____________________________________________________________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ S P E C T R O P O P _________ _________ _________ ____________________________________________________________ Volume #0138 September 5, 1998 ____________________________________________________________ Dedicated to the betterment of recorded music and literatureSubject: Anthology Sent: 09/05/98 1:10 am Received: 09/05/98 1:15 am From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Slightly off-topic here, but I have just seen the track listing for the forthcoming John Lennon Anthology box set due for Christmas release this year. A four-disc set containing all the faves plus a good amount of previously unreleased (officially) material. The four discs are called Ascot, New York City, Lost Weekend and Dakota. We all know what the Lost Weekend is. Well, on that disc are four noteworthy tracks: Phil and John 1, Phil and John 2, Phil and John 3, and Be My Baby (Be My Baby from the Morris Levy boot?). Just thought you'd like to know. -- le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com RodeoDrive/5030 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: "Tar and cement" Sent: 09/04/98 3:17 am Received: 09/04/98 7:05 am From: james fisher, JHFAXXXX@XXX.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com for Charles Thompson. I think the singer you need for the above tune is VERDELLE SMITH (I'm not 100% sure on the spelling of her first name but I think we can assume that I've got her family name down right!) It's a spoken intro..."The town that I came from was quiet and small"...?? Does that sound like it? I have no idea whatever became of her. Pity. Great song though,from around '66/'67 and I don't think I've heard it since. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Bacharach/David break-up Sent: 09/04/98 1:48 am Received: 09/04/98 7:05 am From: Dave Mirich, DmirXXXX@XXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Because I read this list I have caught on that certain artists merit further exploration. So I recently bought the Rhino Best-of Dionne Warwick (mainly to hear Walk On By, immortalized to me by the magnificent snippet Brian Wilson recorded long ago). An excellent find, I must say. Anyway, the liner notes mentioned the break-up of Bacharach and David. What was the story there? Did they ever "make up"? Any tidbits would be appreciated. BTW, isn't Dionne wrapped up in that Psychic Network stuff? Dave Mirich --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE !!! and the SECRETS Sent: 09/04/98 2:03 pm Received: 09/05/98 1:54 am From: Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXX@XXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Hi boys and girls... I've been enjoying reading your Top 10 lists very much! For the record, "Oh Donnie" by the Secrets is one of their best sides. It's somewhat slow and churning, and all four girls play prominent vocal roles. rather than the party-dresses-and-flip-hairdos Secrets cuts, I picture them in cha-cha heels, tight jeans, mohair sweaters buttoned up the back, sunglasses, and kerchiefs tied up over their beehives. The song has a GREAT sax break... that's what I mean by greasy... great lines: "We don't need a penthouse / or a chauffeur-driven car / we can have a lot of fun just lookin' at the stars..." And the refrian: "Whoa-oh-oh Donnie, ain't got no money / but he's got something money just can't buy... his person-a-li-ty / the way he smiles at me / whoa-oh-oh Donnie / oh he's my honey." The flipside is a little "amphetamine-fueled" number called "Here He Comes Now." In it, the Secrets sing at 100 miles an hour without missing a beat, in one of the fastest girl- group songs ever... amazing. Re HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE... on an LP from 1977 called "Phil Spector's Greatest Hits," Warner / Spector 9104, is a stereo version of this song-- and it's an alternate version as well. (In my opinion, not as good as the released version.) During the "sha la la la la" parts, Darlene sings: "Whoa-ho-ho-ho- ho-ohhhh-oh..." Also, you can plainly hear the backing singers (Jean, Fanita, and some men) singing "bop bop bop bop" while Darlene is singing the " I forget all of my dreams / everybody knows" and similar sections. Just thought you all might not know about this. Cheers! Keep writing! And always remember: he might take you places and buy you things, but love is more important than a diamond ring! Jimmy Boy --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: miscellaneous Sent: 09/04/98 1:18 pm Received: 09/05/98 1:54 am From: Mark Landwehr, mslXXXX@XXXbs.com To: Spectropop List, SpectroXXXX@XXXties.com I'll try to condense all of this into one post...Thanks to all the great Spectropop members for their input on my threads...This is a great group!! >I bought a Phil LP (vinyl) about 20 years ago,called "Phil Spector >echoes of the 60's"--it's on the "Phil Spector International" label >#2307013...has 20 of his major songs on it. My question is: is this >a rare one or is it a common Greatest Hits kind of thing? It is an >English pressing though I bought it here. I'm just curious since I >don't play it any more (I just about wore it out back in the pre-CD >days!) Anyone familiar with this one? Jim. > Jim...As any of the Spector-philes (Robert, John, etc) could tell you, any PSI (Phil Spector International) LP is a find, especially nowadays. It's a great LP, and is identical to the Phil Spector's Twenty Greatest Hits LP on PSI (2307 012) issued earlier...Hold on to it!!! And, if you ever see the "Rare Masters" LPs on PSI (2307 008 & 2307 009), go for 'em...They are jewels!!! To Robert...Thanks for your assessment of the mysterious Philles product that has surfaced recently and their possible sources. I highly value your input, knowing your background...We may never know the answer to the question of where they come from, but it sounds like there's more still to come! And, anybody could be involved!! Pretty exciting, isn't it?!! To Jamie...The "Thanks..." single contains "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" and "Ebb Tide"....The scratchings in the deadwax are the same as Philles 130...Seems that Phil just put a different label on a current pressing and sent out a few copies to business associates along with a Christmas present (what was it?) in 1965. The Phil Spector Spectacular LP (PHLP-100) was pressed in the early 70s, around the time of Spector's work with Apple. It's legit, goes for big bucks, and there is a great pic of the label in the Fitzpatrick/Fogerty book...Finally, if you have a stock copy of "Stumble and Fall" I'm sure you paid a pretty penny for it ...One sold this summer for $1,000 to a collector in Japan (I won't get into how much I hate to see that happen!)...Again, it sounds like there are many unkown Philles issues just waiting to surface...What's next? >I have never seen a colored vinyl Philles record, boot or >otherwise. What do you mean "not the *popular* bootlegs"??? > I simply meant that there have been blue label colored-vinyl boots around for quite a while, but these are yellow/red labels, and include Philles #121 to #124. Apparently, they are legit, but I can't confirm that...The name of collector Chris Chapman has been mentioned to me as one who acquired these originally from an " insider"...Anybody know him? Seems that a common practice at pressing plants was to punch out a few colored-vinyl discs as an experiment/novelty for the employees there - Not just of Philles, but of many other labels...This should not be a surprise to most of us. >By the way,I work just around the corner from Fairfax High--Phil's >old school. I don't think any of the kids there now have ever heard >of him....more's the pity. > Yes, James, it is a real pity...We who experienced the great music of the 60s can never adequately convey to today's generation what it was like...It's almost tragic. I would never trade my days listening to the radio from 1956-1965. An interesting anecdote is that a rare record museum is in the works, with rare/unusual records included (like the ones I have mentioned & more)...This is a project of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and a bizillionaire who will pay ANY amount of $$$ to get the cream of the crop - Interesting and SCARY!! Well, he ain't gettin' MY collection!!!! I have another subject to bring up, but I'll let it simmer for awhile....Thanks again for all the great input!! Can always count on Spectropop... Mark (Philles Phanatic) http://www.toltbbs.com/~msland/Spector/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Phil Spector Echoes of the 60's Sent: 09/04/98 9:01 am Received: 09/05/98 1:54 am From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXXX@XXX12.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com >I bought a Phil LP (vinyl) about 20 years ago,called "Phil Spector >echoes of the 60's"--it's on the "Phil Spector International" label >#2307013...has 20 of his major songs on it. My question is: is this >a rare one or is it a common Greatest Hits kind of thing? It is an >English pressing though I bought it here. I'm just curious since I >don't play it any more (I just about wore it out back in the pre-CD >days!) Anyone familiar with this one? Jim. Yes, Jim, I have this one, too, and it was just about the first Spector album I ever bought. The agate type on the back says, " This Sound Recording was compiled in 1977 by Polydor Records...." The Lineup: River Deep Mountain High Then He Kissed Me Be My Baby Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts Proud Mary (Checkmates Ltd.) (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (The Best Part of) Breaking Up You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Da Doo Ron Ron He's A Rebel Not Too Young To Get Married (Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans) Uptown Unchained Melody Waling In The Rain There's No Other (Like My Baby) He's Sure The Boy I Love Ebb Tide Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home Baby I Love You On the back of the album it says in big print, "Phil Spector's Top Twenty." The lineup appears to be mostly the usual suspects, but with a couple unusual numbers thrown in. It was a great introduction for me. But notice which song was placed first on the album. jack ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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