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Spectropop - Digest Number 787

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New at Spectropop
           From: Team Spectropop 
      2. Re: Sandpipers/Grads
           From: Mikey 
      3. Re: Surfer Girl / Four Freshmen
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: Phil Spector Interview
           From: Paul Underwood 
      5. Re: Artie Ripp
           From: Kim Cooper 
      6. Re: Spector Sessions
           From: Michael 
      7. Tony Romeo
           From: Emily Salmon 
      8. drum machines / Motorcity
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
      9. Re: Spector Sessions
           From: Mikey 
     10. The Mersey Sound Meets the Motown Sound
           From: Rik Williams 
     11. Re: The Forum's decidedly Un-hip Appearance
           From: Steve Stanley 

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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 12:15:19 -0000 From: Team Spectropop Subject: New at Spectropop In case you missed them, the following items are all New at Spectropop. Just click the links. When I Get Scared - The Lovelites Story by Louise Robbins-Posnick, Linda Stern & Mick Patrick: Mambo Gee Gee - The Story Of George Goldner & Tico Records by Stuffed Animal: Pet Projects - The Brian Wilson Productions by Harvey Williams: Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings by Robert McTaggart: Playing in the listening lounge for a limited period, The Lovelites "(When) I Get Scared" (rare 45 on Phil Spector's Phi-Dan logo): Enjoy! The Spectropop Team P.S. Coming soon: Bonnie & the Treasures, the Shangri-Las, Stu Phillips, Tony Hatch... Watch this space! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 10:15:16 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Sandpipers/Grads Does anyone here on Spectropop have The Sandpipers' Japanese CD "Digitally Remastered Best"? If so, please email me offline. thanks, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 09:32:55 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Surfer Girl / Four Freshmen Brian Chidester: > Re Brian Wilson writing Surfer Girl for the Four Freshmen: > Was Brian hanging around with the Four Freshmen during the > Candix recording sessions? Because there is a version of > "Surfer Girl" that dates from the pre-Capitol demos. Yea, that sure sounds like a made up story. "Surfer Girl" isn't even a Four Freshmen type of song, in the first place. By that time, The Freshmen were in their 30s!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 13:28:05 +0100 From: Paul Underwood Subject: Re: Phil Spector Interview ncsmn wrote: > Hello, I have never posted to this board, but I have been a > member of this group for a few months. Question: Does anyone > know where I can find an interview with Phil Spector in mp3 format? Thanks It's not mp3 but I suppose it could be converted quite easily. Try the following link, which is a December 2002 interview about the Christmas Album. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 07:46:29 -0800 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Re: Artie Ripp Leonardo Flores: > I'm hoping some of you can help me out...Just don't want to be looking > for ghosts. George Leonard: > I do want to look for ghosts. We were a Kama Sutra group, and it just > struck me that if anybody can tell me what happened to Artie Ripp it > would be Spectropop. Mike Edwards: > Artie Ripp was at Hollywood's Magic Castle on January 18th picking up > an award for services to the bubblegum genre. He looked well. The > organizers are now selling videos of the event: > > Artie might be on it and so might I, making it awesome value for $25. > Seriously, Spectropop member and Scram magazine editor, Kim Cooper > (also one of the 01/18 event organizers) may be able to give you some > up to date info on Artie. Simon Say's Scram's website is at: > Yes, Artie Ripp was in fine spirits at the Bubblegum Achievement Awards, and seems to still have his fingers in plenty of pies. The Bubblegum Queen and I asked his assistant what the Ripper is currently doing, and she described a series of projects where he served as liaison between the creative and corporate, playing matchmaker to help things get done. I'm just not sure what sort of things! Kim -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:12:46 -0000 From: Michael Subject: Re: Spector Sessions I agree wholeheartedly that these discs are incredible. If anyone is interested I have scans of the covers so you can see what's on the discs. At this point I have seen 3 different sets of covers with the setlist mixed a bit but they all seem to be from the same sessions, just a different order. A lot of studio chatter and to my surprise in stereo! Aloha, Michael -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:15:49 -0000 From: Emily Salmon Subject: Tony Romeo I have been trying to research the late Tony Romeo, with only a little success. If anyone can help me, I'm trying to compile a discography, and I'm certainly trying to find anyone who knew him. Thanks so much! Emily Salmon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 19:31:15 -0000 From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: drum machines / Motorcity The simple answer is that drum machines became the 'instant' alternative to the lion share of pop production, as anyone worth their production salt knows, miking acoustic drums for a great sound is a painstaking art. Plugging in a drum machine became the convenient way to simulate that sonic experience. Unfortunately it was a novelty that far outlived its sell by date. One only need listen to Stevie Wonder's mid 70's to the present to hear the predominantion of synthetic drums, particularly lamentable in light of Stevie's own capabilities on the tubs as made clear in his magical early seventies output. So, Motorcity is just another example of that trend, yet when I saw Ian Levine's live revues of the wonderful rosta of Motowners at the time, there was a fabulous live band faithfully producing the originals, close to the original sound. Stratton Bearhart. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 16:09:06 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Spector Sessions Michael on the Spector Sessions bootleg CDs: > I agree wholeheartedly that these discs are incredible. If anyone is > interested I have scans of the covers so you can see what's on the > discs. At this point I have seen 3 different sets of covers with the > setlist mixed a bit but they all seem to be from the same sessions, > just a different order. A lot of studio chatter and to my surprise in > stereo! Michael, could I bother you to send me a set of scans fopr the Spector Sessions Cds? I have them with no documentation or anything. I'd love to make covers for them. thank you SO much. Mikey, here in Frozen New York City -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 22:15:04 -0000 From: Rik Williams Subject: The Mersey Sound Meets the Motown Sound This Concert has just been announced: THE MERSEY SOUND MEETS THE MOTOWN SOUND Royal Court, Liverpool, 07 .30pm Friday 16th May 2003 Starring Martha Reeves, the Contours, Ollie Woodson (Temptations), the Merseybeats, Mike Pender's Searchers and the Pete Best Band. Box Office 0151 709 4321 Ticketmaster 0870 606 3536 Rik Chatbusters -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 15:18:52 -0800 From: Steve Stanley Subject: Re: The Forum's decidedly Un-hip Appearance Don Lonie wrote: > I can't get over all this talk about The Forum... It's about how they > looked...the picture of them on the back of the record...The guy's > wearing a tux and looks like a stand-in for Sandler and Young, if one of > them gets sick. The two women are wearing long dresses - low cut - and > have teased-up hair. In the liner notes, Les Baxter says the guy Phil > Campos was a folk singer...I have to think that The Forum put away the > hairspray and the tuxedos after they took that picture. True, Del-Fi's Balladeers are probably a bit too folky for discussion on this digest. The Les Baxter-led Balladeers that also recorded as the Forum on LA's Mira Records were an entirely different group than Del-Fi's folk trio... As I stated in the liner notes to the Forum Rev-Ola CD reissue, the jacket art probably drove away more potential fans than it ever attracted. The cover looks like a budget religious album from a post-Rat Pack perspective. It implies none of the magic that lies within. Preserving the original art was a tough call, but we decided to leave it as is. Incidentally, Baxter's hilarious S&M-inspired notes are also included in the CD reissue. If any Spectropoppers have any specific questions for Riselle Bain, I'd be happy to forward them over to her. Steve Stanley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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