Ed Rogers & Jeanne Stahlman present:
THE BEAT GOES ON
A BRILL BUILDING SONGBOOK
THE BOTTOM LINE
JANUARY 26, 2001
7:30 & 10:30
The pop music years between the golden era of rock and roll and the arrival of the Beatles belonged to the Brill Building songwriters. Located in the heart of NYC, these writing teams would convene in their cubicles on Broadway and knock out hit after hit. The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, Dion, Solomon Burke, The Shangri-Las, Shirelles, Little Eva, The Animals and Gene Pitney were just some of the recipients of these chart topping songs that have become an indelible part of the collective pop memory.
The Beat Goes On, in itās continuing series of send-ups to the sound of music past, turns itās attention to the lyricists and composers who shaped the early Ī60ās and beyond. The show will focus on the husband-wife teams most associated with the "Brill Building Sound" ö Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. The show will also explore the songs of Neil Sedaka & Howie Greenfeld, Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, Bert Berns, Gotterher-Feldman-Goldstein and other New York writers who put the bomp in the bomp-ba-ba-bomp.
The show features an all star band including Rich Pagano, Frank Agnello, Brad Albetta, Dave Schram and Andy Burton. The evening will be hosted by Dennis Diken of the Smithereens with choreography by Lisa Nichols. Singers scheduled to perform include the legendary Freddie Scott, Marshall Crenshaw, Annie Golden, Phoebe Snow, Jon Tiven, Little Isidore and the Inquisidors, Willie Nile, Scott Kempner, Ricky Byrd, Tish and Snooky, Ed Rogers, Laurie Brand, Jenni Muldaur, Christine Ohlman, Lisa Burns, Carlton Smith, Josh Tyler, Mychael Lamorte, Kris Woolsey, Joe Hurley, George Usher, Bob Perry, Julia Greenberg, Richard X Heyman and special guests still to be announced.
So stroll on down to the Bottom Line on Friday January 26 for a night of some of the best music New York has to offer.