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Spectropop - Digest Number 1542

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Old Rag Man
           From: Al Kooper 
      2. Oh Carole!
           From: Mike Carter 
      3. Re: Everlys
           From: Al Kooper 
      4. Buffy Come Back - Angel and the Reruns
           From: Mark Hill 
      5. Melanie
           From: Tony Gerber 
      6. Re: S'pop home page photo
           From: Steve Harvey 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 18:42:59 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: The Old Rag Man Martin Roberts > A two part Eddie Hodges ROTW kicks off (naturally) with Part 2, > "The Old Rag Man": > Very Four-Seasonsish from this team. Interesting; thank you, Martin. well disc-overed We wrote it originally for The Four Seasons but it got recorded by Hodges, Freddie Cannon, and The Rascals (unreleased) Good ears, you..... Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 00:45:05 -0000 From: Mike Carter Subject: Oh Carole! Frank Young wrote: > Goffin/Keller collaborations are significantly different from > Goffin/King. It's mostly in the melodies and phrasing. King's > waaaaaaaay more subtle a composer. IMHO, everything Keller wrote > tended to sound overly bouncy, cutesy and rather like a TV show > theme. Carole King's melodies, even something as aggressive as > "The Loco-motion," always invite the listener without coercion. > They seem so relaxed in comparison. They have nothing to prove; > they just are, and are more beguiling minus the hard-sell. What wonderful kind words about Carole King and her melodies. They do act as if they've been "present" forever, huh? Interestingly, Carole King and Gerry Goffin DID write the theme song to the first season of "I Dream Of Jeannie". A clever little ditty in 3/4 time that apparently didn't coerce the listener enough because come season two, poof, it was gone! Always wondered if Gerry wrote words to the melody and if the song "Jeannie" had ever been recorded somewhere else. Anybody know? Mike C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 18:46:54 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Everlys previously: > Anybody else out there mesmerized by the single Lord Of The Manor > by the EB's ??? What an amazing record/song. Warner Brothers early 70's. One of my fave singles of all time. Do I Stand Alone here? Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 15:44:45 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Buffy Come Back - Angel and the Reruns Bill George asks: > Can anybody help me locate an obscure early-80s girl group song > called "Buffy Come Back" by Angel and the Reruns? I've been > looking for it for twenty years and no luck. Is that the one they used to play on "Dr. Demento"? Lead singer sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard. "Come back Buffy. Where are you?, where are you?, WHERE ARE YOU?" It was on the 2nd Demento LP (Brown cover) ("Dr. Demento's Delights"?) I have it somewhere in the archives here if you're interested. "Dr. Mark" Hill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 20:50:20 -0000 From: Tony Gerber Subject: Melanie Greetings... I just wanted to let any Melanie fans know about her newest album of all new material entitled, "Paled by Dimmer Light"... Her voice sounds better than ever and this new collection of songs are very inspired and also includes the masterful guitar work of her son, Beau Jarrad. More about this album can be found at: Melanie's Official Website is: In peace, TG -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 14:37:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: S'pop home page photo Say, isn't that Artie Wayne's "fiance" Dee Dee Sharp sitting next to his "jogging buddy" Cassius Clay? (see Artie's post from last year for an explanation). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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