Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer

Smash Boom Bang! The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer


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A 1960s songwriting, production, and sometimes performing team, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer haven't gotten the attention of similar hit-making songwriting teams of the era like Boyce & Hart, Mann & Weil, or Goffin & King, maybe because Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer sounds more like a law firm than anything else. But these guys made hits, including "Hang On Sloopy" by the McCoys, "You're So Good to Me" by Debra Swisher, and "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels, among others, and even managed a hit performed by themselves, the immortal "I Want Candy," which was attributed to the Strangeloves. Built off a Bo Diddley rhythm, "I Want Candy" follows the team's typical production approach, featuring a huge drum sound (more often than not provided by New York session vet Herb Lavelle), plenty of room sound and reverb, and an offbeat, kinetic, and joyous energy that made the trio's productions sound big, full, and driving coming out of radio car speakers and juke boxes. The three only worked together for around four years, but as this delightful collection shows, they obviously had fun and didn't take all of this too seriously, and since they weren't trying to write a song that might earn them a place in the American Songbook, the records they made had a kind of goofy, bouncing energy that still seems fresh and immediate nearly 50 years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2012
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667047128
catalogNumber: 6704712
Rank: 63240

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leroy Glover   Conductor
Arnold Goland   Conductor
Teacho Wiltshire   Conductor
Bassett Hand   Conductor
Roy Glover   Conductor

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Mike Love   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger
Calvin Carter   Producer
Dion DiMucci   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer,Producer
Bob Feldman   Composer,Producer
Leroy Glover   Arranger
Arnold Goland   Arranger
Jerry Goldstein   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer,Producer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Gerry Granahan   Producer
Ron Winters   Composer
Rob Finnis   Liner Notes
Bunker Hill   Composer
Wally Zober   Composer
Bassett Hand   Arranger
Larry Martire   Composer
Robert Kalina   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer
Bert Salmirs   Composer
Snuff Garrett   Composer
Bianca Freundlich   Composer
Roy Glover   Arranger

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