MUSIC103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Frankie Valli, Sonny Bono, Ellie Greenwich

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Rock and roll contued: youth culture and gender. Home to music industry offices and studios (labels, publishing companies, studios, etc) The building"s name refers to a style and sound of american song writing. Influenced by rhythm and blues, latin music o: commercial success in late 50s, early 60s. Brill building approach: many songwriters working to create hits, reflects the control of the music industry after the first wave of rock n" roll, singers were many, replaceable. A breed of young songwriters combined the youthful energy of rock n" roll with the sophisticated harmonic and melodic techniques of earlier popular music to create new forms of soulful, dance-oriented popular music (brackett 131) Vocal arrangements: call-and-response approach, lyrics often arranged to simulate a dialogue between the lead and backing vocals. Brill building songwriters include: sonny bono, neil diamond, carole king, ellie greenwich, paul simon, phil spector*

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