The Spectropop Group Archives presented by Friends of Spectropop

[Prev by Date] [Next by Date] [Index] [Search]

Spectropop - Digest Number 1079



________________________________________________________________________
      
               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
________________________________________________________________________



There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Williams and Van Outen
           From: Tom 
      2. Re: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons
           From: Andrew Hickey 
      3. Re: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: Foreign language re-writes
           From: Steve Crump 
      5. Re: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons
           From: Mikey 
      6. Lesley Miller "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" at Musica
           From: Tom 
      7. Re: Sending My Good Thoughts To You
           From: Orion 
      8. Inner Dialogue
           From: Paul Richards 
      9. British Remakes
           From: Doc Rock 
     10. Re: Little Miss Dynamite
           From: Phil Milstein 
     11. Pussy Cat's No Good
           From: Patrick Rands 
     12. Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing"
           From: Mac Joseph 
     13. The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons
           From: Chris Allen 
     14. Timi Yuro / Annette Funicello
           From: Mick Patrick 
     15. Mello Cads Live This Friday
           From: David Ponak 
     16. Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing"
           From: Gary 
     17. Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing"
           From: Bob Bailey 
     18. Re: Bobby Kenedy 1967 Wild Thing parody
           From: Bob Bailey 
     19. Re: Little Miss Dynamite
           From: James Botticelli 
     20. Late, as usual.  Lulu, Linda
           From: Alan Gordon 
     21. Re: Foreign language re-writes
           From: David Bell 
     22. Re: Inner Dialogue
           From: Art Longmire 
     23. Re: Sending My Good Thoughts To You
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     24. Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing"
           From: Tom Taber 
     25. Re: Simon & Garfunkel + The Everly Brothers
           From: Mary S. 


________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Message: 1 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 07:28:04 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Williams and Van Outen According to the website British Top 40 Hits, the duet between Andy Williams and Van Outen of Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, hit number 23 on the UK top 40 chart on June 23, 2002. When I heard the recording a few months ago, I assumed it was a new revival of the song but I admit I don't know anything about the recording. I was suprised to see it on the recent charts when I first saw it there. Here is the link to the site: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/martin.newton7/top40/ Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:58:18 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons > Besides that, what is the 'East meets West' single with the two > groups like? On paper, it would seem like a dynamite combination... And on paper is where it should have stayed - it sounds exactly like the dozen or so other flop non-album tracks the Beach Boys put out in the 80s (Problem Child, California Dreaming, Rock & Roll To The Rescue etc), just a tired, badly performed song about how great it was back in those crazy 60s, with bad 80s production to boot... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:52:44 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" AND lets not forget that The Lettermen had their biggest hit with a medley of "Going Out Of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes off Of You" in 1966. This huge hit kept them going for another 5 years on Capitol. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 12:48:05 -0000 From: Steve Crump Subject: Re: Foreign language re-writes Jeffery Kennedy: > 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. Hi Jeff I have one of Timi's Italian singles - and it's a killer. Did any of those songs turn up later in English?? Other "foreign" tracks to watch out for...... Stasera No No No - Nino & April Baci Baci Baci - The Sweet Inspirations Dedicato All'Amore - Dionne Warwick as well as tracks by: Marianne Faithfull Steve & Eydie The Sorrows Johnny Rivers Gene McDaniels Chad & Jeremy and my favourite - Addio Mondo Crudele by Jimmy Darren There was a CD releaase called "No Really They Sing In Italian", which contained lots of interesting tracks including, I believe, Jody Miller's version of Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) which she sang at San Remo in 1965. (has anyone heard it??) Cheers Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:55:04 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons The Four Seasons' reply was the flip side of "Dawn"....."No Surfing Today". Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:52:37 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Lesley Miller "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" at Musica >From the MGM LP, "The Changing Times of Bob Dylan" by The Alan Lorber Orchesta. Also released as a promo single credited to singer Lesley Miller. Playing now at Musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica Thanks to Marcus for the track. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 06:08:27 -0500 From: Orion Subject: Re: Sending My Good Thoughts To You Artie, You have my deepest sympathy, I know the loss of a mother very well. May Peace and Tranquility follow you in your journies. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 12:41:24 EDT From: Paul Richards Subject: Inner Dialogue Just got this LP through the post today. Wonderful weirdness, a bit like a further out Free Design. Two girls (BJ Ward, Lynn Dolin) & a guy (Gene Di Novi). Apparently Raquel Welch was a fan & managed to get them on the Ed Sullivan show. Would love to see that clip! I will post the title track to Musica, brilliant stuff, I thought it would have had a CD re-issue by now. You can check out the whole LP at: http://www.weirdsville.com/featured1.html.Dig">http://www.weirdsville.com/featured1.html Dig that great cover too! Paul R -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 12:24:26 -0400 From: Doc Rock Subject: British Remakes Mike Edwards: > ("You're No Good" by the Swinging Blue Jeans) 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, surely you are being facetious! Doc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 11:13:57 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Little Miss Dynamite Stuffed Animal wrote: > 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! Hear, hear! I defy anyone to read "Little Miss Dynamite" and come away not liking the person Brenda Lee -- not to mention not digging out all of her records that you can find and spinning them again and again. By the way, anyone have any of her Japanese-language recordings? I'd like to consider including one of them on my "Foreign Tongue" compilation. If so, contact me off-list. Let's jump the broomstick, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 16:45:57 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Pussy Cat's No Good Combining two different topics: Pussy Cat did a great version of You're No Good in a French Ye-ye girl style, check it out when you get a chance. http://members.tripod.com/ye_ye_girls/artists/pussy_cat.html :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 16:08:51 -0000 From: Mac Joseph Subject: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing" Hey, Guys; Got another off the wall question for the panel of experts. In 1967 somebody did a parody of Sen. Bobby Kennedy singing "Wild Thing" Through my research, I found out later that the singer was a guy by the name of "Bobby Pickett". So here is my question: Is this the same Bobby "Boris" Pickett, from "Monster Mash" fame, or someone else. Or was my research wrong. Please advise Thanks much in advance, guys for any help; sincerely, Mac Joseph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:13:15 -0400 From: Chris Allen Subject: The Beach Boys vs. the Four Seasons > 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? >From David Leaf... I think the Valli/Gaudio response to the 'Rag Doll' styled falsetto at the end of 'Surfer's Rule' on the October 1963 'Surfer Girl' LP was a track on the next Four Seasons LP 'Born To Wander' entitled 'No Surfin' Today' in February 1964. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:49:03 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Timi Yuro / Annette Funicello Timi Yuro in Italian? Fantastic! There's one playing at musica right now - "E Poi Verra' L'Autunno", her 1965 San Remo Song Festival entry: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Talking of raven haired Italian/American heroines, can anyone please direct me to a complete Annette Funicello 45 & LP Discography? Thanking you. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:44:49 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Mello Cads Live This Friday Mello Cads will be making a rare appearance at Spaceland this Friday, October 24, on the bill with Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine. We'll be doing lots of new material and perhaps there will be a surprise or two. Please come! Mello Cads (w/Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine) Friday October 24, 09 :15 PM Spaceland 1717 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Cover: $10.00 Also, our new CD, "Gentle Explosion", comes out 10/22 in Japan on Philter records. To hear sound clips, click here: http://www.philter.co.jp/ca_36.html http://www.mellocads.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 19:24:17 -0000 From: Gary Subject: Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing" Mac Joseph wrote: > In 1967 somebody did a parody of Sen. Bobby Kennedy singing > "Wild Thing". Through my research, I found out later that the > singer was a guy by the name of "Bobby Pickett". So here is my > question: Is this the same Bobby "Boris" Pickett, from "Monster > Mash" fame, or someone else. Or was my research wrong? No, it wasn't Bobby Pickett who did Sen. Bobby's "Wild Thing". It was a comedy group called The Hardly Worth-It Players. I have them doing it on video on The Hollywood Palace. Gary -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 19:49:04 -0000 From: Bob Bailey Subject: Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing" Mac Joseph wrote: > In 1967 somebody did a parody of Sen. Bobby Kennedy singing > "Wild Thing" While we're at it, anyone have an mp3 of this, as this will be an addition to my Top 200 Hits of 1967. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:03:30 -0000 From: Bob Bailey Subject: Re: Bobby Kenedy 1967 Wild Thing parody As I remember, this was released by Senator Everett McKinley. The B-side of this was a parody of Sen. Everett Dirksen from Ill. I believe you will find that the author of this record, Sen. Everett McKinley, was a group of guys know as the Hardly Worthit Players and the guy doing the Kennedy/Dirksen impressions was Bill Minkin. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 16:01:16 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Little Miss Dynamite Phil Milstein wrote: > Hear, hear! I defy anyone to read "Little Miss Dynamite" > and come away not liking the person Brenda Lee -- not to > mention not digging out all of her records that you can > find and spinning them again and again. To say nothing of seeing her...which I last did in '92 here in Boston at the Berklee Performance Center, acoustically desirable, where she turned in a breathtaking performance. That lady can sing anything. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:12:20 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Late, as usual. Lulu, Linda >From JB: > Why would anyone here have to "forgive" Lulu for her pop > material...? ...she also has cred to handle the gritty stuff. Amen, bro. >From Chris A, re. Streisand, Nyro, and "The Ronstadt Law: > ...as soon as you hear the originals you can never listen to > the Ronstadt again. Law, Schmlaw - sounds a little Ashcroftian for my taste (no offence). As much as I have heard other friends and reviewers say similar things, I have to vehemently disagree. I think Linda is a world-class interpreter (as opposed to Babs, who, in my humble opinion, is all melodramatic style and no balls... great pipes though). I love Linda's interpretation of "Blue Bayou," "You're No Good," "Desperado," "When Will I Be Loved," and, hmm... I'm looking at a list of her hits right here and I can't find one that I don't like. Her version of "Tracks Of My Tears" is nothing like Smokey's... and as hard as this is to qualify sometimes, I think it's as good... (or, for those of you who have a problem with my syntax,) I like it just as much. This may be because I like the period that these and a lot of her songs were released during, or maybe it's just that I think her voice kicks ass. She has as big or bigger huevos than almost anyone I can think of. And as my session-friends like to point out that her pitch is a little odd, I love the way she stays just two cents south of the actual note until she crescendos right into dead-on pitch at the end of a phrase. ...And if you've never heard Linda Live... do yourself a favor and find a video copy of the "Best Of The Muppets" with her very live performances with a bunch of singing puppets. ...And as much as I like Cher's version, Linda kicks Cher's cute-but-tucked behind with "The Shoop Shoop Song" (also live on the Muppet show). ribbit ribbit, ~albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 16:14:05 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: Foreign language re-writes I have that CD "No Really! They Sing In Italian." Compared to the Dusty Springfield version, Jody Miller's rendition of "Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te)", Jody Miller's is about a mile behind in terms of quality and vocal performance. IMHO, of course! I have a tape of the 1965 San Remo contest which features Jody Miller singing this song. Once again, her performance doesn't impress me at all. Sorry. I prefer the Connie Francis song and also Kiki Dee doing her best with the Italian language. My mama would have found her accent amusing. David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:47:20 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Inner Dialogue Paul Richards wrote: > Just got this LP through the post today. Wonderful weirdness, a bit > like a further out Free Design. Two girls (BJ Ward, Lynn Dolin) & a > guy (Gene Di Novi). Apparently Raquel Welch was a fan & managed to > get them on the Ed Sullivan show. Would love to see that clip! I > will post the title track to Musica, brilliant stuff, I thought it > would have had a CD re-issue by now. You can check out the whole LP at: > http://www.weirdsville.com/featured1.html This LP looks interesting. Thanks for pointing it out, I haven't heard of it before but I definitely will snap it up if I ever find a copy. I followed the link and enjoyed the Japanese review that was posted...it got me to wondering-just what is "60's vapor-pop"? Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:53:18 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Sending My Good Thoughts To You Artie, just a note to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Warmest Wishes, Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:57:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Sen Robert Kennedy and "Wild Thing" Mac Joseph wrote: > Got another off the wall question for the panel of experts. > In 1967 somebody did a parody of Sen. Bobby Kennedy singing > "Wild Thing".... The Hardly Worthit Players were Senator Bobby. Tom Taber, still working on "Walk Don't Run", and who was married on Bobby Pickett's 40th birthday. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 21:21:58 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: Re: Simon & Garfunkel + The Everly Brothers Wow! If I didn't fear for the safety of my eardrums, I'd give virtually anything to attend the Simon and Garfunkel "Old Friends" Tour that even includes my all-time favorite harmony singers, the Everly Brothers!!!! I have no idea why the volume is always cranked up so high at all concerts, even ones of gentle pop music. Why do people want to hear music played at such an outrageous volume? It actually is painful to the ears!! The last concert I attended was about 1985, and I said "never again", and meant it since I thought I was going deaf after the concert. It just isn't worth it when I can play my records, tapes, and CDs at home. Yes, the Everly Brothers had stopped touring--in 2001. However, I guess this was an opportunity that they just couldn't pass up. Good for them!!! From what I have heard, all four of the singers on this new tour are singing quite well. I'd love to read some reviews from any Spectropoppers who go to these concerts!! Mary S. P.S.: I am sure that the newspaper reviewer who said that Simon belted out "Bridge Over Troubled Water" just didn't know Simon from Garfunkel. Perhaps the person sent to do the interview was a younger person who really didn't know them, or perhaps someone who didn't usually do music reviews. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
End

Click here to go to The Spectropop Group
Spectropop text contents copyright 2002 Spectropop unless stated otherwise. All rights in and to the contents of these documents, including each element embodied therein, is subject to copyright protection under international copyright law. Any use, reuse, reproduction and/or adaptation without written permission of the owners is a violation of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.