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Spectropop V#0126

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/05/98

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       Volume #0126                       August 5, 1998   
          Long Playing Microgroove Unbreakable Record      
    Subject:     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,
    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...
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    Subject:     Ronettes and the Superbs
    Sent:        08/04/98 8:28 am
    Received:    08/05/98 6:31 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    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?
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    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,
    Is there a way to access "back issues" of Spectropop?
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