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Spectropop - Digest Number 2004



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 12 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Phil's Spectre II - A Wish For Vol. 3
           From: Will Stos 
      2. Jerry Ganey
           From: Gary Myers 
      3. Untrue, Unfaithful / We Three
           From: Simon White 
      4. Rhino girl-group boxed set
           From: Mike Edwards 
      5. The Roulettes
           From: Michael 
      6. Phil Spector demo @ musica
           From: Phil Hall 
      7. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
           From: Claire Francis 
      8. Record Shops
           From: Peter Lerner 
      9. Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: Roy Clough 
     10. Re: Rhino girl-group boxed set
           From: Will Stos 
     11. Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: Joop 
     12. Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3
           From: Mikael 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:49:06 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Phil's Spectre II - A Wish For Vol. 3 What about Ginny Arnell's "A Little Bit of Love (Can Hurt An Awful Lot)? Or perhaps a Royalettes' tune. Or is Randazzo too distinct or Bacharach/Davidish? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 00:54:05 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Jerry Ganey Previously: > WHO AM I - Jerry Ganey We alternated sets with Jerry Gee (Ganey) & the Rousers for a couple weeks in late '65. I last saw him, still doing clubs in the South Bay area, around the late 80's. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 09:16:14 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Untrue, Unfaithful / We Three I've just opened the secret panel (or "cupboard" as we often call it here) in my Englishman's home (or "castle" as we almost never call it here) and found the following two things. Actually I found lots of things, but anyway. The first I was looking for specifically because it's relevant to recent Spectropop discussion. Donna Gaye - Untrue, Unfaithful - Kommotion This will mean something to Austalian members I suspect, because it's an Austalian release. It's doesn't quite match up to Nita Rossi's version - which is a mutally agreed favourite in this household - not a common occurence when you live with someone who like musicals when you hate them - but Donna still makes a nice job of it although she clearly isn't Marvin Gaye's sister. I bought it from Mr M. Patrick's sometime compilation and writing partner 'Marvellous' Malcom Baumgart at the last London Spectopop party. The 'a' side is "Norman-Normie", and I did a little reseach on 'Normie' at the time and decided not to persue him further because even I have limits. I maybe remembering this wrong, but wasn't he the inspiration for Aussie comedian Bob Downe (who I found incredibly funny, whereas "Normie" appears to be incredibly irritating). Item two is a video of The Monkees '33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee' which I would have bought because it contains a part performance by Little Richard from 1968. In fact he is criminally underused which is possibly why I have no memory of actually buying it and why it is in the cupboard, although Richard is clearly out of the cupboard/closet/ tree in the short time he appears. The video is virtually unwatchable (IMO) but exists as a period piece I suppose. It was produced by Jack Good. Anyway the point of mentioning this is that in one segment, The Monkees are on screen with some black girls called "We Three" singing "Shake A Tail Feather" (well, the girls sing it, the boys all look as though don't know what they're doing there, but that could be said for the whole thing really). I want to know who We Three were. Toodle pip! Simon White -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:40:31 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Rhino girl-group boxed set Thanks to Bryan for publishing the track listing of Rhino's upcoming 4CD girl-group set. It's certainly good to see Rhino getting back into oldies. I imagine there'll be some members who will be disappointed with the duplication of tracks widely available on other CDs. Of the 120 tracks on the Rhino set, I would estimate that girl group collectors will find 40-50 tracks that are not available elsewhere and that may be enough for them to consider purchasing this set. It will certainly be great to get a clean sounding version of Tracey Dey's "I Won't Tell". It's always disappointing to see the inclusion of tracks sourced from Red Bird, Colpix/Dimension and Motown, as a number of reissue labels (both in the UK and US) have put out much of this material before. I think Will Stos has called it perfectly: > 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. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 13:29:09 -0000 From: Michael Subject: The Roulettes I'm wondering if any of the record collectors among you can help me with something: Can anyone confirm any American releases of records by The Roulettes? (as in the British group, not the American vocal group.) I know in America, United Artists had release rights to them, and they definitely released a pairing of "Soon You'll Be Leaving Me"/"Can You Go" in Spring 1964 (it actually got some US airplay, even making WABC's playlist in May 1964), and "The Long Cigarette"/"Junk," presumably late 1965 or early 1966. But considering that lengthy gap, I figure there must have been something in between. But I can't find any info on that. Anyone have any info on the matter? Can you check your collections? (I'm just referring to the stuff they released on their own as The Roulettes, not the "Adam Faith and The Roulettes" stuff). Thanks. This is all because I'm writing an article about The Roulettes...they've long been my fave of all the 1960s British beat groups that didn't hit big. I've been in touch with their drummer Bob Henrit (drummer for the Kinks since the mid 1980s, though I don't know how much time being a Kink takes up these days) and he's helping me get in touch with at least two of the others. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:16:29 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Phil Spector demo @ musica The S'pop Team wrote: > Now playing at musica are the following special tracks: > 2) Phil Spector - Just Once In My Life ...(with demo vocal) Thanks for playing those songs to musica. They're very interesting listening, but the Phil Spector cut has to be one of the worst vocals in rock history. The vocal equivalent of "Wild Weekend" by the Rebels. Good thing it was never released. Phil probably has a pleasant enough voice on the right material, but on this tune he's *way* out of his range. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:38:24 EDT From: Claire Francis Subject: YOU GUYS ROCK!!! LONG LIVE THE SPECTROPOP NATION!!!!! I owe so much to Jamie LePage. I am sure his Angel Wings are fluttering with love and light and pride. He has done so much for so many people...I am one of the lucky ones to be blessed by his Spectropop Website. This website has changed my life and given me the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful group of people who, in Jamie's Spirit, have given me the opportunity to touch the music in my life once again. I am very grateful and want to thank the moderators who work so hard to see that the website work is done so well. YOU GUYS ROCK!!! HAPPY 2000th AND MANY MANY MORE. GOD BLESS THE SPECTROPOP NATION....BE WELL...BE SAFE...AND LOVE AND LIGHT TO YOU ALL... Claire Francis http://www.clairefrancis.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:38:35 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Record Shops I can't find the list that was started on great little record shops selling old vinyl, so here's one to add if it's not already on there: Wall of Sound, Piece Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire, UK Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:27:38 -0000 From: Roy Clough Subject: Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Frank: > Wasn't it a regular theme tune for a British series in the eighties? John: > ... The Protectors was made in 1972-3. Correct and Tony Christie's Avenues And Alleyways was originally released in Feb 73 made number 37 in UK charts. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:13:15 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Rhino girl-group boxed set Previously: > I imagine there'll be some members who will be disappointed with > the duplication of tracks widely available on other CDs. Of the 120 > tracks on the Rhino set, I would estimate that girl group > collectors will find 40-50 tracks that are not available elsewhere. These are the ones I don't have on CD personally (although maybe I do have some of the Brit Girl tracks - I can't remember). 36 new-to-CD (to me, anyway) is pretty good! Of these, I think I'll be hearing 23 for the first time. Well worth the money for the set (especially if there as good as the tracks I have heard. I'm quite happy they opted not to go with the famous artists' biggest hits. I really think people who have only previously picked up some best-of comps or the previous Rhino series will get a big kick out of these. I'm counting down the days! Disc 1: 4. I'D MUCH RATHER BE WITH THE GIRLS - Donna Lynn 6. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE - The Flirtations 11. IS IT TRUE - Brenda Lee 18. HE'S A BAD BOY - Carole King 19. HAPPY, THAT'S ME - Little Frankie 20. DREAM BOY - Jackie DeShannon 24. YOU'RE NO GOOD - Dee Dee Warwick 26. LIFE AND SOUL OF THE PARTY - Mally Page 27. BREAK-A-WAY - Irma Thomas Disc 2: 4. LET ME GET CLOSE TO YOU - Skeeter Davis 7. I'LL COME RUNNING - Lulu 14. WHAT A LONELY WAY TO START THE SUMMERTIME - The Bitter Sweets 17. I'M NOBODY'S BABY NOW - Reparata & The Delrons 26. I WON'T TELL - Tracey Dey Disc 3: 2. LOOKIN' FOR BOYS - The Pin-Ups 5. SHOULD I CRY (Alternate Take) - Jackie DeShannon 7. I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE - Cilla Black 11. WILL YOU BE MY LOVE - The Four J's 13. FUNNEL OF LOVE - Wanda Jackson 14. I'M GONNA DESTROY THAT BOY - The What Four 17. SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM - The Goodies 18. SATURDAY NIGHT DIDN'T HAPPEN - Reparata & The Delrons 20. DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME - Barbara Lewis 29. WHEN I THINK OF YOU - Twiggy Disc 4: 2. DON'T DRAG NO MORE - Susan Lynne 3. I'M AFRAID THEY'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT ME - Dawn 6. PEANUT DUCK - Marsha Gee 10. I KNOW YOU LOVE ME NOT - Julie Driscoll 12. HEART - Petula Clark 14. HE MAKES ME SO MAD - Hollywood Jills 19. HEY, TELL ME BOY - Marie Knight 22. I'M 28 - Toni Basil 23. THEY NEVER TAUGHT THAT IN SCHOOL - Gayle Harris 27. MISTER LOVEMAN - Yvonne Carroll 28. MAKE THE NIGHT A LITTLE LONGER - The Palisades 29. MIXED UP, SHOOK UP, GIRL (Live) - Patty & The Emblems -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:28:44 -0000 From: Joop Subject: Re: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Previously: > ... Tony Christie's Avenues And Alleyways was originally released > in Feb 73 made number 37 in UK charts. Correct and Tony Christie's "Avenues And Alleyways" (composed by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander) was originally released in 1973 on the album "With loving feeling". On this album also: "Is this the way to Amarillo" which hit big in the UK recently. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 23:13:22 +0200 From: Mikael Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3 Mick Patrick: > I'm already cooking up Vol III in my mind, so the door is open for > suggestions. Please don't recommend anything that's already on the > first two volumes. Got some faves here: 'You Won't Even Know Her Name' by Josephine Sunday. 'I'm Gonna Make Him My Baby' by April Young. 'A Girl In Love Forgives' by Bernadette Castro. PS. I just bought number two; cool stuff. And I got me a new fave band THE GOODIES! Has anyone really heard their *original* recording of the later Shangri-Las hit, "Leader Of The Pack"? Also, I read in the booklet that Reparata doesn't know who Jeff Berry penned "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" (best 45 ever made in my opinion) for. I know, he wrote it right after Ellie left him. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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