17 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Record producer Phil Spector formed his own label, Philles Records, in 1961 with the idea of releasing his “little symphonies for the kids.” He assembled the top session musicians in Los Angeles and then searched out the perfect vocalists to put a happy face on his “Wall of Sound,” which included an unusual number of pianos, horns, drums and string arrangements from wunderkind Jack Nitzsche. Darlene Love was an expressive young singer whom Spector used as a solo artist and as a vocalist with the Crystals and Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans. This collection includes three non-Spector tracks with her group the Blossoms: “No Other Love,” produced by Tom Morgan, and “Good Good Lovin’” and “That’s When the Tears Start,” produced by Jimmy Bowen. Even her 1977 reunion single, “Lord, If You’re a Woman” is included here. Of course, the real draw are the hits: “A Fine, Fine Boy,” “Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home,” and, of course, the Crystals’ hits, “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Record producer Phil Spector formed his own label, Philles Records, in 1961 with the idea of releasing his “little symphonies for the kids.” He assembled the top session musicians in Los Angeles and then searched out the perfect vocalists to put a happy face on his “Wall of Sound,” which included an unusual number of pianos, horns, drums and string arrangements from wunderkind Jack Nitzsche. Darlene Love was an expressive young singer whom Spector used as a solo artist and as a vocalist with the Crystals and Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans. This collection includes three non-Spector tracks with her group the Blossoms: “No Other Love,” produced by Tom Morgan, and “Good Good Lovin’” and “That’s When the Tears Start,” produced by Jimmy Bowen. Even her 1977 reunion single, “Lord, If You’re a Woman” is included here. Of course, the real draw are the hits: “A Fine, Fine Boy,” “Wait Til’ My Bobby Gets Home,” and, of course, the Crystals’ hits, “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love.”

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