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Spectropop - Digest Number 2006



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There are 6 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways"
           From: John 
      2. Long John Baldry, R.I.P.
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Reparata & the Delrons' "I'm Nobody's Baby Now"
           From: Ray 
      4. Re: The Roulettes
           From: Reuben Kay 
      5. Re: The Crystals' "Malaguena"
           From: Fred Clemens 
      6. 10 Reasons Why Long John Baldry Was Cool
           From: Jens Koch 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 18:31:40 EDT From: John Subject: Tony Christie's "Avenues & Alleyways" Was this not released in the U.S. until the very end of the seventies? This was the first single I ever owned, sort-of. I was four or five years old, and my neighbor, who was two years older than me, gave me her copy. I would listen to it over and over on my little record player for a few weeks until she decided to take it back saying that I was "too young for rock music"...haha. I still love this song, glad to see that it has endured. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:12:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Long John Baldry, R.I.P. Blues legend Long John Baldry has died. Story here: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050722/325/fnz0t.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:28:34 -0000 From: Ray Subject: Reparata & the Delrons' "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" Previously: > Also, I read in the ("Phil's Spectre II") 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. I haven't read Reparata's exact quote yet, but I'm pretty sure she meant that she didn't know what singing group Jeff wrote the song for. He usually wrote for his red bird artists or the Spector groups. This was the first song that Jeff offered to the Jerome brothers for Reparata to record. She felt lucky to get it. It was, and still is, a fantastic song. I'm surprised that it was never covered in later years by another artist. Ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:40:54 -0700 (PDT) From: Reuben Kay Subject: Re: The Roulettes Michael wrote: > 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, the British group, not the American vocal group. Try looking for a United Artists 45 Discography, there might be one somewhere on the internet. I'm suprised 'Bad Time' didn't get released in the US, it being a sizeable hit in the UK, right in the middle of 'The British Invasion'. I'll Try my brst to scrape together some info for you, who knows, maybe United Artists even issued 'Stakes & Chips'! Reuben -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:18:44 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: The Crystals' "Malaguena" Richard Havers wrote: > Does anyone just happen to have a copy of Malaguena/Gypsy Ribbon by > New York band the Crystals on the Brent label that was cut in 1959 > and came out in 1960. I believe I have a copy somewhere... What would you like to know about it? Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 08:59:28 +0200 From: Jens Koch Subject: 10 Reasons Why Long John Baldry Was Cool Ten Reasons Why Long John Baldry Was Cool John William Baldry, better known to the world as Long John Baldry, died Thursday night at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, BC. The 64-year-old had been battling a severe chest infection for the last four months. We at ChartAttack prefer not to mourn musician's deaths as much as celebrate what they gave to us in life. So without further ado, here are 10 reasons why Long John Baldry was cool: 1. To the best of our knowledge, the "long" part of Long John Baldry came from the fact he was 6"7. If there's another reason, well, good for him. 2. Baldry seemed to have connections to pretty much every important musician of the '60s and '70s. For example, he was in a band called Bluesology in with a then-unknown Elton John. The "John" part of Elton John is in honour of Baldry. 3. A friend of Paul McCartney's, Baldry performed on the Fab Four's television special Around The Beatles in 1964. 4. Also, long before his Songbook days, Rod Stewart was hired by Baldry to sing in his band the Hoochie Coochie Men. 5. In 1968 he had chart success with the theme song to the Olympics, titled "Mexico." 6. Eric Clapton considered Baldry one of his musical inspirations. 7. Baldry was born in England and lived in New York and Los Angeles, but chose to permanently settle in Vancouver and become a Canadian citizen. 8. In 1981 he was nominated for a Juno as Most Promising Male Vocalist. That promise finally paid off when in 1997 he won the Best Blues/Gospel Album Juno for his Right To Sing The Blues record. 9. He was the voice of D. Ivo Robotnik in the cartoon Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog. He was also the narrator for Winnie The Pooh recordings which earned him a Grammy nom in 1998. 10. "Let The Heartaches Begin" hit #1 on the U.K. charts in 1967. May radio stations play that song in tribute instead of "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock N' Roll." - Aaron Brophy from http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2005/07/2207.cfm Jens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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