A rich tapestry of work from one of the greatest talents in the LA music business of the 60s – the mighty Lou Adler, a man who really learned how to make records from the ground up! Adler wrote, produced, and presented a tremendous amount of important work for some key years in both rock and soul music – starting with A&R duties at smaller indie labels, stints with some of the bigger companies, a great run at Dunhill, and his own important Ode Records too – all chapters of his career that are captured here in a 25 track set that's filled with notes and photos. Adler may often be thought of more as a businessman than a creator, but this set definitely shows that other side of his talents – and really does a great of of tracing the developments that helped Lou get the kind of ear that then helped up launch the careers of so many others. The range of work here is really surprising – and titles include "Wonderful World" by Sam
Cooke, "Baby Talk" by Jan & Dean, "Bim Bam" by Sam Butera
& The Witnesses
, "Stoney End" by The Blossoms, "Gimme Shelter" by Merry Clayton, "Snow Queen" by The City, "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, "Alley Oop" by Dante & The Evergreens, "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight" by The Untouchables, "The Times They Are A-Changin" by Brothers & Sisters Of Los Angeles, "Earache My Eye" by Cheech & Chong, "I Got A Line On You" by Spirit, "It's Too Late" by Carole King, "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie, and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Peggy Lipton.