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Spectropop V#0124

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 07/31/98

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       Volume #0124                       August 2, 1998   
                       Order Yours Today                   
    Subject:     Andrea Carroll, Girlfriends
    Sent:        07/31/98 2:50 am
    Received:    07/31/98 7:13 am
    From:        Jimmy, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    Hi Will,
    Don't think there is but one version of The Doolang... it's the 
    type of song that was most likely only recorded once, as good as 
    it is...maybe somebody's record player is off speed?? I can send 
    you a cut of it on tape from tape played at exactly 45rpm.
    And the Girlfriends also recorded "I Want to Be Happy," a raucous 
    version of that song. I have it on tape, too.
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    Subject:     Guilty by Association
    Sent:        08/01/98 9:30 pm
    Received:    08/01/98 9:30 pm
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    This was posted somewhere else, but since it is solely release 
    info, I am taking the liberty of reposting it to the list. Sorry 
    to those who have seen this already elsewhere.
    Japanese reissue of the pop vocal group's debut smash, a top five 
    album when first released in 1967 for Warner Brothers. Features 
    all 12 of the original tracks, including the #1 "Cherish" & the 
    top 10 "Along Comes Mary", plus four bonus tracks: alternate 
    versions of both of those hits and the B-sides "One Too Many" &
    "Forty Times".
    (WB? I thought the album was first released on Valiant...)
    Japanese reissue of the pop vocal group's top 30 1968 album for 
    Warner Brothers, featuring the top 30 hit "Everything That Touches
    You" and five bonus tracks: the B-sides "Six Man Band" & "Under 
    Branches", and alternate versions of the album tracks "Everything 
    That Touches You", "Time For Livin'" & "Hear In Here". 16 tracks 
    Japanese reissue of the pop vocal group's top 10 1967 album for 
    Warner Brothers, featuring the chart-topping hit "Windy" and the 
    #2 smash "Never My Love", plus alternate versions of both of these 
    classics as bonus tracks. 13 tracks total.
    Japanese reissue of the pop vocal group's second album, a top 40 
    record when first released for Warner Brothers in 1967. Includes 
    alternate versions of the album cuts "Pandora's Golden Heebie 
    Jeebies" & "No Fair At All" as bonus tracks, for a total of 14 
    With these and the forthcoming revamp of the BB catalog (can't wait 
    for Enless Harmony), I need to start moonlighting to save enough $$ 
    for everything!
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    Subject:     Re: Oldies Radio Is Alive In The Boonies
    Sent:        08/01/98 9:38 pm
    Received:    08/01/98 9:39 pm
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    David Marsteller wrote:
    >I just got back from a brief trip to Memphis and Jackson,
    >Mississippi. While there, I heard an oldies station (for Yazoo 
    >City, MS) that played some unusual tracks for oldies.
    >Unfortunately, I suspect this was an automated system because I 
    >never heard an announcement of what songs had been played.
    Coincidentally, I too just got back from a trip to the South. I 
    spent a few days in Nashville (hot, hot, hot). While eating 
    vegetarian nachos in a quasi-organic cafe the BGM was playing some 
    incredible stuff, of course mixed in with the Johnny Angels and 
    It's My Parties. Still, I was really surprised by this. And, like 
    you Dave, I suspected it was a cable radio thing because there 
    were no commercials or DJs. Imagine that...
    Three days in Nashville and never once heard a country record! 
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    Subject:     Re: Ronettes + "You Baby"
    Sent:        07/31/98 3:24 am
    Received:    07/31/98 7:13 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    Thanks to both John and Rob for their help. I'm going to plow 
    through the news stories now.
    >Will, you've piqued my interest. I have most of the HCTG series,
    >but not #9 yet. Must get.
    I think of all the HCTG sets I have, which is only a few, I like 
    this the best! The Cameo-Parkway singles are worth the price alone, 
    but other great songs by the likes of the Sapphires, the Yum 
    Yums (Honey and the Bees) and Devotion make it one of the best 
    restricted (only a few groups on related labels or producers) comp
    I've seen yet.
    "You Baby" is one of my favourite Ronettes tracks.
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    Subject:     The Ronettes... etc.
    Sent:        07/31/98 2:59 am
    Received:    07/31/98 7:13 am
    From:        Jimmy, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    That's how I found the Cookies' "I Want A Boy for My Birthday," in
    a laundry basket in a dusty old thrift shop in Connecticut... and 
    ask your RELATIVES who are now in their 40s - 50s, if you can look
    through their collections. If Cousin Fannie was 15 years of age in 
    1963, and buying records, she's 50 now... if Cousin Frankie was 13
    and buying records in 1963, then he's 48 now... give them a call! I
    once had a first cousin (once removed) bring me HER records in 1970, 
    and there were Philles originals in there that she let me keep... it was 
    the first time I'd heard "Then He Kissed Me" and "He's 
    Sure the Boy I Love" and I was blown away... to this day, those 
    Spector cuts never sounded better than on those old 45 rpm records!
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