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Spectropop - Digest Number 2171

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New Year songs (and a new one in musica)
           From: David A Young 
      2. Re: Apache
           From: Various 
      3. Le Petit Prince: French Christmas Rag Doll "Triste Noel"
           From: Jeff 
      4. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
           From: Artie Wayne 
      5. Vinyl re-issues
           From: Frank M 
      6. Re: New Year songs (and a new one in musica)
           From: Will Stos 
      7. Happy New Year
           From: Frank 
      8. Happy New Year
           From: Jana B  
      9. Packing with Barbara Chandler.
           From: Julio Niño 
     10. Re: Barbara Chandler "A Lonely New Year"
           From: Jana B. 
     11. Re: Apache
           From: Clarke Davis 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 02:27:52 -0000 From: David A Young Subject: New Year songs (and a new one in musica) Mick Patrick: > While girly Christmas platters practically grow on trees, > New Year records do not. I can only think of a handful. I collect New Year records and have an ongoing series of cassette tapes (how quaint) compiling them, to which I continue to add each year. I began work on ninety-minute tape number 19 in 2005, so that's more than 27 hours of tunes so far. Granted, there're a lot of recordings of "Auld Lang Syne" and "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," but not so many that two versions of either song have yet to appear in a row. But Mick's right about the girlie genre being under- represented in this collection. Barbara Chandler's "A Lonely New Year" is a fabulous exception; I love her drugged-sounding vocal, which reminds me of Earl-Jean's voice. Other Spectropop-type gals (sometimes with guys) weighing in on turn-of-the-calendar issues include The Adlibs' "I Stayed Home (New Year's Eve)" (released in 1989 but recorded in vintage doo-wop style), Paul and Paula's "A New Year, A New Ring," Beverley's "Happy New Year" (featured in musica a year or two ago), Honey and the Bees' rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," and two songs called "Happy New Year Baby," one by The Sisters on Del-Fi and the other written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield and recorded back in the day first by JoAnn Campbell and then by Connie Francis. (Sedaka included his own version of the tune on his Christmas album released this year.) And there's at least one more worthy of inclusion in this discussion as well as in our prestigious listening lounge. For your end-of-year musical edification, I've played (no longer "Little" by the time of its 1967 release) Peggy March's "January First" to musica. Peggy's prospects are nowhere near as bleak as Barbara's as she heads out of the holiday season. Note that composer credit goes to one Johnny Upstairs. Sounds more like a description than a name, dunnit? Thanking Spectropoppers for a great 2005 and wishing you all a happy and fulfilling 2006, David A. Young -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 12:42:53 -0800 From: Various Subject: Re: Apache Frank M: > I think have something called Apache 65 by Davie Allan and > the Arrows ... Made #64 in BB in early '65. I did a story on Davie for Goldmine around 1980, and he and I are both on the "Devil's Angels" ST. gem ------------------------------------------------------------ I've seen several emails on this but nobody mentioned The Ventures, who probably sold the most, as the song was included on the Telstar album which was a big seller. Paul Urbahns Radcliff, KY ------------------------------------------------------------ Hello everybody! Didn't anyone mention The Ventures' version? And Brazilian instrumental group The Jet Blacks (yes, the name's from the Shadows song) recorded "Apache" circa 1963. A good vesion, but I think they had "acculturated" the Apache Indian by replacing the simple eight-to-the-bar "tom- tom-tom" with a Ravel's Bolero beat! (tom... tom-tom-tom-tom ... tom-tom-tom-tom-tom-tom-tom-tom-tom-tom...) Cheerio, Ayrton ---------------------------------------------------------- There's one more Stateside source: Time-Life, perhaps unable to license the Ingmann track at the time, put the Shadows' version of "Apache" on "Axes & Saxes: The Great Instrumentals", part of that endless "Rock N Roll Era" series. ---------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:23:02 -0000 From: Jeff Subject: Le Petit Prince: French Christmas Rag Doll "Triste Noel" It is great to hear this on Musica. I very much enjoy hearing the occasional Euro track. Did the young fella do any other tunes? Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:27:35 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! How ya'doin'? I don't want the year to end without giving out a few Spectroprops...I want to this wonderful place called Spectropop, that has shown me so much love and support, that at 64 i've started to believe in my body of work and am writing and showing my songs again. I didn't know until last week that this organisation is non-profit, run by volounteers, who do what they do for the love of 60's music. I'm instucting Allan Rinde, who looks after my catalog, to give 10% of my writers share as, of the gross mechanical income from the royalties due to me, from my entire catalog in perpetuity to Spectropop, which will begin one year from today. Although my catalog isn't worth much right now, i've discovered how to deler, i mean deliver my music by way of the internet to more people than i ever thought possible. i've never asked anything of, except from time to time listen to a song i thought they might like and want to record. last week, I spoke to Richard Perry, who I gave "You're 16" to for Ringo Starr, who I hadn't been in contact with for 10 years. after a little catching up I pitched idea of doing a Christmas album, with Rod Stewart, which he said they had already discussed. "GOOD", i said, " I have the title cut your album, a new song i wrote with toni wine, "I lose it when I Hear "White Christmas". Richard said, " I LOVE IT!!!...when i told him the title. the next day i sent him a demo, overnight, with the money i had left over from my disability check this month. I was approached off line by jana, who hasn't posted on spectropop, yet because, 'she was intimidated by people like me who seem to know so much ' I replied, "How else can you learn if you don't ask?" until i'm back on my feet, i've decide not to paint clothes or sculpt little animal heads, in favor of writing and promoting my songs. 2 days ago, i stopped sending or accepting e-mail! a combonation of exhaustion and dyslexia makes it impossible for read them anyway. when it comes down to having to choose between my music or maintaining an online relationship can ask any of my EX-wives, what decision i would probably make? so If you want to keep me contributing online Spectropop, keep your posts as interesting as they've been in the past few months, i'll jump in, when i have something to offer, and always remember, "IF LIFE IS A LOTTERY...LET'S ALL TAKE A CHANCE BUT IF LIFE IS A MONKEY...LET THAT MONKEY DANCE!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, thanks and regards, artie wayne P.S. only 2 days left to sign guest book when it will be closed to new entries, but remain on display forever. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 05:05:47 -0800 From: Frank M Subject: Vinyl re-issues Previously: > In fact that Incredible Bongo Band has been re-issued on > vinyl. Sounds mighty good too. Many years ago I used to peruse the second hand Vinyl on a stall in a bijou market in Glasgow's West End. The stall eventually became Fopp records and one of its strengths in my opinion was its commissioning of re pressings of selected vinyl albums. It also handled imports of re issued and occasionally old warehouse stock. It expanded from one shop in Glasgow to a nationwide chain. Its main bread and butter was CD's of course and it was a great source of jazz and soul compilations for a fiver. A few months ago I noted in the financial pages of the Herald that two long established members of the company had left the board. This was after some individuals with major record store retail experience had been taken on board. I had already noted that the original shop had stopped stocking vinyl. Then the City Centre store seemed to be devoting more and more space to DVD's. It's soul jazz and funk floor was re organised and the vinyl was moved to the smaller mezanine floor and plowing through the vinyl was becoming a tight squeeze for a large man like myself. My son now informs me Fopp will be getting rid of its vinyl and stocking more DVD's. One the one hand it should make for a good January sale, on the other my pleasure in dropping into a shop and maintaining a life time habit of flicking through 12" albums will be diminished. I realise of course that's what eventually happens to successful niche marketeers and maybe someone else will fill the gap but it's an end of an era for vinyl fans in Glasgow. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 14:43:38 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: New Year songs (and a new one in musica) David A Young wrote: > I collect New Year records and have an ongoing series of > cassette tapes (how quaint) compiling them, to which I > continue to add each year. I began work on ninety-minute > tape number 19 in 2005, so that's more than 27 hours of > tunes so far. Granted, there're a lot of recordings of > "Auld Lang Syne" and "What Are You Doing New Years Eve," > but not so many that two versions of either song have yet > to appear in a row. > > But Mick's right about the girlie genre being under- > represented in this collection. Did the Gems record a New Year single? The have one called something like "Happy New Love," but I thought they had recorded "Happy New Year" vocals over top of the track or does the song refer to New Year's in some way?. I'm not sure where I heard this, or if I'm just crazy. Does anyone know? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 17:37:21 +0100 From: Frank Subject: Happy New Year And the best possible new year to you too, Artie (and to everybody at Spectropop). It's just great to have someone like you with us. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:32:11 -0000 From: Jana B Subject: Happy New Year Artie, All the blessings of the New Year still going your way and to all Spectropoppers! Hope this coming year brings everyone health, happiness, love, joy and sublime magical dreams come true! Best wishes and warmest regards, Jana B. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 17:50:52 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Packing with Barbara Chandler. Hola everybody, I´m packing in a hurry, I must go to the airport. I´m going to make a quick visit to some friends in NYC for New Years Eve. But before I go I wanted to wish everybody in Spectroland a wonderful and very Happy New Year. And speaking of New Years, one of the songs recently discussed here, Barbara Chandler´s "A Lonely New Year" (which I discovered some weeks ago courtesy of David A. Young) it´s turning out to be my favorite 2005 Christmas song. I love Barbara´s narcotic voice, it sweeps me away like an authoritarian tide. I would love to listen to the other side, "I´m Going Out With The Girls". I´ve been an awful good boy this year, so maybe Santa will make my wish come true. Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:56:03 -0000 From: Jana B. Subject: Re: Barbara Chandler "A Lonely New Year" Mick Patrick wrote: > While girly Christmas platters practically grow on trees, > New Year records do not. I can only think of a handful. So > I've posted Barbara's offering to musica: > The Three Degrees had a very nice New Year's song on their first self-entitled Phil Int'l Records' LP called "Year of Decision." It had a message that touched on social and personal issues. Written by Gamble and Huff, it was first released in 1973. Jana B. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:01:30 -0800 (PST) From: Clarke Davis Subject: Re: Apache Re: All this talk about Apache.... I thought Apache by the Shadows was released in the US on Atlantic. I know subsequent releases were on that label. One of your respondents credits ABC with the release of Apache. Is that correct? I am currently doing a project spotlighting every single 45 rpm release from the year 1960 that I can get my hands on for my Internet Radio Show called "The Big Show with Clarke Davis" on In reviewing charts from all over, I don't remembering seeing Apache being very prominent. I'll have to look more closely. By the way I had the 45 of Barbara Chandler on Kapp with a very nice single but the name of it escapes me at the moment. I think it was "It Hurts to be 16" if I remember correctly. Clarke Davis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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