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Spectropop - Digest Number 1099



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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Boys Town
           From: Phil Milstein 
      2. Miss Cathy Brasher
           From: Tony Waitekus 
      3. Re: karaoke b-sides
           From: Andrew Jones 
      4. Bobby Hatfield
           From: Richard Williams 
      5. Re: Lollipops
           From: Martin Jensen 
      6. Re: Boys Town - karaoke
           From: Bill Reed 
      7. Re: Goldie & the Gingerbreads
           From: Mick Patrick 
      8. Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to..
           From: Phil Milstein 
      9. Re: Bobby Hatfield Dead at 63
           From: Martin Jensen 
     10. Bobby Hatfield
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     11. Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to..
           From: Mark Frumento 
     12. Re: Beverly
           From: Paul Underwood 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 09:50:02 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Boys Town Orion wrote: > I am from Nebraska, home of Boys Town. ... Boy's Town is also the source of the phrase "He ain't heavy, he's my brother," a line that (in a slightly different wording) was their motto for many years. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:47:30 -0800 From: Tony Waitekus Subject: Miss Cathy Brasher Anyone have any information on Miss Cathy Brasher or her song "Only When I Dream". I have the song on a couple of "gray area" CD's, but that song sounds like they used a cheap microphone held up to a record player. It sounds worse than a disc dub. Anyone know where I could be a better sounding copy of this song? With all the talk of Spector copycat sounds, this great record came to my mind. Tony Waitekus Davenport, IA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 10:04:14 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: karaoke b-sides Phil Milstein: The first record that I know of that had a bgv-only B-side was "Sally Go Round the Roses" by the Jaynetts, on the Tuff label. That B-side was titled "Instrumental Background to Sally, Go 'Round the Roses" and the artists' credit said "Sing Along Without the Jaynetts." Cute. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 10:06:46 +0000 From: Richard Williams Subject: Bobby Hatfield Spectropoppers will be saddened to learn of the death of Bobby Hatfield in his sleep on Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was due to appear with Bill Medley. So that's another combination of sounds that will never be heard in person again. It makes me so glad I saw them during a trip to Vegas a few years ago. They were terrific, of course, doing full justice to their history. The LA Times obituary is worth reading (http://www.latimes.com registration required) RIP. Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:48:09 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: Lollipops Clark Besch wrote: > JJ and all the others, > I have a radio show promoting the Lollipops' "Freight Train to > Boston" I can play to Musica when space is freed up if you want to > hear it. I think for this they added Bob Wills and His Texas > Cowboys! The song's OK, but they don't quite have the Kennedy Boston > accent that the Hardly Worthit Players do, y'know? It's funny to > hear them say "Boston". The lyrics say he only knew one girl from > Boston. Hmm, so he must not have known her long. :) I quite like that song - but I'm afraid I won't be able to hear those mispronounciations you mention. ;-) Thinking of the Lollipops, I suddenly remembered a funny story. In the late 60s they had a major Danish hit with a song called 'Sussy Moore', and basked in the glory of being on top of the hit parade - that is, until it was pointed out by music affectionados that the song was a note by note ripp off of Tim Hardin's 'The Lady Came from Baltimore', right down to the name of the girl sung about! Needless to say, he was listed in the writing credits on later pressings... :-D With lots of regards Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 14:55:21 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Boys Town - karaoke Phil Milstein: > 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. Two that immediately come to mind are Edwin Starr's "Agent Double O Soul" and the Jaynettes'immortal AND ambiguous "Sally Go Round the Roses." Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 07:30:11 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Goldie & the Gingerbreads Martin wrote: > Now I'm sure Mick knows but did you know that Carol Shaw - > famed for "Jimmy Boy" on Atco - was really Carol MacDonald, > lead singer and writer for Goldie & the Gingerbreads... Actually, Carol wasn't the Gingerbreads' lead singer. Goldie was. Carol played guitar. > and later to be co-founder along with fellow Gingerbread > member Ginger Bianco of the all women rock band, Isis? > Well neither did I! Yes you did. It's all in the sleevenotes for the "Where The Girls Are, Volumes 2 and 4" CDs. You've read those, perhaps? > But all this info and more is available on JD's excellent > site: http://www.queermusicheritage.com/index.html Very interesting site. It's good to know that JD has a new bent to keep him busy and out of mischief. Phil Milstein on Goldie: > Yes indeed, under the (real?) name of Genya Ravan. Eddy: > Isn't her real name Goldie Zelkowitz, the name to which she > returned for her 1974 album. Actually, her real name is Genya Zelkowitz. So you're both half correct. She was born in Poland and was given the name Goldie upon her arrival in the USA. Ravan (pronounced like the black bird) was an invented name. "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat"? Great record. Better than that Herman! There, and I didn't mention her sexuality once. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 09:45:37 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to.. Billy G. Spradlin wrote: > I remember Joan Jett didn't change the gender when she covered Tommy > James "Chrimson & Clover" in 1981, it really raised a few eyebrows > back then! Patti Smith: Gloria ('75) --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:39:12 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: Bobby Hatfield Dead at 63 What an incredibly tragic loss. I'm a huge fan of the Righteous Brothers, and have always been thrilled to hear how Bobby made exceptional use of his set of pipes on all their classics. His and Bill's voices really were, imho, one of the best pairings in the history of popular music. Take care Bobby, wherever you are. Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:31:20 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Bobby Hatfield So very sad to hear the news about Bobby Hatfield. His voice was the perfect foil for Medley's tones, and as such he was a part of all of us. Our thoughts go out to his family and close friends. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:20:41 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: It's My Party and I'm Gay if I want to.. Billy G. Spradlin wrote: > 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! Am I wrong in remembering that Brian Ferry didn't change the gender when he sang "It's My Party"? I remember thinking it was cool that he left it alone. Funny too given his "manly" voice. On Caroline Now, the Beach Boys tribute CD, The Pearl Fishers do a great version of "Go Away Boy" with a male lead. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 19:39:21 +0100 From: Paul Underwood 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". Steve Harvey: > 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. Now, the thing I remember about this Beverley is an article in Rcord Mirror by Tony Hall (supposed to be the man who invented the term "wall of sound") in which he raved about a demo he had received from a mysterious singer called Beverley, who was going to be signed to the new Deram label. The song on the demo that he was so enthusiastic about was called something like "Picking up the sunshine drinking in the tears" (my memory is less than reliable). Anyone know if the song was ever released? Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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