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Spectropop V#0106

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 06/25/98

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              Volume #0106      June 25, 1998
                    Where The Action Is
    Subject:     Dee Dee
    Sent:        06/24/98 1:17 pm
    Received:    06/25/98 12:16 am
    From:        Chris & John,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi All,
    Dave Feldman wrote:
    >I've never been able to get my hands on the gospel record that Dee
    >Dee Sharpe made after her pop career. Has anyone heard it or know 
    >how to obtain it?
    If you mean "Songs Of Faith" (Cameo C-1022) from 1962, I was able 
    to track down some LPs at Les Harris' web site at:
    He seems to have 4 copies in mono and 4 copies in rare stereo. I 
    can not confirm if the stereo copies are in fact True Stereo or 
    simply rechannled stereo. In fact my LP price guide does not even 
    show a stereo version.
    However, upon checking  the Discography section of Mike Callahan's
    Both Sides Now web site at:
     he details not
    only the track listing but confirms that the stereo version does 
    indeed exist. Note the "SC" prefix to designate stereo as opposed 
    to the mono "C" .
    SC-1022 - Songs of Faith - Dee Dee Sharp [1962] Peace In The 
    Valley/He/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands/I Believe/Vaya Con
    Dios/You'll Never Walk Alone//It's No Secret (What God Can Do)/
    We'll Walk Together/Heavenly Father/Up Hill/Climb Every Mountain/
    I'll Make You Mine
    Hope this helps.
    John Mahoney
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    Subject:     Re: Dee Dee
    Sent:        06/24/98 7:45 am
    Received:    06/24/98 8:17 am
    From:        Francesc Sole, fsXXX@XXXs
    To:          Spectropop,
    Dave said:
    >I've been snapping up Dee
    > Dee Sharp records lately, obviously there's no other way I'll be
    > hearing these tracks anytime soon. Not only that, but I guess Mann 
    > and Appell are being forgotten as a songwriting team...
    A year ago I found a cd called Dee Dee Sharp - All The Hits. It 
    features the All The Hits album plus 15 bonus tracks. The cd 
    really looks suspicious of being a boot...The label is called "
    Globe", no address given, and it seems to be Volume 23 of a 
    Collectors God series. Any further info anyone? The sound quality 
    is very acceptable although on some songs you can hear the scratch
    of the needle.
    The bonus tracks are:
    He's No Ordinary Guy
    I Really Love You
    Rockin' Robin
    South Street
    Don't Play That Song
    Just To Hold My Hand
    I Will Follow Him
    Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do
    You Ain't Nothin' But Nothin'
    Nobody But You
    Party Lights
    Comin' Bak Baby
    Play Boy
    You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
    I don't know if this is very rare, but if anyone wants a tape, we 
    sure can trade! (email me offlist, please)
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    Subject:     Re: 'A Thousand Stars'
    Sent:        06/24/98 1:27 pm
    Received:    06/25/98 12:16 am
    From:        Marc Wielage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    CC:          Greg Liebzeit, gliebzXXX@XXXcom
    Greg Liebzeit <gliebzXXX@XXXcom> asked on the Spectropop List:
    >Hello all! Sorry to make my first post to this list a question...
    >but I just heard a terrific song on an oldies station while on a
    >drive in the car. The title is 'A Thousand Stars' and I think I
    >heard the name Cathy (or Kathy) Young as the artist. The dj
    >mentioned that it was from 1960, I believe. Anyone have any more
    >info on this and if it's currently available on CD.
    That was Kathy Young with The Innocents' #3 hit from October of 
    1960, on Indigo 108. To me, the song drives me crazy because her 
    voice is so off-pitch, but hey -- she was only 15 when she sang it, 
    so she can be forgiven. :-)
    You can find the song on the following CDs:
    Billboard Top Pop Hits - 1960 ~ Rhino R2-71581 (3:11 mono)
    Do You Wanna Dance ~ CEMA CDL-57520 (3:12 mono)
    Forever Young ~ Starland Music 4559 (3:12 mono)
    Golden Age of American Rock 'N' Roll - Vol. 1 ~ Ace (UK) CDCHD-289
    (3:08 mono - G)
    History of Rock - Vol. 10 ~ Collectables COL-5070 (3:12 mono - 
    gated & phasey) 
    Music to Relax By: 20 Rock & Roll Classics - Vol. 1~Laurie LCD-4098 (3:12 
    mono - bad vinyl)
    Oldies But Goodies - Vol. 5 ~ Orig. Sound OSCD-8855 (3:08 mono) 
    The Rock 'N' Roll Era - 1960 ~ Time-Life 2RNR-11 (3:08 mono - sl. 
    Slow Dancing ~ Heartland HD-1131 (3:09 mono - sl. muffled)
    -= Marc Wielage      |   "The computerized authority     =-
    -= MusicTrax, Ltd.   |       on rock, pop, & soul."      =-
    -= Chatsworth, CA    |         =-
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    Subject:     Ronnie's suit
    Sent:        06/24/98 6:02 am
    Received:    06/24/98 8:17 am
    From:        R Teyes, RTeXXX@XXXm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Kieron and John Rausch et al (Ronettes Fans)
    Well, Ronnie's suit against Phillip Harvey began in 1988 in legal 
    terms here in Manhattan Supreme Court..that is public info..Ronnie
    changed lawyers initially but stayed with her current rep...Nedra 
    and Estelle obviously had a vested interest although they did not 
    pursue musical careers as Ronnie did...still, they backed their 
    sister/cousin...Phillip was keenly aware of the litigation but 
    since it tended to "sleep" in the judicial calendar, he felt it 
    was to his advantage...remember, he had ample time to plan his 
    defense...unaware to most fans, Ronnie's family held on to papers 
    and contracts the Ronettes signed as mementos but these will turn 
    up to be evidence in this trial...if anyone were to ask me, and I 
    can call myself a Ronette expert, Phil should convey to the 
    Ronettes their just due as they were an integral part of the Phil 
    Spector sound and the money that rolls in at this time from "Be My
    Baby" and "Baby I Love You" not to mention the high cost of one 
    single copy of the original Ronettes Lp Philles 4006...certainly, 
    Phil's magnificent talent cannot be totally ignored but fair is 
    fair...and in the long run, Ronnie did give up a lucrative career 
    just to be married to the man who wrote "I'll make you happy 
    Ronnie, just wait and see."..
    yes, it's only a song but it made #1 with RONNIE'S voice...NOT 
    Phil's...Veronica is asking for what's hers and the Ronettes..if 
    YOU read this Phil, and I know you do read up on stuff about you, 
    please behave as a gentleman: the girls were always Ladies with 
    you...Robert the Ronette Hound!
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    Subject:     Re: two mysteries
    Sent:        06/24/98 11:54 am
    Received:    06/25/98 12:16 am
    From:        Javed Jafri,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXom
    > I have two mysteries (or perhaps they were dreams) that maybe 
    > someone can clear up.
    > 1. The first time I heard the Box Tops "The Letter," I thought for 
    > sure that it was a remake, that I had heard it before. Does anyone
    > know if that song was done previously by someone else (forget the 
    > Arbors, that was later), if perhaps an earlier version by the Box 
    > Tops existed, or maybe if it was released, then sat idle for a 
    > while before becoming big?
    I think the hit version of "The Letter" by the Box Tops was the 
    first one to be released. After that came the versions by the 
    Arbors and of course Joe Cocker. It's funny that you should 
    mention a different version by the Box Tops though. I recall 
    hearing a version on the oldies stations in the early 80's and it 
    sounded like a re-recording but it was announced as by the Box 
    Tops. I think I heard this version several times. It may have been
    recorded when Alex Chilton got back together with the Box Tops for 
    the oldies package tours in the 80's. Perhaps it was an 
    alternate-take from the 60's that somehow made it's way to the 
    oldies stations. I'm sure someone will shed some light on this 
    unless we're both losing our minds Doc.
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    Subject:     Usher, Disney, AIP
    Sent:        06/23/98 11:11 pm
    Received:    06/24/98 8:17 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >I can't 
    >comment on PolyGram's representation of those Usher works you 
    >listed, but I know many of them are included in Annette's albums 
    >and soundtrack albums to Muscle Beach Party and Beach Party, 
    >which were issued through Buena Vista. As you will know, often 
    >film companies end up with publishing rights when they commission 
    >writers to compose for film, so it very well may be that these are
    >controlled by virtue of such agreements, although it would seem 
    >to me that Disney would have control of these based on that theory.
    Jamie, you or some other biz type will have to straighten this out
    for me, but according to your theory, wouldn't then the Beach movie
    tunes have been controlled by American International Pictures, who 
    produced those flicks? Or else, whoever has since swallowed up AIP
    (since I have to believe that AIP doesn't exist anymore)?
    Speaking of Hondells Rule, didn't the Hondells appear in Beach 
    Blanket Bingo, just like the Wonders did in Weekend At Party Pier?
    And speaking of Beach Blanket Bingo, this is one more chance (gad,
    I'm such a one note johnny on this topic) for me to mention that 
    perhaps the greatest *lost* Wall of Sound tune of all time is "New
    Love," performed in Beach Blanket Bingo by Sugar Kane (played by 
    Linda Evans, who I'm sure was just lip synching).
    And speaking of Sugar Kane, her manager was Paul Lynde. What a 
    genius that guy was.
    jack "uncle arthur" madani
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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