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Shadow Morton (1993)

Interview by Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages audio, Fall 1993

The legendary songwriter/producer takes us back to his days in the Brill Building: the Shangri-Las' '(Remember) Walking In The Sand'; the people who surrounded him: Leiber & Stoller, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich, George Goldner, Cynthia Weill & Barry Mann, and Seymour Stein; Kama Sutra and Red Bird records; the insanity of the scene, and his personal style. He also talks about his Brooklyn and Long Island childhood, his alcoholism, his break from music and surviving his aneurysm.

File format: mp3; file size: 118.3mb, interview length: 2h 03' 14" sound quality: ** (background noise)

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Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 25 February 1967

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Profile and Interview by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 23 June 1966

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Interview by Ronnie Oberman, Evening Star, The (Washington DC), 18 December 1965

DANVILLE, VA. — Those are real tears being shed in the Shangri-Las' 'I Can Never Go Home Anymore'. ...


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