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Spectropop - Digest Number 2005

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Picture Covers
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
      2. Re: The Roulettes
           From: Roy Clough 
      3. Re: Marty Pekar, founder of Ambient Sound
           From: Fred Clemens 
      4. Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3
           From: Peter Andreasen 
      5. Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3
           From: Vlaovic B 
      6. Re: Jerry Ganey
           From: Anthony 
      7. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 01:47:33 -0000 From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: Picture Covers I have posted 3 pages, from my personal collection, of American 45rpm picture sleeves from the 1960s representing a cross-section of rock, pop, and R&B: Monkees Lesley Gore Gary Lewis & The Playboys Young Rascals Dino, Desi & Billy Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Shirelles Supremes Four Tops here ya go: Ahhhhhh, what a great decade for listening to the radio & hearing so many different styles of music -- and all on the same station!!! Dig it, Unsteady Freddie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 08:54:02 -0000 From: Roy Clough Subject: Re: The Roulettes Not sure about American Roulettes releases but above link may help. I have full discography of UK releases. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 20:05:48 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Marty Pekar, founder of Ambient Sound Previously: > ...from the N.Y. Sunday Times, an article on Marty Pekar, founder of > Ambient Sound Records: I've dealt with Marty many times on Ebay (as "Steal-A-Record"). Always a pleasure to do business with, he was selling out a batch of records found in a basement that were all from the late 50's. Starting bid was always 99 cents there too, with never a reserve. Once that lot was sold out, he started offering stuff from his personal collection, one I recall being the Beach Boys "Surfin'" on the "X" label. Even that bid was started at 99 cents with no reserve. He eventually changed his record handle to "mpekar@...(email)", which would also cover his "Steal-A-Comic" division after a while (as I recall). Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 08:12:32 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3 Mikael wrote: > 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. Didnīt Jeff leave Ellie? Anyway it seams that there are enough material for 10 volumes of "a wall of sounalikes" I still feel strongly that the Ellie Greenwich single (as by the Popcicles) "I donīt wanna be your baby anymore" bw "Baby I miss you" is a must for an upcomming vol. Speaking of Reperata and her Delrons - could we please get a sneak preview on the tracklist to their new ACE release. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:18:18 -0400 From: Vlaovic B Subject: Re: "Phil's Spectre II" - a wish for vol.3 Further selections, but from the 80s, just to suggest how the sound impacted beyond his contemporaries: Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Echoey Be My Baby drum intro and very 'thick' sound) Sandie Shaw - Cool About You (a J&MC gem from her Hello Angel LP, done in a grand, contemporary Spectorian Style) Shakespear's Sister - Mr. Wrong (an all castanets, girlie backups and blasting drums...but only issued as a B-side) ...and boldly enough Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (the Indie Classic, and a slight hommage to Phil with the riff from 'Then He Kissed Me' repeating on the fade) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:34:46 -0000 From: Anthony Subject: Re: Jerry Ganey Previously: > WHO AM I - Jerry Ganey Gary Myers: > 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. This guy's voice is amazing. Both sides of this VERVE disc are flawless. The flip, JUST A FOOL is a Northern Soul favorite, but the A - side, WHO AM I left me speechless the first time I heard it. BILL MEDLEY produced this disc and wrote 'Who Am I'. Jerry's 'Blue- Eyed Soul' vocal style and delivery on this tune is stunningly identical to Bill's. He obviously followed Bill's vocal coaching impecably. Both sides of the disc feature a larger than life, 'Wall of Sound' treatment with starts, stops, interesting rhythm changes and a Righteous Brothers feel. Anthony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:21:02 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update David A. Young has kindly done the honours with this week's ROTW. Currently playing on the Home Page is Don Randi's "Baby, You Don't Understand Nothin'". It's a record I don't have, but after reading David's review and hearing it, one I'll be searching for with more persistence - The Radio page is playing the last two parts of the 'drum solo' AND a bit of studio chatter from Jack... Susan Clary is still finding new reviews Of Nitzsche's, "Hearing Is Believing" CD from Ace Records UK. The latest by Alan Beta is from the LA Weekly. A goodie - find it on the Paper Reviews page: Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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