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Spectropop - Digest Number 2104



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There are 9 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Darlene Love
           From: Brian Chidester 
      3. Baker Knight, R.I.P.
           From: S'pop Projects 
      4. Dance Like A "Conservative"???
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      5. Re: Darlene Love
           From: Regina Litman 
      6. Re: Pearly Gates & the Flirtations
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      7. Re: Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Ray Otto 
      8. Re: Darlene Love
           From: Charles Sheen 
      9. Re: Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Mark Frumento 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 21:22:16 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Reparata & the Delrons Me: > Some years back my pal J. D. Doyle sent me a tape of (Reparata > & the Delrons') 1982 appearance on Don K. Reed's Doo Wop Shop. > The group 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/ Robert: > Thanks, Mick. That was a treat. Is it possible to get a copy > of the tape? Hmmm, dunno 'bout that. Do I have enough available computer memory to digitise the entire tape, I ask myself (like I have a clue what I'm talking about). I'll see. But in the meantime I have posted another live a cappella song from the show. It's a short yet cool number entitled "Brooklyn", written by group member Nanette Licari. It's playing at musica right now: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Direct link: http://tinyurl.com/9vl8s S'pop Projects wrote: > 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://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#Reparata Tim: > Amazing to me that the Ace CD omits one of the great Reparata > & the Delrons tunes, "Summer Laughter", released on Mala in > 1968 and produced by the Jeromes. It's a beautiful melody > with inspired singing and an instrumental background, while > not very Spector-esque, that compliments the tune perfectly. Well, the CD *does* have 30 tracks! These days Ace Records tend to use a maximum of 24. They took a little persuading to put 30 on the Reparata disc. It would have been a tough call to decide which song to drop to make room for "Summer Laughter". See the full track list and read more about the CD here: http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4668 here: http://tinyurl.com/72pxv and here: http://tinyurl.com/dclzy Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 16:14:36 -0400 From: Brian Chidester Subject: Re: Darlene Love Bill: > Has (Darlene Love) been discussed here before? (I just joined.) > Any admirers/fans? Chalk me up as an admirer and fan. I used to try and save every single mention of Darlene on this forum, and I'd try to find the records. It got tough keeping up with things after a while, and some records that she sang on got pricey, but I'm always up for a good Darlene Love conversation. So many great vocals not credited to her. Who can have them all? --bc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 21:22:20 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Baker Knight, R.I.P. Songwriter Baker Knight - whose catalogue includes such great numbers as "The Wonder Of You", "Lonesome Town" and "Never Be Anyone Else But You" - passed away on October 12th. An obituary is available at the S'pop Remembers section: http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/BAKobit.htm R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 20:24:24 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Dance Like A "Conservative"??? My fellow Spectropoppers, so helpful have you been in solving mysteries for me that I turn to you once again for help. I've noticed that some early '60s songs about dancing or partying identify certain people as "conservatives," but damned if I know what the term meant in that context. I'm guessing it didn't refer to people who voted for Nixon in 1960? I'm thinking about songs like Mark Valentino's "The Push And Kick" or The Orlons' "The Conservative." Perpetually confused, S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 03:18:46 -0000 From: Regina Litman Subject: Re: Darlene Love Bill: > Has (Darlene Love) been discussed here before? (I just joined.) > Any admirers/fans? The first message I posted to this group after I joined last month was about her. If you missed it, it's at: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/message/31314 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 23:03:06 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Pearly Gates & the Flirtations S'pop Projects wrote: > Here is some discographical information, just in from Michael > Robson (aka Clunkie): > GATES, PEARLY > 45 POLYDOR 2058 443 (1974) > A. JOHNNY AND THE JUKE BOX > "Johnny and the JukeBox" (bought from Malcolm Baumgart in 1991!) > is the best release that I've heard - from the Wayne BICKERTON/ > Tony WADDINGTON stable (also responsible for most of the > FLIRTATIONS material). ... If Clunkie is up to playing "Johnny And The Juke Box" to musica, I'm sure it'd be MUCH appreciated by the Spectropopulation. Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 03:07:50 -0000 From: Ray Otto Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons Tim: > Amazing to me that the Ace CD omits one of the great Reparata > & the Delrons tunes, "Summer Laughter", released on Mala in > 1968 and produced by the Jeromes. It's a beautiful melody > with inspired singing and an instrumental background, while > not very Spector-esque, that compliments the tune perfectly. Mick: > Well, the CD *does* have 30 tracks! These days Ace Records tend > to use a maximum of 24. They took a little persuading to put 30 > on the Reparata disc. It would have been a tough call to decide > which song to drop to make room for "Summer Laughter". See the > full track list and read more about the CD here: > http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=Y&release=F68 > here: http://tinyurl.com/72pxv and here: http://tinyurl.com/dclzy I guess everyone has their favorites. What's really amazing is that for a group that had so very few hits, it's astonishing that 30 tracks is still not enough. I would have liked to have had "I Believe" and "Walking in the Rain" included, but I don't want to give up the gems that are on this CD. Bottom line, it's a great selection. The sound quality alone is far above any other release. I remember during one of their appearances on the Don K Reed radio show in NYC in the early 80's, Don asked Reparata, "About how many songs did you record?", she responded with, "Oh, I think about 100" You could tell immediately he was taken aback, he responded with, "Ahhh.. no, really...how many?" She said, "Really, about a hundred or so,....we were always recording something." A few months ago, when "Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts" first appeared on a compilation CD, I called her to let her know about it. She said, "That's not me, I never recorded that song" I said, "Mary, it's your voice!...you did record it!". So, what's also true is that there is a lot of unreleased stuff that must exist somewhere and maybe someday, somehow, someway, it will be released. I can remember two great tracks, "The Motown Waltz" and "My Hero"...but I'm sure there are many many others. Is a box set impossible? Probably, but I can dream. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 01:05:57 -0000 From: Charles Sheen Subject: Re: Darlene Love Bill: > Has (Darlene Love) been discussed here before? (I just joined.) > Any admirers/fans? Speaking of Darlene... I was looking through my fathers tapes last week, and came across two cassettes of a show that Darlene did in the early 80s. I listened to it and right in the middle of the show Darlene introduces Arlene Smith, she then sings "Maybe", then Darlene introduces my father (Bobby Sheen) and he sings "Stand by me". It's a pretty good show, I think dad wanted to release it on his record label because around that time he produced an album for her that went nowhere. Charlie Sheen B.C., I know the feeling, I've been trying to track down the "Zip- a-dee..." album forever. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 12:21:48 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons Ray Otto wrote: > I guess everyone has their favorites. What's really amazing is > that for a group that had so very few hits, it's astonishing that > 30 tracks is still not enough. I would have liked to have had "I > Believe" and "Walking in the Rain" included, but I don't want to > give up the gems that are on this CD. > http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#Reparata I agree and also 'You Can't Change a Young Boy's Mind' and 'San Juan.' I love most of their 68/69 material and wish a 2 CD set had been in the cards - though I can't imagine it's worth the cost to a label? Looking forward to hearing the Ace set for better quality versions of those tracks. Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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