_________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ _________________________________________________________ Volume #0176 November 3, 1998 _________________________________________________________ a egalement enregistre - Super 45 tours - microsillonSubject: Picture of Gold Star Studio Sent: 10/31/98 4:47 am Received: 10/31/98 9:18 am From: Barbara Alston, BARBXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com To Jonr No, I'm sorry, I don't have a picture of Gold Star Studio. But, I'll ask Dee Dee and maybe she might have something. Wish I could have helped. Sorry I missed you guys the past couple of weeks. Have been extremely busy. Trying to get my own business started and such -- takes a lot of time as you can imagine. I'll try and pop in every now and then when I can. Hope I haven't missed answering anyone else's questions! If I have, please readdress them. Thank you. Babs --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Harpers Bizarre Sent: 11/02/98 6:25 am Received: 11/02/98 7:40 am From: Trucker Toby, MUV9XXXXXXXXent2.lu.se To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com How many LPs and 7" singles did this band release? It looks like they released more than what is on "Feeling Groovy, The Best Of..." and "The Secret Life" but I'm not sure what the other stuff might be.....perhaps someone could be nice and make me a tape of what's not on the two above records? I've wondered about that actually...that Feeling Groovy compilation which was released on CD a year ago, is that the same as the Feeling Groovy album of 1967 + some added bonus tracks or what? Please enlighten me! :-) Tobias --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Marginal Records Sent: 10/31/98 1:12 pm Received: 10/31/98 5:40 pm From: John King, GBMGIXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com For those in the States who are looking for European cd's from Marginal, I suggest you contact Val Shively, R&B Records, Box B, Havertown, PA 19083. He has been in the oldies business since the early 1970's and I consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable and fair dealers I know, and I have been doing business with him since 1973. I don't mean to sound like a commercial...I just really respect the man and his business practices. John King --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Serge Gainsbourg Sent: 10/31/98 4:49 am Received: 10/31/98 9:18 am From: Marie-J. Leclerc,XXXXXXXXotron.ca To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Scott, I think I can give you some informations on Serge Gainsbourg. His work is eztensive to say the least, end of the 50's to 1990. If I was you I would go for the sixties/seventies period, this is the best. Stay away from Love on the Beat, Lemon Incest etc., 80's period, personally I think Serge was lacking his old style. Comic Strip is a good cd, any anthologies would be a good start too; one I can highly recommend is From Gainsbourg to Gainsbarre. An interesting album with reggae influence is Aux armes et cetera, one of my favorite that came out in 79. Early 60's albums would show you that Serge had a voice indeed, and a nice one. For that period I would choose Couleur Cafe. I can't go on without mentioning his lovely and beautiful work with Jane Birkin, there have been many duos, 69 Annee Erotique to name one, and the ethereal Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus. If you can find it, go for a Birkin compilation, I have one that is great, you have to hear what Serge did with Cole Porter's Love For Sale and What is This Thing Called Love, all sung by Jane and arranged by Serge. His latest work before his death was Amour des Feintes for Jane, that one is a treasure too, all songs are arranged and written by Gainsbourg. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need help, Take care, Marie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Full Monty with Serge and Jane Sent: 11/2/98 4:04 pm Received: 11/3/98 1:18 am From: Keiko Kondo, kXXXXXXXXij4u.or.jp To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Scott wrote: >Serge Gainsbourg. Can anybody here give me some details By the way, I watched video yesterday of Full Monty. It use je t'aime moi non plus by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in it. KK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg/France Gall Sent: 10/31/98 4:04 am Received: 10/31/98 9:18 am From: Stewart Mason, flamXXXXXXXX.com To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com At 03:33 AM 10/31/98 +0900, Scott Bauman wrote: >Another recording artist that I'm intrigued by, but don't know >much about, is Serge Gainsbourg. Can anybody here give me some >details on this guy, as well as any recommendations? Gainsbourg was probably the most influential and controversial figure in French pop from the 50s until his death just a few years ago. Unfortunately, his public image as a hard-drinkin', heavy-smokin' pervert often overshadows his immense musical gifts: he was a remarkable arranger, and his provocative, often overtly sexual, lyrics were often matched by equally memorable melodies heavily influenced by jazz, cabaret and show tunes. (In other words, don't expect his stuff to sound like Phil Spector.) A couple of years ago, Polygram released three Gainsbourg collections, one each for his jazz, Afro-Cuban and pop music. The pop CD, COMIC STRIP, contains most of the songs he's remembered for, including his most famous tracks, "Bonnie and Clyde" (a duet with Brigitte Bardot) and "Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus," an infamous duet with actress Jane Birkin, the, erm, climax of which features Birkin faking an orgasm. This CD is an excellent introduction to the man's work, and in fact, it and the two companion CDs may well be all the Gainsbourg you'll need unless you find yourself completely smitten (which is entirely possible!). However, I strongly recommend that if you want a starting point for 60s French pop, you find any of the Polygram compilations of France Gall's 60s work on Phillips. You mentioned Connie Francis and Lesley Gore, and they're good comparisons to the charms of Mlle Gall, a beautiful teenager with a remarkable voice whose 60s singles are among the very best pop records of the decade. Gainsbourg wrote and produced much of her material, but his songs for her tended to be much more straightforward than his own stuff. (Except of course for his legendary "Les Sucettes" ("The Lollipops"), an achingly lovely song which France sings beautifully, completely unaware that the double-entendre lyrics ain't about lollies. She and her parents were furious when they realized long after the fact what the song was actually about.) Probably the best collection of France's 60s work is the compilation titled FRANCE GALL, PolyGram 839 627-2, released in 1989. You can find this in the World section of any Tower/HMV/Best Buy/Circuit City. Tracks are (sorry for the lack of accent marks): Bebe Requin Jazz A Gogo Ne Sois Pas Si Bete Sacre Charlemagne Teenie Weenie Boppie Les Rubans et la Fleur Christiansen Nous ne Sommes pas des Anges L'Amerique Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son (Eurovision winner, 1968) Les Sucettes Baby Pop (title track of her classic 1966 LP recently reissued by Phillips) N'Ecoutes pas les Idoles Le Coeur qui Jazze Attends ou va T'En Laisse Tomber les Filles Pense A Moi Ne Dis pas aux Copains There's a number of other compilations of her 60s work which have most if not all of these songs. Be careful -- anything on WEA instead of Polygram will contain her less-interesting (though still worthwhile) 70s, 80s and 90s work. Again, I cannot recommend France Gall's 60s work enough. For my money, she's up there with Lesley, Dusty, Petula and the rest of the greats. Stewart ******************************FLAMINGO RECORDS****************************** Stewart Allensworth Mason Box 40172 "Is my husband in your chickenlike arms?" Albuquerque NM 87196 www.rt66.com/~flamingo ************************HAPPY MUSIC FOR NICE PEOPLE************************* --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Birthdays Sent: 11/02/98 12:27 am Received: 11/02/98 7:40 am From: Alicia Martuge, ZabXXXXXXXXv.net To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Somebody correctly pointed out that Otis Williams birthday was Oct. 31. Don't forget that Duke Fakir's birthday is Dec. 26, 1935 making him the oldest surviving member of the Four Tops (the late Lawrence Payton was the youngest member.) Alicia fourtopsgirl-smile! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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