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Spectropop - Digest Number 2130

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Re: Rhino Girl Group Box Set
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      3. The Hardy Boys + 3
           From: Dave Monroe 
      4. Re: Grady Chapman
           From: Gary Myers 
      5. Re: The German bigwig's wagon song
           From: Various 
      6. Youngbloods / Jerry Corbitt
           From: John Fox 
      7. Re: The Hardy Boys + 3
           From: Gary Myers 
      8. Re: New Vashti album
           From: Rob 
      9. Joyce Webb Does Detroit
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era
           From: Sandi 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:49:36 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970 Randy asks: > I wonder if any one out there on the list can direct me to a good > American compilation on CD, if one exists, of the kind of music > heard on easy listening radio-pop radio in the 1960s. Records like > "Music To Watch Girls By," Ray Conniff, "Summer of 42" theme, > "Love Is Blue," etc., mostly instrumental tracks. I'm working on > a personal project and I would love to have the original recordings > I remember. Any ideas? Richard Gagnon: > The ones I own, and that I'm very pleased with, are part of Time > Life Music/MCA's "Your Hit Parade" series. They are "'60s > instrumentals" and "'60s instrumentals take two", each containing > 24 of the easy listening gems you seek, from The Pink Panther Theme > to Classical Gas. Many of the chestnuts Clark mentions are in there. > I believe this collection was available by mail subscription or tv > offers or both, but they do turn up in used stores, at least they > do around here in Montreal. An online search yielded this, to give > you more info: and for volume two: > Hope this helps...happy hunting! The replies so far have really only touched the tip of the iceberg. And as Spectropoppers know, the tip is only the visible part. For the rest of the story I encourage EZ types to check out the Exotica mailing list. There is where they do the spectropop thing to the whole EZ/Lounge/Exotica realm. I've been there 8 years. Still enjoy it. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 23:03:47 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Rhino Girl Group Box Set Doug Richard wrote: > Just a head's up: Best Buy has the much discussed Rhino Girl > Group Box set on sale this week for 49.99. That's a real bargin. > Get it while you can! Rex Strother: > Also check out Deep Discount CD for the Rhino GG Box Set: $50.98 - > free shipping. I love Deep Discount CD (and Deep Discount DVD) for > their free shipping. (I often find they beat out CostCo on > pricing). Check it out: > You can save an additional 10% off Friday -Sunday with preferred customer coupons sent to Best Buy Credit Card Holders. Check your ail if you have the card. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 09:06:02 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: The Hardy Boys + 3 I know somebody who's interviewing one of The Hardy Boys + 3, one of the "missing" memebrs, apparently, anyone have any pertinent comments or questions? Or even information? I have the records, but am at a loss, at least off the top of my head. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 09:52:48 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Grady Chapman Me, earlier: > ... In the early '80s he was doing a bogus Coasters show ... Paul Oliverio: > "Bogus Coasters" can be defined as any Coasters singing group not > including Carl Gardner, who owns the rights to the name. Grady > Chapman sang with Bobby Nunn's Coasters. On that particular ('80's) gig, there were no actual members of any Coasters group present. Chapman, because of his having been in the Robins, was the closest connection to the Coasters. (And even *that* is a closer connection than a couple of other "Coasters" groups I've backed). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 20:30:27 +0100 From: Various Subject: Re: The German bigwig's wagon song Andrew C Jones wrote: > Sometime during the late '60s or very early '70s, when I was a > boy, I remember the CBS evening news airing a story about a > prominent German or Austrian -- a political bigwig, I think -- > who had recorded a single that was a big seller in his country, > and perhaps in other places in Europe as well. The song was > a Western-ish tune about a journey aboard a wagon (covered, I > assume). If my remembering is correct, it is Walther Scheel. He was at this time, Minister in Germany. The song is calling in German: "Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen". Hans ---------------------------------------------------------------- The song is called "Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen" ("High on top of the yellow wagon" that is) and was sung by then-chancelor Helmut Scheel. It spent 6 weeks in the German top ten in the beginning of 1974 and climbed up to number 5. I would say it's a schlager in country disguise and I still find it most embarrassing. I think it was the most successful record by a german politican so far. Hope this helps and sorry for this traumatic experience. Frank Jastfelder ---------------------------------------------------------------- We're possibly entering the deep, dark recesses of German Schlager (predominantly 1960s and 1970s homegrown pop/MOR) here... and a possible culprit for the song in question is HEINO. Try checking out his back catalogue - you will come out the other side a different person. clunk click every flip, MICHAEL CLUNKIE --------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:17:32 EST From: John Fox Subject: Youngbloods / Jerry Corbitt You Spectropop folks seem to know everything (and it only takes one of you!). My question is this: Whatever happened to Jerry Corbitt of The Youngbloods? He contributed greatly to their first 3 albums, playing lead guitar, singing some leads, and harmonizing wonderfully with Jesse Colin Young on his songs. Then he seemed to just disappear. Anyone know where he went and/or what he's doing today? Thanks, John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 21:17:41 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: The Hardy Boys + 3 Dave Monroe: > I know somebody who's interviewing one of The Hardy Boys + 3 ... > anyone have any pertinent comments or questions? Or even > information? Reed Kailing of Milwaukee's Destinations was one of the Hardy Boys, and the Destinations are covered in my book, Do You Hear That Beat. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 03:30:20 -0000 From: Rob Subject: Re: New Vashti album Phil X Milstein wrote: > Has anyone heard the (new Vashti) album? I bought LOOKAFTERING last night, and have played it 3 times already may not seem like much at first, but sinks in deep upon repeat plays. Must say I think it's even better than her first album (which is available on CD by the way, Norm). Very similar, but slightly less sing-songy....a tad more ethereal....gorgeous music. Lots of hip guest artists, but Vashti's signature sound is never compromised. Nice mastering....un-compressed. I think her lyrics are truly inspired, and luckily they're in the booklet for when you can't make them out. Really classy artist.....hope this isn't her last disc. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 20:03:14 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Joyce Webb Does Detroit Any Golden World/Ric Tic experts here? How 'bout Joyce Webb experts? I'm trying to do a little research on the couple of records she made for that family of Detroit labels (and also possibly one called J & W), between the Domino and Warner Brothers phases of her career, but there appears to be quite a lot of discographical confusion over those records, and they are rare enough that I can't easily lay hands upon them to see for myself. I'd also love to hear them. As far as I'm aware much and perhaps most (all?) of the G.W. and R.T. catalogues have become big Northern Soul favorites, and so I wonder if the J.W. releases have been reissued on any N.S. CDs. That's quite enough acronyms for one post. Thanks in advance for any help, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:08:21 +1300 From: Sandi Subject: Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era On Dec 4, WFMU's Bob Brainen will be interviewing Ken Emerson, whose most recent book "Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era" would be of interest to a few 'round these parts. I'll try to send a reminder a bit closer to the date. Sandi -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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