_______________________________________________________ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ S P E C T R O P O P _______ _______ _______ _______________________________________________________ Volume #0126 August 5, 1998 _______________________________________________________ Long Playing Microgroove Unbreakable RecordSubject: Re: RONETTES & DARLENE LOVE Sent: 08/04/98 8:14 am Received: 08/05/98 6:31 am From: Jimmy, JimmyXXXX@XXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Hi! Enjoyed R. Teyes'; description of the Ronettes and Darlene on TV. I have a tape of the Blossoms ("Girl Groups: Story of A Sound" ) doing "Needle In A Haystack" on (I think) Shindig, about 1965. It's great... what's very funny is that, at one point during the choreography, Darlene and Jean goes THIS way, but Fanita goes THAT way-- the wrong direction, and she quickly tries to right herself, but you can tell all three of them are trying not to crack up! there's also great video of the Blossoms doing back-up during Aretha's cover of "The Shoop Shoop Song." Also, in I believe video of "What the World Needs Now" by Jackie De Shannon, the Blossoms are shown riding slowly-moving platforms as they do their back up; Fanita starts to lose her balance at one point. Poor Fanita! Great singer, but not too good in heels! I was also privileged to see Darlene and Ellie on Broadway in 1984, in "Leader of the pack," and met them both afterwards. The musical highlight of MY life: a giant Christmas stocking appears on-stage... the intro to "Christmas" revs up... the music gets louder and louder... then slowly, majestically, like a queen, Darlene Love appears, arising from behind the stocking like she's coming out of it, arms raised in the air like on the cover of the Christmas album... the intro voices carol "CHRISTMAS!!!" as Darlene absolutely, magnificently, incredibly launches into a sonic version of the song, blowing the roof off all of Broadway with her voice. I burst right into tears when she did that! I still get chills thinking about it... WHAT a performance THAT was!!!!! Excuse me... now I'm all feklempt... --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ronettes and the Superbs Sent: 08/04/98 8:28 am Received: 08/05/98 6:31 am From: WILLIAM STOS, wsXXXX@XXXt.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com R Teyes, RTeXXXX@XXXom wrote: > Jon Rausch (webmaster of the ONLY Ronettes Web Page) I have to agree with Rob. There are some other ronettes pages around but no one does them justice like John! >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? I know of a girl group called the Superbs who were Supremes sound-a-likes, but I only thought they recorded in the later 60s. Is this them, or another group with the same name? Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Spectropop V#0125 Sent: 08/04/98 9:10 am Received: 08/05/98 6:32 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Is there a way to access "back issues" of Spectropop? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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