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Spectropop - Digest Number 1941

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Amazing scans
           From: Andres 
      2. Re: Gene McDaniels and "Chip Chip"
           From: Bob 
      3. Re: Classically inspired pop
           From: Sir James 
      4. Shindig May Reviews...
           From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills 
      5. Bobby Sheen
           From: Simon White 
      6. Re: Gaylord & Holiday; Soul Deep
           From: Ed Salamon 
      7. re-make of Mr. Blue
           From: Stew 
      8. Re: Vogues question
           From: Mikey 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:24:13 +0400 From: Andres Subject: Re: Amazing scans For some great scans, and interesting commentary, check out: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 12:46:58 -0000 From: Bob Subject: Re: Gene McDaniels and "Chip Chip" Bob Celli wrote: > When I asked [Cliff Crofford] why there were two other > writers listed on the label, he told me that he had to > share the writers credits with them because they had > supplied the title. Rob Pingel: > Those two other credited writers are Jeff Barry and Artie Resnick. > I am a big fan of these wonderful writers, but also a little > disappointed to hear that they were responsible only for the title > of this unusual song. Rob, They did actually write a song called "Chip Chip" and sent a demo of it to Snuff Garrett. He liked the title and the concept of their song but gave the project to Cliff without playing the demo to him. Snuff felt it was only fair to have Cliff share the writers credits with Barry and Resnick even though he wrote the entire song. I believe Artie Resnick co-wrote "Never Love A Robin" for Bobby Vee that Snuffy produced; a nice track that was a regional hit but never broke nationally. Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 17:01:06 -0000 From: Sir James Subject: Re: Classically inspired pop Will: > If nothing is out there, might I suggest that an enterprising > Spectropopper or two take this project on? I'd be happy to help, > but I'm afraid I don't know much about this genre. Hi Will, I think this is an excellent idea. My site may be a good starting point for anyone who wants to take this on. The site is all about hits of the 60s in the UK, but if anything is based on a classical piece I have credited the piece and the composer, so you will find Bethoven is in there with The Move, Ponchiellei gets a credit for Maureen Evans AND Allan Sherman, Offenbach wrote a hit for Donald Peers and The Toys are mentioned alongside Johann Sebastian Bach! Sir James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 20:21:14 +0100 From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills Subject: Shindig May Reviews... Well hello my little daisies, ramblin' roses and tumble weeds. All the below and lots more have been dissected, considered and written up for your information and pleasure. Be sure to read 'em. NIC ARMSTRONG & THE THIEVES THE BELFAST GYPSIES BILLIE DAVIS THE BRADIPOS IV THE CHECKERS ETERNITY'S CHILDREN HAL TONY HAZZARD THE MAINLINERS THE SOUP GREENS THE SPECTRUM VARIOUS ARTISTS Beat It: Global Sixties Beatin' Garage Barrage VARIOUS ARTISTS Fragments Volume 1 VARIOUS ARTISTS Quagmire Volume 5 VARIOUS ARTISTS Yellow Pills Prefill annnnndddddddddd we still have piles and piles of CDs, DVDs and vinyl left to review.. Expect a HUGE June section in the next few weeks. How do we do it???? As you may have noticed Shindig! #7 has yet again been delayed. But... after more than one or two spanners in the spokes we're practically there now. There'll be a huge update on the site next week, and you can be sure that I'll notify you once it's up. Our Shindig! We Set The Scene comp has received some rather gushing reviews from Music Week, The Observer Music Monthly, Uncut, Bucketful Of Brains and Record Collector and, more recently, was the prize giveaway and featured album on Mark Lamarr's Alternative '60s show on BBC Radio 2. If you don't have a copy yet be sure to pick one up. That's it for this month. Jon 'Mojo' Mills ( Extensive reviews updated each month) (Newsgroup for magazine) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 22:08:57 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Bobby Sheen Anyone know owt* about this 45? The Happy Tones - Summertime Nights/Papa, Shame Colpix 693 - 1963 I'm doing an article on the great Bobby Sheen and this has come up as a 45 he sang on. Does anyone perchance have it, or can confirm it's him? Simon *owt: A local expression from the North of England which basically means "anything", as apposed to "nowt" which means "nothing". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 21:12:44 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Gaylord & Holiday; Soul Deep Simon White wrote: > I notice in the Honey Ltd. photo feature that Gaylord > and Holiday were appearing at Nero's Nook. Does anyone > know any thing about them? There is (of course) a track > by them that attracts some Northern Soul interest. Gaylord and Holiday were members of The Gaylords, who had many pop hits in the mid-fifies. I recall meeting the group in the record department of Gimbels in Pittsburgh in 1955, when "The Little Shoemaker" was their big hit. The fact that they had a Northern Soul hit speaks to the variety of artist embraced by that genre. Ronnie (Fredianelli) died 1/24/04 and Burt continues to perform. A bio is at: Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 21:39:14 -0000 From: Stew Subject: re-make of Mr. Blue Can anyone help me?...I heard this very nice re-make of the song "Mr. Blue" on the radio, but I don't know if I caught the artist's name was something like David Bromberg???...they said he does a lot of re-makes, and this one had a pop sound to it with a twist of country...anybody ever hear of some with this name or something close to it? ...thanks. Stew -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:30:52 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Vogues question Mike Bennedict wrote: > Anyone heard of the song "She Is Today"? I read it was > from a 1968 album that featured the singles "Special > Angel" and "There Is Someone". Was this other song > released as a single? Austin: > I think "There Is Someone" is actually called "Turn Around" and > that The Vogues had a large hit with it. I think Glen Campbell > had a version out as well. Austin is correct. "There is Someone" is called "Turn Around. Look At Me" and it was first done by Glen Campbell in 1961 on Crest records. Shortly thereafter, The Lettermen released it as a single, and The Vogues were actually covering The Lettermen's 1962 version, not Glen Campbell. The Lettermen would later cover The Vogues "sound" in the late '60s when The Vogues had their string of smashes on Reprise records. Funny how that all worked out!!!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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