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Spectropop - Digest Number 1929

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Under the boardwalk with Kenny Young
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Re: Hi Everyone, from Alan O'Day
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
      3. Re: Kathy Kirby
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: Happiness Is
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re:Gene McDaniels/Another Tear Falls
           From: Norm D. 
      6. Re:Barry White discog.
           From: Peter Lerner 
      7. Re: Barry White discog.
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Re: Hi Everyone, from Alan O'Day
           From: Phil Chapman 
      9. Re: Stigwood; "Bedazzled"
           From: Dave Monroe 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 23:13:38 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Under the boardwalk with Kenny Young Still showing on a screen near you: Under The Boardwalk An Interview With Kenny Young by Brent Cash An excerpt: Mention the name Kenny Young to a group of pop music enthusiasts and you're likely to get reactions such as, "Is that the same Kenny Young who wrote . . . ?" I've asked myself similar questions about this mysterious music legend, about whom there seems to be precious little available information. Undoubtedly, the reason for our collective disbelief is the fact that Kenny has been writing, co-writing, singing, producing and arranging music since the early '60s, and has ridden nearly every musical wave since then. From the early Brill Building days to the novelty records created under various aliases, the "toytown" sound of San Francisco Earthquake, the punk/pop of Yellow Dog and recent work in the dance/electronica genre, Kenny Young has been there . . . and done that. Perhaps I speak for many when I state that all of that variety and longevity in music from one person is a little unusual. The person who has had his songs recorded by such disparate artists as the Shirelles, Status Quo, the Brothers Four and '90s dance diva Betty Boo, recently took time to answer some questions about his varied body of work that touches five decades so far. Full interview here: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 18:15:21 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: Hi Everyone, from Alan O'Day Mr. O'Day, just wanted to let you know how great it is to have you on board here. (thanks Artie, you can put the gun down now) Hope you have a lot of memories to share with us. For me "Easy Evil" is such a brilliant tune. I even love John Travolta doin' it. All the best Frank Jastfelder -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 10:36:41 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Kathy Kirby Simon White wrote: > ... I've been a closet Kathy Kirby fan since I was a kid - > I realise now it was the shiny lipstick that did it. I just recently heard her version of (the usually instrumental) "Spanish Flea," and liked it a lot. But other than that -- and that she wore shiny lipstick -- I don't know anything about Kathy Kirby, so wonder if you could lay a few details down for us. Thanks, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 11:39:24 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Happiness Is Paul Evans wrote: > Didn't know about the Dean Martin CD (apparently without my song) > and no, the song was not recorded by the Association as far as I > know. Hi, Paul. I hadn't realized you were with Spectropop! By coincidence, I included the cover of Dino's "Happiness Is" LP in a new cover art gallery I posted just yesterday. The gallery is at , and the Dino cover is on the third row down, first image on the left. Click to enlarge, and behold an especially strange picture. Unfortunately my gallery does not include Stan Cornyn's amazing liner notes! I'm now off to go check out your website. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 13:00:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Subject: Re:Gene McDaniels/Another Tear Falls Phil Chapman wrote: > There's a reasonable mpeg of "Another Tear Falls" > at: Phil, thanks so much for posting this link. It must be decades since I last saw this film, and it's certainly as I remember it ....moody and noir, very art house. What a great experience. Those were the days when it was well cool to smoke, and Gene is puffing away like a trooper between the phrases he sings. Doesn't he look good! I think that this gorgeous tune is the best song Elvis Costello never wrote, I wonder why he never covered it. Who said that nostalgia isn't what it used to be? Seeing Rev. McD again proves that it can be. Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 17:46:53 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re:Barry White discog. Phil draws our attention to: > Very cool Barry White discography at > > It's not much on images, but seems a fairly exhaustive listing of > White's releases, which extend as far back as 1960 and include > quite a lot of surprises. It doesn't seem to include Barry's sterling work as part of Jackie DeShannon's backing band (also including Dr John) on the adventurous "Laurel Canyon" album. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 18:10:12 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Barry White discog. Phil X Milstein wrote: > Very cool Barry White discography at > > It's not much on images, but seems a fairly exhaustive listing of > White's releases, which extend as far back as 1960 and include > quite a lot of surprises. Barry White as one of the Five Dutones! Who knew? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 00:11:36 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Hi Everyone, from Alan O'Day Alan O'Day: > .....He in turn invited me, & the original Archers' > bassist/vocalist Joel Christie....... Hi Alan, and welcome. I've often wondered about Joel Christie. I have a 45 of his, "See That Girl"/"It's All Right Now", both Mann-Weil tunes arr & cond by Nick DeCaro. A bit on the MOR side, but S'pop nonetheless. Can you tell us anything more about him? PC -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 16:53:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Stigwood; "Bedazzled" S'pop: > And find "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, > with vocals by the Breakaways, one of the girls' > finest moments, now playing at musica: Phil M: > Terrific record! Is that the only version of > "Bedazzled" from the '60s era? Did Cook and/or > Moore write it themselves? I have both the LP and the 45 ("Bedazzled" c/w "Love Me," my best vinyl purchases ever, by the way), though not at hand, but I believe Dudley Moore is listed as the sole composer. I can well imagine, however, PeterCook having a hand in that "Drimble Wedge and The Vegetations" number, will check the 45. I know there was a relatively recent sort of gothic/industrial cover, as well as a vintage loungey cover of the title theme, somebody and his orchestra, perhaps, I have it on a lounge comp, but I'll have to do some digging. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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