Nagging Questions Re: the Above

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Blair N. Cummings
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Nagging Questions Re: the Above

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Assuming that Milt Okun and Artie Mogull gave Laura Nyro roughly an hour to audition and that the entirety of that session was recorded, I have to wonder what became of the rest of the material on that reel. And, further, why were the snippets that survived excised from it?
All the principals involved are, by now, dead; but some must know the story of how what we have came to be all that we have.
Are any of those people reading this?

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Re: Nagging Questions Re: the Above

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No, 18 minutes isn't very much from what was purported to be an hour's audition and we can only assume that it was decided by the modern day producers of the resulting album, Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert of The Laura Nyro Trust, that everything else that may have been recorded that day in 1966 isn't fit for commercial release.
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Re: Nagging Questions Re: the Above

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

I`d like to know what could be considered "unfit..." if Pawelski and Gibert saw nothing amiss with listing songs that are represented by the singing of exactly one line.
In the immortal words of Desi Arnaz, the`ve "got some `splainin` to do."

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