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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Shadow Morton (1941-2013)

According to The New York Times obituary, Shadow Morton died--somewhat fittingly, given some of the songs he produced--on Valentine's Day.

This is what Paul Nelson had to say about Morton, who produced the New York Dolls' second LP, Too Much Too Soon, and the debut album by David Barretto:

"Shadow was a man who’d seen too many Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, and James Dean movies. He was an excellent producer—he taught the Dolls a lot—and an absolute spellbinder with a personal life so secretive and mysterious that it only added to his aura."

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