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Spectropop - Digest Number 1957

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: When You Walk in the Room
           From: Bill George 
      2. Re: The Dantes; The Dantes
           From: MopTopMike 
      3. Re: "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes"
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Re: The Dantes; The Dantes
           From: Dan Hughes 
      5. "Turista" in musica and more about Spanish ye-y
           From: Julio Nio 
      6. Re: The Dantes
           From: Al Quaglieri 
      7. Re: Cameo Parkway Box
           From: Matt Spero 
      8. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 
      9. Re: A tale of two songs: I'm Counting On You
           From: Rick Hough 
     10. Re: What to do with your old 45s (or not).
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Pay you back with interest
           From: Frank Murphy 
     12. Re:"It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!"
           From: Brent Cash 
     13. Main Line Records
           From: Phil Hall 
     14. Paul Anka Alert
           From: Mark Hill 
     15. Re: Bergen White
           From: Austin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 01:29:04 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: When You Walk in the Room Peter Lerner wrote: > However this consideration didn't trouble one Lolita Jackson, > who put "Every Time You Walk In The Room" into the country > music charts in March 1989 (Oak 1069). I have not heard that one either, although at the time it came out I contacted the label and they said they would send me a copy. They never did. But I seem to recall they credited the writer as Sharon Myers (Jackie's given name). I always wondered if they were trying to pull a fast one on the royalties. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:01:02 -0000 From: MopTopMike Subject: Re: The Dantes; The Dantes Gary Myers wrote: > Tom Tourville's Chicago book lists The Dantes as being from > Des Plaines. However, it also lists releases on Jamie, Cameo > and Main Line as being that same group. His books often had > many inaccuracies. Tom Tourville's books are loaded with inaccurate and unverified information. The Dantes were from Worthington, Ohio -- all of the guys were in the same high school (Worthington) during the band's existence. The group did singles on Mainline, Jamie, and Cameo. The Dantes that recorded the surfy-vocal "Top Down Time" are not the same group from Ohio. I believe that group was from western PA, near Pittsburgh. MopTopMike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:27:10 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes" Julio Nio wrote: > I've just seen in Ace's brand new webpage that the second part > of "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" is scheduled to be > released next month. Maybe Mick (who I suppose must be > responsible for warping such an artifact) could give us an advance > look at the track list. I love the delight of dreaming of upcoming > pleasures (in fact I think sometimes I prefer this sensation to > the materialization of the pleasure). Yup, my colleague Tony Rounce and I warped this artifact. It'll be out at the end of June. It's as good as Vol. 1, I reckon. The booklet is certainly better. Here's the track list: "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes" Ace CDCHD 1059 PHIL SPECTOR did not produce any of the tracks on this CD -- yet they all sound as if he did, or might have ... THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: NIGHT OWL Produced by Bill Medley THE BEACH BOYS: I DO Arranged and Produced by Brian Wilson MARY WELLS: ONE BLOCK FROM HEAVEN Produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier THE BONNETS: YA GOTTA TAKE A CHANCE Produced by Al Allen THE GOODIES: THE DUM DUM DITTY Produced by Shadow Morton TIMMY & THE PERSIANETTES: TIMMY BOY Arranged and Conducted by Lee Lovett A Bob Finiz Production NOREEN CORCORAN: DREAMIN' OF YOU Produced by Nino Tempo THE VICTORIANS: CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Produced by Marty Cooper REPARATA & THE DELRONS: I'M NOBODYS BABY NOW With Hash Brown and his Orchestra Arranged by John Abbott A World United Production DOBIE GRAY: NO ROOM TO CRY A & R Fred Darian An Atlas Artists Production CONNIE STEVENS: A GIRL NEVER KNOWS Arranged by David Gates Produced by Lou Adler and David Gates NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS: THE HABIT OF LOVIN' YOU BABY Produced by Nino Tempo and Jerry Riopelle for Deep Purple Productions THE SATISFACTIONS: BRING IT ALL DOWN Produced and Arranged by Jack Nitzsche EIGHT FEET: BOBBY'S COME A LONG, LONG WAY Produced by Al Kooper and Irwin Levine SUZY WALLIS: BE MY MAN Arranged and Conducted by David Gates Produced by Joe Reisman KANE & ABEL: BREAK DOWN AND CRY Arranged by James Holvay and Gary Beisbier A Holvay-Beisbier-DeFrancesco Production THE FANTASTIC VANTASTICS: GEE WHAT A BOY Arranged and Conducted by Van McCoy Produced by Abner Spector THE DREAMLOVERS: YOU GAVE ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE Arranged by Jimmy Wisner Produced by Jerry Ross BOBBY COLEMAN: (BABY) YOU DONT HAVE TO TELL ME Produced by Peter Antell CLYDIE KING: THE THRILL IS GONE Arranged by Nick DeCaro Produced by Jerry Riopelle RUBY & THE ROMANTICS: YOUR BABY DOESN'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE Arranged and Conducted by Alan Lorber Produced by Tom Catalano THE FOUR TOPS: WONDERFUL BABY Produced by Smokey Robinson THE KNICKERBOCKERS: WISHFUL THINKING Arranged by Leon Russell JOE SOUTH: DON'T YOU BE ASHAMED Produced by Joe South I interviewed some cool people -- Marty Cooper, Nino Tempo, Pete Antell, Al Allen, Kendra Spotswood, etc. -- for the booklet. There'll be some more info available on Ace's website in a few weeks. I'll let you know when that happens. In the meantime, any questions? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 07:49:24 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: The Dantes; The Dantes >From the Fuzz Acid & Flowers site ( ): The Dantes (#1) Personnel incl.: Barry Hayden: ld vcls Joe Hinton: perc Carter Holliday: bs Lynn Wehr: gtr Dave Workman: ld gtr Can't Get Enough Of Your Love / 80-96 (Jamie 1314, 1966) Under My Thumb / Can I Get A Witness? (Cameo 431, 1966) Connection / Satisfied (Main Line 1366, 196?) >From Columbus, Ohio, some of their recordings were reasonable Stones covers, although Can't Get Enough Of Your Love is a fast moving soul-rocker. The Dantes performed with many top name groups, such as Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Roy Orbison, Bobby Goldsboro, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Outsiders, Neil Diamond, Them and J. Frank Wilson. Compilation appearances have included: Can I Get A Witness on Mindrocker, Vol. 11 (LP); 80-96 on Sick And Tired (LP), Everything You Always Wanted To Know... (CD), The Garage Zone, Vol. 4 (LP) and The Garage Zone Box Set (4-LP); 80-96 and Can't Get Enough Of Your Love on Garage Monsters (LP); and Can't Get Enough Of Your Love on Highs In The Mid Sixties, Vol. 9 (LP). (Max Waller/George Gell/Ben Knepper) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Dantes (#2) Top Down Time / How Many Times? (Rotate 5008, 1964) Dragon Walk / Zebra Shoot (Courtney 713, 1964) A different act from Carnegie, Pennsylvania, their Top Down Time resurfaced on Pebbles Vol. 4 (LP) and Pebbles Vol. 4 (CD), whilst both sides of the Courtney 45 are included on Strummin' Mental, Vol. 4. (Max Waller) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 13:47:30 -0000 From: Julio Nio Subject: "Turista" in musica and more about Spanish ye-y Hola, everybody. Lex Marsh wrote about Mony's "Turista": > I love it and agree that the vocal must be heard to be > believed. What is it with the strident singing on so many > Spanish ye-ye discs? Is it my cultural bias or did the > Spanish public have a high tolerance for that vocal style? Thanks to Mick's kind help Mony's "Turista" is now playing in musica for everybody to suffer. I don't know anything about her, but she sounds rather out of control, like if the producer had intoxicated her with some psychotropic substance in order to make her sound more enthusiastic. If you decide to give a listen do it at your own risk. Don't ask later for any compensation for mental damages. I agree with Lex that many Spanish ye-y girls sung very stridently; something to consider is that most of them were horrendous singers that exaggerated their singing on purpose to try to sound passionate and exciting. Of course most of them just sounded hysterical and sometimes irritating. That's an important part of the fun. It often turns out that the best Spanish ye-y girls are the worst singers. I don't know if people that lived in that period listened to Spanish ye-y with nostalgia, but for the people that didn't live then, most of the tracks result close and absurd at the same time and they usually are hilarious. In my opinion not taking Spanish sixties pop very seriously helps a lot to enjoy it. Lex again: > My favorite Spanish record about tourism is "El turista > 1.999.999" by Los Stop, featuring the lovably strident > singing of Cristina. That's a fun track too. I don't know if the anecdote about tourist 2.000.000 is true (it wouldn't surprise me, as Spanish people tend naturally to surrealism, specially when we pretend to be serious and pragmatic). The song by Los Stop was a hit in Spain, unlike Mony's track that quickly disappeared without trace. Los Stop recorded for the infamous label Belter, a label specialized in Flamenco recycled in a very trashy ye-y factory, considered for many the top of the sixties Spanish "cutrepop" (a Spanish word that can means something like trashy-pop). Chao, Julio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 11:59:54 -0400 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: Re: The Dantes >From the book "Rock 'n' Roll And The Cleveland Connection," by Deanna R. Adams: ----- The Baskerville Hounds (1964-73, 1980-82; re-formed 1999) In 1964, singer/guitarist and ex-Grasshopper Dante Rossi formed this five-piece band, originally calling it The Dantes. Members consisted of Bill Emery (bass/vocals), Doug McCutcheon (keyboards, vocals), Larry Meece (lead guitar/vocals), and John Kirkpatrick (drums). When WHK deejay Ron Brittain took over as their manager, he decided to call the West Side group Tulu Babies. As Tulu Babies they released "The Hurtin' King," which did well locally. In 1965 Jim Testa, who produced the record, became the group's manager and changed its name to The Baskerville Hounds. Two more local hits came their way, "Debbie" and "Space Rock, Pts. 1 & 2." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 21:39:54 EDT From: Matt Spero Subject: Re: Cameo Parkway Box I'm interested to hear anybody's opinion about the quality of the CP box set, and how much of it is in stereo. Thanks. Matt Spero -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 18:30:09 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Sorry it's been a while, but a new 'Record of the Week' is now playing on the Home page. Guest reviewer Simon White has kindly done the honours reviewing Billy Storm's popular Northern Soul track "Educated Fool": The "Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story" CD pages have been updated with more reviews and a new address and page for Ace Records piece: And not least, the new KHJ Jingle #9 is playing On The Radio page: Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 01:04:56 -0000 From: Rick Hough Subject: Re: A tale of two songs: I'm Counting On You Lyn wrote to Mick: > If you were able to play Johnny Nash's recording to musica, I know > a lot of Spectropop members down here would be fascinated to hear > it, especially those of us who long believed that our Johnny > O'Keefe's version was the original. Correct Lyn. Pretty please, Mick. I've always wondered 'bout the origins of that great song - is the JOK version from his US sessions? The production seems a little more polished than his usual fare and more inspired than the Petula version. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 00:36:42 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: What to do with your old 45s (or not). Ohhh, isn't that just dandy. A wreath made of old 45s. Better yet, why don't we just break them into several pieces, head for the nearest square or plaza, and toss them into the air and shout, "Happy New Year!" Do these excuses for publications really believe that 45 RPM records are not relics, but bric-a-brac? Can you conjure up a magical memory or tears and laughter from wrought iron or wooden bowls? Do cigar-store Indians or Precious Moments figurines talk or sing to you? Give me a break! I suppose in this day and age, one man's delight is another man's trash. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 17:00:41 +0100 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Pay you back with interest ACJ: > I assume Dana Gillespie's "Pay You Back With Interest" is the > Hollies song? I've always wanted to hear a female singer try that > one. Mark Lamarr played it on Radio 2 on Saturday night. Check the playlist here: and listen to the show at Listen Again Mark Lamarr's alternative sixties: You'll need Real player. FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 22:43:53 -0000 From: Brent Cash Subject: Re:"It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!" >From Mick Patricks'tracklisting: > Disc #2 ,Track #8 > Sandra Barry "I Won't Try To Change Your Mind" I recently got this track via the Macaulay & Macleod compilation, "Buttercups And Rainbows". I have nothing profound or clever to offer about this record, only my's perfect. Brent Cash -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 17:49:45 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Main Line Records Clark Besch wrote: > Main Line was a Cleveland label, as far as I know I could be wrong (and it wouldn't be the first time), but I thought that Main Line Records was based in Philly. I have several 45s by Lee Andrews & The Hearts of Philadelphia on Main Line. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 13:36:04 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Paul Anka Alert PAUL ANKA is listed as being on Letterman, this Wednesday Night. LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS We 6/8: Russell Crowe, Paul Anka PS- Ringo's on next week: Th 6/16: Vince Vaughn, Ringo Starr -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:22:45 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Bergen White Bill George: > If it hasn't been noted yet, I noticed that Bergen White did the > arrangements for country singer Robbie Fulks latest CD, Georgia > Hard. I can highly recommend it, as well as all of Robbie's > releases. Bergen is a good friend and we've worked together off and on many times. He is one of the most talented and successfull arrangers I know. I'm glad you brought his name up;I'll be sure to tell him next time I see him. Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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