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  1. #1

    Phil Spector - Part F - "Apple Records"

    In 1969, when Phil Spector was launching his A&M productions, The Beatles began sessions for an album they hoped would restore a more straightforward approach to their music. Their recent singles, "Get Back" and "Lady Madonna", had already turned them in that direction.

    By 1970, however, The Beatles were in disarray. Paul had outgrown the group and was working on his first solo album; John had just released "Cold Turkey", following "Give Peace A Chance" which set the wole world singing; Ringo had made the "Sentimental Journey" album which could only have only been intended as a present for his parents; and George, although "Something" had been a huge success, still seemed restricted to Beatles' B-sides and two cuts per album.

    Given the working title "Get Back", sessions for the new album proved difficult as the individual Beatles continued to move toward separate careers. The sessions dissolved into dissension, with John and Paul at each other's throat, and the unfinished tapes were deemed unworthy of release.

    Phil Spector, whose relationship with The Beatles had been maintained through intermittent exchanges of congratulation over the years, had been recommended by The Beatles manager, Allen Klein, who was also a friend of Phil Spector, to undertake the task of preparing the "Get Back" tapes for release. The resulting album, "Let It Be", proved to be The Beatles' final package of new material, meeting with a barrage of criticism from the rock press and Beatles fans alike, accusing Spector of ruining The Beatles sound. The track, "The Long And Winding Road", received the most outrageous criticism of Spector's work. Deemed as "mushy and over-produced" by some critics, the record boasts a bigness that seems fitting for the group's farewell release. The original demo, which used a piano to create a scaling effect, was greatly improved upon by the addition of an orchestra and string passages. Spector combined these with a chorus that could easily stand in for a heavenly host.

    Despite less-than-enthusiastic reviews for Phil's production, the album sold several million copies. Harrison and Lennon were sufficiently impressed to request Phil's services for their first solo efforts. Their results were impressive as well. In hindsight, those who have since heard the pre-Spector versions of the material appearing on various bootlegs over the years, know that he salvaged an otherwise unmarketable product and should be commended for it.

    [NOTE: The above intro from Jack Fitzpatrick's "Collecting Phil Spector" and Richard Williams' "Out Of His Head: The Sound Of Phil Spector".]

  2. #2
    APPLE 45s:

    Apple 1818 (Released 1/1970)
    JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Instant Karma"
    (J. Lennon)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/xLy2SaSQAtA
    b/w
    "Who Has Seen The Wind"
    (Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocal: Yoko Ono
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/uVvd_ZRdSxs

    Apple 2995 (Released 11/1970)
    GEORGE HARRISON
    "My Sweet Lord"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/-59rmRj4QnA
    b/w
    "Isn't It A Pity"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/eDrLTW_sesI

    Apple 1827 (Released 11/1971)
    JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Mother"
    (J. Lennon)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/sPYsMM1FvXs
    b/w
    "Why"
    (Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocal(!): Yoko Ono
    Producers: John & Yoko
    https://youtu.be/DCb0TsSIqI0

    [NOTE: I would just like to make it clear that Phil Spector had NOTHING to do with the above B-side, Yoko Ono's "Why"!!!]


    Apple 1828 (Released 1971)
    GEORGE HARRISON
    "What Is Life"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/3XFfUt7HQWM
    b/w
    "Apple Scruffs"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/Bw-ky3BvAFI

    Apple 1830 (Released 3/1971)
    JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Power To The People"
    (J. Lennon)
    Producers: Phil Spector and John & Yoko
    https://youtu.be/YnF0Am3YvGk
    b/w
    "Touch Me"
    (Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko
    https://youtu.be/mcJM5y__Nkc

    [NOTE: Once again, I feel the need to make it clear that Phil Spector had NOTHING to do with the above B-side, Yoko Ono's "Touch Me"!!!]

    Apple 1832 (Released 4/1971
    RONNIE SPECTOR
    "Try Some, Buy Some"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: Phil Spector & George Harrison
    https://youtu.be/Aok-eIhtnms
    b/w
    "Tandoori Chicken"
    (G. Harrison & P. Spector)
    Producers: Phil Spector & George Harrison
    https://youtu.be/LjhRmOnoFBo

    Apple 1835 (Released 7/1971)
    BILL ELLIOTT & ELASTIC OZ BAND
    "God Save Us"
    (J. Lennon & Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko, Mal Evans & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/4TrFDWa3yts
    b/w
    "Do The Oz"
    (J. Lennon & Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/eCf0CPYCtH0

    Apple 1836 (Released 8/1971)
    GEORGE HARRISON
    "Bangladesh"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector)
    https://youtu.be/VPRwzB_1YEk
    b/w
    "Deep Blue"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/q_4XHWau5J4

    Apple 1840 (Released 9/1971)
    JOHN LENNON
    "Imagine"
    (J. Lennon)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/VOgFZfRVaww
    b/w
    "It's So Hard"
    (J. Lennon)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/7ZHt8xyeVMg

    Apple 1843 (Released 12/1971)
    JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND With THE HARLEM COMMUNITY CHOIR
    "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
    (Y. Ono & J. Lennon)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/A1L8Yp0ENew
    b/w
    YOKO ONO & THE PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Listen The Snow Is Falling"
    (Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/VQG46cHgZ4E

    Apple 1848 (Released 4/1972)
    JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World"
    (J. Lennon & Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/j5RuCEhHcG4
    b/w
    YOKO ONO & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "Sisters, O Sisters"
    (Y. Ono)
    Producers: John & Yoko and Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/k9ud5HQdHcc

  3. #3
    APPLE LPs:

    Apple AR-34001 (Released 5/1970)
    THE BEATLES
    "Let It Be"

    Producer: Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) "Two Of Us"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocals: Paul McCartney & John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/cLQox8e9688

    2) "Dig A Pony"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/LpdJE7HG8Ls

    3) "Across The Universe"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/90M60PzmxEE

    4) "I Me Mine"
    (G. Harrison)
    Lead Vocal: G. Harrison
    https://youtu.be/seqaTuXkqFI

    5) "Dig It"
    (J. Lennon, P. McCartney, G. Harrison & R. Starkey)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/fUUOX6kAIxI

    6) "Let It Be"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocal: Paul McCartney
    https://youtu.be/QDYfEBY9NM4

    7) "Maggie Mae"
    (Traditional; Arranged By J. Lennon, P. McCartney, G. Harrison, R. Starkey)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon & P. McCartney)
    https://youtu.be/tSn1r9--tq4

    Side B:

    1) "I've Got A Feeling"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocals: P. McCartney & John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/DbKPZd5oihc

    2) "One After 909"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocals: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
    https://youtu.be/t8UeWjynWvE

    3) "The Long And Winding Road"
    (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)
    Lead Vocal: Paul McCartney
    https://youtu.be/fR4HjTH_fTM

    4) "For You Blue"
    (G. Harrison)
    Lead Vocal: George Harrison
    https://youtu.be/TIFHRaZERHg

    5) "Get Back"
    (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
    Lead Vocal: Paul McCartney)
    https://youtu.be/IKJqecxswCA


    Apple STCH-639 (Released 11/1970)
    GEORGE HARRISON
    "All Things Must Pass" (3-LP Set)

    Composer All Tracks: George Harrison

    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) "I'd Have You Any Time"
    https://youtu.be/8mnDSI-fRp4

    2) "My Sweet Lord"
    https://youtu.be/M1Ndcm8tLmc

    3) "Wah-Wah"
    https://youtu.be/usGObvP42GM

    4) "Isn't It A Pity"
    https://youtu.be/eDrLTW_sesI

    Side B:

    1) "What Is Life"
    https://youtu.be/fiH9edd25Bc

    2) "If Not For You"
    https://youtu.be/BU-RNjPxsXI

    3) "Behind That Locked Door"
    https://youtu.be/j_Sp61BtOW4

    4) "Let It Down"
    https://youtu.be/1XTYXEpeEYA

    5) "Run Of The Mill"
    https://youtu.be/KpHLm11CYC0

    Side C:

    1) "Beware Of Darkness"
    https://youtu.be/pPuFDaPC5XM

    2) "Apple Scruffs"
    https://youtu.be/mSu3xGmB-i0

    3) "Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"
    https://youtu.be/B832L59PWYw

    4) "Awaiting On You All"
    https://youtu.be/QGI3RWBhuUo

    5) "All Things Must Pass"
    https://youtu.be/4hUvJpA6TgA

    Side D:

    1) "I Dig Love"
    https://youtu.be/UIiYlHS0F0Y

    2) "Art Of Dying"
    https://youtu.be/EqLf2vgrymU

    3) "Isn't It A Pity" (Version 2)
    https://youtu.be/ikD7u7zJdOY

    4) "Hear Me Lord"
    https://youtu.be/EoUIryN1tM4

    Side E:

    1) "Out Of The Blue"
    https://youtu.be/hD_ZVuwfkS4

    2) "It's Johnny's Birthday"
    https://youtu.be/M1pXcMw-8Nk

    3) "Plug Me In"
    https://youtu.be/BgpwqkYYyUo

    Side F:

    1) "I Remember Jeep"
    https://youtu.be/iA_lNY0VRHk

    2) "Thanks For The Pepperoni"
    https://youtu.be/rDDA0tSxzVU


    Apple SW-3372 (Released 12/1970)
    JOHN LENNON & PLASTIC ONO BAND
    "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band"

    Composer All Tracks: John Lennon

    Producers: John Lennon & Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) "Mother"
    https://youtu.be/sPYsMM1FvXs

    2) "Hold On John"
    https://youtu.be/zLOTD7wrbtQ

    3) "I Found Out"
    https://youtu.be/-lOQf-reSiQ

    4) "Working-Class Hero"
    https://youtu.be/iMewtlmkV6c

    5) "Isolation"
    https://youtu.be/3GBDN3G0QoU

    Side B:

    1) "Remember"
    https://youtu.be/NgnRDBp3JPA

    2) "Love"
    https://youtu.be/7er_xx7Wmg8

    3) "Well Well Well"
    https://youtu.be/G_wUSHSeS-c

    4) "Look At Me"
    https://youtu.be/uYXU1wqbwfs

    5) "My Mummy's Dead"
    https://youtu.be/pZLms6PvvDk


    Apple SW-3379 (Released 9/1971)
    JOHN LENNON
    "Imagine"

    Composer All Tracks: John Lennon (except "Imagine" and "Oh My Love", co-written with Yoko Ono)

    Producers: John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) "Imagine"
    https://youtu.be/VOgFZfRVaww

    2) "Crippled Inside"
    https://youtu.be/EX7roXRmkOU

    3) "Jealous Guy"
    https://youtu.be/3O4J4DH4tyo

    4) "It's So Hard"
    https://youtu.be/7ZHt8xyeVMg

    5) "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama"
    https://youtu.be/UggTCA347Ro

    Side B:

    1) "Gimme Some Truth"
    https://youtu.be/10YeFhYGVJU

    2) "Oh My Love"
    https://youtu.be/u3QZVdqUidw

    3) "How Do You Sleep"
    https://youtu.be/teD9t-lO_o0

    4) "How?"
    https://youtu.be/5pQ9To3DMuo

    5) "Oh Yoko!"
    https://youtu.be/itk-ndTnNWc

  4. #4
    Apple STCX-3385 (Released 12/1971)
    GEORGE HARRISON & VARIOUS ARTISTS
    "The Concert For Bangladesh"

    Producers: Phil Spector & George Harrison

    https://youtu.be/ex8MoEBgpfY

    [NOTE: All tracks below are included in the YouTube link above.]

    Side A:

    1) GEORGE HARRISON & RAVI SHANKAR:
    "Introduction"

    2) RAVI SHANKAR:
    "Bangla Duhn"
    (R. Shankar)

    Side B:

    1) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Wah-Wah"
    (G. Harrison)

    2) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "My Sweet Lord"
    (G. Harrison)

    3) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Awaiting On You All"
    (G. Harrison)

    4) BILLY PRESTON:
    "That's The Way God Planned It)
    (Billy Preston)

    Side C:

    1) RINGO STARR:
    "It Don't Come Easy"
    (R. Starkey)

    2) GEORGE HARRISON & LEON RUSSELL:
    "Beware Of Darkness"
    (G. Harrison)

    3) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Band Introduction"

    4) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
    (G. Harrison)

    Side D:

    1) LEON RUSSELL:
    Medley: "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
    (M. Jagger - K. Richard)
    &
    "Youngblood"
    (J. Lieber - M. Stoller - D. Pomus)

    2) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Here Comes The Sun"
    (G. Harrison)

    Side E:

    1) BOB DYLAN:
    "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"
    (B. Dylan)

    2) BOB DYLAN:
    "It Takes A Lot To Laugh (It Takes A Train To Cry)"
    (B. Dylan)

    3) BOB DYLAN:
    "Blowin' In The Wind"
    (B. Dylan)

    4) BOB DYLAN:
    "Mr. Tambourine Man"
    (B. Dylan)

    5) BOB DYLAN:
    "Just Like A Woman"
    (B. Dylan)

    Side F:

    1) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Something"
    (G. Harrison)

    2) GEORGE HARRISON:
    "Bangladesh"
    (G. Harrison)


    Apple 3392 (Released 6/1972)
    JOHN LENNON
    "Sometime In New York City"

    Producers: Phil Spector / John Lennon

    Record 1 - Side A:

    1) "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World"
    (J. Lennon / Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/j5RuCEhHcG4

    2) "Sisters, O Sisters"
    (Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocal: Yoko Ono
    https://youtu.be/k9ud5HQdHcc

    3) "Attica State"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/h_vFMU8HiZc

    4) "Born In A Prison"
    (Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/LCoJR-9P63o

    5) "New York City"
    (J. Lennon)
    https://youtu.be/GlwuwEx2zLA

    Record 1 - Side B:

    1) "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Oko)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/LNY3tHinOPo

    2) "The Luck Of The Irish"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocals: John Lennon & Yoko Ono
    https://youtu.be/p4cPoaXRRrg

    3) "John Sinclair"
    (J. Lennon)
    Lead Vocal: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/vzJOZYBFlt0

    4) "Angela"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocals: John & Yoko
    https://youtu.be/vzJOZYBFlt0

    5) 'We're All Water"
    (Y. Ono)
    Lead Vocal: Yoko Ono
    https://youtu.be/n_8dWTEWEKo

    Record 2 - Side A:

    [Performed live at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England, on 12/15/1969 for a UNICEF charity concert]

    1) "Cold Turkey"
    (J. Lennon)
    https://youtu.be/nAEMcm-20oA

    2) "Don't Worry Kyoko"
    (Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/0HWzbdhdYKs

    Record 2 - Side B:

    [Recorded live at the Fillmore East in NYC with Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention on 6/6/1971]

    1) "Well (Baby Please Don't Go)"
    (W. Ward)
    https://youtu.be/WPEr8RTBj1Q

    2) "Jamrag"
    (F. Zappa) (Credited to J. Lennon & Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/4BDPdquOpnk

    3) "Scumbag"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Ono - H. Kaylan - F. Zappa)
    https://youtu.be/4BDPdquOpnk

    4) "Au"
    (J. Lennon - Y. Ono)
    https://youtu.be/ZfUSu4gjWeY


    Apple SW-3400 (Released 12/1972)
    VARIOUS ARTISTS
    "Phil Spector's Christmas Album"

    [NOTE: Reissue of 1963 Philles PHLP-4005 - "A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records". Issued with a new LP cover featuring Phil Spector dressed as Santa Claus.]

    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/cxdwyvb6w18

    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
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 09-22-2019 at 03:05 AM.

  5. #5
    Apple SK-3419 (Released 2/1975)
    JOHN LENNON
    "Rock 'N' Roll"

    Producers: John Lennon or Phil Spector

    Side A:

    1) "Be-Bop-A-Lula
    (Davis - Vincent)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/S8huF2Jgn4c

    2) "Stand By Me"
    (Leiber - Stoller - King)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/ubg7oAYP5aQ

    3) MEDLEY: "Rip It Up"
    (Blackwell - Marascalco)
    "Ready Teddy"
    (Blackwell - Marascalco)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/4Hq8yc3d-vc

    4) "You Can't Catch Me"
    (Berry)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/gZ-3E5NU1MM

    5) "Ain't That A Shame"
    (Domino - Bartholomew)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/nLI8Pw5qjXI

    6) "Do You Wanna Dance"
    (Freeman)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/HLFR3TEbdLM

    7) "Sweet Little Sixteen"
    (C. Berry)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/J_mvBcLseEA

    Side B:

    1) "Slippin' And Slidin'"
    (Penniman - Bocage - Collins - Smith)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/F-rKsDSUYKQ

    2) "Peggy Sue"
    (Allison - Petty - Holly)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/2EAFY0pZoD4

    3) MEDLEY: "Bring It On Home To Me"
    (Cooke)
    "Send Me Some Lovin'"
    (Marascalco - Price)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/Ugj5fCBBfQU

    4) "Bony Maronie"
    (L. William's - E. Guzman)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/sX5MOVF54lI

    5) "Ya Ya"
    (Dorsey - Lewis - Robinson)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/M9Q33rnQq8E

    6) "Just Because"
    (L. Price)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/eQkouyTSKlg

    BONUS TRACKS:

    7) "Angel Baby"
    (Rose - Hamlin)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/qC3Ucv0MECk

    8) "To Know Her Is To Love Her"
    (P. Spector)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/jTBqNrRdUgQ

    [NOTE: To my ears, Lennon's "To Know Her Is To Love Her" is the only track on this set that sounds like a Phil Spector production, yet its production is all Lennon's.]

    9) "Since My Baby Left Me"
    (A. Crudup)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/6xbYBn6ziFo

    10) "Just Because"
    (L. Price)
    Producer: Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/-LOaLcKpOkc
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 09-22-2019 at 03:42 PM.

  6. #6
    Thanks again for all the info on Phil Spector's production work. I'm sure you're next (and final step) in this project will be the releases on Warner/Spector as well as the work Phil with other artists (such as the Ramones).

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Thanks again for all the info on Phil Spector's production work. I'm sure you're next (and final step) in this project will be the releases on Warner/Spector as well as the work Phil with other artists (such as the Ramones).
    You're most welcome, Eddie. You're partly right -- my next Phil Spector installment will be the Warner/Spector releases, but it will be far from over. Following Part G -- Warner/Spector -- will be Part H -- "Phil Spector International" -- which will be huge in content. I may need a couple weeks to complete that one, as it includes not only expanded reissues of Philles product (which, of all of Phil's productions, is closest to my heart) as well as new recordings. I'm seriously considering including photos of each Phil Spector International LP. (Unfortunately, the more I include, the longer it will take.) After that will be Part I (i or eye!) -- later productions by The Ramones, The Paley Brothers, etc. Still more to come after that. It's far from over!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 09-22-2019 at 07:24 PM.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    You're most welcome, Eddie. You're partly right -- my next Phil Spector installment will be the Warner/Spector releases, but it will be far from over. Following Part G -- Warner/Spector -- will be Part H -- "Phil Spector International" -- which will be huge in content. I may need a couple weeks to complete that one, as it includes not only expanded reissues of Philles product (which, of all of Phil's productions, is closest to my heart) as well as new recordings. I'm seriously considering including photos of each Phil Spector International LP. (Unfortunately, the more I include, the longer it will take.) After that will be Part I (i or eye!) -- later productions by The Ramones, The Paley Brothers, etc. Still more to come after that. It's far from over!
    You're right; I forgot all about the Phil Spector International releases! I had the Echoes Of the '60s LP on that label. Looking forward to your next installments.


  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    You're right; I forgot all about the Phil Spector International releases! I had the Echoes Of the '60s LP on that label. Looking forward to your next installments.

    Eddie, Phil released several Philles Various Artists compilations on PS International. They'll all be featured along with Darlene Love's first-ever (Philles) LP and The Ronettes' Greatest (Philles) Hits -- both on PS International.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Eddie, Phil released several Philles Various Artists compilations on PS International. They'll all be featured along with Darlene Love's first-ever (Philles) LP and The Ronettes' Greatest (Philles) Hits -- both on PS International.
    Yes; I forgot to mention that there was a whole series of releases on Spector/International along with the ones you mentioned (I knew someone that had The Ronettes' release in the '80s).

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    Yes; I forgot to mention that there was a whole series of releases on Spector/International along with the ones you mentioned (I knew someone that had The Ronettes' release in the '80s).
    Eddie, now you know 2 someone's who have it!!!

  12. #12
    Gary:

    8) "To Know Her Is To Love Her"
    (P. Spector)
    Producer: John Lennon
    https://youtu.be/jTBqNrRdUgQ

    [NOTE: To my ears, Lennon's "To Know Her Is To Love Her" is the only track on this set that sounds like a Phil Spector production, yet its production is all Lennon's.]
    Most interesting. John picks a Spector written song and gives it the Spector treatment . What do you make of it Gary? And I see you list it as a bonus track...so it wasn't included on the original LP release?



    I like the intro to this a lot, and vocally at times I hear of all things , Prince!! It's good overall , but I find that repetitive sax blow over used to the point of distraction.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    Most interesting. John picks a Spector written song and gives it the Spector treatment . What do you make of it Gary? And I see you list it as a bonus track...so it wasn't included on the original LP release?



    I like the intro to this a lot, and vocally at times I hear of all things , Prince!! It's good overall , but I find that repetitive sax blow over used to the point of distraction.
    John, on the back of my CD, "To know Her Is To Love Her" is listed as a bonus track. I'm afraid those Beatles-related tracks are new to me. I only bought 'em because Phil produced ''em. I played them only once and marked the tracks that I liked, and never played them again.

  14. #14
    c


    Apple 2995 (Released 11/1970)
    GEORGE HARRISON
    "My Sweet Lord"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector
    https://youtu.be/-59rmRj4QnA
    b/w
    "Isn't It A Pity"
    (G. Harrison)
    Producers: George Harrison & Phil Spector

    Not sure why they combined the two strongest cuts for a single release instead of letting each run as singles on their own . Perhaps the two are too similar to stand on their own? , or rather their strength as a one-two punch better guaranteed their success ( #1 Billboard Hot 100).

    I prefer ISNT IT A PITY , a song John Lennon nixed as an earlier Beatles composition.



    I'm remembering now that I had this 3 record set back then, not sure why , a pretty extravagant purchase, a three-record set . I know there was more music on it than I needed to hear, and I gravitated to the obvious sides to play. Never at the time , did I understand that Phil Spector was involved ( if i even knew who he was at the time??), I learned this years later.

    Now I realize the wonderful build-up this song generates over its seven minute run , and the fullness of its instrumentation and vocalization are due to him .
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-06-2019 at 01:39 PM.

  15. #15
    Well, John, I've never been a big Beatles fan, but I must admit that some of those tracks that Phil produced on them were not bad -- especially tracks like George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity" which is really very pretty. Unfortunately, it set the tone for all of Phil's 70's productions which were all SLOW -- taken at a funereal pace -- each one seemingly slower than the one before. But you're right -- pairing up "My Sweet Lord" with "Isn't It A Pity" was wasting what could have been two separate A-sides.... unless they felt that "Isn't It A Pity" was too slow for AM/FM Pop radio? Just a guess on my part.
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-06-2019 at 04:21 PM.

  16. #16


    Gary, you don't find much to savor in that vast and diverse Beatles catalogue eh?

    Regarding their shared single release, Apple took great care to make the preferred side ambiguous , I've posting the MY SWEET LORD side's image of the picture sleeve and can't find the other side to exhibit, but its exactly the same except of course it reads ISNT IT A PITY instead.

    However how could they hope that these radio stations would play on a regular basis a song lasting over seven minutes (!), as it was pressed on the single, taking up the same amount of air time as two other hits. That's a risky station changer by listeners too impatient to hear it out. Why they didn't edit it , ? , well I don't see how they could've without compromising it. Cashbox broke the two songs apart , saying ISNT IT A PITY got the airplay equal to an under top 40 release ( with MY SWEET LORD listed as #1)
    Canada however apparently listed the #1 side there as ISNT IT A PITY.

    All the songs on ALL THINGS MUST PASS were written at least in part by Harrison ( none getting a Spector writing credit) except for one written entirely by someone else , Bob Dylan's IF NOT FOR YOU , the song that would soon initiate Olivia Newton-John's long running career.





    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-07-2019 at 03:44 AM.

  17. #17
    No, Boogie, I was never a Beatles fan. To me, it was long-haired, hippie drug music. For the most part, I was strictly into Soul music -- with heavy emphasis on Philles and Motown. Since then, I've learned to appreciate an occasional Beatles song here and there, but, if given a choice, I'll take Phil's and Motown's girl groups ANY day.

    You speak of "Isn't It A Pity's" long playing time preventing airplay. Don't forget, back then, FM radio was gaining stature. LP tracks were getting longer and longer, and those tracks were getting airplay. Even AM radio was playing The Beatles' "Hey Jude" which was timed at over 7:00 minutes. Phil and George may have been purposely hoping for a two-sided hit by placing "Isn't It A Pity" on the B-side of "My Sweet Lord".

  18. #18
    Gary you make a very good point about HEY JUDE already setting the stage for longer songs . I'd forgotten that it was that length. I'd say at the time , Bakersfield only had one top 40 formatted station KAFY (It was much more fun in the seventies when KERN Radio came in to compete and they battled for ratings) and in those days you pretty much let the station run in the background with whatever it played.
    I suspect George Harrison felt that ISNT IT A PITY wouldn't hold up on its own as a radio song, if left long or especially if edited down to something less dramatic, so it's only chance for any decent amount of AirPlay would be to piggyback it on the back of MY SWEET LORD, and if that was the game plan I'd say it was quite a successful ploy.

  19. #19
    Boogie, back in the 1960s, when I was growing up in western NY state, there was an AM radio station in Newark, NY (nowhere near where I lived, and I forget their call letters). I don't think we were even able to receive their signal, yet, every week, they would publish a list of that week's top 50 (or top 100) records for the week including new releases entering their chart for that week. It was printed on long, legal-size paper, and was on a different light-colored pastel each week to differentiate it from the previous week's list. It was a super-cool service they provided, and their radio station would drop off a pile of copies at certain local record stores in my area. I'm not sure whether radio stations in other cities were providing the same promotional service, but for record-buying fans like us, it was right up our alley. I used to make it a point to pick up a new copy whenever possible. Did any of your local AM radio stations have a public service list like this back in the day?
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-10-2019 at 11:19 AM.

  20. #20
    https://images.app.goo.gl/hyULh1XbWoyzswQi8

    Hi Gary check out this December 1970 playlist I found for KAFY radio with of all things :
    MY SWEET LORD listed as #1!!!

    Also of interest to us:The Presidents 5 10 15 20 in the Top 10 and Gladys' IF I WERE YOURE WOMAN one of the biggest movers of the week.
    Also on there : RIVER DEEP MOINTAIN HIGH and REMRMBER ME.
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-11-2019 at 02:53 AM.

  21. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    https://images.app.goo.gl/hyULh1XbWoyzswQi8

    Hi Gary check out this December 1970 playlist I found for KAFY radio with of all things :
    MY SWEET LORD listed as #1!!!

    Also of interest to us:The Presidents 5 10 15 20 in the Top 10 and Gladys' IF I WERE YOURE WOMAN one of the biggest movers of the week.
    There ya go, John! That's the idea! And I see they're from your lovely, sunny hometown of Bakersfield, to boot!

  22. #22
    Yeah, I saw those exact titles and artists you pointed out. And Diana's "Remember Me", too!

  23. #23
    If I were more savoy I'd post the actual visual (hello Kenny !) and my computer is not coming out of deep sleep mode 😫 So I'm stuck using my phone.
    But love looking att this playlist and relishing how diversified the music was even in hillbilly Bakersfield. Music styles were much more intergrated back then which might surprise some.

    Glad you were able to give that list a review Gary . Did you like I BEG YOUR PARDON back then ?I believe that is THE song that made me pause and realize country music twernt that bad !!
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-11-2019 at 03:21 AM.

  24. #24
    No, John, "Rose Garden" didn't trip my trigger. It was too country for my soul-oriented tastes at the time. I didn't get into Country until what they were calling the "New Hot Country" of the 1980s, '90s, and early 2000s. It was the perfect blend of Pop, R&B, and Country all blended into one. Did you like it?

    I've been trying to Google that 1960s AM radio station in Newark, NY, to find out its call letters and to see if I could find an example of their weekly printed record surveys but to no avail. It's as though it never existed.

  25. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    No, John, "Rose Garden" didn't trip my trigger. It was too country for my soul-oriented tastes at the time. I didn't get into Country until what they were calling the "New Hot Country" of the 1980s, '90s, and early 2000s. It was the perfect blend of Pop, R&B, and Country all blended into one. Did you like it?

    I've been trying to Google that 1960s AM radio station in Newark, NY, to find out its call letters and to see if I could find an example of their weekly printed record surveys but to no avail. It's as though it never existed.
    Hi Gary . I guess everyone's got their own frame of references when it comes to golden eras for music and artists. I locked into country around 1973 and so by the time the eighties progressed, new artists seemed like wannabees or pretenders, with exceptions of course like Vince Gill who comes to mind, and i'm probably not being fair because I just didn't give the new breed much thought. (I found garth brooks to be silly). We play country at work and it mostly goes in one ear and out the other , as i've heard about the drinkin' and the pickup trucks a hundred times before. Lady Antibellum seems like the one stand out.
    So around 1973 I started tuning into Buck Owen's KUZZ radio station and started listening to country, hearing one latest song to the next by all these artists I knew little of, and got excited about new releases by certain artists as I got familiar with them Still listened to Top 40 and soul stations out of LA and Baja California, but now eagerly made room for this genre as well.
    I loved Conway Twitty , George Jones/ Tammy Wynette, newcomers like Gary Stewart, Charlie Rich, and Willie Nelson ( BOXCAR WILLIE caught my attention) oh too many to mention, but also a young artist who really caught my fancy , Tanya Tucker. I started going to country concerts, and when Tanya came to town , I hung out afterwards , imagining she might be looking for someone to show her how a good time could be had in Bakersfield. LOL.
    There were plenty of fringe artists too, not getting played much , if at all, on KUZZ, John Denver, Eagles, CCR, Linda Ronstadt , Emmy Lou Harris....

    I would be interested in what country artists caught your attention Gary ? And please don't find me overly dismissive. I honestly didn't pay them much mind to have an opinion.
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 10-21-2019 at 02:19 PM.

  26. #26
    Well, Boogie, I've gotta warn you -- you're asking me about one of my many musical genres which are near and dear to me. Since you asked, I've compiled a list of 20 "Hot New Country" tracks that you would hear if you were tuning in to my late-night Country show on my own personal radio station -- WGAR HOT Country! What attracted me to the New Hot Country in 1985 was that it was all a new, exciting combination of Pop, Country & R&B. It was totally fresh, and it hooked me from the start. [I used to think that our (yours and my) musical tastes were nearly identical, but, as of late, I'm not so sure. Let's see what you think of these. I guarantee you'll like 'em better than today's "Country" crap which is nothing more than alternative pop. )

    BR549 - "Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal"
    https://youtu.be/CZBiwLrK7Cw

    KEVIN SHARP - "Let Me Rock You To Sleep"
    https://youtu.be/IKGgfnEffYw

    TANYA TUCKER - "It's A Little Too Late"
    https://youtu.be/O2ibmN29Yvc

    JUICE NEWTON - "Break It To Me Gently"
    https://youtu.be/uLNYWDxCuRI

    BROOKS & DUNNE - "Beer Thirty"
    https://youtu.be/3oii57ahVGM

    CRYSTAL GAYLE - "Cry"
    https://youtu.be/U9lnZnJzkZA

    KATHY MATTEA - "455 Rocket"
    https://youtu.be/kQZV6q00sUc

    ROSANNE CASH - "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
    https://youtu.be/phWZ79VARuI

    And Rosanne's Hubby:

    RODNEY CROWELL - "Stars On The Water"
    https://youtu.be/8IeP6_OlX80

    BILLIE JO SPEARS - "I've Got To Go"
    https://youtu.be/Ah66visLua0

    TRAVIS TRITT - "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
    https://youtu.be/I5Mwig3VqXg

    THE FORESTER SISTERS - "I Fell In Love Again Last Night"
    https://youtu.be/6kP4Vlvu-p4

    REBA McENTIRE - "Take It Back"
    https://youtu.be/J5jnu6oKV_o

    RODNEY CROWELL - "Please Remember Me"
    https://youtu.be/FfT7uibD2EM

    LORRIE MORGAN - "Go Away"
    https://youtu.be/Ki4Z4UAo0FE

    TRISHA YEARWOOD - "How Do I Live"
    https://youtu.be/_IPZzNSz_Ls

    JOE DIFFIE - "Honkey Tonk Attitude"
    https://youtu.be/L7qIFK1jZOM

    COLLIN RAYE - "If I Were You"
    https://youtu.be/kXtllFhGOsI

    DANNI LEIGH - "29 NIGHTS"
    https://youtu.be/mJvxNwZminw

    LORRIE MORGAN - "Something In Red"
    https://youtu.be/Gr3GcGGu4dQ

    Write in to cast your vote for your favorites on the above list, John. Let me know what you like! We now break for station identification. This is "WGAR HOT Country" Radio!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 10-22-2019 at 12:12 AM.

  27. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Well, Boogie, I've gotta warn you -- you're asking me about one of my many musical genres which are near and dear to me. Since you asked, I've compiled a list of 20 "Hot New Country" tracks that you would hear if you were tuning in to my late-night Country show on my own personal radio station -- WGAR HOT Country! What attracted me to the New Hot Country in 1985 was that it was all a new, exciting combination of Pop, Country & R&B. It was totally fresh, and it hooked me from the start. [I used to think that our (yours and my) musical tastes were nearly identical, but, as of late, I'm not so sure. Let's see what you think of these. I guarantee you'll like 'em better than today's "Country" crap which is nothing more than alternative pop. )

    BR549 - "Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal" PASS
    https://youtu.be/CZBiwLrK7Cw

    KEVIN SHARP - "Let Me Rock You To Sleep" ok, NOT COUNTRY ENUFF
    https://youtu.be/IKGgfnEffYw

    TANYA TUCKER - "It's A Little Too Late" ok MAYBE MUNDANE i'LL STICK TO SEVENTIES STUFF
    https://youtu.be/O2ibmN29Yvc

    JUICE NEWTON - "Break It To Me Gently" PERFECT
    https://youtu.be/uLNYWDxCuRI

    BROOKS & DUNNE - "Beer Thirty"pASS SOUNDS FAKE
    https://youtu.be/3oii57ahVGM

    CRYSTAL GAYLE - "Cry" TRUE TO HER SOUND , LIKE IT
    https://youtu.be/U9lnZnJzkZA

    KATHY MATTEA - "455 Rocket"sHERYL CROWE WANNABEE
    https://youtu.be/kQZV6q00sUc

    ROSANNE CASH - "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" GOOD SONG AWFUL VIDEO
    https://youtu.be/phWZ79VARuI

    And Rosanne's Hubby:

    RODNEY CROWELL - "Stars On The Water" I LIKE IT AND LESS LOUD
    https://youtu.be/8IeP6_OlX80

    BILLIE JO SPEARS - "I've Got To Go" GOOD LOVE SLIDE GUITAR
    https://youtu.be/Ah66visLua0

    TRAVIS TRITT - "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" JERRY LEE LEWIS
    https://youtu.be/I5Mwig3VqXg

    THE FORESTER SISTERS - "I Fell In Love Again Last Night"GOOD HARMONIES ---ANNE MURRAY
    https://youtu.be/6kP4Vlvu-p4

    REBA McENTIRE - "Take It Back" JUST DONT LIKE HER, OVER SUNG
    https://youtu.be/J5jnu6oKV_o

    RODNEY CROWELL - "Please Remember Me"VERY NICE GOOD VOICE
    https://youtu.be/FfT7uibD2EM

    LORRIE MORGAN - "Go Away" NO THANKS
    https://youtu.be/Ki4Z4UAo0FE

    TRISHA YEARWOOD - "How Do I Live" CLASSIC
    https://youtu.be/_IPZzNSz_Ls

    JOE DIFFIE - "Honkey Tonk Attitude"DIME ADOZEN
    https://youtu.be/L7qIFK1jZOM

    COLLIN RAYE - "If I Were You" PREACHY
    https://youtu.be/kXtllFhGOsI

    DANNI LEIGH - "29 NIGHTS" GOOD
    https://youtu.be/mJvxNwZminw

    LORRIE MORGAN - "Something In Red" GOOD
    https://youtu.be/Gr3GcGGu4dQ

    Write in to cast your vote for your favorites on the above list, John. Let me know what you like! We now break for station identification. This is "WGAR HOT Country" Radio!
    Gary this is a big assignment !!I can say that listening through , I def like them more than not. Didn't know that Rodney Crowell sounds pretty good! Of course the Juice Newton song is the one I knew already. When I was inventorying records at Tower Records in SF back when that was popular, I heard someone say "there's Juice Newton. " and there she was in the middle of the store checking out her section ( to see if it was well stocked, I imagine lol!)

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    Gary ,
    I'm continuing to learn about the Spector phenomenon through your material here as time allows. Thanks so much and good job on such a grand assignment .

    Another thing I'm enjoying are the fringe things I come upon along the way as well. For instance concerning John Lennons WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT, a song that was developed post the Spector/Lennon projects , but while reading about their works on Apple Records , I discovered that the song that influenced Lennon's WGYTTN was , of all curious things, George McCraes ROCK YOUR BABY !! Never would I have come up with that on my own , it was only while reading about Lennon/Apple/Spector . But its the very kind of thing I love to learn about ....so thank you !
    The connection between the two is three times removed by the final version , but you can certainly hear its influence here, in this preliminary run :



    good stuff , right ?

    wiki:

    The music was inspired by the number one single at the time, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae.[4][5] Although the released track bears little resemblance, the inspiration is more apparent on the alternative version released on John Lennon Anthology.
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 11-02-2019 at 12:26 AM.

  29. #29
    Hi John! I'm tickled pink that you're having so much fun with the Spector threads -- especially the Apple years! As a reminder, however, I specialize in Phil's 1960s Philles era with The Crystals, The Ronettes, and Darlene Love. The early '70s Apple stuff is pretty much Greek to me. I bought it because it was partly Phil, but I've rarely ever played it enough to know it and comment on it. The only exception on Apple for me is Ronnie Spector's "Try Some, Buy Some" which I love, despite its title promoting drugs (or as it would seem). And I also love "Tandoori Chicken".

    John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" definitely has a George McCray, speeded-up "Rock Your Baby" feel in its roots, but it also reminds me of another song of which I can't identify. There's something about the song that I do like. It would be interesting to hear what Phil would have done with it had he lent it his magical touch.
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 11-02-2019 at 12:41 AM.

  30. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    .......

    John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" definitely has a George McCray, speeded-up "Rock Your Baby" feel in its roots, but it also reminds me of another song of which I can't identify. There's something about the song that I do like. It would be interesting to hear what Phil would have done with it had he lent it his magical touch.
    I think Phil's influence on John is in there, hyper and upbeat.

    Maybe this is the song you are reminded of?



    Remember when that show was actually fun to watch? Boy that was along time ago .

    I've got to get back to some of Phil's sixties stuff ....

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    Nope, John, the Saturday Night Live Theme isn't what WGYTTN is reminding me of, although I do like the SNL theme a lot. (And, yes, the earlier SNL casts were hilarious with Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner (Roseann Rosanadanna), John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, etc. Thanks to YouTube, I've discovered some of the later cast members who are really funny like Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (who always get each other to laughin'), and Rachel Dratch as "Debbie Downer at Disney World" in which Jimmy Fallon gets Rachel Dratch and the entire cast to laughing making it (for me) the funniest SNL skit ever!

    "Debbie Downer At Disney World"
    https://youtu.be/TfE93xON8jk

    And "The Kissing Family" with Bill Hader, Ben Armisen, and Kristen Wiig. Funny Stuff!

    https://youtu.be/uEbzD1bBlTQ

    Back to John Lennon's WGYTTN, it reminds me of a Disco song but I can't think of which one. It'll come to me later in the shower when it's too late to matter! Who ever dreamed we'd hear a Disco-sounding track from John Lennon!
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 11-02-2019 at 01:47 PM.

  32. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Nope, John, the Saturday Night Live Theme isn't what WGYTTN is reminding me of, although I do like the SNL theme a lot. (And, yes, the earlier SNL casts were hilarious with Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner (Roseann Rosanadanna), John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, etc. Thanks to YouTube, I've discovered some of the later cast members who are really funny like Bill Hader and Ben Armeson (who always get each other to laughin'), and Rachel Dratch as "Debbie Downer at Disney World" in which Jimmy Fallon gets Rachel Dratch and the entire cast to laughing making it (for me) the funniest SNL skit ever!

    "Debbie Downer At Disney World"
    https://youtu.be/TfE93xON8jk

    And "The Kissing Family" with Bill Hader, Ben Armisen, and Kristen Wiig. Funny Stuff!

    https://youtu.be/uEbzD1bBlTQ

    Back to John Lennon's WGYTTN, it reminds me of a Disco song but I can't think of which one. It'll come to me later in the shower when it's too late to matter! Who ever dreamed we'd hear a Disco-sounding track from John Lennon!
    Let me know if you think of the disco song. I'm curious.
    That Debbie Downer stuff is hilarious, thanks for the morning laugh! That other one I couldn't watch though . Yech!!

    This one is always a go to for a chuckle for me:


  33. #33
    Boogie, I KNEW you'd love Debbie Downer "At Disney World"! Priceless!!!

    Sorry you couldn't stomach "The Kissing Family". The best part is a non-kissing part from 3:00-3:53 where Bill Hader (over to the right with his arm around Kristen Wiig) gets the father figure in green sweater - Fred Armisen -- to laughing! Those two are ALWAYS breaking character by laughing! Go on! Give it a whirl! It'll do ya good!!!

    https://youtu.be/uEbzD1bBlTQ

    I've seen the skit with Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Chris Farley. In fact, caught it on You-Tube again recently. David Spade looks especially believable and attractive in drag!

    John, I still can't think of what Disco song WGYTTN reminds me of.
    Last edited by Philles/Motown Gary; 11-03-2019 at 02:08 AM.

  34. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Boogie, I KNEW you'd love Debbie Downer "At Disney World"! Priceless!!!

    yes good stuff. wah - waaaah. hee hee .

    John, I still can't think of what Disco song WGYTTN reminds me of.
    OK this is a loooooong shot , but how about this ?:

    Last edited by Boogiedown; 11-03-2019 at 12:40 AM.

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    I love Gilda Radner . How about you Gary? She must be my all-time favorite female comedian :



    It does my heart good to picture the degree of love found between her and Gene Wilder.
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 11-03-2019 at 12:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    OK this is a loooooong shot , but how about this ?:

    Nope! Sorry, that's not it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    I love Gilda Radner . How about you Gary? She must be my all-time favorite female comedian :



    It does my heart good to picture the degree of love found between her and Gene Wilder.
    My all-time favorite comedians will always be Lucy Ricardo and Phyllis Diller. But, yeah, John, I loved Gilda Radner -- especially her Roseanne Rosannadanna character! I remember her doing a skit in which she was on TV advertising her latest hits collection on K-Tel in which she was lip-syncing and occasionally messing up the lyrics! Funny stuff! And another one I remember fondly was another supposed TV commercial for which she was advertising super-tight jeans. She was hilarious and so undeserving of the damned cancer that got her. And, yes, she and Gene Wilder shared a very special love. So tragic and sad. Gonna watch your Gilda video now
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    Sure, Boog, I remember many of those Gilda skits. As shown briefly near the end of your video, I especially loved the recurring skit where she and Bill Murray were dating, and Jane Curtain played Gilda's nerdy mother who was always serving them Tang!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Sure, Boog, I remember many of those Gilda skits. As shown briefly near the end of your video, I especially loved the recurring skit where she and Bill Murray were dating, and Jane Curtain played Gilda's nerdy mother who was always serving them Tang!
    so funny , serving them Tang!!

    Gary , I'm going to post this here , in the Apple section because here is an unlikely early connection between Spector and The Beatles. We all know The Beatles' infamous remaking of the Isley Bros. TWIST AND SHOUT.

    Well how about this, the original release of TWIST AND SHOUT as produced by ......... an emerging Phil Spector :




    It all goes 'round and 'round
    Last edited by Boogiedown; 11-05-2019 at 12:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogiedown View Post
    so funny , serving them Tang!!

    Gary , I'm going to post this here , in the Apple section because here is an unlikely early connection between Spector and The Beatles. We all know The Beatles' infamous remaking of the Isley Bros. TWIST AND SHOUT.

    Well how about this, the original release of TWIST AND SHOUT as produced by ......... an emerging Phil Spector :




    It all goes 'round and 'round
    You like that, John? True, it's a known fact that Phil had a fairly successful string of hits on various record labels before he started Philles. But, to my ear, they didn't sound anything like the Phil Spector that I quickly grew to know and love via Philles Records. I did love The Teddy Bears, of course. (I got the "To Know Him IsTo Love Him" 45 for Christmas 1958 when I was 7!). And I liked the Paris Sisters. And, of course, Connie Francis' "Second Hand Love" is among my favorites. But that's about it. Phil's R&B stuff on Atlantic was too raw for me. I couldn't identify with it. I have an entire CD of Phil's Atlantic productions but they don't sound at all like him. You know who probably does appreciate them is Robb K. He's really into early R&B. Am I right Robb?!!!

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