Album review: Shadow Morton, Sophisticated Boom Boom! The Shadow Morton Story (Ace)


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George “Shadow” Morton was an instinctive musical genius who, despite never really playing an instrument, somehow wrote and produced several milestone works, most notably the great sequence of Shangri-Las pop-operettas which established him as the “East Coast Spector”.

But he was no one-trick pony: he would go on to produce 16-year-old Janis Ian's controversial breakthrough hit about interracial love, “Society's Child”, discover The Young Rascals, and help invent heavy metal.

Download: Remember (Walking In The Sand); Society's Child; You Keep Me Hangin' On; In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida