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Spectropop - Digest Number 1778

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear
           From: Amber 
      2. Odometer trouble
           From: Richard Williams 
      3. Re: British car songs
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      4. Jeri Bo Keno
           From: Leslie Fradkin 
      5. Re: Japanese covers
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear
           From: Claire Francis 
      7. Re: Little Pattie
           From: Mick Patrick 
      8. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear; British car songs
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Re: Mike Sarne
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. France Gall
           From: Frank 
     11. Re: British car songs / Samantha Jones for Ford
           From: Frank J 
     12. "Happy New Year" from Beverley . . . and Mick
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Re: French and Japanese covers
           From: Eddy 
     14. Re: Japanese (and French, etc.) covers
           From: Fred Clemens 
     15. 3-door "car"; Cher and W/S discography
           From: Country Paul 
     16. Re: British car songs
           From: Alan Warner 
     17. "Beyond The Sea" -- Bobby Darin/Kevin Spacey movie
           From: David Coyle 
     18. Re: France Gall
           From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois 
     19. Bell Records - Dec 1974  R.I.P.
           From: Davie Gordon 
     20. Re: British car songs
           From: TD 
     21. Re: Drive My Car meaning
           From: Mark Frumento 
     22. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear . . . and the b-side
           From: Claire Francis 
     23. Richard Anthony
           From: Denis Gagnon 
     24. Re: Some Christmas favorites / Ronnie Bird
           From: Scott Charbonneau 
     25. Samantha Jones
           From: John H. 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 20:55:01 -0000 From: Amber Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear Babylambs, Just a quickie, I'm so busy titivating for a late night standby flight to Barcelona. I wish I knew what dress to wear, as some dumbhead once said. But first, I thought you should all hear Mikki Young's version of "Who Killed Teddy Bear", as produced by our very own dear Claire Francis. Just follow this link to experience the Burt Bacharach meets James Bond-ness of it all: If only I could still squeeze in to my puka puka pants, the ones I stole from Jo Ann Campbell's dressing room back in 1961. Chao, AvT xxx -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:20:16 +0000 From: Richard Williams Subject: Odometer trouble Sorry to have caused confusion over "900 Miles"/"500 Miles". Silly mistake. But 500 miles in a Reliant Robin would feel like 900 in anything else... Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:10:40 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: British car songs Come to think of it, I once wrote and produced a car song. Entitled, "Go Ahead" and performed by Samantha Jones, it was in fact a promo '45 for the Ford Motor Company, distributed at fuel stations across Europe. Downside? The song and recording had absolutely nothing to do with cars! :):):) Mark W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 09:37:52 -0700 From: Leslie Fradkin Subject: Jeri Bo Keno Rick Hough wrote: > (Warner-Spector) 0406 was slated to be Jeri Bo Keno - Here It Comes > (Spector/Barry) / I Don't Know Why (Spector / Tempo) Both arr. Nino > Tempo. Presumably the Bo Keno joke is Nino's. Some swear promos were > sent out, but I've yet to see one. It was released in the UK as Phil > Spector International 2010 001. Jeri, who is an old friend of mine (I produced her after Phil was done with her), spells her real last name Boccino. They just spelled it that way for image. She is now the lead singer of the Shangri Las road group. Does a great job too! Les -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 11:56:08 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Japanese covers Dave Monroe: > Okay, next question: Japanese versions of English-language > tracks? I've a few, but ... Pizzicato 5: Me Japanese Boy (Burt Bacharach) Fifth Garden: I Dig Rock 'n' Roll Music DooPees: How Does It Feel (A Ronettes flipside) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:56:32 EST From: Claire Francis Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear Thanks Teri, Kasha and Gaudio are indeed the names of the writers on the Polydor record that I produced. Thanks for your info. Davie, Thanks so much for finding out the information for me. I actually listened to the clip from the link you sent to me. I was surprised to hear how similar the productions were. I am still trying to remember why Roland asked me to produce that one. Maybe he just wanted a cover version. I guess the thing that would help is doing research on the dates that both records were recorded...mine and Atlantic...that maybe would help me figure out why Polydor wanted to do the record in the first place. Phil M: > Thanks for all the information -- it is fantastic to finally learn > these details! I suspect that the track Martin (who, reluctant though > I may be to say so lest it swell his head even further, I must agree > is indeed a decent dude) sent you was the version John Grecco (yet > another great guy; luckily, this community is virtually awash with > them!) located on an ultrarare promo 45 that was taken directly from > the film's soundtrack. Claire Says (in a heavy Brooklyn accent): Phil daalink This is some paragraph sweetheart...ya tink I can understand this? So....tell me? Is this my record on the film or not ...was this "ultrarare promo that was taken directly from the film's soundtrack" the same 45 that Martin sent me that is my production? Davie said: > Hi Claire, after a bit of digging sround on the net it seems that > the version used in the film is by Leslie Uggams. The song was also > used as the B-side of her first Atlantic single. Claire asks: So between John Grecco and Davie's comments...does this mean my record on the soundtrack or not? Also, I listened to the link Davie sent, and even though it is a short clip....I then immediately listened to my production...and I can't help it...I like mine better. Leslie sounds good...and I love her voice...but I guess because I was the producer on Mikki's version, I can't help but smile and say..."did I really produce this record??? Boy, I sometimes wonder how I ever got lucky enough to write and record and produce and contribute to the arrangements on all of these records with out a lesson in anything related to the music. It just all came from the ears and the heart... And just a final note, I recently purchased a might big Casio from Sam Ash in New York to write my songs again and put down on tape the songs I have written over the last thirty years... This Casio can do so many things, including hooking up with the computer and recording, etc. I have never taken piano lessons, but somehow, I am playing the darn thing like I have been there at the piano keyboard before. What a blessing and a mystery. Love & Light, Claire Francis (born in Brooklyn, N.Y.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:47:28 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Little Pattie David A. Young: > Both the UK and US sites are showing as still in > stock a 20-track Little Pattie compilation CD from 2001. Credit > cards ready! Thanks for the tip, pet. My copy turned up yesterday. Steve Crump: > In 1969 Pattie recorded "Gravitation", written by Alma Cook, > which was released on the Aussie Columbia label. I am > completely unaware of the original recording. Can anyone help? Sorry, can't help with the original of that one. But ss the song's not on Pattie's CD, and I just so happen to possess the 45, I've played it to musica. Who knows, someone might recognize it: Shame Australia was never allowed to enter Eurovision, say I. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 12:11:56 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear; British car songs Davie Gordon wrote: > After a bit of digging sround on the net it seems that the version > used in the film is by Leslie Uggams. That is a cover version, not used in the movie at all. Mark Frumento wrote: > Then there is always the question is "Drive My Car" really about a > car? :>) Good point. I always heard it was about an acid trip. And that it was the prequel to "he blew his mind out in a car." Paul Woods wrote: > How about MGB-GT by the excellent Richard Thompson? Surprised > Kingsley Abbott didn't mention that one. I figured Thompson had at least one good car song in his catalogue, but couldn't come up with any specifics. Then again, until I actually heard it I figured his "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" was about a car. And weren't The Cortinas, a 1977-era punk band, named after a car model? Stewart Mason wrote: > Can't forget about Wings' "Helen Wheels" (a UK single added to the US > tracklisting of BAND ON THE RUN), which Paul McCartney said was an > attempt to write a British equivalent to the driving songs written by > folks like Chuck Berry. Good point, although -- and while speaking of puns -- let us not overlook the fact that McCartney's title was also a play on the expression "hell on wheels." A few years after that single a singer named Helen Wheels, who was affiliated with the Blue Oyster Culters (and had written lyrics to a few of their songs, I believe), began playing the NYC area. Richard Williams wrote: > Roxy Music's great "Remake/Remodel" has the refrain "CPL > 593H", the registration number (US readers: license plate) of a Mini- > Cooper into which Bryan Ferry (the songwriter) watched a beautiful > girl climb and drive away one day in Chelsea in the early '70s. Which reminds me that "Love Is The Drug," Roxy's only U.S. hit, began with car noise sound effects (followed by walking heels, a shutting door or two, and perhaps the sound of a swallowed 714). Despite all these reports of British car songs, though, I think Richard's original point holds up, which is (if I may deign to paraphrase him) that England, which has never had the kind of automobile culture that permeates the United States, lacks the sort of CLASSIC car songs such as those that, likewise, permeate American music. With all respect to the songs we've listed here, few if any are of the order of "Maybelline," "Roadrunner" (both Diddley's and Richman's), "Don't Worry Baby" or "Transfusion." --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:21:44 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Mike Sarne Lyn Nuttall wrote: > Only the other day I was entertaining two of my adult children with > my rendition of an early 60s Mike Sarne song called "Just For Kicks". Besides singing and acting, Sarne was also a film director. That statement must be qualified, though, by noting that his biggest credit was the legendary bomb "Myra Breckenridge." Requalifying, though, "Breckenridge" is a hell of a lot more watchable than other similar disasters, for instance "Candy" or "Sextette." --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 19:53:37 +0100 From: Frank Subject: France Gall Just wanted to add to the French covers topic that France Gall only sang "...Tennessee" once live on stage. The original hit was written by her husband for the French rocker Johnny Hallyday. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 23:24:34 +0100 From: Frank J Subject: Re: British car songs / Samantha Jones for Ford Mark Wirtz: > Come to think of it, I once wrote and produced a car song. Entitled, > "Go Ahead" and performed by Samantha Jones, it was in fact a promo > '45 for the Ford Motor Company, distributed at fuel stations across > Europe. Downside? The song and recording had absolutely nothing to > do with cars! :):):) Mark, maybe that's the reason why your song was put on the B-side of the single. The A-side has Samantha singing "Ford Leads The Way" (it says Orchestra directed by Malcolm Mitchell) Anyway both songs are great with an uptempo beat to it. BTW, Samantha's first line of your song is "Go ahead and hurt me". Ah, you naughty little British devils. I also highly recommend Samantha Jones other Ford single "The T-C Theme" from 1971which has a newly produced version of "Ford Leads the Way" on the flipside. Produced by Larry Page and arranged by Bill Shepherd. Happy New Year to you and the rest of the wonderful Spectropop Gang. Frank J. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 23:48:43 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: "Happy New Year" from Beverley . . . and Mick Mario writes: > Has anyone here heard the great Deram 45 (I think it was the > label's debut, along with Cat Stevens' "First Cut ...") "Happy > New Year" by Beverley. Scott Swanson: > I have copies of both "Happy New Year" and its B-side ("Where > The Good Times Are"). I'd upload them to Musica but there > isn't room. There's room now. Well, there was, but to save you the bother, and because today's date demanded that I do so, I've filled that space with . . . Beverley "Happy New Year (Deram DM.101, 1966); written by Randy Newman; produced by Denny Cordell. Click right here to listen: Enjoy, and Happy New Year. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:09:05 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: French and Japanese covers Here's a site that has been mentioned before, which also ties in nicely with the French singers thread that's been going on: I also have a 45 by the Lettermen of the John Lennon song "Oh my love", sung in Japanese. Out of time-zone, but in Japanese nonetheless: Chicago: Questions 67 and 68 The Police: De do do do, de da da da Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 07:27:23 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Japanese (and French, etc.) covers One notable Japanese cover was that of a Hit song by the Grass Roots, "Let's Live For Today". It was sung by the Tempters (in Japanese) on the Philips label (in Japan) around October of 1967. Their inspiration, though, was not the Grass Roots. It was that of the Living Daylights, a British (Newcastle) group that had released the song first in a somewhat bubblegum style. The Grass Roots version modeled their 'sound' after the original recorded version by the Rokes, which wasn't released until after the Grass Roots. Also note that the (UK-turned-Italian) Rokes recorded many English-turned- Italian tunes, their biggest being a cover of Bob Lind's "Cheryl's Goin' Home" as "Che Colpa Abbiamo Noi" around October of 1966. The flip side of that was "Piangi Con Me", which was the song that eventually became "Let's Live For Today". "Piangi Con Me", however, began life in English as "Passing Thru Grey", recorded by the Rokes in 1966, but unreleased (by mistake) until 2003. In late 1966, in the Netherlands, "Piangi Con Me" emerged in English as "Be Mine Again" by the Skope. "Let's Live For Today", which happened around April of 1967, was the result of a re-write of the original "Passing Thru Grey" (The publisher didn't like the original lyric). During a safari a few years ago, I encountered Henri Salvador, a popular French Artist who covered the Tokens "The Lion Sleep Tonight" as "Les Lion Est Mort Ce Soir"(sp?). He'd also done a German version as well, "Der Lowe Schlaft Heut Nacht"(sp?) (Another German cover was done by Freddie Davis). Salvador had done numerous covers of English language tunes, including that of Johnny Cymbal's "Mr. Bass Man", and Lou Monte's "Pepino (The Italian Mouse)". Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 00:10:48 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: 3-door "car"; Cher and W/S discography Richard Williams: > The Messerschmitt was the one > with a sideways opening cockpit > bubble-top above seats mounted like those in a two-seater plane, > i.e. one behind the other. I don't remember the details that well, but there was a Messerschmidt that "lived" in our apartment development, I thought I remembered it opening outward from the front, with the steering wheel still attached to the door! Oh, well - not that I would have ever gotten into one of those things anyway.... (Did they even have room for a radio?) Phil Milstein: > I would be remiss if I allowed the thread on Cher's Spector-produced > "A Woman's Story" to wrap completely without mentioning its > interesting writing credit, "Spector-Tempo-Stevens." One wonders, > therefore, if the song hadn't originally been slated to be an April > Stevens showcase. Cher's version, along with its flip of "Baby I Love > You," are now playing at . Thank you, Phil - and Phil C. - for the discography and for making the music available. "A Woman's Story" is an unparallelled wonder to my ears. Not heard it? Catch it while you can. (I wonder what was planned for the unreleased 0404 and 0406.) If I don't get the chance to correspond anymore this year, may I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, Successful and Non-Stressful 2005! To be continued, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 11:05:25 -0800 From: Alan Warner Subject: Re: British car songs There are certainly some other fine UK auto songs including "Back Seat Of My Car" by Paul & Linda McCartney "Black Limousine" by The Stones "Car Jamming" by The Clash "Car Trouble" by Adam & The Ants "Cars" by Gary Numan "Driving In My Car" by Madness "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" by Billy Ocean "Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fare and "I'm In Love With My Car" by Queen Plus, although it's a cover of an American composition, there was the 1960 #1 UK hit version of "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance: a superb death ballad as well as a fine car song. Rock on! Alan Warner -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:48:26 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: "Beyond The Sea" -- Bobby Darin/Kevin Spacey movie I'm surprised I haven't seen any discussion of the new movie about Bobby Darin, "Beyond The Sea." I've been into Darin since the feature on him in Vanity Fair a few years ago. I was looking forward to the movie, but now I've read some pretty dreary reviews saying that the movie is little more than a Kevin Spacey vanity project, that he's too old to be playing Bobby Darin, the "musical production numbers" are pretty dreadful, and the like. I personally am not too keen on the premise of the plot (Kevin Spacey playing Bobby Darin, who is playing his younger self in a movie about his life), which is contrived to cover the fact that Spacey is older than Darin lived to be. Has anyone seen the film yet, who can attest that it's worse or not as bad as this makes it sound? Personally, I think the Darin/Spacey resemblance is uncanny, and his vocals are pretty spot-on. But does the actual production value of the film make it not worth seeing? Will it possibly spark renewed interest in Bobby Darin's life and music, or will the whole thing be too hokey to win over anybody who isn't already a BD fan? David P.S., the new "Legendary Bobby Darin" compilation is excellent, a nice companion to Rhino's "Hit Singles Collection" with little overlap. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:10:47 +0100 From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois Subject: Re: France Gall Frank: > Just wanted to add to the French covers topic that France Gall only > sang "...Tennessee" once live on stage. The original hit was written > by her husband for the French rocker Johnny Hallyday. The best France Gall song being Zoïzoï in 1970 and Teeny weeny boppy in 67 (a Gainsbourg song). Frankenstein in 74 just before she met Michel Berger is cool too. Michel Berger in 70 released the obscure and cult LP Puzzle too. But personnaly I'm not a big fan of France Michel Berger songs. The best Hallyday LP being the 68 Rêve & Amour with Jean-Claude Vannier (Gainsbourg's Melody Nelson arranger). JED :-)) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 23:48:30 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Bell Records - Dec 1974 R.I.P. As I write this December 2004 is almost over but there's still time to commemorate an anniversary - it is the 30th Anniversary of the end of the existence of the Bell label, almost the last vestige of a group of labels which issued under two thousand singles between 1959 and the end of 1974. The Amy-Mala-Bell group and the host of small labels they distibuted covered every type of popular music being made in those years - forgotten would-be teen idols, girl groups, garage bands , country, bubblegum, southern soul, northern soul, comedy, surf, instrumentals, Eurovision Song Contest winners - you name it and you'll find it somehere on an Amy-Mala-Bell Group label. I've been beavering away over the last few weeks to get this finished in time and, although it's none yet complete, you can now see a listing of almost every single issued through Amy-Mala-Bell in the period 1959 - 1974. Time constraints meant that for that the final years of Bell's existence I've only shown the A-side of the single - the flipsides will be filled in over the early months of 2005. In the meantime there's more than enough information to give you a good idea of the range and depth of the A-M-B Group. Labels covered include the core labels, Amy, Mala and Bell, the distributed labels range from Bob Crewe's New Voice and Dynovoice companies down to obcure one-shots like Taurus and Parliament. You can view the listing by 1. click on "Files" in the lefthand sidebar 2, click on AMB master list 3. follow the instructions. The listing is in Excel Spreadsheet format and can be searched in any number of ways, by label, by artist, by title. I hope you enjoy looking over the list as much as I enjoyed putting it together. The photos section has been considerably enlarged so that in different albums you can see label shots for most of the AMB group labels. The "Album Cover" album has nearly 100 entries where you can see scans of many AMB Group albums including some seldom seen rarities. The URL for the AMB Yahoo Group is Davie Gordon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:57:02 -0500 From: TD Subject: Re: British car songs One of my all-time favs is "Call Me Lightning" by The Who. ... dum dum dum do-way! -- TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 02:26:54 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Drive My Car meaning I wrote: > Then there is always the question is "Drive My Car" really about > car? :>) Phil X Milstein wrote: > Good point. I always heard it was about an acid trip. And that it > was the prequel to "he blew his mind out in a car." No. It's apparently the Beatles again trying to disquise sexual innuendo (like fish and finger pies in Penny Lane)... not too subtle either: "Asked a girl what she wanted to be She said baby, can't you see I wanna be famous, a star on the screen But you can do something in between... ...I told a girl I can start right away And she said listen babe I got something to say I got no car and it's breaking my heart But I've found a driver and that's a start" All the more reason why its such a great car song too! Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 21:32:26 EST From: Claire Francis Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear . . . and the b-side Dear Amber, Thank you for your e-mail. It was great fun producing that record and I loved writing the B side to that record as well. It is called "Some Someday". I hope you get a chance to listen to it, the Strings are quite beautiful. I hope you find your puka puka pants, if not, I think I have a pair in my closet!! Have a safe trip. Dear Phil, Thanks for all your help in helping me to remember the work that I did. As far as the "B" side of "Who Killed Teddy Bear" goes.. It is a song called "Some Someday". It is about a Mother telling her daughter that she will see the man that she loves once again. It was a song that I wrote when the guy I had a mad crush on married my best friend. In the song I portray the Mother telling the Daughter about love and life. Ironically, I did see the man again...I married him eight years later shortly after his marriage went kaput, and so did mine.... to R.B. Greaves. (there is a pictures of the both of us on my website on the first page of the Bio link. And we are married now for 32 years) and...of course as my girls grew up, I became the Mother in the song more than once. It was only through joining Spectropop that I heard this song for the first time in 40 years. Mikki sang it very sweetly and the arrangement is quite beautiful...especially the string section which, God bless Johnny Hawkins let me tell him what I heard. I hope you get a chance to listen to it. Now, my question is...if I wrote the B side of "Who Killed Teddy Bear" and if that Teddy Bear record sold I supposed to get a royalty for my song?? I know that sounds like a dumb question, but I think maybe Polydor should have paid me for any sales of that record because I wrote the B side. Ah well it's been so long. I was just another songwriter who forgot about the past and didn't stay on top of the business very well. Have and very Happy New Year....Love and Light to you all. Claire Francis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 17:37:06 -0500 From: Denis Gagnon Subject: Richard Anthony Hi all The name Richard Anthony was mentioned a few times recently and since this group has so many experts in so many different fields of popular music, I thought I might ask a question about my favorite Richard Anthony song. Recently, someone mentioned that Ronnie Bird's song "Ou va t-elle" was the cover of "Come on back" by the Hollies. My favorite Richard Anthony song is "Pas comme les autres" and it is a cover of an English song called "Something Special". I would appreciate if someone could tell me more about this song. I don't have a clue who was the singer(s). All I remember is buying the "Pas comme les autres" 45', around 1965. Could have been 1966. If anyone could post either version of the song on Musica would even be so much better. I don't believe the French version is available on CD. Thanks Denis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 00:31:55 -0000 From: Scott Charbonneau Subject: Re: Some Christmas favorites / Ronnie Bird Julio: > And changing the subject again, in a recent post Scott Charbonneau > mentioned some French covers by Ronnie Bird. Scott, one cover by > Ronnie that you didn't mention and I find very sexy is "Adieu A Un > Amie", a version of Mike Berry´s "Tribute To Buddy Holly". Julio, I was not aware of this one as it is not on either of the 2 albums I have. Ugly Things will feature a Ronnie Bird interview in the next issue, which is supposed to be out in early 2005. Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 03:18:03 -0000 From: John H. Subject: Samantha Jones Mark Wirtz wrote: > Come to think of it, I once wrote and produced a car song. Entitled, > "Go Ahead" and performed by Samantha Jones... "Go Ahead" is absolutely fantastic. I'm a big fan of the kicky go-go version as well as the sexy, slowed down redux "Go Ahead and Love Me." I've recently wondered - what were your experiences working with Samantha Jones like? Is there a song (or songs) of hers that you count among your personal favorites? -John H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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