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Spectropop V#0133

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/22/98

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       Volume #0133                      August 31, 1998   
    Subject:     "Mad" at you
    Sent:        08/22/98 10:26 am
    Received:    08/22/98 10:35 am
    From:        Charles G. Hill,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > Moving ahead a few years, does anyone know where I could find a 
    > copy of "My Guy's Mad At Me" by Tracy Ullman (the old Madness 
    > tune)??? Don't think it was ever issued in the U.S.
    Rhino's compilation CD (R2 70292, which reproduces the cover art 
    from the YOU BROKE MY HEART IN 17 PLACES elpee) does include the 
    tune, though it's confusingly listed on the liner as "My Guy"....
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    Subject:     FADE TO BLACK
    Sent:        08/22/98 12:49 pm
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Here are some early fade outs: Good Timin' and Handy Man by Jimmy 
    Jones; Only Love Can Break a Heart and True Love Never Runs Smooth
    by Gene Pitney, Mother In Law by Ernie Kay Do, and Do You Love Me 
    by the Contours. Jimmy Jones had 'em first circa 1958. Jimmy is my
    nominee for one of the first fade out endings on a recording from 
    the Fifties onward. Claudia
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    Subject:     Has the Verdict from the Ronnie/Phil Trial Come IN
    Sent:        08/28/98 12:58 pm
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        Paul MacArthur, Rtf_XXXX@XXXedu
    To:          Spectropop List,
    That's my question?  Haven't been paying attention lately.
    - Paul
    Album of the Week: Miles Davis COMPLETE QUINTET RECORDINGS
    Announcer: Are Rocky and Bullwinkle gonners?
    Bullwinkle: No, I'm moose and he's a squirrel.
    R.I.P: Carl Dean Wilson  (1946 - 1998)
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    Subject:     Help/Ellie Greenwich
    Sent:        08/26/98 9:59 pm
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        Kieron Tyler,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I sent a message a while ago asking about this Ellie record, and 
    still wonder if anyone can help me out. Someone must have heard it, 
    or maybe not.......
    'Can any of you tell me what Ellie Greenwich's 1967 United Artists
    single (prod. by Bob Gaudio) of 'I Want You To be My Baby' sounds 
    like. I wonder how similar it is to Billie Davis' 1968 UK hit 
    Yours, Kieron Tyler
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    Subject:     Re: Fading away
    Sent:        08/23/98 4:04 am
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        Marc Wielage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Charles G. Hill, commented on the Spectropop List:
    >How many really good cold endings are there? "She Loves You",
    >certainly; "The Cheater", maybe; "Oh, Pretty Woman", if I hadn't
    >heard it so many times before. You want someone who can't come up
    >with an ending, don't look for an arranger - look for a comic.
    I show there's about 3860 songs that made the Top 40 that have 
    cold endings, at least from 1950 to 1990. None of those are songs 
    that I really like a lot, strangely enough, but I didn't know that
    until I looked 'em all up. It seems like all of my favorites have 
    Here's a quick list of all the #1 rock hits of the 1960s 
    (including rock ballads) that I know of that have cold endings:
    "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - Elvis Presley (RCA 7810)  [11/14/60]
    "Can't Buy Me Love" - The Beatles (Capitol 5150)  [3/28/64]
    "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - Manfred Mann (Ascot 2157)  [9/5/64]
    "Eight Days a Week" - The Beatles (Capitol 5371)  [2/20/65]
    "El Paso" - Marty Robbins (Columbia 41511)  [11/9/59]
    "Good Lovin'" - The Young Rascals (Atlantic 2321)  [3/12/66]
    "Hang On Sloopy" - The McCoys (Bang 506)  [8/14/65]
    "Happy Together" - The Turtles (White Whale 244)  [2/11/67]
    "Help!" - The Beatles (Capitol 5476)  [8/7/65]
    "Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones (London 910)  [7/19/69]
    "The House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals (MGM 13264)  [8/8/64]
    "I'm Telling You Now" - Freddie & The Dreamers (Tower 125)  [3/13/65]
    "It's Now or Never" - Elvis Presley (RCA 7777)  [7/18/60]
    "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - The Beatles (Capitol 5112)  [1/18/64]
    "Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)" - John Fred & His Playboy Band (Paula
    282)  [11/25/67]
    "Light My Fire" - The Doors (Elektra 45615)  [6/3/67]
    "Oh, Pretty Woman" - Roy Orbison & The Candymen (Monument 851)  [8/29/64]
    "Over and Over" - The Dave Clark Five (Epic 9863)  [11/13/65]
    "Penny Lane" - The Beatles (Capitol 5810)  [2/25/67]
    "Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones (London 904)  [1/21/67]
    "She Loves You" - The Beatles (Swan 4152)  [1/25/64]
    "Stuck On You" - Elvis Presley (RCA 7740)  [4/4/60]
    "Surrender" - Elvis Presley (RCA 7850)  [2/20/61]
    "Teen Angel" - Mark Dinning (MGM 12845)  [12/21/59]
    "Travelin' Man" - Ricky Nelson (Imperial 5741)  [4/24/61]
    "The Twist" - Chubby Checker (Parkway 811)  [8/1/60]
    "We Can Work It Out" - The Beatles (Capitol 5555)  [12/18/65]
    "Wooden Heart" - Joe Dowell (Smash 1708)  [6/26/61]
    "A World Without Love" - Peter & Gordon (Capitol 5175)  [5/9/64]
    "Yesterday" - The Beatles (Capitol 5498)  [9/25/65]
    -= Marc Wielage      |   "The computerized authority     =-
    -= MusicTrax, Ltd.   |       on rock, pop, & soul."      =-
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0132
    Sent:        08/22/98 11:52 am
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I video taped a great appearance by Darlene on the Today show a 
    few years back. She does a strong version of "It's In His Kiss" 
    and Katie Couric sings back up!
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    Subject:     tracey ullman
    Sent:        08/24/98 7:17 am
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    to mark landwehr
    yes mark,i have a copy of "my guys mad at me"
    john rausch
    Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes at:
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    Subject:     Tracey Ullman
    Sent:        08/22/98 7:58 am
    Received:    08/30/98 9:19 pm
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >Moving ahead a few years, does anyone know where I could find a 
    >copy of "My Guy's Mad At Me" by Tracy Ullman (the old Madness 
    >tune)??? Don't think it was ever issued in the U.S.
    Hiyer, gang, sorry I haven't been paying much attention to 
    Spectropop lately as I've been worrying a lot over my 
    contributions to Net Sounds II (my limited equipment is going to 
    make me rip what's left of my hair out).
    You can find My Guy's Mad At Me (listed on the cd as "My Guy") in 
    two places: first, the cd issue of Tracey's 1984 album "You Caught
    Me Out," which I have on a 1991 Repertoire reissue (REP 4252-WY) 
    that includes 6 bonus tracks. That's a German label, but I found 
    it fairly easily a couple years ago through the www; however, in 
    1992 Rhino released "The Best of Tracey Ullman" (R2 70292), which 
    consists of the entire 1983 album "You Broke My Heart In 17 Places
    " plus a few B-sides plus 5 tracks from "You Caught Me Out," 
    including the song in question My Guy. I have no idea, however, if
    either cd is still available. But both should be of interest to the
    latterday girlgroup aficionado; You Broke My Heart includes fine 
    covers of Jackie DeShannon's Breakaway and Doris Day's Move Over 
    Darling (co-written by son Terry Melcher), in addition to her hit 
    version of Kirsty MacColl's They Don't Know, while You Caught Me 
    Out features terrific versions of the Motown number Helpless 
    (sorry I'm blanking on the original artist), the Shangri-Las' Give 
    Him A Great Big Kiss, Connie Francis' Where The Boys Are and the 
    awesome faux-Spector number Sunglasses.
    jack "you best believe i'm in luuuuuv, ell you vee" 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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