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Friday, May 19, 2017

Darlene Love - "Stumble and Fall" / (He's A) Quiet Guy" 7" 45 rpm vinyl single, 1964 (Philles Records)


I just purchased this 45 rpm single at Rockaway Records.  Produced by Phil Spector and both the A and B side is arranged by the fantastic and great Jack Nitzsche.   There is the Wall of Sound, and then there is 'this' Wall of Sound.  Both songs, "Stumble and Fall" and "(He's a) Quiet Guy" is the iconic sound of Spector working with Nitzsche.  So much sound!  So many instruments!  Honestly, it's a fantastic record.  If the credit label is correct (and the songs are reversed, which makes this single a real collector's item) the songs are written by Phil Spector/V. Poncia/P. Andreoli.  According to Discogs, this single was pulled out of the market at the very last moment and replaced by The Ronettes "Walking in the Rain."  Using the same catalog number 123.   Not a bad find for $2.99.  But the music here is priceless.