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Spectropop V#0134

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/31/98

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       Volume #0134                    September 1, 1998   
                   Unbreakable 45 RPM Record               
    Subject:     KIERON and MOVE OVER, DARLING!
    Sent:        08/31/98 10:57 am
    Received:    08/31/98 10:20 pm
    From:        Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi Kieron... saw your post re "I Want You To Be My Baby" by Ellie 
    Greenwich: it's a jazzy, not-really-girl-group number with a lot 
    of "yeah yeah yeahs" thrown in for good measure. It's fast and 
    snappy and interesting on its own merit, but I don't feel it 
    compares to those luscious chord changes Ellie was responsible for
    in her girl-group heyday. While Ellie's post-Spector / Red Bird 
    recordings are of note, they really don't bring to mind the riffs 
    and hooks we love so well-- she's writing in a whole new direction
    . For a really nice take on her classics, however, listen to 
    Ellie's LP "Let It Be Written, Let It Be Sung."
    AND... "Move Over Darling" by Doris Day or Tracy Ullmann is a FAB 
    song! It absolutely rings with romance!!!!! GREAT song.
    Best to all...
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    Subject:     Re: FADE TO BLACK
    Sent:        08/31/98 1:57 pm
    Received:    08/31/98 10:20 pm
    From:        Marc Wielage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    CC:          Ms. Claudia Cunningham,
    Claudia Cunningham <> commented on the 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.
    Au contraire, Claudia.  Fade-out endings started much earlier than 1958,
    even in the 1940s.
    To name a few 1950s pop/rock/R&B hits:
    Paul Anka - "Diana" (1957)
    Bobbettes - "Mr. Lee" (ditto)
    Jimmy Bowen - "I'm Stickin' with You" (1957)
    The Cadets - "Stranded in the Jungle" (1956)
    The Charms - "Hearts of Stone" (1954)
    Johnny Ace - "Pledging My Love (1955)
    Chuck Berry - "Maybellene" (1955)
    Everly Brothers - "Wake Up, Little Susie" (1957)
    and I'm sure I'm leaving out a lot.
    -= Marc Wielage      |   "The computerized authority     =-
    -= MusicTrax, Ltd.   |       on rock, pop, & soul."      =-
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    Subject:     Re: Help/Ellie Greenwich
    Sent:        08/31/98 11:15 am
    Received:    08/31/98 10:20 pm
    From:        John King, GBMGIDXXXX@XXXom
    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
    I do not remember the song, but the record is available from Les 
    Harris in San Antonio, Texas for $10.
    This web site will will put you on the page where there are 
    several of Greenwich's albums and singles listed :
    I hope that this helps.
    John King
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    Subject:     tracey ullman
    Sent:        08/31/98 1:00 pm
    Received:    08/31/98 10:20 pm
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    speaking of tracey ullman,does anyone know where i can find a copy
    of sunglasses? i have the hits cd but i`m looking for the 12"
    extended version.
    thanks in advance
    Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes at:
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    Subject:     Girl Group Radio
    Sent:        09/01/98 7:02 am
    Received:    09/01/98 7:16 am
    From:        Stos, William,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hey everybody.  Next Saturday I'm doing a big birthday spectacular 
    for my special day.  All the songs I love, plus a special Chiffon-
    a-thon tribute to the group who first turned me on to the sound.  
    I'm afraid I'm going to forget to play a good song, so, I'd like 
    your top 10 list of GG songs to remember.  I'll make sure to 
    mention all my friends at Spectropop when I'm on-air.  Thanks
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