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Spectropop - Digest Number 1962



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The (many) Way(s) Of Love
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      2. Re: RIP Si Waronker, 90
           From: Joe Nelson 
      3. Re: The Brewers
           From: Keith Beach 
      4. Re: Phil McLean
           From: Phil Hall 
      5. Re: Phil McLean
           From: Gary Myers 
      6. Re: Anka alert
           From: Baba Bling 
      7. Re: A Whiter Shade Of Pale
           From: Lobby 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 17:41:52 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: The (many) Way(s) Of Love Dalida did a hot version too. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 13:46:38 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: RIP Si Waronker, 90 Bob Rashkow: > Can someone please refresh my memory on this? Si was the > inspiration for "Simon" of the Chipmunks, who did Ross Bagdasarian > (if indeed it was him who named them) name "Theodore" and "Alvin" > after? ? Weren't they also involved with Liberty Records or in the > L.A. music business? Alvin was named after Al Bennett. Not sure abouth Theodore at the moment. While we're on the subject, what exactly was the parody of the Chipmunks Chubby Checker did on "The Class" and "Jingle Bells Imitations"? I guess in the same fashion Bernie was Bernie Lowe, but I can't even make out the group's name. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 12:10:10 -0700 (PDT) From: Keith Beach Subject: Re: The Brewers Kingsley Abbott asked: > Does anyone out there have any info about an unreleased > album that Phil Spector supposedly cut with an unknown > LA rock group called The Brewers in the seventies? The Brewers masters were a bought-in (by Spector's office?), part of the deal between Polydor and Phil Spector International. They were a Manhattan Transfer soundalike group and by no stretch of the imagination a Spector production. They fulfilled the quantity of tracks required by contract, but, like his early B-sides, were never meant to be commercial (if releasable). But who cares, given all the fantastic gems that did get released and made that period such an exciting time for Spector fans? Keith Beach -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:25:14 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Re: Phil McLean Jim Fisher asked: > Anyone familiar with "Small Sad Sam" and "Chicken" by Phil > McLean (Versatile 107, 1674 Broadway, N.Y. 19, N.Y.)? As Tom mentioned, it's a take-off on Big Bad John. 1674 Broadway is just a few blocks up from the Brill Building and a short block up from 1650 Broadway, where so much of the '60s music was written. 1674 now houses several restaurants, and Versatile Records is now based in Washington, D.C. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 01:52:50 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Phil McLean Jim Fisher asked: > Anyone familiar with "Small Sad Sam" and "Chicken" by Phil > McLean (Versatile 107)? Yes, it was a hit (up to #21 in BB) in early '62, a parody of "Big John". McLean was a Cleveland DJ. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 07:41:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Baba Bling Subject: Re: Anka alert I have to disagree with the positive Anka review. I have the record too, and it reminded me of Pat Boone's lame attempt at heavy metal. Anka seems not only disconnected from the songs, but totally unaware of what world they came from. He's a great singer, and could literally sing the phonebook in an interesting way, but I can feel the marketing meeting behind the idea. It's a clever gimmick, and he's being rewarded with attention for it. I felt the same way about Rod Stewart's sudden affection for standards, which garnered him Grammys and a new wife. But, lest we forget, Milli Vanilli won Grammys, and Rod's been married before. __________________________________ Discover Yahoo! Find restaurants, movies, travel and more fun for the weekend. Check it out! http://discover.yahoo.com/weekend.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 12:12:21 -0000 From: Lobby Subject: Re: A Whiter Shade Of Pale Rodney Rawlings wrote: > It is simply a fact that Matthew Fisher wrote the celebrated > counterpoint to WSOP. (Not to say that the main tune is not > good also.) I once saw Mr Fisher play this tune on a church pipe organ at someone's wedding. Stunning sound -- absolutely marvelous! lobby -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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