Wall of Sound: The 1961-62 Productions

Wall of Sound: The 1961-62 Productions

by Phil SpectorPhil Spector


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Phil Spector's otherworldly gift for production left a palm print on the history of American popular music that couldn't be overshadowed even by his increasingly erratic behavior and all the horrific events it led to as the years spun on. In his best days, Spector and his patented "Wall of Sound" production techniques helped define both the girl group movement and much of the teen pop of the early '60s, not to mention later work with everyone from the Beatles to the Ramones. Wall of Sound: The 1961-62 Productions focuses closely on some of Spector's earliest work, with hits from proto-girl groups like the Crystals, doo wop from acts like Curtis Lee, and heartbreaking ballads such as "Anyone But You" by Ruth Brown. The 30 tracks in total range from huge hits to lesser-known acts that Spector worked his magic on in his prolific early days in the studio.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2013
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436542013031
catalogNumber: 4201303
Rank: 57543

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Spector   Primary Artist
Floyd Cramer   Piano
LaVern Baker   Vocals
Connie Francis   Vocals
Ben E. King   Vocals
Gene Pitney   Vocals
Sammy Turner   Vocals
Ruth Brown   Vocals
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Caiola   Guitar
Ray Peterson   Vocals
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Gary Chester   Drums
Billy Storm   Vocals
Darlene Love   Vocals
Jean DuShon   Vocals
Halos   Background Vocals
Curtis Lee   Vocals
Barbara Alston   Vocals
Abie Baker   Bass
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Anita James   Vocals
Phil Kraus   Percussion
Johnny Nash   Vocals
Romeo Penque   Reeds
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Charlie McCracken   Background Vocals
Arlene Smith   Vocals
Lillian Clark   Background Vocals
Albeth Paris   Background Vocals
Priscilla Paris   Vocals
Sherrell Paris   Background Vocals
Elise Bretton   Background Vocals
Miriam Workman   Background Vocals
Tony Fasce   Vocals
Louis Biscardi   Vocals
Jeff Breny   Tenor (Vocal)
Dennis Buckley   Bass (Vocal)
Rick Scrofan   Tenor (Vocal)
Kell Osborne   Vocals
Bobby Jean   Vocals
Derek Ray   Vocals
Wrecking Crew   Musician
Santi Comelles   Compield
Guy Howard   Vocals
Guy Fredricks   Vocals
Eddie Brain   Baritone (Vocal)
Ed Adlum   Guitar,Vocals
Dee Dee Kennibrew   Background Vocals
Art Mayer   Vocals
Salt Locicero   Vocals
Patsy Wright   Background Vocals
Myrna Gyrard   Background Vocals
Mary Thomas   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Clyde McPhatter   Composer
Gene Pitney   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Jean DuShon   Composer
Phil Spector   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger,Director
Tommy Boyce   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Arnold Goland   Arranger
Carol Kaye   Composer
Hank Levine   Arranger
Larry Levine   Engineer
Phil Medley   Composer
Robert Mersey   Arranger
Fred Norman   Arranger
Doc Pomus   Composer
Mike Stoller   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Bob Mersey   Arranger
John Hyman   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Alan Lauber   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Larry Kolber   Composer
Roger Garfunki   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
James Garro   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Gary Blailock   Liner Notes
Santi Comelles   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Frank Owens   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Kenny Crewe   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Terry Randazzo   Arranger
Eugene Douches   Source Material,Photo Courtesy
Ed Adlum   Composer
Dennis Hood   Liner Notes
David Mathis   Source Material,Photo Courtesy

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