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Overture and Marcus

from The Gentle Soul by Pamela Polland and Rick Stanley



You could not be a musician in the 60's and not be at least *somewhat* influenced by the music of the Beatles. With the stylistic creativity of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band looming over an entire generation of music lovers, and music makers, orchestration took on a whole new meaning. Producer Terry Melcher had always wanted to work with the great 60's era hit arranger Jack Neitchze, so he hired Jack to create an overture of all the songs on the Gentle Soul album.

Billy James became the manager of the Gentle Soul, and at the time Pamela first met him, Billy was a single dad and his son Marcus was 8 years old. Pamela wrote this song as a lullaby for Marcus and a gift to his dad.
Billy was responsible for bringing Bob Dylan to Columbia Records, and later went on to manage Jackson Browne for many years.


from The Gentle Soul, track released January 1, 1969


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Pamela Polland Kula, Hawaii

An award-winning singer/songwriter, Pamela has three albums on Columbia and Epic as well as three more independently released albums to her credit, and two gold records. She has performed and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Ry Cooder, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, and many others. Her songs have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Helen Reddy, et al. ... more

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