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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Your Hurtin' Kinda Stereo separation
           From: David Parkinson 
      2. Re: Roger Nichols
           From: A. Zweig 
      3. Girl Group Stamps!!!
           From: Stephanie 
      4. Re: Girl Group Stamps!!!
           From: Roger Smith 
      5. Re: Girl Group Stamps!!!
           From: Phil Milstein 
      6. Re: Girl Group Stamps!!!
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
      7. Re: Overloaded!!!!!
           From: laughingmood 
      8. Re: Your Hurtin' Kinda Stereo separation
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      9. Re: Shaun Cassidy/Lisa Hartman
           From: Will George 
     10. SOUND 10 Personal Chart - August 7, 1967
           From: Taliesyn4 


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Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 08:34:30 -0700
   From: David Parkinson 
Subject: Your Hurtin' Kinda Stereo separation

Dear all:

I am listening to the Dusty Springfield 3-CD anthology, and in the song
"Your Hurtin' Kinda Love" there is an amazing amount of distortion and
some kind of ghastly flipflopping from left to right channel (please to
excuse technical lingo). It's so noticeable that it sounds painful even
on my rickety work setup (computer's internal CD drive played through
teeny crap speakers). Most of the material on this collection sounds
wonderful, so this one sticks out.

Is this is glitch on this collection? Is this the way the song sounded
originally? Were the original master tapes deep-fried by mistake? I
assume that someone out there somewhere in Spectropopia was present at
the sessions, or did the mastering, or something like that ;-), so the
true explanation might be forthcoming.

David



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 11:53:26 -0700 From: A. Zweig Subject: Re: Roger Nichols Re Roger Nichols: > The First Edition - Only Me (Nichols/Williams) I have this. I can't remember which record it came from and they're all in boxes right now but I have the track transferred to CDR. AZ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 02:10:13 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Girl Group Stamps!!! Forwarded to Spectropop by Stephanie: MOTOWN WOMEN HONORED WITH COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS - GROUP MAKES PILGRIMAGE FROM DETROIT reported by: Cal Glover (freelance reporter) The women of Motown left their musical stamp on Rock & Roll history, and nearly a half a century later is getting a postage stamp commemorating their achievements. On Thursday, August 22, 2002 there will be an unveiling ceremony of a series of postage stamps commemorating 'Girl Groups' of the 50's and 60's. The event will occur at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ceremony will be a featured part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rock and Roll. The women of Motown are expected to make the 3 1/2 hour pilgrimage from Detroit to Cincinnati; The group of legendary starlets are expecting to depart from the Motown Historical Museum located in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, August 21 at 1:00pm. Motown Alumni Association president Billy Wilson is expected to be the host on the trip down; "For the women to get this honor is a very important thing ..." said MAA president Billy Wilson, he went on to say "Detroit should be proud to embrace the women that helped to cultivate a large part of the cities national and international music history ... this is something that's long over due for all the women involved; thanks to Mary Wilson's insight to diligently pursue this venture, her thoughtfulness to involve everyone into the picture says a lot for her character ... this is a great honor for the artists." Invited honorees are Martha and the Vandellas- Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford-Holmes & Annette Sterling-Beard, The Marvelettes - Katherine Anderson Shafner, Juanita Cowart-Motley, and original member Georgia Dobbins (Co-writer of "Please Mr. Postman"), Velvelettes- Bertha Barbee, Norma Barbee, Carolyn "Cal" Gill-Street & Milly Gill, and The Supremes represented by Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard's daughters (standing in for their mother), and a rare appearance by Barbara Martin (footnote: the original members of the Supremes were Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Barbara Martin). Other honorees are The Angels, The Chantels, The Cookies, The Crystals, The Dixie Cups, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles, The Ronettes, and The Shirelles. The stamps will be available to fans and collectors in the US, and will also be issued in Ghana, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Nevis, Liberia, and St. Vincent & The Grenadines. A pre-dinner ceremony will occur on Wednesday, August 21, and the unveiling is expected the following day Thursday, August 22. The ceremony will be hosted by famed radio DJ "Cousin" Brucie Morrow (WCBS-FM). After the ceremony an impromptu jam session with the honorees will occur. For more information on the event you can go to MotownAlumni.com or go to RockHall.com. Part of the proceeds will go to the estate of Florence Ballard (deceased member of the Supremes). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 14:50:21 -0400 From: Roger Smith Subject: Re: Girl Group Stamps!!! > The event will occur at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in > Cincinnati, Ohio. Yeah ... but ...... -- Roger http://www.harrynilsson.com/ A Little Touch of Schmilsson on the Net -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 15:56:08 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Girl Group Stamps!!! > MOTOWN WOMEN HONORED WITH COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS - GROUP MAKES > PILGRIMAGE FROM DETROIT An exciting notion, apart from the conspicuous absence of The Shangri-Las from the list of honorees. However, upon rereading the press release, I am skeptical that this series will be of official U.S. postage stamps. The giveaway phrase reads, "These stamps will be AVAILABLE [emph. mine] in the United States, as well as in Ghana," etc., combined with the fact that the U.S. Postal Service has an ironclad rule against honoring living persons with commemorative stamps. Placing the RRHofF in Cincinnati rather than Cleveland just piles up the evidence that something is not right here. This promotion strikes me instead as more like one of those deals you see advertised in the Sunday Parade magazine, Reader's Digest, TV Guide, etc.: some banana republic or other that issues official postage stamps for their country, honoring celebrities from developed nations, thus raking in huge profits for themselves. Nothing wrong with it, so long as "caveat emptor." But, I hope I am wrong. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 17:38:16 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Girl Group Stamps!!! They are collectors stamps and cannot be used for postage in the US. I was mad about the Shangs not being there too, but hey!!! I'm in the Mary Wilson club and other Supremes clubs so I knew about this a long time ago. They did correct the announcement to Cleveland by the way. Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 02:26:05 -0000 From: laughingmood Subject: Re: Overloaded!!!!! Bob Rashkow: > The Children on ATCO (which I have yet to hear and would love > to) are not the same group as Eternity's Children. Ron: > According to their website, Gear Fab, the folks who brought us > the Bard's "Moses Lake Recordings" among others, have released > the Children's "Rebirth" album with bonus tracks. Here's their > web address: http://www.swiftsite.com/gearfab/ > They also state that a release by Eternity's Children will come > in 2002. I emailed the guys at Gear Fab awhile ago about the Inner Dialogue album that they supposedly re-released and asked for more information on their "lost 3rd album" by Eternity's Children but received no response. Oh well. I have the Astral Projection reissue by them and that's fantastic! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 03:30:58 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Your Hurtin' Kinda Stereo separation David Parkinson wrote: > I am listening to the Dusty Springfield 3-CD anthology, > and in the song "Your Hurtin' Kinda Love" there is an amazing > amount of distortion and some kind of ghastly flipflopping > from left to right channel Is this the Mercury Chronicles 3-CD Anthology that came out in the USA a few years ago? My main gripe is that they used fake stereo mixes of many of Dusty's early hits instead of the mono single mixes. ("Wishin' And Hopin'" been on other hits CD's in true stereo before - but its in muddy fake stereo here) For a package as nice as this one it was a dumb mistake. Either the mono tapes were missing or the remastering engineers/compilers didn't bother to find them. But "Hurtin'" is in true stereo on this CD and while I can hear a little distortion (on my 100 watt stereo with Sony headphones) I'm not hearing any major flip-flopping between channels. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 02:08:56 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Shaun Cassidy/Lisa Hartman Tying two threads together... Lisa Hartman recorded a Shaun Cassidy song, "Walk Away" on her second LP. It's a very nice song, at least in her hands. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 03:25:13 -0000 From: Taliesyn4 Subject: SOUND 10 Personal Chart - August 7, 1967 Here's my first post to this group - a test post you could say. It's a corrected transcript of my Sound 10 personal chart from August 7, 1967 - Edition #088. The chart was based on the Top 40 played by KOL & KJR in Seattle and CKLG & CFUN in Vancouver, Canada. Sound 10 was my list of favorite songs as a senior in High School. It was picked up later that month by the local community paper The Delta Optimist, in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Please let me know if there's any interest in this group for this sort of stuff. Did anyone else avoid schoolwork in this manner? --- SOUND 10 August 7, 1967 --- LW TW 3 1 Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me Critters 2 2 I Like The Way Tommy James & The Shondells 1 3 Blue Bird Buffalo Springfield 14 4 Stroll On Yardbirds 4 5 Baby You're A Rich Man Beatles 5 6 Light My Fire Doors 13 7 Silence Is Golden Tremeloes 6 8 Good Morning, Good Morning Beatles 8 9 A Thousand Shadows Seeds 23 10 San Franciscan Nights Eric Burdon & The Animals 7 11 You Were On My Mind Crispian St. Peters 20 12 Lovin' Blues Nocturnals [Canadian] 19 13 Zip Code Five Americans 16 14 Heroes & Villains Beach Boys 15 15 Fakin' It Simon & Garfunkel 29 16 All You Need Is Love Beatles 22 17 You Know What I Mean Turtles 18 18 To Love Somebody Bee Gees 9 19 Words Monkees - 20 To Sir With Love Lulu 10 21 White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane - 22 I Dig Rock 'N' Roll Music Peter, Paul & Mary - 23 Ode To Billie Joe Bobbie Gentry - 24 Cry Softly Lonely One Roy Orbison - 25 You're A Very Lovely Woman Merry-Go-Round 17 26 Good Times Eric Burdon & The Animals - 27 Lovin' Sound Ian & Sylvia [Canadian] - 28 Last Night Mar-Keys 30 29 A Little Bit Now Dave Clark Five - 30 Reflections Diana Ross & The Supremes ______________________________________________________________________ NOTES (not part of original chart): "Stroll On" (The Yardbirds), from the movie BLOW UP, received moderate airplay in the Pacific Northwest, though I can't recall which major stations were playing it). "All You Need Is Love" and "Baby You're A Rich Man" (Beatles) appeared as separate entries. "Lovin' Blues" - Local Vancouver, BC punky white R&B group. "Words" (Monkees) charted, but "Pleasant Valley Sunday" failed. "Last Night" (Mar-Keys) was a national #3 hit in 1961, but began to get moderate rotation after "Soul Finger" became a hit. I have a 45 with both songs on opposite sides. "A Little Bit Now" (Dave Clark Five) was the worst charting song for me by the Dave Clark Five so far. Things would only get worse, except for one last lovely song in very late December 1967, "Everybody Knows", reaching #1. Taliesyn4 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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