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Spectropop - Digest Number 792

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Bonnie & The Treasures
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. Re: The Pandoras
           From: Bob Wallis 
      3. Re: Dave Marsh book
           From: Dan Hughes 
      4. Re: Joyce Harris
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      5. Marshall Hain
           From: Marc 
      6. CD Baby & The Secrets.
           From: tolpuddlemartyrs 
      7. Re: Northern Gore
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      8. Eddie Rambeau, Craig Douglas on musica
           From: Michael Edwards 
      9. Re: Charlatans SF / Cry Myself To Sleep
           From: Ken Silverwood 

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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:34:44 -0000 From: S'pop Team Subject: Bonnie & The Treasures Home Of The Brave The Story Of Bonnie & The Treasures and Charlotte O'Hara Your team have been busy recently putting the finishing touches to yet another big project. Follow the links below to view the fruits of our latest endeavours. And do pay attention at the back because we might be asking questions later. Home Of The Brave contents page. Your gateway to the whole caboodle: Part One: Charlotte's Debut by Al Hazan. The exclusive story of the making of Charlotte's first record, by the man who wrote and produced it: Part Two: Charlotte & I by Peter Canvel. Reprinted from PHILately magazine, by the man who first revealed Bonnie's real identity to the world: Part Three: Jerry Riopelle Interview by Joel Najman. Again rescued from the PHILately archives, a very rare chat with the "Home Of The Brave" producer: Part Four: Charlotte Ann Matheny Discography. If you thought the subject's body of work was small, think again. Bonnie/Charlotte recorded over two-dozen 45s and an album, using at least five different names. Find each and every one catalogued in this joint effort by Mick Patrick and AS/PMA maven Phil Milstein: Enjoy! The S'pop Team Spectropop: Spectacular! Retro! Pop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 12:00:22 -0000 From: Bob Wallis Subject: Re: The Pandoras Mick Patrick wrote: > Don't you just hate it when a great website vanishes? Some > months back, probably following an S'pop tip-off, I happened > upon a fantastic site containing some drop dead great colour > photos of all-girl band the Pandoras. Mick, Regrettably, my bookmark to John Harp's great Pandoras site doesn't work for me - don't know where it went. Alan Lewis' New England Music Scrapbook site has a page on the Pandoras, but not nearly as extensive as Harp's site at I hope that helps you with your Pandoras jones. BW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 04:54:08 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Dave Marsh book Marsh's book of the best 1001 singles of all time really dissed Tina Turner's "River Deep - Mountain High" - ruined the whole book for me. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 01:08:37 -0800 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Joyce Harris Peter Lerner: > Some of you must be familiar with Dave Marsh's outstanding book > "The Heart Of Rock And Soul", subtitled "The 1001 greatest singles > ever made". Yes, we could all write our lists, but few of us could > describe those sounds, those emotions, those moments, the way Dave > Marsh does. If you've read the first 1000 entries and reached 1001, > you'll find a description of a 45 I suspect few of you will have > heard. "No Way Out" by Joyce Harris, on Infinity 005. Dave takes more > than 2 pages to describe this record, and and the end, you may find > yourself thinking "is this a spoof, is the author having a joke with > us? Or is this an unutterably valuable 45?" Peter I have read this book over & over again, and have always lingered on that last entry. Don't you wish the poor boy would bring out a book with the entries up to 2001? I also have a copy of "No Way Out" by Joyce Harris and would be willing to play it to Musica if required. Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 16:14:33 -0500 From: Marc Subject: Marshall Hain Peter Lerner asked about Marshall Hain. The duo (Julian Marshall & Kit Hain) had a bit of a hit with "Dancing in the City" in 1979. Not a half-bad song, as I recall. They only made 1 LP. Kit Hain recorded 2 LPs - one for Deram and one for Mercury. Julian Marshall later played keyboards for the Flying Lizards. Kit Hain has written songs for Cher (Fires of Eden), Heart (Back to Avalon), Til Tuesday (Rip in Heaven, Crash & Burn), Roger Daltery, Kiki Dee, Annie Haslam and others. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 22:40:07 -0000 From: tolpuddlemartyrs Subject: CD Baby & The Secrets. If you love 60's Pop/Rock & would like to hear songs acclaimed by Peter Noone, Bobby Vee, Frank Allen (The Searchers) & numerous Music Columnists, just take a visit to: http://www.cdbaby/secrets Time Will Come by the Australian band, The Secrets.The song (and video) contents of this interactive disc cover three and a half decades of pop music (psych-pop, baroque pop, quirky pop, Mersey- influenced pop), as penned and performed by the talented Peter Rechter (and changing bandmates).This is very cool stuff, and you can learn more about the artist and the music by visiting Long may you run, Sir Peter! Until next month, jangle on ... and/or keep on rockin' in the free world! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 01:08:24 -0800 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Northern Gore Steve Harvey wrote: > Can anyone tell me what Lesley Gore tune was > considered Northern Soul? Is this a cruel hoax? > I love her stuff, but never considered it soul. Jeff Lemlich: > Soul? Hardly... but these have a Northern sound: > I'll Be Standing By > I'm Falling Down > My Town My Guy & Me > We Know We're In Love Mick Patrick: > I second that. Might I also recommend "Take Good Care (Of My > Heart)", released on Mercury 72892 in 1968. It was produced > by Gamble & Huff and is as soulful and danceable as bugger > only knows what. Hello again to all, A great swathe of numbers in the "Northern" cannon have about as much to do with the term "soul" as Saddam Hussein has anything in common to St. Francis of Assisi. It can all come down to style, beat, rhythm, any number of reasons. It's source originally stems from Tamla Motown and odds & sods that the Mod movement in England took as their own. Many tunes have come and gone over the years which where popular for a while but now would be tantamount to be a death wish if played nowadays. So really the core (which is huge) remains the same. I personally have never heard a Lesley Gore track played at any venue I've attended, if attempted the previously mentioned death wish would kick in. Nothing wrong with Lesley in my book, but she is just not played. Although as I say the style, type of recording can lump it in as "Northern". Tunes I can "frug" to this month (but not at a "Northern" do): Billy Fury------------------What Do You Think Your A Doin' Of Sammy Turner----------------Raincoat In The River Drifters--------------------The Outside World Ben E King------------------I Just Can't Break The News To Myself (maybe) Helen Shapiro---------------Tell Me What He Said Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 01:23:46 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Eddie Rambeau, Craig Douglas on musica Craig Douglas pretty much built his early 60s UK career on cover versions of US songs. Examples are: "When My Little Girl Is Smilin'" (the Drifters), "Time" (Jerry Jackson) and "Only Sixteen" (Sam Cooke). "Come Closer" however seems to have gone the other way Craig was covered in the US by Eddie Rambeau and it makes for an interesting comparison. The song was written by ace UK tunesmith and recording artist, Chris Andrews, who wrote many UK hits for Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw, the Roulettes and himself. Craig's version sounds the way it would have, had the Roulettes recorded it. That being in the style of whatever the name was for the London equivalent of Merseybeat at the time (1964). When it crossed the Atlantic and Bob Crewe got his hands on it, the song became very girl-groupish. Eddie has mentioned that Bob Crewe was better suited to recording girl singers than male ones and this is a good example of that, as Bob's production is at breakneck speed. You get to listen to both versions as the original 45s are playing on musica. A real battle of the bands if ever there was one! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 01:08:50 -0800 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Charlatans SF / Cry Myself To Sleep Dave , The "Cry Myself To Sleep" by the Seasons is on the ciminally ignored sides "Off Seasons", track 3 I think. It's A Crewe/Gaudio number and in no way resembles the bootin' "Cry Myself To Sleep" by Del Shannon. Of course there's always "Cry Myself To Sleep" by Cher from around 1965, popular title eh? Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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