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    Don't think I saw anyone mention Holland-Dozier-Holland, yet.

    Check out their body of work:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland...2%80%93Holland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Pre-Rock Giants: Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers
    What about Cole Porter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post


    I thought I was the only one that liked Roy Wood's Wizzard. Nice.
    My tastes are UK not US centric -Roy Wood, between the Move, ELO, and his solo efforts was quite a talent

    (although interestingly fellow Brummie Denny Laine was perhaps the1st to try to assemble a rock orchestra, including the raver Viv Prince)

    http://www.garagehangover.com/dennylaine/

    Wood shared an obsessive tendency to clone the Spector style with Wilson and Andrew Oldham , spending endless hours like Phil on singles tracks

    Jan Berry, prior to his accident, was IMO crafting records that were as novel as his friend Wilson

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    Ken Hensley. Huge body of work. Also a gifted keyboardist/guitarist/singer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5L-AOGt7qw

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    Like him or not, Lou Reed has an incredible catalog. I think he's one of the great tunesmiths.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osOq7G-fiY8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpV_6CN6CVc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Like him or not, Lou Redd has an incredible catalog.
    Do not like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    My tastes are UK not US centric -Roy Wood, between the Move, ELO, and his solo efforts was quite a talent

    (although interestingly fellow Brummie Denny Laine was perhaps the1st to try to assemble a rock orchestra, including the raver Viv Prince)

    http://www.garagehangover.com/dennylaine/

    Wood shared an obsessive tendency to clone the Spector style with Wilson and Andrew Oldham , spending endless hours like Phil on singles tracks

    Jan Berry, prior to his accident, was IMO crafting records that were as novel as his friend Wilson
    yes; you're talking about the first go for ELO; they were great. When Jeff Lynne took over they got a polished Hollywood/FM AOR sound.

    I prefer the first one.

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    Under Rated, Great Song Writers/Bands

    A different look, at the topic...

    Sam Phillips, Guided by Voices, The Bottle Rockets, The Jayhawks, Built to Spill, Dave Alvin, Roy Buchanan, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, Son Volt, Pavement, Aimee Mann, Freedy Johnston, The Flaming Lips, R.L. Burnside, Drive by Truckers, Vic Chesnut, Bruce Cockburn, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, John Prine, Butch Hancock, Joe Henry, Robert Earl Keen, John Hiatt, Tom Leach, Julianna Hatfield, Mary Lou Lord, Helmet, Richard Buckner, Blue Mountain....I better stop now !

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    Diane Warren

    Michael Jackson

    Kenny Loggins

    Don Henley

    Paul McCartney

    John Lennon

    Skip Ewing

    Jackson Brown

    Neil Pert

    Jim Croce

    Lionel Richie

    Ray Charles

    Elvis

    James Taylor

    George Benson

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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post
    I am a big Matk Knopfler fan.

    Figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Figures.
    Haha. You are such a hater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southside View Post
    Haha. You are such a hater.

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    Don't know if he counts as a great song-writer but just watched the amazing documentary on the singer Sixto Rodriguez, Searching for Sugarman, up for an oscar, well worth tracking down.

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