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Spectropop - Digest Number 1670



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. "Ricky Ticky Ta Ta" / Buddy Randell
           From: Austin Roberts 
      2. Charles Calello on "Every Step Of The Way"
           From: Mike Miller 
      3. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 23:27:04 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: "Ricky Ticky Ta Ta" / Buddy Randell Dave the Rave: > One of my favs which I would call a shoulda-been-a-hit, or bigger > hit, was Austin Roberts Philips 45, Ricky Ticky Ta Ta. I would > assume that all on this board know that song well. Right? Hey thanks Dave. We (the Jerome Bros.) cut that song in 1968 at Olmstead Studio in NYC. The studio was reputed to be haunted so those of us who were non believers had the engineer put a mic way up in a corner of the studio where it looked like there were moving shadows. I'm a believer now! The mic picked up what we all swore were voices talking to each other. It was 3am. and no one was in that part of the building. Who knows? I hope the ghosts liked the song. Glad you do. ACJ: > Last I heard, Buddy Randell died in 1999 or thereabouts. That's sad news to me. Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 15:24:02 -0400 From: Mike Miller Subject: Charles Calello on "Every Step Of The Way" I did contact Mr. Calello. He told me that this was the very first record that he worked on with Bob Crewe. He said that he in fact never met Eddie Quinn (aka: Kevin McQuinn) because the track and all background vocals were done in advance. Later, Crewe would have the lead do the final vocals. Mr. Calello also said that Valli and Gaudio were in the studio with him, (as if this was a group effort). I am positive the voice that hear in the background is that of Frankie Valli and others form the 4 Seasons. Not all backups contained every member of the group however. For instance, on "Nicky" by Bernadette Carroll, you can hear ar least Gaudio and Massi vocals. I do not hear Valli on this record though. On the flip side of "Ev'ry Step Of The Way", it sounds like you can hear Valli at a pretty high vocal pitch sort of wailing the melody on "Keep Me On Your Mind". Mike Miller, doowopdaddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 21:26:20 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Last week's Jack Nitzsche's Home page featured a super soul number. This time it's a spiffing pop song by the Vulcanes, "My Heart Won't Believe It", written by Jerry Riopelle & Deane Hawley, produced by Steve Douglas and arranged by Jack Nitzsche. Hear it playing on: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Part five of Jack's interview with Karel Beer is playing On The Radio: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/radio.htm Jack's chat is on Neil Young, "Expecting To Fly", and a new way of recording in the studio with The Rolling Stones. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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