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There are 12 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. The Whyte Boots
           From: The Whyte Boots 
      2. Jackie DeShannon: "Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour!"
           From: S'pop Projects 
      3. Re: Marcy Jo / "Midnight Cryin' Time"
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Garpax Girls/Gary Paxton question
           From: Will Stos 
      5. Re: Slow Twistin' with Dee Dee Sharp & Chubby Checker
           From: Matt Spero 
      6. Re:  Darlene Love
           From: John Fox 
      7. Robbie & The Revelations
           From: Pres 
      8. Queer Girl Group Songs...
           From: J D Doyle 
      9. Re: The Hearts LP
           From: JD Doyle 
     10. Re: Jackie D. and Bob B.
           From: Bill George 
     11. 60sgaragebands.com November Updates
           From: Mike Dugo 
     12. Beach Boys stolen memorabilia
           From: Susan Lang 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:19:51 +0100 From: The Whyte Boots Subject: The Whyte Boots Hi Spectropoppers, We are the Whyte Boots. We're here to whip up interest in our record ~ NIGHTMARE! It's a dream of a disc! Intrigued? Click here: http://www.spectropop.com/WhyteBoots/index.htm Luv, Rhoda, Page and Kathy . . . THE WHYTE BOOTS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:27:00 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Jackie DeShannon: "Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour!" Peter Lerner is a happy man. Why? Because at long last Jackie DeShannon's fabulous Liberty albums have started to appear on CD. RPM Records have started the ball rolling with the highly collectable Jack Nitzsche-arranged "Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour!" platter, complete with 8 bonus tracks, three of which are previously unissued, and quite special. Read his review at the S'pop Recommends section: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#JackieDeShannon2 Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:36:25 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Marcy Jo / "Midnight Cryin' Time" Anthony Parsons wrote: > I've long been looking for a new copy of (Marcy Jo's) 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. Phil Hall: > Actually, it's on "Midnight Cryin' Time", which was a 2003 > Spectropop recommendation. I cannot recommend that 3CD set highly enough, and at 60 tracks for 8 (or $10) it's fantastic value for money. It's a great source of answer records, death discs, girl pop and teen angst classics in general. "She Cried For Me" by Mickey Lee Lane (possibly my favourite ever male Shangri-Las soundalike) alone is easily worth the price of the entire set, not to mention "Dressed In Black" by Shadow Morton. It was put together by my pal Samski, a great gal. Mike Edwards covered "Midnight Cryin' Time" for the S'pop Recommends section a while ago. Find his review here: http://tinyurl.com/8gnms You can also find a complete track list and more info here: http://tinyurl.com/cuvcc and here http://tinyurl.com/ct46e Find my Marcy Jo featurette here: http://www.spectropop.com/MarcyJo/index.htm Marcy's second 45, "Since Gary Went In The Navy", is now playing @ musica. Here's the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Those with more than a passing interest should visit Harry Young's very detailed Robbee Records webpage. It's an absolute must for fan of Pittsburgh pop: http://keepkey.yochanan.net/robbeerecord.htm Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:52:10 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Garpax Girls/Gary Paxton question Hi Spectropoppers, I have a question for fans of Gary Paxton and/or his Garpax Girls. On Ace's great CD "Boy Trouble," the liner notes mention that a fellow Canadian named Mary Saxton had an uncanny ability to sound like Tina Turner despite the fact she was 15 and ethnically Ukrainian. Hmmm, okay. But her cut on the CD "Big City Guy," sounds more like Lesley Gore, or for that matter, fellow Garpax girl Beverly Williams. The one vocalist who does sound like Tina on this CD is the lead vocalist on the Fashionettes' "Losin' Control." Coincidentally, it's mentioned that Saxton also recorded this song. Is this really her version? According to the liner notes someone named Darlene McKinney was involved with this Fashionettes cut. But her voice on her solo cut on the CD sounds nothing like the tough vocal on "Losin' Control." Was she on back-up vocals? Can anyone help? For that matter, if it hasn't been released on CD, can anyone post Saxton's version of "Losin' Control" on musica? I did a site search but only came up with Mick Patrick's review. Has anyone else noted this peculiar item? Many thanks, Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 10:06:20 EDT From: Matt Spero Subject: Re: Slow Twistin' with Dee Dee Sharp & Chubby Checker Pres: > 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'"? Yes, but are any of these in STEREO?????? I think it's great that we are finally getting these from legit sources but there are some Cameo Parkway stuff that should be in STEREO. Matt Spero -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 13:50:45 EDT From: John Fox Subject: Re: Darlene Love Brian Chidester writes: > 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... Yep--Those are the songs that feature the Blossoms. I'm looking for a list of stuff by Shelly Fabares, Johnny Rivers, etc.--artists of that type where Darlene and the girls are strictly back-up. A great example is Round Robin's hit (to use that term loosely), "Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann", where Darlene can clearly be heard wailing at the end, just like she did on Duane Eddy's "Guitar Man" and "Boss Guitar", billed as the Rebelettes. John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:22:51 -0400 From: Pres Subject: Robbie & The Revelations A while back when we were discussing possible selections for volume 3 of Phil's Spectre, I suggested "Bluebirds Over The Mountain" and erroneously credited Ronnie & The Revelations instead of Robbie - probably channeling Ronnie and Relatives at the time. Since then I've become more and more enamored of this recording. While not a straight ahead "homage" to Phil, it does use several "flourishes" lifted from various Spector recordings. I still stand by my suggestion that it be considered for volume 3. The flip, "Have I Stayed Away Too Long" with it's twangin' guitar is also quite a delight to my ears. I wonder what was considered the A-side when released... Is anyone familiar with this record and or act? I've a pink label promo of it (Decca 31828) and it appears to be from 1965. The production is credited to Tonto Productions and for "Have I Stayed Away Too Long" the publishing company is Tonto Music with composing credit to R. Duncan & L. Duncan. Searching Google has brought no information although it seems that all the sites that have a copy for sale have promo copies. Any help is appreciated. pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 22:42:24 -0000 From: J D Doyle Subject: Queer Girl Group Songs... Hi, Some of you know I produce a monthly radio show called Queer Music Heritage, and few of you know that years before I was a fanatical collector of Girl Group records. Put that together and it was only a matter of time before I indulged myself and dedicated a whole show to cover versions of GG songs that are lyrically gay/ lesbian. That show aired on KPFT in Houston last Monday, but I went further (as I often do) and uploaded to my site a longer version of the show. It's almost three hours and features 54 very queer cover versions from the GG era, (slipping in some covers of songs by folks like Connie Francis, Dusty, Shelley, Annette, etc.) It starts with the Fabulous Dyketones singing "She's So Fine," and goes on and on...:) Can you guess what's the GG song with the most gay cover versions? Please visit that page to download some of my madness...at http://www.QueerMusicHeritage.com/oct2005.html And thanks to David Young, for his assistance. Oh, and if any of you know of songs I've missed, please please let me know....I'm insatiable. JD Doyle jddoyle1@aol.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 03:41:09 -0000 From: JD Doyle Subject: Re: The Hearts LP Mick Patrick wrote: > On re-reading John Clemente's fab book Girl Groups, I noticed > that he lists in his discography of the Hearts an LP, "I Feel > So Good", released on the Zell's label in 1970. > Does anyone out there have a copy of the long-player? I hope > so. If so, I'd love to know the complete track list please. > Can anyone help? If not, I'll go eat worms! I hope you haven't eaten worms yet, Mick. I checked my old files and while I no longer have the album I did tape it. It was on Zells (#337), and I have a date for it listed as 1970. Some of these had also been on 45s, so in that case I listed the label info after the title. The tracks: Congratulations Honey I Feel So Good (J&S 995 and Zells 3377) Polly Wally Doodle, All Day If I Had Known (J&S 1002/1003) Don't Let Me Down (Zells 3378) A 1000 Years From Today (J&S 995 and Zells 3377) You're Gonna Need My Shoulders To Cry On There Are So Many Ways You Can Tell Someone That You Love Them (J&S 1002/1003) Do You Remember (Zells 3378) Hope that helps, JD Doyle -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 19:23:40 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Jackie D. and Bob B. David A. Young wrote: > Playing in musica currently are dueling versions of "I Shook the > World." The first, from 1963, is credited to Bob B. Soxx & the Blue > Jeans and comes from their sole LP; since it hasn't been released > on CD, I can share it with you here. Darlene sings lead (and > background); what I find curious about this and another song from > the album, "Jimmy Baby," is that they have the same backing tracks > as their co-composer Jackie DeShannon's demo versions. I've always > wondered: How is it that Phil came to produce demos for her (at > least these two)? Yes, the backing tracks are identical. I don't have the original vinyl on these, but my guess would be that the demos were arranged/produced by Jack Nitzsche (possibly Jackie as well). Does the Bob. B. Soxx record list Phil Spector as the producer? If so, perhaps Jack let him slap his name on there and Phil "produced" the new version with different lead vocals. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 06:45:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Mike Dugo Subject: 60sgaragebands.com November Updates This month we feature interviews with Bruce Clawson and Rick Morinini of the legendary Dovers, Burton Stahl of The Music Explosion ("Little Bit O' Soul"), and Danny Belsky of the Sunset Stip group The East Side Kids. We've also recently added the recollections of Brian Albano of New York's ForumQuorum to our Essays section. Check it all out at http://www.60sgaragebands.com. Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 05:32:48 EDT From: Susan Lang Subject: Beach Boys stolen memorabilia >From a Brother Records, Inc. press release, dated Oct. 27 '05: ----- Brother Records, Inc. Claims Stolen Beach Boys Memorabilia on the Block Los Angeles, CA -- The Beach Boys corporate entity, Brother Records, Inc., has notified London auction house CooperOwen that the 28 lots of memorabilia that are reported to be sold through live auction on October 27, 2005, was actually stolen from The Beach Boys. A criminal investigation has already commenced by the Los Angeles Police Department. The FBI and Interpol may also become involved in that investigation. Brother Records has made it clear that, in addition to the ongoing criminal investigation, it intends to file a civil lawsuit in the U.S. and the U.K. against CooperOwen and the individual seller of the memorabilia, as well as anyone who purchases any of the memorabilia at the auction. Contact: Edwin F. McPherson McPHERSON & KALMANSOHN, LLP 1801 Century Park East, 24th fl. Los Angeles, California 90067 phone: (310) 553-8833 fax: (310) 553-9233 emcpherson@m-klaw.com www.m-klaw.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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