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Spectropop - Digest Number 1389

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: how to lip-sync / Midnight C'boy / Ruben Williams
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      2. Re: Inner Dialogue
           From: Paul 
      3. Re: Shindig questions
           From: Ed Rambeau 
      4. Re: Fraternity Records - Harry Carlson / Cathy MacGow-owan
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      5. Re: Glimmer Twins medley
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Re: the meaning of 'c/w' / F&B Bryant
           From: Frank Young 
      7. Re: Bob Brady & The Conchords
           From: various
      8. The Golden Lost
           From: Phil Hall 
      9. pts. 1 & 2 of the Jerry Naylor interview added
           From: Bob Celli 
     10. Re: The Groop/Midnight Cowboy
           From: p.a. ferra 
     11. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (NOJHF)
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     12. Johnny Restivo recording???
           From: Mojo 
     13. Re: Less tar, more cement
           From: Steve 
     14. Re: "If My World Falls Through"
           From: Art Longmire 
     15. Re: Blue Cat oddity
           From: Austin Powell 
     16. Bob Brady and The Con Chords - discography
           From: David L. Gordon 
     17. Re: Diane Renay Video at Old-Time Radio Convention (Sept. 2002 in NJ).
           From: Fred Clemens 
     18. Eddie Rambeau Shindig Video from 1965
           From: John 
     19. Bobby Womack & A Question for Al Kooper
           From: Dan N 
     20. Re: b/w, c/w
           From: Fred Clemens 
     21. Breakaways Voices
           From: Tony Leong 
     22. Re:"Dio, Come Ti Amo" lyrics & Millie single on Brit
           From: Steve 
     23. Bob Brady And The Concords
           From: Justin McDevitt 
     24. Re: Questions arising from new Spector biography
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     25. Girl Talk
           From: Simon White 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 15:49:56 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: how to lip-sync / Midnight C'boy / Ruben Williams Mikey wrote: > On that Shindig episode, were you sidelining (miming to the 45s) > to those two songs, or were you really singing live to a backing > track? This reminds me to ask whether lip-syncing (never heard the term "sidelining" before) usually involved singing out loud but without the track being recorded (or at least being wiped before broadcast), or whether one had to pretend to sing without actually uttering any sounds. The former would seem to make more sense to me performance-wise, but then there are times I think I can hear ambient sounds, indicating live mics. Matt wrote: > Elephants Memory ("Jungle Gym At The Zoo" & "Old Man Willow"), > The Groop ("A Famous Myth" & "Tears and Joy"), Nilsson > ("Everybody's Talkin") and Leslie Miller ("He Quit Me" > written by Warren Zevon) are all featured on the soundtrack. > None of the artists actually appear onscreen however. I have heard that the Velvet Underground were invited to be the group playing in the party scene, but for some reason turned it down. (They were also invited to the band in Blow Up, but couldn't get their visas together in time.) Some of the Warhol "Factory" people are in the party crowd. Ed B wrote: > Hello, while going through my collection of 45's purchased > over the years in various yard sales, flea markets etc, I > came across an interesting 45, Capitol 4769 by Rubin Williams > "Blow Out The Sun"/"Burning Memories" both sides produced by > Bright Tunes Productions. A Side wr. Artie Resnick/ Jeff Barry > B Side Margo/Medress. Any information on Rubin Williams would > be appreciated. Thanks. He was the unwanted lovechild of the brief but fiery liaison between Robin Williams and Ruben Studdard. Alas, the family came asunder in the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake, and have spent the ensuing decades in a prolonged custody squabble. Happily, though, I understand that Rubin, Robin and Ruben have been angling for a reconciliation of late, and have been hinting (through their respective attorneys) that the precipitating factor may be the posting of either or both of the abovementioned tracks to musica. Can't somebody help reunite this once-loving family?! Helpfully, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 15:58:04 EST From: Paul Subject: Re: Inner Dialogue I've got a vinyl reissue of the LP, think it's a couple of years old. Don't know who reissued it, a bootleg I think. It's got the catalogue no. RGF001A. It's one of my favourite albums &, I agree, it deserves a CD reissue. There's a link and info at http://www. weirdsville. com/featured1. html The main composer was Gene Di Novi, a session player & songwriter in LA who had worked with everyone fron Nelson Riddle to Frank Zappa. Lyricist Tony Velona provided the far-out lyrics, and vocals were by BJ Ward & Lynn Dolin. Apparently, Racquel Welch put them on The Ed Sullivan Show. That I would like to see! My favourite tracks are 'Inner Dialogue' and 'Yesterday The Dog'. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 16:22:33 EST From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Re: Shindig questions Mikey asked Eddie: > On that Shindig episode, were you sidelining (miming to the 45s) > to those two songs, or were you really singing live to a backing > track? Everything on Shindig was performed LIVE. They re-recorded the tracks in my presence at a recording studio a week before the show, and then we rehearsed a few times off the soundstage and once on the soundstage before the actual performance, which was done in one take straight thru (no stops) with a live audience. Frank W. writes: > Ed, thanks so much for sharing this historic Shindig clip. You > looked just as great at 22 as you do now. I immediately noticed > Darlene Love and the Blossoms backing you up, but who is the male > trio on the left of the stage? They were called "The Wellingtons". It was the Blossoms and the Wellingtons. Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 15:42:28 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Fraternity Records - Harry Carlson / Cathy MacGow-owan Me myself I wrote: > What a lovely article! It makes ne wonder whether the local > dailies aren't a great untapped resource for stories on the > older-era performers. Also, it may be the first time I've > ever heard an artist call a record company owner "one of the > most wonderful people I've ever met." I should have added this link to a fascinating article about Fraternity's founder, Harry Carlson, written by Shad O'Shea, who bought the company name (and only that) when Carlson retired in 1975: Elsewhere I have another article by Shad, from one of his books, about Carlson's crosstown rival and stylistic contrast, Syd Nathan; if anyone wants to see that let me know. Frank Murphy wrote: > Cathy McGowan is alive and well and taking nothing to > do with any nostalgia. You can find her here: > All I see there is info about her RSG days. Besides being "alive and well," is there nothing more you (or anyone) can tell us about Cathy's post-RSG life? Even whether or not she remained in show business would be of interest. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 15:00:01 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Glimmer Twins medley Al, Any chance of hearing Four On The Floor when the Rekooperators play the Dennis Flyer March 13? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 13:16:39 -0800 (PST) From: Frank Young Subject: Re: the meaning of 'c/w' / F&B Bryant Hi all. C/w is indeed "coupled with," as I've seen the phrase spelled out in some pages of old Melody Makers and New Musical Expresses from the era. How polite sounding! On a completely different tangent, I am presently going through a seasonal obsession with the more obscure compositions of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. Everybody knows the songs they wrote for the Everly Brothers, or "Let's Think About Living," but I'm digging on some of the lesser-known creations of this duo. They really wrote some brilliant and musically complex material, especially in the very early '60s. Songs like "Sleepless Nights" and "The Same Old Trouble" are several years ahead of the pop curve, sounding more like 1965-66 pop material. They also probably influenced as many wannabe pop songwriters as they did country scribes -- their music really resists easy categorization. Just wondering if anyone has any super-obscure Bryants faves they'd care to mention. Best, Frank Young -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 23:47:42 -0000 From: various Subject: Re: Bob Brady & The Conchords Following is a sampling of the wealth of responses to Billy G's inquiry about Bob Brady & The Conchords (alt. Con-Chords, Con Chords). David L. Gordon's Brady/Conchords discography will appear in a separate post. ------------------------ Billy G: > I was listening to an aircheck of WEAM (then a Washington DC > Top 40 station) from 1966 on and it > had a snippet of a 45 by Bob Brady and the Concords called > "Goodbye Baby". Dan Nowicki: I love those guys! Bob Brady and the Con Chords were a Mid-Atlantic white group that had the Smokey Robinson sound down cold. They reportedly were from Baltimore, but more often are identified as a Washington, D.C., group because they had a strong D.C. following, the remnants of which are still around. I picked up most of their Chariot label 45s when I was based in D.C. a few years ago. Hip folks in the D.C.-Virginia-Maryland area definitely still consider them local heroes. The Northern Soul scene has picked up on their supposed "hit" "Everybody's Goin' to the Love-In," (Brady's groovy twist on "Going to a Go Go"), but a guy who remembered them from the 1960s told me that's purely revisionist, and that it was their version of "More, More, More (Of Your Love)" that was the local sensation and cemented the band's reputation back then. Whatever. I like all their stuff. Hopefully someone else knows more and can elaborate. ------------------------ Simon White: A well known group on the Northern Scene, Billy. "More More More Of Your Love", originally a Smokey Robinson & The Miracles track, was an early Northern fave and got a U.K. release. "Illusion" and "Everybody's Going To The Love In" were also big Northern records, the latter virtually as a new release in 1968 and it was even used in a KFC T.V. ad here recently. Blue-eyed Bob out smokes Smokey on those three! "Savin' All My Love for You" was also played to a lesser extent. "Goodbye Baby" was one that only recently got played in the Northern Soul clubs, having been passed by until a few years ago. It doesn't really have the same vocal sound as the other three. It has been on CD -- "Allnighter Vol. 2" on Goldmine. All in all they made great records! As far as I know, Bob and the boys were the only act on Chariot, so maybe they owned it. ------------------------ Jimmy Botticelli: It was actually a Smokey Robinson tune from their 'Going To A Go-Go' LP. Bob had a respectable caucasian false tenor. Billy G Spradlin himself: I wasn't getting any search findings for his music until I tried "Bob Brady" and found out his band's name was actually the "Con-Chords" and that they hailed from Baltimore. It's strange that with "Goodbye Baby" he doesn't go into full falsetto mode, 'cause the guy sounded exactly like Smokey when he does. "Love Is The Master (And I Am The Slave)", "Illusion" and "Everybody´s Going To A Love In" are great '60s low budget Motown soundalikes. I found "Goodbye Baby" and several other songs (all from vinyl dubs) using WinMx. If anyone is interested in hearing them let me know. Great stuff! ------------------------ Bob Brady saw one UK label release, "Everybody's Going To A Love-In" c/w "It's Been A Long Time Between Kisses" on Bell. Both sides were 'club' plays. Incidently "Love In" was recently used on the KFC (soul food) ads running in the UK. Other songs used so far by : Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson - US Soul/UK Tamla Motown I Can't Get Away - Bobby Garrett - US Mirwood/UK Jay Boy (as Bob & Earl) Moonlight, Music & You - Laura Green - US RCA/UK Grapevine Road Runner - Jr Walker -US Tamla/UK Tamla Motown Sock It To 'Em JB - Rex Garvin - US Like/UK Atlantic and most recently The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache US ?/UK Deram (The Flirtations were formed from the US group The Gypsies (Old Town label) when they settled in the UK in the early 1970's) Cheers, Howard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 00:18:46 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: The Golden Lost While doing a little Internet research on The Groop, I ran across an obscure but interesting-looking CD called "The Golden Lost". The site description of it reads: Lost treasures -- each one a priceless gem! A double CD-R of obscure soft pop and bubblegum 45's from the late 60's (1966 into early 1970 to be exact) many of which have never appeared on CD or even a vinyl LP. Includes songs by The New Establishment, The Groop, Bobby Skel, December's Children, Twinn Connexion, The Sherry Sisters, Merrilee Rush, The Robbs, World of Oz, Pat Shannon, Majic Ship and many more. I wonder if our resident expert Mick Patrick, or anyone else, could shed any light on this CD or some of the performers on it. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 01:48:19 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: pts. 1 & 2 of the Jerry Naylor interview added Hi, I have posted parts 1 & 2 of the Jerry Naylor interview in the Files area. Enjoy! Bob Celli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 00:55:40 -0000 From: p.a. ferra Subject: Re: The Groop/Midnight Cowboy Matt wrote: > Elephants Memory ("Jungle Gym At The Zoo" & "Old Man Willow"), > The Groop ("A Famous Myth" & "Tears and Joy"), Nilsson > ("Everybody's Talkin") and Leslie Miller ("He Quit Me" > written by Warren Zevon) are all featured on the soundtrack. > None of the artists actually appear onscreen however. Matt, thanks for the info... Question for you (or anyone else who may know this): There must have been at least two bands that went by the name "The Groop". Do you know which band they were referring to? The American Groop or the Aussie one? The one from Australia did "Woman You're Breaking Me" on CBS, and also recorded on the Jamie label. Anther other band that went by "The Groop, Ltd." came out of Rochester, NY, recorded on Integrity records, and included Karim Capli (who later was with the Sundowners and The Monkees -- see my post on The Groop, Ltd. for the link to an interview with lead guitarist Jake Gerber). The Midnight Cowboy review described the Groop a "hip '60s band, which seems to describe both American and Aussie bands fairly well. However, Aileen Thomas (the folk singer) was among the members of "The Groop" that played on the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack. Which one of these bands did she belong to? Was there a third one? p.a. ferra -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 18:08:15 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (NOJHF) New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at Go here and click on each date to see who's appearing -- gotta be a party! Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 23:07:38 -0000 From: Mojo Subject: Johnny Restivo recording??? Greetings all, On a local BBC radio station here in the UK a song was requested which went by the title of "Girls Girls I Love Them All." The person requesting the song was 100% sure it was a Johnny Restivo recording, but no trace could be found in the main BBC record library. Could it be a line from a song (the lyric lists a lot of girls names), or are we looking at someone else's song? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Mojo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 22:10:20 -0000 From: Steve Subject: Re: Less tar, more cement Charles G. Hill wrote: > Eric's "Hard to Find 45s on CD, Vol. 7: More Sixties Classics" > (11513-2) contains a lovely stereo mix (by the late Bob Hyde) > of "Tar and Cement" which runs 3:13; I believe the 45 was > labeled 3:09. Hi Charles, My Aussie 45 runs 3:42 -- and I'm afraid that "stereo" mix on Eric is absolutely unlistenable. It would be better left untampered. Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 22:20:51 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: "If My World Falls Through" S.J. Dibai wrote: > Bonjour, Spectropoppers. I was wondering if anyone here has the Rose > Garden's follow-up to "Next Plane To London," which was called "If > My World Falls Through," and if so, how can I get to hear it? I know > this song as done by Bobby Vee, but I'm interested in hearing the > Garden's version. Hello S.J., I do have the "If My World Falls Through" single by Rose Garden. I haven't listened to it in years but I like it a lot -- nice lead vocal, harmonies, and jangly folk-rock guitar. I never knew anyone else had recorded it. Was this written by Kenny O'Dell? I've never heard the Rose Garden LP or the CD release by Collectors Choice, and have always wondered how good it was. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:48:27 -0000 From: Austin Powell Subject: Re: Blue Cat oddity Andrew C. Jones wrote: > Okay, many of us know Blue Cat as the R&B-oriented sister > label of Red Bird. But I have a Blue Cat promo single (BC 105) > which contains two "adult-pop" songs, "Real Live Girl" b/w > "Deep Down Inside," by British popster Bruce Forsyth. (Each > side is "A Pye Records U.K. Recording.") Anyone know how > Blue Cat came to release this single? Pye Records won the rights to Red Bird and Blue Cat, issuing "Chapel Of Love" and the Jelly Beans single "I Wanna Love Him So Bad" on their Pye International label in May '64 before giving Leiber-Stoller-Goldner their own identity in the U.K. When the Red Bird label was launched in the U.K., the releases carried the same catalogue number as their U.S. counterparts, though in fact very few U.S. Red Bird records were issued here. When Blue Cat came along, they were issued in the U.K. on Red Bird but with a numbering system starting with "BC."Pye would have offered Red Bird some of its British productions, though why George Goldner would have picked a Bruce Forsyth track is a mystery to me, though history would be suggest Goldner cared little for his boss's feelings, so it was probably just a "sop" to his British licensee ???? Austin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 15:21:31 -0000 From: David L. Gordon Subject: Bob Brady and The Con Chords - discography As far as I know this is the group's complete discography: BOB BRADY AND THE CON CHORDS (Baltimore) personnel unknown Chariot 100 12/66 CH100A Goodbye Baby (Bob Brady, James Samuels) CH100B Tell Me Why (Bob Brady, James Samuels) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon Chariot 101 05/67 CH101A More, More, More Of Your Love (Smokey Robinson) CH101B It's A Better World Prod: J Cash - B Gordon ["More ... " was originally an album track on the Miracles' 11/66 "Away We A Go-Go" set ] Chariot 525 02/68 8482 Illusion (Brady, Samuels) 8483 I Love You Baby (Brady, Samuels) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon Chariot 526 05/68 8712 Everybody's Goin' To The Love-In (Brady, Samuels) 8713 It's Been A Long Time Between Kisses (Brady, Samuels) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon [issued in the UK as Bell BLL1025 in '68, then reissued in 1970 as Bell BLL1114 in 1970, in the first wave of UK reissues as a result of its "underground" popularity on the early Northern Soul scene] Chariot 527 01/69 9001 It's Love (Cavaliere, Brigati) 9002 Love Is The Master ( ) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon Chariot 528 10/69 9356 Savin' All My Love For You (Brady) 9357 Please Stay (Brady) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon The first two were distributed by Cameo, then Amy/Mala/Bell took over following the collapse of Cameo/Parkway into bankruptcy. on compilation CDs: Goodbye Baby on "All Nighter II" (Goldmine) More, More, More of Your Love on "Out On The Floor Again" (Goldmine) Everybody's Goin' To The Love-In on "Kent's Cellar of Soul" (Kent) The group appear to have disbanded in 1970. Brady became a promotion man for A&M in the early seventies, which is how the A&M issue of "More ..." came about. I haven't heard the actual record, but from the label scan I've seen my guess is that it's a reissue of the Chariot single, with the artist credit changed to just "Bob Brady." The last I heard of Bob (late eighties) was that he was still working as a promotion man for, I think, MCA. A&M 1382 BOB BRADY c09/72 More, More, More Of Your Love (Smokey Robinson) I Stand Rejected ( ) Prod: J Cash - B Gordon Davie Gordon (no relation) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 03:29:32 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Diane Renay Video at Old-Time Radio Convention (Sept. 2002 in NJ). Ed Rambeau wrote: > Here are 2 more video clips just shot this past Sept. It was > a tribute to Diane Renay at an Old-Time radio convention. Hi Ed - I was there when that happened (October, not September), and happened to catch some video of my own from the left side, so I was able to pick up the audio from the piano (played by Ronnie Allen on "Concrete And Clay") and guitar (by Brian Gari). Unfortunately, I was just getting used to the camera, and it only allowed me to catch three minute clips. (I only caught a snip of Diane synching "Navy Blue"). I ended up fumbling the buttons abit, so I couldn't catch it all. But I did get most of your "Concrete And Clay" straight through, as well as all of Diane's surprise. I also got Rupert Holmes doing his song ("Escape") and explaining how the song was developed. As he went through the lyric develpoment, it reminded me of the controversial Bouys' "Timothy". When he opened with "People need other people", it sounded so much like he could be saying "People eat other people". Or did he really say THAT? Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:44:58 -0500 From: John Subject: Eddie Rambeau Shindig Video from 1965 Previously... > It features "Concrete & Clay" and "My Name Is Mud". I > was all of 22. Go to: Eddie, thanks for the very 'groovy' links. It should've went higher up the charts. Quick question - do you remember who played the tasty guitar in Concrete & clay, My name is mud and Yesterdays newspapers... very nice, whoever it was. Also I believe I remember from a previous post that you wrote / co-wrote "Big Town boy"...if so, of my favorite 'girl group' tunes, I never tire of. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 22:03:13 EST From: Dan N Subject: Bobby Womack & A Question for Al Kooper Longtime Arizona radio personality John Dixon ("R 'n' B with Johnny D.") asked me to forward one burning question to Spectropop-at-large and another to Al Kooper's attention. Thanks, Dan N. Hello, Can anyone out in Spectropop land tell me something about Bobby Womack's live album, "The Womack Live" (Liberty LST 7645). Who was in the band? And, especially, what is the last name of "John," the guitar player who Bobby calls out? Also, where it was recorded? Hollywood, I know, what venue? It's a fantastically tight band, great drummer and horns, and there are no credits to be found. Short notes were by Bill Crite. I'm into live albums and this is right up there near the top. (James at the Apollo would be number one of course, you understand.) And then there's Stevie Wonder's "Finger Tips........what key!? What key!?" Just wondering after all these years. For Al K.: Is it true that you started the rumor that guitarist Little Beaver was on the short list to join the Rolling Stones many years ago? Thanks, Johnny D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 06:55:45 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: b/w, c/w Phil M wrote: > Can anyone explain what the British equivalent, "c/w," stands > for? (First wiseguy who replies "Country & Western" gets it!) > I'm guessing "coupled with," but could be "combined", "conjoined", > "commingled," or, for all I know, "crammed." I was about to ask if > "c/w" is even still in use, but then I remembered that NOTHING > having to do with flipsides is, present company excluded, still > in use ... I've been using the "b/w" thing (as in "backed with") a long time. I don't know about a British equivalent, but I always took "c/w" to mean "cut with". If it has a British origin, it may have background related more to EP's rather than single issues, as with featuring two songs on the same side (one song 'cut with' another). The EP format seemed to be more popular in the UK and Europe than Stateside. EP's are a whole 'nother can of worms. While most recognize it as being short for "Extended Play", RCA used it for the short of "Economy Package". Not sure which definitive term came first. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 06:09:19 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Breakaways Voices Hello UK Breakaways experts!! Just picked up a CD containing "I Can Hear Music" by the Breakaways with Margo Quantrell singing the lead. Does anybody out there know which member did the solo part at the end of "That Boy Of Mine" and "He Doesn't Love Me"?? Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 09:16:50 -0000 From: Steve Subject: Re:"Dio, Come Ti Amo" lyrics & Millie single on Brit Julio Nino wrote: > It must be difficult > to translate the ultra-Italian lyrics into English words. Are > the English lyrics a more or less direct translation of the > Italians like in the version of "Tar and Cement"?. Hi there Julio Verdelle's God How Much I Love You .... Dio come Ti Amo, I still can hear him say Oh God how much I love you, yet I walked away The wind began to blow, and all the leaves went flying He stood there in the night, & tried to keep from crying What could I have told him, what could I say or do When love has lost it's meaning, it's over it's true And so I head on, for someone who was waiting To hold me in his arms, in endless celebrating But that was long ago, and many loves had I But only one was real, the guy I let slip by etc etc (....can you imagine a video to go with this!?) I would presume that any translated song is only faithful in melody, it must be hard to re write the song into English and keep the same emotions. Mixed Up, Fickle, Lonely, Self Centered, Spoiled Kind of Boy Millie Small - Brit 45-7002 Arr & Cond by Larry Fallon Prod by Larry Fallon & Jimmy Miller Brit was distributed by Atco Records Sales Co I agree with you - it's a very catchy number Cheers Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 13:21:43 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Bob Brady And The Concords Hello Spectropop, Billy inquired regarding Bob Brady And The Concords. I have a memoery of being a freshman in highschool and making the long daily commute from my house in the Virginia suburbs to downtown Washington D.C. where the private school that I atended is located. One morning in the spring of 1967, en route to highschool, I was awaken from my semi-conscious state by the DJ on Weam mentioning Bob Brady and The Concords, a Baltimore-Washington area group. Following his comments on the group, he played More, More, More of your love. Bob's falsetto voice and the upbeat tempo of the song awoke me from my torpor, at least for a brief time. A followup song to More, More More of Your Love is a favorite song of mine called, Everybody's Goin to a Love-in. Okay, enough of this memories stuf! Billy, there is a record store in Bladensburg Maryland from them I have purchased Lps and 45s over the years. I will contact them to see if they have any music by Bob brady and the Concords. If they do, I anticipate that the price will be steep., though you never know; some years ago I purchased a 45 from this store of The Fallen Angels, I found You and it ran me about $5-$6. I have yet to check more recent S'pop postings, so someone from the list may have referenced a Cd comp of The Concords music, though I doubt that one has been put together. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 09:58:24 -0800 (PST) From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Questions arising from new Spector biography Hiya, Martin, I had the honor of being present at the Dion session (at A&M studios, with Larry Levine at the board, and Nino Tempo holding the baton as well as playing Sax). Phil was convinced at the time that this recording would catapult Dion back to success. It should have. The recording was quite stunning, with Spector at his classic best, and Dion in nothing less than spine chilling form... BTW - at the end of the session, Phil proudly played back another production he had just completed with a young, soulful girl singer for which he had high hopes. I forget the girl's name (Phil Chapman, you know who I am talking about; what was her name and what was the tile of that track??) nThat recording, too, at least to my knowledge, was never released. Sad. Very sad... best, mark wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 19:24:03 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Girl Talk Two girl group questions for those in the know: Who where The Bronzettes on Parkway? Who were the girls backing Neil Sedaka on his high octane dance drama "Let The People Talk"? Thanks ! Simon -- Northern Soul on Soul 24 - 07 Sundays 2-4pm GMT -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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