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Spectropop - Digest Number 1113

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Elvis covers
           From: Phil Milstein 
      2. Re: Ritchie Adams
           From: That Alan Gordon 
      3. Re: Beverley Sisters
           From: Dave Heasman 
      4. Re: Kit Kats
           From: S.J. Dibai 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 15:24:47 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Elvis covers Does anyone know if any compilation albums of covers of Elvis songs exists? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 14:02:10 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Ritchie Adams Don [Stuffed Animal] Charles wanted to contact Ritchie Adams. I would suggest you contact the writer relations dept. at A.S.C.A.P. If they won't give you his address, you possibly could write to Ritchie in care of them. Just an idea but I think it will work. Best, That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 22:17:10 -0000 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Re: Beverley Sisters Country Paul: > Never heard it before, Part 2: The UK members of this gang will be all > over me like a blanket, but today, for the first time, I heard a track > by The Beverley Sisters (again on WFMU, natch) called "For You," the old > standard. It sounded like the Paris Sisters with the background group > brought forward over a Mantovani accompaniment. I even thought, while > listening, it might have been Patience and Prudence grown up, but the > orchestra was too lush for the US teen market. Monica Lynch said there > was a UK album ("The Enchanting Beverley Sisters") but probably no CD > reissue. Everything about them is news to me. I invite you wonderful > teachers to teach me, please! The Enchanting Beverley Sisters, eh? Doug on WFMU last week played a track from "The Enchanting Nadaswaram" but I don't think they were related. The Beverley Sisters are still alive, and in their glamorous 70s. Twin sisters, Teddy & Babs, and an older cousin Joy. They grew up doing close harmony and recorded mostly cover versions of American hits from about 1949 to 1964 or so when they went out of fashion. They did a lot of TV, were highly reliable if predictable live. About 5 years ago they started performing again to stay young; they now have a considerable gay following. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 23:18:24 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: Kit Kats Steve: > Kit Stewart was a beautiful dreamer who never made the big time. > (...) I only found out about his death cruising the web. Even in > Philly there was nothing about his passing. He deserved better. I agree wholeheartedly. Since the big oldies stations in Philly almost never play the Kit Kats, I suppose it didn't matter to them that Kit passed away. But his rock 'em-sock 'em drumming style and awesome bass vocals helped define the Kit Kats' sound, and of course he co-wrote most of their original material. I wish I'd gotten a chance to meet him; he really seemed like a great guy from what I've read. Do you know what became of John Bradley or Ronnie Shane (Cichonski)? To all Kit Kats fans: Kit Kats' keyboardist/resident genius Karl Hausman has kept active in the music biz, and this link is to a couple of shows that Karl did for a radio station in Reading, PA, which is not too far from Philly. It's just Karl being interviewed and playing piano, and there's one show from 2001 (which I've listened to--it's good stuff) and another from 2002 (which I've been meaning to listen to when I get a chance). Check it out: S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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