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Spectropop - Digest Number 2047

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Mark Wirtz interview
           From: The Cat 
      2. Peter Lacey
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
      3. Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady
           From: Joop 
      5. Re:Dark End Of The Street
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
      6. Bubblegum Achievement Awards & puppet spectacular
           From: Kim Cooper 
      7. Re: Betty Willis
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Penn/Oldham Songs
           From: Margaret G. Still 
      9. Bo Grumpus
           From: Country Paul 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 17:38:53 -0000 From: The Cat Subject: Mark Wirtz interview >From the Cherry Red mailing list: Mr. Teenage Opera himself, Mark Wirtz will be making a very rare and very special guest appearence on Lillian Cauldwell's GlobalTalkRadio show tonight! Be sure not to miss this rare treat as Mark drops by along with sidekick H.B. Marcus for to talk about projects old and new, and choose tracks from his illustrious back catalogue as well as personal favourites. Show starts at 7pm New York time but will be archived for playback afterwards! The direct link is: For more information go to: To order a copy of Mark Wirtz's brilliant new album 'Love Is Eggshaped' go to, or to catch up on his backcatalogue including the essential "Teenage Opera" go to Thought this might of interest. The Cat "Where The Action Is" Radio West Fife Dunfermline -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 14:31:31 -0000 From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: Peter Lacey Hi fellow Spectropoppers. You may remember myself, Country Paul and others speaking highly of the Peter Lacey album, "Songs From A loft"?. Well, the good news is, that after some distribution hicups, the album is now on general release. All the details regarding this magical cd can be gleaned from this link: Treat yourself to a slice of golden pop!. best to ya, Stratton Bearhart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 18:55:51 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady Sean was asking about versions of "Sadie The Cleaning Lady". Despite being written by Madara - White - Gilmore the song is not really my cup of tea but the 2 45s that I know may still interest S'poppers. Johnny Farnham's (UK Columbia 8355 '67) release, produced by David McKay with 'Vacuum Cleaner Solo by Mr. Jolly', has Ellie and Jeff's "Friday Kind Of Monday" as the A-Side. A very interesting group, who I'm sure have been discussed earlier on S'pop, Finders Keepers recorded the other version of "Sadie...". Released on UK Fontana 938 '68, this was produced by Irving Martin. (Currently his production of Paul Craig's "Midnight Girl" is playing on musica. You know, the one Mark Frumento doesn't like :-)) Finders Keepers earlier release was also produced by Irving Martin and described by Jeffrey Glenn as the definitive version of Ellie and Jeff's... "Friday Kind Of Monday". Ain't it a funny old world, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 18:14:21 -0000 From: Joop Subject: Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady Sean, A very good review of "Sadie The Cleaning Lady" is found on the site of our Australian S'popper Lyn: Joop greets -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 14:16:28 EDT From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Re:Dark End Of The Street Margaret G. Still wrote: > What- has no one mentioned Dan Penn? My apologies if I missed any > mention of Dan Penn's really good recording of his song "Dark End > of the Street" which is on the Dan Penn CD "Do Right Man". I guess I've must have missed someone mentioning my favourite, but that won't stop me repeating it if so...of course it's..........!! The late great ROY HAMILTON!!!! Howard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 11:26:57 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Bubblegum Achievement Awards & puppet spectacular If you've been planning on attending the Bubblegum Awards to see Steve Barri, Ron Dante, Dr. Demento and Joey Levine get their Gummies, please note that there's just a week in which to buy your tickets and get a chance to win one free ticket. For every ticket purchased on or before Sept 7, we'll put your name in the bowl from which we'll pick one name. That person gets to bring a friend for free. Visit the Lost in the Grooves blog for news about Bob Baker's very special marionette program at the Gummies: And much more Bubblegum Awards info is at: Kim Scram -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 14:38:02 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Betty Willis Tony Ronette wrote: > Back in 1980 at the age of 18, I started working at the post office > in Santa Ana, California. I would sort letters at a cubicle and on > occasion this black woman by the name of 'Betty' would come and work > in the cubicle next to me. She kept to herself and was almost > always wearing dark sun glasses and tuning everything and everybody > out with her 'Walkman' headphones stuffed into her ears. ... Great stories, Tony! I wish every one of us had at least one incident much like your's in our respective pasts. Dig, --Phil M. new at Probe: "The Gospel According to Syd Nathan" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 06:18:29 -0000 From: Margaret G. Still Subject: Penn/Oldham Songs Bill Reed wrote: > And it is also sung by Penn on his and Spooner Oldham's classic > 1998 "live" (in Britain and Ireland) album... Yes, that whole album reminds me of "Zero Willpower" in the "Do Right" album, with that magical, viscous sound. I love it, but picked the version on "Do Right Man" because it's so understated and smoked just right- and for the same reason, I prefer Dan Penn's version of "Do Right Man" to Aretha's. Aretha's version is truly fine, but she wallops the song, and loses something in the song that Dan Penn gets. Best, Margaret G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:06:58 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Bo Grumpus Dave M: > [What was] the first track to use fuzz bass? The Beatles' "Think > for Yourself" comes to mind... Bo Grumpus' beautiful "Sparrow Song" (Atco, c. 1966-67?) used it on the chorus, but the record was (in my opinion) poorly produced by Felix Pappalardi; to hear it live was an earth-shaking experience at the time; it was the first use of a standard-type fuzzbox on a bass I'd encountered. (I'm not sure where this fits into the time line). And of course, we've previously discussed the use of a distorted bass on Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry" (1960-61), but that didn't use a standard fuzzbox as we now know it. I don't know if Ann-Margret's "I Just Don't Understand" was a guitar or a bass, nor do I think it was a standard fuzzbox, also considering its early (1960-61) date. Country "Catch-up" Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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