Hung on You: More from the Gerry Goffin & Carole King Songbook

Hung on You: More from the Gerry Goffin & Carole King Songbook


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A sequel to Ace's two previous Gerry Goffin & Carole King songbook collections -- the first, Goffin & King: A Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection 1961-1967, arrived in 2007, while Something Good: From the Goffin & King Songbook, came in 2012 -- Hung on You: More from the Gerry Goffin & Carole King Songbook covers the same era as its predecessors: the '60s, when Goffin & King were reliable hitmakers and one of the few Brill Building teams to ease into the late '60s without a hitch. Hits aren't the order of the day on Hung on You, though. The success of the two prior Goffin & King songbooks allows compiler Mick Patrick to dig deep into the songwriters' repertoire, selecting songs that weren't hits; in fact, the only readily recognizable featured song is "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)," here performed by Dusty Springfield in 1969 but also associated with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Many familiar names fill out the 26 tracks -- the Righteous Brothers, the Shirelles, Dion, the Drifters, all acts who had hits with Goffin & King songs -- and even though there's a heavy dose of girl groups and dramatic Brill Building pop, there's also a bit of variety here, with the Tokens dipping their toe into psychedelia and Hearts and Flowers opting for cosmic folk-rock. Nevertheless, the bulk of Hung on You is built upon the classic pop traditions of the '60s, one that placed emphasis on craft both behind the scenes and in front of the microphone, a value system that this compilation justly celebrates through its conspicuous lack of hits.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667070324
catalogNumber: 5008595
Rank: 29162

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carole King   Conductor
Chuck Sagle   Conductor
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Klaus Ogermann   Conductor

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Carole King   Arranger,Composer
Chuck Sagle   Arranger,Producer
Dave Appell   Producer
Gerry Goffin   Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Teddy Randazzo   Arranger
Phil Spector   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Don Costa   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Ernie Freeman   Arranger
Riley Hampton   Arranger
Jack Keller   Producer
Kal Mann   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Robert Mersey   Arranger,Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Gary Usher   Arranger,Producer
Nick Venet   Producer
Noel Walker   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Luther Dixon   Producer
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Bill Silva   Producer
Eric Charge   Photo Courtesy
Carl Davis   Producer
Charles Weiss   Composer
Klaus Ogermann   Arranger
Snuff Garrett   Producer
Chris Blackweel   Music Direction

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