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The Brill Building Teams


In the '50s and '60s, New York City's Brill Building was known as a place where you could write a song; shop it to publishers; book some studio time to cut a demo; hire some of the musicians and singers; cut a demo; then present it to building to record companies, publishers, artist's managers or even the artists themselves. It was a "one-stop shop" that produced some great music known as the "Brill Building Sound."  On this edition of Cyprus Avenue, host Bill Shapiro features the music written by two of the great writing teams from the Brill Building.

Track List:

Chiffons - "One Fine Day”

The Byrds - “Goin’ Back”

Rick Nelson - “Down Home”

The Eccentrics - “What You Got”

The Everly Brothers - “Chains”

The Cookies - “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (about My Baby)”

The Shirelles - “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

Dee Dee Sharp - “The Loco-Motion”

The Rightous Brothers - “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”

The Crystals - “Uptown”

Clyde McPhatter - “On Broadway”

The Animals- “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”

The Everly Brothers – “The Girl Who Sang the Blues”

B.J. Thomas – “Rock and Roll Lullaby”

Shelby Lynn – “Just A Little Lovin’”

Ron Jones returned to KCUR in September, 2013 as Director of Community Engagement. He is now the program director. You can reach him at ron@kcur.org.
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