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Spectropop - Digest Number 1653



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Dean & all the Reeds
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Re: Glad All Over
           From: Various 
      3. Re: Sandy = Sandie?
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. There were tears in my eyes.....
           From: Claire Francis 
      5. Re: 4 Tops background vocals
           From: Tony Leong 
      6. Re: Supremes' back-ups
           From: Charle A Sheen 
      7. more Skeeter at musica
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Re: They All Wanna Sound Like Dion
           From: Austin Roberts 
      9. Re: Crimea River
           From: Gary Myers 
     10. Re: The Outsiders
           From: Margaret G Still 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:26:58 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Dean & all the Reeds Eddy Smit wrote: > Apparently Reed had more than strong sympathies for Communism. After > all, there was a reason why he lived in the GDR and was so popular in > the USSR. Was he related to John Reed, of Warren Beatty's "Reds" fame? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:59:43 -0600 From: Various Subject: Re: Glad All Over Several similar responses to the same question ... Phil Milstein asked: > Which artist debuted "Glad All Over"? If it's any help, my Dave Clark 5 > hits album credits the song to a writing team of Campbell-Connelly. ------ Les Fradkin: Dave Clark and Mike Smith wrote "Glad All Over." The Dave Clark 5 had the original hit single on Epic. Campbell-Connelly had the American publishing on it. ------ Joe Foster: Surely C&C are the old-school pubishers for whom I worked as a boy "Teddy Bears Picnic", "South Of The Border" and all that. ------ Frank Murphy: I think Campbell-Connelly was the publishing company. The writers were Dave Clark (the drummer) and Mike Smith (the vocalist. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 18:12:54 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Sandy = Sandie? Eddy Smit wrote: > In view of the conversation on German Vogue, I was wondering if anybody > had any information on Sandy-with-a-Y Shaw. I have a 45 of her on Vogue > DV 14283 called Einmal glucklich sein wie die andern c/w Ohne dich. The > a-side is a German-sung version of Bacharach-David's Always something > there to remind me. The label claims it's licensed from Pye and a bit of > an accent also suggest Sandy is not German... Perhaps you've already dismissed this answer as being too obvious, Eddy, but without hearing the record my inclination would be to assume it's Sandie (with an i-e) Shaw, recutting one of her own hits in a foreign language, and with her name misspelled, both of which were common occurrences in that era. Another way to find out would be to look at her footwear. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 00:52:15 -0000 From: Claire Francis Subject: There were tears in my eyes..... Dear Mick Patrick and Spectropop members, Thank you for playing my song in your music room. My whole family sat there with tears in their eyes as we listened. "But I Don't Care" was so much of a thrill to produce, write, arrange and record. I forgot for a moment in time just how great the thrill was. Thanks for bringing in on home to me. I hope those of you out there that have any more of my work will play it in the music room again so that I can put it on my computer. I have none of my work, so anything you have will be a real blessing. I will answer all yoiur questions over a period of a few days. You have made me so very happy. With much love and light, Claire Francis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 03:04:58 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: 4 Tops background vocals David Feldman wrote: > My ears tell me there are female background vocals on "Bernadette" > and "Ask the Lonely," but can anyone confirm this? > I certainly can't trust my ears. I was lucky enough to see all of the > major Motown vocal groups from the 60s and 70s live. But IMO, none > of them could match the Tops vocally -- not even close. I was shocked > out of what little mind I had left to see the "3 Tops" duplicate the > background vocals on "Bernadette." It's one thing to create a wall of > sound in the studio, quite another to produce one in a small theater > in London with a pickup orchestra and four guys with microphones. You are certainly right! The in-house Motown background group, The Andantes (Louvain Demps, Marlene Barrow, Jackie Hicks), were the female back-up vocalists that figured into many of those great mid-'60s Four Tops singles and LP cuts. As for "Bernadette", I read somewhere that The Andantes AND The Originals did that background, which sounds about right because one of The Originals had a cutting deep baritone (Obie of the Tops was a baritone, but not THAT deep!). Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 03:07:24 -0000 From: Charle A Sheen Subject: Re: Supremes' back-ups Tony Leong wrote: > Right! And I believe a combo of HDH and some Tops also figured in > on "Standing at the Crossroads of Love" and "Run Run Run"! I know > there are males singing with Mary and Flo during the chorus of "Run! > Run! Run!" but I never knew about "Standing At the Crossroads". I can > hear Flo real good on that song. Wow, you learn something every day. I always thought it was Clarence Paul doing the "yeahs" on SWBT. I know for sure it's him on the background of Stevie Wonder's version of "Blowin' In The Wind." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 00:48:18 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: more Skeeter at musica My own contribution to the Skeetermania now running at musica is "I Didn't Cry Today," an odd but tuneful track from her 1969 LP "maryfrances." Featuring strong versions of such period staples as "Someday Soon," "Only The Strong Survive," "Windmills Of Your Mind," "Singing My Song," "Son Of A Preacher Man," and "The Chokin' Kind" (along with a rather gratuitous remake of "End Of The World"), this is my very favorite Skeeter Davis album. The look and feel of the record seem like it may've been geared toward the "sensitive coed" market, the very audience that Carole King would soon dominate with the release of "Tapestry." "I Didn't Cry Today" is the only song on "maryfrances" written by Skeeter herself. Heightening the sense of recent loss is the fact that the drums are played by Kenny Buttrey. A great website for all things Skeeter can be found at http://www.ronstadt-linda.com/skeeterdavis/ . --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 02:04:55 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: They All Wanna Sound Like Dion Mikey wrote: > Just since we're on the topic, I have a whole bootleg CD of Dion sound- > alikes called "So Why Did You Sing Like Me, Dion?" Greatest Dion sound-alike, in my opinion, was the one-hit wonder, number one record Little Star by The Elegants, circa 1958. What a great record! Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 21:54:26 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Crimea River Joe Nelson wrote: > ... at musica another track with another approach, Skeeter's take on the > Arthur Hamilton classic "Cry Me A River". In 1979 I took an ASCAP songwriting workshop from Annette Tucker ("I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night"), which also had the involvement of her boyfriend, Arthur Hamilton. He was a very cool guy. I asked him one night how many cuts there had been of CMAR and he said about 400. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 04:57:18 -0000 From: Margaret G Still Subject: Re: The Outsiders "Chase Away The Tears" was a really great song The Outsiders did, probably their best. Their worst would have to be the whole "Happening 'Live!'" LP, with the swingin' "live" go-go club sounds added. M. G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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