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Spectropop - Digest Number 2157

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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Orphelia McFall / Ophelia McCall
           From: Hans Huss 
      2. Re: Diane Ray
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      3. The Everly Brothers
           From: S'pop Projects 
      4. Re: Shy Guys
           From: Margaret G. Still 
      5. Happy Holidays
           From: Larry Lapka 
      6. Re: Diane Ray / Betty McQuade
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      7. Re: Shy Guys
           From: Roberto Lanterna 
      8. Re: The Everly Brothers
           From: Peter Lerner 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 01:09:12 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Orphelia McFall / Ophelia McCall For those with an interest in these things, I've posted a scan of Orphelia McFall's 'He's Never There' on Concert Room to the Photos Section. If nothing else, it will illustrate the problems of spelling Jack Nitzsche's name correctly. Enjoy! Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 10:00:26 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: Diane Ray Ronnie Allen wrote: > I've been able to find very little information about Diane > Ray, however, other than the fact that she was born in > Gastonia, North Carolina in 1942. It might surprise you all to learn that some Australians have long believed Diane Ray to be an Aussie. Brent James, in his liner notes to the Australian surf collection "Surf's Up" (Columbia/Sony Australia, 1993), characterises her this way: "Diane Ray, who went overseas to record for Mercury Records, ended up becoming another one hit wonder with the bright and cheery bubblegummish 'Please Don't Talk To The Lifegauard'." (To go "overseas" means to leave Australia, our country being surrounded by water. Or "girt by sea", as our national anthem puts it.) Brent's concluding sentence is of interest to me, because it places her almost in my neighbourhood (well, within 100km or so): "By the way, Diane Ray was last heard of living near Ipswich in Queensland." Perhaps if that is correct, and Diane did emigrate to Oz, this gave rise to the belief that she started out here? Or was the biographical detail about North Carolina a red herring? Lyn in Queensland (a state of) Australia -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 00:53:23 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers' decade with Warner Brothers Records (1960 to '70) was once the most neglected back catalog of the Spectropop era. Suddenly, we are overwhelmed with thoughtful, draconian accounts of this fertile Everly period. Aside from Euro-Warners' ongoing series of twofer reissues of the Bros' original WB LPs, each loaded with rare bonus tracks, and Collector's Choice's unimaginative single-disc sets, Bear Family in Germany has just birthed a seven-disc boxed set, "The Price Of Fame". In addition, Varese Vintage has swiftly coughed up "Too Good To Be True" and "Give Me A Future", two amazing discs of Everlys songwriting demos from the '50s to the '70s. From famine to feast, so suddenly: it's almost too much to take in! Let's concentrate on "From Nashville To Hollywood", the first in a series that will gather non-LP tracks, alternate versions, and outright-unissued material from the WB period. Frank Young's review of "From Nashville To Hollywood" (a CD literally loaded with rare tracks, many of them from the pens of such Spectropop exemplars as Carole King, Jack Keller and Gerry Goffin) is the latest addition to the S'pop section. Check it out here: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 03:37:52 -0000 From: Margaret G. Still Subject: Re: Shy Guys Julio Niño wrote: > ... but I could cite a bunch of real similar situations in > which the shy guys resulted not to be so shy in other > circunstances. And talking about "shy guys", precisely these > last days I´ve been trying to collect songs about girls > complaining about their too shy and not enough affective > beloved ones. I would love to make an special chapter about > the subject in my i-pod. Connie Stevens & Edd Byrnes' "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" Shelley Fabares "Johnny Angel". And not a girl, but how about: Lou Christie - Roulette 4527 "Shy Boy"? Best, Margaret G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 13:44:52 -0000 From: Larry Lapka Subject: Happy Holidays Happy holidays to all. Spectropop is one of my favorite sites to visit, because it's almost as if each day is a holiday. I get gifts of information and music that I wouldn't know a thing about if I wasn't a member. I thank everybody here for that. It's great fun 365 days a year. In my neck of the woods, I have done something a little different with my previously inactive Theme With No Name and Music Rewind Yahoo Groups. I have gone against the grain with some other groups, and have posted a bushel of Hanukkah (and related) songs by a number of artists, including Frank Zappa, Chubby Checker, Tom Lehrer and Kinky Friedman. If you are a member of these groups, you have been notified about their availability. If not, please visit these sites. Also, please give me some comments (both positive and negative are welcome) about these tunes. I think we get so caught up in the season that we forget that it's not just the Christmas season--especially this year when the first night of Hanukkah is actually on the evening of December 25. The addresses are: Thanks. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 22:31:55 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: Diane Ray / Betty McQuade Lyn Nuttall wrote: > It might surprise you all to learn that some Australians have > long believed Diane Ray to be an Aussie. Maybe this could explain Diane's emphemeral USA recording career in spite of an album release-she wanted to go home...? Do you know what happened to the great Betty McQuade? Mark M -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 05:20:39 -0800 (PST) From: Roberto Lanterna Subject: Re: Shy Guys Julio Niño wrote: > And talking about "shy guys", precisely these last days I´ve > been trying to collect songs about girls complaining about > their too shy and not enough affective beloved ones. I would > love to make an special chapter about the subject in my i-pod. > Apart from some tracks mentioned before, I thought of "Shy > Guy" by the Charmers, "Can´t He Take A Hint?" by Kenni Woods, > Joanie Sommers´ "Johnny Get Angry", "Why Don´t You Love Me" > by Teri Thorton or "He Don´t Love Me" by Shelly Fabares, > (apart from a couple of great Spanish yeyé girls tracks). I > would love if someone could take the time of adding some more > songs to this little list. Hi Julio, "Renato" by Mina (1962) has exactly that kind of lyrics. You sure know Mina, but if you don't have this song (a nice fast number, you could call it yeyè), write me back and I'll send you an mp3. Ciao, Roberto -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:05:09 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: The Everly Brothers I enjoyed Frank Young's review of the Everlys: and their harmonies never fail to impress me! Don and Phil only ever, to my knowledge, attempted one Jackie DeShannon composition although their families hail from nearby locations in Kentucky, and both the Everlys and Jackie did supreme covers of John Prine's "Paradise", all about that State, in the 1970s. The DeShannon song which the Everlys recorded was "Baby bye - oh", and on a bootlegged LP which came out sometime in the 80s, I have their attempt at the song, which broke up in fits of laughter. Does anyone know if the brothers recorded a "proper" version of the song, and is it available on any legitimate release? Thanks Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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