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Options October 18, 2020: A Conversation With Russ Titelman

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
 
Russ Titelman: Vocal With Musical Accompaniment
Russ Titelman  Things We Said Today   Options     1964  From a Shindig performance that aired on Nov. 11, 1964 
The Spectors Three  I Really Do   Options   Trey  1959  Written by Phil Spector; produced by Sill-Hazelwood Productions; Russ Titelman, guitar 
Saundra Franklin  Just A Little Touch of Your Love   Options   Guyden  1964  Written and produced by Russ Titelman 
Saundra Franklin  It's Okay   Options   Guyden  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Artie Kornfeld; produced by Russ Titelman 
The Cookies  I Never Dreamed   Options   Dimension  1964  Written and produced by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; arranged by Carole King 
Darlene McCrea  My Heart's Not in It   Options   Tower  1964  Written and produced by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin 
The Honey Bees  She Don't Deserve You   Options   Fontana  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Gerry Goffin; arranged by Carole King 
The Hollies  Yes I Will   Options   Parlophone  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Ron Richards 
The Chiffons  What Am I Gonna Do With You (Hey Baby)   Options   Laurie  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Bright Tunes Productions 
The Chiffons  Sailor Boy   Options   Laurie  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Bright Tunes Productions 
Suzy Wallis  Little Things Like That   Options   RCA Victor  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Larry Kolber; produced by Joe Reisman; arranged and conducted by David Gates 
Margaret Mandolph  I Wanna Make You Happy   Options   Planetary  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Cynthia Weil; produced by David Gates 
The Cinderellas  Baby, Baby (I Still Love You)   Options   Dimension  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Cynthia Weil; produced by Russ Titelman and Barry Mann 
The Cinderellas  Please Don't Wake Me   Options   Dimension  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Cynthia Weil; produced by Russ Titelman and Barry Mann 
Calvin Grayson  Where Do I Belong   Options   Capitol  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Barry Mann; produced by David Axelrod; arranged and conducted by H.B. Barnum 
The Beach Boys  Sherry She Needs Me   Options Made in California  Capitol  2013  Written by Russ Titelman and Brian Wilson; produced by Brian Wilson; instrumental track is from 1965; vocals are from 1976 
Glen Campbell  Guess I'm Dumb   Options   Capitol  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Brian Wilson; produced by Brian Wilson 
Skeeter Davis  What Am I Gonna Do With You   Options   RCA Victor  1964  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Chet Atkins 
Wondermints  Guess I'm Dumb   Options Wonderful World of Wondermints  Toy's Factory  1996  Written by Russ Titelman and Brian Wilson 
The Queers  I'll Be True to You   Options Grow Up  Shakin' Street  1990  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin 
The Inspirations  What Am I Gonna Do With You, Hey Baby   Options   Black Pearl  1967  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Wyld & Polhemus for Shelby Singleton Productions 
The Pussywillows  Baby Baby (I Still Love You)   Options Spring Fever!  Telstar  1988  Written by Russ Titelman and Cynthia Weil; produced by Michael Chandler (R.I.P.) 
Goldie and the Gingerbreads  Sailor Boy   Options   Decca UK  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Shel Talmy 
Yo La Tengo  My Heart's Not in It   Options Stuff Like That There  Matador  2015  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin 
Lesley Gore  What Am I Gonna Do With You   Options My Town, My Guy & Me  Mercury  1965  Written by Russ Titelman and Gerry Goffin; produced by Quincy Jones; arranged by Jack Nitzsche 
 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Gaylord Fields:

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Avatar 8:04pm Martinibomb:

Hellooooooo! <3 Gaylord!
Avatar 8:05pm Franco Twinkie:

Little Feat as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Uncle Michael:

Hello! I'm here for all of it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Today's show: Gaylordian research!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Martinibomb! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm radioronan:

Good evening Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Gaylord Fields:

@Franco Twinkie: I had to stop somewhere, and I erred on brevity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: It's made for you.
Avatar 8:07pm Franco Twinkie:

No problem, Gaylord. It's what ever Russ want s to talk about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Gaylord Fields:

@Webhamster Henry: And if by "research" you mean verifying what I thought I knew already, and finding myself wrong more than I'd think, then yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

Hi Gaylord! Hi company!
Avatar 8:08pm Martinibomb:

that's a cool book to play piano from
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Gaylord Fields:

@Franco Twinkie: He was very happy to talk about mainly two years in his truly illustrious career. He's a champ of a guy to indulge me that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm patrick321:

Good evening Gaylord, skeleton crew and everyone on the board. I'm going to make dinner now and listen to this convo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Gaylord Fields:

@patrick321: Have fun making dinner! Thanks for the wave!
Avatar 8:10pm Franco Twinkie:

I'm all ears Gaylord. I know TO much about that L.A. early 70's stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm WR:

3 year old having memories of listening to Leadbelly!
Avatar 8:10pm Snayle:

Good Evening Gaylord & People of the Fields !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Gaylord Fields:

@WR: I think one calls that being a prodigy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Gaylord Fields:

Hiya, Snayle!
Avatar 8:13pm Snayle:

Sooo cool to hear Russ' voice and all these 'tidbits' in his own words...
Avatar 8:13pm Franco Twinkie:

Snayeleen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Gaylord Fields:

Snayle, as my people say, Russ is a mensch (with "my people" being New Yorkers of a certain age).
Avatar 8:16pm Snayle:

FrancOOHHHHHHH!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Gaylord Fields:

Russ didn't write this Spectors Three song.
Avatar 8:17pm Franco Twinkie:

I'm eating this with a spoon Gaylord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Faye:

just swooping in to say-really loving this !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Roger:

Loving this
Avatar 8:18pm Martinibomb:

this track is killling me right now soo good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Gaylord Fields:

@Franco: I know you are all about the L.A. music scene, so I'm glad you're digging this.
  8:18pm Mary Marge:

Happy Sunday, Gaylord and friends!
  8:18pm Keith:

He's related to Ry Cooder? The mind boggles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Faye! I'm so happy you're here!
Avatar 8:19pm Snayle:

Well, Gaylord, I'm a NYers these days... and I've never met Russ- but any mensch of yours is a mensch of mine.... :) Warren Entner managed a band I worked with called Rage Against The Machine... he's one cool cat too... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Faye:

:D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Hiya, Roger! So glad you're here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gaylord Fields:

Hi, Mary Marge! Always happy when you say hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Gaylord Fields:

@Keith: Brother-in-law!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Roger:

Me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Gaylord Fields:

@Martinibomb: Phil had such a sweet & innocent voice.
Avatar 8:21pm Franco Twinkie:

This is SO Canters Deli!
Avatar 8:21pm Martinibomb:

^that voice!!! aaaahhh I mean shivers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Uncle Michael:

I'm rapt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Gaylord Fields:

@Snayle: We're all related.

@Franco: Fairfax certainly was a tiny town inside a big city.
Avatar 8:23pm Franco Twinkie:

For a real long time Gaylord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

Conversation are good at Canter's because nobody dares look up at that ceiling. Eyes front!
  8:24pm Rebeccca:

Totally fascinating
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Gaylord Fields:

@Martinibomb @Uncle Michael: Saundra Franklin should have been huge.
  8:25pm Jett:

Nice, interesting interview, the guy wrote some cool stuff and produced so many.
Avatar 8:25pm Franco Twinkie:

I think I'll have the Billy Grey Band Box Special and and egg cream, with a side of extra pickles.
Avatar 8:25pm Martinibomb:

love the production on this it's okay - the percussion part and piano really great sound against her voice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rebeccca: I hope we can keep it so.

@Jett: What a career, indeed!
  8:28pm Mr C:

Russ Titelman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mr C: I'm sure you have stories. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Corey:

Evening all. The interview and song selection are a blast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Gaylord, Russ, all y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm chresti:

It had a nice inside a metal barrel sound, its okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Gaylord Fields:

@Corey: I appreciate that, and I know Russ does as well.

@coelacanth∅: Good evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Gaylord Fields:

Sorry, NPR.
Avatar 8:33pm Franco Twinkie:

NPR need a slap and you're the man to do it.
Avatar 8:33pm Snayle:

I'm sure you're gonna hear from their lawyers... :P
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Gaylord Fields:

This. Right. Here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

The dreamiest of songs! Loving this interview Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm WR:

Where's the book? Someone ghost write Titelman's memoir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@Glynis GirlGroupGirl: Hi!!! How was this song not a hit?!
  8:35pm pgalub:

Perfect. Thks Gaylord! (And Russ ;) )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@pgalub: :)
  8:36pm Rob Paparozzi:

Fascinating stories Gaylord! Hey Russ! Loving this history lesson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Gaylord Fields:

I was so taken by "I Never Dreamed" I forgot to publish the palylist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rob Paparozzi: It is my absolute pleasure — thanks!
  8:37pm Rebeccca:

OMG that sounded like the Roches!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm coelacanth∅:

oops, just unfavorited that song. i guess you've played it before
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Gaylord Fields:

@coelacanth∅: Oh, yes, I have!

@Rebeccca: The Roches are very New York girl group influened.
  8:38pm phat:

Holy crap, that Cookies record was absolutely gorgeous.
Avatar 8:38pm Snayle:

It boggles my mind that songwriting was 'a job' - with offices, cubicles and such things.... yielding gems like these... amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Gaylord Fields:

@phat: One of the most beautiful songs I know of, seriously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Gaylord Fields:

@Snayle: Time to make the (flat, black) donuts, indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm coelacanth∅:

i think if i had that job i'd create the songs when creativity struck then bring them in and pretend i made them in my cubicle
Avatar 8:41pm Snayle:

@coel... yeah !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Gaylord Fields:

coelacanth∅: You've got to be some kinda talent to create indelible art on the clock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Gaylord Fields:

Jeanie = Earl-Jean McCrea of the Cookies; Darlene is her sister.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Gaylord Fields:

Get ready to say it…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Uncle Michael:

...every week!
Avatar 8:43pm Snayle:

HOLLIES EVERY DAY ! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Gaylord Fields:

Imagine seeing A Hard Day's Night and coming out to write this! Hollies every two-and-a-half minutes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Gaylord Fields:

Also: Bobby Elliott's drumming — what the?!?!
Avatar 8:46pm slugluv1313:

hiya, Gaylord and Skeleton Crew and Everyone!
been listening whilst lurking :)
Avatar 8:46pm DjLorraine:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Gaylord Fields:

slugluv1313: Welcome!
Avatar 8:47pm Martinibomb:

taking notes on Gaylord's interview style :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Gaylord Fields:

If you know someone who bought records in 1964, you have my permission to admonish them for not making I Never Dreamed a hit.
Avatar 8:48pm Joe B:

great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gaylord Fields:

@Martinibomb: Why, pray tell, would you do a daft thing like that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Gaylord Fields:

@Joe B: Thanks! I'm so pleased to present the man and his perfect two years of music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Gaylord Fields:

Every single version of this song (and I own six) is fantastic, and every one is a bit different from the other. I'll play a couple others versions before show's end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm mariano:

Hi Gaylord, Crew, everyone -- been listening while doing stuff around the house, what a cool show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Gaylord Fields:

@mariano: Thank you.
Avatar 8:53pm Martinibomb:

So was it Jack Nitzsche?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm Gaylord Fields:

@Martinibomb: Yes, it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Gaylord Fields:

I had the advantage of doing research. Russ had the handicap of actually being there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Spinning Giant:

...evenin', Master of the Fields!...just arriving...what a treat...this is going down perfect with my pumpkin pie!...nomnomnom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Gaylord Fields:

Judy Craig <3
Avatar 8:55pm Martinibomb:

yeh just looking at his discogs.. I mean there's a lot - no way you ould expect him to remember it all
Avatar 8:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Good room tone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Gaylord Fields:

@Spinning Giant: Mmmmmm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Gaylord Fields:

Gerry Goffin should have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature merely for the lyrics to Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm coelacanth∅:

haha...i'm glad there's no saxophone solo in there!
  Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Joe R.:

Wonderful interview Gaylord! I’m amazed how humble Mr. Titleman is (and he seems genuinely happy to talk about his early career.) Odd side note: for some reason, something about the way he talks reminds me of WFMU’s own Irwin...
  8:58pm Dean:

Nobody but nobody should be awarded a Nobel Prize. We need to give up this prize stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Gaylord Fields:

@coelacanth∅: As would WFMU's Mr. Shelley.
  8:59pm phat:

"Don't Make Me Over"! That song is freaking odd.
Avatar 9:00pm Joe B:

his list of credits is staggering
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@Joe R.: He's very unassuming, without a right to be, in my estimation.

@Dean: You win another prize for that statement! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

i didn't know that Gaylord... or i forgot it
  9:01pm Dean:

You have my address, right? I await the prize.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Gaylord Fields:

@phat: That's why Burt fell in love with Dionne Warwick — she could handle those strangely structured songs when others would need those quirks excised.
Avatar 9:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Dean, I rue the day I last won a prize.
  9:01pm phat:

I keep getting work calls and missing bits of this interview. I need to listen to the archive. This is fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Gaylord Fields:

@Dean: I'm all set — you and pgalub, like Paul Anka's band, get shirts.
  9:02pm wendy del formaggio:

Hi Gaylord! Just tuning in now. I was on the phone w Mom, then I had a few chores. But I’m glad to be here now! <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Gaylord Fields:

@wendy del formaggio: So glad you joined us! <3
  9:03pm Mike Sin:

This interview has been very fascinating and informative! It’s great that Russ is very lucid and articulate.
  9:03pm phat:

@Gaylord Fields we've actually talked about this a bit on here. I totally need to do some more research. I'm going to start formally writing songs soon, again, and I'm getting so many obvious tips that I never knew, lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Gaylord Fields:

@Mike Sin: He's a dream interview subject.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Gaylord Fields:

@phat: I wish you creative success. And remember: steal from the best.
  9:05pm Dean:

Franco, I am with you. I remember in fourth grade "winning" an "award" for having read the most books. I approached my teacher, whom I adored, to ask why. I had not read that much that year. She proclaimed that I read more advanced books. I'm not so sure, and I believe that part of my joy with reading is due to my felt need to make it up to my fourth grade teacher.
Avatar 9:07pm Franco Twinkie:

It can improve you or ruin you.
  9:08pm Dean:

Here in America, education will ruin you.
Avatar 9:08pm Franco Twinkie:

Can we talk about food now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm coelacanth∅:

pie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Gaylord Fields:

I dedicate this David Gates production of Margaret Mandolph to Sheila B.
  9:10pm Old Dave:

Im getting a pretty good music education right here.
  9:10pm wendy del formaggio:

@Franco: ALWAYS. Whatcha eatin’?
Avatar 9:10pm Snayle:

Sure, Franco - you had me longing for an egg cream or from Sammy's Rumanian in NYC..... anything will taste good from here...
Hi Wendy !
  9:10pm johnzo:

great interview/show... only on fmu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Gaylord Fields:

@Old Dave: Thanks for letting us know — that is great!

@johnzo: This station is a good one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Spinning Giant:

@old dave - yer not the only one! thats what I love about this place - always more to learn :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm PaulRobeson1920:

I wana make you Happy, tonight...
  9:11pm Dean:

Right now, frankly, I wanna be dining at Daniel in NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Spinning Giant:

OH wowee wow wow - <3 the Cinderellas!!!!
  9:12pm wendy del formaggio:

Hi Snayle!
Avatar 9:12pm Snayle:

Dean - sigh... yes..
How were none of these great songs ever played where folks could hear 'em back in the day... they are so Fab !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm mariano:

Snayle: Sammy's is still there? That makes me happy. Hope Yonah Schimmel's is hanging on as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Gaylord Fields:

@Spinning Giant: Yep, our guest co-wrote and co-produced these two perfect songs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Glynis GirlGroupGirl:

Perfection!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Gaylord Fields:

@Snayle: A conundrum if ever there was one.
  9:13pm wendy del formaggio:

@Gaylord: I’m definitely listening to this archive tomorrow at work, when I will be uninterrupted. This is a great interview and the music is fab. You ask such good questions.
Avatar 9:14pm Franco Twinkie:

Wendy, Indian is our new Sunday thing. Vegetable Korma and Palak Paneer, basmati rice, garlic nann. Red Stripe Beer. How 'bout you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Gaylord Fields:

@Glynis GirlGroupGirl: So true! Both sides are perfect!
Avatar 9:14pm Snayle:

Mariano - haven't been to NYC since the before time but I do think Sammy's is still open in some capacity - prob take out ... such a great place!
  9:14pm pgalub:

These melodies are elegant and bulletproof. No filler!
  Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Joe R.:

pretty sure I was introduced to a lot of these songs courtesy of Rhino’s One Kiss Can Lead to Another box set (Sheila B. was involved with that maybe?)
  9:15pm wendy del formaggio:

Yonah Shimmel! We have nothing even approaching a knish here, let alone a decent one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Spinning Giant:

this is so amazing, Gaylord - and Russ, really, just wow man, life well spent - I am humbled - it's like the defining sound of a whole generation - and it still resonates today ... sigh and faint
Avatar 9:15pm Snayle:

Yes, what Spinning Giant said...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Gaylord Fields:

@wendy del formaggio: The songs you missed as just as resplendent.

@pgalub: All killer, no filler!

@Spinning Giant: Faint away — Russ is swoon-worthy.
  9:17pm wendy del formaggio:

@Franco: Mmm... I effin’ love Indian food.
Yesterday I made a batch of baked beans using the Joy of Cooking recipe. So good. Today I made school cafeteria-style mac-n-cheese (using Grafton 2-yr cheddar) and turkey soup. I just cook all the damn time. I’m not complaining, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Spinning Giant:

I am honoured in my non-Giant life to share the same first name as this true giant of the musical arts! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Gaylord Fields:

@Spinning Giant: Russes never sleep.
  9:19pm andrewb:

I'm detecting a pattern to this set list.
Avatar 9:20pm Franco Twinkie:

I still love The Joy Of Cooking Wendy. As far as a foundation book, it is still useful after all these years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm coelacanth∅:

i ran out of cayenne powder, which i'd gotten to adding to almost everything; so now i'm adding curry powder to almost everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Spinning Giant:

@Gaylord - it's actually true! Haha - but, really, it is...

Coconut green veggie green curry on wild rice/quinoa (or as my kids call it Keen-Wow!) over here tonight w/ pumpkin pie chaser [rubbing belly] sufficiently suffoncified :D
Avatar 9:21pm Snayle:

@coel - yes, cayenne on almost everything... yum.
Avatar 9:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Coconut curry is great with or without, fill in the blank.
  9:23pm wendy del formaggio:

@Franco: I’ve had my copy for at least 2 decades. It’s one of the old ones—“How to skin a squirrel!”—and between it and Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School cookbook, I too had a good foundation. Also, the big Cook’s Illustrated cookbook is excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Spinning Giant:

@Franco - agreed - always!
Avatar 9:23pm Franco Twinkie:

Sherry L in the third grade. Let the misery start.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm chresti:

Keen-Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm coelacanth∅:

Snayle it is possible that it was getting a bit out of control though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Spinning Giant:

...aaAAAnnnD Brian Wilson...zoiks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Spinning Giant:

@chresti - from the mouths of babes :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Uncle Michael:

They waited for Murry to die before taking this backing track into the studio.
Avatar 9:25pm Franco Twinkie:

Yup, Mine is the copy my mom gave my girlfriend for Christmas in 1979. When she left it, she threw it at me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm coelacanth∅:

Franco -Sherry L was a bucktooth drooler in the 3rd grade! when she reappeared in jr.high school she was something else though!
Avatar 9:26pm Franco Twinkie:

Wow! transformation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Gaylord Fields:

@coelacanth∅: She's not the little girl you once knew.
  9:27pm phat:

@Gaylord Fields when I have something worthy of your show I'll send it to you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Uncle Michael:

THIS RECORD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Gaylord Fields:

@phat: I'd be happy to hear anything you're proud of.
  9:27pm wendy del formaggio:

@Franco: I hope you caught it before it beaned ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Uncle Michael:

Brian at his most Bacharach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: Again, shame on you, record-buying public of 1965!
  9:28pm Jett:

"Guess I'm Dumb" one of my favorite Glen Campbell tracks!
Avatar 9:28pm Franco Twinkie:

It's a sturdy book indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm patrick321:

Uncle Michael I was just going there.
  9:29pm wendy del formaggio:

Wow. “Guess I’m Dumb” is new to me. This is glorious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Gaylord Fields:

@wendy del formaggio: I'm so glad I got to play it for you.
  9:30pm highway:

synchronicity...chance...I was listening early today to a collection called...Growing' Up too Fast:The Girl Group Anthology...today is Chuck Berry's birthday...also an unsung hero...Phillis Wheatley...her birthday as well...please check her life out Gaylord...pretty incredible...beautiful.show...Gaylord Fields Forever...
  Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Joe R.:

“Guess I’m Dumb” becomes a huge hit for Glen Campbell and takes his career in a different direction - is this an alternate universe you want to live in? Discuss.
Avatar 9:31pm Franco Twinkie:

The flip side of Guess I'm Dumb should have been Not Just Dumb, Beyond Stupid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Gaylord Fields:

@highway: Thank you! I'm snapping my fingers to your beat poetry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Spinning Giant:

...I really don't want this to end...like really...up til now I thought I was having a pretty decent weekend, all considered...but this is so the olive on top...truly...what can I say, not a big cherry fan ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm patrick321:

@Wendy and Gaylord, Not sure but my intro to "I Guess I'm Dumb" was a WFMU premium I think from Bob Brainen w quote "Bec song Brian Wilson ever gave away."
  9:32pm wendy del formaggio:

@Gaylord: Me too! Again, thank you for all you do, and all you are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Spinning Giant:

@Joe...totally - @Franco HAhaH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm patrick321:

Oops, "best song"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Gaylord Fields:

@wendy del formaggio: I am humbled by your appreciation; I, in turn, appreciate you and all you do.
  9:33pm wendy del formaggio:

@Patrick: Bob Brainen premiums are total treasure-troves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm coelacanth∅:

Franco hahaha
  9:33pm wendy del formaggio:

@Gaylord: Thank you. ❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Gaylord Fields:

wendy del formaggio: ❤️
  9:34pm Old Dave:

Gaylord is a gentler Nardwuar, does his homework and so engaged with the guest. This is nice.
Avatar 9:34pm slugluv1313:

Gaylord, the tunes and your interview with Mr. Titelman are amazing! i also will be listening again via the archives (hopefully *without* interruptions!)
@mariano -- trying to get stuff done around the apt. here too! not having much luck though :(
@Franco, @wendy -- oh yes, Joy of Cooking! my Mom gave me a copy for a college graduation gift, which i still have (& yup, with "how to skin a squirrel" -- ICK! even way back then!) -- i was torn between being appreciative (b/c i am quite the certified kitchen DISASTER!) and kinda "insulted" -- i was a Sociology/English/Women's Studies major! why would a geek like me need a cookbook?!
@Snayle, @mariano -- have not been by recently, but as far as i know, Sammy's and Yonah Schimmel are both still there :)
  9:34pm phat:

I didn't expect a Beefheart mention. Wow.
Avatar 9:35pm Franco Twinkie:

66.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@Old Dave: Doot-doola-doot-doo…
  9:35pm wendy del formaggio:

@phat: I was just thinking the same thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm coelacanth∅:

my mom's main was "the women's home cookbook". the year i made the xmas cookies some of the recipes were my own drastic variations on recipes from that.
i have many cookbooks, including joy of cooking. i never use any of them. i maybe have never opened joy of cooking.
  9:38pm wendy del formaggio:

There’s so much warmth coming from this interview. Truly lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Russ!
Avatar 9:39pm Snayle:

Awesome interview Gaylord - and thank you for bringing it to the air lanes for us !
Avatar 9:39pm Franco Twinkie:

Russ is beyond amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Gaylord Fields:

@wendy del formaggio: I guess I could do a straighter, more dispassionate interview, but, to quote the Beach Boys, that's not me.
  9:40pm goes211:

Now THAT’S an interview! Thanxz Gaylord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm chresti:

Fanny Farmers cookbook, was our home cookbook.
Avatar 9:40pm StringOFperils:

Thanks for hooking that up. Very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Uncle Michael:

Russ had a good time.
Avatar 9:40pm Franco Twinkie:

Gaylord, never change.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Gaylord Fields:

@Snayle @goes211 @StringOFperils: When I say it was my pleasure, I mean it, and I hope it shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm listener 126464:

So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

my housemate's been playing this somewhat soulless new(ish?) version of "the end of the world" so i told him about Skeeter Davis. we'll see if he checks it out.
  9:42pm wendy del formaggio:

@Gaylord: What Franco said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: That makes two of us (and perhaps more, I hope).

@Franco Twinkie @wendy: In any way I can control, I endeavor not to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Spinning Giant:

@Gaylord - definitely, all of us - what a way to wrap up the weeks end - sincerely...
Avatar 9:44pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show and interview, Gaylord -- thank you so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Tome:

wonder show tunes / interview , !<>!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Tome:

last interview where I had my ear "glued to the speaker" was on one of Mike Shelly's interviews this is another one !<>!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Gaylord Fields:

@Spinning Giant @slugluv1313 @Tome: Thank you all for the kind words! I do not accept them frivolously.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm chresti:

Thanks for the good time and the good show, Gaylord!
  9:46pm Jett:

I really enjoyed the Titelman interview, outstanding! The guy wrote some outstanding stuff, a lot of records that rank high on my list of favorites. (eg: Cinderellas, Mandolph, Wallis, Cookies, Campbell etc!)
  Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Joe R.:

Wonderful interview and show Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Gaylord Fields:

@chresti: I accept humbly.

@Jett: Glad this was right up your street. I agree that he had "it" as a songwriter.
  9:48pm Jett:

Skeeter Davis track also!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Gaylord Fields:

@Joe R.: Why, thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Gaylord Fields:

I promised three plays of "What Am I Gonna Do With You" — this is no. 2.
  9:50pm rocco:

Mr. Titelman sounded like he was 20..that's a beautiful thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm listener 126464:

I'm holding this EP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Gaylord Fields:

@rocco: Which, coincidentally, was his age when he wrote all these songs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Gaylord Fields:

@listener 126464: It's a good one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm listener 126464:

Soft to touch, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Uncle Michael:

Suppose Russ has any Jerry Landis stories?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Gaylord Fields:

@Uncle Michael: Hmmmm…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm ZeeBee:

howdy friends! just got home, gonna light up and kick back happy to be here! loving this tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Spinning Giant:

Goldie and the Gingerbreads! They just don't come up with names for groups like that anymore...fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Gaylord Fields:

@ZeeBee: Welcome home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Corey:

What a show! Hit after hit (or shoulda been hit). Thanks Gaylord, Russ, and crew! Take care all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Gaylord Fields:

@Corey: They're No. 1 hits in our heart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm patrick321:

Such a winning cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Spinning Giant:

Ooooofff! Georgia...my gosh...sooo dreeeamy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm ZeeBee:

this song makes me feel that tender feeling... :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm coelacanth∅:

Every1's a Winner baby
- that's no lie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Spinning Giant:

@ZeeBee - I hear you - I love all YLT, but espesh when they get into this kinda groove
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Gaylord "Hot Chocolate" Fields:

@coelacanth∅: It's right there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm radioronan:

Thanks Gaylord. Excellent show. Thanks skeleton crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

haha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

This has been a very good time. Thanks, Gaylord.
  9:58pm Rob Keating:

I am a friend of Russ Titelman. I never knew about his part of his career. Really enjoying the show.
Avatar 9:58pm Franco Twinkie:

This was truly beyond. Thanks Gaylord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gaylord Fields:

@Rob Keating: Welcome! That is the reason I wanted to do this show, to expose an unseen facet of a musical jewel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Spinning Giant:

Rob, that's marvellous! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Gaylord Fields:

Thanks go to Olivia for her skeleton crew duties!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm listener 126464:

Thanks Gaylord and associates.
  10:00pm Jett:

The Chiffons and The Fleetwoods also did it!
Avatar 10:00pm Snayle:

YLT is just what the night needed... add Jersey Grl Lesley and the night can end on a sweet note... Thank You Gaylord for your wonderful interview, this whole show & thank you Fields of People for a wonderful way to wrap up Sunday! Cheers & Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Excellent! Thanks Gaylord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm Gaylord Fields:

@radioronan @Uncle Michael @Spinning Giant @listener 126464 @Snayle @coelacanth∅, et al.: I thank you on behalf of Russ Titelman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm chresti:

Thanks Russ and Olivia and crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15pm WR:

Thank you Gaylord. Very interesting show on top of the Yellow Brick Road feature on Becky's Bubble Gum show. Insight into pop music purveyors playing with formulas and hooks looking for success and as a side artifact crafting memorable music. Before the conceits of performers expressing themselves, voices of the generation, etc. Blah blah what am I talking about....though the
Russ Titelman and Brian Wilson thread provides a bridge to what will came next in youth music marketing.

Thank you for the excellent radio program.

I see Timothy White did an interview/ article for Billboard around 2015 that Spectropop has on their web site. So looks like the memoir need a publishing deal, then appropriate writer will produce.
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