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(Rumble Records) 11 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1962 'Philles' LP album When the five... more

The Crystals: Twist Uptown (LP)

(Rumble Records) 11 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1962 'Philles' LP album

When the five Brooklyn girls (who later became the famous singing group -The Crystals) used to sing hopefully at high school dances little did they dream that their destiny was bound up in the person of a pixish young man who was busy composing hit tunes right across the river from them in the big city of Manhattan. The Crystals were much the same as any other New York City girls - except that they were 'born to sing', extremely talented and were searching for a sound of their own. The years they spent practicing together finally paid off when they met Phil Spector. They had been making the rounds in Manhattan trying desperately to get somebody interested enough to try to cut a record, but were having no luck. One day they were auditioning in a Broadway office, Phil Spector heard them. At the time Phil was doing a lot of recording dates and was looking for a group just She these girls. Within a few months There Is No Other Like My Baby, on the Phil!es label, was out and was climbing the charts. After this first release (which hit number 9 on the charts) Phil and the girls combined to turn out the unforgettable smash - Up town.

This record reached the coveted number one spot on the charts all over the nation and won 16 Magazines First Annual GeeGee Award for Best Record! Of The Year By A Girl Group. It is only natural that the gifted Mr. Spector(who broke into the record business as one of the original Teddy Bears a few years back) should decide to produce an LP arranged solely to present the swinging Crystals al their very best. Here is an unbeatable combination of the girl's hits, plus some of the most recent rhythm and blues chart successes, that will make you want to get up and 'twist' until the last band has been played. And if you happen to be in that small minority who just don't. dance - you're still going to get a kick out of this album, for it has these fabulous Crystals singing the sound that Phil Spector invented just for them. As Phil puts it, 'Nobody else could do it. They're great!'

And the girls say, 'That Phil Spector—he's a genius!' It happens that both opinions are positively accurate—so how can you lose?
Georgia Winters - 16 Magazine








Article properties: The Crystals: Twist Uptown (LP)

  • Interpret: The Crystals

  • Album titlle: Twist Uptown (LP)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2016
  • Label RUMBLE RECORDS

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0889397105389

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Crystals, The - Twist Uptown (LP) LP 1
01 Uptown
02 Another Country - Another World
03 Frankenstein Twist
04 Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby
05 Please Hurt Me
06 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
07 On Broadway
08 What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen
09 No One Ever Tells You
10 Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes (Twist)
11 I Love You Eddie
The Crystals There's No Other (Like My Baby) Even though he'd only recently arrived in... more
"The Crystals"

The Crystals

There's No Other (Like My Baby)

Even though he'd only recently arrived in New York from L.A. (where his Teddy Bears cut a 1958 pop chart-topper, To Know Him, Is To Love Him), Phil Spector was making his presence known despite his youth. Spector revamped the old blues Corrina, Corrina into a ballad for Ray Peterson, co-wrote Ben E. King's Spanish Harlem, and produced Curtis Lee's Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Gene Pitney's Every Breath I Take, and The Paris Sisters' I Love How You Love Me.

After apprenticing under Leiber and Stoller, Phil wanted to run the whole show, launching Philles Records with Lester Sill. One of the first groups he worked with was The Crystals, a teenaged Brooklyn quintet comprised of lead Barbara Alston, Mary Thomas, Dolores 'Dee Dee' Kenniebrew, Myrna Girard, and Patricia Wright. They met Spector at Hill and Range Publishing bearing There's No Other (Like My Baby), written by their pal Leroy Bates.

Spector rehearsed Alston for two solid weeks before the girls received a call to meet him at Mira Sound on West 47th for their session (one source says it was on June 28, the same night the girls graduated from high school; another claims it was that autumn). Phil did the arrangement, overdubbing strings the next day and claiming co-writing credit. Wright sang lead on the flip, Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby, written by Spector and Hank Hunter. There's No Other was a #5 R&B/#20 pop hit late in the year, inaugurating brand-new Philles in style.

Alston sang lead on the highly atmospheric mid-1962 hit Uptown, but once Spector moved his recording based of operations back to L.A., the group's personnel became interchangeable. Darlene Love actually led The Crystals' '62 hits He's A Rebel and He's Sure The Boy I Love, but explosive new Crystal Dolores 'La La' Brooks (born June 20, 1947 in Brooklyn) grabbed the spotlight back on the group's mammoth '63 hits Da Doo Ron Ron (she was all of 15) and Then He Kissed Me.

Spector lost interest in The Crystals after The Ronettes commandeered his girl group allegiance. The Crystals' last two Philles releases, Little Boy and All Grown Up, scraped the low end of the charts in 1964. Thomas and Girard had left to join The Butterflys, and Wright was gone by the time The Crystals touched down at United Artists, no longer in Phil's stable. Dee Dee still has a group of Crystals touring, while La La does her own thing in dynamic fashion.

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Tracklist
Crystals, The - Twist Uptown (LP) LP 1
01 Uptown
02 Another Country - Another World
03 Frankenstein Twist
04 Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby
05 Please Hurt Me
06 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
07 On Broadway
08 What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen
09 No One Ever Tells You
10 Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes (Twist)
11 I Love You Eddie