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Spectropop V#0150

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/19/98

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       Volume #0150                   September 20, 1998   
           America's First Family of Fine Recordings       
    Subject:     Re: Girl Groups, etc
    Sent:        09/19/98 3:54 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        Wondermints,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Happy Birthday Freda Payne! Just wanted to tell you all that a few
    weeks back my girlfriend and I went down to Ghengis Cohen Cantina 
    on Fairfax (here in L.A.) to solve the mystery of whether the Evie
    Sands that was listed in the paper was indeed THE Evie Sands. We 
    tried calling ahead but no one there knew. Even as we stood in 
    front of the ticket guy, HE didn't even know. Just then a group of
    folks came in to watch the show so we asked them, "is this THE Evie
    Sands?" Even THEY said that they weren't sure who we were referring
    to. All they knew was that they were coming down to support the 
    wife of a friend of theirs but that her recent campaign has been 
    "Evie Sands is Back!" Well that was enough for us to pay the five 
    bucks(!) and sit through a couple other mediocre acts in 
    So finally the moment arrived and a long raven haired lady takes 
    the stage. Dressed in black, guitar in hand, rythym section behind
    her. We thought, what's this the latest female Johnny Cash? She 
    starts her first song, country rock in style . . .oh no, is it her?
    Or is this just a big SNAFU? Then she opens her mouth and GOD, 
    the angel(s) sing. . . .IT'S HER !!!! Unmistakable is that soulful
    yet pop tender voice that made in my opinion the best version of 
    "Take Me For A Little While". Still there was the reserved strength
    yet passionate voice that pleaded "I Can't Let Go" before the 
    Hollies made it one of their biggest songs in England. In fact she
    paced her show with stories and antecdotes about her hard luck 
    career, but with endearing charm, not sour grapes. And she did 
    play snippets of all her almost-hits "Angel Of the Morning",
    "Anyway That You Want Me" along with songs from her new electried 
    country album. But it didn't end there.
    After the show she was so humble to spend time with me and my girl
    (also a huge fan). As nice and appreciative as you can ever imagine
    one to be. Good news also is that she's back working with her old 
    producer-songwriter team Chip Taylor and Al Gorgoni. Since that 
    night she's sent us thank you letters and e-mail info of 
    forthcoming shows. She even offered to come down to one of my 
    band's shows. Wow, is that an honor or what?! Just a real angel 
    (of the morning, afternoon, and evening). By the way, for those of 
    you in the L.A. area her next appearances are back at the Ghengis 
    Cohen Cantina on Sat Oct. 10 at 8:30 (they're giving her more time
    so she says she's gonna play full versions of her almost-hits). 
    Also at 14 Below in Santa Monica on Tues, Oct 13. Don't miss one 
    of the greatest unsung female vocalists in rock history!
    Hail, hail the "Egyptian Shumba"! What can I say but since Doc 
    hipped me on to that one, jeez, it's been about a year now. . . 
    how've you been Doc? (okay I tried to avoid the obvious, "What's 
    up. . .") it's catapulted up to me and my girlfriend's Top Ten.
    William Stos wrote:
    >Here's a question to other Girl Group-a-holics. Did the Angels
    >ever record anything similar to their song, "Jamaica Joe"? That
    >song is so cool! I love the part where they go "hey, hey, hey,
    Why not try "Ska-Doo-dee-Ya" by Tracy Dey? Bob Crewe girls rule!
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    Subject:     Freda Payne
    Sent:        09/19/98 12:38 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >P.S. A toast to Freda Payne, who turns 53 today! 
    Yes! I heard "Band Of Gold" on the radio today. What an incredible
    , thumping driving beat that song has. And good recording quality,
    too! What the Motown records might have sounded like, methinks, if 
    only they hadn't recorded in that awful studio....
    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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    Subject:     NINO & APRIL & THE NEWBEATS
    Sent:        09/19/98 3:56 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    What's up with Nino Tempo and April Stevens, the sister and 
    brother act from the 60s?
    They had 4 tunes: Deep Purple; Whispering; Stardust, and All 
    Strung Out, which made the charts.
    Do they still perform? Also....
    Whatever happened to the group the Newbeats? They had Bread and 
    Butter; Break Away (from that Boy), and Run, Baby, Run (Back into 
    my Arms) in '64-'65. They were noted for their falsetto voices and
    included Larry Henley (lead singer) and brothers Dean and Marc 
    Mathis. Claudia
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    Subject:     connections
    Sent:        09/19/98 12:25 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >The Ballroom CD will.....include Spinning Spinning
    >Most of the Ballroom stuff was recorded around the 
    >time Boettcher was working with Tommy Roe.
    So are you saying that there's some sort of connection between 
    "Spinning Spinning Spinning" and "Dizzy?"
    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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    Subject:     Re: Alpert Playing on Records
    Sent:        09/19/98 4:15 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        Paul MacArthur, Rtf_XXXX@XXXedu
    To:          Spectropop List,
    <<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?>>
    >Wow, what a provocative notion! I wonder if she really meant (or
    >perhaps really stated?) Herb didn't play on his *sessions*.
    >Implying that he could well have always overdubbed his parts
    I think your interpretation is most likely correct. Alpert has a 
    very distinctive tone and it is the same on his live records (like
    the one w/ Hugh Masekala from 1978) and when he apperas live as it 
    is on the Tijuana Brass albums.
    - Paul
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    Subject:     home movies
    Sent:        09/19/98 3:29 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:35 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Will said:
    >One last thing. I was watching the Girl Groups: Story Of A Sound 
    >video a couple of nights ago, I just bought it, and I was knocked 
    >dead by the Shangri-las' performance of "Give Him A Great Big Kiss.
    Well, I produced (well, taped) a home video of my wife and daughters
    reproducing that video lip synch, costumes and all.  It's pretty 
    cool. Doc Rock's home movies are fairly unique!
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    Subject:     Beatle Women
    Sent:        09/19/98 4:18 am
    Received:    09/19/98 7:36 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    My friend has done a website on the original Beatle girls (wives 
    and girlfriends of the Beatles in their salad days). She has been 
    contacted by E! to help in their production of a t.v. special on 
    them which has never been done before.
    I gave her some pictures from my original collection of 1964 
    onwards and they appear on the website. These girls were the trend
    setters for the rest of us and had such a great look. I'm talking 
    about Jane Asher (Paul McCartney); Maureen Cox (Ringo Starr), 
    Pattie Boyd (George Harrison) and Cynthia Lennon (John).
    They are a great part of Beatles history, as many of the Beatles' 
    greatest masterpieces were written for them. Pattie is 
    particularly interesting because Eric Clapton wrote some of his 
    greatest hits for her.
    As I understand it, the E! special is now in preproduction and I 
    will let you know when the air date is.
    Jane Asher is the Martha Stewart of Britain with her own Jane 
    Asher's Tea Room in Chelsea. She is also a noted stage actress in 
    London. She's Married to cartoonist Gerald Scharff and has three 
    children and lives in Chelsea. She will NOT discuss the 60's or Mr.
    McCartney. Well, I will be in London in April and have plans to 
    meet this lady via a mutual friend who knows someone who works for
    Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon. Will give you full report. 
    For Pattie there were lots, one being "Something" and Eric Clapton
    wrote "Pretty Blue Eyes", "For You, Blue" and his unforgettable 
    classic, "Layla". "Layla" was written during his heroin addiction.
    He was in love with his friend George Harrison's wife and couldn't 
    have her. Through his pain, his greatest song emerged. Happily, 
    they DID get together and were married several years. Pattie, now 
    a London photog, is friendly with both ex-husbands, and George and
    Eric are still friends. Pattie is dynamite looking to this day.
    Cynthia appears at many of the Beatle fests and has forged a 
    strange friendship with May Pang, John Lennon's old girlfriend 
    while separted from Yoko. She married twice to men named John and 
    now lives in Wales with a gentleman and is very happy. Julian is 
    her son.
    Sadly, little Maureen died of leukemia 3 years ago. After their 
    divorce Ringo dated a series of "Mo" look-a-likes and even married
    one (his current wife, Barbara Bach). Mo married Alec Tigrett, 
    billionaire founder of Hard Rock Cafe. I don't think Ringo ever 
    got over his little Northern Girl and when she passed away, he was
    by her side, holding her hand surrounded by their two sons and 
    Will let you know when the show airs if anyone would like to see 
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