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Spectropop - Digest Number 1871

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Sheila B. loves Lou C.
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. "Guide for the Married Man"
           From: ACJ 
      3. The Grasshoppers
           From: Gary Myers 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:19:30 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Sheila B. loves Lou C. Stewart Epstein: > Any Lou Christie fans out there?? A recent Christie convert is that doyenne of girl pop devotees Sheila B. Check out her reviews of Lou's recent "Original Sinner: The Very Best Of The MGM Recordings" and "Egyptian Shumba: The Singles And Rare Recordings, 1962-1964" RPM CDs, newly installed at S'pop Recommends. An excerpt: If Lou Christie wrote a bad song, you wouldn't know from "Original Sinner" and "Egyptian Shumba", RPM Records' digital tributes to the high-voiced Italian-American dynamo, the latter also including the complete works of his early back-up trio, the Tammys. The selection of hits ("Lightnin' Strikes", "The Gypsy Cried") and misses ("If My Car Could Only Talk", everything the Tammys ever recorded) all lead to the same conclusion; Lou Christie was a twenty-four carat genius. Full review: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:41:22 -0500 From: ACJ Subject: "Guide for the Married Man" As most of us know, the Turtles were hired circa 1967 to record the theme for the movie "Guide for the Married Man." As part of the deal, White Whale was supposed to print up 1000 singles of the song. I've read that those singles were never released and eventually destroyed; but I've also seen the single listed in some discographies (most notably on the Turtles / Flo & Eddie website), which would seem to indicate some copies of the single got out. Anyone know if they did? Thanks. ACJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 21:11:58 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: The Grasshoppers Clark Besch: > ... a Milwaukee group (Gary Myers can correct this if I'm wrong), > The Grasshoppers, did a nice version too. Clark, I've never heard of the Grasshoppers! What makes you connect them with Milwaukee? Tell me more about them! gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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