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Spectropop - Digest Number 518

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 22 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Liquid Room
           From: David Ponak 
      2. Spector tale
           From: John Rausch 
      3. The Gospellers
           From: Bill Reed 
      4. Stereo Beatles
           From: Alan Gordon 
      5. Flirtations for Wil
           From: John 
      6. sad news
           From: Alan Gordon 
      7. Mina, Love, radio, Who, and Marsha Brody
           From: Country Paul 
      8. More Beatles
           From: Alan Gordon 
      9. John Entwistle r.i.p.
           From: Richard hattersley 
     10. the Beatles and the GGs
           From: Patrick Rands 
     11. Marsha Brody
           From: Simon White 
     12. Re: sad news
           From: james botticelli 
     13. Mix Tape
           From: Matt G 
     14. Soda Pop by Marsha (Not Eve Plumb!) Brody
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     15. Gary Zekley/Clydie King
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     16. The McKinleys
           From: Ian Chapman 
     17. Beatles-inspired girls
           From: Ian Chapman 
     18. Re: Mix Tape
           From: Mark Frumento 
     19. Re: Soda Pop by Marsha (Not Eve Plumb!) Brody
           From: james botticelli 
     20. Need some perspective
           From: Justin McDevitt 
     21. Re: Mix Tape
           From: james botticelli 
     22. Re: Capitol, from M Wirtz/New Voice Mysteries
           From: Billy Spradlin 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:56:33 -0400
   From: David Ponak 
Subject: The Liquid Room

The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs 
every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK 
Los Angeles, as well as streaming at 

This Friday, June 28th, Dougee Dimensional of Liquid Room staples 
The Gentle People will be DJing here in Los Angeles.
Here's the scoop:

Friday, June 26 (and every FRIDAY) 10pm-2am, FREE!
@ Alto Palato - 755 N. La Cienega @ Waring
(Betw. Melrose & Santa Monica on the west side of the street)
RSVP to to insure easy entry...

The Liquid Room 6/23/02

I paid special tribute to the 60th birthday of Mr. Brian Wilson 
on June 20 with 3 special sets.

1.The Association/Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2.The Ray Makers/Moonflower
Moonflower EP (Transistor)

3.Tom Jones/Promise Her Anything
The Burt Bacharach Collection (Rhino)

4.The Shins/Know Your Onion
Know Your Onion EP (Sub-Pop)

BW B-day set #1:

5.Beach Boys/Breakaway (Alternate Vers.)
Hawthorne California (Capitol)

6.Beach Boys/Solar System
Love You (Reprise)

7.Beach Boys/We'll Run Away
All Summer Long (Capitol)

8.Brian Wilson/Marketplace
Landy Locked (Geritol)

9.Beach Boys/Wind Chimes (Smile Version)
25 Years Of Good Vibrations (Capitol)

10.Beach Boys/Heroes & Villians 
The Lei'd In Hawaii Rehearsals (Vigotone)

11.They Might Be Giants/Where Do They Make Balloons
No! (Rounder)

12.Julie Driscoll/Leaving It All Behind
1969 (One-Way)

13.Hooper/Milkee Lychee (???)

14.The Mamas & The Papas/Shooting Star
People Like Us (MCA)

15.David Bowie/Slip Away
Heathen (Sony)

16.Harpers Bizarre/The Biggest Night Of Her Life
Anything Goes (Sundazed)

17.Jaymz Bee And The Deep Lounge Coalition/Who Let The Dogs Out
Sub-Urban (Oglio)

18.John Zorn & Marc Ribot/Shaolin Bossa
Shaolin Ulysses: Kung Fu Monks In America (soundtrack) (unreleased)

BW B-Day set #2:

19.Beach Boys/Busy Doin' Nothing
Friends (Capitol)

20.Beach Boys/She's Got Rhythm
M.I.U. (Reprise)

21.Beach Boys/Kiss Me Baby
Today (Capitol)

22.Beach Boys/Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Pet Sounds (Capitol)

23.Beach Boys/Surf's Up
Surf's Up (Reprise)

24.Jack Jones/Light My Fire
Where Is Love (RCA)

25.The Flaming Lips/One More Robot (Symphony 3000-21)
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (WB)

26.The Electric Prunes/General Confessional
Release Of An Oath (Reprise)

27.Beachwood Sparks/Ghost Dance 1492
Make The Cowboy Robots Cry (Sub-Pop)

28.Mum/Don't Be Afraid
Finally We Are No One (Fat Cat)

29.Quincy Jones w/the Morgan Ames Singers/Maybe Tomorrow
Resort+Music: Mediterranian Sea (Universal-Japan) (Thank you Kumi)

30.Papa Byrd/Pure Imagination
The Many Moods Of... (Transistor)

31.A Lonely Summer/Mieko Hirota
Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)

32.The Zodiac/Cancer
Cosmic Sounds Of The Zodiac (Elektra)

33.Stereo Total/L'Amour A 3
Musique Automatique (Bobsled)

34.It's My Party/Dusty
Can I Get To Know You Better (Mister Cat)

35.The Cyrkle/Squeeze Play
The Minx (soundtrack) (Flying Dutchman)

BW B-day set #3:

36.Beach Boys/Wonderful (Smile vers.)
25 Years Of Good Vibrations (Capitol)

37.Beach Boys/Mona
Love You (Reprise)

38.Beach Boys/Surfer Girl 
Lost & Found (DCC)

39.Beach Boys/Matchpoint Of Our Love
M.I.U. (Reprise)

40.Beach Boys/The Lonely Sea
Surfin' U.S.A. (Capitol)

41.Brian Wilson/Love And Mercy
Live At The Roxy (Oglio)

42.Scott Walker/Only Myself To Blame
The World Is Not Enough (soundtrack) (MCA)

43.Hem/Lazy Eye
Rabbit Songs (Bar/None)

44.Boards Of Canada/Down Chorus
Geogaddi (Warp)

45.Roudoudou/Just A Place In The Sun
Just A Place In The Sun (Virgin-France)

46.Dengue Fever/Glass Of Wine (demo CD)

47.The Cryan Shames/Greenberg, Glickstein, David Smith & Jones
Synthesis (Sundazed)

48.Pink Martini/Song Of The Black Lizard
Lounge Story (Naive)

49.Marc Eric/California Home
A Midsummer's Day Dream (Revue)

50.The Ray Makers/What Would You Like To Play (Ursula 1000 Remix)
Moonflower EP (Transistor)

51.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Moving On
Someday Man (Reprise)

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:28:18 -0400 From: John Rausch Subject: Spector tale Hi all A friend has sent me a link to an amusing interview/story type audio file on the Phil Spector recording story of "River Deep Mountain High". I had to update my Real player before I could get the audio. John Rausch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:01:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Bill Reed Subject: The Gospellers In case anyone cares (LOL) my attention has been grabbed and subsequently throttled as of late by the current top j-pop group in Japan, The Gospellers. For quite some time now I have been aware of their popularity but assumed they were just another pretty boy band group in the vein of Smap or Tokio. But a friend of mine in Japan whose judgement I trust recommended them highly, and so I took a listen to some downloaded tracks from the web. . .and I was astonished at how good they are. Essentially they are an acappella group, five Japanese men in their mid-twenties, with some elements of electronics and percussion added. There is a degree to which they DO pander to teen tastes, with very slight elements of rap and hip hop dropped into the mix. Also I caught them on the weekly Japanese veriety show, Music Fair, the other night, and they also have all the boy band moves down pat. But the music is another matter! The Gospllers are simply all over the map stylistically; and in fact, The Stylistics are the group they most remind me of in terms of their basic harmonies. And they do so sing some "Lonely Black Man" type songs reminiscent of the Manhattans, Stylistics, et al. But this is far from being just another decent retro Doo-Wop group like the Nylons. Even though they have not trafficked in jazz (yet!) I find the Gospellers far more interesting than the Manhattan Transfer It is heartening to know that one of the most popular music groups in the world today, is actually making first rate music. Their biggest single yet, the ballad "Promise," is entirely without instrumentation and surely must be rank as one of the most beautiful examples of vocal harmonization in a long while. The much more modern Gospellers are not at all like The Persuasions, but are certainly, even at their relatively tender ages, in the same league artistically as that venerated US group. (In fact, the Persuasions are not really that old-fashioned, as you might agree if you take a listen to their recent wonderful "Persuasions Sing Frank Zappa" CD.) Because I travel to and work in Japan, I am able to get around some of the language and cultural barriers that block much of the fine music being recorded and performed there nowadays from crossing over to US popularity. The tension between the relative richness of the current pop music scene in that nation(Tatsuro Yamashita, Eiichi Ohtaki, Motorharu Sano, Qypthone, Pizzacatto Five, Love Psychedelico, Takahashi Mariko, etc etc) and its lack of penetration into the west is great indeed! I checked on the net and there are probably more than a thousand pages devoted to The Gospellers. Not a one in English, though. Just like the US, the Japanese have more than their fair share of musical garbage littered about their pop music charts. Especially the dozens of replicate groups cranked out with Frankensteinian regularity by producer Tetsuya Komuo. Unlike the US and environs, though, music of genuine artistry does manage to break through there from time to time. Apparently, there is even a degree of historical curiosity on the part of Japanese listeners; i.e., there was a recent chart hit there by the long-disbanded group, Folk Crusaders, when a long-supressed single of thiers, more than forty-years-old, Imogen Gawa, was released a few months back. I really can't think of any musical phenomenon in the past few years in Japan that has piqued my interest quite as much as the breakthrough of the Gospellers. They are packaged as a group, superficially, like just another boy band. TGOD, no nose rings, but the de riguer hennaed and/or braided hair, etc. is all in place. But just open your ears and listen and you'll most likely be disabused of the Japanese Idol Singer notion in no time flat. When I first heard of the Gospellers I assumed from their name that they had mistakenly appropriated it from the English language as a way of connoting black music. But in fact, I looked the word up and its meaning is drawn from 14th century Christianity and refers to a group of anti-papist rebels of the era, to white, ones who kick over the traces. How terribly erudite (and self-perceptive) of the Gospellers to call themselves that! The name certain fits this rebellious fivesome, who are, shaking up the Japanese music scene like no one has managed to do in that country since the coming of the group YMO in the 1970s. As is ususally the case with Japanese imports, the prices for their nine CD's are just way too prohibitive for consummption on US shores at the present time, but I predict that even though they do not sing much in English, it won't be long before some hip label picks The Gospllers up for distribution in the West. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:25:06 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Stereo Beatles Jake wrote: > One thing that has always got my goat is - when are EMI (or > whoever it is nowadays) going to release the Beatles catalogue > in mono? Those records patently DO NOT WORK IN STEREO. Hi Jake: i guess this was already dealt with, but... i always liked having both the stereo and the mono versions of the beatles stuff. you can hear cool different stuff with headphones. i'm hoping that capitol blesses the rumours and releases "remixed" and remastered versions of the early beatles albums. the remastered "yellow sub" album has fantastic imaging because of the remixes. "hey bulldog" is incredibly clear... but, of course, admittedly, the muffled original is the real thing. and george martin says the beatles were there for most of the mono mixes thru sgt. pepper, but never the stereo... even on pepper... al babe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 04:59:51 -0000 From: John Subject: Flirtations for Wil I purchased the Flirtations through either or Both carry the harder to find girl groups. The flirtations cd has 19 songs. It appears this was recorded in England, as they were apparently bigger in the UK than the US. The liner notes are pretty good and there are several pictures of the girls. The label is Marginal Records. It appears this was released in 1995. Hopefully one of the above mentioned sites still has them. Let me recommend The Teardrops, a Cincinnati girl group from the 60's on Saxony records. It, too, can be purchased at the web sites above. If you're a true girl group fan, you gotta have this one. Great harmony. A real 60's girl group sound!! By the way, does anyone know anything about The McKinnleys? I heard they were from Scotland. Good heavens! They sounded like the best of Phil Spector. Where did they record? I can't imagine Scotland??? John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:14:50 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: sad news damn... John Entwistle died. The Who forever!!! al babe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 02:00:21 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Mina, Love, radio, Who, and Marsha Brody Patrick Rands writes: > Well since you brought up Mina the Italian singer I'd love to learn more > about her. I have one not so good jazzy lp by her - but often have heard > incredible tunes in 60s Italian films - and do have a track or two worth > mentioning on Italian Graffiti compilations. Is she so hard to peg to a > style or sound? Any albums worth getting on cd or record? I've just got the one 45, 1960's "The World We Love In" - very pretty and very grand Italian big pop production (meant in the best way - there is some nifty pop our of Italy then and now). I never knew how major an artist she is/was or isn't/wasn/t..... Wow, groovy: Arthur Lee and Love are back touring this summer! Check out for a fansite and for the "official" tour site and message post. I gather it's Lee and a band, plus strings and horns, etc. A fan rave and review of a concert is at (Thanks to my former radio buddy Stu Kaufperson for this info.) Since we've discussed radio here, for our American members, Senator Russ Feingold is smelling blood in the cross-ownership of radio stations and cross-promotion with concerts whose promoters are also owned by the same stations - and on and on. Salient quote: "Radio is one of the most important mediums we have for exchanging ideas and expressing our creativity. I am committed to fairness and competition and to ensuring that cross-ownership of promotion services or venues is not used to hurt musicians, concert promoters, or other radio stations." We'll see, Senator - and the plural of "medium" is "media." His full text is here: I just heard that Who bassist John Entwistle died. Ouch! He and Townshend were the two reasons I liked that group. I wish they hadn't taken that "Hope I die before I get old" stuff so seriously.... Scopitone follow-up just in from Jennifer Sharpe: > "This week's scopitone, Gale Garnett's "Where Do You Go To Go Away?", is > available here: Cool 45: Marsha Brody, "Soda Pop," Heart & Soul Records HS 101, 1967. Produced by Cathy Lynn, arranged by Artie Schroeck. Sounds like a girl-group take on "Cool Jerk." Also, it rocks. Anyone with more info that the label gives? (And no, not Marcia Brady - is that how you spell it? I never did watch that show....) Outta here for a bit, will catch up soon. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:06:07 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: More Beatles From Richard Hattersley: > "Rubber Soul" in stereo is like the first two albums which were recorded on > 2 track. Sorry if this has been covered and i haven't got to it yet, but: The early stereo Beatle albums that I bought on Capitol had a split image with the music on one channel and the vocals (with the monitors bleeding the instrumentation into the vocal mikes( before the fab four used headphones)) on the other... so they were, at the very least, recorded on two tracks. I'm not sure of this, but I've read that a lot of recording in the states in the early sixties was done on a 3-track machine (?), but i think they were using 2-track machines in England around that same time. Also, the USA had eight tracks before Abbey Road Studios. In fact, I think it was Trident studios in England that the Beatles recorded at one time because it had an eight-track machine before Abbey Road Studios. In Lewison's book, he mentions the Decca auditions being "recorded strictly live onto two-track mono tape..." Lewison also mentions for his June 14, 1965 entry that during the recording of "Yesterday," that "the four-track tape was set aside for completion..." The great thing about the recent "Yellow Sub" soundtrack album is that all the original tracks for those songs were transferred to a digital machine and smpte synced (I assume it was smpte, or something like that) so that all the original tracks were totally clean and first generation, as opposed to being ping-ponged or bounced from 4 recorded tracks on one machine down to a stereo image on another to give them two more tracks to record on. The original way of "bouncing" added a generation each time it was "reduced" to a new stereo image. Mr. Martin, being the consummate producer/engineer that he is, could do this and get away with very little generation loss or hiss by being very careful with saturation and db headroom. These originals had to be "bounced" sometimes as many as 5 or 6 times (each time creating a new stereo image) to get the desired open extra tracks. "Hey Bulldog" is frighteningly "live" sounding on the new version. I assume this was what Mr. Martin was trying to do to "refresh" the muddy sound on "Help" and "Rubber Soul." I hope this wasn't too redundant. best stuff, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 08:40:46 +0000 From: Richard hattersley Subject: John Entwistle r.i.p. Just heard this terrible news,John Enwistle of the Who has died. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 14:33:28 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: the Beatles and the GGs We recently had a discussion about the GG Beatles tribute songs *and* the GG Beatles covers. In between that discussion is the GG songs *inspired* by the Beatles sound. To me this is slightly different than either of the two categories previously discussed. The song however that really catches my ear is the Cher song (Bonnie Joe Mason I think it was released as) "Ringo I Love You" which was recently posted in musica - this song has been ringing in my ears for days - and in a good way mind you. It just so happens to be a tribute and inspired by the fab four. I recently got a very cute Clinger Sisters 45 with Golly Mom b/w Puppet and it fits this category to my ears. So I'm guessing that there was a short time in history (spring 1964?) when GGs would go out of their way to do a fab-four-inspired-I want-to-hold-your-hand kind of song. Is there anyway somebody could shed some light on this inspired time period and cull down the list of the Beatles tributes to the Beatles-inspired - and what I mean here is a GG song *with* a Beatles guitar *or* melody sound......I would so love to hear more of this type of song - and it doesn't have to be about Ringo and the gang...... :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 19:44:18 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Marsha Brody Country Paul wrote: > Cool 45: Marsha Brody, "Soda Pop," Heart & Soul Records HS 101, > 1967. Produced by Cathy Lynn, arranged by Artie Schroeck. Sounds > like a girl-group take on "Cool Jerk." Also, it rocks. Anyone > with more info that the label gives? "Soda Pop" is great! Two others, although I know nothing about Marsha: 1 - "The Right Combination"/"I Cried" [Cathy Lynn/P.Pott - Cathy Lynn/T.Kaye] prod by Cathy Lynn and Artie Schroeck - Hot Shot Records HS 1000 "The Right Combination" is a big Motownesque production and was extensively played on the Northern Soul scene. The flip is a girlie jilted song with slightly eccentric back vocals. 2 - "Anything"/"Don't Tell Anyone" [Marcia Brody] [B.Ross/J.L.Lambert - R.Ellis/E.Lewis/C.Gierlach] arr and conducted by Milton Delugg - 20th Century 479. Two nice girlie mid tempo things - the 'A' side has a tango feel to it ! Hope this helps! Simon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:12:44 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: sad news Alan Gordon wrote: > damn... John Entwistle died. He wrote "My Wife" didn't he? Its my favorite who song, well, tied up with "Pictures of Lily" -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 17:25:07 -0400 From: Matt G Subject: Mix Tape Hey Everyone. I had to go to the SOURCE (That's you guys) to help me with this one. It's kinda a stupid one, but I was wondering if you guys had suggestions for a mix tape I can send to this girl. I'm 18, and I wanted to send her a tape of all the best 60's "Sunny sunday songs", you know, like music you listen to with the top down going 50 with the sun blasting hard and the music blasting harder. I wanted it to be songs that she primarily knows, like Supremes or Temptations or Beach Boys, but also to get a little creative. A mix tape is a big step, you know? I'd be very happy to hear some of your comments or song ideas. thanks a lot, Matt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 22:41:03 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Soda Pop by Marsha (Not Eve Plumb!) Brody You know, Country Paul and Simon White have excellent taste. I have been looking for "Soda Pop" by Marsha Brody which I have not heard since the late 60s. Wish I could provide more information about her or about the Heart & Soul label! Didn't know she did ANY other 45s, this was exciting news. Cathy Lynn - didn't she have a recording stint too? & suspect the B. Ross who co-wrote "Anything" is Brian who produced The Music Machine. But why am I connecting J. Lambert with Jerry Ross?? Am I mixed up or what here - wasn't there a Lambert who either co-wrote or co-produced for Jay & The Techniques on Smash??!! (Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell notwithstanding) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 15:56:31 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Gary Zekley/Clydie King I'm gathering tracks for a 2-CD Don Grady/Gary Zekley (i.e. Yellow Balloon-related) comp, and yesterday I found one of the most elusive - Dick & Dee Dee's "Make Up Before We Break Up"/"Can't Get Enough Of Your Love" (Warner Bros. 5860) for the very reasonable price of $1.99. Both sides are produced, arranged, and cowritten by Zekley. Many of you will know the B-side from the Varese Dick & Dee Dee "Best Of..." CD, but "Make Up..." is even better - sounding like a lighter version of the White Whale Nino Tempo & April Stevens Spector/Righteous Brothers soundalikes. Another track I'm looking for is Clydie King's "Missin' My Baby" (Imperial 66139, 1965). I see it was reissued on LP on Kent's STAND IN FOR LOVE v/a comp (Kent 056) which is now out-of-print. If anyone has either the original 45 or the Kent LP, would they be able to play this song to musica (as preferable a 160 kbps mp3)? It would be more than greatly appreciated! There are three other 45's I'm searching for which will complete the comp, but I'll leave that for next time. If anyone wants to see the proposed track listiing of the Zekley comp (which also includes a handful of great tracks by The Visions and The Clique before they were involved with Zekley) let me know and I can post it. Thanks! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 23:54:52 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: The McKinleys John asked: > By the way, does anyone know anything > about The McKinnleys? I heard they were > from Scotland. Good heavens! They sounded > like the best of Phil Spector. Where did they record? > I can't imagine Scotland??? John, The McKinleys were most definitely from Scotland, although they didn't record there. They were sisters Jeannette & Sheila, from Edinburgh. Although they missed out on the charts God only knows why - they had a reasonably high profile in the 60s. They cut four singles, issued on Columbia & Parlophone in `64/'65, all fab the most Spectorish being "Someone Cares For Me". Like so many UK acts of the time, they did the obligatory stint at the Star Club in Hamburg and appeared on "Ready Steady Go!" In fact, there's a copy in circulation on which they perform their blitzing "Sweet & Tender Romance", looking every inch the trendy mods in their peaked caps. They were signed to Iver productions, and associated with ace songwriters John Carter & Ken Lewis, who wrote "Someone Cares For Me". Although Terry Kennedy has been credited as the producer of that track (he was head of Iver), Jeannette once told me that it was actually Carter and Lewis who produced it. Their last UK 45, the haunting "Give Him My Love" was co-written by Donovan, and covered in the US by the Debs. The girls returned to Germany in the late 60s and concentrated their efforts there. They cut singles together and separately. Sheila had some local hits she did a nice German version of George Harrison's "If Not For You". Sheila enjoyed further hits as one of the mainstays of the Les Humphries Singers, who were hugely popular in Europe. Jeannette scored a No.1 hit in Germany as half of the duo Windows, with the song "How Do You Do". Both Sheila and Jeannette now live in the UK. Sheila married Merseybeat pioneer Howie Casey several years ago, following his split from Barry St. John. They have a band and still perform regularly, mostly abroad. Occasionally Sheila and Jeannette get together on occasional projects, usually supplying background vocals. Three of their 60s tracks - "Someone Cares For Me", "Sweet & Tender Romance" and "Give Him My Love" recently appeared for the first time on CD, on RPM's Dream Babes Vol. 3, "Backcomb 'n' Beat". It's My Party recently revived "Someone Cares For Me" on their album. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 00:21:13 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Beatles-inspired girls Patrick wrote: > Is there anyway somebody could shed some light on this inspired > time period and cull down the list of the Beatles tributes to the > Beatles-inspired - and what I mean here is a GG song *with* a > Beatles guitar *or* melody sound......I would so love to hear more > of this type of song Patrick, These two you definitely need to hear: Oma Heard's Great "Lifetime Man" on Motown's VIP label, the source model for which is "Please Please Me", right down to the harmonicas and the "ooooooh"s! The Bootles "I'll Let You Hold My Hand" on Crescendo (or UK Vocalion). Not, as you might expect, the Beatles song with a change of lyric, but suffice to say it borrows heavily! Crescendo was a West Coast label, and the Bootles are session gals. Hard to say which permutation, but Darlene is definitely in there, maybe Merry Clayton too. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 21:08:32 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Mix Tape Matt G: > I wanted to send her a tape of all the best 60's > "Sunny sunday songs", I place my vote for "Yellow Balloon" in keeping with the Gary Zekley thread from earlier. Just about any of the Turtles hits would fit nicely too. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 22:56:12 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Soda Pop by Marsha (Not Eve Plumb!) Brody Bob Rashkow wrote: > Cathy Lynn - didn't she have a recording > stint too? Assuming its the same Cathy Lynn, spelled Kathy Lynn (& The Playboys), I have in my magic rock box 'o' 6T's pop rock 45's a 7 incher on Swan called "Rock City"...standard, Link Wray derivative 1-4-5 guitah instro-rocker -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 23:42:41 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Need some perspective Hi Spectropoppers, It's been a while since I posted a message to the list, though I've enjoyed reviewing the various topics over the last few weeks; particularly the Fade-out song discussions. Since joining Spectropop last December, there have been a number of postings regarding Eternity's Children and the Millenium CD collection. As it happens, a local record shop (one of the best, if not the best in the Twin Cities) has a copy of a 25-song comp of Eternity's Children tracks which, I believe, are from their original first and second LP's. Prior to reading about this group on Spectropop, I had never heard any of their music, which falls into the genre of Psych-pop, even Sunshine pop, in reference to comments of various Spectropop members. I'm debating whether to buy this compilation and would appreciate some perspective on this group, the quality of their music, harmonies, melodies, instrumentation etc. Secondly, I was perusing the other day and came across four CD's by Millenium, "Angel Fire" being the first CD on this list. For clarification, was Millenium an actual group that formed at some point in time, or was it a collection of studio musicians put together by Kurt Boetcher? As I recall from past postings to Spectropop, The "Angel Fire" CD in particular received high marks. Again, I would appreciate some insight about this group and their sound as well as some recommendations regarding which one of their CD's would be a good initial starting point, in getting acquainted with this group. I'm sure I'll receive some good input. Feel free to contact me offline, or post to the list, as you choose. Yours in peace, Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 23:02:52 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Mix Tape Mark Frumento wrote: > Matt G: >> I wanted to send her a tape of all the best 60's >> "Sunny sunday songs", > > I place my vote for "Yellow Balloon" in keeping with the Gary > Zekley thread from earlier. > > Just about any of the Turtles hits would fit nicely too. A real top-downer for me is "The Happening" by the Supremes. Also, "We Can Fly" by the Cowsills. Not exactly obscure but I don't think the young man--born in 1984--is necessarily looking for obscurities. He'd be happy with hits I think..For him I would also recommend the 5 volume Sunshine Pop compilations on Varese Sarbande. A good combo pack of nice hits and lesser known dusties. Make two tapes, one of the hits, one of the misses. Then ask her to be your Mrs.~ Ba-Da-Bapppp! -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 06:49:29 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Capitol, from M Wirtz/New Voice Mysteries Leonardo Flores wrote: > Both "Teenage Opera" and Tomorrow's "White Bicycle" were > released on Bob Crewe's 'New Voice' label, Catalog # 825 > and 827 respectively. The "Teenage Opera" single is not too > difficult to locate but I have never seen "White Bicyle" 45 > even offered up for sale, and I believe the rarest release > on the label. Were these New Voice 45's distrubuted by Bell/Mala or by Dot? Thanks for the information Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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