Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich
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It must be Raindrops

The Ellie Greenwich Web Site
"...Brooklyn-born Ellie moved to Levittown at age 11 and was writing songs by 13. At that time she formed her first 'girls group,' The Jivettes, with two high school friends and the trio performed original songs at hospitals, schools and charity benefits throughout Long Island.

When her mother arranged a meeting for Ellie with Cadence Records president Archie Bleyer (of Everly Brothers and Chordettes fame), the young talent was advised "to keep writing, but finish school." ...and Ellie did just that. She attended Hofstra University, was it's Spring Queen and was graduated with top honors, a BA degree in English, and a listing in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.'...".

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How To Write A Hit Song

Ellie Greenwich, a pretty blonde with a velvety voice, has been writing songs since she was fourteen years old. She didn't sell one until eight years later, but she's been coming up with hits ever since....... Read more in this vintage article from Disco Scene magazine 1968.
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Jeff Barry - The Man and His Music
A tribute to one of the most successful and prolific writer/producers in the history of popular music. Songwriter and producer for legendary acts including theCrystals, the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las, the Monkees, the Archiesand many others.

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Ellie Greenwich Interview
Dave Lincoln Brooks talks to Ellie for Retrosellers, October 2003.

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Ellie Greenwich Profile
"Songwriter Ellie Greenwich helped to shape and popularize the "girl group" sound of the early '60s that included such acts as the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las and the Crystals, becoming, in the process, one of the most respected pop songwriters of the era...".

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The Barry/Greenwich Profile

"Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich compromised one of the most successful Brill Building songwriting-production teams to supply hit compositions to Phil Spector and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in the early '60s. Barry and Greenwich were the most attuned to young America's hearts and minds, with a natural sense of teenage idiom..." >>>presented by the History of Rock
Listen to the Red Bird Story
Listen to Real Audio and LiquidAudio samples of all the great songs written and/or produced by Jeff and Ellie for Red Bird Records here:

The definitive 4 disc box set collection of recordings from the Red Bird and Blue Cat labels. Released by Charly Records in 1991.

1 Bossa Nova Baby - Tippie And The Clovers; 2 My Heart Said (The Bossa Nova) - Tippie And The Clovers; 3 Big Bad World - Cathy Saint; 4 Mr. Heartbreak - Cathy Saint; 5 Everybody Come Clap Your Hands - Moody And The Deltas; 6 He Ain't No Angel - Leola And The Lovejoys; 7 I Won't Be Me Anymore - Vic Donna; 8 Go Now - Bessie Banks; 9 It Sounds Like My Baby - Bessie Banks; 10 Boy From New York City, The - Ad Libs; 11 Searchin' - Alvin Robinson; 12 Something You Got - Alvin Robinson; 13 Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups; 14 I Want To Love Him So Bad - Jelly Beans; 15 I Know He Loves Me - Chi Chi McCauley; 16 Top Down Time - Rock Always; 17 Keep It Up - Soul Brothers; 18 I Got A Dream - Soul Brothers; 19 People Say - Dixie Cups; 20 How Can I Get Over You - Alvin Robinson; 21 I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You - Alvin Robinson; 22 Remember (Walking In The Sand) - Shangri-Las; 23 Goodnight Baby - Butterflies; 24 Down Home Girl - Alvin Robinson; 25 Let The Good Times Roll - Alvin Robinson; 1 Bottom Of My Soul - Alvin Robinson; 2 Fever - Alvin Robinson; 3 Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget - Jelly Beans; 4 Baby Be Mine - Jelly Beans; 5 Ask Anybody - Ad Libs; 6 He Ain't No Angel - Ad Libs; 7 Welcome To My Heart - The Bouquets; 8 Having A Party - Ronnie Mitchell; 9 Bad As They Come - Sam Hawkins; 10 Hold On Baby - Sam Hawkins; 11 Dum Dum Ditty, The - The Goodies; 12 Sophisticated Boom Boom - The Goodies; 13 Standing By - Dee Dee Warwick; 14 Don't Think My Baby's Coming Back - Dee Dee Warwick; 15 Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las; 16 What Is Love - Shangri-Las; 17 Take Me For A Little While - Evie Sands; 18 Run Home To Your Mama - Evie Sands; 19 I Know It's Alright - Evie Sands; 20 Amy - Barry Mann; 21 Gee, Baby Gee - The Butterflies; 22 I Wonder - The Butterflies; 23 Little Bell - Dixie Cups; 24 Another Boy Like Mine - Dixie Cups; 25 Give Him A Great Big Kiss - Shangri-Las; 1 Twist And Shout - Shangri-Las; 2 Maybe - Shangri Las; 3 Shout - Shangri-las; 4 I Can't Let Go - Evie Sands; 5 New York Is A Lonely Town - Tradewinds; 6 I'm Just A Down Home Girl - Ad Libs; 7 Iko, Iko - Dixie Cups; 8 Gee, Baby Gee - Dixie Cups; 9 I Hurt On The Other Side - Sidney Barnes; 10 I'm Gonna Get You Yet - Dixie Cups; 11 Out In The Streets - Shangri-Las; 12 Our Love Can Still Be Saved - Jeff Barry; 13 I'll Still Love You - Jeff Barry; 14 Give Us Your Blessings - Shangri-Las; 15 Heaven Only Knows - Shangri-Las; 16 Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright - Dixie Cups; 17 You Don't Know - Ellie Greenwich; 18 Baby - Ellie Greenwich; 19 Right Now And Not Later - Shangri-Las; 20 Train From Kansas City, The - Shangri-Las; 21 If There's Anything Else You Want (Let Me Know) - Roddie Joy; 22 Fugitive From Love - Linda Jones; 23 You Hit Me Like T. N. T. - Linda Jones; 24 I'm So Glad - Sidney Barnes; 25 I Hear You Say (I Love You Baby) - Andy Kim; 1 Hey Little Girl - Jimmie Cross; 2 I Can Never Go Home Anymore - Shangri-Las; 3 Sophisticated Boom Boom - Shangri-Las; 4 Long Live Our Love - Shangri-Las; 5 He Cried - Shangri-Las; 6 Dressed In Black - Shangri-Las; 7 It Will Only Make Me Love You More - Ral Donner; 8 He Will Break Your Heart - Kane & Abel; 9 Past Present And Future - Shangri-Las; 10 Paradise - Shangri-Las; 11 Love You More Than Yesterday - Shangri-Las; 12 Mary Weiss Speaks; 13 Let The Music - Didi Noel; 14 It Was A Lie - Booby Moore & The Fourmosts; 15 Dressed In Black - Shadow Morton; 16 Chapel Of Love - Jelly Beans; 17 Here She Comes - Jelly Beans; 18 Ain't Love A Funny Thing - Jelly Beans; 19 Whisper Sweet Things - Jelly Beans; 20 Goodnight Baby - Jelly Beans; 21 Do Wah Diddy - Jelly Beans >>>presented by Yahoo Music

Ellie Greenwich

"Greenwich's singing career began in 1958 with 'Cha-Cha-Charming', released under the name Ellie Gaye. Two years later she met budding songwriter Jeff Barry and, following a release as Ellie Gee And The Jets, the couple formed the Raindrops in 1963. The group enjoyed a US Top 20 hit with 'The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget', but increased demand on the now-married duo's compositional skills led to the band's demise. Having abandoned respective partnerships with Toni Powers and Art Resnick, Greenwich and Barry enjoyed a sustained period of success with a series of notable compositions, including 'Do Wah Diddy' (the Exciters / Manfred Mann ), 'I Wanna Love Him So Bad' (the Jelly Beans ) and 'Hanky Panky' ( Tommy James And The Shondells )...". >>>presented by Yahoo Music
Ellie Greenwich - I Can Hear Music
Listen to samples of all these great Ellie Greenwich works here:

Tracks include: 1 This Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget - The Raindrops; 2 Doo Doo Ron Ron - The Raindrops (sic); 3 Hanky Panky - The Raindrops; 4 You Don't Know; 5 I Want You To Be My Baby; 6 Goodnight, Goodnight (What's So Good About It?); 7 Sunshine After The Rain; 8 Maybe I Know; 9 Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home; 10 Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry; 11 Then He Kissed Me; 12 If You Loved Me Once; 13 Be My Baby; 14 Chapel of Love; 15 I Can Hear Music; 16 Goodnight Baby / Baby I Love You; 17 River Deep, Mountain High.
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Ellie Greenwich Works

A complete listing of songs written or co-written by Ellie Greenwich according to the BMI Repertoire Data Base. >>>presented by Broadcast Music Incorporated
Red Bird/Blue Cat Album Discography
New York based Red Bird, and its sister label, Blue Cat, existed for a very short time, from 1964-67, but during that time gave us some of the most memorable hits of the '60s. A comprehensive album discography for Red Bird Records. >>>presented by the Both Sides Now
Ellie Greenwich Photo Gallery

The Ellie Greenwich photo gallery features several photographs of Ellie, both posed shots and candid photos. Ellie Greenwich enthusiasts are sure to like these photos presented through these links at Spectropop. >>>presented by the Girl Groups Fan Club
The Butterflies
"Ellie Greenwich was one of the most successful song writers of the sixties, but she also had a fairly successful career as a singer in her own write. Beginning as a solo recording artist, she later became a member of "dummy" recording groups like the Raindrops and the Butterflys. The latter group had a brief touch of hit status on the Red Bird label in late 1964..." >>>presented by the Girl Group Chronicles
The Jelly Beans
"A well remembered group, yet they only had a total of three records! Diane Taylor, Charlie Thomas, Alma Brewer, and Maxine and Elyse Hebert were under the management of Bill Downs. A connection with producers at Red Bird Records led to the group's firrst recording. "I Wanna Love Him So Bad" was a gritty pop record which struck a chord with the teen crowd in the summer of 1964. The kids, just out of high school became over night stars, and they began a gruelling tour of one nighters..." >>>presented by the History of Rock
The Shangri-Las at Spectropop

Spectropop presents the Shangri-Las. >>>presented by Spectropop
The Dixie Cups

The Dixie Cups page at Spectropop >>>presented by Spectropop

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