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Spectropop - Digest Number 1100

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Richest Man Alive
           From: Barry Tunney 
      2. Re: Bobby Hatfield
           From: Bill Reed 
      3. Flamma Sherman
           From: Barry Tunney 
      4. Re: Bobby Hatfield
           From: That Alan Gordon 
      5. Re: Miss Cathy Brasher
           From: Mikey 
      6. Re: Beverley
           From: Steve Harvey 
      7. R.I.P. Bobby Hatfield
           From: David Coyle 
      8. Sonic Past Music reissues
           From: David Goodwin 
      9. Bobby Hatfield
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     10. Re: Lesley Gore
           From: Paul Bryant 
     11. Re: Phil's Spectre
           From: Paul Bryant 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 20:18:19 -0000 From: Barry Tunney Subject: Re: Richest Man Alive Phil Chapman wrote: > Talking of Simon Napier Bell, does anybody know anything about > Flamma Sherman, technically a girl-group, but not in the usual > mould. They had a near hit in 1968 on his label, SNB, with the > self-penned "No Need To Explain", based on Bach's "Air On A G > String" (sim. "Whiter Shade Of Pale"). Have a listen - > Phil - I'm a 'newbe' in Spectropop but have been desperately seeking Flamma Sherman's "No Need To Explain" since I discovered mp3s a couple of years ago. Can't find it from your link. Any suggestions? Thanks Barry -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:02:20 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Bobby Hatfield Richard Williams wrote: > Spectropoppers will be saddened to learn of the death of > Bobby Hatfield in his sleep on Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Perhaps a better time for this story might be a few days down the line after the shock has worn off. Still, I feel impelled to render it now, and it's simply THAT, according to legend, when Phil Spector was producing "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous BROTHER---Hatfield---Bill Medley became a touch rankled at being shut out from most of the recorded proceedings. He supposedly asked Spector, "What do you want me to do while he's singing?" PS reportedly replied, "Carry all the money the TWO of you are going to be making off of this record to the bank." An apochryphal "true" story? Very likely. But a fairly amusing one, I think. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 21:26:15 -0000 From: Barry Tunney Subject: Flamma Sherman I'm new here and not sure if this is the 'done thing' but I believe a song by Flamma Sherman called "No Need To Explain" (1967) was once on musica but is no longer! I've hankered after this for many years since losing my original copy in the early 70s - sad I know. If anyone could play it back there I'd be glad to reciprocate with their 'wanna-get' if I can! Thanks, Barry -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 14:54:48 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Bobby Hatfield With the passing of Bobby Hatfield, we lost a beautiful soulful man. His soul touched all of our souls. He was and always will be a very important part of all that our music means to us. God bless you Bobby. That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 19:44:27 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Miss Cathy Brasher Tony Waitekus wrote: > 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" > CDs, 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. "Only When I Dream" is a good tune, but nothing compares to Cathy's "I'll Remember Jimmy". Total, early 60s, Teen Idol Pop, even tho' it's from 1964. Actually, it sounds like it may have been recorded much earlier. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:24:19 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Beverley Paul Underwood wrote: > Now, the thing I remember about this Beverley is an > article in Record 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...... Yeah, same chick we're talking about and it's on the Deram Daze LP. Just burnt it onto CD for my little buddy, Markie Frumento. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:51:03 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: R.I.P. Bobby Hatfield It's sad to hear about the death of Bobby Hatfield. Although I never really appreciated the Righteous Brothers' music as much as I should have, I did respect that they kept the Righteous Brothers name intact and active all these years. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't it Bobby who always stayed a Brother, while Phil Medley struck out on his own a couple times over the years? Imagine singing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" every night for almost 40 years...Bobby was a real trooper. If there's a rock and roll heaven...then you know, today, they've got a hell of a singer. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 00:56:31 -0600 From: David Goodwin Subject: Sonic Past Music reissues Anybody here have the Millennium "Pieces" set and the new Boettcher set? If yes, how are they? How do they compare to the old Dreamsville/Poptones sets? Anything on these that isn't available on the old ones? Thanks, -D -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 12:22:21 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Bobby Hatfield I sadly join the silent chorus of millions of music fans all over the world to whom Bobby Hatfield continues to live on as an unforgettable voice; whose hearts and lives have been consciously or unconsciously touched by Bobby's generous talent, to resonate forever. Far transcending the ground stones of skill and craft, Bobby possessed the magical attribute that, singularly, is the the ultimate key to profound success in any artistic medium: Charm. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Bobby's family and friends. Respectfully, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 04:58:53 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Bryant Subject: Re: Lesley Gore Mike Hinstridge wrote: > Re Lesley Gore: > She is remembered if at all in Britain for only one > hit, "It's My Party", maybe "You Don't Own Me" and > nothing else. Not quite true - "Maybe I Know", from 1965. Great record, top 20. Same year as Brenda Lee's last pop gasp, "Is It True". They were trying to do the new "beat group" sound, and they did too. pb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 05:04:20 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Bryant Subject: Re: Phil's Spectre Monophonius wrote: > I believe the Spector Influence is in the grooves of > every pop record recorded subsequent to Phil's big > year of 1963! Is my thesis a bit exaggerated? Maybe, > but let's think about it. Here's a list of twenty-five > other tracks that could fill another CD. Many of these > were big hits, too. Everyone of them exhibit some phase > of the Spector approach.... > All I Really Want To Do--CHER Even more, "Sunny" by Cher. There's a quiet voice & acoustic guitar intro, then a breathless pause, & then WHOMP - in comes the wall of sound like a crashing tidal wave. Would this have been the work of Phil's former gofer Sonny? > Stay Awhile--DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Dusty loved the Wall of Sound and consciously tried to replicate it. Articles I have read suggest that whilst there was a nominal male producer of her early solo records, Dusty herself took charge in the studio. You could add "Your Hurtin' Kinda Love" and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" and a few others too. pb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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