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Stu Phillips and the Hollyridge Strings


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    Stu Phillips Doubling in Brass

    HOLLYWOOD - Stu Phillips is a prime example of the complexity of today's record business. As West Coast A&R head for Colpix Records he produces other artist's records. As a Capitol artist he's busy planning projects for the Hollyridge Strings, whose first three LPs have hit the 400,000 sales figure.

    Phillips admits the position is "awkward" but that no problems have arisen. He recorded Jimmy Darren's new single, "Punch and Judy"; three sides by Paul Peterson, and is cutting newly signed Vince Edwards for Colpix.

    To augment his own A&R work, Phillips plans talking to independent producers to work on an assingment basis. All pop material will be released on Colpix, R&B on Dimension.

    The label has quietly been preening its artist roster, Phillips said, and has dropped approximately 50 persons from its list of 67.

    Under his artist contract with Capitol, Phillips can not record any instrumental LP's himself on Colpix. He has been associated with Colpix in various positions for five years.

    His Hollyridge Strings series on Capitol has been one of the label's surprise groups and Phillips feels he can keep the series going by covering artists with enough top 10 hits. He also mentions shifting the idea of prettying rock tunes with strings around to rockify pretty tunes.