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Spectropop - Digest Number 505

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Hairspray
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      2. Re: Lee Hazlewood
           From: Will George 
      3. Re: Nichols/Williams songs
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      4. Bernadette Peters & Death songs
           From: Will George 
      5. Re: Jack Gold
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Re: The Poppy Family
           From: Will George 
      7. Roy Orbison and Fred Foster's "Monumental" Sound.
           From: Doug Morris 
      8. Re: Chan Clan
           From: Will George 
      9. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Norman 
     10. Linda Scott
           From: Don Charles 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 18:23:20 EDT
   From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
Subject: Hairspray

> Can't wait to see Hairspray on Broadway. Hell, I want to be IN it!

I wanna be in it too-! 
I know - Let's lie and say we're going to the library to study!

I do a MEAN Madison...

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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:12:43 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood finalrinse writes: >Which old timers would you most like to hear from in this film? I sure would love to get the inside story on his work with Ann-Margret. Both from hers and from his perspective. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:19:53 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Nichols/Williams songs > PS - Any chance of hearing the Andy & David Williams track > in musica? They must have been little kids back in 1972. > They can't be too much older than me. Will, I'll post the Andy & David Williams track when some space clears in musica. I also have a 1972 45 by The Williams Brothers (Andy Sr.'s brothers) on Barnaby - a nice cover of The Deep Six 1965 single "Rising Sun" (Saw-Man 001). Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:18:29 EDT From: Will George Subject: Bernadette Peters & Death songs No, Bernadette Peters (Spectropop reference #1) never recorded a death song as far as I know. But she did just do a film for Showtime called "Bobby's Girl" (Spectropop reference #2), where she plays a lesbian who "inherits" her partner's 10-year-old nephew. In the film, her gay brother sings and dances to Joey Geddes' old death song hit (Spectropop reference #3) "Run Joey Run". Anyway, it all reminded my of this place. It was a good movie, if anyone gets a chance to see it. Rachel Ward plays her partner, and boy does she look different than the last time I saw her! Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 20:07:38 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Jack Gold Speaking of Jack Gold, he put out a version of the song "Summer Symphony" (under the name the Jack Gold Sound), which Lesley Gore also did. Does anyone know if he recorded any other singles? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:26:37 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: The Poppy Family I really like the Poppy Family. For years, I only knew them from "Which Way You Goin Billy" (and it's great b-side Endless Sleep). Then several years ago I found a few singles, and finally the CD compilation "A Good Thing Lost." I originally thought of them as the Canadian Carpenters, but they are really much more progressive than that. The production was complex, the songs folky and psychedelic at the same time, and the vocals heavenly. I recently won their first LP on ebay, but have been outbid on the others. I have one Susan Jacks LP, Ghosts, from 1980. It is pretty but not very substantial. I haven't heard her other solo LPs. And of course Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun" is a classic. (Does that qualify as a death song?) Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 19:05:57 -0700 From: Doug Morris Subject: Roy Orbison and Fred Foster's "Monumental" Sound. The sound that Fred Foster produced for Roy Orbison's hits never ceases to amaze me. I think they truly rival Spector's best in terms of operatic grandeur and rock feel. Does anyone in the group know whether Foster produced anything else for any other artists that achieved that kind of pop majesty? Or was it just Roy that brought the best out of him? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 22:40:41 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Chan Clan Laura Pinto writes: >Meantime, I'll content myself with watching the Chan Clan videos I >acquired via Ebay last year. Second- or third-generation copy and >not the best quality, but at least the songs are listenable! The Boomerang cable TV channel is running this cartoon now. You might be able to get some better copies made. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 21:56:22 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams Re: Jeffrey Glenn mentioning David and Andrew Williams I was talking to my younger sister today. She had a giant pin-up of the Williams Twins on her wall when she was 12 or 13. I asked her how did she come across them. She seemed to think it was through a David Cassidy TV Special. Being in Australia I don't think they would have been pushed much over here, after all we did have home grown kinder such as Jamie Redfern as well as the Ormsby Brothers. I told her I would probably get them mixed up with the Nelson Twins as I have never heard both duo sing. Now for the sad part of this story. I still have my sister's poster in my pop repository! Whilst thinking of this Kinderpop stuff let's have a few threads on The Cowsills, Tony De Franco and the like. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 19:53:41 +0000 From: Don Charles Subject: Linda Scott Does anyone out there have producer/arranger information about Linda Scott's version of the Mann/Spector/Weil tune "You Baby"? I believe the single was issued on Kapp Records . . . Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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