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Spectropop V#0125

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/03/98

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       Volume #0125                        August 4, 1998   
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          The Teenager Records Made For The Hit Parade     
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    Subject:     Oldies Format
    Sent:        08/03/98 2:53 am
    Received:    08/03/98 6:27 am
    From:        David Feldman, feldXXXX@XXXderables.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Jamie said:
    
    >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...
    >
    And I ran into a wonderful station with a similar format in 
    Orlando -- definitely an automated station, but one with 
    commercials. In the first half hour of listening, they played "
    Warmth of the Sun," the 4 Tops "Ask the Lonely," and the Jewels' 
    "Opportunity" (a song, unaccountably, that is featured in "The Last
    Days of Disco"). The strategy of the station seems to be play 
    either underexposed songs of popular acts or one-shots that were 
    less obscure when they were released but have been buried because 
    the act is now lost to posterity.
    
    Great stuff. 
    Dave Feldman
    
    CD of the Month: It's a tie!
       Belle & Sebastian: "If You're Feeling Sinister"
       Billy Bragg & Wilco: "Mermaid Ave."
    Word of the Week: "jejune"
    Movie of the Week:  "There's Something About Mary"
    Best Time Killer of the 90's:  Filling out the UPDATED gender survey at
      "http://www.imponderables.com"
    
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    Subject:     The Ronettes
    Sent:        08/02/98 9:07 pm
    Received:    08/03/98 6:27 am
    From:        R Teyes, RTeXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    The Ronettes
    
    Jon Rausch (webmaster of the ONLY Ronettes Web Page) sent me a 
    copy of a video of the Ronettes in Hullabaloo which I hadn't seen 
    in more than 20 years..truly beautiful! They sang live "Is This 
    What i Get For Loving You?" by Phil Spector, Goffin & King)..the 
    producers apparently put the instrumental to the song in the 
    background while the girls sang live...with those flowers in their
    hair and those voices, they sounded magnificent!
    
    The rest of the tape included the only Darlene Love in many shows 
    from way back then and some current ones..Darlene has one of the 
    most beautiful and thunderous voices in the scene..I don't know 
    why today she is not on top..I saw her at the Bottom Line  here in
    New York and she was something else..she also was courteous and 
    gracious to me when I went backstage..
    
    Robert the Ronette Hound
    
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0124
    Sent:        08/03/98 12:57 am
    Received:    08/03/98 6:27 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    
    >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!
    
    Man! I can't imagine first hearing these records 30 years after 
    they were hits! I remember hearing each one new on the radio and 
    taping them on my reel to reel off the air!
    
    On the other hand, my second favorite music is Classical, and I 
    didn't hear that when the songs were  new! And third is Big Band. 
    So, I guess I can imagine it!
    
    Doc
    
    
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    Subject:     The Girlfriends and old 45s
    Sent:        08/02/98 11:39 pm
    Received:    08/03/98 6:27 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS, wsXXXX@XXXt.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    
    Jimmy wrote:
    > Hi Will,
    
    >the Girlfriends also recorded "I Want to Be Happy," a raucous 
    >version of that song. I have it on tape, too.
    
    Great!  Was it on the same label do you know?
    
    >ask your RELATIVES who are now in their 40s - 50s, if you can look
    >through their collections. 
    
    Sigh, none of my relatives collected the stuff I like. I have some
    old 45s from a garage sell, nothing I quite like. But heh, does 
    anyone else collect these? 
    
    Sherry by the 4 seasons on Stateside
    Kicks by Paul Revere and the Raiders
    Good Thing by Paul Revere and the Raiders
    Let me Be by the Cascades
    Maryianne with the Shaky hands by the Who
    Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones on London
    My True Love by Jack Scott
    baby, Please Don't Go by Them
    Instant Karma by John "Ono" Lennon on Apple
    Wagon Wheels by the Ames Bros
    Dandelion by the Rolling Stones on London
    
    etc etc 
    
    All these records were printed in Canada, and some on Candian 
    labels if any of you collect that sort of thing. They're actually 
    in pretty good condition too.
    
    Do I have anything special on my hands? Let me know. I haven't 
    listened to them.
    
    Will
    
    
    
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    Subject:     The Superbs
    Sent:        08/03/98 2:53 am
    Received:    08/03/98 6:27 am
    From:        David Feldman, feldXXXX@XXXderables.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    While writing the last note and mentioning "Ask the Lonely," it 
    rekindled a memory of another song that was released around the 
    same time:  The Superbs' "Baby Baby All the Time."  Anyone else 
    remember this retro-ballad that was released on Dore Records? 
    Anyone know anything about the group, which I assume was L.A.-
    based (still, I never saw them or heard any publicity about them, 
    and I was living in L.A. at the time).
    
    DF
    Dave Feldman
    
    CD of the Month: It's a tie!
       Belle & Sebastian: "If You're Feeling Sinister"
       Billy Bragg & Wilco: "Mermaid Ave."
    Word of the Week: "jejune"
    Movie of the Week:  "There's Something About Mary"
    Best Time Killer of the 90's:  Filling out the UPDATED gender survey at
      "http://www.imponderables.com"
    
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