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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Claire Francis and the John Bull Breed
           From: Eddy Smit 
      2. Re: our car club
           From: Nick Archer 
      3. Re : Something Special
           From: Julio NIņo 
      4. Don Kirshner: Return of the Hit Man
           From: Laura Pinto 
      5. France Gall and the art of cat-spanking
           From: Julio Niņo 
      6. Re: Spacey Darin
           From: Mark 
      7. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear?
           From: Teri Landi 
      8. Claire Francis and Lynn Holland
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear misinfo
           From: Phil X Milstein 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:06:04 -0000 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Claire Francis and the John Bull Breed Claire Francis: > I am looking for the records of the following artists that I produced > and have not heard in 40 years: Sonny Childe ... The John Bull > Breed ... Arthur Brown ... Claire, here's the info on the John Bull Breed record you're probably looking for. They had a single "Can't Chance A Breakup" c/w "I'm A Man" out on UK Polydor BM 56065. I believe it's their only Polydor release. As for the Moody Blues connection, at the time John Lodge went by the name of John(ny) Storm, so that might ring more bells. The JBB 45 is quite rare, but a limited edition bootleg issue exists. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 07:04:58 -0600 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: our car club Believe it or not, there's a museum of mostly Euroean cars right here in Nashville, the Lane Motor Museum. Click this link for pictures of all the cars that have been discussed: I got to put together their car song comp to play in the public areas. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic pop and soft rock radio station SM95, now streaming at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 13:11:15 -0000 From: Julio NIņo Subject: Re : Something Special Hola Everybody. Denis Gagnon wrote: > 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. Hola Denis, the wonderful "Pas comme les autres" is a cover of Dusty Springfield's "Something Special", released in 1964 as the B-side of "Stay Awhile" and it was composed for Dusty herself. Both songs, Dusty's "Something Special" and Richard's " Pas comme les autres", have been issued on CD. Chao, Julio NIņo. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 15:22:03 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Don Kirshner: Return of the Hit Man Hi everyone, Here's the link to a recent writeup on Don Kirshner from the Washington Post: I forgot to post it here when I first came across it last week, but David Coyle's message about the Bobby Darin movie reminded me, as the movie is mentioned in the writeup. So here it is -- enjoy! Happy New Year, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 16:00:44 -0000 From: Julio Niņo Subject: France Gall and the art of cat-spanking Hola Everybody. Jean Emmanuel Dubois wrote: > The best France Gall song being Zoïzoï in 1970 and Teeny > weeny boppy in 67 (a Gainsbourg song)... For me France Gall represents the ultimate Lolita. I love her voice. I like very much many of her songs in her Phillips period, but curiously I hate "Teenie Weenie Boppy", in which she sounds too stentorian for my taste. Among her Gainsbourg songs I prefer "Attend ou va-t'en", "Les sucettes", "N'écoute pas les idoles", "Laisse tomber les filles" or the exciting "Nous ne sommes pas des anges". Some months ago I couldnīt get out of my head her beautiful "Faut-it que je t'aime" (Vidalin-Datin), I used to hum it to my cat, while I was spanking him. He loved it. These last days I spank him to the rhythm of Marcie Blaine "The Hurtin' Kind". Happy new year to everybody. Chao, Julio. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:15:17 -0500 From: Mark Subject: Re: Spacey Darin David Coyle wrote: > I'm surprised I haven't seen any discussion of the new movie about > Bobby Darin, "Beyond The Sea." I had always thought that Spacey would be an ideal candidate to play Darin years prior to any talk of such a bio pic. I was shocked when I read that Spacey was raising the financing to complete such a picture a few years back. I saw the film last night and I thought it was very good. I was very skeptical of Spacey handling the vocals, but he does a superb job on all the tracks featured in the film, except, perhaps, "Dream Lover." The original scores were followed precisely, and the production is faultless. I think, having read numerous Spacey interviews to promote the film, that the project is not a "vanity" project, but a personal labor of love and respect for Darin's legacy. People can debate the film's merits and what was included vs. what was left out. After all, it is a film and not a documentar. It is hard to make a straight bio picture and keep it entertaining. Darin's original manager was quite resistant to Spacey directing and singing in the film. After listening to Spacey's intentions and hearing the results, everyone close to Darin was impressed. Darin's manager, his son Dodd, and Sandra Dee all are very pleased with where Spacey took this film. I was very impressed with Spacey's versatility. -Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 13:10:32 -0500 From: Teri Landi Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear? Claire asks: > So between John Grecco and Davie's comments...does this mean my > record on the soundtrack or not? Claire, The version used in the film is definitely not your production. I listened to my VHS of Who Killed Teddy Bear and to your production posted on Musica by Amber and they are not the same. Similar arrangements but not the same recordings or singers. Teri -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 21:17:42 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Claire Francis and Lynn Holland Hi Claire, Add the following to the list of discs you produced at Polydor: Lynn Holland "Oh Darling How I Miss You" b/w "Before" on UK Polydor BM 56035 in 1965. I haven't heard this one but understand it has an MOR flavour. Who knows, maybe someone on planet S'pop will post the tracks to musica? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 21:21:00 -0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear misinfo I wrote: > There are only two known versions (from the '60s, at least) of the > WKTB title theme, the Leslie Uggams version and the one which had > been going around as "artist unknown" until your recent ID'ing of > the singer as Mikki Young. It is the Mikki Young version, therefore, > that is used in the movie, and which appeared on a promotional 45. Please forget I said that, as Amber's posting of the Mikki Young track causes me to realize that the statement was totally ignorant. Claire's/Mikki's version is, while similar, a totally different recording than the one used for the soundtrack, and with a different singer. Sorry for misleading Claire, and anyone else, with my seeming certainty of what's turned out to be bad information. I will defend myself only by saying that it's for reasons like this that I USUALLY temper my statements with qualifiers. I've been having trouble (having nothing to do with site crowdedness) playing tracks to musica lately, but as soon as I can find someone to intervene I will try to get the soundtrack version up there for y'all to compare and enjoy. Best wishes and all successes in twenty-aught-five, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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