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Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour #3

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Snore & Guzzle Radio Hour #3

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1. Joe Meek loop
2. The Crystals – And then he kissed me (prod. Phil Spector)
3. Beach Boys – Gettin hungry (prod. Brian Wilson)
4. Royal Players – Omnyakane (South Africa)
5. Nancy Jacobs and her Sister – Baby are yeng (South Africa)
6. Noriel Vilela – 16 Toneladas (Brazil / Tennessee Ernie Ford cover [who covered the Merle Travis version])
7. Chantal Goya – Il court les filles
8. The Millenium – The Prelude (Curt Boettcher)
9. Jeanette – Pourque te vas (Spain)
10. François de Roubaix – Dernier Domicile Connu (sampled by Missy Elliot)
11. Caetano Veloso – Marinheiro Só (Brazil)
12. Rogerio Duprat – Flying (Beatles cover)
13. The Tony Hatch Sound – Live for life
14. The Fleetwoods – I care so much
15. Carole King – Samson & Delilah (Brill building demo)
16. Les Gams – Ne Me Dis Pas Du Mal De Mon Amour (Cookies cover)
17. Lulu – Boy (prod. Mickie Most)
18. The Breakaways – That’s how it goes (Tony Hatch/Pye records)
19. The Honeycombs – Have I the right (prod. Joe Meek)
20. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild in the Country (note that Bow Wow Wow’s big hit “I want Candy was a cover by The Strangeloves, who were fronted by the guy who produced the next track in this set)
21. Blondie – X Offender (prod. Richard Gottehrer)
22. Yvonne Elliman – I can’t explain (Who cover)
23. The Ramones – Baby, I love you (prod. Phil Spector / Ronettes cover)
24. Jens Lekman – Do You Remember The Riots (samples Gal Costa)
25. Nancy Sinatra – You Can Have Any Boy (prod. Lee Hazlewood)

The Radio Show this month covers a number 60s pop producers: Joe Meek, Phil Spector, Lee Hazlewood, Curt Boettcher, Mickie Most, and then pursues some of those influences outside of its origins in the United States and the British Isles. The thread is pretty loose: French pop, Brazilian pop, South African jive, but most songs have something unusual about them that makes them transcend the time period from which they were borne. It starts out with an early Phil Spector song, and ends with one of his last decent productions, with the Ramones. I tried hunting down the notorious sessions he did with Celine Dion (!), but it looks like they haven’t leaked just yet. Spector, however is still planning on releasing them, and sent the following statement to the press: “Should you wish to hear the amazing and historic recordings I made with Ms. Dion, have no fear. . . . Since I paid for them and own them, I am planning to release them on my label, for the entire world to hear, and compare . . . to her current recordings, or whatever you call those things they’ve released with her.”

And in the same vein as the Phil Spector production fanatacism, there are a few tracks that have unique productions. The 4th track, by the Royal Players (who released a single 78 rpm record), was recorded acoustically in a church (not unlike something Jack Nitzsche once did).

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