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Spectropop V#0156

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/29/98

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       Volume #0156                   September 29, 1998   
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    Subject:     DARLENE'S BOOK
    Sent:        09/28/98 9:22 am
    Received:    09/29/98 1:29 am
    From:        Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Bought it today at Barnes & Noble... fun and interesting to read. 
    A great combination of Hollywood tabloid talk / pop history / 
    personal testimony. She's a SURVIVOR. And all the dirt about 
    Fanita, Tom Jones, etc. ... ooooo- weeeeee BABY! You're gonna 
    laugh....... enjoy!
    Jimmy Boy
    
    
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    Subject: DARLENE'S BOOK TWO
    Sent: 09/28/98 9:36 am
    Received: 09/29/98 1:29 am
    From: Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXX@XXXom
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Hi... there's a part in her book where Darlene says that "original
    pressings of the Christmas album are worth thousands of dollars..."
    and that she's got her copy sealed and locked up. Can somebody 
    clear this up: original pressings?? Could they be worth that much?
    I didn't think so... I thought ALL extant copies of that album were
    from the 1963 "original" pressing. Darlene also implies that groups
    were never shown on Philles albums until the Christmas LP. 
    Apparently she hasn't seen the Crystals, in front of their new 
    station wagon, on their "Twist Uptown" LP. : )
    
    Jimmy Boy
    
    
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    Subject: Duke Fakir Interview
    Sent: 09/28/98 12:20 pm
    Received: 09/29/98 1:29 am
    From: Alicia Martuge, ZablXXXX@XXX.net
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Today (9/7/98) I recorded an radio interview with Duke Fakir of the
    4 Tops. It was broadcast on COOL-FM, a Stamford Ct. based oldies 
    station which I receive very well in Brooklyn. In it he said some 
    very revealing things about the upcoming boxed set, the 1963 Jazz 
    Workshop album and Levi's dissapearance. I did get to talk to him 
    but I didn't get on the air. However I did record "our" off the air
    conversation with a telephone recorder. Duke is alays a gentleman 
    and it's always a pleasure to talk to him and listen to him.
    Alicia Martuge
    
    four tops girl
    
    
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    Subject: New listee - short introduction of myself
    Sent: 09/29/98 2:07 am
    Received: 09/29/98 1:29 am
    From: Renate von Stiefelbein, MUV96XXXX@XXXnt2.lu.se
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    Hi,
    
    This is my first post on this list.
    
    My name is Tobias (despite what my screen names might say), I'm 
    a 20 year old student and have been into the really obvious names 
    like Beach Boys, Byrds and Love since the age of 16 but it is 
    only since a year or so back that I've started to discover the 
    more obscure stuff like Harpers Bizarre, Roger Nichols, Sagittarius 
    and all the rest. I'm also a big fan of the modern groups who are 
    influenced by the above, such as The High Llamas, Stereolab, 
    Broadcast, Adventures In Stereo, et al.
    
    Some recent favourite records (sorry if they're slightly off-
    topic):
    
    "Switched On Bacharach" and "More Switched On Bacharach" by Sir 
    Cristopher Scott - these are two LPs with Burt's most famous tunes
    performed on the moog! It's not as wacky and weird as Jean Jaques 
    Perrey but these heavenly songs sure make the LPs well worth 
    listening to over and over (and no, the crow didn't cry uncover 
    the cornfield, atleast not on these two albums!)
    
    "Feelin' Groovy" by Harpers Bizarre - this is a best of which you 
    guys probably have discussed to the death so I'll just say this is
    the most amazing record I've heard in a long time. Although I think
    some of the songs at the end are pretty throwaway/filler-ish, all 
    the Van Dyke Parks/Randy Newman contributions are so fantastic it 
    doesn't really matter. What LPs did this group originally release?
    I've ordered a CD with them called "Secret Life" but I don't know 
    what songs are on it yet (it was really cheap so I figured I'd 
    have a go at it anyway), is this recommended, and is it an 
    original record or is it another compilation?
    
    "Umbrellas Of Cheirbourg/The Go-Between" by Michel Legrand. I 
    guess it's fair to say if USA have Bacharach, then France have 
    Legrand. Both composers make pretty similar sounding music 
    although Legrand is mostly famous for his filmscores. On this LP 
    from 1979 (bought it in a thriftstore for less than a dollar!), he
    performs two symphonic suites - one on each side - of two of his 
    most famous scores, together with a huuuuuuuge symphony orchestra.
    This is highly recommended if you don't have it already!
    
    "Yellow Balloon" by The Yellow Balloon - I was slightly 
    disappointed with this Sundazed compilation at first because the 
    production and arrangements weren't as elaborative as the ones of 
    Spector/Wilson/Bacharach but I've grown to love it. In a way, 
    sparseness can be just as powerful and effective as a full-on wash
    of reverb a la Spector, only in a different way. Some of the lyrics
    are kinda corny, but it doesn't really matter when the music is as 
    good as this. What is Gary Zekley doing nowadays? I can't imagine 
    he's sold enough records in his life to still live off them...
    
    Oh yeah, before I go, what is there to say about New Colony Six? 
    All I know about them is that they were connected to The 
    Association...a short, basic introduction, please.
    
    Tobias
    
    
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    Subject: Re: Spectropop V#0155
    Sent: 09/28/98 8:29 am
    Received: 09/29/98 1:29 am
    From: R Teyes, RTeXXXX@XXXom
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    To James Fisher
    
    I was there in Central Park for that concert. I remember Nino being
    introduced, too...Schaefer does no more concerts there...here in NYC 
    there are now three places for concerts in Central Park...tickets 
    are from $10 and up.
    
    Robert
    
    
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    Subject: River Deep Mountain High
    Sent: 09/28/98 12:52 pm
    Received: 09/29/98 1:29 am
    From: Alicia Martuge, ZablXXXX@XXX.net
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    It seems that I made a mistake. Merry Clayton, not Darlene Love sang
    RDMH for the Broadway show 'LEADER OF THE PACK"
    Alicia
    
    four tops girl
    
    
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    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 lovXXXX@XXXbe 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/
    
    
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    Subject:     Blasts from the Past
    Sent:        09/28/98 8:56 am
    Received:    09/29/98 1:29 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, TPXXXX@XXX.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    We were lucky to grow up in such an incredible era that showcased 
    such a wide variety of songs - all which appeared on Billboards 
    Hot 100 during the magical time known as the fifties and sixties.
    
    >From my collection, here are some favorites. I hope they will jolt 
    your memory:
    
    SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES - THE JAYNETTES;
    COLOR HIM FATHER - WINSTONS;
    THE NIGHT BEFORE - BEATLES
    RUNAROUND - FLEETWOODS;
    SO THIS IS LOVE - CASTELLS;
    GEORGIA - RAY CHARLES;
    ASIA MINOR (INSTRUMENTAL) -  KOKOMO;
    BAD GIRL - NEIL SEDAKA
    ALL I SEE IS YOU - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD;
    ALL I NEED IS YOU - BUDDY RANDELL AND THE KNICKERBOCKERS;
    DIDN'T I BLOW YOUR MIND - DELFONICS;
    RUMBLE - LINK RAY AND THE RAYMEN;
    HOTROD LINCOLN - CHARLIE RYAN;
    YOU'D BETTER RUN/A GIRL LIKE YOU - YOUNG RASCALS;
    LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - DION JACKSON;
    LAST CHANCE TO TURN AROUND - GENE PITNEY;
    DON'T GIVE IN TO HIM/THIS GIRL IS A WOMAN NOW - GARY PUCKETT AND UNION
    GAP;
    WHERE DOES LOVE GO? - CHARLES BOYER' ;
    KISS AWAY - RONNIE DOVE;
    STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN THIS WORLD DICKIE LEE;
    I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE - GLEN CAMPBELL;
    TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME - TYRONNE DAVIS;
    MISSION BELL - DONNIE BROOKS;
    WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN? - SEARCHERS;
    SUMMER'S GONE - PAUL ANKA;
    BORN TOO LATE - PONYTAILS;
    IT WAS I - SKIP AND FLIP
    HUNTER IS CAPTURED BY THE GAME - MARVELETTES
    WHAT IS THE WORLD'S COME OVER YOU? JACK SCOTT...
    EBB TIDE - THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
    JUSTINE - RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
    LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU - RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
    
    TO PICK A FAVORITE SONG FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF TOP 40 IS A WASTE OF
    TIME. THEY WERE ALL SO GREAT..AND IT WAS A GREAT TIME TO BE YOUNG
                     CLAUDIA
    
    
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    Subject:     the girls
    Sent:        09/29/98 7:01 am
    Received:    09/29/98 7:47 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXX@XXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com
    
    chicos girl is also available on the Brill Building Sound cd box
    set,also does anyone have any info on this other song...i have a 45 on
    capitol records by the girls called my baby b/w my love.is this before
    or after chicos girl?
    thanks in advance
    jonr
    Presenting the Fabulous 
    RonettXXXX@XXX://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/
    
    
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