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Superstar Producer Jimmy Ienner

Lenny Kaye, Rock Scene, June 1974

IT'S ALL in the moves. Willie, Joe and Pops of the Chambers Brothers are grouped around a microphone in the duskily-lit interior of Venture Sound, Somerville, New Jersey, trying to nail down the final background harmonies to Len Barry's venerable '1-2-3'. They run through the song once, twice, then again, but something isn't clicking into place as it should. They look toward the control room for a dram of helpful advice.

Total word count of piece: 1400


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