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Spectropop - Digest Number 1025



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Spector Soundalikes CD?
           From: Martin Jensen 
      2. Re: Phil Spector on TV
           From: Gary Spector 
      3. Re: Twilettes
           From: Frank 
      4. Re: Arties for Arties' Sake
           From: Artie Wayne 
      5. Re: Spector Soundalikes CD?
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      6. Johnny Cash
           From: Artie Wayne 
      7. Rockabilly Women
           From: Mike Nathan 
      8. Re: George Harrison in Benton, U.S.A.
           From: Todd 
      9. Re: Spector Soundalikes CD?
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     10. Re: Bobby Darin
           From: Ron Sauer 
     11. Sugar Shoppe
           From: Alan Zweig 
     12. Re: Unreleased or Not?
           From: Patrick Rands 
     13. Phil Spector on TV
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     14. Twilettes
           From: David Young 
     15. Spector on CNN?
           From: James Cassidy 
     16. Soda Pop Babies - web site
           From: Nancy M 
     17. Re: "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" CD
           From: Mick Patrick 
     18. Re: Twilettes
           From: Mick Patrick 
     19. Re: Sugar Shoppe
           From: Stewart Mason 
     20. New at S'pop: Annette Tucker
           From: S'pop Team 
     21. Re: Sugar Shoppe
           From: Orion 
     22. Re: Sugar Shoppe
           From: James Botticelli 
     23. Re: "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" CD
           From: Mikey 
     24. Oh Canada!
           From: B Vlaovic 
     25. Re: HIT Records
           From: David Coyle 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:47:38 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: Spector Soundalikes CD? Mike Rashkow wrote: > Place your order for Phil's Spectre on Ace (CDCHD 978). > It should be out by the end of the month. What a coincidence! :-) I'll get my hands on that one, then. Thanks for the tip! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 01:40:38 -0600 From: Gary Spector Subject: Re: Phil Spector on TV Hello all, Yes, Phil Spector will be on A&E this Tuesday but not only will he be on the show, so will his sons, two of them anyway. This may be one of the most revealing interviews yet. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:38:07 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Twilettes Country Paul: > Next, for the past few weeks, I've been enjoying a highly > strange 45 via the net about which I know nothing beyond > the artist and title: The Twilettes, "Where's My Baby". > The sound is 2 1/2 minutes of magnificence. Hey Paul, Where did you hear it ? Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 05:37:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Arties for Arties' Sake Phil M.........That's funny....I used to mix up Artie Resnick and Artie Ripp with myself!! regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 10:31:59 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Spector Soundalikes CD? Rashkovsky: > Place your order for "Phil's Spectre" on Ace (CDCHD 978). This CD sounds great - is there a track listing somewhere? UK or USA only artists? BTW: For those who loved Love and Tears' "Needles and Pins" I discovered a better sounding version of it online and played it to musica. Enjoy! Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 06:35:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Johnny Cash Although I never met Johnny Cash, I have to count him as an important influence in my music and my life. When I was a kid I asked my mother for a phonograph player one Christmas and begged her for three LPs.........the Elvis Christmas album, Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters,and the first Johnny Cash Sun album. When I learned how to play the guitar [from making diagrams of Buddy Holly's fingers from the third row of an Alan Freed Rock n' Roll] the first song I learned was,"Peggy Sue"...... ....the second was " I Walk the Line". As an African-American it was difficult to explain Johnny Cash to my inner-city friends,most of whom had heard the name...... but not the music.Then I turned them onto his chilling....near monotone delivery of songs that had deeper meaning than most of the pop music of the day.When they listened......they understood .........Johnny Cash was real!! What amazes me about the man and his career,was his ability to stay relevant. I'm 62 years old and after writing songs for over 40 years I've wondered if I still had anything left to say..... ....then I saw Johnny's video of "Hurt" and realized age can make you more relevant. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 06:07:31 -0700 (PDT) From: Mike Nathan Subject: Rockabilly Women I saw information about a PBS documentary called "Welcome to the Club" which traced the history of women in rockabilly. This movie featured some great video clips and present day interviews. Does anyone know how to get a copy of this video? Thanks, Mike Nathan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 07:41:57 -0500 (CDT) From: Todd Subject: Re: George Harrison in Benton, U.S.A. > I don't live in St. Louis or Benton, but this guy > used to in Rockford and reviewed the book on > George's first visit: > http://billionbrads.home.att.net/harrison.htm Funny this should come up. I DO live in Benton, IL. Got this book autographed by the author a few months back. Neat little story about Harrison's visit here 40 years ago. Todd -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 10:51:59 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Spector Soundalikes CD? Mike Rashkow: > Place your order for Phil's Spectre on Ace (CDCHD 978). > It should be out by the end of the month. Does anyone have a full track listing? I know Jackie DeShannon& P J Proby are on it. Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 17:37:43 -0000 From: Ron Sauer Subject: Re: Bobby Darin Artie, I would love it if you would elaborate on your discovery and work with Bobby Darin. Thanks, Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:51:55 -0400 From: Alan Zweig Subject: Sugar Shoppe Art Longmire: > I'm really in with the recent Spectropop threads - I also have > this LP. It's definitely sort of light sunshine pop. The liner > notes say that they were heavily influenced by the Mamas and > the Papas. One thing I notice about this group-one of the members > has possibly the most unusual facial hair I've ever seen-makes > him look like a Satanist or a vampire. And the other three look > so clean cut! I could make Mr Botticelli happy and talk about how the Sugar Shoppe fit in with my theories about the relationship between hair length and sunshine pop but instead I'll just point out that the less hairy man in the group currently stars in the popular TV program "Alias". Victor Garber. He was also in the Godspell movie I believe. And while I'm at it, I don't think of their sound as "light" sunshine pop. Or at least there's much much lighter stuff out there. They were on TV around these parts a lot when I was a lad. AZ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 16:35:21 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Unreleased or Not? markt439 wrote: > I have had the following records on my want list for a long, long > time and I am wondering if they really exist or if they were just > listed on release lists but never really came out. > Ginny Tiu - I've Got to Make Up With You (Amaret 104) I could've sworn I posted about this single in one of the yahoogroups but I can't find a message anywhere. Also it's been a while since I heard this single, so I hope my info is correct. It's a super fine piece of girl pop with Ginny playing piano along with her vocal. The backing group is billed as The Few (previously she had performed and recorded with her siblings who we re no where near as talented as she on the Ed Sullivan Show at the age of 5). Also one of the sides was written by Lesley Gore's brother Michael (so I'd say it's a must own for a Gorehead). Surprisingly, Lesley did not record a version and it's not even listed in the list of lost unreleased songs. I'll try and dig it up in the near future. It comes up at ebay fairly frequently. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 07:50:48 -0400 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Phil Spector on TV David Young writes: > Unfortunately, despite the fact that there were two posts here > recently about an upcoming appearance by Phil on CNN, apparently > each of the messages had incorrect information and I missed it. I missed it too, but would love to see it if there could be a second chance to. Please let me know how I could obtain a copy, at cost, of course. Best, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:17:17 +0000 From: David Young Subject: Twilettes Country Paul wanted more information on The Twilettes' glorious 45, and I'm only too happy to oblige. There is indeed an impressive pedigree behind the sound: Like its flip side, "Boss Town Shuffle", "Where's My Baby" is written by Steve Venet and produced by him along with Lester Sill. The single is on Darcey 5002. Great two-sider. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 08:45:55 -0400 From: James Cassidy Subject: Spector on CNN? CNN posts transcripts of its shows about three days after they've aired. Below is the link for "Paula Zahn Now". When I checked it a minute ago, the most recent program was Friday's (9/12) and Spector was not on it. http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/pzn.html Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:19:24 -0000 From: Nancy M Subject: Soda Pop Babies - web site Re: Soda Pop Babies Paul' the web site is http://www.doowopshoobop.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 19:54:58 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" CD Mike Rashkow: > Place your order for Phil's Spectre on Ace (CDCHD 978). > It should be out by the end of the month. Ken Silverwood: > Does anyone have a full track listing? I know Jackie > DeShannon & P J Proby are on it. As requested, the full tracklist: PHIL'S SPECTRE: A WALL OF SOUNDALIKES (Ace CDCHD 978) 1: Jackie DeShannon 'When You Walk In The Room' 2: The Supremes 'Run, Run, Run' 3: Sonny and Cher 'Just You' 4: The Beach Boys 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' 5: The Darnells 'Too Hurt To Cry, Too Much In Love To Say Goodbye' 6: The Corsairs and Landy McNeil 'On The Spanish Side' 7: The Wall Of Sound 'Hang On' 8: Gene Pitney 'Tremblin'' 9: Alder Ray 'A Little Love (Will Go A Long Way)' 10: Nino Tempo and April Stevens 'All Strung Out' 11: The Four Pennies 'When The Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too)' 12: The Righteous Brothers '(You're My) Soul And Inspiration' 13: Dorothy Berry 'You're So Fine' 14: Clydie King 'Missin' My Baby' 15: Ray Raymond 'It Breaks My Heart' 16: Hale and the Hushabyes 'Yes Sir That's My Baby' 17: The Walker Brothers 'Love Her' 18: The Dolls 'My Heart Reminds Me' 19: Nino Tempo 'Boys Town' 20: Carol Connors 'My Baby Looks, But He Don't Touch' 21: Kane and Abel 'He Will Break Your Heart' 22: Lorraine and the Delights 'I Just Couldn't Say' 23: P. J. Proby 'I Can't Make It Alone' 24: The Attack 'Please Phil Spector' Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 20:04:09 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Twilettes Country Paul: > Next, for the past few weeks, I've been enjoying a highly > strange 45 via the net about which I know nothing beyond > the artist and title: The Twilettes, "Where's My Baby." > The sound is 2 1/2 minutes of magnificence - a low-budget > but effective Spectorian track, an astonishingly haunting > call-and-response gospel vocal, and, for the first 90 > seconds or so, eloquent lyrics (my favorite line: "My heart > is still broken / waiting for the door to open.") In the > last minute, the lyric descends to the pits of triteness > and literalism, hitting its nadir with, "Did he join the > Navy or the Marines?" But then again, there's that sound, > that gorgeous sound. So: (1) Does anyone have any info on > this, please - label, producer, writer, background? Yes, but do you like it, Paul? :-) Our pal David's already given you the label copy, so here's a little info about the group from me. The Twilettes were Noraniece Allen, Elaine Brown, her sister Charlotte Brown and - ta-ra ta-ra - lead singer Carolyn Willis. The same group also recorded as the Sweethearts (on the Ray Starr and Kent labels) and the Nightingales (Ray Starr). Carolyn Willis, of course, also performed with the Girlfriends (Colpix), Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans (live) and the Honey Cone (Hot Wax). Ask me another. > Does anyone have it available to play to musica, or is > it in print somewhere? Your wish is my command, my friend. Click here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ The B-side's great too. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:04:53 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Sugar Shoppe Art Longmire writes: > I'm really in with the recent Spectropop threads - I also have > this LP. It's definitely sort of light sunshine pop. The liner > notes say that they were heavily influenced by the Mamas and > the Papas. One thing I notice about this group-one of the members > has possibly the most unusual facial hair I've ever seen-makes > him look like a Satanist or a vampire. And the other three look > so clean cut! And of course, the clean-cut male in the group is up for an Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama this weekend! That's a lot different than most of the Where Are They Now? stories you hear on Spectropop... I also really enjoy the Sugar Shoppe LP. Laurie Hood, the Michelle Phillips of the group, is both a terrific singer (she'd do well on the cabaret circuit) and certainly one of the most stunningly attractive women in her time and genre. I don't believe she did much professionally after the Sugar Shoppe, although I was told a few years ago that she did backing vocals on an album by the Canadian prog-pop trio Klaatu in the mid-to-late '70s: she had been the receptionist in the studio where they were recording. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 20:12:51 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: New at S'pop: Annette Tucker Back in 1966/7 record collectors began noticing a songwriter's name that was appearing on some quality hit singles. The Electric Prunes had two of the biggest hits of the psychedelic era with "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me To World On Time". The American Breed proved that they were not one hit wonders with a frenetic Top-40 entry, "Green Light" and the Knickerbockers put their Beatles' soundalike skills to one side with the more rockin' "High On Love". These songs were all co-written by Annette Tucker, the subject of a Spectropop feature in which she is interviewed by Al Hazan. To quote from Sundazed Records, Annette "is considered these days to be a prolific writer in the Psychedelic Composer's Underground with countless masterpieces to her credit". Wow! But it all started in the summer of 1961, which is where Al begins the journey: http://www.spectropop.com/AnnetteTucker/index.htm Mike Edwards. Enjoy! The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 15:29:45 -0400 From: Orion Subject: Re: Sugar Shoppe Al, do you think it could be considered Bubblegum? The times I have seen it on eBay it normally will say Bubblegum and/or Sunshine Pop. I have often wondered if putting the moniker of Bubblegum on an LP you are selling helps or hurts. Orion - too many Kens :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:36:42 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Sugar Shoppe Alan Zweig wrote: > I could make Mr Botticelli happy and talk about how the > Sugar Shoppe fit in with my theories about the relationship > between hair length and sunshine pop but instead I'll just > point out that the less hairy man in the group currently > stars in the popular TV program "Alias". Victor Garber. > He was also in the Godspell movie I believe. And while I'm > at it, I don't think of their sound as "light" sunshine pop. > Or at least there's much much lighter stuff out there. > They were on TV around these parts a lot when I was a lad. Sunshine pop and TV go together quite nicely. Both imitative arts. Television - particularly late 6Ts and early 7Ts - created to bring movie lite entertainment into the home, and sunshine pop to lighten the weight of heavy, more "serious" rock...But Mr Zweig's hair theory bears repeating in this context. He presented it a few years back in another context but I'm hoping he can re-present it in Spectropop fashion for the connoisseurs on the list. And I like The Sugar Shoppe. Incidentally, Mr Zweig's film "Vinyl" is must-see -movee for all Spectropoppers IMHO. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 16:14:00 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" CD My advice is that if you want this CD buy it NOW. I will bet anything that Phil sues ACE. Phil's mantra is "I'll sue anyone, anytime". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 20:48:10 -0000 From: B Vlaovic Subject: Oh Canada! Once again the http://1050chum.com website provides a lot of statistical info to help in identifying Canadian groups/hits etc. The Sugar Shoppe managed a #20 placing with 'Canada' in the summer of 1967. For any listeners who might not have been aware, 1967 was the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation, so the country was awash in a deluge of patriotism....The song (I assume) is the same one that 'The Young Canada Singers' took into the top 10 earlier in the same year. Is it or is it not? Anyone know? And I assume that 'Clean cut guy who's up for an Emmy' is Victor Garber (from my hometown of London, Ont). If you're looking for soft Canadian pop from around that time I'd suggest the Poppy Family (some US success), The Lords of London (#1 in mid-67 with the light-psych-pop track 'Cornflakes and Ice Cream') or possibly the Bells! Known mostly for the euro-styled 'Stay Awhile' they hit a peak early on in 1968 with 'Moody Manitoba Morning'. Not much of a hit, but an absolute ringer for Saint Etienne circa 1998 (Good Humour). Also Rain feat. Charity Brown (who had a semi-successful Canadian solo career in the mid 70s) were in a light pop vein. She might not have been brilliant in Rain, but on her own really didn't get the recognition she deserved. She remains my favourite female singer of the 70s, Canadian or otherwise. and also... Re the Willows connection to Toronto....maybe. The Chum chart shows them charting at #17 in June of 1966 with 'My Kind Of Guy'. And as for them being a later version of the Girlfriends, I can't answer, but 'My One & Only Jimmy Boy' went to #21 in February of 1964 which is a lot more than it did in the US. If it's true then I can add them to the small group of Canadian Girl Group singers/Acts who had some regional success in the mid 60s....Pat Hervey, The Allan Sisters, Shirley Matthews.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:51:26 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: HIT Records My latest Hit Records acquisition is their soundalike platter pairing "Light My Fire" with "Hush". I was hoping to hear some middle-aged Nashville crooner trying to sound stoned while a church pianist butchered Ray Manzarek's famous intro, but it turns out to be a version based on that by Jose Feliciano, and the guitar playing is pretty good. Not a bad reproduction. I think at least one of the versions is credited to the Chords. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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