Posts Tagged ‘Phil Spector’

Sleigh Ride

December 20, 2020

“Sleigh Ride” was an orchestral piece by Leroy Anderson until Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics that turned it into a pop hit. It’s not specifically a Christmas piece, but it dashes through holiday music mixes each winter anyway. This 1963 recording is by The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector.

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Sleigh Ride

December 11, 2016

“Sleigh Ride” was an orchestral piece by Leroy Anderson until Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics that turned it into a pop hit. It’s not specifically a Christmas piece, but it dashes through holiday music mixes each winter. This 1963 recording is by The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector.

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Sleigh Ride

December 13, 2015

“Sleigh Ride” was an orchestral piece by Leroy Anderson until Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics that turned it into a pop hit. It’s not specifically a Christmas piece, but it dashes through holiday music mixes each winter. This 1963 recording is by The Ronettes, produced by Phil Spector.

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Library of Congress Names Righteous Tracks

March 26, 2015

Library of Congress Names Righteous Tracks
The Library of Congress has just added another 25 sound recordings “recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society” to the National Recording Registry. Among them is the 1964 45-RPM single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, the ‘blue-eyed soul” duo of Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. 

In 1964 producer Phil Spector asked the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil for material for the vocal duo he’d just signed to his Phillies Records label. Mann wrote a melody with the feel of a recent Four Tops hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving,” and his wife Cynthia Weil penned lyrics about attempting to rekindle lost love. It was arranged by a young Gene Page, and the lush charts launched his remarkable career.

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