The Ronettes are the most wonderful of all girl-groups in my book. Far superior to the Supremes and the Shangri-Las and the only reason is because Phil Spector had a hand in these recordings. Without Phil Spector, these girls would've been totally middle-of-the-road and they would never have topped the best works of the Supremes. But than The Wall of Sound occurred and blew everything away.
Phil Spector creates larger-than-life orchestrations with layer-upon-layer sounds for these at first glance, simple songs. I'm giving you a vinyl rip of the original album, which really does this album right. It may be a bit scratchy at times, but through the vinyl you experience the real power of The Wall of Sound.
the best part of breakin' up
Calvin Keys – Shawn-neeq (1971)
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