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Spectropop - Digest Number 1719

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Brian Hyland
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Lezli Valentine
           From: Simon White 
      3. Joanie Sommers
           From: Jim Fisher 
      4. Re: D-Men/Fifth Estate
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Re: Jaynetts "Cry Behind The Daisies"
           From: John DeAngelis 
      6. Re: The Toys
           From: Austin Roberts 
      7. Re: Ron Dante @ Musica
           From: Laura Pinto 
      8. Good Girls Gone Bad - Wild, Weird & Wanted
           From: Michael B Kelly 
      9. Brian Hyland "I Can Hear The Rain"
           From: Phil Chapman 
     10. Eydie's Goin' Back to musica
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
     11. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop
           From: Martin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 17:48:34 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Brian Hyland Mark Wirtz wrote: > when I listen to "Greatest Hits" comps by the various legends > of the early 60's, Brian's stuff always seems to stand out. Robert: > Definitely agree! Brian's Del Shannon produced, self-titled > 1970 LP was just put out on CD (Hip-O-Select) and is a total > gem. "Gypsy Woman" is total class, and even his version of "The > Thrill Is Gone" (of all things) is completely credible. That's another thing about Brian's music. Everyone talks about different parts of his career they like best. Personally, I love the mid 60's Philips hits and non-hits like our own Artie Wayne's "3000 Miles", "I'm Afraid to go Home", "Holiday for Clowns", "Get the Message". What I'd really like to hear on CD are "Joker Went Wild" B side written by Layng Martine Jr's "I Can Hear the Rain" and our James Holvay's classic somewhat Del Shannon sounding 1965 Philips 45 by Brian, "Stay Away From Her". Incredible song that hopefully will show up soon on a Holvay Best of Cd if anyone takes the project on. On top of that, Brian's Dot stuff has some classic stuff like "Stay and Love me all Summer", "Tragedy" and "Rainy April Morning". Thanks for bringing it up, Mark Wirtz. Still gotta say that I love "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera". Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 18:21:27 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Lezli Valentine Barry wrote: > The Jaynetts core members from 1963 ~ 1964 Were Lezli Valentine... James Botticelli: > I have two Lezli singles on All Platinum. She did credible versions > of The Moments' "Not On The Outside" and my favorite "I Won't Do > Anything". Never took her for a Jaynett. Viva Spectropop! Last year, I did a compilation for Sanctuary entitled "On The Real Side" (The Modern End of Northern Soul). It's all late 60s /early 70s soul tracks. "I Won't Do Anything" by Lezli is on it, but in fact it is a diffferent take to the 45. I did mention it on Spectropop at the time.... :-) The Moments did a version too which is almost note for note the same as Lezli's version. There's also a Barbara Jean English track on the CD. "On The Real Side" is still available at and James, you would love it! Simon White Arthurs Northern Soul: P.S. John Clemente's 'Fabulous Females' book was invaluable when doing the sleeve notes! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 10:25:42 -0800 From: Jim Fisher Subject: Joanie Sommers I was just listening to her "Johnny Get Angry" on the Girl Group Greats CD and as the instro' bridge began it occurred to me that instead of the usual sax' or similar it was actually being played on what sounded mighty much like a Kazoo!! Could this be so? Could the humble Kazoo be Top Ten material?? Jim. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 17:23:34 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: D-Men/Fifth Estate David Coyle: > I remember finally finding a copy of the Fifth Estate's "Ding > Dong The Witch Is Dead" LP, and being surprised at how different > some of the released songs were from the alternate/demo versions > on the Boston Skyline CD, which is excellent in its own right, > but is hardly a best-of collection. > I thought Sundazed was supposed to do some sort of Fifth Estate > reissue, but never heard anything more about it. David, Indeed I worked on preliminary stuff for the Fifth Estate Sundazed project, but it seems to have vanished or been forgotten with time -- this was probably 2000? Sometimes these things just fall apart in negotiations, I guess. I agree that the B Skyline CD is cool! Tons of tracks, including a demo of "Number one Hippie on the Village Scene" which was recorded by Lincoln's Coachmen under the guise of "Alexander's Rock Time Band" in 1967. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 12:31:33 -0000 From: John DeAngelis Subject: Re: Jaynetts "Cry Behind The Daisies" Phil Chapman wrote: > As contrived follow-ups go, "Cry Behind The Daisies" is not too > bad....... Thanks so much for posting this track, Phil. Despite all the quirks that you have so aptly described, the results are charming. Or maybe it's because of the quirks! John DeAngelis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 15:31:24 EST From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: The Toys Somebody must know, especially in such an august group as Spectropop, who was the classical composer who wrote the melody for the Toys' "Lovers Concerto". Help! Austin Roberts ________________________________________________________ S'pop replies: (Altogether now...) J.S. Bach - Minuet in G. [Well, that's the short answer. The long answer may send us all to sleep]. This and more at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
________________________________________________________ Message: 7 Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 19:40:44 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Re: Ron Dante @ Musica S'pop Projects wrote: > A new feature article -- Ron Dante Remembers The '60s . . . And > He Was There! -- has just been installed on the S'pop website. > The piece was written by our very own Laura Pinto, who else? > Access the article via the homepage @ > or directly @ > Furthermore, find an unissued Ron Dante jingle, "Any Time Is The > Right Time", now playing at musica. The track was supplied by Mike > Rashkow. We'll leave him to tell you all about it. In the meantime, > cop a listen: Hello, A big THANK-YOU to S'pop for posting this cool, previously unheard jingle, and for Mr. Rashkow for providing it. I would sure love to hear the story behind "Any Time is the Right Time" from Mike, plus of course any other Ron Dante anecdotes he'd like to share with the group at large. Mike ...? Thanks, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 16:12:45 -0500 From: Michael B Kelly Subject: Good Girls Gone Bad - Wild, Weird & Wanted Can anyone tell me what this CD is like? [Good Girls Gone Bad - Wild, Weird & Wanted] Thanks. Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly The Rock 'n' Roll PhD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 20:21:46 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Brian Hyland "I Can Hear The Rain" Clark Besch: > What I'd really like to hear on CD are "Joker Went Wild" B > side written by Layng Martine Jr's "I Can Hear the Rain" and our > James Holvay's classic somewhat Del Shannon sounding 1965 Philips > 45 by Brian, "Stay Away From Her". Clark, I was just thinking the same thing about "I Can Hear The Rain" (Martine - Stallman). It may not be one of his strongest tracks, but it does have something special (and S'pop appeal) and compares favourably with the perhaps better known version by Reparata & The Delrons. I have a mint-ish UK copy, but the pressing sounds poor. I've played it to musica anyway. PC -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 22:36:57 +0100 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Eydie's Goin' Back to musica Finally I found the space at musica to upload Eydie Gormé's beautiful version of Goffin/King's "Goin' Back". I think Don Costa did a hell of a job on this. If there's interest I can deliver another Goffin/King gem "Oh No Not My Baby" done by her at the same session. Frank J. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 21:10:45 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop We interrupt our normal service to bring you a public service announcement... Do you remember last week I mentioned C.C. Adcock's new CD, featuring a previously unissued production by Jack? My copy has not been off the CD player, all the CD rocks but Jack's track "Stealin' All Day" is an absolute blinder. Comments I've received so far include: "Great stuff, surfin grunge garage"; "It's fantastic Link Wray Lives" "Yes, sir - this is excruciatingly delicious! Very very nifty!" "That is SO cool... Really kicks ass" Get on over to Yep Roc Record's CC page and check it out. Now back to our scheduled broadcast... For your edification and delight Jimmy Griffin, with a Sonny Bono composition, "Little Miss Cool", is currently crying his eyes out on the Record Of The Week: Another hitherto unknown (to me) Nitzsche arrangement is added to the discography. If anyone has a copy, please get in touch off-list. Jack is still sounding off On The Radio. This week he compares producers Leiber & Stoller and Phil Spector, the Spector sound and Willy DeVille @ The Previous ROTW's have also been updated. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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