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Spectropop - Digest Number 1946

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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: JDS' "Sunshine Of Your Love"
           From: Frank M 
      2. Re: The Utlimate Jackie DeShannon
           From: Larry Watts, Jr. 
      3. Re: Adam Wade; soul radio
           From: Simon White 
      4. Why "When"?
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re: Vanity Fare ... on Soma?
           From: Joe Nelson 
      6.  website updated
           From: Lex 
      7. Re: more on The Vogues
           From: Ed Salamon 
      8. Re: Teardrops
           From: John Black 
      9. new Monkees book
           From: Andrew Sandoval 
     10. Re: "Midnight Sun"
           From: Gary Myers 
     11. Re: Sam Fletcher
           From: Gary Myers 
     12. Re: Smokey Robinson question
           From: Hans Huss 
     13. Re: Smokey Robinson question
           From: Julio Niño 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 11:19:28 +0100 From: Frank M Subject: Re: JDS' "Sunshine Of Your Love" Peter Lerner wrote, re Jackie DeShannon: > "Sunshine Of Your Love" featuring Dr John and Barry White > is interesting; girl singers with the imagination to try to > cover the very male rock band anthems of the late '60s > are few and far between ... Spanky Wilson's version of this and another of "Light My Fire" are being played on the EZ lounge and Northern soul circuits. FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 15:37:05 -0000 From: Larry Watts, Jr. Subject: Re: The Utlimate Jackie DeShannon Peter Lerner wrote: > Pres drew attention to the interesting "new" Jackie > DeShannon CD and didn't say that the compilers chickened > out on Track 21 at the last minute, substituting "Put A > Little Love In Your Heart" for "Crystal Clear", but > forgetting to amend the sleeve listing. Sorry 'bout that ... > Pres mentions that the version of "When You Walk In The > Room" on the album is "the faster version". I think it's > the same version that we normally hear, speeded up ... Yesterday, for a giggle, I played the 45 and messed with the pitch control and got it synced perfectly to the CD. I then did the same with the version included on Liberty's "More Golden Greats" compilation and got it synced again. Poor Jackie -- Liberty tried to "chipmunk" her. Too much time on my hands, pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 21:24:41 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Adam Wade; soul radio Mike Edwards wrote: > Adam Wade is responsible for one of the very best Popcorn > tunes, Bacharach-David's "Rain From Skies" (Epic, 1963). Blimey, how did I forget this one?! What a superb record it is. Thanks for the radio comments -- I miss it too. The last one was a year ago now. But let me recommend these instead: Paddy Grady, at . On a loop so you can listen when you like. Northern Soul Radio with Frank Murphy, Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm (BST) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 17:01:05 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Why "When"? Why did Jackie DeShannon name her song "When You Walk In The Room," instead of "Everytime That You Walk In The Room"? The lyrics include the latter phrasing approximately half a dozen times (depending on version), while the title phrasing doesn't appear even once. I think maybe she was trying to pull a fast one on us! --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 17:45:16 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Vanity Fare ... on Soma? Billy G. Spradlin wrote: > I was looking for information on Soma Records (Minneapolis > label -- famous for the Fendermen, Castaways, Gestures etc) > and discovered a label scan of "Hitchin' A Ride" on Soma 5000. ... > So the appearance of a UK recording from 1969-70 is strange. > Does anyone think this was a pressing plant label error, > bootleg, or did Soma have first dibs on the USA release? Whatever it is, it ain't legit. Check out the catalog number, Soma 5000, which is inconsistent with the Soma numbering system (sequentially upward from Soma 1000). The mere fact that the number is such an even one so far down the road is suspicious. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 08:25:20 -0700 (PDT) From: Lex Subject: website updated Just thought I'd post that I've updated the site, added some stuff, and all that. Thanks to a couple of collectors e-mailing me some great items, it's come up well. Please ignore the typos on the site, it's 1.30am here in Australia, and I sent Word's paperclip man to bed early. Mick Patrick, many thanks! Lex -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 15:45:17 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: more on The Vogues The Vogues' manager, Elmer Willett, owned the Vogue Terrace nightclub, where the group freqently appeared. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 12:48:11 EDT From: John Black Subject: Re: Teardrops Jimmy Botticelli wrote: > TeardropsTears Come Tumbling / You Won't Be There > Can you go wrong with a Musicor 45? Not in my lifetime! > Anyway this is great girl-group pop from a group I hadn't > heard of. There's a great CD of the Teardrops' output for sale online. Highly recommended. John Black -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 12:38:13 EDT From: Andrew Sandoval Subject: new Monkees book Hello Spectropop people, Andrew Sandoval here. Fifteen years in the making, my book on The Monkees will finally be available in the U.S. on July 5 (and a bit sooner in the UK). It covers the group's day-by-day activities from 1965 to 1970, including breakdowns of all their recording sessions with musician listings, plus my interviews with Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Boyce & Hart, all four Monkees and many more. A friend of mine who runs a fine music series at the Port Washington, NY Public Library has invited me to preview my book along with some rare and unissued Monkees audio and video bits direct from my archive. The event is on Thursday, June 2 at 8pm, and I believe it is free. I will also be happy to discuss any of my other reissue or musical work at this Q&A presentation. I welcome any and all of you -- Monkees fan or otherwise -- to come by and say hello. I'm not from the area, but I'm told it's pretty easy to get to from NYC. Here's a link to the library: I will also be doing an event in July in Los Angeles when the book comes out. I'll keep you posted on that. Andrew Sandoval -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 04:18:15 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: "Midnight Sun" Jimmy Botticelli wrote: > The Five Whispers -- Midnight Sun ... "Midnight ..." is a > ballad and has that great sliding guitar sound, with nice > echoes and reverb. "Midnight Sun" is a great song, and probably the only one to use "aurora borealis" in a rhyme. Johnny Mercer's lyrics to the great composition by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 04:24:38 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Sam Fletcher Country Paul wrote: > I have Sam Fletcher's "Tall Hope" on RCA ... but I know > nothing else about him ... Around '67. when we (Portraits) were signed to Mike Curb, our producer, Clancy Grass, had some involvement with a Fletcher release. My recollection is that Clancy made some reference to Fletcher having a drug problem that seriously affected hi career. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 14:57:18 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Smokey Robinson question Max Weiner asked: > Sometime in the late sixties Smokey Robinson & The > Miracles did a song called (I think) "I Don't Blame You > At All." ... If anyone could tell me what album it is on ... "I Don't Blame You At All", #7 R&B and #18 Pop back in 1971, is on Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "One Dozen Roses" (Tamla 312). Not one of their best albums, but it's the one to go for to hear the author himself sing 'The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game'. And it does have a lovely cover. Best wishes, Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 18:54:49 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Re: Smokey Robinson question Max Weiner asked: > Sometime in the late sixties Smokey Robinson & The > Miracles did a song called (I think) "I Don't Blame You > At All." ... If anyone could tell me what album it is on ... Hola Max. "I Don't Blame You At All" is included in the 1971 album "One Dozen Roses", and was also released as a single (Tamla 54205) in 1971, so it came after "Tears Of A Clown". Chao, Julio Niño -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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