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Spectropop - Digest Number 2002

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Keith Interview
           From: Tim Tillson 
      2. Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: Paul Richards 
      3. Bob Soxx & the Sequins' mash-up @ musica
           From: Bill Reed 
      4. "Let Me Go" x 2 in musica; viva Spectropop!
           From: David A. Young 
      5. Teddy Randazzo songs!
           From: Robert Indart 
      6. Re: Baseball songs
           From: Gary Myers 
      7. Re: the Rhino Girl Group Box
           From: Bryan 
      8. Re: "My Coloring Book"
           From: Andrew 
      9. Re: the Rhino Girl Group Box
           From: Will Stos 
     10. Paul Anka on NPR
           From: Dave Monroe 
     11. Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: Frank 
     12. Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: Richard Havers 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 19:14:18 -0000 From: Tim Tillson Subject: Keith Interview This Saturday night (July 23rd) at 11PM Eastern, Keith will be interviewed via phone by Dave the Rave, host of Relics and Rarities on TopShelf Oldies. The "listen to" link can be found at or paste the following URL into your Winamp or RealPlayer: For Dial-up For Broadband Feel free to call Keith with any questions or comments you may have. To hear past Dave the Rave shows done for XM, go to his archives at Tim Tillson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 19:27:17 -0000 From: Paul Richards Subject: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Here's a link to the video for this great track, which is released in the UK next week. Starts off great with James Bond-esque graphics, but goes a bit downhill when the chorus comes in. Great tune though; brilliant to hear it regularly on Radio 2. Another number 1 for Tony? Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:51:58 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Bob Soxx & the Sequins' mash-up @ musica The S'pop Team on Digest #2000: > To mark the occasion we have lined up some treats (at musica)... Country Paul: > Please keep them up a long time - I just tried to listen to musica, > and it's not allowing me in, which is no surprise, considering the > roster of anniversary music and the number of equally-eager ears > anticipating this motherlode. Once you do get "in," I'm sure that, after listening to "Dr. Kaplan Can't Sit Still," you'll feel it was worth the wait. Simply one of the most bombastic, outrageous, and flat-out wonderful tracks I've heard in a long time. Not counting some of those on the new "Phil's Spectre II," of course. I would love to see the look on PS's face if and when he hears this wonderful mash-up homage, "Kaplan." I think that this must've been what he was reaching for all those years. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:12:17 -0000 From: David A. Young Subject: "Let Me Go" x 2 in musica; viva Spectropop! Country Paul was looking for background information on the unreleased Spector production “Let Me Go” by Nilsson, currently playing in our elite listening lounge. (And by the way, though Paul referred to the mp3 on offer as lo-fi, it’s the cleanest-sounding copy I’ve yet heard, so I offer my thanks to the thus far anonymous benefactor who not only made it available to the Spectropopulation but who also made it sound this good.) To my amazement, no mention is made of the song at the usually comprehensive , so I can only guess that Phil Spector was helping buddy and songwriting collaborator Nilsson by cutting a demo with him. Fueling my speculation: The only known released version of the song sounds a hell of a lot like producer Dick Glasser and arranger Gene Page had heard the Spector/Nilsson version. Judge for yourself: Boy/girl duo Pat and André’s version is now playing alongside Nilsson’s in musica. Issued on Warner Bros. 5824, the song’s attributed to Cole-Nilsson (that’d no doubt be his co- writer on four other songs from the same period, Johnny Cole). If “Paradise” taught me anything, it’s that there’d probably have been a third composer credit had the “Philles” version come out. Happy 2000th, Spectropop; here’s to many more. My first thought on hearing of the milestone was the same as Country Paul’s: how happy and proud founder Jamie LePage would be to see the way his creation has grown, both in numbers (six times as many members now than at the time of his death) and in depth. Whether you were here then or not, you owe Jamie a great debt if you find Spectropop and the relationships it fosters meaningful in your life. If you’re new since April 2002, please take a moment to learn more about this great man here: And finally, my very special thanks to all - administrators, moderators, and members - who carry on the tradition and take it to ever-greater levels. Your contributions are much appreciated. Spectropop rules! Love, David A. Young -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:30:41 -0000 From: Robert Indart Subject: Teddy Randazzo songs! I was wondering if Ritchie Adams's version of "Better Off Without You" and Timi Yuro's version of "Big Mistake" have ever been posted on musica. I just feel that Teddy Randazzo is probably one of the great songwriters and arrangers in pop and soul music. Robert -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 08:15:19 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Baseball songs Some Wisconsin-based ones: Star 1007 Rainbow Sweethearts with Chico Verlin "Braveland Boogie" Wau-Kee 1016 Steve Swedish "Song Of The Milwaukee Braves" Dot 15672 Lew Burdette "Three Strikes And You're Out" And I'm sure someone must have mentioned The Treniers' "Say Hey, Say Willie" by now. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:15:24 -0700 From: Bryan Subject: Re: the Rhino Girl Group Box Here's the final track listing from Rhino's forthcoming box set (I asked the Reissue Producer if it would be okay to post this final sequenced track list and she gave her permission). Bryan Disc 1 1. NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK - The Velvelettes 2. HE'S GOT THE POWER - The Exciters 3. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT'S GOIN' ON (IN MY MIND BUT ME) - The Chiffons 4. I'D MUCH RATHER BE WITH THE GIRLS - Donna Lynn 5. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY - Little Eva 6. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE - The Flirtations 7. YOU DON'T KNOW - Ellie Greenwich 8. BOYS - The Shirelles 9. BIG BAD WORLD - Cathy Saint 10. OUT IN THE STREETS - The Shangri-Las 11. IS IT TRUE - Brenda Lee 12. PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME - The Cinderellas 13. I'LL KEEP HOLDING ON - The Marvelettes 14. OH NO NOT MY BABY - Maxine Brown 15. MAY MY HEART BE CAST INTO STONE - The Toys 16. MAGIC GARDEN - Dusty Springfield 17. I NEVER DREAMED - The Cookies 18. HE'S A BAD BOY - Carole King 19. HAPPY, THAT'S ME - Little Frankie 20. DREAM BOY - Jackie DeShannon 21. TRY THE WORRYIN' WAY - The Fabulettes 22. I CAN'T LET GO - Evie Sands 23. GO NOW - Bessie Banks 24. YOU'RE NO GOOD - Dee Dee Warwick 25. OPPORTUNITY - The Jewels 26. LIFE AND SOUL OF THE PARTY - Mally Page 27. BREAK-A-WAY - Irma Thomas 28. WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH YOU - Lesley Gore 29. HE DID IT - The Ronettes 30. BABY THAT'S ME - The Cake Disc 2 1. I ADORE HIM - The Angels 2. THE TRAIN FROM KANSAS CITY - The Shangri-Las 3. PLEASE GO AWAY - The Shirelles 4. LET ME GET CLOSE TO YOU - Skeeter Davis 5. I HAVE A BOYFRIEND - The Chiffons 6. I'M INTO SOMETHIN' GOOD - Earl-Jean 7. I'LL COME RUNNING - Lulu 8. IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT (LET ME KNOW) - Roddie Joy 9. WHEN THE LOVELIGHT STARTS SHINING THROUGH HIS EYES - The Supremes 10. IT COMES AND GOES - Sadina 11. BABY, BABY (I STILL LOVE YOU) - The Cinderellas 12. GIRL DON'T COME - Sandie Shaw 13. THAT'S WHEN THE TEARS START - The Blossoms 14. WHAT A LONELY WAY TO START THE SUMMERTIME - The Bitter Sweets 15. DON'T DROP OUT - Dolly Parton 16. THE ONE YOU CAN'T HAVE - The Honeys 17. I'M NOBODY'S BABY NOW - Reparata & The Delrons With Hash Brown & His Orchestra 18. YOU'RE SO FINE - Dorothy Berry 19. WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE - Ruby & The Romantics 20. MY ONE AND ONLY, JIMMY BOY - The Girlfriends 21. A FRIEND OF MINE - The Geminis 22. CHICO'S GIRL - The Girls 23. CAUSE I LOVE HIM - Alder Ray 24. BYE BYE BABY - Mary Wells 25. THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST - P.P. Arnold 26. I WON'T TELL - Tracey Dey 27. EGYPTIAN SHUMBA - The Tammys 28. I SOLD MY HEART TO THE JUNKMAN - The Starlets 29. WALKING IN DIFFERENT CIRCLES - Goldie & The Gingerbreads 30. THE HIDEAWAY - The Young Generation Disc 3 1. THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS - Little Eva 2. LOOKIN' FOR BOYS - The Pin-Ups 3. DREAM BABY - Cher 4. CONDITION RED - The Goodees 5. SHOULD I CRY (Alternate Take) - Jackie DeShannon 6. I'M BLUE (THE GONG-GONG SONG) - The Ikettes 7. I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE - Cilla Black With George Martin's Orchestra 8. LOVE'S GONE BAD - Chris Clark 9. NIGHTMARE - The Whyte Boots 10. SHE DON'T DESERVE YOU - The Honey Bees 11. WILL YOU BE MY LOVE - The Four J's 12. TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE - Evie Sands 13. FUNNEL OF LOVE - Wanda Jackson 14. I'M GONNA DESTROY THAT BOY - The What Four 15. TERRY - Twinkle 16. UNTRUE UNFAITHFUL (THAT WAS YOU) - Nita Rossi 17. SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM - The Goodies 18. SATURDAY NIGHT DIDN'T HAPPEN - Reparata & The Delrons 19. DON'T EVER LEAVE ME - Connie Francis 20. DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME - Barbara Lewis 21. WANNA MAKE HIM MINE - The Emeralds 22. ONLY TO OTHER PEOPLE - The Cookies 23. BIG-TOWN BOY - Shirley Matthews And The Big Town Girls 24. DADDY YOU GOTTA LET HIM IN - The Satisfactions 25. AFTER LAST NIGHT - The Rev-Lons 26. HOW CAN I TELL MY MOM & DAD - The Lovelites 27. TOO HURT TO CRY, TOO MUCH IN LOVE TO SAY GOODBYE - The Darnells 28. UP DOWN SUE - Luv'd Ones 29. WHEN I THINK OF YOU - Twiggy 30. GOOD, GOOD LOVIN' - The Blossoms Disc 4 1. WHEN THE BOY'S HAPPY (THE GIRL'S HAPPY TOO) - The Four Pennies 2. DON'T DRAG NO MORE - Susan Lynne 3. I'M AFRAID THEY'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT ME - Dawn 4. THAT'S HOW IT GOES - The Breakaways 5. SOME OF YOUR LOVIN' - The Honey Bees 6. PEANUT DUCK - Marsha Gee 7. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE RAIN - Peanut 8. STEADY BOYFRIEND - April Young 9. HE WAS REALLY SAYIN' SOMETHIN' - The Velvelettes 10. I KNOW YOU LOVE ME NOT - Julie Driscoll 11. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OUR LOVE - Maxine Brown 12. HEART - Petula Clark 13. I CAN'T GIVE BACK THE LOVE I FEEL FOR YOU - Syreeta Wright 14. HE MAKES ME SO MAD - Hollywood Jills 15. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I SEE BY BABY'S FACE - Dusty Springfield 16. CRYING IN THE RAIN - Carole King 17. WE DON'T BELONG - Sylvan 18. YOU DON'T LOVE ME NO MORE - Madeline Bell 19. HEY, TELL ME BOY - Marie Knight 20. BRINK OF DISASTER - Lesley Gore 21. WHO DO YOU LOVE - The Sapphires 22. I'M 28 - Toni Basil 23. THEY NEVER TAUGHT THAT IN SCHOOL - Gayle Harris 24. DRESSED IN BLACK - The Pussycats 25. AIN'T GONNA KISS YA - The Ribbons 26. EVERY LITTLE BIT HURTS (Del-Fi Version) - Brenda Holloway 27. MISTER LOVEMAN - Yvonne Carroll 28. MAKE THE NIGHT A LITTLE LONGER - The Palisades 29. MIXED UP, SHOOK UP, GIRL (Live) - Patty & The Emblems 30. GOOD NIGHT BABY - The Butterflys -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:04:34 -0400 From: Andrew Subject: Re: "My Coloring Book" The song's co-writer, John Kander, performed the song during an episode of the TV series "They Wrote the Songs" (I think), which featured Kander and partner Fred Ebb performing some of their songs. I don't know if that performance was ever released on record. Andrew -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:53:51 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: the Rhino Girl Group Box Bryan: > Here's the final track listing from Rhino's forthcoming box set > (I asked the Reissue Producer if it would be okay to post this > final sequenced track list and she gave her permission). I love the songs and I'm pleasantly surprised to see a couple that are new to me (and to CD). Casual fans and first-time listeners will undoubtedly love it - and that's important. Hopefully they'll become interested in the genre and boost sales of the collector label series. Was Sheila Burgel the producer as well as liner note writer? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 08:54:26 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Paul Anka on NPR Paul Anka Spins Pop His Way with 'Rock Swings' by Renée Montagne Morning Edition, July 20, 2005 · One of the surprise critical hits of the summer is a new Paul Anka album called Rock Swings. The teen-idol turned Vegas lounge singer puts a crooner's spin on some latter-day rock classics, including Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Van Halen's Jump. This from a man who became famous in the late 1950s for writing and singing the pop tune Diana. That song was the first of a string of hits that put a very young Paul Anka on the road, singing to screaming fans on tours that included musical contemporaries like Buddy Holly and Bobby Darin. Then the adulation ended abruptly in the 1960s and he reinvented himself as an adult, in the mold of Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Anka, who turns 64 at the end of July, survived the transition and has remained in the public eye, more or less, ever since. When he wasn't making hit records, Anka found some success acting in movies. But it is music where he made his mark. Anka's Diana, Lonely Boy and You're Having My Baby were all number-one songs on U.S. charts. He hit the top 20 with 22 songs, and the top 40 saw him 33 times. In total, Paul Anka has over 900 songs to his credit. Performers from Elvis Presley to the Gypsy Kings have covered his material. Although he is now an American citizen, Anka's successful career earned him a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There be sound files ... Dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 07:50:28 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Wasn't it a regular theme tune for a British series in the eighties? Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 19:06:31 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Frank: > Wasn't it a regular theme tune for a British series in the eighties? Frank, it was The Protectors starring Robert Vaughn and Nyree Dawn Porter. It ran for a couple of years I recall. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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