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Spectropop - Digest Number 636

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Down-downs
           From: Mark Frumento 
      2. Re: No...down...BOOM!
           From: Phil Milstein 
      3. DCP label listing
           From: Mike Edwards 
      4. Paris Sisters
           From: Patrick Rands 
      5. Babs Tino
           From: Mike Edwards 
      6. Re: Astrud Gilberto single
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. Re: Reality Check -- "Girl Groups" Is Not "War and Peace"
           From: Frank 
      8. Re: Josie & The Pussycats
           From: Stephen M.H. Braitman 
      9. Re: No, No etc - Scott McKenzie
           From: Jonathan Litchfield 
     10. Re: Smile A Little Smile for Me
           From: Norman 
     11. Re: Down-downs
           From: Antonio Vizcarra 
     12. Re: Alzo and Uddin
           From: Luis Suarez 
     13. Re: Patrice Holloway
           From: Simon White 
     14. Phil Spector/Ronettes
           From: Louise Posnick 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:59:11 -0000
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Re: Down-downs

Eric Charge wrote:
> Aren't there plenty of downs on the Jelly Beans'
> "I Wanna Love Him So Bad"?

Also The Third Rail "Boppa Do Down Down". Don't have time to 
count 'em but there's plenty of "down downs" on that one.

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 09:21:11 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: No...down...BOOM! Elisabeth wrote: > The obvious cool winner for quality over quantity (again) is the > Shangs with "Sophisticated Boom Boom", but are there any others? I > haven't had my latte yet so I can't think of any! John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" (with a decent Animals cover) comes immediately to mind. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 09:57:18 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: DCP label listing Simon White asks: > Does anyone have a discography for the DCP label? Simon, Try The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Music at: Set up a search under 7" and label for DCP. If all goes well you will see a listing with Benny & The Bedbugs awesome "Beatle Beat" at the top. And thanks for the mention on your very enjoyable internet radio show last Sunday. It was a real treat to hear Vi Velasco's "I Don't Want To Go On" and you're right, she does look very attractive on her 1965 album cover. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:02:45 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Paris Sisters I thought I'd let people know that I've started a section on my web page which will feature an mp3 sound file each week. It's nothing too fancy. The first song to be featured is a fun song called The Ugliest Girl in Town by the Paris Sisters which is as absurd as the title suggests and damn catchy too: A thank you to you know who you are for setting me up with this one!! :Patrick P.S. Any one know if there is a Paris Sisters compilation in the works? They sorely need one for sure. Also does anyone have the original version of The Ugliest Girl in Town - I think it is by the Wall-o-Bees?? I'd love to hear it :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 10:12:27 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Babs Tino John Love wrote: > The song I really want to get my hands on is "Call Off > The Wedding" by Babs Tino. Has this ever turned up anywhere? > Web searches never come up with anything. This came out on Kapp 498 in 1962. The other side, Keep Away From Other Girls was also recorded by Helen Shapiro in the UK. You can find a reference to the song on the web in The Multimedia Encyclopedia Of Music at: Set up a search for Babs Tino under 7" and artist. If all goes well, Call Off The Wedding will be the first item. If you would like me to send you an mp3 of this song, let me know. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 16:16:20 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Astrud Gilberto single Ian Chapman wrote: > Here's a nice little 45 I picked up recently which must surely > be the ultimate in Girl-Group Sophistication: Latin ice-maiden > Astrud Gilberto produced by the Tokens on a medley of the > Fleetwoods' "Come Softly To Me" and the Mystics' "Hushabye". Thank you Ian I had always been curious about this 45. For those interested I did an Astrud Gilberto spotlight radio show on her more obsure sides which is archived here (also check out my girl group spotlight show too!): Ian - how is the b-side? Any chance we could give a listen to it also? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 18:46:19 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Reality Check -- "Girl Groups" Is Not "War and Peace" This is a joke! This book is by very very far the best thing ever written on the subject. Anybody remotely interested in girl groups should own the book and thank John every day for the incredible amount of work and facts he managed to show. Everybody is entitled to criticize any book or record published but putting this one down is like saying Phil Spector was a lousy producer because "River Deep - Mountain High" was a huge flop in the States. John, I don't know you at all, but I'll be forever grateful. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 12:37:41 -0700 From: Stephen M.H. Braitman Subject: Re: Josie & The Pussycats I just have to put a plug in for the great soundtrack CD to the movie, "Josie And The Pussycats". The made-up band is led by former Letters To Cleo lead singer Kay Hanley, and it is a fun, rambunctious pop rock minor masterpiece. Get it before it gets rare. Stephen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:11:26 +0100 From: Jonathan Litchfield Subject: Re: No, No etc - Scott McKenzie John Love wrote: > ...then there was Scott McKenzie's "No, No No, No No" > [or was that "No! No! No!, No! No!"?] Is his "Holy Man" > available anywhere?<< 'Holy Man' is available on the 'Stained Glass Reflections' CD on the Australian Raven label (RVCD-111). The disc compiles Scott's 1970 'Stained Glass Morning' LP, ten of his 1965-7 solo recordings (including 'No, No, No, No, No' and 'Holy Man'), a couple of Journeymen tracks and one from the Smoothies. Jonathan L -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 06:34:21 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Re: Smile A Little Smile for Me re: John's question I think the group that took on the persona of The Flying Machine was the remnants of Pinkerton's Assorted Colours. I will dig up the LP and see what it says. Although Smile a Little Smile was written by Macaulay-McLeod the LP was the work of John McLeod. I will forward some more info when I find the LP. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:37:44 +0200 From: Antonio Vizcarra Subject: Re: Down-downs Gilbert O´sullivan song "Down, down, down" the b side of "What's in a kiss?" has 60 downs in the main body of the song, so I think this one is the winner :-) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:15:31 -0000 From: Luis Suarez Subject: Re: Alzo and Uddin zombie7123 wrote: > Thanks for the good info, which seems to confirm that "Uddin" > was and is the correct spelling for this group (i.e. as the > stage name for Uddi). But my original question still remains > unanswered: why then are they spelled as "Alzo & Udine" on > various CDs and on various Web sites The reason that the CDs spell it "Udine" is because they are reissues of Alzo & Udine's LP on Mercury called "C'mon and Join Us", which I believe was released before the Steed single. Alzo was already Alzo Fronte for his 1970 LP Alzo, produced by Bob Dorough. This record was mysteriously released on Ampex AND Bell with corresponding singles for both labels. Great record, too. I have the Alzo & Uddin 45 on Steed. I believe it was the only time his name was spelled that way. I'll record it and post it to Musica next week. Luis Suarez -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 23:00:13 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Patrice Holloway James Botticelli wrote: > 1. Was there ever a Patrice Holloway LP? > 2. How is it that the Brits seem to find and compile all > this great U.S.-created stuff and over here where the > records are made, we Yanks never hear it or even see it, > even though its "ours"? Oh James! [and apologies to those who aren't into it] you NEED to find out more about the Northern Soul Scene! And no Patrice album I'm afraid. I was talking with a friend and commenting how those West Coast girls have a similar sound, Patrice and Brenda, Edna Wright, Gloria Jones, Mary Love... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 22:21:01 -0000 From: Louise Posnick Subject: Phil Spector/Ronettes On the news this evening...Ronettes have lost a lawsuit against Phil Spector. They sued him for monies they believed they should have gotten for use of their recordings on TV and in movies..unfortunately for them, the contract they signed with Phil in the 60s stated he had the right to sell music they recorded for TV and movie use....I do not know if this includes music anyone wrote or only music he or they wrote. I thought this might be of interest to those of you who might not get this kind of news in other countries. Louise -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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