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Spectropop - Digest Number 1377

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Turntables
           From: Tom Taber 
      2. Motown
           From: Stephanie 
      3. Bee Gee's Odessa
           From: Jim Shannon 
      4. Re: Girls Go Zonk!! New RPM CD
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      5. Re: Leaders Of The Pack CD
           From: Mick Patrick 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 08:06:36 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Turntables Mick Patrick wrote: > Own up all S'poppers who DON'T own a turntable. Do I make up for it any by having three "upstairs" turntables (one for 78s), a "downstairs" turntable, and a few on the front porch that may or may not be connected to an amplifier at any given time? If you have never placed a Little Richard 10 inch on a turntable, and watched the "Specialty" label spin at breakneck speed while he and his band do the same, you have an area of your life which is sadly lacking! Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:29:56 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Motown For those of you who are interested in going on a Motown cruise in November or asking any questions about Motown you can email Weldon McDougal the III At He has finished a DVD on Philly discjokeys and he wrote the book Motown the Golden Years in 2001. The book has sold 8,000 copies and you can get it from him or the bookstore. He loves the fans. Stephanie PS he is a friend of mine and you can tell him I sent you. I told him about Spectropop. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:03:26 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Bee Gee's Odessa Went back into the archives last night to listen one more time to the the Bee Gees' "Odessa". Some pop enthusiasts might consider it their "Sgt Pepper" LP, that would be a stretch. It is an interesting quasi-concept LP with seventeen songs on the"Velvet Red" album. In it's early '69 release, I know of only one single and that was "First of May" on Polydor-a simple but nice ballad that charted poorly in most markets. I seem to remember a second release , the beautiful "Melody Fair"-not sure if was a "b" side or just a limited released in Australia and England. Anyone help here? Country Paul: Agree. This is this a special one of a kind pop site for those in the know. JIm Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 11:55:29 EST From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Re: Girls Go Zonk!! New RPM CD Mojo: > Released In The UK Last Month On The Rpm Label > Girls Go Zonk A Colection Of Hard To Find > U.S Beat Girls And Harmony Groups Of The 60's > Comes With Exellent Fold Out Info Booklet > Enjoy Happy coincidence... I was just gonna post a message about Sharon Marie Esparza! I just got this CD at R&R Heaven in Orlando (near where I live). It's fun... and FULL of notes by Mick and Malcolm. Thanks, guys! Listen... any further info on Sharon Marie? Her fab Runaround Lover, which is on this CD, is now #1 in my car : ) It's really, really good... rocks and storms along, a perfect fusion of Beach and Girl sounds. (Though I can't figure out the first few lyrics - anyone know?). I searched the invaluable old Spectropop archives for info on her. Mick, your notes suggest that she disappeared into the girl-group ether, but one post mentioned a fellow meeting her in later years etc. Are there any pics of Sharon Marie? Is that her pictured on the "Pet Projects" CD that I just ordered? Incidentally: Top Five In My Car: 1. Sharon Marie-- Runaround Lover 2. Parlettes-- Because We're Very Young 3. Renee St. Clair-- My Hero 4. Raindrops-- That Boy John 5. Gonna Make You My baby-- April Young QUESTION: Is this the same April Young who recorded To Be Loved By You? On "Baby..." she seems to be double-tracked along with some weird other voice, which is apparent at the fade... any thoughts? Jimmy Crescitelli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:34:40 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Leaders Of The Pack CD Previously: > Phew! A pretty stellar cast and some surprising inclusions. > The CD has no sleevenotes and no compiler is credited. Not > bad for 15 quid though. What do you girl group boffins make > of it? Meaning??? :-) Hmmm, the words breakfast and dog spring to mind. The Crystals' tracks are Gusto re-recordings, I read. No compiler listed, eh? Horsewhipping is too good for the anonymous perp. I won't be buying it. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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