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Spectropop - Digest Number 1104

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "When You Walk In The Room"
           From: Cheryl Jennings 
      2. New Dream Babes compilation
           From: astro4004 
      3. Buddy Rich
           From: Diane 
      4. Re: Sandy Posey
           From: Peter Lerner 
      5. Mina, Karina, Massiel and Lesley.
           From: Julio Niño 
      6. Re: Phil's Spectre / Kit Kats
           From: Fred Clemens 
      7. Re: "When You Walk In The Room"
           From: Fred Clemens 
      8. Re: Mina's "Just  Let Me Cry"
           From: Fred Clemens 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 15:50:02 -0600 From: Cheryl Jennings Subject: Re: "When You Walk In The Room" Richard Williams: > Much as I love both Jackie DeShannon's and the Searchers' > recordings, the best version of "When You Walk In The Room" > that I've ever heard was performed by Bruce Springsteen and > the E Street Band at Hammersmith Odeon in the summer of 1975. Just thought I'd add that when the Byrds were first a band in 1965 a high point of their early shows, along with "Feel A Whole Lot Better" & "Mr. Tambourine Man", was a super version of "When You Walk In The Room". That song always brought everyone on to the dance floor. Wish they had recorded it. Cheryl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:51:17 -0000 From: astro4004 Subject: New Dream Babes compilation I just read at that there's a new Dream Babes compilation forthcoming. This one focuses on the folk-pop sound, should be interesting! Bob Stanley does the liner notes. Release date (according to Amazon) is December 1st. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 19:56:51 -0000 From: Diane Subject: Buddy Rich Hi all - I'm behind in reading the posts, so I just saw this post about Buddy Rich > Anyone heard the recording of Buddy berating band members > on the tour bus? Abusiveness personified. He threw one guy > right off the bus, fired him in the middle of nowhere. There is a great story about Dusty Springfield, who was headlining a bill with Buddy in NYC in the mid-60s. Dusty asked Buddy for some rehearsal time with his band, as they were to back her up. Apparently, Buddy was p.o.'d that Dusty was the headliner instead of him. he called her a f***ing bitch, etc., whereupon Dusty punched him in the chops and knocked his hairpiece onto the floor. Dusty was later given an award from the band members for standing up to him. I hear 'Instant Karma' playing in the background. lurv, Diane, aka hurdygirl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:07:01 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Sandy Posey Bill asks: > But I have one seems I read somewhere that Martha Sharp > and Sandy Posey were the same person. Is this untrue? Well, Sandy admits she is Martha on the sleeve notes of one of her albums. But I have an album by Martha Sharp (including a couple of SP hits) and Martha sounds and looks quite different. I guess she's either a tease or very clever or just two different people after all. Great voice and choice of material anyway. Didn't Sandy sing backings on a lot of Memphis soul records? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 20:53:41 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Mina, Karina, Massiel and Lesley. Hi to Everyone, I've replayed Mina's Italian version of "Just Let Me Cry" to musica, this time in better quality. When there's enough space I will play the Spanish version. Continuing with Spanish versions of Lesley Gore songs. A personal favourite of mine is "No esta bien" by Karina (Hispavox 1964), a cover of Lesley's "She's a Fool". Karina was one of the archetypical Spanish ye ye girls. Her version is full of teen angst. Much more unusual is the opposite case. A cover of a Spanish song done by Lesley Gore. This is the case of "He Gives Me Love (la la la)", A-side of a 1968 single of Lesley, which is a version of Massiel's "La la la", winner of The Eurovision Song Contest of 1968. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:45:51 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Phil's Spectre / Kit Kats S.J. Dibai wrote: > That would be a great follow-up to this compilation--which I'd > better get now that I know it exists! But I'm a Philadelphian, > so I have to suggest "That's The Way" and/or "Let's Get Lost On > A Country Road" by The Kit Kats for inclusion on a possible > "Volume Two." The Kit Kats' records may have achieved only regional > success, but some of them rank among most amazing approximations of > the Spector sound I've ever heard. And besides, the Kit Kats were a > great band; anyone here who hasn't checked out their CD compilation > "It's About Time" should do so ASAP. I'll second your vote for the Kit Kats. I'm from New Jersey and learned of the Kit Kats in the mid-1960s when I got my first transistor radio. During daytime hours, I was able to pick up WFIL, which would play their song, "Let's Get Lost On A Country Road". For those not familiar with the group, they were also known later as the New Hope. Their local Hit was "Won't Find Better Than Me", a song originally recorded by the Kit Kats (different version). The New Hope's version is more refined and does sound better musically. As the New Hope, they also remade "Let's Get Lost On A Country Road". Most of their sides were released on Jamie Records (titles listed). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 22:25:30 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: "When You Walk In The Room" Bill Craig: > This brings to mind the oft told story of when Cher was in the > audience for a Springsteen show and the band kicked into the > opening riff of WYWITR. She supposedly jumped up screaming "Sonny > wrote this song! Sonny wrote this song!". Obviously assuming that > all those jangly suspensions were the intro to the other great > Searchers Jackie DeShannon cover, "Needles And Pins". > Speaking of "Pretty Flamingo", was the Manfred Mann the original > of that song? "When You Walk Into The Room" was done in Italian when it was remade by the Rokes as "C'e Una Strana Espressione Nei Tuoi Occhi" in 1965, their third single release. The Rokes biggest hit was a cover of a Bob Lind tune, "Cheryl's Goin' Home", called "Che Colpa Abbiamo Noi" in 1966. That record also featured a flip side called "Piangi Con Me" (meaning "Cry With Me"). That song would eventually become "Let's Live For Today". For the complete story on that, go to and click on "Let's Live For Today". As for "Pretty Flamingo", I have a version by Tommy Vann and the Echoes on the Academy label from 1966. Not sure if it's the same version though. Their version was written by Mark Barkan. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2003 21:50:43 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Mina's "Just Let Me Cry" Julio Niño wrote: > In musica I've played Mina's Italian and Spanish > versions of "Just Let Me Cry" Mina, as you may know, recorded the song first (before Lesley Gore), having had an English version released in the US in 1962 on Verve Records. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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