Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bosskeenneat, Feb 6, 2015.
Except that it didn't.
Oops I love Del, Roy, Dion, Everlies, Ray, etc., I was reacting to the Four Seasons, Ricky, etc.,
I sort of figured you didn't mean everybody. We'll have to agree to disagree about the Four Seasons and Ricky Nelson.
There was also a more deliberate targeting to a juvenile market than a lot of the "dangerous" 50's rock and roll or the 60's and later rock. And I would include early Beatles in this. Of course targeting continued to exist, but it didn't dominate the way it did in the "producer" era. In the early 60s college kids tended to gravitate towards folk or jazz, but from '64 or '65 on there was rock for young adults alongside the stuff for kids.
Well, technically he's right about Little Eva . . .
I don't remember who it was, but one of the artists expressed their horror at having to drive past sharecroppers picking cotton to get to the studio. This was still the segregated South at the time.
I THINK that was Wilson Pickett. I seem to remember an interview with him where he landed at a small airport near the studio and on the way there looked out on the fields and asked "Is that what I think it is?"
That sounds like the incident you are referring to.
Dick Dale, Link Wray and Lonnie Mack also, I reckon.
Ricky Nelson was great! Plus he had James Burton on guitar, probably one of the five greatest Tele players ever.
Yeah, It was funny that Wilson was scared of what he feared the south and southerns would be, and they were equally sacred of him being his 'badassness' and it worked out fine, particularly with that hippy kid Duane who was sleeping in a tent in the parking lot. great stuff.
Who also presided over Elvis' glorious 70s, one could see a conspiracy...
Everybody was named Bobby.
Yeah, it was either in the Time-Life or PBS hustory of Rock serieses.
That's interesting you mentioned Elvis Presley, because his broad appeal diminished in the early 60s. By 1963, he was already becoming a has-been, and started doing bad movies and Las Vegas.
Ray Charles' impact also decreased in the 60s. By 1964, he was doing lounge shows. ABC/Paramount Records may have scored big with him because of his "Modern Sounds In Country and Western" albums, but his hit days were basically over.
If you look at James Brown, his broad appeal only increased.
If Sam Cooke hadn't been murdered, who knows where he would have been today.
I don't know if the horn player was making passes at Aretha, but it definately did got racial with her husband, and it eventually involved Jerry Wexler and Rick Hall. IIRC, they fired the horn player, and Wexler never sent Aretha Franklin back there. He flew the Swampers up to NYC for sessions. Good thing they accepted! Those guys, plus Duane Allman and Bobby Womack created a hell of a backing band!
That was Wilson Pickett.
When Jerry Wexler and Jim Stewart (owner of Stax Records) had a falling out over Sam & Dave, Wexler decided to send all of his artists to Fame.
The first Atlantic side cut at Fame was "Land of 1000 Dances" by Wilson Pickett.
Sam & Dave continued to cut at Stax, however, even though they were always signed to Atlantic.
Don't forget guys like Dan Penn!
The good thing is that the townspeople of Muscle Shoals left them all alone.
Ben E. King said that James Brown's appeal was too black to be negatively effected by the changes in the pop marketplace caused by The Beatles and the British Invasion.
How did it get racial with her husband? Don't remember the story beyond what I posted.
Yeah Wexler had to get them up to NYC. Too good not to use them.
I tell you I would've loved to have been a fly on the wall when he walked into the studio and they both saw each other for the first time. Then...magic.
I can't post it here, but, i've read books, and other biographies about it being racial. Ted White and the horn player were the ones who were drinking, and the horn player progressively made lewd comments about Aretha as the session rolled on.
The had recorded "I Never Loved A Man The Way That I Loved You" first, and it was a success. Then, they tried to do "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man", and all they got there was the backing track. According to accounts, after the messy ordeal, and the attempt so smooth things over, Aretha and her husband disappeared for days, and couldn't be found to finish the song for a single release.
One interesting fact: Aretha Franklin is deathly scared of flying, so every time she travels, it's by car, train, or boat.
Except that Wilson Pickett was from Prattville, Alabama. He already knew what it was like.
Someone who worked with him once described Pickett as "one of them crazy Alabama boys". That's funny because Pickett also used to call himself crazy!
ROCKABILLY! INSTRUMENTAL! YEAH!
There was some nutty stuff in the early 60s. This was one of the most insane. Check out those shrieks! These girls were seriously ON in 1963!
Hahaha. I'm not going to disagree. I've heard him sing! (I'm a fan.)
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