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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Things Are Changing
           From: Harvey 
      2. Re: the Reflections
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      3. Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds
           From: Dan Hughes 
      4. Re: The Reflections CD
           From: Mike Edwards 
      5. Chico's Girl
           From: Ian Chapman 
      6. Things Are Changing
           From: Ian Chapman 
      7. Re: Things Are Changing
           From: Keiko Kondo 
      8. soft sounds for gentle people comp?
           From: Ted L.  


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 17:29:43 -0000
   From: Harvey 
Subject: Things Are Changing

I know that Phil Spector did a version of Things Are Changing using 
the Blossoms. What is the story on the version that was done by the 
Supremes? Was that a separate recording or just the backing track with 
new vocals by the Supremes?



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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 13:31:17 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: the Reflections The recent message about a Reflections CD sent me scurrying, all excited, to their site, but alas, what is there appears to be recordings from a later version of the group doing 50s/60s 'faves' and a 'lost tapes' cassette. What I would love is a CD collection of all their issued Golden World songs - from memory there were about 8/9 singles yeilding 16/18 tracks - please does anyone know of THAT CD being anywhere to be found?? I long to hear "Comin' At You" in glorious sound!!! Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 10:26:51 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds Don't think I've told this story here before.... I am the general manager of a college radio station in Champaign, IL. About five years ago I got a phone call from Higher Octave Records, a label specializing in new age music. Jim McCarty had just recorded a CD for them, and he was going to be in town, and would I like them to set up an interview? Zowie! So on a beautiful summer morning, I drove Jim McCarty to my radio station and did a live, on the air one-hour interview with him. We had a great time--after we finished he told me how great it was to talk music with someone who knew their stuff (he'd just done an interview in St. Louis where the first question was, "So Jim, what instrument do you play?"). Afterwards, we went to my house where I played him some music from my collection. I introduced him to my daughter, who was about 12 at the time. "Karen, this is Jim McCarty. He played drums for the Yardbirds." She was rather shy and didn't say much, but the next day at school she told everybody she had a Beatle at her house! (Jim McCarty, Paul McCartney....) So anyway, I experienced the dream of a lifetime: I had a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in my living room, listening to my records with me!! ---Dan http://members.soltec.net/~dan (spiffy home page) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 16:19:57 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: The Reflections CD Kingsley Abbot wrote: > The recent message about a Reflections CD sent me scurrying, all excited, to > their site, but alas, what is there appears to be recordings from a later > version of the group doing 50s/60s 'faves' and a 'lost tapes' cassette. What I > would love is a CD collection of all their issued Golden World songs - from > memory there were about 8/9 singles yeilding 16/18 tracks - please does anyone > know of THAT CD being anywhere to be found?? I long to hear "Comin' At You" in > glorious sound!!! I checked offline with member Mike and he confirmed that they are not the original Golden World recordings. I have most of their 45s. If you need anything let me know. I owe you one for "Looking In Windows" on Ripples 2. Don't forget that one called, "You're My Baby" - also done by the Vacels as the first record on the Kama Sutra label (or so I believe). Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 01:19:46 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Chico's Girl Roger wrote: > In the rather impressive, although grey "The Phil Spector > Sessions - a four disc set of tracking sessions, vocals > and rare songs, "all previously unreleased", is the > interesting Chico's Girl. It includes backing tracks and > backing track with vocals. Anyone know who the female lead > singer is? Hello Roger, That's Barbara Alston on lead. Did you notice how on this version, Chico wears a jacket that says "Tiger" on the back, rather than "Rebel", as in the later version by the Girls' and Susan Barrett?! Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 01:22:45 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Things Are Changing Harvey asked: > I know that Phil Spector did a version of Things Are > Changing using the Blossoms. What is the story on the > version that was done by the Supremes? Was that a separate > recording or just the backing track with new vocals by > the Supremes? Harvey, the Blossoms cut the original version - produced by Jerry Riopelle, BTW (who was given the project by Phil Spector) - and the backing track, possibly with the Blossoms' version as a guide vocal, was sent out to the other artists (Supremes, Jay & the Americans, Julio Angel & Lucetita) to add their vocals. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 03:30:27 -0000 From: Keiko Kondo Subject: Re: Things Are Changing Harvey wrote: > I know that Phil Spector did a version of Things Are Changing using > the Blossoms. What is the story on the version that was done by the > Supremes? Was that a separate recording or just the backing track with > new vocals by the Supremes? Hi Harvery, Go to this URL: http://www.spectropop.com/gg/thingsarechanging.html kk -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 18:59:27 -0700 From: Ted L. Subject: soft sounds for gentle people comp? Does anyone know the track listing for the "Soft Sounds for Gentle People" collection as advertised in Ugly Things #20? (Phil Milstein's Shangri-Las '77 article is beyond fascinating!) The ad states the CD comp is comprised of "22 far-out slices of mid to late sixties (mostly) West Coast pop and soft psych including rare tracks from the Growing Society, Jim and Dale, Paper Fortress, Brigadune, and the Parade." Pet Records (Hermosa Beach, CA) is behind this release, but their ad has no e-mail/web contacts. Thanks in advance, Ted L. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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