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Spectropop - Digest Number 510



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: TWIST UPTOWN IN STEREO - HOW VILE!
           From: Frank 
      2. Re: fake-outs
           From: Stewart Mason 
      3. Happy birthday Brian Wilson!!
           From: David Parkinson 
      4. Need info on Girl-group CD line (Sha-Boom records)
           From: Bret Wheadon 
      5. Bad fake stereo.
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      6. Fake Endings
           From: Ian Slater 
      7. More Gentrys
           From: Marc Miller 
      8. Byrds
           From: Marc Miller 
      9. Re: Need info on Girl-group CD line (Sha-Boom records)
           From: Mark Frumento 
     10. Mike Love is pathetic...
           From: Ken Levine 
     11. Re: fake-outs
           From: Phil Chapman 
     12. Re: Volume 1-10 of Girl Groups
           From: supremedream 
     13. Re: fake-outs
           From: Phil Chapman 
     14. Gino Socchio/Toulouse
           From: Don 
     15. Re: TWIST UPTOWN IN STEREO - HOW VILE!
           From: Phil Chapman 
     16. Re: Byrds
           From: Bill Reed 
     17. Spliced songs; Flying Pickets
           From: Paul Payton 
     18. SMiLE
           From: Spectropop Team 
     19. Re: Mike Love put on
           From: Mark Frumento 
     20. Re: Mike Love put on
           From: Mark Wirtz 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 20:17:45 +0200
   From: Frank 
Subject: Re: TWIST UPTOWN IN STEREO - HOW VILE!

De: james botticelli 
Objet: Spectropop - Re: TWIST UPTOWN IN STEREO - HOW VILE!

> Frank wrote:
>> Jimmy, would you care to tell us which tracks you have are Stereo,
>> I have several stereo Spector records and would like to know if
>> they are the same.

> It's on my "to do" list...sorry, best I can do at the moment
> Jimmy Botticelli - Taking The E-Z...Way Out!

I know how it is... I'll just wait. Thanks all the same,
Frank



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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 15:00:53 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: fake-outs Country Paul writes: >Re: Fake endings - the Contours caught me off-guard on the radio, too. >My favorite fake ending, although not a fade-out, is the Raindrops' >"The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget," which ends full and then picks up >with those astounding ultra-compressed drums. (Joe Meek would have been >proud.) There's also a full-stop-and-pickup fake ending on the title >track of T-Bone Burnett's "Drivin' Wheel" album (Takoma, 1981?), a >wonderfully authentic retro rockabilly track; and the Chartbusters' >energetic "She's The One" (Mutual, 1964) has a full pause, then kicks >into overdrive with an upward modulation. The first fake-ending hit I >remember is Bobby Freeman's original "Do You Wanna Dance" (Josie, c. 1958). And, of course, let's not forget the Beach Boys' "The Little Girl I Once Knew," which I nominate as the weirdest single by a major group of 1965: it's nothing *but* starts and stops, and the stops last a full five seconds each! There's a song I'd love to hear about the recording sessions for. Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 12:35:59 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Happy birthday Brian Wilson!! He's 60 today. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 12:58:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Bret Wheadon Subject: Need info on Girl-group CD line (Sha-Boom records) Hi, I've found a curious line of girl-group CD's that I've never heard of... can someone help me out with identifying the Sha-Boom label, and what kind of quality the material is? Where did these artists come from? I've only heard of a couple... THE GIRL GROUP SOUND VOLUME SEVEN - THE EARLY YEARS Sha-Boom SH107 - TRACKS: THE BLOSSOMS-I'm In Love; THE LUVS-We Kiss In The Shadows; THE LES-FEMMS-This I Swear; YVONNE VERNEE & GROUP-Your Touch; CHOLLI MATE & GROUP-Cry For Me; THE NU-LUVS-Baby You Belong To Me; BARBARA MASON & GROUP-Dedicated To You; THE SYDELLS-In The Night; THE BRIGHTONES-Rumors; THE SENSATIONS-You Made Me Love You; ROSIE & GROUP-The Time Is Near; ANITA MAY & GROUP-Tarnished Angel; THE CHALLENGERS-Honey Honey Honey; THE FOUR JEWELS-Loaded With Goodies; THE UNISONS-Loosers Seem To Know; THE DONNELS-Here Comes The Bride; THE TRI-DELLS-Baby I Love You So; THE LOVETTES-Lonely Girl; DARNELL & THE DREAMS-The Day Before Yesterday; THE APOLLOS-All Sold Out; THE DELTAIRS-Lullaby Of The Bells; THE ORLONS-Over The Mountain; HONEY & THE BEES-Please Have Mercy Baby Thanks for any help... Bret -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 20:29:23 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Bad fake stereo. > Re: Crystals Twist Uptown - Capitol's "Duophonic" fake stereo was > pretty lame, but RCA's "simulated" stereo was really gawdawful. The > delay was significantly greater, and no attempt seemed to be made > to at least re-EQ it. I used to have a couple early Elvis LP's (that were pressed in the 70's) in rechanneled stereo. listing to upbeat tracks like "I Got Stung" with the extra slapback was really nauseating. Another bad stereo effect was adding extra reverb. Reprise made the Kinks sound like they were playing in a high school gym. I remember hearing "I Need You" (one of my longtime faves) on CD without the extra reverb and thinking "somethings missing here". Imperial did some lousy rechanneling on the Hollies early albums - they even added 50's slap back to the groups STEREO masters on some tracks! The worst fake stereo job was the one Epic did to the Dave Clark 5's "Try To Hard" LP - they added something like a 7 second delay between channels - totally unlistenable. BTW some oldies stations are still playing the Duophonic versions of "I Get Around" and Peter & Gordon's "Woman". They have even popped up on various artists oldies CD's that way too. Yuck! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 21:28:48 +0100 From: Ian Slater Subject: Fake Endings On the subject of fake endings, there are two girl group classics that deserve honourable mention: I Won't Tell by Tracey Dey (Amy 912 and in the various artists "Lookin' For Boys" comp. CD and the Tracey Dey / Marcie Blane Marginal CD) and: An all-time favourite of mine - "Oh Donnie" by the Secrets (Philips 40196, and sadly never reissued so far as I know) Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:31:00 -0400 From: Marc Miller Subject: More Gentrys I'm pretty sure that Keep On Dancin" was originally released on the Youngstown label, then picked up by MGM. Stewart mentioned that it was a cover of an R&B song, which is something I didn't know, but now have to own! The guitarist, Larry Raspberry had a few solo LPs in the mid to late 70's.m I got to meet him once. Really nice guy. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:33:49 -0400 From: Marc Miller Subject: Byrds I, too, was under the impression that the Byrds didn't play on their early records - especially after seeing some clips of them playing live on TV. They were TERRIBLE! - IMHO, of course. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 19:39:32 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Need info on Girl-group CD line (Sha-Boom records) Bret Wheadon: > I've found a curious line of girl-group CD's that I've > never heard of Someone out there knows the details on the label I'm sure but I think there was 10 CDs in the set. 1-5 are classic girl group sound and 6-10 are earlier period, almost doo-wop in nature. I have volume 1-5 and really like them a lot. I think the quality is decent, though I seem to remember that they are not from master tapes. There are a bunch of songs on them that I would otherwise never find so I for one recommend the first 5. Not being a fan of earlier girl sound I can't speak for those volumes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:51:02 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: Mike Love is pathetic... He's recorded a live SMILE album. Here's the story and interview with Mike. You might want to shower after you read it. Ken http://members.tripod.com/brian67smile/mikelovesmilelive.htm -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:14:35 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: fake-outs Country Paul writes: > My favorite fake ending, although not a fade-out, is the > Raindrops' "The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget," which ends > full and then picks with those astounding ultra-compressed drums. I used to play that section over and over when I first heard it. The four bars in the middle are quite cool too! When I eventually got an opportunity to record a 70s UK version by The Flirts, not great I'm afraid, I couldn't resist sampling the drum-break and laying it in! Without getting too technical, I still wonder which compressors they used - Fairchild, Teletronics, UREI?? Anybody know? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:22:48 -0000 From: supremedream Subject: Re: Volume 1-10 of Girl Groups I have all 10 volumes of the girl group compilations. I had volume 6-10 first. It was several years before I was able to complete the set through a warehouse find at http://www.discol.com. A treasure trove of goodies....most very rare. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:40:57 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: fake-outs Stewart Mason writes: > And, of course, let's not forget the Beach Boys' "The Little > Girl I Once Knew", ..or, for that matter, the fade on "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" - I heard this when I was fourteen, the first 'sung' age in the backing vocals. I made a mental note that one day I would be off the record, and, sure enough, the day eventually came around when, no matter how loud I turned up the fade, age 33 (UK 45rpm) was the end of the line! I've heard remixes, and album versions that shorten my life, but is there a version that gets past 33? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 01:15:23 -0000 From: Don Subject: Gino Socchio/Toulouse From Vlaovic B ........ > "Gino Soccio's "Dancer". The latter I wouldn't be surprised > to find had vocals supplied by none other than Toulouse." The female vocals on the 'Outline' album which featured 'Dancer' were all performed by .. Heather Gautier : Sharon Lee Williams : Laurie Niedzielski : Julia Gilmore, and Busta Jones (who may be either male or female - I dunno but add the name anyway) I'll leave it up to you to say whether these ladies were all, or part of Toulose Don -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:49:06 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: TWIST UPTOWN IN STEREO - HOW VILE! Mick Patrick wrote: > This must be a first, Mr Chapman making a > special request for a track in (((((MONO))))). :-) Despite my never-ending quest to dissect the classics, I generally prefer to listen to the Spector stuff in mono, as intended. Possible exceptions are the Ike & Tina and Checkmates Ltd stereos, which are so luxurious. Duophonic is downright repulsive - phase-shifts are a mind warp, especially under the influence:-) So please rush me "Gee Whiz.." in mono - I agree I am over 21, and if not absolutely delighted etc etc.... Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 04:52:40 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Byrds Marc Miller wrote: > I, too, was under the impression that the Byrds didn't play on > their early records - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This might be a repost on my part - a bit of trouble yersterday with my Yahoo - but Earl Palmer played drums on some (most , all?) of Pre- Flyte. bill reed http://communities.msn.com/nickdecaro -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 02:17:01 -0400 From: Paul Payton Subject: Spliced songs; Flying Pickets Stewart Mason writes: > "Keep On Dancing" is unique in my experience: it's the only hit > song I know of that takes longer to listen to than it did to record. > According to a couple of sources I've seen, the fadeout on "Keep On > Dancing" is just the first 30 seconds or so of the song stuck onto > the end of the original minute-and-a-half-long recording to pad it > out to a more reasonable length for a single. Not the only one - I believe it was Little Richard's "Slippin' and Slidin'" (or possibly "Jenny, Jenny") about which the same thing was true some eight or ten years earlier. Recorded on tour at a radio station, they only had about 1:20 of original material, so they snipped and spliced more verses and instrumental breaks into another minute-plus for release. (If I could remember the source of this information., I'd credit it/them. Barry Hansen [Dr. Demento] was Specialty's in-house reissue maven for a while; perhaps one of our west coast correspondants could ask him.) A little later, but still soft-pop: The Flying Pickets, "Only You," was a gorgeous a capella record which I believe was a large hit in the UK - and which Dr. Demento played on his show in the US. It sure grabbed my ears. Who were they, where did they come from and go to, and did they have more hits of similar nature? Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 09:39:07 -0000 From: Spectropop Team Subject: SMiLE >Love Releases Smile Album! Judging by all the responses, and this being an item on the SMiLE Humour Page, we're safe to assume that it is a joke. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 21:22:28 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Mike Love put on > He's recorded a live SMILE album. Here's the story and interview > with Mike. Funny stuff!.... It does seem a shame that this may be how we will remember ML, though he probably deserves more credit than he gets. Poor Mike, can he save his reputation? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 10:30:08 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Mike Love put on >> He's recorded a live SMILE album. Here's the story and interview >> with Mike. Mark Frumento: > Funny stuff!.... It does seem a shame that this may be how we will > remember ML, though he probably deserves more credit than he gets. > Poor Mike, can he save his reputation? >> *** well, the whole situation is a bit like Grandpa Columbus setting sail to re-discover America (India) one more time... M;) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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