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Spectropop - Digest Number 2017

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Larry Weiss's "Darling Take Me Back I'm Sorry"
           From: Justin  Mcdevitt 
      2. Re: shake your thèque
           From: Jack Russell 
      3. Re: shake your thèque
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      4. Beatles Cover LPs
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
      5. S'pop Remembers
           From: S'pop Projects 
      6. Telstar - Joe Meek play
           From: Robert Beason 
      7. Tony Burrows
           From: Frank M 
      8. Photos of the Archies
           From: EP 
      9. Re: Telstar - Joe Meek play
           From: Norm D Plume 
     10. Re: shake your thèque
           From: Norm D Plume 
     11. Re: G-L-O-R-I-A
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     12. The Playboy Bunnies SING !!
           From: Mick Patrick 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:18:39 -0500 From: Justin Mcdevitt Subject: Larry Weiss's "Darling Take Me Back I'm Sorry" Hello Spectropoppers, Robert Indart wrote: > Was it Lenny Welch or Ray Pollard who cut "Darling Take Me Back I'm > Sorry" first? Also, does anybody know if Pollard's version is on CD? My memory is fuzzy on this. Initially I recall hearing Lenny Welch's version in the summer of 1964. However, as this question encouraged me to clear away the cobwebs, I now recall with some certainty that in fact, it was Ray Pollard's that I first heard on Wibj Philadelphia in early August of the aforementioned year. Like Mr Indart and others on this list, I too would like to find out if Mr Pollard's version is included on a Cd of his music, or a various artists R&B comp. Justin Mcdevitt (Now working, as well as residing in Saint Paul Minnesota) P.S. Great postings about Carter and Lewis. I didn't know that they were two of the three members of the Ivy League. Nor did I realize the extent of their creative songwriting output. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 10:46:59 +0100 From: Jack Russell Subject: Re: shake your thèque Phil M: > An S'pop thread on the pronunciation of "discothèque," as screwed > up by Chubby Checker, begins at: > Mmmm! There is a tradition in Wales that claims baseball was invented there. I believe there are still leagues that play to an older set of rules than you do in the USA but I am not an authority. It may be that like soccer, various forms were played but that at a defining moment someone codified the game. That, I suspect is the origin of the Welsh claim. They seem to have developed a game very similar to US baseball and before the US version of course, but which has been left behind. Cheers, JR -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 11:06:59 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: shake your thèque Phil X Milstein mentioned "thèque". Phil, this is a whimsical connection that you're making, via the word "booty" as in "shake your...", right? Nah, I bet I've missed your point entirely. Regardless, I went off to Le Trêsor de la Langue Française*, where I rapidly got out of my depth hunting the suffix -thèque, as in bibliothèque (library), a word I assumed would be a close relation of discothèque. Amazingly, they cite an example of "discothèque" from 1928 in the newspaper Le Figaro. What's more, if you click on "prononcer" a French robot voice will demonstrate how to say the word. Of course, Chubby Checker didn't have access to such marvels back then. Lyn *Hours of fun guaranteed: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 10:30:05 -0000 From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: Beatles Cover LPs Think people will get a kick out of this. Here are artists that 'covered' (i.e., traded off! on the success of) the Beatles in the 1960's. Great stuff here: Unsteady Freddie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 20:06:13 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: S'pop Remembers Dear Readers, Several obituaries have been added to the S'pop Remembers section. Please take the time to read them: Johnnie Johnson - long-serving piano-playing cohort of Chuck Berry, and one of the architects of rock'n'roll: John Fred - leader of the Playboys of "Judy In Disguise" fame turned broadcaster and sports coach: Jack Keller - one of "Kirshner's Kids", the writer of hits for Connie Francis, Little Eva, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Clanton and many others: Simon Waronker - the founder of Liberty, recording home of Eddie Cochran, Jan & Dean, Bobby Vee, Jackie DeShannon, Gene McDaniels, Timi Yuro . . . and the Chipmunks: Renaldo "Obie" Benson - bass voice of the Four Tops and composer of Marvin Gaye's soul/protest anthem "What's Goin' On": Long John Baldry - key figure in the careers of Elton John, Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton: Eugene Record - the creative force of the Chi-Lites, one of the greatest soul ensembles ever to come out of Chicago: Or access the entire Remembers section here: R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 13:19:52 -0700 (PDT) From: Robert Beason Subject: Telstar - Joe Meek play On the London radio station I listen to online I've been hearing ads for a new West End show about Joe Meek called "Telstar." Have any Spectroppers seen it? Is it any good? Bob Beason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 20:23:43 +0100 From: Frank M Subject: Tony Burrows According to "He's the only man to appear on a single episode of Top of the Pops three times with three separate bands. That was in early 1970 when his session-career was at its peak and records by The Brotherhood of Man ('United We Stand'), White Plains ('My Baby Loves Loving'), Edison Lighthouse ('Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes') and The Pipkins ('Gimme Dat Ding') were all in the charts together. All of them featured him on vocals (alongside Sue and Sunny in the case of the original Brotherhood of Man)." FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 12:05:46 -0700 From: EP Subject: Photos of the Archies Greetings Spectropoppers! For those of you that would enjoy seeing photos of the REAL Archies (Ron Dante, Toni Wine), I've posted some photos online as part of a little eBay auction I'm doing. Go to the listing, and you'll be able to download these photos. Or, if you wanted to buy the magazine, you can do that too..... it needs a good home.... Hit Parader (1970) Breakup of Beatles + Archies Item number: 6970690314 EP of -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 14:24:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D Plume Subject: Re: Telstar - Joe Meek play Robert Beason wrote: > ... a new West End show about Joe Meek called "Telstar." Have any > Spectropoppers seen it? Is it any good? I've not seen it Bob, nor am I enough of a Joe Meek fan to evaluate it if I had. I've attached a few reviews which give a decent summary. It certainly isn't a feel-good sing-along musical, like "Buddy", for example, was. Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 14:58:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D Plume Subject: Re: shake your thèque Lyn Nuttall wrote: > What's more, if you click on "prononcer" a French robot voice will > demonstrate how to say the word. Of course, Chubby Checker didn't > have access to such marvels back then. Yes, this is a good site, although the "prononcer" function était foutou, and all the robotic voice says is "Disk....". I'm still no wiser as to how "thèque" became "tay". Maybe the prononcer function était foutou when Chubby tried to listen to it..... Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 21:32:34 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: G-L-O-R-I-A Scott, I beg to differ with your "Gloria" assessment. 1.) Them's version wasn't even on the radar screen in Chicago. 2.) Them's version was inferior to the SOH version. The garage rock sound is what made the song and Them guys didn't have it. 3.) If Van Morrison hadn't been a successful solo artist, Them's version of "Gloria" would not get much airplay now. 4.) The fact that Van Morrison wrote the song and Them recorded it first, doesn't make it the better song or the more popular song. Seems like the left coasters who have commented don't appreciate one of the all time garage rock songs. Them, you gotta be kidding me! Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 00:27:56 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Playboy Bunnies SING !! I wrote: > Also on Clunkie's CDR: half a dozen tracks by the Playboy Club > Bunnies. Sheesh, y'ain't lived until you've heard 'em do "Call Me"! Mike Edwards: > The guy just goes on, doesn't he? Hopefully one of these is "Keep > The Ball Rollin'" (UK Decca, from about 1968). I remember seeing > the Playboy Club Bunnies on the BBC TV show, "Dee Time" in the late > 60s and was very impressed with their singing. I wasn't aware that > they put out anything other than the "KTBR" 45, though. Thanks to Clunkie, I now know that the Bunnies released two albums. Better yet, he sent me digital transfers of them both. I find the LPs simultaneously gloriously kitsch and musically very valid - a really joyful listening experience. Although recorded "live", the singing and playing is excellent, and the production slick. Well, with Ivor Raymonde in charge, it would be, wouldn't it? I don't remember the Bunnies on Dee Time - I must have been up a chimney at the time. Find the track you remember now playing at musica: Details are: The Playboy Club Bunnies "Keep The Ball Rollin'" (UK Decca F 12832, 1968); written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell; produced and directed by Ivor Raymonde. Also contained on the LP "Caught Live At The Playboy Club" (Decca LK 4951, 1969). More tracks to follow, no doubt. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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