20th Century Masters: Best of Brill Building [Universal International]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There really isn't much like it now anymore, when most artists predominately write or co-write their own material, but for a time, from the late 1940s through the early '60s, professional songwriting pools in New York City and elsewhere turned out most of the era's pop hits. This brief 11-track set touches on just a few of those so-called Brill Building songs, but each is, in its own way, a classic, including Ben E. King's beautiful "Spanish Harlem," the Shangri-Las' hauntingly ominous "Remember Walking in the Sand," Tom Jones' rousing, careening "What's New Pussycat?" and Connie Francis' languidly beautiful "Where the Boys Are." It's a brief set, but what's here is more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There really isn't much like it now anymore, when most artists predominately write or co-write their own material, but for a time, from the late 1940s through the early '60s, professional songwriting pools in New York City and elsewhere turned out most of the era's pop hits. This brief 11-track set touches on just a few of those so-called Brill Building songs, but each is, in its own way, a classic, including Ben E. King's beautiful "Spanish Harlem," the Shangri-Las' hauntingly ominous "Remember Walking in the Sand," Tom Jones' rousing, careening "What's New Pussycat?" and Connie Francis' languidly beautiful "Where the Boys Are." It's a brief set, but what's here is more than solid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2006
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 731458446422
  • Catalog Number: 584464
  • Sales rank: 269,819

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones (2:06)
  2. 2 River Deep Mountain High - The Supremes (3:12)
  3. 3 Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells (2:54)
  4. 4 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (2:55)
  5. 5 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (2:43)
  6. 6 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups (2:49)
  7. 7 Save the Last Dance - The Drifters (2:35)
  8. 8 Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis (2:39)
  9. 9 The Look of Love (3:34)
  10. 10 Remember (Walking in the Sand) (2:18)
  11. 11 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - B.J. Thomas (3:03)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Neil Sedaka Composer
Phil Spector Composer
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