• Various Artists - This Magic Moment - The Sound of the Brill Building

The BRILL BUILDING is an 11-story Art Deco office block at 1619 Broadway, Manhattan; the hub of the US music industry it was where the songwriters who shaped 50s and 60s R&R, R&B and Pop music wrote and published their hit songs.

It came to public prominence during the mid/late 50s when the term 'The Brill Building Sound' was coined, to describe the R&R and R&B records being written (and in some cases, recorded) there.

By common consensus, the late 50s/early 60s Brill Building 'First Team' comprised seven songwriting duos, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich.

Other significant Brill Building songwriters at this time included Ben Raleigh, Jack Keller, Bob Hilliard, Phil Spector, Bert Berns, Hank Hunter, Helen Miller, Tony Powers, Larry Kolber, Artie Kaplan, Mark Barkan, Tommy Boyce, Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye and Bobby Darin.

Songs by all of the above are featured on this 64-track cornucopia of timeless Pop music, which juxtaposes a plethora of hits and million-sellers comfortably alongside a handful of obscurities and collectors' rarities.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. THE SHIRELLES - WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
2. THE DRIFTERS - THIS MAGIC MOMENT
3. DION - DREAM LOVER
4. THE EVERLY BROTHERS - CRYING IN THE RAIN
5. BOBBY VEE - RUN TO HIM
6. THE COASTERS - SORRY BUT I'M GONNA HAVE TO PASS
7. BARRY MANN - WAR PAINT
8. NEIL SEDAKA - HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXTEEN
9. DEL SHANNON - (Marie's The Name) HIS LATEST FLAME
10. TONY ORLANDO - BLESS YOU
11. BEN E KING - YES
12. LITTLE EVA - THE LOCOMOTION
13. JAY & THE AMERICANS - DAWNING
14. MYRNA MARCH - OUR LOVE IT GROWS
15. THE PARIS SISTERS - I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME
16. THE CRICKETS - DON'T EVER CHANGE
17. FABIAN - TURN ME LOOSE
18. GENE VINCENT - WEAR MY RING
19. JIMMY CLANTON - ANOTHER SLEEPLESS NIGHT
20. CURTIS LEE - PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES
21. RAY PETERSON - TELL LAURA I LOVE HER
22. THE CRYSTALS - I LOVE YOU EDDIE
23. THE COOKIES - CHAINS
24. THE PLAYMATES - TELL ME WHAT SHE SAID
25. VINNIE MONTE - PAINTING THE TOWN WITH TEARDROPS
26. SAM COOKE - TEENAGE SONATA
27. RUTH BROWN - I CAN'T HEAR A WORD YOU SAY
28. CONNIE FRANCIS - EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL
29. BUDDY HOLLY - EARLY IN THE MORNING
30. BEN E KING - FIRST TASTE OF LOVE
31. CAROLE KING - IT MIGHT AS WELL RAIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER
32. GENE PITNEY - ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK A HEART

Disc 2

1. CONNIE FRANCIS - WHERE THE BOYS ARE
2. THE DRIFTERS - SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
3. DION & THE BELMONTS - TEENAGER IN LOVE
4. DEL SHANNON - THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING
5. BARRY MANN - WHO PUT THE BOMP (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)
6. THE COASTERS - CHARLIE BROWN
7. NEIL SEDAKA - ONE WAY TICKET (To The Blues)
8. THE CRYSTALS - UPTOWN
9. GENE PITNEY - TAKE IT LIKE A MAN
10. RAL DONNER - SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN
11. JAY & THE AMERICANS - THIS IS IT
12. BOBBY VEE - SHARING YOU
13. JIMMY CLANTON - VENUS IN BLUE JEANS
14. THE EVERLY BROTHERS - THAT'S OLD FASHIONED
15. TONY ORLANDO - HALFWAY TO PARADISE
16. FRANKIE AVALON - TWO FOOLS
17. RUTH BROWN - THIS LITTLE GIRL'S GONE ROCKIN'
18. BIRDIE GREEN - HOW COME
19. THE RONETTES - YOU BET I WOULD
20. THE SHIRELLES - IT'S LOVE THAT REALLY COUNTS
21. SHELLEY FABARES - TELEPHONE (Won't You Ring)
22. THE CRYSTALS - WHAT A NICE WAY TO TURN SEVENTEEN
23. BRENDA LEE - IT STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN
24. JAMIE COE - SUMMERTIME SYMPHONY
25. FABIAN - KISSIN' AND TWISTIN'
26. THE DELICATES - DICKIE WENT AND DID IT
27. NEIL SEDAKA - YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME
28. RAY PETERSON - BE MY GIRL
29. THE CHORDETTES - JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME
30. CONNIE FRANCIS - BREAKIN' IN A BRAND NEW BROKEN HEART
31. THE DRIFTERS - PLEASE STAY
32. BEN E KING - STAND BY ME

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 10/01/2014
UPC Bar Code No 604988074727

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Various Artists - This Magic Moment - The Sound of the Brill Building

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