Language progression – from sounds to words

This is how kids do it, isn’t it?

Burble, burble, broble, brother!

Right? Just sounds until they work out which are actually words?

Among the most successful songs that he has co-written in his career are “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “Then He Kissed Me”,

Takes some longer than others perhaps?

6 thoughts on “Language progression – from sounds to words”

  1. Be bop a lula she’s my baby
    Be bop a lula I don’t mean maybe…

    Looking at Mr Barry’s resume, reminds me that there’s quite a reservoir of reasonable quality music by “proper” songwriters that emanate from late sixties and early seventies cartoons ( Archie, Scooby Doo, Josie etc) as well as shows such as The Monkees and ( shudder ) The Partridge Family.

  2. Indeed so. “Sugar Sugar” is indeed bubblegum pop but it’s a cracking little 3 minutes of bubblegum pop.

  3. Production is for consumption, n’est Pas?

    If the chap’s production has bagged a load of happy consumers, what’s to complain about?

    Unless you have some opinion on what people *should* think…

  4. I’ve heard several of his songs today, it being the season of the Phil Spector Christmas Album. Must be pretty good still getting royalties aftor 60 years. I wonder if Darlene Love gets anything, having sung on most of the tracks.

    Goffin and King
    Mann and Weill
    Spector Barry and Greenwich
    Paul Anka
    Pomus and Shuman

    I just love the Brill building sound.

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