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Andrew Sandoval's Come To The Sunshine is the home of the bah bah bah's and the la la la's. Each week he ushers you into his record room for a two-hour tour of scintillating 1960's sounds by a stunning array of no-hit wonders. Hear beat, psych, folk-rock, garage, soft pop, baroque, singer-songwriters and so much more (mostly in MONO).

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Options May 6, 2019: An interview with producer Lenny Waronker

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Bobby Vee  Save A Love   Options   Liberty  1966  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:00:00 ()
Dick Jensen And The Imports  You Don't Love Me Anymore   Options   Loma  1966  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:15:04 ()
The Mojo Men  Sit Down, I Think I Love You   Options   Reprise  1966  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:18:46 ()
Harpers Bizarre  The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)   Options   Warner Bros.  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:22:31 ()
Michael Whalen  Lay Down The Gun   Options   Reprise  1966  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:30:04 ()
Lola Falana  Coconut Grove   Options   Reprise  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:34:23 ()
The Beau Brummels  Two Days 'Til Tomorrow   Options   Warner Bros.  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:39:09 ()
Harpers Bizarre  Come To The Sunshine   Options   Warner Bros.  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:46:06 ()
Tom Northcott  Sunny Goodge Street   Options   Warner Bros.  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:50:01 ()
The Mojo Men  Whatever Happened To Happy   Options   Reprise  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:53:22 ()
The Beau Brummels  Magic Hollow   Options   Warner Bros.  1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  0:58:00 ()
The Everly Brothers  Empty Boxes   Options   Warner Bros.  1968  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:03:50 ()
The Everly Brothers  Down In The Bottom   Options Chained To A Memory  Bear Family  2006  CD  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:09:33 ()
Van Dyke Parks  The All Golden   Options Song Cycle  Warner Bros.  1967  LP  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:14:02 ()
Harpers Bizarre  Jessie   Options Anything Goes  Warner Bros.  1967  LP  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:21:12 ()
Randy Newman  Last Night I Had a Dream (single version)   Options   Reprise  1968  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:26:38 ()
Harpers Bizarre  Poly High   Options   Warner Bros.  1970  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:29:53 ()
Sal Valentino  Friends And Lovers   Options   Warner Bros.   1969  45  produced by Lenny Waronker & Van Dyke Parks  1:33:54 ()
Nancy Sinatra  Hook And Ladder   Options   Reprise  1971  45  produced by Lenny Waronker & Andy Wickham  1:38:19 ()
Brian Wilson  Rio Grande   Options Brian Wilson  Sire  1988  CD  produced by Lenny Waronker, Brian Wilson & Andy Paley  1:44:16 ()
The Beau Brummels  Lower Level   Options   Warner Bros.   1967  45  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:55:14 ()
The Everly Brothers  It's My Time (alternate mix)   Options       Other  produced by Lenny Waronker  1:58:25 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 5:57pm cometothesunshine:

welcome to our 150th show!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 5:58pm mce1965:

I was here for #1... and I'll be here for #200!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 5:58pm cometothesunshine:

fingers crossed!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 5:58pm Woof:

Hello Andrew! Happy 150!!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:01pm cometothesunshine:

welcome woof!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:03pm cometothesunshine:

where's the music?
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:03pm mce1965:

It's felt and heard
  Mon. 5/6/19 6:08pm uptownjen:

Yes! Sounds fantastic. Congratulations, Andrew. You’ve spread so much joy over those 150 episodes. I’m so very glad you’re in our world.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:09pm cometothesunshine:

Thank you, Jen!!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:10pm cometothesunshine:

BTW, the music beds are all Lenny Waronker productions.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:13pm cometothesunshine:

This discussion was one of the highlights of my musical career.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:16pm cometothesunshine:

You can hear, even on this record, Lenny's touch with the keyboard sound - similar to Mojo Men records, but in a much different setting.
  Mon. 5/6/19 6:19pm rwa:

Hello
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:19pm cometothesunshine:

welcome rwa
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:20pm cometothesunshine:

This is a crazy record - listen to the electric piano, mandolin and dobro.
  Mon. 5/6/19 6:21pm rwa:

Mojo men were rad!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:22pm mce1965:

It's my fave Lenny production of many fave Lenny productions. I never tire of it.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:23pm cometothesunshine:

I love Lenny's attitude - you can tell he was kinda scared by all of these things, but took the thrill ride anyway, believing he would learn something.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:24pm mce1965:

Exactly. And he was with the perfect label to do this... it wouldn't have happened anywhere else.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:25pm cometothesunshine:

This really is a remarkable version and vision for the future.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:29pm KarenS:

Hi Kids
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:29pm cometothesunshine:

welcome Karen!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:31pm KarenS:

Hi Andrew, Happy 150th!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:32pm cometothesunshine:

Thank you! I never knew it would last this long!
  Mon. 5/6/19 6:32pm uptownjen:

I love hearing these songs in chronological order and in context. Really digging the show so far.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:34pm cometothesunshine:

This is a beautiful record
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:35pm cometothesunshine:

Never been reissued
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:35pm mce1965:

This is great!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:36pm mce1965:

Every bit as good as the original. What a great arrangement.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:37pm cometothesunshine:

Nick DeCaro - and brilliant work from Lenny
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:37pm cometothesunshine:

Sounds like an outtake from Triangle
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:37pm mce1965:

Exactly
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:40pm mce1965:

Another absolutely mindbendingly brilliant record
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:40pm cometothesunshine:

This record is one of those that makes my mind and heart explode.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:41pm mce1965:

Indeed. So much to love and discover in each new listening.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:41pm cometothesunshine:

The mix is pretty damn great for everything he had to balance
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:41pm cometothesunshine:

Too bad it never got played on the radio
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:42pm mce1965:

Yeah... "hey do you have that record 'She's Coming'"?
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:43pm mce1965:

I played that in my record store when the Best Of was issued and some woman got really upset with me
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:43pm cometothesunshine:

#radiofriendly
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:45pm mce1965:

You can tell he's really into this... very cool.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:45pm cometothesunshine:

#sinatrahatedit
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:46pm mce1965:

yes
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:46pm cometothesunshine:

I wish people still made credibility records.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:47pm Olivia Greene:

What an enjoyable and fascinating show this is. Thank you!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:47pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks, Olivia!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:48pm cometothesunshine:

You all know that sharing this music and history with you is a great joy for me.
  Mon. 5/6/19 6:49pm DJ Pat K:

Amazing interview Andrew, congrats on 150!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:50pm mce1965:

It's obvious how much effort and love you put into this
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:50pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks so much, DJ Pat!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:52pm cometothesunshine:

You can hear that I had lost my voice the day the interview was done. But nothing was going to stop me. Lenny was super busy with calls and other things. I sat in the lobby at Warners for a long time. I was so happy when we finally sat down and we actually listened to all of these records together.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:53pm mce1965:

It's so great he allowed the time and effort to do that with you. The results are truly wonderful
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:54pm cometothesunshine:

He was very self-critical, so I was thrilled that he enjoyed the experience.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:54pm cometothesunshine:

This song is pretty unbelievable.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:54pm mce1965:

Exactly, because you never know how those things are going to go!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:55pm mce1965:

Yes, and hearing that rough mix on Mojo Magic shows how much he brought the final product.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:56pm mce1965:

brought TO
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:56pm cometothesunshine:

yes, it is too bad he hated their songs.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:56pm cometothesunshine:

I personally like their songs.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:57pm mce1965:

I love them!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:58pm mce1965:

Disappointing but ah well
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 6:59pm cometothesunshine:

Let it not go unsaid that Magic Hollow is an extraordinary work of art.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:00pm cometothesunshine:

Van Dyke Parks on the electric harpsichord, damn amazing.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:00pm mce1965:

Yes. In a year redolent with genius, this is right there along with all the other works of wonder
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:00pm cometothesunshine:

I love where Lenny places the strings in this mix, always supportive. The voice is always crisp and focussed.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:02pm mce1965:

And the mono and stereos of Triangle are both perfect mixes. One of the few albums of the era where I like both equally.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:03pm cometothesunshine:

I think Are You Happy could have been a hit single.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:04pm mce1965:

I wonder if we'd look at these records any differently if they had become hits.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:05pm TDK60:

Hello, this may be my first trip to this show.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:05pm mce1965:

But, as Brian Wilson himself said in '88... "'Rio Grande' is a number 1 hit... yeah... on MARS!"
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:05pm cometothesunshine:

welcome, TDK
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:06pm cometothesunshine:

Hits, not hits - these songs are incredibly moving.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:06pm cometothesunshine:

And he has an identifiable sound, but is not recognized for this work.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:06pm mce1965:

Of course.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:08pm KarenS:

I love humble people like LW.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:11pm cometothesunshine:

Lenny did much better work with the Brothers elsewhere, but this was an interesting track that he recalled out of the others.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:12pm cometothesunshine:

And it is unique, because I was the first person to issue his finished mix of the song commercially on a box set that I produced.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:12pm cometothesunshine:

This isn't a far leap from things like Gone Dead Train by Randy Newman.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:12pm mce1965:

I can't believe that was 13 years ago
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:14pm cometothesunshine:

This is the original mono mix of The All Golden
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:15pm cometothesunshine:

Left on Silver Lake
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:16pm TDK60:

Song Cycle is one of those '60s albums I didn't hear back in the '60s; bought it on cassette later, in the '90s.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:16pm cometothesunshine:

I owned it and had trouble getting through it for many years.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:17pm cometothesunshine:

But I respect it and enjoy it in pieces.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:17pm mce1965:

I still do, truth be told. All of his albums. His voice is not something I enjoy listening to. I'd love to hear an instrumental Song Cycle.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:17pm cometothesunshine:

It is like a Fellini film
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:18pm Olivia Greene:

Almost SMiLE 2. Mind expanding then and now too.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:19pm TDK60:

I first heard of V.D. Parks from a note on the Fifth Dimension LP by The Byrds. I think he played organ on the title track.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:19pm cometothesunshine:

Yes, he did TDK
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:20pm dano59:

That EB album is great -- The Price of Love!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:22pm mce1965:

Love love love this record
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:22pm cometothesunshine:

I never asked how they randomly placed people on Warner or Reprise.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:23pm cometothesunshine:

A number of these songs have been presented on my show in the past, but I feel this is the best they have sounded in context.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:24pm mce1965:

Agreed. They are of a piece.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:24pm mce1965:

I wish I could stay in the chat room but I must head home. I'll listen in the car... thanks for this tour-de-force Andrew. Brilliant!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:24pm cometothesunshine:

The traffic noises are incredible. You can just imagine this guy lost on the street.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:25pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks, MCE - safe travels.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:31pm cometothesunshine:

My high school was known as Pali High. Lenny and I grew up in the same town and I went to school with one of his daughters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/6/19 7:34pm Matt Clarke:

Ah got here just in time to catch a bit!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:34pm cometothesunshine:

Welcome, Matt!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:34pm TDK60:

..great show Andrew. I'm just now starting to explore the Ichiban and Sheena streams, been getting acquainted with the Drummer stream for a bit.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:35pm cometothesunshine:

TDK - so glad you checked us out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/6/19 7:35pm Matt Clarke:

Cool Sal tune! Harkening back to Magic Hollow eh
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:36pm cometothesunshine:

Very much so, Matt. We talked about Magic Hollow and Two Days Till Tomorrow. If you get a chance to listen to the first bit, you would dig it.
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:36pm CC:

Great tunes and background info Andrew... groovy show for sure!!!...:)O(:
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:37pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks, CC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/6/19 7:37pm Matt Clarke:

Definitely going to catch the first part tomorrow on the way to work
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:38pm cometothesunshine:

Right on!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:47pm cometothesunshine:

It is strange to reach this milestone of 150 shows. I feel like it was only yesterday that I started this in 2006. But all these years later, Come To The Sunshine is the only constant in my creative life. I love you all for listening. I hope it brings you good feelings and helps you through your days, as it has for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/6/19 7:48pm Matt Clarke:

Keep 'em coming Andrew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/6/19 7:49pm Matt Clarke:

And congratulations on 150 shows
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:49pm KarenS:

Keep shining Andrew!!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:49pm cometothesunshine:

Thank you, Matt!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:49pm Woof:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful music with us, Andrew!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:49pm Olivia Greene:

So much healing beauty! Plus, the historical knowledge in this playlist chatroom floors me. Much appreciation for the opportunity to listen and learn from y'all. Especially you, Andrew. Happy 150th!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:50pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks all.
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:51pm CC:

It always seemed peculiar to me that the Beach Boys were looked at more critically with their experimentation than when the Beatles did it???...:)0(:
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:52pm cometothesunshine:

CC - the Beach Boys were misunderstood for decades.
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:55pm uptownjen:

Andrew, thanks for sharing this epic interview with us and for all of your passion and efforts yesterday, today, and always. You’re a national treasure, and that’s no exaggeration.

Congratulations on your 150th!
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:56pm cometothesunshine:

I truly appreciate all of your support - take care and enjoy your week!
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:56pm CC:

Like empty boxes... misunderstood and overlooked...:)0(:
  Mon. 5/6/19 7:57pm Santos L Halper:

Just happened to be sitting here reading Brian’s autobio...thanks for the interview, will have to hit the archive and catch the parts I missed.
Avatar Mon. 5/6/19 7:57pm cometothesunshine:

Thanks for tuning in SLH
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