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Spectropop - Digest Number 1667

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Arrangers - Harold Battiste
           From: Robert 
      2. Scott Muni, R.I.P.
           From: S'pop Projects 
      3. Re: The Knickerbockers
           From: Dave the Rave 
      4. Re: Paul Evans - "Happy Birthday, America"
           From: Ed Salamon 
      5. Re: Claire Francis
           From: Owen Fagan 
      6. EPs in Spain / "Every Step Of The Way"/ Looking Forward for Claire´s tracks
           From: Julio Niño 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 05:07:10 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Re: Arrangers - Harold Battiste Robert Pingel wrote: > As a meaningless mental exercise I decided to make a top 10 list of > the best musical arrangers from the 60's. It turned out to be a lot > more agonizing than I suspected. Here's my picks in no particular > order: Burt Bacharach, Jack Nitzsche, Garry Sherman, Charlie > Calello, Alan Lorber, Stan Applebaum, Jimmy "Wiz" Wisner, Robert > Mersey, Herb Bernstein, and Jimmy Haskell. > > Apologies to H.B. Barnum, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Teacho > Wiltshire, George Martin, Don Costa, Perry Botkin, Jr., Sid Bass, Ray > Ellis, Marion Evans, Ernie Freeman, Horace Ott, Bill Justis, Gene > Page, Bert Keyes, Klaus Ogermann, Teddy Randazzo, Artie Butler, and > every other great arranger whose name did not come readily to mind. Here's another one....Harold Battiste. Forget I Got You Babe. Check out the genius, jazz-pop arrangements he did for Cher's last solo Imperial LP, Backstage(1968). He's also co-producer on this. He gave her a setting in which to RELAX, and the results truly shine. Of course, this adult atmosphere provided no hit singles, and Cher was dropped by Imperial within months. See what happens when you try to make a smart move? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:38:37 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Scott Muni, R.I.P. Dear Members, Sad news about Scott Muni. A photograph has been added to the S'pop photos area. To view, go here and select Photos from the menu. The shot was taken in 1968 and shows Scott with Donna Marie. He was Donna's favourite DJ. Thanks for the photo, Donna. R.I.P. Scott Muni. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 19:43:47 -0000 From: Dave the Rave Subject: Re: The Knickerbockers Does anyone know if Buddy Randell aka Buddy Crandall is still alive? Original drummer of the Royal Teens, Tom Austin, was wondering if Buddy was still around as he had heard that he died, and then wasn't sure if that was true. If alive, does anybody have a contact number/email for him? Tom Austin told me he was Al Kooper's guardian, as he promised Al's mom he would watch over Al when he played with the Royal Teens. Regards to Al from Tommy. Dave the Rave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 15:31:59 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Paul Evans - "Happy Birthday, America" Paul Evan's "Happy Birthday America" was a #1 song for us at WHN. I have a copy, but do not have the ability to post it to musica. If there are any Nashville area S'Poppers who want to volunteer to do so, I will be happy to lend you my copy. BTW, Paul did a number of Country appearances based on the success of that song and his other WHN smash "Hello, This is Joanie". Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 00:35:10 -0000 From: Owen Fagan Subject: Re: Claire Francis Hi all, My name is Owen Fegan - I'm the son in law Claire Francis, and I have to say that all the feedback she has been getting from you all, as well as all the soundclips have been incredibly exciting for all of us. I am a professional designer and musician myself, and as a result of all this renewed interest in Claire, I am about to begin building her a website to showcase her work and history. Maybe you can help. I would be so grateful to any and all of you if you could e-mail whatever items you think might be useful to As well as building her a site, I would love to be able to hear more of her music. Thanks in advance everybody! Owen Fegan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:07:27 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: EPs in Spain / "Every Step Of The Way"/ Looking Forward for Claire´s tracks Hola Everybody. Frank Murphy: > I thought all single releases in France were EP's. In the early > sixties French record companies only released Extended Play singles > with four tracks and pic covers. I gather two sided singles were > unknown. Could any French or other knowledgeable person confirm > there was some sort of law regarding this. I can´t confirm for sure the French case (although I think you are right), but that was the case in Spain, in the early sixties record companies released EPs with normally 4 songs, and picture covers. >From the mid sixties on singles substituted progressively EPs. Chao. Julio. PS: I´ve liked very much "Every Step Of The Way" by Kevin McQuinn. The backing vocals by the 4 seasons are rather surprising, they could sound rather girlish (I would have sworn that there were some girl voices in the chorus). I´m looking forward to more Claire Francis tracks to be posted, the two played in musica were impressive productions, they rise like sonic tsunamis. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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