Up On The Roof - Various - Some Kind Of Wonderful:The Songs Of Gerry Goffin & Carole King (CD)

Label: Jasmine Records - JASCD 798 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Stereo, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Pop •
Up On The Roof - Various - Some Kind Of Wonderful:The Songs Of Gerry Goffin & Carole King (CD)

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"Up on the Roof" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in by The Drifters. Released late that year, the disc became a major hit in early , reaching number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart and number 4 on the U.S. R&B singles chart. In the UK it was a top ten success for singer Kenny Lynch, whose version was also released in Genre: R&B, soul, pop.

This 2-CD set examines the early years of their partnership, between and 62, and includes many songs which have gone on to become pop standards. During this period, both Carole and Gerry frequently worked with other Brill Building writers, including Jack Keller, Howie Greenfield, Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Big Dee Irwin, Artie Ripp and Artie Kaplan, all of whom feature as co-writers .

Up on the Roof, covered by the Drifters and James Taylor. Being at war with each other was covered by Barbra Streisand. Some kind of wonderful covered by Rod Stewart and Michael Buble. Crying in the rain, a huge hit for the Everly Brothers and Aha. Take good care of my Baby, a number one for Bobby Vee. One Fine Day, a hit for The Chiffons/5(84).

The young gifted college student tries to create radio friendly music. Once she falls for the equally talented and charismatic Gerry Goffin (Liam Tobin), they start to collaborate on numerous hit songs like "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Up on the Roof," and "The Locomotion." Key to the success of the production is the casting of Carole.

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