_______________________________________________________ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ S P E C T R O P O P _______ _______ _______ _______________________________________________________ Volume #0156 September 29, 1998 _______________________________________________________ the most exciting sound in the world...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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ 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 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/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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