94 minutes | Aug 8, 2021

1964 Hall of Songs Nominees: The Supremes, Sam Cooke, the British Invasion, and the 'Be My Baby' Influence

 In this episode of Hall of Songs, we present our nominees from '64, a year with a lot of sounds pushing rock 'n' roll and pop music in many directions ... and also together. Many artists were chasing the "Be My Baby" sound that Phil Spector mastered with his 1963 Hall of Songs inductee. A number of top songs either built upon the producer's Wall of Sound or simply copied Hal Blaine's iconic drum beat. Meanwhile, some songwriters decided to comment on the changes that felt possible as the Civil Rights movement continued onward. And of course, the Beatles hit America in early 1964; after their highly publicized arrival, other British artists were given a chance to shine across the pond.Listen, then vote for your Hall of Songs picks at our website, hallofsongs.com.Host: Timothy MalcolmHost: Christopher JonesMusic commentary and music history
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