Various Artists - Bang: The Bert Berns Story






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ALEG 78421
UPC: 889854784218
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No. of Discs: 2


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Gatefold double LP w/ performances by Van Morrison, The Isley Brothers, Janis Joplin and more!

Brand-new sountrack to the award-winning documentary

Featuring 20 of Bert's greatest hits

New liner notes by Brett Berns and Joel Selvin

Bert Berns was the songwriter for much of the soundtrack to the lives of baby boomers. This brand new soundtrack to the award-winning documentary features 20 of Bert's greatest hits.

Regarding the documentary:
"Juicy stuff astonishing parade of interviews... If you love the music Berns made, you'll love this movie; if you don't, I feel for you." — The New York Times

Music producer, songwriter and label-head Bert Berns was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

"...As a producer, songwriter and label head, Berns played a role in some of the most enduring records of the Sixties. He produced Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl,' co-wrote 'Piece of My Heart' (best known for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company's version), and wrote and produced the Isley Brothers' 'Twist and Shout' (before the Beatles took it on). That's just for starters. Berns wrote and produced Solomon Burke's 'Cry to Me' and 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love' and the McCoys' 'Hang on Sloopy,' co-produced the Drifters' 'Under the Boardwalk,' and wrote and produced Them's 'Here Comes the Night.'

"He co-wrote and co-produced the Strangeloves' 'I Want Candy,' later New Waved-up by a Bow Wow Wow cover. Berns' Bang label also unleashed Neil Diamond on the world via 'Cherry, Cherry,' 'Solitary Man' and Diamond's other early hits... for whatever combination of reasons, he had become even less than a footnote in pop history. " —, October 23, 2017


1. Piece of My Heart – Erma Franklin
2. A Little Bit of Soap – The Jarmels
3. Tell Him – The Exciters
4. Twist and Shout – The Isley Brothers
5. Cry Baby – Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
6. Show Me Your Money – Kenny Hamber
7. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Them feat. Van Morrison
8. You May Be Holding My Baby – The Pussycats
9. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Solomon Burke
10. Here Comes The Night - Them
11. I Want Candy (Single Version) – The Strangeloves
12. Are You Lonely For Me Baby – Freddie Scott
13. Mr. Success – Bobby Harris
14. Hang on Sloppy – The McCoys
15. Cry To Me – Freddie Scott
16. Brown Eyed Girl (Original Stereo Mix) – Van Morrison
17. Am I Grooving You – Freddie Scott
18. Heart Be Still – Lorraine Ellison
19. Piece of My Heart – Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin

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