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Spectropop - Digest Number 931



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Party
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Herman's Hermits/Flo & Eddie
           From: Mark Frumento 
      3. Re: Party
           From: James Botticelli 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 02:41:59 +0100
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: Re: Party

Mark Frumento:

> Most amazing for me is that thanks to Mick and Phil C. I now 
> know what Northern Soul is. And seeing both of them do their 
> take on Northern Soul dancing was worth the trip to NYC alone.
 
Ian Chapman:

> Now this, I HAVE to see!!!  Anybody take any photos?!!  Video?!!!

Mark:

> Fortunately for them, it was a private demonstration. Mick would 
> not complete a back flip which really disappointed me. I mean 
> the man comes all the way to the US and he can't complete a full 
> Northern Soul dance demonstration!?

Gentlemen,

Ah, the post-Shindig soiree chez Sheila! Indeed, I might have 
completed said death-defying terpsichorean manoeuvre had I not been 
called away to top up Maxine Brown's glass. Oh yes, expect only 
the very best surprise guests at Cha Cha Charming HQ!

How I wish I could describe the look on the lovely "Oh No Not My 
Baby" gal's face when Sheila popped on a CD containing some 
hitherto unissued tracks cut by her for Wand c.1963. Just one of 
many great moments from my New York jaunt. More to follow.

Hi to EVERYONE I met. I made some excellent new pals.

Mick Patrick
(Body clock now in utter turmoil)




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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 01:46:42 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Herman's Hermits/Flo & Eddie Dave Mirich wrote: > It appears a long-time collaborator of the Hermits was a > fellow by the name of Gouldman who wrote the song, so it > might be true. Anybody know about this? Others have already responded. I'll add that Graham Gouldman released a US-only LP around 1969. It contained his versions of some of the hits he wrote for other artists. It was half produced by Peter Noone. They commented at the time that they were trying an "artist produces the writer" kind of thing. The LP is well worth seeking out. It came out on the See For Miles label on CD in the 90s as well. Gouldman and Noone wrote together later, during Noone's attempt at a solo career. The wonderful song "Because You're There" is at least one that I know of. Noone's early solo career produced some great and highly under appreciated singles. I'll post "Because You're There" to musica when there is room. > I've heard about the Flo and Eddy box. It it worthwhile? I don't know of a boxed set by Flo and Eddie but I would recommend you seek 'The Best of Flo and Eddie.' Their material is a mixture of comedy and melodic songwriting, the latter being way more appealing to me. When they wanted to they could recreate the magic they produced in the Turtles. "Rebecca" and "Marmendy Mill" are two standouts. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 21:50:36 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Party Mark Frumento wrote: > Mick would not complete a back flip which really disappointed > me. I mean the man comes all the way to the US and he can't > complete a full Northern Soul dance demonstration!? The noive of some-a-dem! Viva Spectropop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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