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Sophisticated Boom Boom: The Shadow Morton Story

'Producers are quirky, conceptual people', David Johansen of the New York Dolls once said. Few fit that description better than George Shadow Morton, whose work is celebrated in this new addition to Ace Records long-running Producers series. Sophisticated Boom Boom! The Shadow Morton Story covers the enigmatic producer/songwriter s career from his debut as lead vocalist with the Markeys and the Lonely Ones through to the New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon album. Also included are tracks by the Beattle-ettes, Shangri-Las, Goodies, Ellie Greenwich, Shaggy Boys, Nu-Luvs, Janis Ian, Blues Project, Vanilla Fudge, Vagrants, Iron Butterfly and Mott The Hoople everything from 1950s doo wop to 1970s glam-punk via girl group melodramas and Long Island psychedelia. In other words, a very varied listening experience. The collection was compiled with input from Shadow Morton himself, who sadly died while the project was being prepared for release. His story is told in great detail in the accompanying sumptuously illustrated 36-page booklet, which features an exhaustive 12,000-word essay by Mick Patrick and many rare photographs, including some supplied by the Morton family.

CD

Released 01/07/2013BUY £14.99

Catalogue No: cdtop1369

Availability: In stock but limited qty