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Spectropop V#0148

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/18/98

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       Volume #0148                  September 18, 1998   
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        We recommend you to consult your record dealer    
    
    
    
    
    
    Subject:     Chico and the Egyptians
    Sent:        09/18/98 7:11 am
    Received:    09/18/98 7:21 am
    From:        Jamie LePage, le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    
    Got a copy of a great record that I can't stop listening to. 
    Absolutely knocks me out. Chico's Girl by "the Girls" issued on 
    Capitol. Written by Barry and Cynthia, it starts with a left hand 
    piano riff (like We Gotta Get Out Of This Place) and builds into 
    full blown castaneted choruses. The solo! Fuzz guitar at it's 
    finest, it reminds me of Billy Strange's solo on Zip-a-dee-do-Dah.
    Typical "Nobody understands my baby cuz he's a rebel" lyric, even 
    the banal subject matter works on this record. It's a Barry and 
    Cynthia song I had never heard before, really a fantastic record, 
    and very late for a GG disc. I guess around '66 by the sound of it.
    
    The other side that I really can't stop playing over and over, 
    thanks to Doc and Will Stos, is Tammys' Egyptian Shumba. Will 
    wrote "Egyptian Shumba still hasn't died down." Not around here 
    either, brother! This is one of the wildest GG records, maybe THE 
    wildest GG record I ever heard!
    
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    le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com
    RodeoDrive/5030
    
    
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    Subject:     C. Boettcher/Greenwich&Barry/Ballroom CDs?
    Sent:        09/17/98 1:51 pm
    Received:    09/18/98 12:11 am
    From:        Dan Murphy, daniXXXX@XXXa.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Hello,
    Does anyone have information about the following CDs?
    
    1. A Warner Japan release of Curt Boettcher's "There's An Innocent
    Face" LP 
    2. A Polygram Japan release of a various artists 
    collection of Barry/Greenwich songs
    3. A Creation/Rev-Ola UK release of Ballroom/Sandy Salisbury tracks
    
    The first two are apparently already out in Japan and there is a 
    reference to #3 in the September "Record Collector" magazine 
    (which I have not yet been able to get a copy of). If I can locate 
    a copy of the magazine locally this weekend I will pass along the 
    info to the list, if there is interest. Thanks in advance for any 
    help.
    
    Dan Murphy
    
    
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    Subject: Martin Denny
    Sent: 09/17/98 2:48 am
    Received: 09/17/98 3:24 am
    From: Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    
    >Carol Kaye, in more than one of her posts on the web, stated 
    >adamantly that Herb didn't play on his own records. Of course, 
    >she's also said she played bass on all the Monkees hits, so who 
    >really knows?
    
    >Anyone?
    
    Don't know about that, but when I was researching Liberty Records,
    I learned that Martin Denny was not on most of "his" own records.
    
    
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    Subject: Carole Kaye, Herb and other delights
    Sent: 09/17/98 8:01 pm
    Received: 09/18/98 12:11 am
    From: Kieron Tyler, kierXXXX@XXX.org.uk
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Don't forget that Carole Kaye also said that she played on Motown 
    tracks which were certainly recorded in Detroit. She reckoned that
    the tapes were taken to LA to be finished. Shades of Bernard Purdie
    playing on the Beatles records perhaps?
    
    
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    Subject: carol kaye
    Sent: 09/17/98 10:42 am
    Received: 09/18/98 12:11 am
    From: john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    jamie wrote:
    Carol Kaye, in more than one of her posts on the web, stated 
    adamantly that Herb didn't play on his own records. Of course, 
    she's also said she played bass on all the Monkees hits, so who 
    really knows?
    
    jonr says:
    ...i have talked to carol several times and she really seems to be
    nice,she always emailed me within an hour or so to reply. i asked 
    her once why everyone is wearing sunglasses in those pics in all 
    the books showing "in studio" shots of the wrecking crew...she 
    said that the fluorescent lighting was so bright in there that the 
    only way to read the sheet music was to don shades...
    here's carol kaye`s websXXXX@XXX://www.carolkaye.com/
    
    jonr
    
    
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    Subject: the dreaded NR stamp
    Sent: 09/17/98 12:50 am
    Received: 09/18/98 12:11 am
    From: Mark Landwehr, mslXXXX@XXXbs.com
    To: Spectropop List, SpectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Hi, gang...Here's a question which might have been answered before
    I became a Spectropop member, but I'll ask it anyway. What does an 
    "NR" stamped on a record label mean?
    
    My thought is that it stands for "New Release"...Why? Well, I've 
    only seen it on stock copies, never on a promo, and I believe it 
    was to tell radio people that it was the latest release from that 
    artist and not just extra copies of something they already had. I 
    know that in the 70's we would get new releases in stock-copy form
    every so often, but they would usually have a sticker saying "Not 
    for Sale" or something like that on them to tell the P.D./M.D. 
    that this was a new release (and they should listen to it). It 
    made it a "pseudo-promo" copy - If you were low enough on the 
    radio-station "food chain" you might never see an actual promo 
    copy of anything, so the sticker (or "NR" stamp) would alert you 
    to the fact that this record was not a re-release, but brand new.
    
    That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it until I hear something 
    more logical...Any thoughts?
    
    Mark (Philles Phanatic)
    http://www.toltbbs.com/~msland/Spector/
    
    
    
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    Subject: the old island album thing
    Sent: 09/17/98 1:02 am
    Received: 09/18/98 12:11 am
    From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXXX@XXX12.nj.us
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    jonr proposes:
    >the old island album thing, if you had 5 lps(cds) to take on a 
    >deserted island forever...
    
    Seems to me that the problem we have to face is that so much of 
    the music we've been talking about has tended to be singles-based.
    Would we therefore be allowed to bring best-of anthologies? Or do 
    the 5 lp's have to have been originally issued *as* lp's?
    
    (btw, there really *is* a cartoon on Nick called the angry beavers, 
    and it's about these two beavers, you know, little animals that 
    live in the woods and make dams and eat birch trees. Just to 
    clarify that I wasn't putting people on.)
    
    
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