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Spectropop - Digest Number 2109

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Josephine Sunday
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Darlene Love & the Blossoms on back-ups
           From: Brian Chidester 
      3. Re: Blossoms backups
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: The Whyte Boots
           From: James Botticelli 
      5. New York Girl Group Gig!
           From: The S'pop Team 
      6. Re: Josephine Sunday
           From: James Botticelli 
      7. 2005 Carolina Beach Music Awards Show Lineup
           From: Bill Swanke 
      8. The Stepping Stones / Cupcakes
           From: James Moniz 
      9. King Guion
           From: Austin Powell 
     10. "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" in Fopp Cheap
           From: Frank M 
     11. Stolen Beach Boys Memorabilia
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     12. Re: Rhino Girl Group box set
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     13. Re: Magnificent Montague
           From: Brian 
     14. Re: Garpax Girls/Gary Paxton question
           From: John Clark 
     15. Tonight I Met An Angel
           From: Ray Otto 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 20:17:25 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Josephine Sunday MopTopMike: > I'm always pressed for time (writing a book will do that to ya!) > so I can't go digging for info whenever some query pops into my >, does any spectro-pop member have details on the > stellar, atmospheric 45rpm "Don't Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart" > by Josephine Sunday, as released on Tower in late '65? Is this > tune included on the Rhino girl group box set? It's my all time > fave girl group disc, edging out (by a hair) "It's As Easy As > 1-2-3" by Jill Gibson. Ahhh, Josephine Sunday, my favourite Ronnie Ronette lookalike! No, the track you mention is not on the Rhino Girl Group Box, but you can find the other side, "You Won't Even Know Her Name", on the CD "Girls Go Zonk!!" on RPM I agree, "Don't Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart" is totally gorgeous. It's like Barbara Lewis meets Robin Ward and the Sapphires. The song was written by Gary Paxton, by the way. I've posted it to musica: So, who has copies of Josephine's other two records? Mike, for a garage band maven, you have great taste in girl records! Tell us about your book. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 14:38:34 -0400 From: Brian Chidester Subject: Re: Darlene Love & the Blossoms on back-ups Previously on S'pop: > 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. "Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann" is one of my favorite all-time songs ... a really killer 45. And if we're throwing the Rebelettes out there, we cannot forget Duane Eddy's instro rock guitar equal, Dick Dale, who had the Darlene wail on his Capitol stomper, "King of the Surf Guitar." Brian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:11:58 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Blossoms backups 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? One could probably make a shorter list of the L.A. sessions they WEREN'T on than the ones they were! Helpfully, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 20:34:09 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Whyte Boots Previously: > Hi S'poppers, 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: > Luv, Rhoda, Page and Kathy . . . THE WHYTE BOOTS I just, not FIVE minutes ago, downloaded Nightmare (from a CD I'd purchased naturally) for my incoming I-Pod. And yes, its a helluva rekkid. I believe that almost all the Braintrust (admittedly a scant and possibly blind trust) on Spectropop know and believe that. Welcome from a long time pain in the membrane poster to Spectropop! James Botticelli/The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 22:10:10 +0100 From: The S'pop Team Subject: New York Girl Group Gig! Dear Members, To mark the release of "One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds - Lost & Found" (ie, the Rhino Girl Group Box Set), Rhino Records have organized a gig in New York. Details are: Wednesday November 2nd The Cutting Room 19 W. 24th Street New York 8.30pm $15 Featuring performances by legends: Margaret Ross Williams (Cookies, Cinderellas, etc) Maxine Brown The Toys The Goodies and more Backed by members of the Losers Lounge Band and the Uptown Horns With other girl group goddesses in attendance DJs: Bob Stanley (St Etienne) and Sheila Burgel ( More info: Flyer: Alas, some of us are thousands of miles away. Oh well. Hopefully someone will tell us all about it. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:27:41 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Josephine Sunday Mick Patrick wrote: > "Don't Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart" is totally gorgeous. > It's like Barbara Lewis meets Robin Ward and the Sapphires. Thanks for posting it to musica, Mick. Did you slip in the WCBS, NY drop-in? I noted the strong rhythm guitar had an underwater sound, which always says Vinnie Bell or Al Caiola to me. Was this a New York or Philly production? The organ was obviously swiped from "Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis but yes, it had a Sapphires sound as well. I discount L.A as its point of origin, because it just isn't slick enough. Sounds pretty indie, in fact. All in all a purty interestin' rekkid. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:57:30 -0500 (Central Standard Time) From: Bill Swanke Subject: 2005 Carolina Beach Music Awards Show Lineup 2005 Carolina Beach Music Awards Show Lineup **Artist Subject to change without notice** (May not be in order of appearance): 2005 Hall Of Fame Inductees: Clarence Carter – "Patches", "Slip Away", Strokin’", etc.. Steve Jarrell – Sons Of The Beach Willie Tee – "Teasin’ You", "Walking Up A One Way Street",etc.. Lifetime Achievement Award: Otis Pope – Tams Manager 30+ Years Joe Pope Pioneer Award: Jimmy Cavallo – 40’s & 50’s R&B Artist (Still Active) "Rock The Joint" Angel Rissoff North Tower Part Time Party Time Band Jeff Cook Willie P. Richardson Susan Trexler / Molly Askins Willie Tee Band Of OZ Attractions Gary Brown Rick Strickland Tim Cashion Coastline Band Big John Thompson & The Rhythm Brothers Sea Cruz Holiday Band Craig Woolard Band Rickey Godfrey Band Clarence Carter National Championship Shag Dance Team Willie C. See the Cafe at: Listen to the Cafe at: BLOG the Cafe at: (843)455-6689 Member of The Academy of Carolina Beach Music #1050: The National Association Rhythm& Blues Dee Jay's: The BMAI - Beach Music Association International: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 19:56:02 -0000 From: James Moniz Subject: The Stepping Stones / Cupcakes I think that, again, both artists are the Cookies in disguise. Is there anyone here at Spectropop who has the two sides by the Stepping Stones and the two sides of the Cupcaked (one, I know, is called "The Pied Piper.") I am also looking for the Daughters of Eve's "Society Child" - a nice clean copy of "Baby I Want You" by the Girls Three - and a nice clean copy of "Dirty Work" by the Flirtations. I am also still looking for "Johnny and the Juke Box" by Pearly Gates. If anyone does have these - please let me know. I do not know the titles or year of the Stepping Stones songs...the Cupcakes single was released in winter of 1965, I think. And does anyone have a software - other than goldwave - on their hardrive that can remaster songss without warping the sound? Please let me know, Thanks, James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:28:39 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: King Guion I took a look at the label of King Guion's "Stag party" on ebay. It carries a production credit for "Iver productions" which was a UK-based company. Anyone got any thoughts on that? Austin P. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:33:03 +0100 From: Frank M Subject: "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" in Fopp Cheap Please let me apologise for to my fellow Scots for underlining a mean stereotype about their legendary parsimony. Fopp Records which has branches in several UK cities is selling volume 1 of "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" for £3. (USD 5.35). I have bought several as gifts. It's the thought that counts ;) Whilst I tithe about 5% of my income to Fopp let me add a plug for their vinyl section. This week they have a selection of re issued Blue Note sixties albums without which no self respecting hipster can do without if he expects bluestocking visitors to his bachelor pad to take him seriously. At £7 (USD 12.50) per album you could decorate the wall of your rec room and maybe even stretch your musical tastes by actually listening to the albums for little cost. Commercial over and more apologies as Fopp do not do mail order. FrankM -- reflections on northern soul 24/7 tune in here: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 22:58:42 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Stolen Beach Boys Memorabilia Hot Rods! Maybe it was Little Saint "Nick". Kingsley PS BTW That's Not Me -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 03:55:13 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Rhino Girl Group box set I can't add much onto whats been said. Rhino did another outstanding job. If you're new to Spectropop and need a crash (or refresher) course on many of our favorite tracks, get this box ASAP. This could be the first USA girl group compilation that gets the attention and press this genre deserves. The mastering is appropriately bright and punchy. Some songs have been seriously pumped up with EQ (Sedina's "It Comes and Goes" - compare this version to the one on Mercury's "Growing Up Too Fast" comp) but nothing I have heard so far sounded distorted, except Tracey Dey's "I Wont Tell" - which sounds like a 45 dub. My only (little) gripe is they still used the stereo mix of Alder Ray's "Cause I Love Him", which is punchless, sorry I hate it. Can't someone find the stomping mono master of this classic? Other than that, kudos to everone who helped put this compilation together. "Makes a great christmas gift!" Billy G. 60's Jangle Radio @ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 07:57:43 -0000 From: Brian Subject: Re: Magnificent Montague previously: > Records he cut under the name "Magnificent Montague" include: > Era 1069: The Breather / Ta Ta Do Way (1958) What better reason for my second ever posting at S'pop? The indescribable "The Breather" by "The Magnificent Montague" on Eros (white label, black text) is a nutzoid girly group chant with a good Plas Johnsonesque sax solo. Flip is a lightweight calypso ditty. It ranks right up there with The Newlyweds' "The Quarrel" for pure head-scratching "Huh?!" factor. Has it been reissued anyplace? "Tweedlee Eedle Uh-uh-uhm..." - Brian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:22:19 +0100 (BST) From: John Clark Subject: Re: Garpax Girls/Gary Paxton question Will Stos wrote: > 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? The Mary Saxton you can hear on John Manship's rarest of the rare gallery, page 40. Only came out in Canada on 45, also on her album. 45 is mega rare - £2000+. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 01:28:33 -0000 From: Ray Otto Subject: Tonight I Met An Angel This is a real shot in the dark, but I'm wondering if anyone knows what male group, besides the Tokens, recorded "Tonight I Met An Angel"??? I know the Tokens and the Chiffons recorded versions of this song, but I distinctly remember another group...a male group, also recorded the song sometime in the sixties. I know it exists's not a figment of my imagination. Anyone? Anyone? Ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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