_________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ _________________________________________________________ Volume #0177 November 4, 1998 _________________________________________________________ Music for the Teenager MarketSubject: Chansons de France and GOLD STAR STUDIOS Sent: 11/03/98 3:23 am Received: 11/03/98 10:56 am From: Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Seeing the discussions re Serge and jane reminded me to alert the unitiated about two rather interesting girl-group sounding French artistes of the 60s... check out the recordings of Francoise Hardy for some cool Spector-soundalikes (Et Meme, e.g.). Also, a young lady named Sheila who was, I think, the French answer to Leslie Gore, did a few really cool gg numbers that capture the sound and production values we know and love. Also, Re: GOLD STAR... I have a photo of the studio with Ronnie Spector standing in front of it, taken I think back in the late 70s. It wasn't taken by me... Mick Patrick did, I think... so he will have to gove permission for its reproduction. I'll work on it. Best to all! Keep them spinning... Jimmy Boy --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Photos of Gold Star Studio Sent: 11/03/98 4:29 pm Received: 11/03/98 9:56 pm From: Jamie LePage, le_pageXXXXXXXXities.com To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com john rausch wrote: >I am in search of a picture of Gold Star Studio for my >website...do you, or any other spectropopper have one? The facade of the Gold Star Studio building was nothing to look at at all. First time visitors had trouble finding it, the building was so unassuming. Now internal shots are a different matter entirely! -- le_pageXXXXXXXXities.com RodeoDrive/5030 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Marginal Records Sent: 11/03/98 11:57 am Received: 11/03/98 9:21 pm From: john rausch, XXXXXXXX.net To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Here is a URL where I get alot of import discs and they carry lots of the Marginal label. Also check out the blowouts page where they have the 2 disc set "Touch The Wall Of Sound" on sale. Their catalog page is "under construction" but they have ads in both Goldmine and Discoveries mags. Prices are so-so but I think they are better on S+H DiscollecXXXXXXXXp://www.discol.com jonr Presenting the Fabulous RonetXXXXXXXXp://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Teddy Bears' "Oh Why" Sent: 11/03/98 3:01 am Received: 11/03/98 10:56 am From: R Teyes, RTXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com I just got this mint 45..I know Phil played guitar, piano and some drums here..who played bass? and who played the harpsichord which is audible in background on some sections and later became a staple of Phil's in his wall of sound? (listen to "Is This What..." "River Deep" and "Walking In The Rain) There were minimal musicians in this song since Imperial wanted the Teddy Bears out due to Phil's nagging royalty debate..thanks Robert --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Harpers Bizarre Sent: 11/03/98 4:27 pm Received: 11/03/98 9:56 pm From: Jamie LePage, le_pageXXXXXXXXities.com To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Trucker Toby Tobias, the Little Chord Which Nobody Invited To The Party, wrote: >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? Harpers started life from Santa Cruz, California in 1964 as the Tikis. They were signed to Autumn Records (Mojo Men, Beau Brummels), a label started by Tom Donahue of Bay Area radio station KYA. Tikis cut two singles for Autumn, the second of which Bye Bye Bye was later (as part of a medley) inculuded on the Harper's Secret Life album. Donahue sold out to Warners, who had just brought in the young Lenny Waronker as a producer. Lenny built a little production team with the likes of Perry Botkin Jr, Van Dyke Parks, Leon Russell and Randy Newman and set off to make the first Harpers Bizarre album Feelin' Groovy. Feelin' Groovy had their two biggest hits, 59th Street Bridge Song and Van Dyke Parks' Come To The Sunshine. Between 1967 and 1970, Harpers released four albums and more than a dozen singles. >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? Really don't know about that comp CD, but Warner Japan re-released the original four albums with the original artwork. Two very cool B-sides I have on comps are Harper's version of Bonner/Gordon's Small Talk, and a cool post-surf beach song called Malibu U. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Touch the Wall of Sound! Sent: 11/03/98 2:32 pm Received: 11/03/98 9:21 pm From: Billy G. Spradlin, biXXXXXXXXore.net To: Spectropop List, spectrXXXXXXXXities.com Just got my copy of "Touch the Wall of Sound" and its one of the best girl groups comps I have ever discovered. So many great tracks on one collection, despite some songs taken from vinyl and no liner notes. But it has a lot of songs I have never heard before. Does anyone have a list of all the "Touch" collections released so far? If you dont have call Disc Collector at (303) 841-300 and get it. My final total (including shipping) was 27.74. Thanks to the person who recommended this to the Spectropop List! Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore Tx 75662 Email: biXXXXXXXXore.net or bgspraXXXXXXXXhlink.net Homepage: http://www.tyler.net/wildbill --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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