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Spectropop - Digest Number 2107

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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Rhino Girl Groups box set
           From: Julio Niņo 
      2. Re: Magnificent Montague / Cissy Houston / Dee Dee Warwick
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: Teddy Vann discography / the Bernice label
           From: Hans Huss 
      4. Re: Marcy Jo at the Car Hop
           From: Phil Hall 
      5. Darlene Love & the Blossoms
           From: Brian Chidester 
      6. Re: Tony Orlando - Chills
           From: Rich 
      7. Re: Magnifique Montague / the Rosemart label
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Re: Slow Twistin' with Dee Dee Sharp & Chubby Checker
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      9. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:18:11 -0000 From: Julio Niņo Subject: Re: Rhino Girl Groups box set Hola Everybody. Iīm enjoying the Rhino Girl Groups boxed set. Itīs fantastic. (The only thing I donīt like is that the hat box is too big; Every time I see it I feel the urge to put it in my clothes closet, but I find absurd to keep the records in the closet). Anyway, I love the selection of songs, it creates a very powerful microcosm. I also very much like the little book that accompanies the records, with excellent song-by-song notes by Sheila Burgel and little articles by Gene Sculatti, Alec Palao, and Gerri Hirsey. Iīve only explored half of the records so far but I have already discovered some great tracks that are completely new to me such as "Donīt Drag Me No More" by Susan Lynne; the wonderfully paranoid "Iīm Afraid They Are All Taking About Me" by Dawn; the perky cruising hymn "Looking For Boys" by the Pin Ups, the garage sound of "Up Down Sue" by the Luvīd Ones or April Youngīs "Steady Boyfriend" among others. Right now Iīm in love with "Peanut Duck" credited to Marsha Gee (although the real identity of the singer is apparently unknown -- is there any idea about who could she be? I think itīs a very exciting and fun tune, with a playful spirit that reminds me of some tracks by Shirley Ellis) and especially with the surprising and beautiful "Will You Be My Love" by the Four Jīs, a kind of doo wop tune performed by Brenda and Patrice Holloway, Pat Hunt and Priscilla Kennedy. According to Sheila īs notes the lead voice is Brenda, although itīs really difficult to believe, because she sounds totally different than usual, more youthful and androgynous. This song alone is worth the price of the box, I love it. There is nobody around to coax into cooking dinner for me, and Iīm hungry so I supposed I must do it by myself. I wish I could train the cats to cook for me, but instead they have trained me to do it for them. Chao. Julio Niņo. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:26:26 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Magnificent Montague / Cissy Houston / Dee Dee Warwick Me: > Here's another one for the list: > Magnificent Montague > Royo 701X: The Montague Theme, Part 1 / Part 2 (1964) > Vocal by Allison Gary > Arranged and conducted by Teacho Wiltshire. > Find Part 1 now playing @ musica: > > Royo was an Atlantic satellite (as was Rosemart, the label > Montague named after his wife, Rose, and son, Martin). > Allison Gary conceals the true identity of a famous singer (or > singers). Let's see who can ID (t)he(i)r voice(s). Clue: the > lady in question had a son, Gary. (Alias son Gary, geddit?) > Montague himself vocalises on Part 2. Would anyone like to hear > that side too. Phil M: > You have to ask? Like, lay it on us, brother. That A-side was > truly Magnificent. Julio Niņo: > Thanks for posting it, Mick. What a voice! She reminds me of > Cissy Houston. Correct, the lead vocalist is Cissy Houston, with very prominent assistance from Dee Dee Warwick - two of the finest singers who ever lived. I'll be sending Part 2 to each of you via email. Gimme a day. In the meantime, here's another for the list: Allison Gary & the Burners Royo 701 (1964) Darling (Wr Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick and Nathan Montague) Burn (Wr Paterno and Nathan) Arranged and conducted by Teacho Wiltshire Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 03:13:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Teddy Vann discography / the Bernice label >From Davie Gordon's Teddy Vann Discography: > 1959 > TEDDY VANN (Lancer 103) > Bells Of Love > Please Don't Ever Go Teddy Vann's 'Bells of Love' / 'Please Don't Ever Go' came out on Bernice 203 in 1958, most likely predating the Lancer issue. One of George Goldner's labels, according to Bob McGrath's R&B Indies, Bernice also released records on doo-wop quintet the Starfires, 'Do-Ko-Icki-No' / 'Yearning For You' (Bernice 201); and rock'n'roll and R&B journeyman Billy the Kid [Emerson, the author of 'Red Hot'] & the Supremes, 'You Are Mine' / 'Be My Love' (Bernice 202), both very scarce. Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:47:53 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Re: Marcy Jo at the Car Hop Anthony Parsons wrote: > I've long been looking for a new copy of her duet with Eddie > Rambeau of The Car Hop And The Hard Top. Mick Patrick: > Sorry, I can't help with "Car Hop". I have a feeling it's out on > CD, but I can't remember which one. I'm sure another S'popper > will know. Actually, it's on "Midnight Cryin' Time", which was a 2003 Spectropop recommendation. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:10:16 -0400 From: Brian Chidester Subject: Darlene Love & the Blossoms Previously: > This is something I've been seeking for a long time, and > Spectropop is probably the best source for a solution. Does > anyone know where there might be a listing of the hits (i.e., > top 40) on which the Blossoms provided background vocals? Another worthy cause, and yet I've never found anyone who has compiled them all. I made a tape one time of Blossoms/Darlene Love vocals under oddball guises... it had some Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, a bunch of Jack Nitzsche sides from the early '60s... threw "Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah" on there, just because of the insane production on that thing. It was a great tape, but had no historical value or intent. You would need some serious devotion to collecting L.A. studio records to put that list together. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 17:49:57 -0000 From: Rich Subject: Re: Tony Orlando - Chills Don asked: > Peter, Is "Chills" available on CD? If not, can you play it to > Musica. I've only heard it by Gerry & The Pacemakers. Peter Lerner: > Don, I have it on the bootleg CD "Tony Orlando Hits and Rarities" > on Marginal 016. I suspect it is now deleted, however, but you may > be able to pick one up via an internet search. If I knew how to > play it to Musica I would! Song has been posted at Tweedle Dums Drive-In and can be downloaded from there. sixtiesoldiesguy Rich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 11:22:52 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Magnifique Montague / the Rosemart label Mick Patrick wrote: > Royo was an Atlantic satellite (as was Rosemart, the label > Montague named after his wife, Rose, and son, Martin). For the record, here is the release info for Rosemart: Rosemart 801: Don Covay: Mercy Mercy / Can't Steal Away 1964 Rosemart 802: Don Covay: Take This Hurt Off Me / Please Don't Let Me Know 1964 Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:44:04 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: Slow Twistin' with Dee Dee Sharp & Chubby Checker Mike Edwards: > Just took delivery of the Abkco/Cameo-Parkway individual artists' > CDs - although Dee Dee Sharp's wasn't included (...) Put the > Chubby Checker set into the CD drive and moved the mouse to track > 13, "Slow Twistin'". Heaven - we get the version with the sax break > as opposed to a non-sax break version used on the recent 4CD boxed > set. Well, the Dee Dee Sharp CD contains a delicious surprise which I discovered last night. On her comp, "Slow Twistin'" is an alternate version (equally sexy) on which SHE sings lead and CHUBBY replies! The annotation says it's from her "It's Mashed Potato Time" album. Who'd have thought that when ABKCO finally rolled out the legit Cameo-Parkway CDs, they'd give us three different versions of "Slow Twistin'"? S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 08:13:56 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update The latest ROTW is now playing on the Home page. David A. Young is the man to thank, he has continued his piece on the 'Hale and the Hushabyes'/'Date With Soul' b-sides. This week, it's "Jack's Theme" on Reprise, A young musician was given his big break by Jack Nitzsche. Eric Harry tells how it happened on 'The Jack I Knew' page. It's the first new piece in a while but there are more to follow. One of my biggest kicks was being able to feature Sylvie Simmons interview with Jack. I'm pleased, nay, delighted to report Sylvie now has her own website, the address is on the magazine page. Just as I'm beginning to think that there aren't any more new Nitzsche 45s to find, up pops a new one. Included on the discography page along with Jackie DeShannons newly released CD "Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour!" This has deservedly already been praised on Spectropop. It's a fabulous slice of rock and pop history for 60s, Jackie and Jack Nitzsche fans. As well as the original LP, the bonus and three previously unreleased tracks are all Nitzsche arrangements. Dan Schaarschmidt in his sleeve notes seems to imply, as I and many other folk thought, that most/all of her early/mid-60s recordings were arranged by Jack. Harry Young contacted me with two more "Hearing Is Believing - The Jack Nitzsche Story" CD reviews he's found. Read them on the ACE CD Paper Reviews page Harry also wrote of a tribute to Jack Nitzsche NPR radio program. Loosely based around the new CD, it's worth a listen. The show is archived. Follow the link on the Radio Page. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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