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Spectropop - Digest Number 1971

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Timi Yuro Mercury Recordings coming to CD
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
      2. April Young and Philly pop/rock after 1963
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      3. Re: April Young ; The giant moon.
           From: Julio Niņo 
      4. Jane Olivor - He's So Fine
           From: Vlaovic B 
      5. Jimmy Bell info (master tapes)
           From: Shawn Nagy 
      6. "He's So Fine" by Jody Miller
           From: Mark Hill 
      7. Contemporary Neil Diamond CD?
           From: Mark Hill 
      8. April Young sings Andrea Carroll
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Cowsills "Most Peculiar Man" - and the Lincoln Park Zoo
           From: Mike Bennidict 
     10. Re: That Thing You Do! - the group?
           From: Various 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:26:43 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Timi Yuro Mercury Recordings coming to CD I hope this isn't old news... Universal Spectrum in the U.K. is releasing a CD compilation of Timi Yuro's Mercury recordings toward the end of June. The CD includes the complete "The Amazing Timi Yuro" album as well as some of Yuro's non- LP Mercury singles, including two of her Italian-language tracks. Woohoo! Jeffery -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:01:31 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: April Young and Philly pop/rock after 1963 Greetings, fellow Spectropoppers. Mick, thanks for the detailed posts on April Young, as they reminded me to take inventory for an important part of my Philly project. The conventional historical narrative paints Philadelphia as a pop/rock wasteland after 1963, with soul being the only noteworthy style of music associated with that city until the early '70s. That is, of course, simply untrue, but that sort of attitude makes it hard to keep track of just what notable pop and rock artists of that era were from or based in Philly. Here's my list so far, roughly in order of when they made records that had an impact: Diane Renay April Young Len Barry (straddles the fence between pop and soul to my ears) The Spokesmen The Kit Kats Keith The Magic Mushrooms (I know, but they ARE legendary) Jim and Dale (Did these guys have any hits? I know they have a cult status among collectors.) The Nazz Any historically important acts missing? Thanks a million, S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:00:07 -0000 From: Julio Niņo Subject: Re: April Young ; The giant moon. Hola everybody. Mick Patrick: > APRIL YOUNG DISCOGRAPHY (all Columbia): > This Time Tomorrow/Will You Be My Steady Boyfriend (4-43046, 1964) > To Be Loved By You/Kiss Your Baby Goodbye (4-43122, 1964) > Gonna Make Him My Baby/Life (4-43285, 1965) > Run To My Lovin' Arms/You're The One (4-43392, 1965) Thanks Mick. I didnīt imagine that her discography was so brief. Is "This Time Tomorrow" the same song that was recorded by Tammy Montgomery on Checker? I find the title "Kiss Your Baby Goodbye" specially suggestive. Tonight Iīm in a sentimental mood. Maybe itīs the effect of the giant moon (Tonight the Moon is exceptionally near the Earth, and it appears enormous, beautiful and menacing in the nocturnal sky). Chao. Julio Niņo. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 15:14:28 -0400 From: Vlaovic B Subject: Jane Olivor - He's So Fine Someone mentioned: > Jane Olivor - He's So Fine I remember her from the late 70s, very cabaret style and easy listening. She had a huge following among gays. I remember in 1988 finding my current boyfriend with one of her earlier CDs. It had 'He's So fine' on it, and as I was a huge girl group fan put it on expecting...well expecting something. It sounded like a dirge, so slow, you'd figure that the guy had died. And so theatrically enunciated. I had to turn it off. Really not good. Not good at all. Still she's active so she must have a strong following. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:16:10 -0000 From: Shawn Nagy Subject: Jimmy Bell info (master tapes) Someone on this board had previously sent me a CD of JIMMY BELL (She Wears My Ring) off master tapes. Now that I'm releasing Canadian artist CDs, that track would be of interest for a future release. Please contact me if you are reading this! Also, I must mention, with all the talk of losing oldies stations lately - my station. Over 12,000 oldies, probably a better variety than any net or radio station out there, yet very few Spectropoppers seem to have visited it. Shawn Nagy SuperOldies -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 01:16:09 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: "He's So Fine" by Jody Miller John Black writes: > One of my favorite "He's So Fine" covers was the slightly > countrified version by Jody Miller. It is my understanding, that this version was arranged to play up the angle that the melody to "He's So Fine" was "borrowed' by George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord." Which was in the news around the time of Jody's release. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 00:19:46 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Contemporary Neil Diamond CD? Rick Rubin, founder of the Def Jam label and producer of acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, has produced an album for music legend Neil Diamond. The album features guest appearances from Mike Campbell from the Heartbreakers and Smokey Hormel from Beck, Tom Waits albums, both of who played on Rubin's Johnny Cash produced records. The yet to be titled album is due later this year. It will follow-up Diamond's 2001 release Three Chord Opera. Will they do for Neil what they did for Johnny Cash??? It would be cool if Neil did a similar cover like Cash did of Nine Inch Nails, "Hurt." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 22:43:00 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: April Young sings Andrea Carroll Julio Niņo: > ... I didn't imagine that (April Young's) discography was so > brief. Is "This Time Tomorrow" the same song that was recorded > by Tammy Montgomery on Checker? Negative. Actually, it's the same song that was recorded by Andrea Carroll on Big Top. When space becomes available, I'll post both versions to musica. fridge. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 01:57:36 -0000 From: Mike Bennidict Subject: Cowsills "Most Peculiar Man" - and the Lincoln Park Zoo Now "Most Peculiar Man" is the name of the song which I heard tonight but the album title is pretty interesting - "Lincoln Park Zoo". I'm from the Chicago area and of course that's the name of one of the area Zoos but why was the album titled that? If I'm not mistaken The Cowsills were from Connecticut. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 22:16:49 +0100 From: Various Subject: Re: That Thing You Do! - the group? Several posts on the same subject: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ACJ wrote: > I remember frequently hearing mention of a band called The Candy > Butchers playing on the That Thing You Do! soundtrack. Maybe this > group is The Candy Butchers. Definitely not. The Candy Butchers weren't really a group so much as they were an alias for a Boston-based singer/songwriter named Mike Viola, who sang "That Thing You Do" in the movie. Viola is still playing his own music here around Boston, and definitely isn't touring under the rubric of the movie. Stewart Mason ---------------------------------------------------------------------- It's not "the Wonders," as in, the actors themselves. It's Mike Viola of the Candybutchers singing. Some of the Fountains of Wayne/Ivy members are producing and playing, as well. But that is Mike Viola's voice. Brian Chidester ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I think the band info for that thing you do is correct... Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) wrote it, and Mike Viola (lead singer of the now-defunct Candy Butchers) sang it. Mike is playing solo, now, and has released several great discs of his own. Recommended for Elvis Costello fans. If you can find it, "Candy Butchers - Live at La Bonbonniere" is pretty great. Baba Bling ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mike Viola of The Candy Butchers co-wrote (with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne) and sang the title song. I don't think the entire band was involved, although Viola pretty much *is* the entire band. Rat Pfink ---------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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