5 On A Friday : What’s The 411 ?

April 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Today for 4/11 lets find out the 411. According to wikipedia the 411 is :

The year 411, the four hundred and eleventh year of the Gregorian calendar

4-1-1, a telephone directory assistance number in the United States and Canada
By extension, a slang term for information.

The 411, British R&B group

4:1:1 chroma subsampling

Volkswagen 411, a car from the late 1960s

Bristol 411, a high-performance hand-built luxury car from the 1970s

A three issue anthology, published by Marvel Comics, consisting of short-stories concerning terrorism.

.411 is also the extension for files storing extra information for pictures taken by SONY’s Mativa camera.

Well, what do you know.

1: The Beach Boys – I Know There’s An Answer
Buy Pet Sounds
2: Ray Charles – Don’t You Know
Buy The Birth Of Soul
3: The Blow – Knowing The Things That I Know
Buy Poor Aim : Love Songs
4.11: Beck – Lord Only Knows
Buy Odelay
5: Lesley Gore – Maybe I Know
Buy Growin’ Up Too Fast

5 On A Friday : Girls In Their Summer Clothes

October 12, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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One more Springsteen influenced post today. If you’ve heard Girls In Their Summer Clothes off of the new Magic album you’ve heard the wall of sound production inspired by Phil Spector‘s work in the late fifties early sixties. Though not all of these were produced by Phil Spector, they all employ the wall of sound production style Bruce is emulating.

1: The Paris Sisters – Dream Lover
Buy Growin’ Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology
2: The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me
Buy Phil Spector – Back to Mono (1958-1969)
3: The Ronettes – Baby, I Love You
Buy Phil Spector – Back to Mono (1958-1969)
4: Lesley Gore – Wonder Boy
Buy Growin’ Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology
5: Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High
Buy Phil Spector – Back to Mono (1958-1969)

[Shangri-Las poster from here]