famed Holland-Dozier-Holland writing and
producing team. The record was a nod
to Spector and had a sound similar to
"Run Run Run," another H-D-H song
and another exciting Motown
Meets Spector hybid.
girl group ever had to struggle for hits
but, early on, they did. Released around
the beginning of 1964, "Run, Run, Run"
came to a screeching halt at #93 on the
depressed mood of the nation in the wake
of the JFK assassination was probably to
Al Hirt could make it to #4 around that
time there should have been room near
the top for this Supremes sizzler!
for the Falcons, and R&B group that included
the doubletracked vocal yields a girl group
sound that kicks butt all over town!
of the Shady Dell is the next featured sound,
“He” by the Righteous Brothers, a Spector-
produced ballad with an overtly religious
theme similar to that of another Dell
classic - "Human” by Tommy Hunt.
A song about God's benevolence, "He"
was originally recorded in the mid 1950s
by Al Hibbler and covered by the singing
McGuire Sisters. The tear-jerking cover
by the Righteous Brothers, released in
the spring of 1966, played frequently
on the Dell jukebox, casting its spell
on reverent rats from June until
the school bells rang.
"Nobody's Girl" in Echoes Vol. 5.
The Nashville songbird with the
powerful pipes shoulda been,
coulda been and woulda been
like Lesley Gore, but for some
reason her records failed to chart.
released in 1964 on Sound Stage 7, a
subsidiary of Monument Records. Now
check out the killer bee side of that single,
entitled "Don't Let The Hurt Show Through."
this one boasts the same dynamic Spectorian
production and a melody that at times might
remind you of "A World Without Love,"
the song that became a hit a few months
earlier as recorded by two other acts,
Peter & Gordon and Bobby Rydell.
Karen Kelly (October 1964,
B side of "Nobody's Girl")
in Vol. 14 coming soon!