Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals.

OK, back to the 60's: This '63 Barry/Greenwich/Spector composition is widely regarded as being the first example of Phil Spector's famous "Wall Of Sound". Originally recorded by The Blossoms, Spector removed Darlene Love's lead vocals after a dispute and replaced them with Dolores "LaLa" Brooks', preserving The Blossoms' backup and adding Cher. It peaked at #3 and is #114 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Shaun Cassidy's '77 cover was his first #1 solo hit. Song? Group? Yesterday's answer: "Cara Mia" by Jay and The Americans. "Jay Black" has been known to hold "the note" in "Cara Mia" for one minute (!). I had the privilege of seeing them live in Philly opening for The Four Seasons - what a voice!

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