____________________________________________________________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ S P E C T R O P O P _________ _________ _________ ____________________________________________________________ Volume #0155 September 28, 1998 ____________________________________________________________ This recording may be played on Monaural or Stereo equipmentSubject: "If that diamond ring won't shine" Sent: 09/27/98 8:15 am Received: 09/27/98 10:30 am From: Alan Warner, wizXXXX@XXXtcom.com To: Spectropop List, SpectroXXXX@XXXties.com Dear All: In case you haven't heard, Charlie Foxx, co-writer of MOCKINGBIRD, died last week in Mobile, Alabama. Charlie, 58, sang the 1963 hit MOCKINGBIRD with his sister Inez on Juggy Murray's Symbol label, tho' all their early releases billed Inez as a solo artist. They toured Europe successfully in the mid-'60s and after their time on Symbol, they switched to Art Talmadge's Musicor label followed by releases on Dynamo. Charlie released one solo 45 on Symbol, coupling HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH with COMPETITION and for which the label credited him as 'Chuck Johnson'. When Inez & Charlie performed MOCKINGBIRD at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Awards in 1995 here at the Hollywood Palladium, Inez told me that it was the first time that she & her brother had worked together in twenty years. A few months later, they starred in a oldies concert at LA's Greek Theatre. In addition to their million-selling MOCKINGBIRD, Inez & Charlie's outstanding singles included HURT BY LOVE (on Symbol in '64) and (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) COUNT THE DAYS released on Dynamo three years later. AW --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Favorites Sent: 09/26/98 12:47 pm Received: 09/26/98 1:22 pm From: james fisher, JHFAXXXX@XXX.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Jack and William listed a few of their all-time-faveXXXX@XXXmay presume to do the same: Elusive butterfly--Bob Lind Every breath I take--Gene P. Blue Bayou--Roy O. Rainy night in georgia--Brook Benton Caroline No--Beach Boys Funny how time slips away--Jimmy Elledge Last Date--Floyd Cramer Mr.Blue--Fleetwoods Little Town Flirt--Del Shannon Gotta stop because you quickly realise that you could go on listing forever and this doesn't even include the GG's, Righteous Bros; Brit Invasion etc. Is it even possible to have less than 1000 favorites? It's all the ones you have to leave OFF a short list that are the problem.....Jim. PS. Can I add "Groovin'"--Rascals. And "Everybody's Talkin' "--Nilsson. And the Dells remake of their "Oh what a night". And about 10,000 others. Can someone tell me how I can make up a list of, say, 20 favorites without hating myself the next day for all those I left behind? Would you want to leave Dusty Springfield, Brenda Lee or the lovely Connie Francis out of your little black list book?? I didn't think so... --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Spectropop V#0154 Sent: 09/26/98 5:48 am Received: 09/26/98 10:16 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com My favorite records are, well, a little-known sub-type: Screamin', Rippin' GG records!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1. Egyptian Shumba - The Tammys 2. I've Got A Secret/Finders Keepers - Shepherd Sisters 3. Wow Wow Wee - The Angels 4. Birthday Party - The Pixies Three 5. Hey Big Boy - The Secrets 6. Summertime USA - The Pixies Three 7. Has Anybody Seen My Boyfriend - The Angels 8. The Hootch - The Pixies Three 9. Peaches 'n' Cream - The Ikettes 10. Gonna Have A Good Time - The Clinger Sisters Criteria: Uptempo; happy (no R&B); singing that is as much screaming or yelling as it is singing; '60s, preferably pre '65. I could probably come up with more, if I thought about the Pixies some more. But can anyone else make any additions to my list? Thanks! Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re Ike & Tina's R&B hits as Philles B sides Sent: 09/27/98 8:43 pm Received: 09/27/98 8:58 pm From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com First, I wrote: >>I have always suspected that Spector had Ike re-record their >>early R&B singles for the Philles B's...it served the purpose of >>spending almost nothing on Ike's throwaway tracks, yet Phil ended >>up with a quasi "best-of I&T" album for Philles. R Teyes replied: >Remarkably, I&T earlier sides were hits in their own right: A Fool >In Love, It's Gonna Work Out Fine, I Idolize You, etc. NOT Philles >productions, of course, but nicely produced R&B songs. Yes, and what I was wondering to myself out loud was: how did it go down that Ike re-recorded their earlier hits for Phil? You'd think Ike would have pushed to record new material. However, the remakes of A Fool In Love etc. must be Philles productions, albeit in a decidedly different style from Phil Spector. Bill Medley's Righteous Brothers filler album tracks, also Philles masters, are of similar quality. >It bothers me that fans immediately hate Ike because of Tina's >story. I agree, one shouldn't draw any conclusions without hearing some of Ike's "post-Tina" stories too. ;-) -- le_page_XXXX@XXXties.com RodeoDrive/5030 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Nino Tempo Sent: 09/26/98 11:43 am Received: 09/26/98 1:22 pm From: james fisher, JHFAXXXX@XXX.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Good to see Doc Roc's post on Nino and April...I can't add much but I can say that I saw Nino in about 1976 playing back-up to Boz Scaggs at a Central Park,NYC concert that was sponsored by a beer company and had an admission tab of one dollar! Think it was Schaeffer Brewing. The concerts ran all summer and featured just about every kind of music.Anyone from NY know if they're still held? Still $1.00?? Anyway, Boz brought Nino out and introduced him to the crowd but it was mostly a "huh-who's he" kind of response.I couldn't believe the whole 5000 of them had erased the beautiful "Deep Purple" from their memories. How soon they forget.Or perhaps it was too much sampling of the sponsors product. Nino did a solo number to lack-lustre reaction and then Boz quickly took over the reins again.Dirty Lowdown indeed. I thought it was great to see him again and even if he and April had never recorded another song their version of "Deep Purple" would be enough to ensure them a place in my little Hall of Fame. Jim. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: river deeep Sent: 09/26/98 8:13 am Received: 09/26/98 10:16 am From: john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com doc wrote: Others who released versions of RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH the 2 of clubs version is great,i never heard annie lennox`s version, where`s it from? here are a few more RDMH covers: dobie gray, someone called the badd boys, of course darlene love, and one of my favorites, toni wine. i have been collecting spector cover versions for awhile and have many covers of "be my baby," "is this what i get for loving you", "da doo ron ron", "baby i love you", "i can hear music" etc... also, I remember reading your article on diane renay in discoveries awhile back. my favorite renay song might be "bell bottom trousers" from her lp. jonr --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: last new LP Sent: 09/26/98 5:48 am Received: 09/26/98 10:16 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXXX@XXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com "Dream Babies" is one of the last new LPs I ever bought. Great job! Wonderful companion to "Liberty Records!" Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: darlene love Sent: 09/28/98 3:17 am Received: 09/28/98 7:16 am From: john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com just wanted to remind everyone that darlene love`s book "my name is love" will be out come monday,anyone who is a fan will probably want to pick it up...should prove to be a good read....can`t wait! jonr Presenting the Fabulous RonetXXXX@XXX://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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