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Spectropop - Digest Number 2042



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There are 11 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: the Pleasure Seekers
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. Re: Coke jingles in musica
           From: Ed Salamon 
      3. Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave"
           From: Anthony Parsons 
      4. Re: Carpenters
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Re: John Carter song - Midnight Girl
           From: Martin Roberts 
      6. Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave"
           From: Al Pavlow 
      7. Re: Bacharach & David's "Promises Promises"
           From: Anthony Parsons 
      8. Desdemona
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Upcoming Music Album Cover-photos exhibit in Cincinnati
           From: Karen Andrew 
     10. Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave"
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
     11. Re: the Pleasure Seekers
           From: Eddy 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 23:49:56 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: the Pleasure Seekers Hmmmm--maybe I'm wrong, maybe the Capitol group IS a different "Pleasure Seekers" altogether. Osborne lumps the 3 recordings (or, rather, labels) together, but you would think Suzi would certainly have mentioned being signed to Capitol Records as well as Mercury! The Capitol song, though, is a really fine gem. Excellent harmony and melody--perhaps more of a West Coast sound than Midwest (Suzi, originally)?? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 15:19:08 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Coke jingles in musica Julio: > Could the voice making the speech at the end of the tracks be Jeff > Barry's? Rashkovsky: > No--that's one of the then top DJ's in New York---if only I hadn't > lost my memory, I could tell you his name. It sounds like Jack Spector, who later worked for me at WHN, to me. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:00:46 -0500 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave" Mick Patrick on the "Promises, Promises" original cast LP: > (is it) available on CD? If not, why not? It's recently been reissued by Varese Sarabande for a $13.98 list price, April of 05 as a matter of fact. However most Varese releases of this nature tend to go out of print quickly, so I'd advise grabbing it while it is available again. It was very pricey in the used market between the original CD release and this recent reissue. Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:32:56 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Carpenters That reprise at the end of the Lp with "Yesterday Once More" is great! I have added it to the end of a cassette or two as filler. Some of the best carpenters songs are ones where they put things in I never expect. 3 that come to mind would be "Goodbye to Love" with that great guitar solo, also the B side to "Close to You". "I Kept on Loving You" had the unique distinction of having Richard as the singer. It was a great song and version and made me surprised he did not do more vocals. Had "Close to You" not been a mega-monster, would he have sung more?? The 3rd is my fave song by them. The B side to "Only Yesterday" called "Happy". This song actually trades vocals between Richard & Karen and is so "Happy" and upbeat that it can't help but make you sing a long. The really cool part is the end with a moog synthesizer solo ending, not unlike "Lucky Man" from same era. Really surprising and really good! All this Carpenters talk reminds me of an old PAMs jingle that was played on stations in 73 or so. It was about a minute long (!!!) and was very Carpenters-like with lyrics "Solid Rock in (state)" and "Going to a ballgame...". Sorry can't remember more, but it was like the great old days of long jingles and it sounded like the Carpenters. I heard it on KIOA Des Moines in my area. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 18:25:35 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: John Carter song - Midnight Girl Mark Frumento wrote: > Sadly (Paul) Craig's version (of) "Midnight Girl" isn't all that > good either. Isn't all that good?!!! This is what Jeffrey Glen had to say about the track: Now this is a great record! Catchy song and excellent mid-60's U.K. arrangement and production, well performed. Nice use of bells and horns, and Craig's double-tracked voice is perfect for this type of song. How could this have been not a hit? You can read more of Jeff's reviews on the production of Irving Martin at: http://martinruk.net/IrvingMartin/reviews.htm In the meantime Mark, I've got your address somewhere, I'll send off some ear wax! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 15:32:56 -0400 From: Al Pavlow Subject: Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave" Regarding the Bacharach-David song "Knowing When to Leave" Here are some 45rpm versions issued in 1968 according to the Bacharach-David section in my soon-to-be-published "PRO-FILES Discographies" Michele Lee - Columbia 44698 (produced & arranged by Ernie Freeman) Gordon MacRae - Capitol 2329 Sue Raney - Imperial 66340 Doc Severinsen - Command 4125 Big Al Pavlow -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 15:18:35 -0500 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: Bacharach & David's "Promises Promises" Me previously: > (The "Promises, Promises" original cast album has) recently been > reissued by Varese Sarabande for a $13.98 list price I'm afraid I typed a bit hastily on my earlier message, the actual List Price for the Varese Promises Promises reissue is $17.98. Amazon is selling it for $13.98, hence the mistake in my haste to reply. As both Don Adams and Nancy Sinatra said, "Sorry 'bout that!" Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 16:47:17 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Desdemona Is the Searchers' song "Desdemona" (RCA, 1971 in US) a cover of the T. Rex song of that name, or a different song altogether? If the former, is it available anywhere? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:37:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Karen Andrew Subject: Upcoming Music Album Cover-photos exhibit in Cincinnati On Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., there will be a sneak preview of the following exhibit: Cincinnati Art Museum - "Borrowed Time: The Photograph as Music Album Cover", running Oct. 22, 2005 through Jan. 29, 2006. "Who is the artist behind the image? And what qualities made a particular photograph work as the cover image for an album or CD? Find out in this fascinating exhibition that explores the intersection of music and photography." Right now I don't see anything on the museum's Web site, www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. It will have to be on there soon. I'm assuming they will have some of the photos to entice people to come and view the exhibit. BTW, admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is free, thanks to some generous donators. For this sneak preview, apparently it is free but you have to make reservations (see Web site-programs & events). Karen Andrew -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 01:09:55 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: Bacharach & David's "Knowing When To Leave" Richard Havers wrote: > Does anyone know who the vocalists were on Hugo Montenegro's > rendition? I'm pretty sure the singers were led by Ron Hicklin. At least he was the leader on two other Montenegro LPs of that time. For me it's one of the most brilliant versions of this beautiful song. Frank Jastfelder -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 08:43:51 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: the Pleasure Seekers Bob Rashkow: > Hmmmm--maybe I'm wrong, maybe the Capitol group IS a different > "Pleasure Seekers" altogether. Osborne lumps the 3 recordings (or, > rather, labels) together, but you would think Suzi would certainly > have mentioned being signed to Capitol Records as well as Mercury! > The Capitol song, though, is a really fine gem. Excellent harmony > and melody--perhaps more of a West Coast sound than Midwest (Suzi, > originally)?? This is what Rusted Chrome ( http://home.att.net/~s.m.geer/home.htm ) has to say on the subject. No mention of Capitol: "They recorded a fine 45 for Hideout's fledgling recording operation: "Never Thought You'd Leave Me" (b/w "What a Way to Die" - an ode to heavy beer drinking!) which showed off their terrific Wurlitzer electric piano-based "sound" and almost dented the local radio charts in 1966. They landed a contract with Mercury Records for "Light of Love" in 1967 which was a better recording but it never got radio play." Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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