Baby I Love You
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Do I Love You
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in the studio Japanese
You Came You Saw You Conquered
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Baby I Love You
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Las Ronettas
The Ronettes

Crisis In Negro Leadership
Be My Baby


"In the audience at the Brooklyn Fox was a young producer who already had some hits to his credit, Phil Spector. He enjoyed the concerts at the Brooklyn Fox, and noticed the reaction that many of these acts had with the kids in the audience. He also noticed the with no songs on the radio and no singles in the stores, the Ronettes still generated enthusiastic applause. One afternoon, Estelle and Ronnie were talking in their bedroom, discussing getting back into a recording studio and making records again. Eventually, Estelle got the idea to call Phil Spector - and that maybe the man who had a #1 hit with the Crystals could get them a #1 hit as well. Within an instant, Estelle got the phone number for Philles Records, and told the secretary she wanted to speak to Phil Spector himself. Amazingly, the secretary put the call through directly to Spector. Spector knew about the Ronettes from the Brooklyn Fox shows, and gladly offered them a chance to record for him.
Originally, Phil only wanted to sign Ronnie to a contract, but Beatrice Bennett said that the Ronettes were a package deal - sign all three or none at all. So in 1962, Veronica Bennett, Estelle Bennett and Nedra Talley became part of Phil Spector's Philles Records.
The Ronettes arrived at a most opportune time - Phil Spector's artists were benefitting from a "Wall of Sound," a multitracked, overdubbed aural symphony Phil used as the smorgasbord to highlight his singers, with his "wrecking crew" of session musicians like Hal Blaine on drums, Leon Russell on piano, and Glen Campbell on guitar. And the stable of writers Phil used - Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Pete Andreoli and Vinnie Poncia - were among the top tunesmiths of their day.
The Ronettes were also among a new wave in pop music, as girl groups like the Angels, the Shangri-Las, the Chiffons and the Orlons were bringing female pop music harmony from its "I wish I had a boy who loved me" malaise into a lyrically tougher edge..."
>>>presented by Chuck Miller
Ronnie Spector Ronnie - Hot Pastrami, Yeah!

"Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960's. No one has ever surpassed Ronnie's powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, her innocent but knowing sexuality.
A native of New York City, Ronnie Spector cites Frankie Lyman as her earliest vocal influence. Ronnie cut her first records at age 13 as the lead singer of the Ronettes; her first recorded song was written by Carol King. At the Peppermint Lounge, disc jockey Murray "The K" Kaufman discovered the teenage trio; he promptly hired them as dancers for his Brooklyn-Fox Theater rock and roll revues..."
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Capitol Record Club Stereo PressingPresenting the Fabulous Ronettes

"Everything about them was BIG! Their hair...their eyes...their SOUND! Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes are the greatest girl group of all time,backed by Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound! Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes..."
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Ronnie Spector Ronnie - Ronnie Ronnie Why did you go?

"The distinctive lead singer in the Ronettes first embarked on a solo career in 1964 with two low-key singles credited to 'Veronica'. Her marriage to her producer, Phil Spector, effectively forestalled Ronnie's career and a three-year hiatus followed her group's 1966 offering, 'I Can Hear Music'. 'Try Some Buy Some', a then-unreleased George Harrison song, marked the recording debut of 'Ronnie Spector' in 1971...."
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Philles 126The Ronettes Profile

"Before Phil Spector took them under his wing in the early '60s, the Ronettes had already recorded several singles and were regionally successful. But the Spector-produced records are what everyone remembers and for a good reason -- they featured some of his biggest, best productions along with equally impressive songs..."
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More on the Fabulous Ronettes!45 RPM

"Veronica 'Ronnie' Bennett (b. 10 August 1943, New York, USA), her sister Estelle (b. 22 July 1944, New York, USA) and cousin Nedra Talley (b. 17 January 1946, New York, USA) began their career as a dance act, the Dolly Sisters. By 1961 they had become the resident dance troupe at the famed Peppermint Lounge, home of the twist craze, and having taken tuition in harmony singing, later secured a recording contract. The trio's first single, 'I Want A Boy', was credited to Ronnie And The Relatives..."
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ABKCO Ronettes CD The Ronettes - The Best Of The Ronettes

Listen to Real Audio and LiquidAudio samples of all the great Phil Spector productions as recorded by the Ronettes < here: The Tracks: 1 Be My Baby ; 2 Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love ; 3 I Wonder ; 4 Baby, I Love You ; 5 Breakin' Up (The Best Part Of...) ; 6 So Young ; 7 When I Saw You ; 8 Do I Love You? ; 9 You, Baby ; 10 How Does It Feel? ; 11 Walking In The Rain ; 12 Born To Be Together ; 13 Is This What I Get For Loving You? ; 14 Paradise ; 15 Here I Sit ; 16 I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine ; 17 Everything Under The Sun ; 18 You Came, You Saw, You Conquered
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The Story of the Ronettesoowee, baby

"In towering black beehive hairdos and dark eye makeup, the Ronettes were a classic mid-sixties girl group with a sultry twist; vulnerable but tough, sexy but sweet. Veronica (Ronnie) Bennett, her sister Estelle, and their cousin Nedra Talley grew up in New York City's Washington Heights listening to rock and pop, especially Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and Little Anthony and the Imperials..."
>>>presented by History of Rock
Ultimate, baybee! The Story of the Ronettes, part 2

"The first single on Spector's Philles label in July 1963 was a classic, the Barry/Greenwich/ Spector "Be My Baby." Ronnie's distinctive, seductive vocal delivery, along with her now legendary "woh-oh-oh-oh," drove teenage boys wild while Spector's production drove the single to chart success. By October, 1963 it was at number two and became an international hit as it reached number four on the English Charts..."
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The Story of the Ronettes, part 3...and I swear that I would die for him

"Spector's practice was to put an instrumental on the B side so as to keep the disc jockeys from "flipping" the record and taking attention from the A side. However, this wasn't the case with the single "Is This What I Get" which was paired with "Oh I Love You." This was the last side that Spector produced with the Ronettes before he married Ronnie in 1968..."
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A Spectorcular BootA select guide to Phil Spector Compact Discs

Enthusiasts of Ronettes know much of their catalog has been made available on compact disc. Some of these releases may not be authorized by the owners of the master recordings. The information on this page is presented solely for the purpose of education and research, with recordings listed from Europe and Japan that are not readily available through normal distribution channels.
>>>Phil Spector CD guide

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