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Spectropop - Digest Number 2097

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Jaynetts / The Satisfactions
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Righteous Brothers/Phil Spector "Retospective 1963-1974"
           From: Peter Richmond 
      4. Fats Domino returns home to New Orleans
           From: Bill Swanke 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 19:01:09 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Jaynetts / The Satisfactions I said: > ... the Satisfactions ... 'Bring It All Down' (was available on) > ... the CD "Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story": > But I was wrong. It's actually on "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes": But you knew that. Meanwhile, I'm still desperately trying to track down a copy of "Tonight You Belong To Me" by the Jaynetts (Tuff 377, 4/1964). I'd love to hear this track. Can anyone help please? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 19:01:58 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72 This just in on the AP wire. --Phil M. ----- Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72 by the Associated Press Oct. 15, 2005 Birmingham, Ala. -- Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Elvis Presley to Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died at age 72. >From the 1950s to the 1970s, Knight wrote almost 1,000 songs. More than 40 singers recorded his tunes, which include the 1970 Presley hit "The Wonder of You" and Martin's "Somewhere There's a Someone" and "That Old Time Feelin'." Nelson and McCartney sang the same Knight hit, "Lonesome Town," decades apart. Perry Como, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mickey Gilley also recorded some of Knight's songs. Born Thomas Baker Knight Jr., he died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in Birmingham, according to his daughter, Tuesday Knight. Knight went to Los Angeles in 1958 and met Nelson through a mutual friend. Within six months, Nelson's version of "Lonesome Town," a ballad about being lonely in Hollywood, was on Billboard's Top 10, as was its flip side, "I Got a Feeling," another Knight tune. In all, Nelson recorded 21 Knight originals. Knight learned to play guitar while in the Air Force. He formed a rock band, Baker Knight and the Knightmares, whose height of fame was opening for country stars Carl Perkins and Conway Twitty in 1956. After the band split up, Knight moved to Los Angeles for a movie role that never materialized. He returned to Birmingham in 1985 and began to suffer from agoraphobia and a condition similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, which put his songwriting career on hold. Knight is survived by his daughter and a son, Thomas Baker Knight. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 17:10:57 +0100 From: Peter Richmond Subject: Righteous Brothers/Phil Spector "Retospective 1963-1974" Over the years, all re-issues of the Phil Spector produced Righteous Brothers tracks, have been in stereo but on the new ABKCO "Retrospective 1963-1974" compilation, the tracks included from their Philles Records period, have been remixed from the original mono masters and sound precisely the way the great producer envisaged. To hear these marvellous tracks in the way that they were originally intended to be heard and with such clarity, is without doubt, a revelation. There must be several generations of record collectors, who have only heard these Righteous Brothers tracks in stereo and not had the opportunity to experience the true magic of hearing the Phil Spector wall of sound on the mono versions. Probably the most interesting feature of the whole album is in the mix of "Hung On You", where there is a major difference to any other issue of the track. At the 2:59 mark where the Righteous Brothers lead into their frantic call and response section of repeated "Why" - this particular mix goes into the chorus at this point before then going into the call and response section. The sleeve notes are very informative, again adding more controversy, with Phil Spector again credited as the producer of "Unchained Melody" but for the first ever, as far as I am aware - an arranger is also credited, Jack Nitzsche. Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 07:10:16 -0500 (Central Standard Time) From: Bill Swanke Subject: Fats Domino returns home to New Orleans This just in from Steve Pope / EPA via Sipa Press: NEW ORLEANS - Rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino, who was missing for days after Hurricane Katrina, returned home Saturday to load some of his muddied gold records into the trunk of a car. Sporting a white captain's hat, gold chain and black galoshes, Domino had a laugh at tributes worried fans had spray-painted on his house after assuming he had died in the storm. "There was a big 'Rest in Peace' on my balcony on the other house," the 77-year-old musician said with a laugh. "I'm still here, thank God. I'm alive and kicking." Outside the bright yellow headquarters of Fats Domino Publishing, Domino's son-in-law, Charles Brimmer, helped the musician load mementos from his legendary career into the car. Told only three of his 21 gold records -- "Rose Mary," "I'm Walkin'," and Blue Monday" -- had been found, Domino said, "Well, somebody got the rest of them." "Or they may be floating around here somewhere," Brimmer suggested. Brimmer and Domino found some of his jewelry, including a gold ring, in one of his houses. A picture of Domino with Elvis Presley was inside, "but too messed up, we couldn't salvage it," Brimmer said. Making time for fans Domino was one of a handful of residents sifting through their devastated homes and destroyed belongings in New Orleans' lower Ninth Ward Saturday afternoon. Domino took a break from the sad task to talk to well-wishers and pose for pictures. The poor, mostly black Ninth Ward was hit by a tidal surge that brought 12- foot floodwaters into many of the homes. The musician, known for his boogie-woogie piano style, became the hurricane's most famous evacuee after he rebuffed pleas to flee as the Aug. 29 storm bore down on the city. "I sure do appreciate that people think so much about me," Domino told Reuters when asked about the concern over his whereabouts immediately following the storm. 'Alive and kicking' He added it might be a good time to put out a record he recorded about two years ago called "Alive and Kicking." "I'm alive and kicking, thank God," he said. He was not certain who would release the new music, but said he was scheduled to play in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Nov. 5 "if I'm feeling better." Domino's house "did pretty good," considering the devastation of the surrounding Ninth Ward, he said. Two of his pianos in a bigger, adjoining house were ruined, he said. Domino and his family had been in Texas but are now staying at a hotel in New Orleans. He said he wanted to be close to the neighborhood he was born in while it rebuilds. "I don't know what to do, move somewhere else or something," Domino said. But I like it down here." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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