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Spectropop - Digest Number 1974

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Jeff Barry acetates
           From: Laura Pinto 
      2. Re: "Midnight Confessions"
           From: Joop 
      3. Why Can't I Love Her/Him
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      4. Live "Smile"
           From: Dave Heasman 
      5. Re: The Grass Roots
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      6. Glitterhouse, Evergreen Blues
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      7. Lesley Gore interview
           From: Jesse Brouns 
      8. Tonight on TV Land Lesley Gore on The Donna Reed Show
           From: Matt Spero 
      9. Re: Glitterhouse
           From: Scott 
     10. Re: Glitterhouse
           From: Eddy 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 15:46:25 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Re: Jeff Barry acetates Steve wrote: > Got three new (old) acetates, two were E.B. Marks music. Anybody > out there who can identify Jeff Barry's voice? Laura? In that case, > I will transfer to musica. Hi Steve, Yes, I saw those acetates on eBay and would love to hear 'em and do the voice ID for ya! If you can't get them into musica for any reason, please email me offlist. Thanks, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 16:55:45 -0000 From: Joop Subject: Re: "Midnight Confessions" Artie Wayne wrote: > Mick...Javed...How ya'doin'? Lou Josie was the composer of > "Midnight Confessions". I met him when he came to me at Warner > Brothers Music in the early 70's looking for a writers deal. He > played me his original recording of "Confessions" on a small label > that Steve Barri heard and covered with the Grass Roots. I was > shocked that it sounded so little like the version we all know. > Jimmy Haskell [the arranger] and Steve did a remarkable job in > reconstructing the song to make it sound like a hit! Hello Artie, I have an album of the Ever-Green Blues called: "7 do Eleven", which has 7 Lou Josie compositions on it. On it also the original version of "Midnight confessions" which was also released as a single in 1967 on the Mercury-label (Mercury 72756). Is this the version you mentioned in your message, or is there still an earlier version. Joop greets -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:03:33 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Why Can't I Love Her/Him Phil Milstein: > *Yet the Chosen Few's "Why Can't I Love Her," played recently to > musica by Jeff Lemlich, is my Musica Record of the Year so far. A > monstrous record! Thanks, Jeff. You're welcome, Phil. Now does anyone have the Jacki Bond version of this song they can share? Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 23:40:14 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Live "Smile" Florence Gray: > I'm new here, so please forgive me if this is an old question BUT > ...has anyone attended any of Brian's SMILE performances? I have > tickets to see him in August and am counting the days. Saw the PET > SOUNDS symphonic tour a few years back and, although he seemed to > be phoning in the performance, it was amazing just to be breathing > his air. Any reviews on the SMILE performance? If you have a good Internet connection you can get a taste from: Actually a whole performance, it's still up! Dave in London -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 19:26:05 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: The Grass Roots For the recording: Midnight Confessions hit the charts in July 1968 and peaked in the Top 5 around end of Aug. beginning of Sept. I could be mistaken but the arranger may have been Richie Podolor aka Richie Allen, who was Lou Adler's right-hand man at Dunhill. Also I think the album it appeared on was recorded and released some months earlier in '68, quite some time before MC was released as a single. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 19:38:44 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Glitterhouse, Evergreen Blues Phil, re Glitterhouse, I never did get around to purchasing their LP on DynoVoice but I have the 45 "Tinkerbell's Mind" b/w "I Lost Me A Friend", and going by that I would say give it a try, absolutely. Never heard Evergreen Blues' original "Midnight Confessions". The DJ copy I have on ABC from around 1969-70 of "The Moon Is High"/"Girl, I Got Wise" is rough, brassy pop; and I LOVE it!!! Am trying to get several of their Mercury '67-'68 singles, I believe two of the titles are "Laurie (Keep Hangin' On)" and "Three's A Crowd" (I won't even guess how many songs have been penned with that title.) Did these "would-be heartthrobs" always have brass in their sound or was this just part of the trend that started around the time they switched labels? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:46:24 -0000 From: Jesse Brouns Subject: Lesley Gore interview Hey now I just stumbled on this really interesting and very long Lesley Gore interview: Jesse -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 21:57:46 EDT From: Matt Spero Subject: Tonight on TV Land Lesley Gore on The Donna Reed Show Hi there, here is a last minute alert - tonight at 1 am Pacific is a Donna Reed Show with Lesley Gore. That would be 10 pm east coast time. Matt Spero -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 09:09:55 EDT From: Scott Subject: Re: Glitterhouse The Glitterhouse LP is surprisingly good. Ignore the sales information, but there's a brief review at: Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 15:05:18 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Glitterhouse Glitterhouse fans may be interested to know that their very first singles were released as by the Dave Heenan Set. The first one was Rumpelstiltskin c/w Ode to an unknown girl (Epic) and the second one was Alice in Wonderland c/w So many roads (Epic). Moogy Klingman is only featured on the second one. Check my website at for more info and label scans. And while you're there, a bit further down the page there's "Moogy talks", which links to an archived 2 hour radio show Moogy did for WFMU last March. Lotsa interesting talk and great music, including some unreleased tracks ! Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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