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Spectropop - Digest Number 587



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: DEL SHANNON'S BACK-UP GIRLS
           From: richard hattersley 
      2. Re: Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?
           From: Phil Milstein 
      3. RE: DEL SHANNON'S BACK-UP GIRLS
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      4. Helter Skelter
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      5. Re: Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?
           From: J H Ket 
      6. musica formats
           From: spectropop 
      7. Re: Cool And Strange Music
           From: james botticelli 
      8. Re: Spiral Starecase
           From: james botticelli 
      9. Re: Spiral Starecase
           From: Simon White 
     10. Wayne Cochran ("The White James Brown")
           From: Doug 
     11. Brian Taylor
           From: Bill George 
     12. Re: THE TROUBLE WITH ME IS YOU
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Chris Taylor
           From: Keith Beach 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 00:53:04 +0000
   From: richard hattersley 
Subject: Re: DEL SHANNON'S BACK-UP GIRLS

Mick:
>Whoever those back-up babes were, they deserved a recording career
>of their own, surely?!

I agree Mick,
They sound real sassy! They have that street vibe that comes 
across on the Ronettes records too.

Richard
http://www.mp3.com/richard_snow



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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 21:32:12 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Are you a boy? Or are you a girl? Stephanie Campbell wrote: > I swear she sounds like a man in that record!! Thanks for > the information I wonder what they are doing now? I have a video of a 1994 TV reunion by Shocking Blue (playing "Venus" only), which leaves the impression that Mariska had been doing little in the intervening years besides eating. A harsh comment, I admit, but hard to avoid given her very enlarged appearance. The excerpt I have leaves unclear which other original members participated - in the reunion, I mean, not the meals. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 09:41:19 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: RE: DEL SHANNON'S BACK-UP GIRLS Mick: > All four of the Del Shannon songs mentioned in my opening > paragraph were written, or co-written, by one Maron McKenzie. > The very same songwriter's name also appears on all six of > the Young Sisters' released sides. Yes, and didn't this McKenzie also compose a track or two with "Mr. Westover" I don't have it to hand but I'm sure someone will have placed it by the time I'm home tonite. Plus ,I always read in retreads about the Ronettes career that they are always stated as having backed Del Shannon plus a.n. others on recordings. Is this true? If so what? Cheers all, Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 16:42:23 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Helter Skelter Kingsley wrote: > Helter Skelter full and varied catalogue can be viewed at.... Ian Chippett: Not quite! Try http://www.skelter.demon.co.uk for better results. EEEEEKKK!!! Sorry Chaps! (hides head in embarressment) In mitigation, I copied it off one their own catalogues where they themselves have got it wrong!! Thanks Ian. There is also the linked publishing house SAF, which can be found at http://www.safpublishing.com Good browsing... Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 19:56:27 +0200 From: J H Ket Subject: Re: Are you a boy? Or are you a girl? > Mariska Veres was the lead singer of Shocking Blue - Just > think about it - would a male singer try to have hits with > songs like "Never Marry A Railroad Man" or "I'm A Woman". > I swear she sounds like a man in that record!! > I wonder what they are doing now? Shocking Blue was active from 1967 till 1974. Mariska Veres joined the group in 1968 and was singer on their hit Venus (and other hits). Before and after her career in Shocking Blue she made some solo singles. I remember seeing her on T.V. some years ago. Besides her daily activities (not in showbiz) she sings with a jazz-band for local and small audiences. For the visual evidence I've posted a picture in the photofiles. Hans Ket -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 18:20:26 -0000 From: spectropop Subject: musica formats To prevent soundfiles from being posted to the pictures area, Yahoo Groups attempts to identify the type of file being posted. Recently, some mp3s played to musica have been interpreted as .mid files. These files have now been replaced. For those of you who have already downloaded them, simply change the extension from .mid to .mp3 and they should play fine. Spectropop Admin Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 17:09:54 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Cool And Strange Music Stuffed Animal wrote: > 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 ...! I'm on the fourth year of my subscription and, yes, its the utmost. Read some today! -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 17:26:43 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Spiral Starecase Stewart Mason : > 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" > And it's somehow taken me until JUST ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES > AGO to realize that the lead singer isn't a woman! Nosiree its the one and only Patrick Upton, singing "cousin" of early Wayne Newton and Neil Sedaka. Spiral Starecase represents the era of the American showband, a band that usually took up "residency" (as it is so pompously labeled these days) at a popular middle-brow nightspot, and dressed in identical suits (Starecase sported the popular aqua shade for their LP cover) and sang the "hits of today!" soulfully. Often racially mixed, usually choreographed, these bands were usually fronted by a talented or charismatic lead vocalist and usually incorporated horns along with standard guitar, bass and keyboards. Another of these showbands that made a name for itself was Wayne Cochran & the See See Riders. Oh, and the Spiral Starecase "More Today Than Yesterday" LP is worth seeking out. They also had a pretty popular shag record called "She's Ready". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 00:36:09 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Spiral Starecase james botticelli wrote: > Another of these showbands that made a name for itself was > Wayne Cochran & the See See Riders. Oh, and the Spiral > Starecase "More Today Than Yesterday" LP is worth seeking out. > They also had a pretty popular shag record called "She's Ready". Hey James , any more on Wayne Chochran ? I remember a photo of a white guy with a VERY blonde James Brown pompador and seem to remember there was some Little Richard worship in there too. I have a couple of his 45s, notably "I'm In Trouble", on Mercury, which got played on the Northern Soul Scene and is very similar to [but seems to have no connection with] "The Trouble With Me Is You" - I cant recall who the original is [Jeff Lemlich where are you!] but I've been playing a version by Judy Stone.... ...and I kind of collect versions of "More Today Than Yesterday". Barbara McNair's is my favourite. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 00:05:21 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Wayne Cochran ("The White James Brown") James Botticelli wrote: > Another of these showbands that made a name for itself was Wayne > Cochran & the See See Riders.<< Wayne ("the white James Brown") released some pretty good records. All of the Mercury singles are good, and his version of "Get Ready" on his Chess album kicks major ass! My fave version! On the other hand, the Epic and Bethleham stuff isn't too hot... Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 04:05:18 -0000 From: Bill George Subject: Brian Taylor I'm trying to find information on a certain LP. It is the self-titled album by Brian Taylor. I know NOTHING about him. But it does have a song on it titled Pure Natural Love. I'm wondering if it is the same song recorded by The Ovations, written by Jackie DeShannon. Also, can someone suggest good places on the web to look for used vinyl. I know of vinyl vendors and the bop shop, but besides them and ebay, I don't know any others. Thanks for the help. Bill PS. I also am looking for the sheet music to Pure Natural Love. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 07:58:55 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THE TROUBLE WITH ME IS YOU Hi Folks, Our Simon: > ... "The Trouble With Me Is You" - I cant recall who the > original is ... but I've been playing a version by Judy Stone... The first version of this great song was chirped by Spectropop darling BERNADETTE PETERS. Search the S'pop Forum Archives for plenty of reading matter on this babe. But I reckon you, Simon, would get more of a kick from her "Will You Care What's Hap'nin' To Me, Baby", scribed by the one and only BRUTE FORCE. Personally, I wouldn't be without ANY of this gorgeous gal's 60s 45s. "ACADEMY AWARD" (no, not the Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles number) - what a great track! Iron's on, must dash... MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 09:17:50 +0100 From: Keith Beach Subject: Chris Taylor I heard this morning of the untimely death of a good friend of mine, Chris Taylor of Vancouver, Canada. Although he wasn't a member of this group, I know that several of us knew him well. He was a great music fan with wide-ranging tastes, but a special penchant for Spector and early sixties music. More than a 'music buddy', I was proud that he considered me a friend and welcomed me to his home on many occasions. He was a good family man, and my heart goes out to them at this sad time. keith beach -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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