This listing is for The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett - 50 Guitars Limited Edition Vinyl LP Record Album S-6607.
Label: Liberty – S-6607
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo
Genre: Latin, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Spanish Guitar
Condition: Jacket: Very Good Vinyl: Very Good
A1 Guadalajara 2:02
A2 Maria Elena 3:17
A3 Tender Moments (Tiemos Momentos) 2:45
A4 Malaguena 3:56
A5 Mexican Hat Dance 2:40
B1 Cuando Calienta El Sol 2:33
B2 La Bamaba 1:58
B3 Cielito Lindo 2:04
B4 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 2:14
B5 O Sole Mio 2:25
B6 Aloha Oe 2:24
Snuff Garrett was an A&R man and a record producer in the 50's and 60's. Although his name may not be well known to those who enjoy the pop music of that era, many of the records that he produced and the people with whom he worked are quite well known. He was born Thomas Garrett in Dallas, Texas in 1939. He worked in the music business in various locations around Texas and in various capacities, beginning when he was a teenager. At 15 he worked for a record producer in Dallas. By age 17, he was in Lubbock working as a disk jockey. It was there that he met Buddy Holly. Garrett had a TV show and a teenage night club in Wichita Falls. Somewhere along the line he picked up the nickname Snuff, most likely from a brand of tobacco product called Garrett. In 1958, while still in his teens, Snuff moved to Hollywood and began to work at Liberty Records.
At that time Liberty Records was probably best known as the home of the Chipmunks. Producer Ross Bagdasarian, also known as David Seville, had experimented with speeding up tapes and named his three characters after Liberty executives Alvin Bennett, Theodore Keep, and Simon Waronker. Bagdasarian met with a great deal of success. Snuff Garrett's formula was to use the snappy tunes written by the Brill Building songwriters in New York, and to make sure that the words on the songs were intelligible. By 1961 Garrett was the head of A&R at Liberty. He hired Phil Spector to produce songs for Liberty in New York City. In Los Angeles, Garrett produced songs by singers such as Johnny Burnette (You're Sixteen), Gene McDaniels (A Hundred Pounds Of Clay, Tower Of Strength), and Bobby Vee (Take Good Care Of My Baby, Run To Him, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes). On a number of productions, the Johnny Mann Singers were involved as backup singers. Garrett's influence on pop music in the 60's was considerable.
He produced a series of albums throughout the 60's that featured guitarist Tommy Tedesco, called 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett. In the mid-60's, working with arranger Leon Russell at Liberty, Garrett managed to produce seven straight top ten hits with Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Among these were This Diamond Ring, Count Me In, Save Your Heart For Me, and Everybody Loves A Clown. Lewis was drafted into the army, and Garrett left Liberty to strike out on his own. This time working with Jimmy Bowen, Garrett formed his own Viva label. Unable to come up with a huge hit song, it met with little success and was sold. Garrett became less and less active in the music business. In the 70's he worked with Sonny & Cher, and in somewhat of a comeback produced some hits on the Kapp label including All I Ever Need Is You and A Cowboys Work Is Never Done. Snuff Garrett had a knack for recognizing what could become a hit record, and he is one of the producers that brought us some of the great sounds of the 60's.
I base the condition of each of my Records off of Ebay's Grading System.
• MINT (M) Looks new and unplayed. Very high vinyl luster and no noticeable label defects. Sounds new. With 45rpm records, this does not always mean there is no surface noise at all.
• NEAR MINT (NM) Looks almost new, but has some minor flaws such as a drill hole; unobtrusive writing on label (e.g., an X on a promo copy); minor scuffing on vinyl; minor color flaking on label, or other insignificant flaws that only slightly detract from visual appeal. May have some minor surface noise, but nothing distracting.
• VERY GOOD (VG) There may be light scuffing and some of the original vinyl luster may be lost. The vinyl and label may appear used, but well cared for. Records may have some more obvious flaws that are not visually degrading such as a sticker on the label; more noticeable writing on the label; scuffing and minor scratches on the vinyl; or minor discoloration of the label. There may be very minor warping of the vinyl. There may be a slight scratch not affecting play.
• GOOD (G) Record has visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, minor surface scratches, groove wear, and audible surface noise. Appears well used but not abused. May have a few major flaws, such as scratches, label tears, or stickers, and/or writing.
• FAIR (F) Appears well used and somewhat abused. Audio is not great due to surface noise and scratches. The record may have a stick or a skip. Records in this condition are those you might purchase to fill a hole in your collection until a better copy comes along.
• POOR (P) Well played with little luster and significant surface noise, but still not cracked or broken. Record likely skips and/or sticks. Typically so bad looking that a true “collector” would just toss it out. More useful as a Frisbee. I try not to sell records in this condition.
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