produced by others!
architects of what became known
as the East Coast Wall of Sound,
inspired by the massive success
of production whiz Phil Spector.
is a magnificent yet uncharted record by the
Bobbi-Pins, a black girl group from Ohio.
The arrangement by Madara and White
could pass for a Spector produced
opus by the Ronettes or Crystals!
co-written and produced by Madara
and White, "The Other Side of Town"
was the kind of teen melodrama that
gave The Shangri-Las a string of hits
that began a few months later.
(June 1964, uncharted)
stupendous doublesider by Philly vocalist
Ann D'Andre, later known as Ann D'Andrea.
Both songs on Ann's single could have been
substantial hits and it's an outrage that neither
side charted. The plug side is a catchy song
with a returning home b.f. theme similar to
the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back." This
one by Ann is "Johnny's Back in Town."
record then two-timing Johnny's
got some 'splainin' to do!)
team was "You Don't Own Me," a song they
wrote and Mercury's mercurial singing star
Lesley Gore recorded when she was 17.
the Beatles' monster "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
a popular girl power anthem.
another Madara-White song.
on Lesley's album Girl Talk.
dancer and singer
Joey Heatherton released what many people consider to be the definitive version
sound of Darlene Love or the Ronettes and
should have been a colossal hit. It didn't help
that the release of the single coincided with
the eruption of Beatlemania, a phenomenon
that derailed the careers of many domestic
recording artists practically overnight.
(January 1964, uncharted)
Volume 2 of Echoes -
the Eastern Wall-of-Sound
painted shades of Gray