black vinyl. It looks like the pressing plant ran out of silver ink in the middle of the pressing! Makes ya wonder what the designer was high on when they thought up THAT one!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-04-2019 at 03:23 PM.

  13. #13
    That UK "Sounds Spectacular" album (including the labels - standard k-tel) can be seen here https://www.discogs.com/Various-Soun...elease/1467576

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    That UK "Sounds Spectacular" album (including the labels - standard k-tel) can be seen here https://www.discogs.com/Various-Soun...elease/1467576
    That 'Sounds Spectacular" LP cover looks familiar, mystery. I think we've had this conversation before. (I joined SDF back in 2014. I think it was back when I first met you.) I would show you the photo of the "Sounds Spectacular" Philles label-copy from the book but I don't know how to upload it here. Let me see if I can find it online.

  15. #15
    Look what I found, mystery! A photo of the yellow/red label copy for Side 1 of the unreleased "Phil Spector Spectacular" (Philles PHLP-100) label copy. And ALSO yellow/red label copy for Side 1 of Ike & Tina's unreleased "River Deep" LP (Philles PHLP-4011). Just scroll down to the last two Philles albums shown.

    http://www.vinylbeat.com/album-53-Th...ectacular.html

  16. #16
    Well it's for sure I never had a copy of that Philles album. The K-Tel one is slightly more career spanning. Interesting how on the Philles one the Righteous Brothers recordings are licensed from MGM.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    Well it's for sure I never had a copy of that Philles album. The K-Tel one is slightly more career spanning. Interesting how on the Philles one the Righteous Brothers recordings are licensed from MGM.
    Neither you nor I have the "Phil Spector Spectacular" Philles LP because it was never released. The copy shown is a Promo copy. I'm not even sure how many of those were pressed. I've never seen one available on eBay. And, if one were to become available, I could never afford it.

    The reason the Righteous Brothers track(s) are courtesy of MGM is because when Bill & Bobby defected from Philles and signed with MGM/Verve before their Philles contract had been satisfied, Phil sued 'em. MGM/Verve ended up buying out their Philles contract. There was a part of the deal whereby MGM/Verve would own the Righteous Brothers Philles recordings (or hold the rights to distribute their Philles recordings here in the U.S., or something along those lines. I never fully understood that deal, nor could I believe that Phil would relinguish control of any of his hard-earned Philles product, but he did which is why the Philles Album CD box set didn't contain the 3 Righteous Brothers albums. If it did, Phil would have had to lease them from MGM/Verve which is now Polydor (which may now be Sony). I no longer know that stuff, as I can't keep up with who bought-out whom any more.) That Philles Album CD box set was a farce. Not only did it leave out the RB albums, it didn't even include the Philles Christmas album nor the Lenny Bruce album. It would have been nice had Sony added the unreleased Ike & Tina "River Deep" album as a bonus CD. They did at least include a bonus disc of Philles B-sides, but even that wasn't complete. The whole thing was a golden opportunity gone awry. Someday when I become President AND own Philles Records, we'll do it right, by golly! Ha!

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