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Spectropop - Digest Number 2120



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There are 6 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Linda Carr
           From: Simon White 
      2. Re: Bettye LaVette ( & Carol Fran)
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: Larry Weiss hunting
           From: Simon White 
      4. Re: New Record Featuring Brian Wilson Coming out This Week, Possibly on TV 11/14
           From: Jens Koch 
      5. NY Girl Group Concert Pics
           From: Brian Ferrari 
      6. British Charts of the sixties
           From: Framk M 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 22:16:38 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Linda Carr Frank M wrote: > Linda Carr reached #15 in the UK charts of 1975 with "High Wire". > The following year she (and the Funky Boys) reached #36 with "I > sold my soul for rock'n'roll". I didn't know that was Linda Carr. The flip of the Funky Boys 45 is rather better than the topside. Linda doesn't use her usual vocal style on either side though. Her other Chelsea sides (at least one album) don't match "Highwire", which is good Pop/Soul. Incidentally, M Peoples 90's hit record "One Night In Heaven" uses the hook from "Highwire" rather heavily. And I have a record by Geraldine Hunt which I'm sure features Lindas' distinctive voice although she's not credited on the sleevenotes to the album. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 19:15:31 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Bettye LaVette ( & Carol Fran) Bill George on Bettye Lavette: > Love it. More please! Are any of her early recordings on CD? Indeed they are. Might I recommend "Bluesoul Belles: The Complete Calla, Port and Roulette Recordings of Betty Lavette and Carol Fran", first released on the Westside label and recently re-issued on EMI. The CD contains 8 tracks by Lavette (including the legendary "Let Me Down Easy") and 16 by the criminally under-rated Fran. The booklet contains full biogs of both ladies written by my partner in crime Malcolm Baumgart (Betty) and myself (Carol), but please don't allow that to put you off. Dear Kingsley is a fan of this CD, but more on the strength of the Carol Fran tracks. Find more information here: http://tinyurl.com/cfbdm Other Betty(e) Lavette CDs are available (as they say). Find all or most of them @ Amazon. The one entitled "Souvenirs" is fan-tas-tic. She also features on scads of various artist compilations, but to list those would call for more dedication than even I can muster. Anyone else? As it happens, some chums and I are off to see Bettye perform live on Wednesday. I saw her for the first time at the Union Chapel in Islington a few years ago. She was fabulous. Join us, why not? I'll stand you a drink. Find more info here: http://www.bushhallmusic.co.uk/HTML/moreinfobettyelavette.htm Bettye has a website, btw: http://www.bettyelavette.com/html/news.html Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 22:20:04 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Larry Weiss hunting Skip Woolwine > Weird. I today just saw Larry Weiss outside the Starbucks at Belle > Meade Plaza, and a few weeks ago at Bread & Company at Westgate. Ed Salamon: > Careful, he'll think we S'poppers are stalking him! (smile) I think > I told you that I believe I've worn out his patience with my > questions about his 60's music. Meanwhile, I'm trying to get our > buddy Bucky to respond on ther board to the Ronnie and the Daytonas > thread. I'm going to be in Nashville for 36 hours in a few weeks. Can we have a description of Larry just in case I mistakenly ask him directions? Simon White -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 01:33:18 +0100 From: Jens Koch Subject: Re: New Record Featuring Brian Wilson Coming out This Week, Possibly on TV 11/14 Regina Litman: > OK, some of you already know that I have a fixation on that > Diamond guy. I know that some of you are also interested in > Brian Wilson. Brian Wilson also has a new record coming out; well in fact he has two. One is his Christmas album which he has been speaking about ever since finishing Smile. I believe it is already out in the US, though it isn't in Europe. The other was less expected, but is his single: "Walking Down the Path of Life" b/w a new/another version of "Love and Mercy". You can buy the CD for either $10 or $50 at his website. If you buy the latter it'll be personally signed by the artist. Either way the purchase will contribute to the Katrina fund. You can buy it at http://www.brianwilson.com Jens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 02:31:46 EST From: Brian Ferrari Subject: NY Girl Group Concert Pics Hello List - I have created a folder in the Photos section called "Girl Group Concert Nov. 5 2005" and uploaded a few pics. If anyone would like to ad their pics, please do. Sorry the concert shots are so dark. I hope you enjoy them, though. Can anyone who was there tell me who the two ladies were at the right side of the stage (stage left)? They came on for the finale and again to sing "Tell Him" with The Exciters' Lillian Walker's. One was a white woman with curly shag hair and the other was a tall African-American woman (I could only see her in profile from where I was standing). The lineup for the "Lillian Exciters" pic is: (left to right) Lillian Walker, Barbara Harris, Margaret Ross Williams and mystery lady #1. The lineup for the Finale pic is: (left to right) The lead singer of the Goodies, La La Brooks, Margaret Ross Williams, Barbara Parritt, Barbara Harris, Toni Wine, Lillian Walker, and mystery lady #2. It was great to see Mick Patrick and a few other familiar S'poppers. Sorry I don't know more of you by sight! Enjoy the pics - Brian Ferrari -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 00:43:46 -0800 From: Framk M Subject: British Charts of the sixties I have made the occasional contribution on where in the UK charts a particular record has reached. I usually take it from the Guinness book of hit singles which uses the Record Retailer (Music week) charts. Although a trade magazine it was not regarded as a particularly accurate list. What record buyers usually went by was the BBC Pick Of The Pops top twenty . The BBC made their chart up by combining and averaging the chart listings of the popular music press (NME. Disc and Melody Maker) and Record Retailer . I do not know if the BBC has copies of these charts and to my knowledge no one has reconstructed them. However someone has taken the the most read pop paper of the sixties The New Musical Express and transferred its chart info into a database. Thus it can be searched. http://www.iwasateenagechartfreak.com/ Some words of caution: all of the charts were supposedly based on sales but it did not take many purchases to get into the fifty so i would echo the opinion of others better informed that the top twenty of any week is probably an accurate measure of popularity whilst outside of that, the chart was open to manipulation. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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