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The Coasters: At Smokey Joe's Café

Bill Millar, The History of Rock, 1982

The songwriters and producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller developed an unusually adventurous method of recording black singers, using material they often wrote themselves and enhancing the sound by employing hitherto unorthodox studio techniques.

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