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Spectropop - Digest Number 1106

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Buddy & Dusty
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Van McCoy, Ad Libs
           From: Art Longmire 
      3. Re: popping the classics
           From: Art Longmire 
      4. Buddy & Dusty
           From: Steve Harvey 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 17:11:02 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Buddy & Dusty Add to the Buddy Rich stories, now circulating, Paul Anka Moment(s) wherein he berates his band saying HE is the show, HE is the center of attention and they are only there because HE is gaddam IT you bunch of wimpy f____rs! On it goes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 20:45:54 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Van McCoy, Ad Libs Astro4004 mentioned being interested in the songwriter Van McCoy - I second that and have been raving about him for years. I'm constantly amazed at the variety of artists that have recorded his work (I haven't heard the Joanie Sommers song under discussion here). Possibly my favorite song of his (so far) is the Ad Lib's version of "Giving Up" on Share Records from 1969. I've heard the earlier version by Gladys Knight and the Pips but don't have their record...although I do remember it as being just as good. Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 22:42:14 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: popping the classics Phil Chapman: > Can any of you compilation buffs tell me if there's one > comprising pop hits lifted from classical themes? Phil M: > I've never heard of one, but it sounds like a great idea. > Whoever intends to take on such a project would do well to > consider Van Dyke Parks's "Number 9," his delightful > interpretation of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Another one I can think of is "Night of Fear" by the Move - based on Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:09:31 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Buddy & Dusty There's a story about Buddy's widow receiving a call after his death asking for him. She informed the caller that her husband had passed on. The next day, the same guy calls asking the same question. She, once again, relayed Buddy's passing. The day after that she gets a call from this same guy and is in no mood for his nonsense. "I told you yesterday that Buddy has died. What's wrong with you?" A pause, then the caller responded, "I know you did. I just love hearing it." Buddy was a great talent, but brutal on many of those around him. I remember him talking, on the Tonight Show, about Dusty Springfield being a hooker, swinging her purse around. I can see why she punched him out. She probably became a hero to a lot of people just for that fact alone. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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