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Spectropop - Digest Number 1609



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "San Francisco" in Bel Air?
           From: Steve Harvey 
      2. Re: Just Four Men
           From: Don 
      3. Re: Motown goes Karaoke
           From: Steve Harvey 
      4. Re: be sure to wear some flowers ...
           From: Austin Roberts (georgerobertson@aol.com>
      5. Re: "San Francisco" in Bel Air?
           From: Bryan 
      6. Re: Soulful Northern Beach Music
           From: Mark 
      7. Re: Goldmine
           From: Robert 
      8. Re: Dan Fogelberg
           From: Eddy Smit 
      9. Re: Goldmine
           From: Ed Salamon 
     10. Brian on Larry
           From: Jens Koch 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:10:31 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: "San Francisco" in Bel Air? Austin Roberts wrote: > I think Gold Star's reverb was the best I've ever heard. I think Scott > McKenzie told me they had cut San Francisco there. Does anyone > know for sure? (I've lost track of Scott.) The tune was cut as a Mamas and Papas tune. John wiped the vocal track and put on Scott's and he had the hit. Always loved the B-side, "What's The Difference", which I recall being done as two B-sides, parts 1 and 2. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 21:29:27 -0000 From: Don Subject: Re: Just Four Men I have been looking for a song by Four Just Men, a Goffin/King cover (surprise!) of "What A Sweet Thing That Was". Does anyone have that one? Was that the B-side? DonNJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:16:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Motown goes Karaoke Speaking of Motown, I just got the deluxe edition of Standing In The Shadows Of Motown CDs. Read about it in a Ron Jones article in Bass Player. The second disc is the instrumental version of various hits. Most sound like the original, but I think there are a few recreations by The Funk Brothers. Will have to read the liner notes. Should be fun to run through on my Bass Trainer to decipher Mr. Jamerson's basslines. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 22:30:39 EDT From: Austin Roberts (georgerobertson@aol.com> Subject: Re: be sure to wear some flowers ... Bryan wrote: > I believe he still lives in the Hollywood Hills. Thanks for the info on Scott. I know he did a lot of good with drug counseling in Virginia back in the '70s. He sounded great then, too. Didn't know him well, but liked him. Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:47:10 -0700 From: Bryan Subject: Re: "San Francisco" in Bel Air? Dennis Diken wrote: > I'm not 100% sure but it's always been my understanding that > "San Francisco" was cut at John Phillips' home studio (in Bel Air?). Holmby Hills, which is part of Bel Air, I think. Coincidentally enough, Phillips leased (?) or sold his home to Sly Stone, who moved a bunch of his buddies into the place ... including a recent topic of interest on this list, Jim Ford. Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 03:02:12 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: Soulful Northern Beach Music Hi Austin! You mentioned that many Northern soul records fit in nicely on the beach scene. I just wanted to let you know that the reverse is also true! The guys over in the UK have played a number of Embers tunes ("First Time" is a very sought-after record there), as well as songs by Frankie & the Damons, the Tams, Cannonball and Harry Deal and the Galaxies, to name a few beach acts that have gotten Northern club play. That's one of the reasons I love both Northern soul and beach music: the diversity of the stuff played (same with the Belgian popcorn scene as well). Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 03:47:44 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Re: Goldmine My subscription runs out in October and I definitely won't renew. It's definitely not as good as it was even in the '80s. Even a recent Glen Campbell piece wasn't very in-depth. And so much of the buying is online now, there aren't that many classifieds in the mag anymore. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 08:15:58 +0200 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: Dan Fogelberg With the recent postings on Dan Fogelberg, I thought I'd let you know that he has cancelled his fall tour due to advanced prostate cancer. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 03:45:38 EDT From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Goldmine Bob Beason asked: > I haven't seen an issue in years -- has this sad situation changed any? IMHO, you haven't missed anything. I have subscribed to Goldmine since the '70s, and Discoveries since it began, and have hung in hoping things would get better, but when my current subs run out, I'm gone. They must believe that they can attract a younger (and larger) audience by writing about more recent music, which, regardless of its merits, is just not as collected. In recent years I have made constructive suggestions, and offered to write articles about projects that I've been involved in, but current editorial seems biased against the types of music we discuss in this forum. In my business (radio), I've seen this many times: the attempt to be bigger and younger with the resultant loss of the core audience and subsequent implosion. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:02:06 +0200 From: Jens Koch Subject: Brian on Larry >From brianwilson.com: Brian and Melinda Wilson Interview with Larry King to air August 20 on CNN Brian and Melinda Wilson will the sole guests on the Larry King show on Friday, August 20. Perhaps the most extensive interview of his career, transcripts of the show will also be made available online for those unable to access CNN. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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