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Spectropop - Digest Number 1062

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Tim Gilbert 45
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Re: The Hudson Brothers
           From: Clark Besch 
      3. Re: The Settlers
           From: Mike Stachurski 
      4. Re: Instrumentals with lyrics / Sammy Davis Jr
           From: Simon White 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 21:43:57 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Tim Gilbert 45 Scott Charbonneau wrote: > Great track!!! Brings to mind a more pop oriented Tim Buckley as > well. Any chance we can get the B-side as well? Scott, if I get time this week, I'll drop one and add B side. Thanks, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 21:55:52 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: The Hudson Brothers Scott Charbonneau wrote: > A couple of their tunes, Rendezvous and So You Are A Star, did > receive a fair amount of airplay in the mid 1970s. Been a long time > since I've heard either of them but I remember them as being well > crafted pop with a very strong Beatles influence. During the mid to > late 60s they recorded several singles as the New Yorkers, with one > classic track in Mr. Kirby which has appeared on a few collections > of obscure garage/psych material. For more information refer to Ken > Sharp and Doug Sulpy's highly recommended tome Power Pop. Scott, when discussing the Varese "Hudson Brothers" Cd with compiler Cary Mansfield, I expressed my wishes to add the Playboy Records "Leavin It's Over", but felt the New Yorkers stuff was both not that good and also did not really fit with the 70's stuff. He agreed on the New Yorkers and did not really want to lease just one song from another label too bad. I really liked the Playboy record and may put on Musica if there is room this week. I loved "So You are a Star" and some others on the Casablanca Lp were good too. Both MCA/Rocket Lps were great! "Be A Man" is a classic and "If You Really Need Me" is another fanstastic track. They went on to have one or two singles for Arista in 79. A little disco-y, but good for the time period. "The Last Time I Looked" was the best there. Worth hearing if you get the chance. I believe they had a 45 on Columbia in 82 as the Hudsons, but don't remember it resembling any of the 70's stuff at all. Altho "Rendezvous" is alright, it is very bubblegummy and hate to think it is their highest charter. Oh well. Hope this helps. Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 11:01:58 +1300 From: Mike Stachurski Subject: Re: The Settlers Tony Hatch on the Settlers: > ...Two boys and a girl (Cindy), they were an excellent folk group but > perhaps a bit too close to Peter, Paul and Mary. We made some good > records but none took off. I wrote at least one of them - "Major To > Minor". Following their time at Pye they had a small hit with York > Records - "Lightning Tree" in 1971. "Lightning Tree" was the theme song of a British children's series set in a stables: "Follyfoot". Mike Stachurski, Librarian-in-training DUNEDIN, NZ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 22:06:46 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Instrumentals with lyrics / Sammy Davis Jr Guy Lawrence wrote: > Sammy Davis Jnr sang a vocal version of the "Hawaii 5-0" theme called > something like "You Can Count On Me" Oh boy are you in for a treat! Keep an eye on Musica! Simon -- Rilleh! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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