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Spectropop - Digest Number 1918



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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Teddy & The Pandas; Judee Sill
           From: Artie Wayne 
      2. Re: Lou Christie's backup singers
           From: John DeAngelis 
      3. Re: Collector's Choice Music
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      4. Re: Lou Christie's backup singers
           From: Will Stos 
      5. Re: Ides Of March
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      6. Re: Lou Christie's backup singers
           From: Tony Leong 
      7. Re: What Am I Gonna Do With You (Hey Baby)
           From: Tony Leong 
      8. Ronnie Spector with The Raveonettes
           From: Peter Andreasen 
      9. Re: Ides Of March
           From: Clark Besch 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 14:20:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Teddy & The Pandas; Judee Sill Mick...Country Paul...How ya' doin'? I enjoyed the Spectropop story on Teddy & The Pandas. I was one of the early publishers of my friend Bob Stone's "We Can't go on This Way", which should've been a big hit for the group. It will always have a special place in my heart. Bob and I met the inspiration for the song at the same time. I guess you can't win 'em all! I'm glad Judee Sill is finally getting some recognition. When I was general manager of Warner Brothers Music in the '70s David Geffen asked us to give her a little special attention. I remember going in the studio with her a couple of times to do demos, but we weren't able to get any covers on her deeply personal material. I always thought of her as a female David Blue, who also lived a very hard life. Regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com/ __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 01:41:33 -0000 From: John DeAngelis Subject: Re: Lou Christie's backup singers Phil Hall asked: > Yesterday for the second night in a row, I heard Lou Christie's > "Two Faces Have I" while driving home. I wonder who did the > wonderful background vocals. According to Harry Young, the backup singers are Amy, Kay and Shirley. Amy is Lou's older sister, and Shirley is the daughter of Twyla Herbert, who co-wrote the song and played piano on the track. John DeAngelis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 20:57:25 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Collector's Choice Music Dave Gofstein wrote: > Everytime I order I get free shipping for orders over $50. > Unfortunately, my orders are usually $40 and change, which > prompts me to buy one more! > And I personally do not mind the logo. For me it's the music > more than the packaging. Plus they put out the coolest stuff! > Last time I ordered The Persuasions, The Youngbloods, Jamie > Brockett and Giles, Giles & Fripp. Nice diversity, eh? In some ways they are good, but some of the mastering on their exclusives leave a lot to be desired. Two cases I know of are the Klaatu two-fer and the Crabby Appleton albums. They are disappointing. Also, they were supposed to release the Max Frost & The Troopers album, but after advertising it in their catalog month after month they found out they didn't have the rights. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 02:39:16 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Lou Christie's backup singers Phil Hall wrote: > Yesterday for the second night in a row, I heard Lou Christie's > "Two Faces Have I" while driving home. I wonder who did the > wonderful background vocals? I would have thought The Blossoms, > except that they were based on the West Coast while Lou was > from the East Coast. I know The Angels backed Lou on "Lightnin' > Strikes". Could it have been them? According to the liner notes for the "Egyptian Shumba" CD, the backing singers are Amy Sacco (Lou's older sister), someone named Kay, and Shirley Herbert (Gypsy woman Twyla's daughter). They also sang on "The Gypsy Cried" and "Summer Snow," and taught The Tammys how to "breathe, bark and strut." Harry Young's liner notes certainly are thorough, if not a bit confusing to someone with no knowledge of Lou's music. The notes add these girls were members of The Crewnecks, Classics and Lugee & The Lions. While were on the topic, does Lou sing on "Part Of Growing Up"? It sounds like his falsetto could be right up there, if no higher than The Tammys. Falsettos are fun. When I was younger the dogs would practically start barking when I would hit my higher register. On the morning announcements at school, while we were doing a spoof of "Titanic" to sell yearbooks (don't ask) I sang "My Heart Will Go On" a capella. Everyone thought it was Celine Dion, and wondered how we'd stripped the instrumentation off. When I told them it was actually me, well, let's just say no one looked at me quite the same way again. I can still get up there, but not as high as I used to. Does anyone know why some people lose range as they get older? Will (the non-castrated castrato) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 20:58:41 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Ides Of March Gary Myers wrote: > I believe one of Peterik's later songs was also cut by > .38 Special. It was "Hold On Loosely". Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 06:18:52 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Lou Christie's backup singers Phil Hall wrote: > Yesterday for the second night in a row, I heard Lou Christie's > "Two Faces Have I" while driving home. I wonder who did the > wonderful background vocals? I would have thought The Blossoms, > except that they were based on the West Coast while Lou was > from the East Coast. I know The Angels backed Lou on "Lightnin' > Strikes". Could it have been them? I don't know who backed up Lou on "Two Faces", but the "Lightning Strikes" track featured Peggy Santiglia, Denise Ferri and Bernadette Carroll. Phyllis and Barbara of The Angels did not sing on that one! Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 06:25:26 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: What Am I Gonna Do With You (Hey Baby) Phil Chapman: > Lesley's is the first version I heard, but I came to like the > Chiffons' best. It's difficult to make a bad version of this > finely crafted song ... I have to agree with you about the superb Chiffons' version of this song. I wish it would appear on CD! Judy does a dynamic vocal on it. Actually, Sylvia said SHE wanted to sing lead on this cut at the session! Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:21:47 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: Ronnie Spector with The Raveonettes The Raveonettes just released their new album "Pretty In Black" here in Europe. Ronnie Spector is guest vocalist on a great song called "Ode To L.A." The album is produced by Richard Gottehrer, and also includes an "Erasure-esque" version of "My Boyfriend's Back." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:37:25 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Ides Of March Bill Mulvy wrote: > "I'm Gonna Say My Prayers" is a great song that was > never released at the time. I too was amazed by how great this track was when I first got the Sundazed single (pre-CD by a year). I expected a minor track, but it was quite a great one! If I remember correctly, Kevin Cronan of REO had the tape, left it on a car seat when the group taped the song, and went to a concert after the taping! How did these things happen back then? I recently got a slightly alternate version of the Ides' great "Nobody Loves me" from an acetate. One side had a slight vocal variation with backing vocals prominent, and the other side had instruments more prominent I sent it to a buddy who tried mixing a stereo mix of the two, which came out fair (better in headphones). At any rate, what was weird is that both sides had full high notes as opposed to the released version! How could an acetate sound better than a muddy Kapp release? Someone dropped the mixing ball at Kapp on this brilliant song. Carelessness with masters seemed to have been quite a problem in the great music old days. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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