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Spectropop - Digest Number 585

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Saturday Morning Playlist, 31st August
           From: Simon White 
      2. Cool And Strange Music
           From: Stuffed Animal 
      3. Re: Spectropop NY Party!
           From: Will George 
      4. Serge surge...
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      5. Larry - the Orchids
           From: Ian Slater 
      6. Re: Cool And Strange Music
           From: Nick Archer 
      7. Spiral Starecase
           From: Stewart Mason 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 16:59:05 +0100
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Saturday Morning Playlist, 31st August

Image - Alan Haven
One Broken Heart For Sale - Sissie Houston
More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase
When Love Grows Cold - Ron Grainer Orchestra
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Eartha Kitt
All In My Imagination - Val Mckenna
Batman Theme- Neal Hefti
The Joker -The Milestones
Aint That Funny - Jimmy Justice
I Beleive They're All talking About Me - Dawn
Ode To Billy Joe - Ray Bryant
I'm Gonna Try  - Joanie Camp
A Little Bit Of Soap - Garnett Mimms
 I Want You For My Sweetheart - Bobby Sheen
Tea For Two Cha Cha - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Bucket Of Tears - Peggy Lee
The Rat Race - Sam Butera
Them Terrible Boots - The Orlons
Not Me - Gary U.S. Bonds
Fascinating Girl - George Lemons
Backstage - Gene Pitney
Without Love - Little Richard
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
This Sunday, 1st September 
on  Soul 24-7b 7pm-9pm  GMT

The Metropolitan Soul Show
 2 hours of Northern Soul.

This week - The Utterly Marvellous Simon White.

Any requests or dedications, let me know!

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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 17:08:36 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Cool And Strange Music Spectropop alert! Check out the forthcoming issue of Cool And Strange Music! Magazine for a triple treat . . . Skip Heller's loving look at lounge music/Brill Building legend Burt Bacharach, Joseph Levy's conga-pounding profile of mambo king Perez Prado, and a celebration of Annette Funicello, the Queen Mother of Bubblegum Rock, courtesy of Laura Pinto (The Pineapple Princess) and yours truly. Take my word, it's the absolute ...! Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 13:34:04 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Spectropop NY Party! >That'd be great. I haven't seen Bill George around... I think >it was he who first brought it up. I'm here. I wasn't the first to bring it up; I just suggested trying to rent part of the Brill Building. I have no idea if that is a possibility or not. As far as I know, nobody has started any planning for a NYC party yet. So if Sheila has some ideas, I say go to it! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 18:49:07 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Serge surge... Otis Fodder: > Speaking of Gainsbourg, Sylvie Simmons (of Mojo Magazine) > wrote a book (IN ENGLISH) on Serge called "A Fistful Of > Gitanes". It was published last year. Highly recommended > if you can track it down. In response to the above Otis note, Sylvie's Serge book was published by my own publishers, the small but perfectly formed Helter Skelter who have their own splendid book shop at 4 Denmark Street in central London (an essential visit for any 'Poppers visiting London - it is on the site of the old Regent Sound studios where so many essential 60s sounds were cut by The Stones, John Carter et al. Helter Skelter full and varied catalogue can be viewed at Nice people, well worth supporting, and still I believe the world's only entirely music bookshop! Kingsley Abbott PS to Mikey - shame I didn't tie up with you in Manhattan in July - next time maybe! Also, best of luck to Sheila with the party - Knowing the wonderful Cha Cha Charming magazine, it should be a real goodie and very well worth attending! Oh for a charabanc that floats, eh chaps! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 21:53:40 -0000 From: Ian Slater Subject: Larry - the Orchids Following my promise of a couple of months to play the Orchids' "Larry" to musica, this is to advise members that it is now there. Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 17:55:32 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Cool And Strange Music Stuffed Animal: > Check out the forthcoming issue of Cool And Strange Music! > Magazine for a triple treat.......... Not to brag, well, OK to brag, my article about Nashville record stores is also in this new issue. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 01:02:28 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Spiral Starecase I'm listening to a compilation called ROCK ARTIFACTS VOLUME ONE that I bought a while back out of the 99 cent bin at an FYE store just because it has a couple of songs by the short- lived one-hit-wonder the Spiral Starecase on it. I quite happily listened to "More Today Than Yesterday", the best single the Fifth Dimension never did, and then a couple of tracks later, during their other song "No One For Me To Turn To", I realized after the second chorus that the singer kept saying things along the lines of "Girl, I can't live without you". So I'm thinkin', "Huh. Open expression of a dysfunctional lesbian relationship in 1969? That's odd". So I go check the group out on AMG. And then I double-check in my handy- dandy BILLBOARD BOOK OF ONE-HIT WONDERS, which I notice for the first time has a picture of the group in it. And, to quote Mr. Powers, "She's a man, baby". I'm serious. I have fond memories of this song reaching back as far as hearing my sister play the 45 on her Dansette (another look in the book shows that it reached its chart peak on June 14, 1969, 16 days before I was born) and it's always been one of my favorite pure-pop singles of its era. And it's somehow taken me until JUST ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES AGO to realize that the lead singer isn't a woman! Go figure. Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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