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Spectropop - Digest Number 2188



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There are 8 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Recent + old books
           From: Steve 
      2. "Nothing Matters But You"
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      3. Re: Jean Thomas
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. The Montanas
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      5. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 
      6. Re: The Montanas
           From: James Botticelli 
      7. "It's In His Kiss"
           From: Peter Lerner 
      8. Re: "It's In His Kiss"
           From: Mick Patrick 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 21:04:34 +0100 From: Steve Subject: Recent + old books I don't know if it has been already mentioned (prob. I've missed it), but the following two books (one upcoming Aug. 2006) might be of interest to Spectropop'pers: Burt Bacharach & Hal David : What the World Needs Now (Paperback) by Robin Platts Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc (December 1, 2002) Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life And Times of Doc Pomus (Hardcover) by Peter Guralnick (Foreword), Alex Halberstadt Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Perseus Books Group (August 30, 2006) Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 18:49:38 -0500 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: "Nothing Matters But You" Julio Nino wrote about an Everly Brothers song he just discovered: > "Nothing Matters But You", a very touching and beautiful ballad, > composed by Geld and Udell and recorded in 1965. I would love > if someone (maybe Frank) could tell me something about this > recording and if there are any other versions of it. The version I am familiar with is by Brian Hyland on ABC 10494. >From 1963, I believe. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 19:39:58 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Jean Thomas Ken on the Candy Girls: > Could Jean (Thomas) have been involved? Me: > I don't see why not - her husband, Charles Fox, arranged > and conducted their records. Martin: > I'd read that Jean was married to a 'Fox'. However, it > isn't Charles but Ray that Jean has apparently been > blissfully married to for coming up to 40 years! Thanks for the correction Martin. That'll teach me not to consult John Clemente's book before writing about Jean. Charles Fox was a colleague of Bob Crewe. I put two and two together and made five. Incidentally, copies of John's book are available at Amazon for as little as $2.48. Every girl group fan's home should have one: http://tinyurl.com/b3oyc Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 15:06:14 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: The Montanas Randy: > However, I decided to pick up the Montanas version as a > single, and lo and behold-that was it! What made it was > the b-side ("Anyone There") was even better, which I also > remember playing a lot. So, then found out there was a cd > comp of these guys, just got that, and there's a number > of really good tracks on that. Soft pop with some pysch- > lite edges, produced mainly by Tony Hatch. Great stuff. Randy, I have that Montanas comp and it is real good. The hit song "You Gotta Be Loved" is not in stereo. It can be found in stereo on Bob Stroud's Rock N Roll Roots Vol. 5 or Dick Bartley Presents Collectors Essentials The 60s. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 22:50:54 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update The original is best! Well, that's what I was brought up to believe. Make your own mind up by listening to the Record of the Week, Merry Clayton's "It's In His Kiss" (Capitol 4984), now playing on the Home page: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm The first recording of "It's In His Kiss" (aka "The Shoop Shoop Song") is the final track to promote the "Produced Ron Barrett, arranged Jack Nitzsche" feature: http://www.spectropop.com/RonBarrett/index.htm Al Hazan contributed two of my favourite features on the site, Early Days and AH & JN's ROTW. I've re-presented these, penned an introduction, compiled a discography and collated the pages as a "Produced Al Hazan, arranged Jack Nitzsche" feature. As an incentive to have a browse, the record labels featured on the top left of the five pages are linked to the music of the tracks. All these and most of Al Hazan's recordings, including those with Jack Nitzsche, can be heard on Al's own site, links available at: http://www.spectropop.com/AlHazan/index.htm Joining Ron Barrett, Al Hazan and Terry Melcher on the Producers page shortly are Lee Hazlewood ("About time!" I hear you cry) and Marty Cooper ("Who's he?" I hear many mumble). The next ROTW will be the first from a selection of the many Marty Cooper and Jack Nitzsche recordings. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:35:00 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Montanas Bill Mulvy wrote: > Randy, I have that Montanas comp and it is real good. The > hit song "You Gotta Be Loved" is not in stereo. It can be > found in stereo on Bob Stroud's Rock N Roll Roots Vol. 5 or > Dick Bartley Presents Collectors Essentials The 60s. Also on the 'worth picking up' "Call Me: The Songs of Tony Hatch" double CD, as recommended by Mike Edwards: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2003.htm#TonyHatch JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:21:38 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: "It's In His Kiss" Martin declared: > The original is best! Well, that's what I was brought up > to believe. Make your own mind up by listening to the > Record of the Week, Merry Clayton's "It's In His Kiss" > (Capitol 4984), now playing on the Home page: > http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Well, I'm amazed, as I have spent the last forty-something years of my life believing that Ramona King's version on Warner Brothers is the original. Who can tell us for definite? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:45:01 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: "It's In His Kiss" Martin: > The original is best! Well, that's what I was brought up > to believe. Make your own mind up by listening to the > Record of the Week, Merry Clayton's "It's In His Kiss" > (Capitol 4984), now playing on the Home page: > http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Peter: > Well, I'm amazed, as I have spent the last forty-something > years of my life believing that Ramona King's version on > Warner Brothers is the original. Who can tell us for > definite? Martin is correct. Merry Clayton's version of "It's In His Kiss" (Capitol 4984) was released in 1963. Next came Ramona King's (Warner Bros 5416) early the following year. Betty Everett's hit rendition (Vee Jay 585) was the third to be issued. It's hard to choose a favourite. Aretha Franklin live on Shindig! takes some beating. Read more about the Merry Clayton version in the words of producer Ron Barrett here: http://www.spectropop.com/RonBarrett/RonBarrett2.htm Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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