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Spectropop - Digest Number 2012



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 2 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "Gloria"
           From: Jim Kauffman 
      2. "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!"
           From: S'pop Projects 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 06:43:54 -0400 From: Jim Kauffman Subject: Re: "Gloria" Dave O'Gara: > Here's a question about something that has always bugged me about > some oldies radio stations, and Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel > in particular. Why does Van Morrison's version of Gloria get so > much airplay? He never reached the Billboard Hot 100 with his > version. I don't ever remember hearing it on the radio back in the > 60's. Maybe because the Shadows of Knight version was pretty much a copy of the original by Them, which was a hit in the U.K. Once people were exposed to Van's original vocal with Them, I doubt if many went back to the SoK version. Jim K. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 13:12:43 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!" Ladies and gents, please welcome Frank Young to the S'pop reviewers panel. Sanctuary Records' new Brit Girl 2CD set, "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!", comes under his scrutiny at the Recommends section. An excerpt: Here's a quick rundown of some faves. Our title track, a sublime slice of folk-rock by John Carter and Ken Lewis, is heavenly as sung by their secretary, Dee King. Val McKenna's stunning "Leave My Baby Alone" is pure pop gold in the hands of the uni-named Britt. McKenna's own version of her moody "Don't Hesitate" is equally striking. We're also privy to her double-tracked, toe-tappin' version of Patty & the Emblems' "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl". I'd love to see an entire disc of Val McKenna's songs and performances. Best repubescent Performer award goes to 12 year-old Maxine Darren for her emotional "Don't You Know", penned by Freddie & the Dreamers' guitarist Derek Quinn. Nita Rossi's mega-dramatic "Untrue, Unfaithful (That Was You)", a Gordon Mills classic, makes a most welcome reappearance here. Here's British girl pop at its best! Read Frank's full review here: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#ItsSoFine Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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