Len Barry: The Best of Philly Soul, Vol. 1, features 18 songs (plus an intro) by the great, soulful artist, Len Barry. Len wrote and co-wrote 12 of the songs on the CD. Recorded between 1963 and 1970 (some of which have never been released until now), these songs show Len Barry's incredible talent with a style that was uniquely his own.
Len Barry achieved worldwide success with his #1 record, "1-2-3," written by Len and the record producing/songwriting team, John Madara & Dave White. What followed were two other smash hits, "Like A Baby," again written by Len and Madara & White, and "Somewhere," music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. All three songs were produced by Madara & White.
Before going out on his own as a solo artist, Len Barry achieved success as the lead singer of The Dovells. They had several top 20 hits, including the #2 record, "Bristol stomp" and "You Can't Sit Down," which reached #3.
This one-of-a-kind CD is presented by John Madara, through That Philly Sound, which is dedicated to the music that came out of Philadelphia during the 50's and 60's. Besides co-writing with Len and producing "1-2-3," Madara & White wrote and produced such timeless classics as "At The Hop" (Danny and The Juniors), "The Fly" (Chubby Checker) and "You Don't Own Me" (Leslie Gore). These and countless other hits by Madara & White helped to create "The Sound Of Philadelphia."
This historical CD contains valuable information, when available, on the musicians who played on each song, the year the song was recorded and the studio where it was recorded. Two of the musicians were unknowns, Leon Huff and Daryl Hall, both discovered by John Madara, before they hooked up with Kenny Gamble and John Oates.
All songs have been digitally restored and digitally mastered.
Make this historical CD a part of your oldies record collection!
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