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Spectropop - Digest Number 1967

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Chiffons
           From: Joe Nelson 
      2. Re: Hugo & Luigi
           From: Frank 
      3. Photos of Ron Dante in Las Vegas
           From: Laura Pinto 
      4. Re: Hugo & Luigi
           From: Rick H. 
      5. Re: the prolific Jerry Ross
           From: Artie Wayne 
      6. Big John
           From: Skip Woolwine 
      7. Maybe they need to do a hip-hop CD....
           From: Country Paul 
      8. Re: Rock N Roll Heaven
           From: Alan O'Day 
      9. Re: Chiffons
           From: Ray 
     10. The Fantastic Vantastics
           From: S'pop Projects 
     11. Denny Reed
           From: S'pop Projects 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:24:39 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Chiffons Will Stos: > The Chiffons rerecorded their own version around the same time. Was > it a faithfull cover or disco-ish? Didn't the Chiffons record "My Sweet Lord" somewhere along the line? Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 15:38:11 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Hugo & Luigi Country Paul: > Hugo & Luigi's "Just Come Home" is (as I learned here) a US remake > of an Italian hit. Imagine a rock-a-ballad sung by a choir - not a > group, a choir. To my ears, it works. RCA released it in 1960. > According to the next link "Just come home" has French origins: > It is indeed a cover of an Edith Piaf song "C'est l'amour" which she recorded in 1960, just one year after she introduced "Milord". Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 14:45:16 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Photos of Ron Dante in Las Vegas Hi all, Concert photos of Ron Dante's performance at the Cannery Casino in Las Vegas on May 28th can be viewed by visiting my Ron Dante Fan Pages - accessible via - and scrolling down for the link to the photos pages. There are a few shots of me in the mix; I'm the short-haired brunette in a couple of pictures with Ron on the first page and one on the second page. Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 14:55:16 -0000 From: Rick H. Subject: Re: Hugo & Luigi Joop wrote: > if (Hugu & Luigi's) "Just come home" is written by Marguerite > Monnot and Carl Sigman, then it is possibly a translation of "C'est > l'amour qui fait". Good call, Joop. "Just Come Home" certainly is "C'est L'amour", although Carl Sigman's English lyric is original and not a translation. I've always thought this especially tasty melody was ripe for a better English anthemization; it's right up there with "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and "What Now My Love". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:27:44 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: the prolific Jerry Ross James...How ya' doin'? You asked how prolific a writer Jerry Ross was? I'd have to say he was one of the most prolific I'd ever worked with. I became friendly with him when I went to Philly every couple of weeks to pitch my songs and see my girlfriend. We became good friends when he and his wife April Young moved to New York and he became an A+R man for Mercury records in 1967. During the 2 1/2 years he was there he launched an incredible amount of artists and top ten records. He had an amazing ear for a hit song and was one of the few producers of the time who really knew what he wanted. Although his greatest sucess came from songs he produced, but didn't write, "98.6" for Keith, "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" for Spanky and our gang, "Sunny" for Bobby Hebb, "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie"...he wrote a lot of excellent songs during this period. He was collaborating with Kenny Gamble, Larry Weiss, Scott English, Mark Barkan and myself. If you look at the albums by the aforementioned artists you'll see many of his songs. During this time he also produced and wrote a few R+B hits for Candy and the Kisses, DeeDee Warwick and Jerry Butler, including "Mr. Dream Merchant" [Ross/Weiss]. He also had a cover of "I'm Gonna' Make You Love Me" [Ross/ Gamble] by the Temptations and the Supremes that hit the top of the charts. I learned a lot about producing from watching him in the studio and I'm grateful for having part of that magical time. regards, Artie Wayne P.S. If you want a few more of my Jerry Ross stories check out the Spectropop archives. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 10:34:09 -0500 From: Skip Woolwine Subject: Big John Anthony Parsons: > Patti Page recorded a version of Big Bad John which appeared on her > Patti Page Sings The Golden Hits Of The Boys LP. Is there another, > "secret" version? And if so, why? You ask "Why?". Can't answer that, other to say that sometimes people like to "cut up" in the studio. Tell the kids to leave the room...The "double-secret alternate" version of Patti Page's Big John is sung over the Jimmy Dean track. The lyrics indicate Big John is a hairdresser, and it goes downhill with political incorrectness from there. The "double-secret alternate" version of Jimmy Dean's BBJ explains a... let's just say...different reason for his nickname... and lifestyle. I was sworn to secrecy, and I've said too much already. Lord, forgive me! ;^D Skip -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 15:30:26 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Maybe they need to do a hip-hop CD.... News from the Associated Press (AP) 06/18/2005 08:30:55 EST Beach Boys Monument in Calif. Vandalized HAWTHORNE, Calif. - The new state historical landmark dedicated to the Beach Boys last month has already been the target of graffiti vandals. The city quickly removed paint scrawled on the 119th Street monument and officials were considering a variety of security measures, including surveillance cameras, a fence or sealing it with a graffiti-resistant coating. "I'm disappointed but not surprised. We knew (vandalism) would be an issue. I'm surprised it's gone this long without being tagged," said Harry Jarnagan, the Tracy construction engineer who led the drive to build the memorial dedicated May 21. Beach Boys Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson grew up in Hawthorne. The Wilson home was demolished in the 1980s to make way for the Century Freeway. Mayor Larry Guidi said he plans to meet with officials from a company that provides Internet-based surveillance cameras that could help protect structures on city property, including the monument. The Beach Boys landmark features a stone sculpture of the 1963 "Surfer Girl" album cover and six gold records inlaid around a bronze plaque designating the site as California Historical Landmark No. 1,041. On Tuesday, the City Council considered a law that would allow the city to levy fines of up to $1,000 against people who vandalize landmarks on city property, City Attorney Glen Shishido said. Police Lt. Wayne Salmon said there were no arrests in connection with Sunday's vandalism. -------- Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 04:38:17 -0000 From: Alan O'Day Subject: Re: Rock N Roll Heaven Peter Richmond: > Alan did you also write the John Lennon verse? > > NOW WE'VE LOST JOHN LENNON, IN THE CRUELLEST WAY > HE GAVE US SO MANY SONGS TO SING, CAUSE HE HAD SO MUCH TO SAY > > Plus the line dedicated to Keith Moon > > AND KEITH KNEW HOW TO LAUGH THE BLUES AWAY Hi Peter, No, it was not I. This is the first I've heard of this lyric. Chordially, Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:27:14 +0100 From: Ray Subject: Re: Chiffons Joe Nelson: > Didn't the Chiffons record "My Sweet Lord" somewhere along the line? In 1970 the Chiffons were on the Buddah label singing the Tymes hit "So Much in Love, while George Harrison was unintentionally plagiarizing "He's So Fine" while he was writing his first solo hit "My Sweet Lord." In 1971, he was sued by Ronnie Mack's estate and Bright Tunes. Harrison lost the case in 1976 and was ordered to $587,000 in composer's royalties. In 1975 To capitalize on the publicity of the lawsuit the Chiffons recorded their version of "My Sweet Lord." ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 12:23:10 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: The Fantastic Vantastics Julio Niño wrote: > I can't wait to listen to The Fantastic Vantastics´ "Gee What A Boy" > in good sound, maybe then I'll managed to discriminate between Van's > and Kendra's voice. S'pop's Kendra Spotswood page has recently been updated to include her memories of the Fantastic Vantastics session: When Van Met Kenni: The Sandi Sheldon Story as told by Kendra Spotswood to Mick Patrick Also, another Kenni/Kendra/Sandi track has been posted to musica - Kendra Spotswood "Stickin' With My Baby" (Tuff 407, 1965), written and produced by Van McCoy: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 13:42:42 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Denny Reed Lester Sill, Lee Hazlewood, Phil Spector, Connie Conway, Dick Clark, Jim Lee, Aaron Schroeder, Teddy Randazzo, Kim Fowley - these are just some of the names dropped in A Teenager Feels It Too: The Denny Reed Story as told to Country Paul Payton. Read the full story here: A track has also been posted to musica: Denny Reed "No One Cares" (Trey 3014, 1961); Written by Norma and Connie Conway, Arranged and Conducted by Connie Conway. Find it here: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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