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Spectropop - Digest Number 1185



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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Baby Jean On Stacy
           From: Simon White 
      2. Tinkle tinkle tink Or Boinnnk. . . .
           From: Mike C. 
      3. Re: Gilbert O' Sullivan
           From: Bill George 
      4. Re: Dusty movie?
           From: Ken Mortimer 
      5. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Mike C. 
      6. Re: Bewitched
           From: Ken Mortimer 
      7. Violins courtesy of Snuff.
           From: Doc 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 22:48:31 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Baby Jean On Stacy Lee Miller wrote: > The artist was 'Baby Jean' the tracks were "If You Wanna" & > "Oh Johnny". As far as I can work out it was released on > "STACY" Lee, you're after one of my top ten favourites from this year! I heard the track at a club in 2002 and made a point of finding a copy - which I did rather easily by typing it into Google. It cost me the grand total of $6.00 I've been trying to find out who she was/is but have got nowhere so far. Good luck in getting one. Which Comp was it on? Simon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 01:24:08 -0000 From: Mike C. Subject: Tinkle tinkle tink Or Boinnnk. . . . Steveo writes: > The composer Jack Keller sang it {Bewitched} on a 1965 > release on a Colpix 45. Jack Keller? Wow! Would love to hear this. Did we know that stablemates Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote the theme song for another Screen Gems production "I Dream Of Jeannie". Their clever little waltz graced the shows first season. I've often wondered if there was a vocal version of "Jeannie". Does anyone know? Mike C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 21:16:39 EST From: Bill George Subject: Re: Gilbert O' Sullivan "Alone Again Naturally" is one of the first songs I remember hearing on the radio (on a very long car vacation), and one of the first singles I bought. Does anyone know what he is doing these days? Sha la la la Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 03:05:32 -0000 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Dusty movie? Simon Bell: > There are in fact two projects to make movies about Dusty. > One in the UK with Michelle Collins, and the one you referred > to, in the States with Joely Fisher. Both projects appear to > be still happening. I keep my DUSTYNEWS page updated regularly > at: http://www.simonbell.com/Dustydevotedly.html Wow - I had absolutely no idea that the tremendously talented Simon Bell was a Spectropopper too! Fantastic. Not that anyone should need to be reminded but Simon is one of our top session singers! 'Givin' it Plenty' is still one of my fave tracks Simon!!!! Has there been any developments on the project mentioned a little while ago to release a CD/DVD of Dusty's late 70's concert given in London. You were one of the backing singers along with the late (and much missed) Vicki Brown and I think, Lavinia Rodgers? You might also be interested to know that I've just picked up a copy of the CD 'Elkie - Live at the Palladium. 1978'. A great show with some tremendous vocals from yourself, the wonderful Barry St.John, Larry Steele and Robert Lindop. We need to get people like Barry, Sue & Sunny, Clare Torrey, Madeline Bell etc. contributing to these pages. Oh, and while I'm about it, is there any possibility of any of those old 'Dusty' B&W TV shows from the 60's making an appearance on video or DVD? A couple of years ago, we had a whole evening devoted to Dusty at a local cinema in Newcastle and about 6 of the shows were screened back to back. I seem to remember on one show, that Dusty's singers were Madeline Bell, Lesley Duncan and Maggie Stredder and what a fantastic sound they made together. Wow!!!!! Hope you're well. Best Wishes Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 01:47:29 -0000 From: Mike C. Subject: Re: Bad Lines One of my favorite "bad" ones is "Sunny Boy" written by Smokey Robinson and is sung by Diana Ross & The Supremes on their "Love Child" album. It goes: ---Sunny Boy I love you so much 'till it ain't funny boy My cloudy days have been declouded.--- Of course!! It's a verb. To decloud. Mike C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 03:21:21 -0000 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Bewitched Steveo: > Peggy Lee did a good rendition of the Bewitched theme song > years ago. I have it, and it is worth looking for. Yes, I've heard Peggy's version of Bewitched and it's tremendous. It's available on a CD in the EMI '2 on 1' series - 'Pass Me By'/'Big Spender'. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 23:11:41 -0500 From: Doc Subject: Violins courtesy of Snuff. I specifically asked the late Biuddy Knox how he felt about having violins on his rockabilly records for my book, Liberty Records: Although he was coming in from New York, Buddy Knox was born in Happy, Texas, and was doubtless seen by Al Bennett as yet another Texan that Snuff was bringing up to work for Liberty, like Johnny Burnette and Ernie Freeman before him. And like the other Liberty artists, Buddy Knox became the beneficiary of producer Snuff Garrett's "Liberty Sound", a mix of country and western, rhythm and blues, and pop that had become the new rock and roll. How did Buddy like having violins put on his rock 'n' roll records? "I liked it fine! It got me hits! I had nothing but admiration and respect for Snuff's studio prowess. Heck, he revived Johnny Burnette's career, then mine, and I appreciated the guidance." Snuff even put the Johnny Mann singers on Buddy Knox's rockabilly records, as well as Darlene Love and the Blossoms plus drummer Hal Blaine on various of the two-dozen sides Buddy cut at Liberty. Doc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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