|Carole King Songlist
A list of songs Carole King composed during the Brill Building era. While the list is fairly comprehensive, it is probably not perfect. The list is graphic and spread out over four pages. To ensure the list is legible, each file is rather large. The pages may load slowly. Proceed to part one of the song list, >>>presented by Spectropop!
| The Dimension Story and
Dimension LP Discography |
"The Dimension label was formed by Don Kirshner in 1962 in New York City. Kirshner owned a song publishing company with Al Nevins called Nevins-Kirshner. Working for them was the talented husband and wife songwriting team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and Kirshner formed Dimension as a recording outlet for Goffin and King songs and productions..." >>>presented by Both Sides Now
|Dimension 45 RPM
Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote most of their hits together during the Brill Building/Girl Group era, when the 45 RPM disc was a more important recorded medium than the LP. It was during this era that the Dimension label was active, and many Dimension records were never released on LP. This page is a complete Dimension 45 RPM discography listing titles, performers, and catalog numbers. >>> Presented by Spectropop
| The Cookies at
The Cookies did backup vocals for Neil Sedaka, Little Eva, and Carole King, and their own records on Dimension are among the most treasured works by Goffin and King. The Cookies page at Spectropop reveals their story and provides links to audio samples of all their great Dimension recordings. >>> presented by Spectropop & Cha Cha Charming
|The Right Girl - Brill Building Legends
This two-CD set is comprised of ultra rare singles and unreleased Aldon Music and Screen Gems demos from the late 1950s through the middle of the 1960s. Included in the set are the singles King released as a solo artist for several labels. The rest of the collection is a treasure chest of unreleased demos from the early 1960s.
1. Oh Neil, 2. (Living My Life) For The Love Of A Girl, 3. It Might As Well Rain Until September, 4. Look Who's Talkin, 5. Under The Stars, 6. Disappointed, 7. Crying In The Rain, 8. He Who Takes Good Care Of Your Baby, 9. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, 10. Samson & Delilah, 11. Short Mort, 12. In My Baby's Eyes, 13. Baby Sittin, 14. Same Old Reliable Me, 15. He's A Bad Boy, 16. A Wonderful Dream, 17. Oh Oh It Started All Over Again, 18. Take Good Care Of My Baby, 19. School Bells Are Ringing, 20. Dreamin About You, 21. Nobody's Perfect, 22. Carole, 23. A Very Special Boy, 24. How Many Tears, 25. I Can't Behave Myself, 26. Walkin With My Angel, 27. Another Night With The Boys, 28. We Grew Up Together, 29. Nothing Is Impossible, 30. Right Girl, 31. Even If I Wanted To, 32. Queen Of The Beach, 33. Boomerang, 34. I've Got Nothing Left Written, 35. Nothing's Impossible, 36. Dear Mr DJ Play It Again, 37. I Didn't Have Any Summer Romance, 38. There Goes My Lover, 39. Some Of Your Lovin, 40. Loved Loved Loved, 41. Once A Fool Always A Fool, 42. Goin Wild, 43. Sixteen Cubes Of Sugar, 44. Your Letter Will Kiss Me Goodnight, 45. That's What I Call True Love, 46. Deep In My Heart, 47. A Road To Nowhere, 48. Sheik, 49. A Million Years Too Late, 50. One Wonderful Night, 51. She Don't Deserve You, 52. You Turn Me On Boy, 53. Some Of Your Lovin, 54. Make The Night A Little Longer, 55. You're The Only One (Who Understands Me) (Barry Mann), 56. Hey Little Play Girl (Barry Mann), 57. (Let's Have A) Private Party (Barry Mann) >>>presented by Spectropop
Gerry Goffin and Carole
King Profile |
"Carole had a gift for arrangement, knowing how to build a song to the hook through subtle chord manipulation and instrumental counterpoint. To help sell her songs, she began low cost demos to demonstrate her ideas to the producers . These demos were so good that often the producer only had to copy them with the proper instrumentation to have a hit record..." >>> presented by History of Rock
|Carol King and Gerry Goffin
at HOF |
'Songwriting partners Gerry Goffin and Carole King composed a string of classic hits and cherished album tracks for a variety of artists during the Sixties. A brief sampling: "Up On the Roof" (the Drifters), "One Fine Day" (the Chiffons), "I'm Into Something Good" (Herman's Hermits), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (the Shirelles), "Take Good Care of My Baby" (Bobby Vee), "Chains" (the Cookies), "Don't Bring Me Down" (the Animals), " Take a Giant Step" (the Monkees) and "Goin' Back" (the Byrds).' >>> presented by Hall of Fame
| Carole King file at
b. Carole Klein, 9 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A proficient pianist from the age of four, King was a prolific songwriter by her early teens. When friend and neighbour Neil Sedaka embarked on his recording career, she followed him into the New York milieu, recording demos, singing back-up and even helping arrange occasional sessions...">>>presented by Yahoo!
"Little Eva Narcissus Boyd was a babysitter for Carole King and Gerry Goffin when the songwriting team was inspired to write "Locomotion," a song based on a dance that Eva would do around the house. Eva also got to sing on their demo, which impressed Don Kirshner enough to release it as it was..." >>>presented by All Music Guide
"Perhaps no babysitter in history got a bigger break than Eva Boyd, who baby sat for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. King and Goffin asked her to record a song they had written called "The Loco-Motion." With the Cookies as back up singers, plus the powerful voice of the newly named Little Eva , "The Loco-Motion" went to #1 on both the pop and R&B charts in 1962." >>>presented by History of Rock
"In 1959, Sedaka scored a hit with "Oh! Carol," written in her honor; King cut an answer record, "Oh! Neil," but it stiffed. She and Goffin, who eventually married, began writing under publishers Don Kirshner and Al Nevins in the famed pop songwriting house the Brill Building, where they worked alongside the likes of Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and countless others. " >>>presented by All Music Guide
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