• Various Artists - The Songs of Goffin & King - Some Kind of Wonderful

CAROLE KING and GERRY GOFFIN were one of the most highly-regarded and successful songwriting & production teams of the 1960s, penning some of the most memorable hits of the era.

They typified the Brill Building Sound and their songs crossed musical boundaries, topping both the US pop and R&B charts.

This 2-CD set examines the early years of their partnership, between 1959 and 62, and includes many songs which have gone on to become pop standards.

During this period, both Carole and Gerry frequently worked with other Brill Building writers, including Jack Keller, Howie Greenfield, Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Big Dee Irwin, Artie Ripp and Artie Kaplan, all of whom feature as co-writers on this set.

Comprises 60 memorable tracks, presenting a vast spread of hits, misses and collectors' rarities, featuring stellar artists like The Drifters, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles, Bobby Vee, The Crickets, The Ronettes, Brenda Lee, Dion, The Cookies, The Crystals, Little Eva, Billy Fury, Tony Orlando, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Rydell, Gene McDaniels and many more.

Several of the rarer tracks featured herein are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. THE CRICKETS - DON'T EVER CHANGE
2. BOBBY VEE - SHARING YOU
3. STEVE LAWRENCE - GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL
4. THE DRIFTERS - UP ON THE ROOF
5. BEN E. KING - SHOW ME THE WAY
6. TONY ORLANDO - SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
7. THE RONETTES - YOU BET I WOULD
8. THE SHIRELLES - WHAT A SWEET THING THAT WAS
9. THE EVERLY BROTHERS - HOW CAN I MEET HER
10. PAUL PETERSEN - KEEP YOUR LOVE LOCKED (Deep In Your Heart)
11. BRENDA LEE - WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
12. TINA ROBIN - DEAR MR D.J. PLAY IT AGAIN
13. JACKIE DESHANNON - HEAVEN IS BEING WITH YOU
14. SHELLEY FABARES - HEY FUNNY FACE
15. ANN-MARGRET - I WAS ONLY KIDDING
16. JAMES DARREN - HER ROYAL MAJESTY
17. JO-ANN CAMPBELL - BOBBY, BOBBY, BOBBY
18. THE CRICKETS - LITTLE HOLLYWOOD GIRL
19. BEN E. KING - DOWN HOME
20. ANDY WILLIAMS - HELP ME (Find The Way Back To Your Heart)
21. RAY PETERSON - I COULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO WELL
22. THE DRIFTERS - ANOTHER NIGHT WITH THE BOYS
23. TONY ORLANDO - AM I THE GUY?
24. BOBBY VEE - HOW MANY TEARS
25. GENE MCDANIELS - POINT OF NO RETURN
26. THE COOKIES - CHAINS
27. THE CRYSTALS - NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU
28. DION - TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY BABY
29. LITTLE EVA - KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY
30. BILLY FURY - HALFWAY TO PARADISE

Disc 2

1. BOBBY VEE - WALKIN' WITH MY ANGEL
2. BERTELL DACHE - NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT ALWAYS
3. GENE PITNEY - EVERY BREATH I TAKE
4. BILLY FURY - I'D NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU
5. THE DE LAINE SISTERS - IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER
6. THE VERNONS GIRLS - THE LOCO-MOTION
7. THE VISCOUNTS - WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp)
8. THE CRYSTALS - HE HIT ME (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
9. THE COOKIES - STRANGER IN MY ARMS
10. THE EVERLY BROTHERS - NO ONE CAN MAKE MY SUNSHINE SMILE
11. BOBBY RYDELL - I'VE GOT BONNIE
12. CONNIE STEVENS - WHY'D YOU WANNA MAKE ME CRY
13. CAROLE KING - SCHOOL BELLS ARE RINGIN'
14. ANNETTE - DREAMIN' ABOUT YOU
15. LITTLE EVA - HE IS THE BOY
16. ARLENE SMITH - HE KNOWS I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH
17. BERTELL DACHE - ALL THE WORLD LOVES A LOVER
18. BIG DEE IRWIN - EVERYBODY'S GOT A DANCE BUT ME
19. VINNIE MONTE - FOLLOW THAT GIRL
20. KENNY KAREN - THE LIGHT IN YOUR WINDOW
21. THE CRYSTALS - PLEASE HURT ME
22. ERNIE SHELDON - BILLY'S RIDIN'
23. MARK DINNING - THE LOVIN' TOUCH
24. CURTIS LEE - JUST ANOTHER FOOL
25. MICKEY & KITTY - THE KID BROTHER
26. LITTLE EVA - WHERE DO I GO
27. CAROLE KING - NOBODY'S PERFECT
28. TEDDY RANDAZZO - ECHOES
29. BOBBY VEE - A FOREVER KIND OF LOVE
30. THE DRIFTERS - WHEN MY LITTLE GIRL IS SMILING

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 8/1/2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988079821

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