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Spectropop - Digest Number 1098

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Boys Town
           From: Phil Milstein 
      2. Re: Beverly
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Bobby Hatfield Dead at 63
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      4. Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to..
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      5. Re: Covers / reissues, etc
           From: Country Paul 
      6. Re: Goldie & the Gingerbreads
           From: Eddy 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 20:47:21 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Boys Town Orion, who noted: > I have tried to find a good copy of Nino Tempo's "Boys Town" > for a long time. It is IMHO one of his better pieces Now if we can only find a home for the sublime flipside, the backing-vocals-only version of "Boys Town." Speaking of which, are there many other examples of the bg-vox-only instrumental versions of things? "Youm," Bassett Hand's rendition of "You Can't Take My Boyfriend's Woody," comes to mind, but there must be others. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 18:55:58 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Beverly Clark Besch: > ..."Happy New Year" by Beverly! Wow, what a record--and written by > Randy Newman, released early 1967. It's like Cat Stevens' Spectorish > productions with a female lead. I think I remember Beverly being the > voice heard in the middle break of Simon & Garfunkel's "Fakin' It". Beverly was the woman sitting in the middle of the street with Paul Simon on the cover of his very first lp (British issue - which he won't allow a reissue of these days). I think they were an item before John Martyn showed up. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:23:13 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Bobby Hatfield Dead at 63 Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers Dies at 63 November 6, 2003 12:51 AM EST KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Bobby Hatfield, who with partner Bill Medley pioneered "blue-eyed soul" as the Righteous Brothers with hits like "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," died Wednesday night of undetermined causes at a hotel, his manager said. He was 63. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:26:26 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to.. Norman wrote: > I have always admired Joan Baez for not changing the gender of > songs when she covers them. I remember Joan Jett didnt change the gender when she covered Tommy James "Chrimson & Clover" in 1981, it really raised a few eyebrows back then! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 01:31:20 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Covers / reissues, etc David Coyle: > I always just thought "Little Darlin" by the Diamonds was just a fun > little song that the singers just had a blast on. Agree that it was, but the original has the grit - but, in my opinion, so much grit that it's inferior to the cover version ehich, of course, sold millions. David Coyle again: > Ever hear "Jukebox Saturday Night" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra with > the Modernaires, with its dead-on impressions of the Harry James's > trumpet and the Ink Spots? I always thought of that as a tribute. I'd agree again. There was a 1960 cover of this (!) by Nino and the Ebbtides on Madison, paying tribute to several doo-wop groups - but sadly, sounding nothing like any of them David yet again: > Another fine doo-wopper that got eclipsed by a white cover group would be > the classic "Sh-Boom" by the Chords, which was nearly emasculated by the > Crew Cuts, a '50s middle-class name if I ever heard one. Interesting how time has immortalized the Chords version and abandoned the Crew Cuts (mercifully, IMO). Of course, the Chords had issued - an indie label and three changes of name during the run of the song - the Chords, The Cats, and The Chordcats. Ouch! > I will have to say that one doo-wop song that benefitted from a remake > was "Barbara Ann" by the Regents. The remake was never my favorite Beach > Boys song, but then I heard the Regents version, which is rather monotonous > by comparison. 'Fraid I disagree - The Regents actually MEANT it! Play it loud to get as close to full fidelity as the low-rent recording allows. Bryan: > Often the licensing dept. (not the "A&R guy") try very hard to license all > of the tracks but for some reason or another, certain tracks aren't made > available. I do know that WSM's third-party licensing dept. (Special > Markets) can't always allow certain tracks. I'm sure there are people on > this list who can chime in with examples. Is this the reason Dion & The Belmonts' gorgeous "Don't Pity Me" was excluded from collections for so long? It's my favorite ballad by them. And Mick, thanks again for the kind words and thoughts. Bring on the Carol Connors CD - and the unreleased track! My ears are ready! To be continued, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 08:27:51 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Goldie & the Gingerbreads Phil Milstein on Goldie: > Yes indeed, under the (real?) name of Genya Ravan. Isn't her real name Goldie Zelkowitz, the name to which she returned for her 1974 album. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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