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Spectropop - Digest Number 527

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Buena Vistas = Kathy Lynn & Playboys
           From: Ian Slater 
      2. Re: Mina
           From: Steve Crump 
      3. Re: Mina
           From: Jan Kristensen 
      4. Re: Heisser Sand
           From: David Bell 
      5. Phil Spector stereo mixes
           From: Rob Chavez 
      6. Re: Doris Day: The 1960s Singles
           From: Ellichar 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 11:05:37 +0100
   From: Ian Slater 
Subject: Buena Vistas = Kathy Lynn & Playboys

Previously from Jan Kristensen & Mick Patrick (Spectropop - 
Digest Number 525)....

> "Kathy's name was Kathy Lynn Keppen and she also recorded 
> as the Buena Vistas for Swan. They had a few hits like 
> "Hot Shot" (Swan 4255) in 1966 and "Here Come Da Judge"
> (Marquee 443) in '68.  Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles states 
> that the three-man-one-woman Buena Vistas were the very same 
> act as Kathy Lynn & the Playboys. A quick websearch for the 
> monicker Keppen at throws up just one 
> songwriter of that surname, Kathleen Mary Keppen, whose 
> fourteen registered compositions include four recorded by
> Kathy Lynn & the Playboys and a similar quantity waxed by 
> the Buena Vistas.  But as yet I can find no evidence to 
> suggest Cathy Lynn and Kathy Lynn are the same person."

Many thanks to Jan and Mick for the information following my 
request for info on Kathy Lynn. To my embarrassment, I'd never 
heard of the Buena Vistas before, so that opens up a new field 
of interest.  A Googling session on the web revealed that the 
group's "Here Comes Da Judge" peaked at 88 on the US pop charts 
on 22 June 1968 and was produced by an ex-Motown man, Mike Terry. 
"Kick-back" is available on the Ace compilation "Super Funk" as 
CDBGPD 131 or double-LP BGP2 131. Also, "Hot Shot" and "Here 
Come da Judge" respectively appear on the Spanish CDs "The 
Chotis (sic) Redding Soul Club meets Jazz Music" and "... Soul

Ian Slater

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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 12:01:29 -0000 From: Steve Crump Subject: Re: Mina Paul Payton wrote: > David Ponak: in the Liquid Room I noticed you played Mina. I remember a hit > by her called "The World We Love oin": or something similar, which I thought > was in Italian. Any background on this artist, please? Hi Paul I've been buying Mina material for the last 12 months or so, she is incredible. She started recording in Italy in 1958 and is currently recording a new album, apparently to be released in October. To say she is a legend in her own lifetime is no understatement, she is HUGE in Italy, but largely unknown in the English language world. Of interest to people on these pages would be: The ORIGINAL version of "Just Let Me Cry", recorded late in 1962 in the US. Arrangement by Klaus Ogerman. "Tu Farai" - a B side from 1964, upbeat & percussive "E Se Domani" - also 1964, slow & dreamy. "Piu Di Te" - 1965, an Italian version of Tracey Dey's "I Won't Tell". "Se Telefonando" - 1966 arranged & conducted by Ennio Morricone, also recorded in French & English by Francoise Hardy. Later in the 60s she started her own record label, and moved into a more jazzy / bluesy style, still managing to score huge hits, among them "Grande Grande Grande", which became Never Never Never by Shirley Bassey. Mina was constantly on television throughout the 60s and 70s, but retired from live performance in 1978, though she still records and has a new album (or two) issued every year. Newer albums feature all kinds of material, including English songs like "Cry Me A River", "Johnny B Goode", "Crazy", "Billie Jean" etc etc. Check out her website - - and click "entra" in the top left. It's a fabulous site. Cheers Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 22:58:35 +0200 From: Jan Kristensen Subject: Re: Mina Back in 1963 I visited a few friends in Berlin during summer. One of the hits of those days I remember best was - with a little romantic sideline - Minas: "Heisser sand" - just great. Almost 40 years later I found the song again on the net. Sometimes good memories just comes back to you. Best Jan K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 18:19:39 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: Heisser Sand You'll also find an excellent version of this song by Connie Francis on her German album "Melodien Die Welt Erobern" and also on the Bear Family cd which pulls together all of her German language songs. Unfortunately, I have no romantic interlude to accompany Connie's version! David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 22:27:41 -0000 From: Rob Chavez Subject: Phil Spector stereo mixes I am new to this group and have recently been jonesin' to hear unreleased Phil Spector tracks and especially any stereo mixes. I know that there is a "Ronettes...featuring Veronica" in stereo and I just saw a stereo copy of "A Christmas Gift for You" on eBay ...for $40 ...yikes. Can anyone please help me out? Thanks...Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 23:24:37 -0000 From: Ellichar Subject: Re: Doris Day: The 1960s Singles Diana Hall wrote: > Just a quick note to highly recommend the new Collectables > release, "Doris Day: The 1960s Singles".....What a treat for > Spectropop fans!........ What about the stereo content? Is "Move Over Darling" in stereo? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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