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Spectropop - Digest Number 957

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Electric Screwdriver
           From: Michael Edwards 
      2. Re: Chiffons' "Stop Look & Listen"
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
      3. Chiffons
           From: Michael Edwards 
      4. Lady Luck & the Lullabies
           From: Tony Baylis 
      5. Re: Private Label Elvis duets album
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Star Revue in LA
           From: Michael Edwards 
      7. Re: Chiffons, "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On In My Mind But Me"
           From: Will Stos 
      8. Re: "Monday Kind of Friday"
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. Re: Dantes
           From: Dan Hughes 
     10. Re: "Monday Kind of Friday"
           From: Den Lindquist 
     11. Re: FF&Z
           From: Lor 
     12. RE: Star Revue in LA
           From: Martin Roberts 
     13. UK London label prefixes
           From: Austin Powell 
     14. Re: "Monday Kind of Friday"
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
     15. Chiffons' "Nobody Knows" . . . Who Sang Lead?
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     16. Re: Chiffons
           From: Phil Chapman 
     17. The Ronettes In Stereo
           From: Paul Urbahns 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 20:53:00 -0400
   From: Michael Edwards 
Subject: Electric Screwdriver

Paul Urbahns writes:
>Does anyone on this list have any albums credited to The
>Electric Screwdriver. I just missed on on ebay not long ago.
>They are sound-a-likes of current hits in the early 70s.

I used to work for Black & Decker in the late 70s; it was 
the first of many US companies I was fired from. We were given 
these albums on management training courses. I guess if I had 
listened to them I would have been a more successful employee.  
I don't have any left. 


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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 15:20:04 -0500 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Chiffons' "Stop Look & Listen" Tony: > Judy still does gigs with the group, but she > also works at a medical office and lives up in the Bronx. Was Judy the lady who sang with The Chiffons on the Hey La Hey Girl Groups Are Back PBS Special? Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 01:40:09 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Chiffons >From my good buddy and Brown alumni, Country Paul: >While I appreciate "One Fine Day", "He's So Fine", and the big >hits, the Chiffons - whether from their own inspiration or that of >inspired producers, management and/or writers - that enabled them to >experiment "outside the box"' too. To wit, the beautiful "What Am I >Gonna Do With You" and the remarkable "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On >(In My Mind But Me)", two brilliant recordings, and in the case >of "Nobody", a truly progressive pop record. (Acknowledging the oft- >cited uneven quality of their ouevre, I still never realized their >Laurie catalog was 50+ songs deep!) Paul, you're not far wrong but the above two songs get a lot of attention. How about the Chiffons "inside the box"? I've got two: (1) "Easy To Love" – a great Goffin-King tune from 1964 that bubbled under at # 105 (2) "Did You Ever Go Steady" – this one written by the Tokens and originally a track on their 1963, "One Fine Day" LP, although most of us heard it as the b-side of "Sweet Talkin' Guy" in 1966. Classic Chiffons. And while we are on the subject, wasn't it an absolute joy to hear "Sweet Talkin' Guy" on the radio in the summer of '66? Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 01:51:35 -0000 From: Tony Baylis Subject: Lady Luck & the Lullabies Anybody familiar with, or have any info on, this group? [Lady Luck & The Lullabies] Only one release that I am aware of, and that was 1963. Released in the U.K. on the Philips lable, BF 1245, A side 'Young Stranger', written by C.Singleton/H.Ott. B side 'Dance', B.Everette/M.Singleton. (Margie Singleton presumably). Definitely a female lead, but the Lullabies are male, although their contribution is mainly a bunch of Dooby Dooby etc. And a second question ... re the wonderful London American lable. Was there any rhyme or reason to the numbering systems prefix letters? eg. HL 8750, HLG 9352, HL-U 8852. This is something I have pondered for years .. sometimes only 2 letters, mostly three letters though, although some were hyphenated and some weren't .... Cheers Tony Baylis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 19:16:55 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Private Label Elvis duets album There was a duet with Linda Ronstadt that may have even been released as a single. Pretty awful from what I was told. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 21:14:40 -0400 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Star Revue in LA Thanks for the heads-up, Martin. Looks like it's going to be a great show. The details are at: >From the URL: "Among the invited guests of honor are: THE MEADOWLARKS, THE BLOSSOMS MARY CLAYTON, THE DUALS, DOROTHY BERRY, GRECIA NITZSCHE, THE PLATTERS, HB BARNUM, CHER, GLEN CAMPBELL, JOHNNY GAMBOA, ARTHUR REAVES, ARTHUR WRIGHT, GAYNELL HODGES, CARRIE WILLIAMS, THE CALVANES and many more friends of STAR REVUE.." But have you seen the performance times? 11:00 a.m. - 02 :00 p.m. on Friday July 18, 2003. Only in California - land of the 3 hour lunch breaks. I note from the URL the H.B. Barnum-Jack Nitzsche connection that you have mentioned to me before, Martin. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 02:31:11 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Chiffons, "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On In My Mind But Me" What I find interesting is that this record came out just after the lawsuit they filed against the Tokens and Bright Tunes. Does anyone know what happened with the suit? The Tokens seemed to still be involved with later recordings and they released the 1970 album. You'd think after a group brought you to court and then was forced to come back to their old label that they wouldn't waste top material on them. Or would they? I really wonder if they thought the record would work at the time, or if they figured they'd try releasing it under a well-known group's name to see if it would click. The follow-up "Tonight I'm Gonna Dream b/w The Heavenly Place" wasn't too similar, and it didn't chart. I'm also wondering if they used Sylvia instead of Judy on lead vocals because Judy was pregnant at the time and wasn't touring? I know she wasn't with the group when they apeared on Shindig or in their movie cameo. Anyone know what was happening during this time? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 22:41:22 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: "Monday Kind of Friday" Which came first? Monday Kind Of Friday - Dawn's Early Light or Friday Kind Of Monday - Ellie Greenwich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 07:50:53 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Dantes David remembers: > It was a great week for garage/pop type records, particularly > local ones as the chart also featured the Dantes... David, I bought a 45 by the Dantes for a dime in fall 1966 from a record store's close-out table in Lafayette, Indiana when I was a student at Purdue. I used to play it on my radio show; I believe it was Under My Thumb, with maybe a Donovan song on the flip side? Long time ago! Cameo-Parkway perhaps? Very fuzzy memory.... ---Dan, -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 10:51:01 -0400 From: Den Lindquist Subject: Re: "Monday Kind of Friday" > I just discovered and joined your group - mostly because of > a song, "Monday Kind of Friday" by Dawn's Early Light. > Thirty-some years ago, my best friend, Eddie, was a member > of this group. This was my Bronx buddy's first (and final) > involvement in a hit record; just as the record was released > he was drafted, did a hitch in the Navy and that was the end > of his career in pop music. I played the song "Monday Kind of Friday" back in April, '02... and it's back there again: Any background on this song would be most welcome. It was played on WOR-FM in New York in July, 1967. Here is the info from the label, from my 45 library: Dawn's Early Light - Monday Kind Of Friday (Diamond 224) (writer: Danny Jordan). A Wild Prod. by Singleton for Shelby Singleton Productions, Inc. ..and, speaking of Shelby Singleton Productions - a lot of good music from that stable. Den. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 14:18:11 -0000 From: Lor Subject: Re: FF&Z Thanks for the response. Does anyone know if any material by this band is available, all my searches fail to come up with anything. Perhaps there is a track hidden on a compilation somewhere ? Many thanks, Lor -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:22:21 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: RE: Star Revue in LA Hello Mike, When I said party I didn't mean paper hats and loud music - it's not a Spectropop gathering for goodness sake! - I assume it's more a get-together which also seems 'biz' related. I've also been told that the area of LA it's in is NOT the kinda place a 'visitor' would want to go to at night! One other thing, the guests have been 'invited' - I invited The Queen Mum to my last party but she never showed, shame! - nevertheless the invite list sure looks interesting. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 19:56:22 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: UK London label prefixes Tony Baylis wrote: > And a second question ... re the wonderful London American > label. Was there any rhyme or reason to the numbering systems > prefix letters? eg. HL 8750, HLG 9352, HL-U 8852. Tony: How l-o-n-g have you got ????? Basically the third letter denoted the US origin of the recording. "G" was product from the Liberty label, "K" and "E" was Atlantic/Atco and if memory serves "A" denoted masters from Cadence, "D" was Dot, "T" was United Artists and "P" was Imperial etc., etc., "U" seemed to be used for a sort of catch-all from very small US indies. I believe the code also had something to do with the rights that London held which sometimes was not only for the UK but for other Commonwealth territories and parts of Europe. I supose it was a way of keeping track of all their licenses. London seemd to be the only label that employed this system as Top Rank and Pye International which equally had a host of US product did not. Austin Powell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 21:12:45 +0200 From: Stephane Rebeschini Subject: Re: "Monday Kind of Friday" Mike Rashkow a écrit : > Which came first? > Monday Kind Of Friday - Dawn's Early Light > or > Friday Kind Of Monday - Ellie Greenwich Let's not forget "It's A Monday Kind Of Tuesday" by the Hello People (Philips, 1968) Stephane -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 19:18:15 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Chiffons' "Nobody Knows" . . . Who Sang Lead? Can anybody say definitively who sang lead on "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On In My Mind?" It is definitely not Judy Craig, but I'm not sure it's Sylvia Peterson, either. Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 20:03:26 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Chiffons Mick Patrick wrote: > Btw, I dunno who it is singing "Stop, Look And Listen" on > said Ace CD, but it sure AIN'T the Chiffons. Anyone? Doug Morris, a co-writer of the song, is also an S'pop member. Perhaps he may be able to shed some light? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 18:12:23 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: The Ronettes In Stereo As most Spectropoppers know, Phil Spector remixes everything every time he reissues things. He gets paid extra for studio time etc., when he does. I used to have on an old reel to reel tape a copy of the Ronettes album on the original Philles label in stereo. The mix as I remember it was more bold or loud than the early 70s reissue on Phil Spector International and the later Japanese boot CD which used the same early 70s mixes where the backing tracks were considerably lower in volume (as I recall) than the originals. Since Phil is only officially issuing material in mono, could any Spectropopper fix it for me to hear the old Philles stereo LP? You can email me privately if you wish. I don't know how many listers would be interested in discussions of varying mixes. Paul Urbahns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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