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Spectropop - Digest Number 1129



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Seasons concept album
           From: Dave Heasman 
      2. Re: Beatles
           From: Paul Bryant 
      3. Metropolitan Soul Northern Playlist -  23rd November
           From: Simon White 
      4. Re: The First Disco Rekkid
           From: James Botticelli 
      5. Re: Beverley Sisters - there were never such devoted....
           From: Ian Chapman 
      6. Re: Disco Rocks (on Ace Records)
           From: Art Longmire 
      7. Re: The Guilloteens
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      8. Re: Bob Seger
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      9. Re: Hollies
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     10. Re: The Seagulls
           From: The Faux J.C. 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 19:43:28 -0000 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Re: Seasons concept album Stuart tells us :- > "Genuine Imitation" is not dark or gloomy. Radical departure it may > have been but it is filled with truly excellent songs that more than > stand the test of time. By this stage in their careers, the Seasons > were pack chasers and were no longer setting the trends. Their > problem was though that when they fixed on a genre to copy, they did > it rather well. "Watch the Flowers Grow" (San Francisco '67), "Electric > Stories" (rock), "Who Loves You" (disco and darn, that one slipped > through and was a hit). I bought "Genuine Imitation" in about 1970, as a cut-out. I could never get into it. The Seasons did lead a trend again in '72, with their Mowest album "Chameleon". Richard Williams hipped us to it in the Melody Maker, and he was as right as ever, it's a marvellous powerful 70s record. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 14:50:40 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Bryant Subject: Re: Beatles Clark Besch wrote: > I love talking about those first times I heard Beatles songs. > My brothers and I lived for being the first to tape new > Beatles recordings! Anyway, it was a lot of fun spinning > the dial in the 60s awaiting the new Beatles tracks! I recall the extraordinary jolt I got when I first heard "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Eleanor Rigby". I was a major pop fan by 1966 but this just wasn't pop music. It was....something ...else... pb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 20:02:49 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Metropolitan Soul Northern Playlist - 23rd November JAMES CARR - FREEDOM TRAIN - GOLDWAX GEORGE FREEMAN - WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS - SHOUT OTIS REDDING - SOMETHING IS WORRYING ME - VOLT BOSS FOUR - WALKING BY - RIM GARNETT MIMMS - A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP - U.A. POOKIE HUDSON - JEALOUS HEART - DOUBLE L FREDDIE SCOTT - WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE - COLPIX FREDDIE SCOTT - SPANISH HARLEM - COLPIX FREDDIE SCOTT - WHERE DOES LOVE GO - COLPIX GEORGE JACKSON - THAT LONELY NIGHT - CAMEO TYRONE DAVIS - LET ME BACK IN - DAKAR PRETTY PURDIE - MODERN JIVE - DATE DORI GRAYSON - NEVER LET GO - MURCO ERNESTINE ANDERSON - YOU CANT BUY LOVE - MERCURY BABY WASHINGTON - YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE - SUE BABY DOLLS - I WILL DO IT - BOOM DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - GO HEAD ON - PHILIPS DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - BRING HIM BACK - PHILIPS SISSIE HOUSTON - DON'T COME RUNNING TO ME - KAPP BARBARA COOPER - WHAT'S ONE MORE TEAR - RCA MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS - TALKIN' 'BOUT LOVE - CHUBBY CHECKER - YOU JUST DON'T KNOW - LONDON CHUBBY CHECKER - YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT BABY - PARKWAY CHUBBY CHECKER - EVERYTHING'S WRONG - CAMEO PARKWAY LINK EDDY COMBO - MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM - REPRISE WOODEN TRUMPET - THEME FROM NYPD - AMY DREAMS BAND - CHARGE - DC SOUND FANTASTIC FOUR - CAN'T STOP LOOKING FOR MY BABY - RIC TIC FANTASTIC FOUR - GOT TO HAVE YOU LOVE - WESTBOUND FANTASTIC FOUR - THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME - MOTORCITY ASHFORD AND SIMPSON - HIGHRISE - CAPITOL WILLIAM BELL - PASSION - TOUT ENSEMBLE DEE DEE WARWICK - HOUSE OF GOLD - MERCURY FABULETTES - SCREAMIN' AND SHOUTIN' - SOUNDSTAGE 7 CHERYLWILLIAMS - EVERYBODYS HAPPY BUT ME - BENGEE DIXIE CUPS - WHAT KIND OF FOOL - HMV FRANKIE VALLI - YOU'RE GONNA HURT YOURSELF - SMASH LITTLE JOE ROMAN - WHEN YOU'RE LONESOME - TUFF LEE ANDREWS - CAN'T GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU - LOST NITE VITO AND THE SALUTATIONS - I'D BEST BE GOING - SANDBAG -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 18:04:12 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The First Disco Rekkid Fred wrote: > Another contender, though later (from 1969), is one by the > Intrigues called "In A Moment" on Yew Records. No bout a dout it, but remember! Yew was Philly. Philly begat disco. Thank you. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:30:32 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Beverley Sisters - there were never such devoted.... Dave Heasman wrote: > HMV has nothing but: BEVERLEY SISTERS The Very Best Of 5.99 > As you can see, they're largely covers of early 50s just- > pre-rock n roll songs. Yes, except for "Long Black Nylons", which is an out-and-out rock 'n' roll raver, sung to the tune of "Clementine". Has one of wildest 50s manic sax breaks y'ever heard. BTW, Country Paul - remember the pic that featured on the S'pop home page a few weeks ago with the Walker Brothers high-kicking with a trio of blonde girls in identical outfits? They were the Beverley Sisters. The "why-the-hell-are-we- doing-this?" expression on Scott Walker's face was priceless. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:31:44 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Disco Rocks (on Ace Records) Stuffed Animal wrote: > Speaking of prototype disco records, if you want to hear > sixty (count 'em!) 60 of 'em, look no further than Rob > Finnis's superb LAND OF 1,000 DANCES compilation, two volumes > of which have been released on Ace Records and can be found at > http://www.cduniverse.com and other online music outlets. > These two CDs are spilling over with great rock 'n' roll > dance music that was undoubtedly played in US discotheques in > the '60s. Hello Don, Thanks for giving these two great compilations their props! Actually I just have volume two - I purchased it primarily for "Madison Time" by the Ray Bryant Combo, but it is loaded with great tracks - another track I had been looking for was "The 81" by Candy and the Kisses - I had been aware of it for years but never got a chance to hear it until I got this CD. What a classic of uptempo girl group pop! Also I just love "Bacon Fat" by Andre Williams and "Cool Shake" by the Del- Vikings. I have two questions regarding the other version of "Madison Time" by Al Brown's Tunetoppers (which I have never heard) - is it as good as Ray Bryant's version? And which version came first? As a record collector, I've long been interested in dance records, especially from the 50s and 60s...hopefully we'll see more collections like these in the future! Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:39:25 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: The Guilloteens >From Amber: > The Guilloteens "I Don't Believe" (HBR 446, 1965) > The Righteous Brothers meet the MFQ. One listen and it becomes > easier to envisage the unissued Phil Spector-produced version. Thanks for playing it! I have a Guilloteens 45, "I Dont Believe" (HBR 486) and it's a great garage rocker, but it's not as sublime as that first 45. The Searchers recorded a great cover of "I Don't Believe" on a BBC session back in 1965-6; it's a shame they never cut a studio version. It's on thier 30th Anniversary collection from Sequel and I think Collectables also re-released it in the USA. Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:16:31 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Bob Seger For years Seger has mentioned in interviews that he and (I think his now former) manager Punch Andrews were going to release a compilation of his early singles. After 20 years and 2 Greatest Hits CDs of his post-"Night Moves" work, there's no word if those early singles will ever be reissued. I dont know who owns his early singles, but many of them were released by Cameo. I guess those records are in the same legal limbo that other Cameo/Parkway artists are. Allan Klein owns them, but will never release them on CD because he doesn't want to pay royalties to the people involved in making them. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:26:08 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Hollies Clark wrote: > Billy, "Look Thru Any Window" became my fave song of the 60s > when it was released in '65. Today, I would have to count it > as in my top 5 fer sure. Don't ask me why, but everytime I > hear those opening notes, I think of my tape of it off WLS' > Dex Card show (where it reached #3)with Dex belting out "Here > are the Hollies on 8-9-0 a go go!". A great great song! WLS > even played "If I Needed Someone"! Whenever I listen to mid 60s recordings of the Cryan Shames, Ides Of March, The New Colony Six (after Ronnie Rice joined) and the Buckinghams (who recorded a great revved-up cover of "I've Been Wrong Before"), it sounds to me like the Hollies were a huge influence on Chicagoland garage bands in 1965-66. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 23:21:08 -0000 From: The Faux J.C. Subject: Re: The Seagulls Art Longmire wrote: > I have two 45s by the Seagulls, both on Date, and both are great > favorites. "Anabel" is a beautiful, dreamy and melancholy pop > number and is the b-side of the Seagulls' great version of Dave > Davies' "Death of a Clown". The other 45 is a song called "Shooting > At the Moon With a Slingshot", another excellent and more upbeat > song. No question, I'd love to see any of these on a compilation > someday. Art, The Seagulls' 45s "Charlie No One", "Death Of A Clown", "Don't Go Out Into The Rain (You're Gonna Melt)", "Hitting The Moon With A Sling Shot", and "Twiggs" are all on different CDs in the Bubblegum Motherf***er CD bootleg series. They generally sound pretty good, fidelity-wise, although I believe in many cases, the songs have been digitally cleaned up and mastered from 45s. Still, nice to have on CD. Also, along the same lines, (along pretty much the exact same line really, soundwise), the San Francisco Earthquake 45s are included in that series as well. The singles "Bring Me Back A Little Water", "Everybody Laughed", "Fairy Tales Can Come True (Have You Heard About Lucy?)", "Hold The Night", "Sophia", "Su Su", "The Day Lorraine Came Down" and "That Same Old Fat Man" are all included in varying sound qualities, mostly pretty good to excellent. I know the "Anabel" single as well. It's a keeper. Cheers! The Faux J.C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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