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Spectropop - Digest Number 799



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Message #10,000
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. S'pop assorted
           From: Phil Chapman 
      3. Re: Lesley Duncan
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      4. Desperately Seeking Superman
           From: Rex Strother 
      5. Re: Records With Telephone Calls - Doctors Orders
           From: Simon White 
      6. Brian Wilson Productions
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
      7. Re: Phone records
           From: Andrew Jones 
      8. Re: Records With Telephone Calls
           From: Elisabeth 
      9. Re: The Dixie Cups on the line...
           From: Richard Havers 
     10. RE: The Actionettes
           From: Delia Barnard 
     11. Re: Ginny Arnell and R.P.M. Suggestions
           From: Wesley Smith 
     12. Peter & Gordon - Hot Cold & Custard
           From: Paul Gutter 
     13. Re: Donna Lynn (another GREAT single)
           From: Andres Jurak 
     14. Re: Joyce Harris: No way out
           From: Wesley Smith 
     15. My Favorite Telephone Song
           From: David Feldman 
     16. The Beagle and the four Liverpool whigs
           From: Antonio Vizcarra 
     17. Re: Music Unlimited
           From: Paul Richards 
     18. Re: Desperately Seeking Superman
           From: Dan Hughes 
     19. Re: Phone records
           From: David Bell 
     20. Re: Desperately Seeking Superman
           From: John Henderson 
     21. Re: Music Unlimited
           From: Ian Chapman 
     22. Re: Desperately Seeking Superman
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     23. Superman songs
           From: Ken Levine 
     24. Two questions on the Shangri-Las
           From: Sean 
     25. Re: Superman songs
           From: Rat Pfink 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:52:44 -0000 From: S'pop Team Subject: Message #10,000 Welcome to message #10,000 To mark this occasion, your Team have played to musica three much-discussed tracks. Click this link...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ to choose from: Bonnie & The Treasures - Tell Me In The Sunlight Nino Tempo - Boys Town Reparata & The Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now Enjoy! Many thanks to our members around the world, all 800+ of you, for helping to make the Spectropop discussion forum a daily must read, continuing in the spirit of the Group's founder, Jamie LePage. Before we go, can we request that you spare a thought for our moderators and please try to submit messages in a format close to our now accepted style. And please add your name to them. Thanks. The S'pop Team Spectropop: Spectacular! Retro! Pop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:07:44 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: S'pop assorted Norman, I meant to sing the praises of Normie Rowe's "It's Not Easy" the first time you mentioned it. The production on this Mann-Weill tune is expansive, and the piano intro is lifted straight from the break of "Just Once In My Life". [played to musica] Does anyone know if Normie's is the original version of this Brill Building song? Simon White wrote: > Now what about some rekkids that start with or contain > telephone calls? Let me put my four penn'orth in and press button A for Ike & Tina's "Tell Her I'm Not Home", I love Tina's humble "Thank you" before the Ikettes kick in:-) Elisabeth, Sunny's "Doctor's Orders" was the 'homely' original, which I heard first, and stuck with. Even tho' I do like Carol's version, I got a bit fed up of the 70s trend of taking regular pop tunes and merely adding a 'disco' beat. You may like Sunny's obscuri-ish follow-up, "Warm And Tender Romance", better. Andrea Ogarrio: >....I am delurking to ask another question about that wonderful >unreleased Breakaways song in the film 'Darling'.... I dug out the video and edited the song around to remove dialogue. Not totally sure how it stands up outside of the film, but I've played this lo-fi offering to musica for examination. Good to read all the Ginny Arnell posts. Much as I like all the stuff I've heard, I think she has a slight country 'yelp' which IMHO seems incongruous to the style of song she was given to record. Having said that, my favourites are Teddy Randazzo's "A Little Bit Of Love (Can Hurt)" (has anybody else recorded this?), "B I L L Why" and Chip Taylor's "Just Like A Boy". I'll play these to musica at some point. Talking of Teddy Randazzo, his flagship girlgroup, The Royalettes, never seemed to get the recognition they deserved, despite great songs and lavish production (or possibly because of the latter). Finally, Justin wrote: > I also recall hearing it on the radio by a group that sounds somewhat > like the Sandpipers. The opening lyrics are: "Today while the blossom > clings to the vine, I'll taste your strawberries, and drink your sweet > wine". What is the correct song title and the group who performed this > specific version? I think this is the Randy Sparks song "Today", from from the 1964(?) movie "Advance To the Rear" starring Glenn Ford. Recorded by, amongst others, Jefferson Airplane and John Denver. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 18:27:11 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Lesley Duncan Ian Chapman: > "When My Baby Cries", a ballad that Dusty always wanted to > record, but never got around to (although both the Poor Souls > and Yvonne Prenosilova did). Now playing on musica. Coincidentally, this is another song Orietta Berti covers on her U.S. album release (as is Brenda Lee's "Losing You"). I guess I do need to pick up her album now! Thanks for posting "Se Per Caso" onto musica. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:44:02 -0700 From: Rex Strother Subject: Desperately Seeking Superman I am doing a bit of research on songs that are dedicated to or inspired by Superman - the TV show, the comic book and cartoon character, the films. Quite a few contemporary songs feature references ("Jimmy Olsen's Blues" by Spin Doctors, "I'm No Superman" theme to TV show "Scrubs"). How about songs from the 1950s and 1960s - maybe even 1970s. I'll take any title or reference; I pray for a deluge. Would love to have detail too - artist, label, record no., date of release, chart history (if any), composers, lyrics! As this list takes on theme-based song lists, maybe you'll help me with mine? Feel free to email me off list. Rex -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 07:35:34 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Records With Telephone Calls - Doctors Orders Ian Chapman wrote: > But, but Elisabeth....! That's Sunny of Sue &...! Carol's > is good, yes, but for me, Sunny's distinctively husky voice > wins every time. I still play the Love Affair's "Rainbow > Valley" just to hear her go "meet me where the rainbow ends..." I may be wrong, but wasn't Sunny's version the original one ? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 07:44:54 -0000 From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: Brian Wilson Productions I agree with Mark Frumento that there is a discrepancy between the quality of Brian Wilson's creative output with The Beach Boys and some of the material he produced for others. The one shining difference for me is Brian's involvement in 'American Spring', and I wonder how much of Brian's quality input to that particular production project was due to its nature as a family affair, with wife Marilyn as vocalist. Stratton Bearhart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 22:31:13 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Phone records "Walkin' In the Rain With the One I Love" by Love Unlimited and "Doctor's Orders" by Carol Douglas are two of my favorite telephone-call songs. (The former contains a call, the latter opens with one.) Also, Frank Zappa included an actual phone call as a track on one of his Mothers of Invention albums (can't remember which one right now). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:23:16 -0000 From: Elisabeth Subject: Re: Records With Telephone Calls Ian Chapman wrote: > But, but Elisabeth....! That's Sunny of Sue &...! Carol's > is good, yes, but for me, Sunny's distinctively husky voice > wins every time. I still play the Love Affair's "Rainbow > Valley" just to hear her go "meet me where the rainbow ends..." Ah, I wondered if it was *that* Sunny. Well, I just listened to both of them again now and my preference is more with the arrangement, not the singing. Carol's is just more of a proper slinky disco beat, where as Sunny's is a bit straight. (oh, and the ring tone in Sunny's version is terrifying - it reminds me of my grandma's old bakelite clunker that used to make me jump every time it rang!) > Back to the song in question - knowing your love of la musique > francaise, you really should hear that telephone conversation > done in french by the lovely Sheila. Title is "C'Est Le Coeur > (Les Ordres Du Docteur"), and it was quite a hit there in '75. If it's as good as her Sheila B. Devotion stuff, I'm sure I'll love it! eBay ahoy... Elisabeth x -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 09:40:53 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: The Dixie Cups on the line... Simon White wrote: > Now what about some rekkids thats start with or contain > telephone calls? Answering Machine by Rupert Holmes from his 80s album 'Partners in Crime' (1979). Which prompts me to mention his 1974 single, 'Our National Pastime', it was a wonderful record; taken from his album Widescreen. While some might find him too clever I think he wrote some great stuff. He put whole movie ideas into single songs......'Brass Knuckles', 'Studio Musician', 'Phantom of the Opera' (1974, so no plagiarism), 'Soap Opera', 'Full Circle'...... Many will know him from 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)', and the Partners in Crime album hits. His earlier work is far better, although the album Full Circle came after Partners in Crime. Worth checking out if you love strong melodies and great lyrics. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:29:14 -0000 From: Delia Barnard Subject: RE: The Actionettes The Actionettes present... SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM! a club night for people who love to dance Can I add to this that Elisabeth (dulcet toned young lady who sang at the spectropop party) will hopefully be doing a song with us! x Delia Dansette x The Details Where: The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd, King's Cross, WC1 (note: new venue) When: Saturday 15th March 2003. From 9pm till late Cost: 4 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 03:57:21 -0800 (PST) From: Wesley Smith Subject: Re: Ginny Arnell and R.P.M. Suggestions Jeffery Kennedy: >Ginny Arnell is one of my favorites. Personally, I've enjoyed >every track I've heard by her (and I've heard most of them) >because she has such a sensational voice. A very strong, emotive, >versatile singer with a huge range. I agree with you,Jeffery, concerning the need for a "real" reissue of Ginny Arnell material and likewise,'I'M CRYING TOO" is also my favorite Ginny Arnell song.Also,she had a nice earlier release on Warwick,'MARRIED TO YOU". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:58:26 -0000 From: Paul Gutter Subject: Peter & Gordon - Hot Cold & Custard Hi all! Does anyone posess a copy of this hideously rare LP? I'm really curious after reading the SFA article on it, and it looks like it will not be re-released on CD for a long time coming. So pleez!! contact me offlist. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:23:26 -0000 From: Andres Jurak Subject: Re: Donna Lynn (another GREAT single) Ronnie Allen wrote: >If anyone here has more information about her [Donna Lynn] >I know I and Doc Rock and Andres and I assume many others >here who fondly remember her would appreciate it! She also had a single released only in Japan (I think)- A-Side. I Had A Dream I Was A Beatle B-Side. My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut Record Number CR-1124 (check this link http://member.nifty.ne.jp/pet_sounds/music/beatles/e_single/donna.html it's sad, no cover pic) Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 04:46:13 -0800 (PST) From: Wesley Smith Subject: Re: Joyce Harris: No way out Peter Lerner: >...."No Way Out" by Joyce Harris, on Infinity 005. >Dave takes more than 2 pages to describe this record..... Any admirer of Joyce Harris should definitely check out her STUPENDOUS version (as the liner notes claim!)of her previously unissued "I Got My Mojo Working" on the "Domino Records Story" (Ace U.K. C D 506) Also included are both "NO WAY OUT" and "DREAMER",as well as a great photo of the black sounding vivaceous redhead. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:54:43 -0500 From: David Feldman Subject: My Favorite Telephone Song Crying in My Sleep -- a great Jimmy Webb song with a lovely perfomrance by Art Garfunkel. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:49:05 +0100 From: Antonio Vizcarra Subject: The Beagle and the four Liverpool whigs Beatlemania brought to the USA a spate of fake beatles records made to cash in on the fab four. One of these albums that has always fascinated me is "The Beagle and the four Liverpool whigs. This LP includes the worst ever cover of "I want to hold your hand" but the really intriguing part is that the rest of the album contains some really decent do-wop songs songs in the mould of Dion & the Belmonts and similar bands!!! Does anybody know who were the group playing in this record? It looks as if these were unreleased recordings from the late fifties/ early sixties that were finally released in 1964 with a completely misleading picture sleeve and a Beatle cover version which I have my doubts that it was really perfomed by the same band. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:09:17 EST From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: Music Unlimited I've got a couple of volumes of 'Music Unlimited' too, Mark. I haven't got the one you're talking of, I'll have to get it. Really good pop promos. Really well directed, much more interesting than modern videos. Dunno anything about them though. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:56:47 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Desperately Seeking Superman Rex wants Superman songs: Sunshine Superman, Donovan, Epic, 1966: "Superman or Green Lantern ain't got / Nothin' on me..." Country Joe & the Fish, Superbird, from the album Electric Music For the Mind and Body, lyrics here: http://www.countryjoe.com/electric.htm#superbird ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:10:12 EST From: David Bell Subject: Re: Phone records Well, phone records has been an amusing thread so far. One of my favourites? The sometimes squeaky clean Connie Francis rocking it on an Eddie Curtis track, arranged by Sammy Lowe, called "Telephone Lover." Hello..uh Hello, darling, Have you missed me? You have? Are you telling me true? Uh, that's nice. Well, why don't you come over my house And talk me more of that sweet talk? Darling? Hello? Hello? Hello? Perhaps not quite so squeaky clean after all from America's Sweetheart Of Song! David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:14:30 -0500 From: John Henderson Subject: Re: Desperately Seeking Superman Rex Strother wrote: > I am doing a bit of research on songs that are dedicated to > or inspired by Superman - the TV show, the comic book and > cartoon character, the films. Rex, "Superman's Ghost" composed/sung by Don McLean "Superman's Song" (charted in Canada) Crash Test Dummies These may be out of the wrong era though. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:18:36 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Music Unlimited Mark Frumento wrote: > I just got a video copy of what appears to be about 3 or 4 > music video programs from 1971/72......Anyway, the only credit > on the thing is a screen that says "Music Unlimited." Does > anyone know more about these videos? > Were they done for TV? Theaters? Mark, The Music Unlimited series appeared in the very early 80s, at the time when VCRs were just taking off. They were one of the very first music-only comps, although they were pretty hard to come by even then. I never managed to find any of them, but I seem to recall seeing the track listings - mostly 70s artists, with a few late-60s? I'm sure I remember that one volume contained the Flirtations(?) Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:13:32 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Desperately Seeking Superman How about "Superman" by Dino, Desi & Billy (Reprise 0444) 1966? Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 14:06:35 -0800 From: Ken Levine Subject: Superman songs "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 22:34:00 -0000 From: Sean Subject: Two questions on the Shangri-Las When Betty left the group who did the high parts on songs? From what I've heard "Long Live Our Love" was Betty's first song when she came back in 1965, but on songs like "Bull Dog" and "Dum Dum Ditty" I hear someone singing soprano. I have heard Marge and Mary Ann Ganser had really low voices. Second question is on "Sophisticated Boom Boom", who is the one toward the end of the song that goes "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah boom boom"? Sean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 17:35:38 -0500 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Superman songs The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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