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The Sound of the Brill Building - All Brits Edition

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The companion to three further Jasmine Brill Building compilations, this volume is an "All Brits Edition", and features household names like Billy Fury, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard, Emile Ford, Joe Brown, Lonnie Donegan, Alma Cogan, Adam Faith, Helen Shapiro, Kenny Lynch and many more.

The Brill Building is an 11-story Art Deco office block, at 1619 Broadway, Manhattan, where the songwriters who shaped 1950s and 60s R&R, R&B and Pop music wrote, demoed and published their songs.

The 'First Team' comprised seven songwriting duos: Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich.

Other significant Brill Building songwriters included Ben Raleigh, Jack Keller, Bob Hilliard, Phil Spector, Paul Evans, Hank Hunter, Helen Miller, Tony Powers, Larry Kolber, Paul Hampton, Mark Barkan, Bobby Darin, Rose Marie McCoy and others.


  1. Name
  2. Marty Wilde - A Teenager In Love
  3. Jimmy Justice - Dawning
  4. Craig Douglas - When My Little Girl Is Smiling
  5. Emile Ford & The Checkmates - Counting Teardrops
  6. Billy Fury - A King For Tonight
  7. Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - It Only Took A Minute
  8. Lonnie Donegan - Lorelei
  9. Ricky Valance - Don't Play No.9
  10. John Leyton - Tell Laura I Love Her
  11. Carol Deene - On The Outside Looking In
  12. Alma Cogan - He Just Couldn't Resist Her With Her Pocket Transistor
  13. Julie Grant - Up On The Roof
  14. Penny - Who Does He Think He Is?
  15. The Delaine Sisters - It Might As Well Rain Until September
  16. The Viscounts - Who Put The Bomp
  17. Gary Mills - Footsteps
  18. Oliver Reed - Ecstasy
  19. The Brook Brothers - Warpaint
  20. Mark Wynter - Go Away Little Girl
  21. The Vernons Girls - The Locomotion
  22. Helen Shapiro - Tell Me What He Said
  23. Jackie Lee & The Raindrops - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
  24. Janice Peters - This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
  25. Maureen Evans - Stupid Cupid
  26. Laura Lee - Tell Tommy I Miss Him
  27. Doug Sheldon - Play Me The Blues
  28. Peter Gordeno - Uptown
  29. Michael Holliday - The Story Of My Life
  30. Kenny Lynch - It Would Take A Miracle
  31. Grant Tracy & The Sunsets - Please Baby Please
  32. Duffy Power - Dream Lover
  33. Michael Cox - Too Hot To Handle
  34. Adam Faith - I'm A Man
  35. Cliff Richard & The Drifters - The Snake And The Bookworm
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