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Spectropop - Digest Number 2101



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There are 10 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: The Wall of Sound
           From: Richard Havers 
      3. The Rhino Box, Mr. Loveman & Hollywood Jills
           From: Mark Frumento 
      4. Re: The Rhino Girl Group Box / Yvonne Carroll's "Mr. Loveman"
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re:  Yvonne Carroll's "Mr. Loveman"
           From: Mike Carter 
      6. Metropolitan Soul Playlist 19th Oct '05
           From: Simon White 
      7. France Gall, Sandie Shaw live footage
           From: Peter Andreasen 
      8. Re: The Rhino Girl Group Box
           From: Richard Havers 
      9. Re: Yvonne Carroll's 'Mr. Loveman'
           From: Mark Frumento 
     10. Red Bird Story
           From: Stefan Wriedt 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:36:01 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Reparata & the Delrons Previously: > Without a doubt, "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" by Reparata & the > Delrons is one of *the* most revered recordings here on > planet Spectropop. Incredible, but true - S'pop's Ray Otto > was there at the session. Find out more in his review of > the group's new "Best Of" CD: http://tinyurl.com/c2l6o Here's a treat for Ray and all other fans of Reparata & the Delrons. Some years back my pal J. D. Doyle sent me a tape of the girls' 1982 appearance on Don K. Reed's Doo Wop Shop. The group - Mary Reparata Aiese O'Leary, Nanette Licari and Cookie Sirico, at that time - performed several tracks a cappella live on the air. I've posted one song to musica, a rather nice version of that fabulous song "So Young": http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Find more info on "The Best Of Reparata & the Delrons" CD here: http://tinyurl.com/d7xtg Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:39:49 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: The Wall of Sound elokuiama wrote: > I know this might seem strange to you but i'm new to Phil Spector and > wondered if anyone would explain the "Wall of Sound" style /technique > to me please. In a word Tim, overdubs -although that was just the start of it. Spector used the effect in a way that no one else before him had really done, he cottoned on to the potential of laying sound on sound way before anyone else. But then he got really clever and instead of overdubbing he recorded multiples of the same instrument in unison which gave him an even denser sound. He also did something else that was very smart. He applied as much, arguably more, attention to one song, one single, than was being lavished on a whole album. Working for the most part in mono and bouncing down the sound from one master to another also added to the overall sound, making it slightly fuzzy but at the same time warmer. With all this he was so influential in what Brian Wilson came to do. But there were other ingredients that Phil took to make his sound what it was. There was his love of R&B and in particular Lieber and Stoller. Tape echo, was another - whether it was from those early Sun records as some have claimed is up for debate in my book. His move from New York to LA where he found a brilliant group of session men whose musicianship added to the overall effect. He cherry picked the feel from other records like some of Gary US Bonds' singles. What Phil ended up with was GRANDEUR on vinyl - a sound like nothing else had ever been. A fat sound, not weedy like so many records at the time. I am sure there are others here more qualified musically, and studio savvy (Phil C?), who could tell you far better than that. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:29:53 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: The Rhino Box, Mr. Loveman & Hollywood Jills Having had a chance to listen to the Rhino Girl Group box a few times I want to gush about it a little bit more. As was already pointed out, the packaging is fantastic and clever as all get out. But what impresses me most about the set is the track selection and running order. It's a real testament to the art of CD compilation. The CDs themselves play from start to finish and I almost never find myself reaching for the "forward" button. For me the box is the epitome of girl pop compilation CDs. Let's hope it generates more interest and even more CDs. One track that makes the whole set worth the $50 is Yvonne Carroll's 'Mr. Loveman.' Is that single really as rare as implied in the liners (don't worry, I'm not in competition with anyone for a copy)? Is a Keith Colley demo of that song around? Another major standout is 'He Makes Me So Mad' by Hollywood Jills. That song makes me wonder how artists like Alica Keys (no offence to her or her fans) are given credit for being innovative. Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:20:21 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Rhino Girl Group Box / Yvonne Carroll's "Mr. Loveman" Mark Frumento: > Having had a chance to listen to the Rhino Girl Group box a few > times I want to gush about it a little bit more... One track > that makes the whole set worth the $50 is Yvonne Carroll's 'Mr. > Loveman.' Is that single really as rare as implied in the liners? I can't comment on the Rhino Box because I haven't got a copy. But you don't need one to get the fabulous "Mr. Loveman" by Yvonne Carroll, because it's been readily available on CD for years. Find it on "Playin' Hard To Get: West Coast Girls", along with two more tracks by her, both of which are as good, if not better. Find more info here http://tinyurl.com/9ax95 'n here http://tinyurl.com/dl5dd Very excellent singer, Yvonne Carroll, with several excellent records to her credit. Has anyone ever seen a picture of her? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 21:59:15 -0400 From: Mike Carter Subject: Re: Yvonne Carroll's "Mr. Loveman" Mick Patrick: > Very excellent singer, Yvonne Carroll, with several excellent > records to her credit. Has anyone ever seen a picture of her? Oh Mr. Mick -- I just checked and it isn't Yvonne Carroll on the cover of the Varese Sarabande cd "Girls! Girls! Girls! 25 All-Time Classics of the GIRL GROUP sound". That's Barbara Lynne. I thought for sure. . . But what IS there is Yvonne's "Laugh Or Cry", which I think is the flipside to "Mr. Loveman". Everyone should run out and buy Ace's various artists CD "Playin' Hard To Get". How does anyone live without these Yvonne Carroll tunes AND The Galens' "Chinese Lanterns"??? Mike C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:56:19 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Metropolitan Soul Playlist 19th Oct '05 Here's the 60s playlist from today's webcast. This show will be repeated on Sunday at 6.00-8.00pm GMT http://www.starpointradio.com Second Hour: 60s/Northern Poor Dog (Who Can't Wag It's Own Tail) Long Version - Little Richard [Epic/Legacy CD "Get Down With It"] Take Me In Your Arms (Inst) - Funk Brothers [CD] Take Me In Your Arms - Kim Weston [Gordy 45} Friends And Lovers Don't Go Together - Hoagy Lands [Laurie 45] Stop Look And Listen - The Chiffons [Laurie 45] My Little Girl - Bobby Garrett [Kent CD "The Mirwood Story"] Don't Be Sore At Me - The Parliaments [Revilot 45] You Want To Change Me - Bobby Hebb [Philips 45] Come On And Love Me - Tom And Jerrio [ABC 45] Can't Leave Your Love Alone - Tutu Jones [Real Side 45] You Sweet Devil You - Bobby Joy [TRC 45] If He's A Good Man - Jean Wells [Quaker Town 45] You Can't Buy Love - Ernestine Anderson [Mercury 45] No More Room - Saundra Edwards [Coleshill] Sinner Not A Saint - Trini Lopez [Reprise 45] If You Wanna - Baby Jean [Stacey 45] Baby Be Good - Joe Tex [Dial 45] If This Ain't Love (Don't Know What Is) - Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators [Timmion 45] In The Cold Light Of Day - Gene Pitney [Musicor 45] -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:18:43 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: France Gall, Sandie Shaw live footage Hi, gang, At this moment you can watch live footage from France Gall, Sandie Shaw, Kathy Kirby, Vicky Leandros etc. at: http://www.eurovision.tv/english/index.htm Click on "the most memorable moments" and choose the song. Enjoy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:03:55 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: The Rhino Girl Group Box Mark Frumento wrote: > Having had a chance to listen to the Rhino Girl Group box a few > times I want to gush about it a little bit more. As was already > pointed out, the packaging is fantastic and clever as all get out. > But what impresses me most about the set is the track selection > and running order. It's a real testament to the art of CD > compilation. I completely endorse all that you say. It is without doubt the best girl group compilation ever. Every Spectropop household should have one! What are they going to think of doing next? Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 23:19:35 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Yvonne Carroll's 'Mr. Loveman' Mick Patrick wrote: > Find (Yvonne Carroll's "Mr Loveman") on "Playin' Hard To Get: > West Coast Girls", along with two more tracks by her, both of > which are as good, if not better. Find more info here > http://tinyurl.com/9ax95 'n here http://tinyurl.com/dl5dd I have those other two tracks and a handful more by her but they don't compare, in my humble opinion, to 'Mr. Loveman.' Not even close. 'Little Bit of Soap' is an okay cover, not all that well produced and it's sung sort of half-heartedly. Her other material is excellent - especially 'Please Don't Go' and and 'Gee What a Guy' - but does not stand out like 'Mr. Loveman' does. The track is just layered in vocal and instrumental hooks. I guess I'm just a sucker for that soul-pop sound. So, it's good that it's on that other CD too because it deserves to be heard. I'm just thankful it made it on to the Rhino set so I could hear it. Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:53:02 -0000 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: Red Bird Story Hi! Did anybody already see this re-newed Charly 3 CD set? (full details below ...) The Red Bird Story [Box set] - issued early September 2005 Is it a full size box set or just a small one? Have they used better pictures on this one or still the usual bad ones as on the old albums? It looks from the track listing like a shortned version of the 1996 4 CD set, which was later re-worked by Charly into a double set. Thanks for any further info on this. Best, Steve ********************************************************************* The Red Bird Story [Box set] Various Artists (Artist) Audio CD (September 5, 2005) Number of Discs:3 Label: Charly Catalogue Number: SNAJ733CD Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 8,191 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Bossa Nova Baby - Tippie & The Clovers 2. Big Bad World - Saint, Cathy 3. Everybody Come Clap Your Hands - Moody & The Deltas 4. He Ain't No Angel - Leola & The Lovejoys 5. Go Now - Banks, Bessie 6. Don't Think My Baby's Coming Back - Warwick, Dee Dee 7. Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups 8. Something You Got - Robinson, Alvin 9. I Wanna Love Him So Bad - Jellybeans 10. I Know He Loves Me - McCauley, Chi Chi 11. Top Down Time - Rockaways 12. People Say - Dixie Cups 13. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand) - Shangri-Las 14. Goodnight Baby - Butterflys 15. Fever - Robinson, Alvin 16. Down Home Girl - Robinson, Alvin 17. Baby Be Mine - Jellybeans 18. You Should Have Seen The Way He Looks At Me - Dixie Cups 19. Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las 20. Talk To Me Baby - Mann, Barry 21. I Wonder - Butterflys 22. Little Bell - Dixie Cups 23. Gee Baby Gee - Butterflys 24. Boy From New York City - Ad Libs 25. New York's A Lonely Town - Tradewinds (3) 26. I Got A Dream - Soul Brothers (1) 27. I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You - Robinson, Alvin 28. Iko Iko - Dixie Cups 29. Out In The Streets - Shangri-Las 30. Our Love Can Still Be Saved - Barry, Jeff Disc: 2 1. Having A Party - Mitchell, Ronnie 2. Girl From Greenwich Village - Tradewinds (3) 3. Hold On Baby - Hawkins, Sam 4. Bad As They Come - Hawkins, Sam 5. He Ain't No Angel - Ad Libs 6. Give Us Your Blessings - Shangri-Las 7. Welcome To My Heart - Bouquets 8. Dum Dum Ditty - Goodies (2) 9. Gee The Moon Is Shining Bright - Dixie Cups 10. Take Me For A Little While - Sands, Evie 11. Run Home To Your Mama - Sands, Evie 12. You Don't Know - Greenwich, Ellie 13. I Won't Be Me Anymore - Donna, Vic 14. If There's Anything Else You Want (Let Me Know) - Joy, Roddie 15. I Hear You Say (I Love You Baby) - Kim, Andy 16. Keep It Up - Soul Brothers (1) 17. I Know It's All Right - Hawkins, Sam 18. I Can't Let Go - Sands, Evie 19. I'm Just A Down Home Girl - Ad Libs 20. Sophisticated Boom Boom - Goodies (2) 21. I Hurt On The Other Side - Barnes, Sidney 22. Fugitive From Love - Jones, Linda 23. Doo Wah Diddy - Jellybeans 24. You Hit Me Like TNT - Jones, Linda 25. Let The Music Play - Noel, Didi 26. It Will Only Make Me Love You More - Donner, Ral 27. He Will Break Your Heart - Kane & Abel (1) 28. Past Present And Future - Shangri-Las 29. It Was A Lie - Moore, Bobby & The Fourmost 30. Dressed In Black - Morton, George 'Shadow' Disc: 3 1. I'll Still Love You - Barry, Jeff 2. Baby - Greenwich, Ellie 3. I'm So Glad - Barnes, Sidney 4. Hey Little Girl - Cross, Jimmy 5. Whisper Sweet Things - Jellybeans 6. Amy - Mann, Barry 7. Another Boy Like Mine - Dixie Cups 8. Standing By - Warwick, Dee Dee 9. I'm Loving You More Every Day - Mitchell, Ronnie 10. Dance Marie - Donna, Vic 11. It's Mighty Ace - Love Joys 12. You've Got Me Uptight - Sands, Evie 13. Memory Lane Without You - McCauley, Chi Chi 14. Ask Anybody - Ad Libs 15. My Baby Loves You - Tams & Little Floyd 16. It Sounds Like My Baby - Banks, Bessie 17. Payin' (For The Wrong I've Done) - Love Joys 18. Super Duper Man - Cross, Jimmy 19. Love Me With A Wallop - Joy, Roddie 20. Come Back Baby - Joy, Roddie 21. Grass Is Always Greener - Rice, Jimmy 22. Or Not At All - Rice, Jimmy 23. Nobody But You - Rice, Jimmy 24. Here I Am - Tams & Little Floyd 25. Love Isn't Like That - Donner, Ral 26. Johnny's My Boy - Ad Libs 27. All Grown Up - Dixie Cups 28. Batman & His Grandmother - Goodman, Dickie 29. Trophy Run - Moore, Bobby & The Temps 30. Braggin' - Moore, Bobby & The Temps -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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