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Spectropop - Digest Number 1078



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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Barbara Acklin
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Re: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
           From: James Botticelli 
      3. another foreign "Happy Together"
           From: Kim Cooper 
      4. Re: "I Think It's Gonna Rain"
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Orpheus
           From: Orion 
      6. UK cover versions
           From: Mike Edwards 
      7. Re: Foreign Language versions / Jackie DeShannon
           From: Peter Lerner 
      8. Beantown's Wicked Rock
           From: Bob Wallis 
      9. Little Miss Dynamite
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     10. Re: You're No Good-original versions in general
           From: Paul Underwood 
     11. Re: Foreign language re-writes
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
     12. The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons
           From: Martin Jensen 
     13. Sending My Good Thoughts To You
           From: Artie Wayne 
     14. Lisa Hartman
           From: Bill George 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 19:31:19 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Barbara Acklin Mike Hinstridge wrote: > Barbara Acklin is a singer I know of but no records, alas. Many of the classic Barbara Acklin LP's have been reissued on vinyl with original covers, liners (lame~) and whatnaut. Except this time the covers are protected. But the music is great, Barbara being essential to any Chi-Town soul collector worth the name. For my money? "I'll Bake Me A Man" runs the show, but that's just me. She had about 5 LP's between '68 and '72/3 on Brunswick. dustygroove.com carries them frequently. I am in no way affiliated but my Master card sure is....... JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 19:33:56 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Stuart Miller wrote: > 'Can't take my eyes off of you'... 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. It was also recorded by Englebert, not too shabbily either. It sort of crossed that line from Top-40 to Pop Standard at the tail end of the Pop Standard era. Although one could argue that point. And one prolly will. So a lot of older performers snapped it up. It has stood the test of time though hasn't it! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 18:04:38 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: another foreign "Happy Together" I thrifted a delightfully upbeat Chinese version of "Happy Together" sung by a pretty gal called Billie Tam on her "The Love Game" LP (Singaporan EMI/Pathe). Apparently, the song is meant to be a "slow jerk" (as is "Guantanamera"--others are denoted "soul," "a-go-go" and ... "hala hala?"). ha la ha la, Kim -- Scram PO Box 461626 Hollywood, CA 90046-1626 http://www.scrammagazine.com Scram #18 out now with Emitt Rhodes, the Ramones, Marty Thau, Smoosh and more. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 02:48:24 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: "I Think It's Gonna Rain" Hugo M. wrote: > Browsing through some auction listings in one o' them magazines > and I saw a version of this song recorded by THE EVERYDAY PEOPLE > on an Abnak 45 (#149). Since it's been under discussion lately, > I just thought I'd mention... Actually, this Abnak 45 is "I Think I'm Gonna Rain" written by Mac Davis from 1972. Pretty good song that sounds just like Mac Davis doing rock (hmmm, I guess he did give "rock n roll the best years of his life....") pretty well, with fuzz guitar even. Only stereo/mono Abnak 45 I ever saw! Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 21:52:18 -0500 From: Orion Subject: Orpheus There is an Orpheus CD for sale on ebay right now. It is by Varesse and it has 16 of their best songs. Just information for those who have not heard them and maybe should :) Peace Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 03:01:51 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: UK cover versions Members have mentioned excellent versions of "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt, Dee Dee Warwick and Betty Everett. The definitive version, however, was by Liverpool's Swinging Blue Jeans, who made it # 3 in the UK in 1964. It was one of the five best examples of a UK cover being better than the original US version. The others are: Dave Clark 5 "Over And Over" (Bobby Day) Dave Clark 5 "Do You Love Me" (Contours) Searchers "Love Potion No. 9" (Clovers) Beatles "Rock And Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:12:34 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Foreign Language versions / Jackie DeShannon Bill wrote: > There are quite a few versions of Jackie DeShannon tunes out there. > Mostly Italian it seems. Peter, do you have a list? I know of > Italian, French, German, even Swedish versions! Thanks for the cue, Bill. I'm busy compiling the Complete Jackie DeShannon Songography and I have versions of her songs in French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish and probably more! The most recorded (in foreign languages) being When you walk in the room, Come and stay with me, Don't turn your back on me, and Bette Davis Eyes. Needless to say, if any Spectropopper knows of any odd or unusual covers of DeShannon compositions, I'd appreciate an e-mail, and of course Spectropop will be getting the complete list, with artists ranging from Steppenwolf to Connie Stevens, Diana Dawn to Ral Donner, Sarah Vaughan to Martha and the Vandellas, David Ruffin to Raga and the Talas - you get the picture? Grateful thanks, Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:14:37 -0000 From: Bob Wallis Subject: Beantown's Wicked Rock I recently established a streaming audio "internet radio" station that plays strictly Boston and New England area rock that ranges from the G-Clefs in the 50s to current day music. The broadcast sound quality is excellent, but the price of this is that the station is only available to those with a broadband or DSL internet connection. I hope you have a chance to listen to it and, if you like it, I would appreciate you passing the word. Here's the address: http://www.live365.com/stations/bosstown?play Thanks, Bob Wallis (sorry if you've seen this posted in another group) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:52:05 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Little Miss Dynamite Don't anybody miss Brenda Lee's wonderful autobiography! It's now available in paperback (which, if you're budget conscious like me, means you can finally buy a copy). An absolute joy to read! Just like a great-sounding country music album, it's got pathos, humor, sincerity, down-to-earth lyrics and plenty of heart. The part where Brenda and her husband draw the curtains in their home in order to light up some "joints" is a killer! Don "Stuffed Animal" Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 20:32:43 +0200 From: Paul Underwood Subject: Re: You're No Good-original versions in general I don't think I'm the only one to have believed (for 30 years) that Betty Everett did the original version of "You're no good". Was Dee Dee Warwick's version actually issued at the time? And what's this about "I'm gonna make you love me" being done first by Dee Dee? And another thing: reading Mr Patrick's liner notes to the very fine "Phil's spectre" collection, I learn that Freddie Scott did the original demo of "Love her". Now that song was two years old by the time the Walker Brothers did it and the idea of Freddie Scott doing a demo for the Everly Brothers (who recorded it in 1963) is a bit strange. It would be nice if we could hear this demo on Musica, especially if it played a role in the Walker Brothers' version. To me, this was a defining moment when Scott Walker's voice revealed itself in all its glory. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 19:33:51 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Foreign language re-writes EMI in England just released two Sandie Shaw CDs today, one in Italian and one in French. Can't wait to get 'em! Seem to be mostly foreign-language versions of her hits, with a few originals. Wonder if the German-language compilation La Shaw had Bear Family withdraw will show up on EMI, now that she has a reissue deal with them. I was never able to get a copy of the Bear Family disc. Also, fans of Japanese twins Emi and Umi Ito---better known as the Peanuts---will want to pick up the recent Bear Family CD that collects all of the duo's German-language recordings. Novelty songs mostly, but uptempo, entertaining ones and the remastering is superbly done. If you haven't heard them, Timi Yuro's Italian-language recordings are absolutely out of this world. And I'd love to hear Sandy Posey's Italian versions of "Born a Woman" and "Single Girl" someday. Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 21:29:21 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons Hi No, don't worry - this ISN'T a tedious 'which group had the best falsetto' post. A question merely popped up while I was checking out David Leafs liner notes for the 'Surfer Girl' album. According to David, the Four Seasons 'would later respond in kind' to Brians challenging Frankie Valli-like falsetto tag at the fade of 'Surfer's Rule'. Does anyone here know what the Seasons' response consisted of? Was it a line in a song, or some sort of public statement or what? Besides that, what is the 'East meets West' single with the two groups like? On paper, it would seem like a dynamite combination... With regards Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:50:22 -0000 From: Artie Wayne Subject: Sending My Good Thoughts To You In honor of my mother, Lucylle Hicks, who passed away on Friday, and to all of those who we lost this year....I would like to share "Sending My Good Thoughts To You," a song Patti Dahlstrom and I wrote for our friend Jim Croce at the time he crossed over. http://www.geocities.com/artie_wayne/sending.html Time Heals And Music Comforts, Respectively Artie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 02:48:54 -0000 From: Bill George Subject: Lisa Hartman Sorry for posting the wrong Lisa Hartman track. What I posted was called If You Want To Come Home, NOT Oh Me Oh My. I just tried to load the correct song, but there isn't enough space right now. I'll post it as soon as something else goes away. Sorry about that... -Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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