Blair N. Cummings wrote:One correction, Geoff: Laura Nyro never worked in the Brill Building and wrote songs only for herself. So many of those that appeared on her first two albums were commercially successfully covered by others causes some now to think that she was a professional "hit - maker" in the mode of Carole King and Ellie Greenwich. She wasn`t. After disappearing for the first half of the `70s, she re-emerged as a newly ex-urban "earth mother." She wrote beautiful melodies but the lyrics were like eco-feminist greeting cards. The old spark was gone.
Hmmmm she is listed on wikipedia as a brill building composer. Whether or not she was actually commissioned as a hitmaker is a different conversation but she is associated with a certain sound, time and location. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brill_Building