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Spectropop - Digest Number 1077



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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. You Guys
           From: Mike Hinstridge 
      2. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: Max Weiner 
      3. Re: Gary Bonner   
           From: John Berg 
      4. Williams & Van Outen
              From: Stuart Miller 
      5. You're No Good
              From: Ian Chapman  

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Message: 1 Date: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:52pm From: Mike Hinstridge Subject: You Guys You Guys, I have only been a member for a few days, but you guys really get some chases going. Let me explain, I was looking for info on Flamma Sherman, 'coz I'm old enough to remember them first time round (57), when I saw on Google mention of you. I also saw mention of The Turtles. I have about 10 of their singles, so I had to play them again - after I found them (I have moved four times in the last 10 years various parts of Liverpool). I agree with you all, they are great songs and they still work for me. Various artists get mentioned, some of whom I have records of. I was really pleased to see Maxine Brown and Dee Dee Warwick come up, especially HQ's notice about Maxine's site (thanks). Barbara Acklin is a singer I know of but no records, alas. So I have spent all afternoon reorganising my singles and being reminded of records I had long since forgotten about. I knew I had LPs by Baby Washington, but not several singles. Also more singles by Dee Dee Warwick than I knew as well as numerous singles by other singers of that style and era. My favourites are Irma Thomas, Margie Joseph, Ann Peebles, Carla Thomas and so many others. I've spent all afternoon sorting the records and it's all your faults, but it was worth it. THANKS. Does anybody know anything of The Association now? I even got emails from Flo and Eddie. Wow! Likewise Bonner and Gordon - great songs and they still stand up. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:11pm From: Max Weiner Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl Ken Bell wrote: > .....I knew that I remembered "Let's Call It A Girl Day", > but I don't think I would have remembered who sang it. Hi Ken; The Razor's Edge from Palm Beach Florida did "Let's Call It A Day Girl". It was issued on POW records, of which I happen to have a mint copy. I believe at one point, the 4 Preps did it also in the early sixties (I think it was the 4 Preps, at least) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:10pm From: John Berg Subject: Re: Gary Bonner I had heard of the Magicians, but until the Sundazed CD compilation had never heard their music. What a voice Gary Bonner has! A friend here in the Seattle area had contact a few years back with a collector in the Chicago area who claimed to have tapes of lots of Bonner demos, including songs like "Happy Together". Alas, my friend did not have the right bait to strike a tape trade deal with the windy city fellow. But this tells me that tapes exist and the right label should be able to pry loose this treasure for all of us to hear (assuming Gary Bonner himself would consent, maybe even assist.) I would love to see a complete Gary Bonner CD released by Sundazed or Rev-Ola or some label of that ilk. If anybody else on the S-pop list can tell us more about these demos, "we are all ears". John Berg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:02pm From: Stuart Miller Subject: Williams & Van Outen D. Bassett wrote: > Came across a version of 'Can't take my eyes off of you' > by Andy Williams and Denise Van Outen....... Can someone > offer an opinion as to how/why this record was made? It was > a Frank Valli hit (in the pop era) not one of Andy Williams > charttoppers!. Is there a connection between the performers? > Was it from a film? Always curious Although this song is known as a Frankie Valli song, regretfully in the UK it is known as an Andy Williams hit, as Andy did a cover a short time after and it was that version which charted over here. I can't remember if the two of them did it for a particular reason or not. Andy might have been touring here at the time and Denise would not have said "no" to a possible chart hit. I think it "tickled" the lower regions. Stuart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon Oct 20, 2003 0:37am From: Ian Chapman Subject: You're No Good The version I want to hear is the hitherto unissued one by Alma Cogan, supposedly still languishing in the EMI vaults. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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