Thursday, June 03, 2010

Charlie Gillett - Leiber & Stoller


Continuing the celebration of the radio shows of much missed DJ Charlie Gillett this week's show comes from November 1982 I think and guests Jerry leiber and Mike Stoller who almost single-handedly wrote much of the rock 'n' roll hits of the 50's, including Charlie Brown, Hound Dog, Yakety Yak etc. They were over to see the opening of a musical based on their songs featuring Darts called Yakety Yak,
Charlie is in his element here with two of his heroes and its a lively show with plenty of banter and great songs they wrote or have chosen.

Wikipedia says -

"Their first successes were as the writers of such crossover hit songs as "Hound Dog" and "Kansas City." Later in the 1950s, particularly through their work with The Coasters, they created a string of ground-breaking hits that are some of the most entertaining in rock and roll, by using the humorous vernacular of the teenagers sung in a style that was openly theatrical rather than personal, songs that include "Young Blood," "Searchin'," and "Yakety Yak." They were the first to surround black music with elaborate production values, enhancing its emotional power with The Drifters in "There Goes My Baby" and influencing Phil Spector who worked with them on recordings of The Drifters and Ben E. King. Leiber and Stoller went into the record business and, focusing on the "girl group" sound, released some of the greatest classics of the Brill Building period.
They wrote hits including "Love Me," "Loving You," "Don't," and "Jailhouse Rock," among others for Elvis Presley. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987."


Charlie Gillett - Leiber & Stoller Pt.1

Charlie Gillett - Leiber & Stoller Pt.2

11 comments:

Paolo Meccano said...

As ever, thanks for sharing. Having problems downloading the second file, though - it just hangs instead of starting.

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks Paolo- I tried the link and it works just fine for me so suggest you try it again.

Paolo Meccano said...

Ah! Got it, finally! Resetting my router so that I got a different IP address seems to have done the trick.

wastedpapiers said...

Glad to hear you got it eventually.

robert said...

Hmm, am having the same problem as Paolo Meccano - the second file, actually listed as the first, hangs there and there and then suggests I check the link. Have rebooted and done everything that Safari suggested!!
I some one cold help that would be great .. thanks.

robert said...

woops! If someone could help that would be great .. thanks

wastedpapiers said...

Sorry to hear of your downloading problems Robert but I just tested the link again and it works fine for me. Maybe changing the IP address might help, as it did for Paolo.

robert said...

Well there ya' go!! Just left it for a few days, and Bob's yer uncle!!. Thanks for the music and the info once again. Best of Wishes.

Timmy said...

Cannot wait to listen to this. Historic & fun, as per your intro. THANX!

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by Timmy. Always appreciate feedback. I cant imagine anyone not liking this show featuring tow of the greatest song writers of the last century.

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by Timmy. Always appreciate feedback. I cant imagine anyone not liking this show featuring tow of the greatest song writers of the last century.