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Spectropop V#0135

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/01/98

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       Volume #0135                    September 2, 1998   
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    Subject:     CHIFFON-A-THON
    Sent:        09/01/98 8:05 am
    Received:    09/01/98 11:44 pm
    From:        Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Will Stos, it's GREAT that such enthusiasm is rooted in one so 
    young! You are to be commended! CHIFFON-A-THON is just great--what
    a concept! And here's my Top 10, in no particular order...
    
    Da Doo Ron Ron-- Crystals. My all-time Number One, actually.
    Ooh Chang-A-Lang-- Orchids. POWER-POP at its best. 
    My One and Only, Jimmy Boy-- Girlfriends. (My namesake song...)
    He's Sure the Boy I Love-- Darlene Love & the Blossoms. I love 
    spoken intros!
    He Don't Love Me-- Shelley Fabares. David Gates goes wild!
    A Little Love Can Go A Long, Long Way-- Alder Ray. The most perfect 
    example of how "Saturday Night tent-revival gospel" influenced the 
    girl-group sound. This is a 	PERFECT song.
    I Wonder Why-- Chiffons. Simple tune; gorgeous production values.
    Then He Kissed Me-- Crystals. Shimmers!
    The Boy I'm Gonna Marry-- Darlene Love. Darlene at her smoky best...
    Oh Donnie-- The Secrets. Greasy, sexy, dirty... fabulous!
    
    Well, that's not really fair to say-- there are SO many-- but 
    these 10 popped into my head right away. Best of luck with the 
    radio show, Will! And the rest of you guys, I'd love to read yout 
    Top 10 lists, too!
    
    
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    Subject:     Extended Sunglasses
    Sent:        09/01/98 4:38 am
    Received:    09/01/98 11:44 pm
    From:        Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXXX@XXX12.nj.us
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    >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.
    
    It's included on the cd of You Caught Me Out.  It features a lot of 
    nice touches that makes it quite worthwhile to have.
    
    
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXXX@XXX12.nj.us
    "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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    Subject:     FORGOTTON GIRL GROUPS
    Sent:        09/01/98 7:55 am
    Received:    09/01/98 11:44 pm
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, TPXXXX@XXX.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    EVERYONE REMEMBERS THE SUPREMES, THE CHIFFONS, THE RONETTES, THE 
    MARVELETTES....HECK, WE EVEN REMEMBER THE MC GUIRE SISTERS! BUT NO
    ONE EVER MENTIONS THOSE FORGOTTEN GIRL GROUPS, MANY ONE HIT 
    WONDERS, WHO GRACED OUR PRESENCE IN THE LATE 50'S THROUGH MID 60'S. 
    I RECALL MANY:
    
    PATTY LA BELLE AND THE BLUE BELLES ("I SOLD MY HEART TO THE 
    JUNKMAN") OF COURSE, WE ALL KNOW PATTY FORMED A 70'S FUNK GROUP, 
    LA BELLE, AND NOW IS A SOLO ARTIST.
    
    BRENDA AND THE TABULATIONS ("MIXED UP SHOOK UP GIRL")
    
    THE PONYTAILS ("BORN TOO LATE")..WHAT A SONG!
    
    THE COOKIES ("CHAINS/"DON'T SAY NOTHIN BAD ABOUT MY BABY")
    
    ROSIE AND THE ORIGINALS ("ANGEL BABY")...WORD IS THAT "ROSIE" 
    NEVER HAD A FOLLOW UP SONG BECAUSE ROSIE WAS REALLY A BOY AND HIS 
    VOICE CHANGED!!
    
    KATHY YOUNG AND THE INNOCENTS ("A THOUSAND STARS")
    
    I COULD GO ON FOR A LONG TIME WITH THIS ONE. AND DON'T FORGET THE 
    FEMALE SOLO ARTISTS LIKE:
    
    CARLA THOMAS ("GEE WHIZ", "TRAMP" (DUET WITH OTIS REDDING)
    
    BRENDA LEE (HIT SONGS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. BRENDA AND CONNIE 
    FRANCIS WERE TOP STARS AND NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT THEM. AMAZING.)
    
    ....AND BETTY EVERETT, KETTY LESTER ('LOVE LETTERS"), JACKIE ROSS 
    ("SELFISH ONE"), AND ON AND ON.
    
    COMPARED TO "ARTISTS" TODAY SUCH AS THE ABOMINABLE MADONNA AND 
    ALANA MORRISETTE (OH, PULEEEEZE!") , THERE SIMPLY IS NO COMPARISON
    .......LET'S FACE IT FOLKS. THE GOLDEN AGE OF TOP 40 WAS A ONCE IN
    A LIFETIME THING WHICH WE WERE PRIVILEGED TO LIVE THROUGH. IT WILL 
    NEVER COME AGAIN, SO LET'S HEAR IT FOR THOSE GREAT LADIES OF THE 
    GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK N' ROLL!
    
    
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    Subject:     girl groups
    Sent:        09/01/98 11:17 am
    Received:    09/01/98 11:44 pm
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    will stos said:
    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.
    
     hi will, does the list have to be "hits" or is it anything goes?
    1 baby i love you - ronettes
    2 the boy from crosstown - angels
    3 little boy - crystals
    4 i can never go home anymore-shangs
    5 the boy next door - secrets
    6 cold cold winter - pixies three
    7 whenever the lovelight ..... - supremes
    8 walking in the rain - ronettes
    9 when the boy`s happy - four pennies(chiffons)
    10 doo wah diddy - exciters
    well that was hard to just pick 10!!  i`m sure i`m missing alot that
    i`ll remember later. good luck on your show Will and let me know how 
    it goes.
    jonr
    
    
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    Subject:     greetings
    Sent:        09/01/98 1:01 pm
    Received:    09/01/98 11:44 pm
    From:        james fisher, JHFAXXXX@XXX.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    I'm not sure if introductions are traditional for new joiners to 
    the list so maybe someone could let me know what the protocols are
    ..... I look forward to reading and learning all kinds of info on 
    early '60's music, real glad to have found a site where Phil 
    Spector lives! Jim
    
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