Friday, November 14, 2008

TVD's Parting Shots

Strange...I'd thought I'd hear plenty hue and cry due to not including Phil Spector among TVD's list of Best Producers. Ever. But nary a hue nor a cry.To avert any uneasyness however, ladies and gents, The Wall of Sound:

The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) (Mp3)
The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me (Mp3)
The Ronettes - Be My Baby (Mp3)
Darlene Love - Christmas Baby (Please Come Home) (Mp3)
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Mp3)
Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep-Mountain High (Mp3)
John Lennon - Instant Karma (Mp3)
The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road (Mp3)
George Harrison - What Is Life (Mp3)
The Ramones - Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Mp3)

TVD's Daily Wax | The Producers | George Martin

(Saw this one coming since Monday, right?)

Bono recently introduced Paul McCartney as the man "who invented his job" and I think it could be readily agreed upon that George Martin invented the job of the previous four producers who made TVD's list this week--and the ones who didn't. Certifiably the "Fifth Beatle," Sir George's work with the lads has been interwoven into the fabric of all our lives and stands right next to--and is imbedded within--the Fab Four's achievements and output.

Martin's impact simply can't be overstated. But TVD readers know that, yes?

The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Mp3)
The Beatles - For No One (Mp3)
The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping (Mp3)
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Mp3)
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever (Mp3)
The Beatles - A Day In The Life (Mp3)
The Beatles - Baby You're A Rich Man (Mp3)
The Beatles - Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Mp3)
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Mp3)
The Beatles - She Came In Through The Bathroom Window/Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End (Mp3)