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Spectropop - Digest Number 560

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Personal Charts
           From: David Feldman 
      2. Dusty Springfield
           From: D C Hampton 
      3. Re: Personal Charts
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
      4. Decca discography?
           From: Scott Swanson 
      5. Re: Personal Charts
           From: james botticelli 
      6. Brian Wilson dream
           From: Bill George 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 12:51:17 -0500
   From: David Feldman 
Subject: Re: Personal Charts

> Did anyone else avoid schoolwork in this manner?
In the third-sixth grade, when I my 45 collection was small enough, I 
used to create a top 40 of my all-time favorite singles.  I still have 
the lists, although it's been awhile since I've stumbled onto them.  
When I did, I was rather amazed at my good taste!  The first record I 
ever bought with my own money was "Rock Around the Clock," when I was 5 
years old, but I notice that I was enamored of the stuff from 1959-
1961.  I seemed to have particularly favored R&B -- I know that 
"Money," "Kansas City," and "Quarter to 3" all made #1 at various 

I still have the same feelings about the period of 1955-1963.  I 
prefer, say, James Brown or early Motown or the Fleetwoods to Little 
Richard or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley.  And the one-hit wonders of 
the 59-62 period were so superior.

I was quite obsessed with lists and surveys of all kinds.  If there was 
any kind of top 10, top 40, or top 1000 countdown anywhere on radio or 
TV, I was there to listen.

Dave Feldman

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 18:37:01 +0000 From: D C Hampton Subject: Dusty Springfield From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Your Hurtin' Kinda Stereo separation 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. For what it's worth, "Your Hurtin' Kinda Love" is my hands-down favorite Dusty recording, be it monaural or stereo . . . and I hear she hated that one with a passion!!! I'm in total agreement with you about the fake stereo. In fact, I hate it so much, I rarely listen to THE DUSTY SPRINGFIELD ANTHOLOGY anymore. But that wasn't the only disappointment for me. I couldn't stand the garish packaging, and the track selection left much to be desired - the third disc in particular was quite mediocre. It should've been deleted. In my opinion, the majority of stateside Dusty Springfield CD reissues are awful. SIMPLY DUSTY, the 4-disc UK retrospective, isn't without its problems, but it's far and away better than anything available in North America. Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 14:45:46 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Personal Charts I was the same way and people were amazed that I could remember chart numbers when I got older!!! I think there must be thousnds of people like us or those Joel Whitburn chart books and those one hit wonder books and girl group books wouldnt be selling as well as they do. I think if those books got MORE promotion they would even sell 300,000 copies there are so many people who want to know the stories behind these songs and dont know that books like this exist. Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 14:54:04 -0700 From: Scott Swanson Subject: Decca discography? Greetings all, I am trying to put together a list of U.K. Decca 45s from the '60s. Right now I'm working on entries from 1964 -- I would appreciate it if anyone out there has any details on the following Decca 45s from that period: Decca F.11805 11822 11835 11847 11855 11860 11865 11869 11881 11886 11894 11895 11897 11899 11906 11914 11931 11938 11941 11952 11977 11988 11997 11998 P.S. If a Decca discography is available online somewhere, please let me know so I can put an end to my senseless research. :) Regards, Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 19:03:38 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Personal Charts Stephanie Campbell wrote: > I was the same way and people were amazed that I could > remember chart numbers when I got older!!! I think there > must be thousnds of people like us..... This makes for an interesting exception to a rule I've heard from women. Stephanie, a woman, is a chart number conisseur. According to the theory, originally advanced by one Mrs Botticelli, it is men who chart, measure, graph and otherwise quantify an ungraspable experience called life. Women, on the other hand, are more global, embracing large concepts and overarching emotions rather than breakin' it all down by number. Fact or fiction, this is the theory. This supposedly is the raison d'etre for sports pages and racing forms. And then Along Comes Stephanie and My World Fell Down. JB/still remembers that The Elgins charted R&B #9 in '66 with the original "Heaven Must Have Sent You" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2002 00:36:02 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Brian Wilson dream I had a dream that I was listening to a recording of The Beach Boys (with Brian Wilson) singing "September Song." I could hear the arrangement very clearly. It worked great. I wouldn't have thought of that song with the BW treatment, but it really could work. Now back to your regularly scheduled Spectropop... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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