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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Reflections CD
           From: Mikey 
      2. Re: American bad dreams - and good music
           From: Dave Swanson 
      3. Re: soft sounds for gentle people comp
           From: Dubois 
      4. Re: THINGS ARE CHANGING
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: The Reflections CD
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. New At Spectropop
           From: Spectropop 
      7. Reflecting on the Reflections
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      8. Re: The Monkees
           From: Alan Gordon 
      9. Re: The Reflections
           From: Mikey 
     10. Re: American bad dreams
           From: Richard Tearle 
     11. Take Me For A Little While
           From: Marci Marks 
     12. Re: The Monkees
           From: Dave Swanson 
     13. Re: Things Are Changing
           From: Lee 
     14. Smile A Little Smile for Me...
           From: Norman 
     15. The Liquid Room 10/20/02
           From: David Ponak 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 20:57:17 -0400
   From: Mikey 
Subject: Re: The Reflections CD

Re the Reflections CD:
> I checked offline with member Mike and he confirmed (the CD 
> is) 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 here, and no, the CD is a combo of old acetates, and
re-recordings done at various times over the last 20 years or 
so.  Its not bad at all, but I agree, what I'd like are the 
Golden World recordings.

However, there WAS an LP done in 1965, and that may be stereo, 
so that's one way to get some better quality Reflections.

We need someone with all the 45s to dub them onto CDR!!

Mikey





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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 07:38:41 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: American bad dreams - and good music I told myself I would refrain from more comments on this show, but I lied. Ok, so I give the show another shot last night. Maybe I am being too picky, but I think not. As "Doc Roc" wrote here "Who cares if the songs aren't correct to the month or year?" well then he was very content with last nights debacle. I am not talking about months here. The show last night was clearly set in late 1963 as the one kid's spelling bee even had the big 1963 banner behind them. Moments earlier in the show some other kids,I have no idea on character names here, are in a record store that is blasting "Do Wah Diddy" by Manfred Mann. Now, seeing as how the British Invasion was such an important part of the music history of the era and seeing as how The Beatles hadn't even hit the states yet, how was this record store playing a record that was not even released in the UK till August of '64? One would think that even if it didn't really matter as to month or year of the music used in the show, they would at least have to note that this is ridiculous. So in the next souple months (time-wise on the show) the kids will sit down to watch The Ed Sullivan Show to see The Beatles, will anyone note that this is old hat since that Manfred Mann record was around for months already? I mean, I don't think this kind of, once again, attention to detail is asking too much. There, I have no more to say on this topic. Well, probably not. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 14:49:29 +0200 From: Dubois Subject: Re: 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. Ted is in search of the same things that I'm looking for too - the address of that label. This comp seems exciting for soft pop lovers. JED PS: Does anyone know who owns United Artists? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:51:36 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THINGS ARE CHANGING Keiko Kondo: > Go to this URL: http://www.spectropop.com/gg/thingsarechanging.html Well said, that young lady! The answers to the best questions are frequently already on the Spectropop website. A tip: to search the discussion forum archives, click here: http://www.spectropop.com/archive/index.html Typing in the three little words Things Are Changing throws up a whopping 75 results. Read them and find out everything (probably) you need to know about said recording. And remember, good jobs are out there. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 14:32:02 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Reflections CD Mikey wrote: > We need someone with all the 45s to dub them onto CDR!! I'll dub. I have a free standing CD recorder hooked up to my Technique 1200's. That's if someone wants to go to the trouble to send me the 45's.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 20:30:31 -0000 From: Spectropop Subject: New At Spectropop Dear Members, Just a reminder - the following items are presently situated in the New At Spectropop section. Simply click and enjoy: When Van Met Kenny - The Sandi Sheldon Story: http://www.spectropop.com/SandiSheldon/index.htm Spectropop Remembers Marshall Leib: http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/MarshallLeib.htm Whatever Happened To Baby Jane & The Rockabyes: http://www.spectropop.com/BabyJane/index.htm Nick DeCaro - Big In Japan: http://www.spectropop.com/NickDeCaro/index.htm Spectropop Recommends Josie & The Pussycats: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm#josie Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm More new features coming your way soon. Watch this space. The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:57:03 -0400 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Reflecting on the Reflections Hi, just wanted to say if it helps that for any of you Spectropoppers living in eastern Michigan or western Ontario, Toledo area, etc. (If there happen to be any) a good bet for used copies of The Reflections' 65 stereo LP, which I don't have nor do I happen to own any of their Golden World 45w (YET...) COULD be Record Mart somewhere near Woodward Ave. in either Ferndale or Royal Oak, sorry I don't have more specific info, THIS IS NOT A PLUG!!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 14:01:47 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: The Monkees From Guy Lawrence > Anyone know of a Monkees website that features hard facts about their > recordings, session musicians, songwriters etc (kind of like the stuff we > discuss here) rather than just fan club type stuff and what they're up to at > the moment? Guy: As is the usual, I'm catching up here... only a week or so to go, so this may have been answered. I don't know of any websites, but if you can get your hands on the book that came in the original Monkees Box-Set (the album shaped one, as opposed to the box-thing), you'll find a very complete session listing of most of the players on all their albums. Neat guitar parts by Stills, Young and all sorts of guys that I had only heard rumored to have played with them till I read it here in b&w. albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 17:43:27 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: The Reflections Previously: > We need someone with all the 45s to dub them onto CDR!! Jimmy B: > I'll dub. I have a free standing CD recorder hooked up to my Technique > 1200's. That's if someone wants to go to the trouble to send me the 45's.... >>>>>>>Mikey writes again... I wish I had them!! But someone here mentioned that they had them all. Can that person come foward?. I have 3 Cd burners, and I would do the burn and send everyone copies if the person would lend me the 45s. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 22:06:28 -0000 From: Richard Tearle Subject: Re: American bad dreams Firstly I have to say that we don't get the show in the UK - yet??? but I have been reading with great interest the comments made. Secondly, I also have to say that it does annoy me intensly to hear a soundtrack that is CLEARLY out of synch with setting. The problem of course is not unique to this show - it seems to happen so many times. Who then is to blame? Surely the researchers only need a copy of the Guiness Book of Hit Singles (I assume its published in the States and if not there must be an equivalent) and it doesn't even have to be up to date! Whilst release dates in UK and US are obviously different (and that works both ways) there really is no excuse, I feel. The annoying thing about it is that somebody has obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to get certain historical facts (whether worldwide, national or even local) correct but doesn't seem to bother with the soundtrack. Does it matter? In the broader sense of things perhaps not: earlier comments suggest that whatever music is used was certainly contemporary and therefore caught the feel of the times. I would accept that to a degree, but when I watch tv or films, I want to beleive that what I am seeing could happen - then the music brings me back to reality and I feel somewhat cheated. Ok, maybe I'm being picky or maybe its just me, but I don't think I'm alone in this.... Cheers, Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 18:52:04 EDT From: Marci Marks Subject: Take Me For A Little While Hi Spectropoppers, I wanted to let fans of Earl Palmer know that he leads a trio every Thursday night at Charley-O's, a jazz club in Van Nuys, CA. It's casual and there's no cover! Did anyone see/hear the version of "Take Me For A Little While" last night over the end credits of The Sopranos? It sounded like a Spector production but I'm trying to figure out who was singing. This is my first posting although I have been following the group for a while. Regards, Marci Marks -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 21:39:06 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: The Monkees I had heard a while ago that Andrew Sandoval was working on a Monkees book that would be a sort of day-by-day account of everything. Recording sessions, live dates, TV show filming,etc. What as happened to this project I don't know. If/when it does happen, it should be quite amazing! DS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 00:52:19 -0400 From: Lee Subject: Re: Things Are Changing Has anyone actually heard the version of "Things Are Changing" by Julio Angel (Alvarez) and Lucecita (Benitez)? Both were very famous Puerto Rican pop singers in the mid-'60s. I know that a label for the release appears in a discography of Lucecita's recordings, but does anyone have an MP3 they can post to Musica? Lee -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 19:08:02 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Smile A Little Smile for Me... Further to John from NJ's inquiry on THE FLYING MACHINE; Tony Newman, Sam Kempe, Suart Colman, Steve Jones, Paul Wilkinson could possibly be the line-up. I look at the faces in Pinkerton's Assorted Colours and see the same on the back cover of the album. Only in The Flying Machine there are four instead of five. Tony Newman is not the same person as the drummer of the same name. Of course, I haven't seen the infomercial so I can't confirm who's who. Here is a run down of the tracks on the album. (Which is an American pressing). The Flying Machine Janus Records JLS 3007 Smile A Little Smile for Me (Macaulay-Stephens) Produced by Tony Macaulay All other tracks Produced by John McLeod Side 1 Smile A Little Smile for Me (Macaulay-Stephens) Marie Take a Chance (T. Macaulay) Waiting On The Shores of Nowhere (Saker-Winsley) That Same Old Feeling (Macaulay-MacLeod) There She Goes (J. MacLeod) Side 2 Baby Make It Soon (Macaulay-McLeod) Broken Hearted Me, Evil Hearted You (T. Macaulay) A Thing Called Love (G. Hubbard) My Baby's Coming Home (Macaulay-McLeod) Send My Baby Home Again (MacLeod-Jay) It is interesting to note that Smile A Little Smile for Me, released in 1969, was a big hit in America but did nothing in Britain. I only came aware of the track when, around about 1971, I bought an album titled "The Tony Macaulay and John McLeod Song Book" Astor GGS 1198 (Australia). This album also featured Baby Make It Soon ( a track which the Marmalade also recorded successfully but not chart wise). Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 12:42:50 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 10/20/02 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at http://kpfk.org. The Liquid Room 10/20/2002 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Amon Tobin/Back From Space Out From Out Where (Ninja Tune) 3.Paul Mauriat/Black Harlem El Condor Pasa (Phillips) 4.Pastel Vespa/L'Anarchie dan L'U.K. L'Anarchie (Siesta-Spain) 5.Xantus and the Disciples/Healer's Lament People Are Wrong (cast CD) (Sidesaddle) 6.Thomas & Richard Frost/Where Did Yesterday Go Visualize (Rev-Ola-UK) 7.Royksopp/Rokyksopp's Night Out Melody A.M. (Astralwerks) 8.Aretha Franklin/Satisfaction Aretha Arrives (Atlantic/Rhino) 9.The Aluminum Group/Blow You Kisses Happyness (Wishing Tree) 10.Ivor Cutler Trio/A Great Grey Grasshopper Ludo (Rev-Ola-UK) 11.Sketch Show/Wonderful To Me Audio Sponge (Daisyworld -Japan) 12.The Polyphonic Spree/Soldier Girl (Fierce Panda-UK) 13.The Rolling Stones/Citadel Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco) 14.Saint Etienne/Language & Soft Like Me Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet) 15.Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity/I Know You Love Me Not If Your Memory Serves You Well (Dressed To Kill-UK) 16.Stereo Total/Love With The 3 Of Us Musique Automatique (Bobsled) 17.Richard Harris/The Yard Went On Forever The Webb Sessions 1968-1969 (Raven-Australia) 18.Rita Calypso/The Disadvantages Of You Apocalypso (Siesta-Spain) 19.Bill Stewart/Sitting In The Park One More Time (Chess) 20.Squarepusher/Love Will Tear Us Apart Do You Know Squarepusher (Warp) 21.Pico/I Love You ABC Pico First (Kitty-Japan) 22.Tahiti 80/1000 Times Wallpaper For The Soul (Minty Fresh) 23.Nino & April/You'll Be Needing Me Baby All Strung Out (Varese) 24.The Soft Boys/My Mind Is Connected... Nextdoorland (Matador) 25.Karin Krog/Meaning Of Love Raindrops, Raindrops (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 26.Beck/Little One Sea Change (Geffen) 27.Francoise Hardy/Chanson D'O La Question (Virgin-France) 28.Isaac HayesA House Full Of Girls Truck Turner (soundtrack) (Stax) 29.Orbital/Frenetic Work (FFRR) 30.Linus Of Hollywood/Where Are You Let Yourself Be Happy (Franklin Castle) 31.Lee Mallory/I'm With You That's The Way It's Gonna Be (Rev-Ola-UK) 32.Juana Molin/No Es Tan Cierto Tres Cosas (JM) 33.Fountains Of Wayne/Hat And Feet Utopia Parkway (Atlantic) 34.Uminski/Sentiments Uminski (EastWest-France) 35.Gypsophile Vs. Shop/Your Garden Party Deux Musicians En Crise (Radio Khartoum) 36.John Gregory/The Six Million Dollar Man The Mad, Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Ger) 37.Gabin/Delire Et Passion Gabin (Astralwerks) 38.Spookey Ruben/Glenn, Take Care Bed (Hi-Hat) 39.Komeda/Cul De Sac Wht Makes It Go (Minty Fresh) 40.Soft Cell/What Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (bonus track) (Mercury-UK) 41.The Negro Problem/Watering Hole Welcome Black (Smile) 42.Saint Etienne/Stop And Think It Over Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet) 43.Blue States/Season Song Man Mountain (ESL) 44.Future Bible Heroes/Losing Your Affection Eternal Youth (Instinct) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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