Jeff Barry was truly the driving force behind the success of the Archies. He
produced the first four Archies studio albums and wrote many of the songs for those albums (including the
Record of the Year for 1969, "Sugar, Sugar," with Andy Kim) plus the Dance of the Week tunes used every Saturday morning on
The Archie Show.
If you listen closely, you can
even hear Jeff's distinctive bass background vocals on a few Archies tunes such as "Jingle Jangle" and "You Little Angel,
Of course, The Archies project comprises
just a small percentage of this man's career accomplishments. He's been writing and producing since the early 60's for
artists such as the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Andy Kim.
Click on Jeff's name above to
visit his official fan site, and feel free to leave a message on his message board while you're there.
the Jeff Barry Fan Site MySpace Page!
out my Jeff Barry YouTube Playlist, spotlighting videos featuring tracks that were written and/or produced by Jeff.
take a peek at the Jeff Barry YouTube group!
My essay, Mr. Music Man: A Glimpse Into the Life and Career of Jeff Barry, is online at Spectropop - click on the link to see it.
Check out "Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice: The Sweet Sounds of Jeff Barry" on the Classic Bubblegum Home Page!