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Spectropop V#0185

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 11/16/98

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       Volume #0185                       November 25, 1998   
              Keep away from heat and direct sunlight
    Subject:     Touch the Wall of Sound
    Sent:        11/14/98 6:20 PM
    Received:    11/16/98 6:53 AM
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    D. Marsteller wrote:
    I got my copy of Touch The Wall Of Sound (the 2CD version) over 
    the weekend. It has 60 songs. Er, how many did the 3CD version 
    have? Dave
    ...The 3 vol set has 60 songs total also, looks like they just 
    condensed it to 2 discs.
    Presenting the Fabulous 
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    Subject:     Little Eva
    Sent:        11/13/98 2:40 PM
    Received:    11/14/98 4:46 AM
    From:        PaulurXXXXXXXXcom
    In a message dated 11/12/98 1:34:59 PM EST, 
    << There has been some talk of Little Eva recently. I'm off to see 
     her play on Sunday night - have Sp'popers seen her recently, and 
     if so how was she?  >>
    She was at the kentucky state fair, did one hit loco-motion and 
    several covers. Reminded me of chubby checker, he did the twist, 
    let's twist again and made them last over 15 minutes. Worth 
    seeing, but disappointing to someone who knows her career.
    Paul Urbahns
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    Subject:     Ralph's Evil Twin Richard
    Sent:        11/13/98 6:45 am
    Received:    11/13/98 7:57 am
    From:        James Cassidy,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jimmy Cresitelli wrote:
    >Did I ever mention to you that I saw the Crystals at a Ralph Nader
    >oldies show ... etc.
    I remember that!  Didn't he insist that The Cadillacs come onstage 
    equipped with seat belts and airbags?
    Jim Cassidy
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    Subject:     thank you for your comments
    Sent:        11/13/98 5:50 am
    Received:    11/13/98 7:57 am
    From:        Barbara Alston, BARBXXXXXXXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi Jimmy,
    Well, you're still young to me, hon! I'm not going to divulge my 
    age at this time although most of you can figure it out I'm 
    sure! And I hate it ... :-) But I'll get over it 'cause I'm 
    still here!
    Jimmy, please SEND ME A COPY OF THOSE PICTURES you have. I'm 
    trying to get all the pictures I can get my hands on for the 
    book. We either lost, misplaced, gave away or whatever all the 
    pictures we had and are desperate now to find some to include in 
    the book. I will gladly pay postage and copy fees. You can fax 
    me a copy if the pictures are clear enough. If anyone else have 
    pictures, please let me know. 
    Yes, I grew up in Brooklyn so I know how it was even though I 
    never felt the prejudice myself, per se, because Black females 
    weren't treated as badly as Black males. I can't say that I 
    remember ever being accosted in Brooklyn for racial reasons, and 
    we (as young girls) went everywhere, in every neighborhood, and 
    loved going to Coney Island (Bay Ridge/Bensonhurt area). So, 
    I've only heard that the problems existed there, not experienced 
    them from my own recollection.
    And, William Stos, yes, I can't remember a time we had any 
    discrepancies among us as entertainers, other than the "Star" 
    complex I'll call it now. We worked with entertainers who didn't 
    want to go on after certain acts, before certain acts, wanted to 
    close the shows, didn't want to open shows, all that kind of 
    "Star" stuff! But, it was never personal. We were so young and 
    immature to the business, it didn't matter to us when we went on 
    or in what sequence. Never did and never will. But, we enjoyed 
    ourselves, enjoyed working with everyone, and have been places 
    people can only dream about going. I remember when we first went 
    to Hawaii. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. That was the 
    most beautiful place I had ever seen in my life. The night sky 
    was so clear and starry that it felt like you could just pick a 
    star right out of the sky. We went out on a glass bottom boat 
    and the clear blue water was so beautiful, you could almost see 
    straight to the bottom. If I wasn't so scared of water, I might 
    have truly loved that experience. But since I couldn't and still 
    can't swim, I shudder to think of being out there and wonder how 
    I got the nerve to go in the first place. I ate so many 
    pineapples that my tongue got raw. I ate so many coconuts, I had 
    to stop myself from wanting to climb trees to get more. And, 
    being a romantic, I daydreamed all the time of being madly in 
    love and honeymooning in Hawaii and living happily ever after. 
    Wow! What would we be if we didn't have our dreams? Never got to 
    go back to Hawaii though. Never had that wonderful romantic 
    honeymoon. And haven't lived happily ever after either! :-) But, 
    that's life! I wonder what Hawaii look like nowadays!
    Yes, William, I have plenty stories from the road. That's why I 
    decided to get this book going. Didn't want to lose any of these 
    great memories. Each of us have different memories of our life 
    as a Crystal, so each story is intriguing. Like I said, I was 
    the romantic -- so I remember all the gushy stuff! If you want 
    to know something specific, I'll tell you. But, in general, 
    there is just too much to try and talk about in one breath. Hope 
    you understand and thank you for your comments.
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    Subject:     It wouldn't have made any difference
    Sent:        11/13/98 4:02 am
    Received:    11/13/98 7:57 am
    From:        Marie-J. Leclerc,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi,  I have heard a version of Todd Rundgren "It wouldn't have 
    made any Difference" on my oldies station, and have been 
    wondering who is playing it, it is done at a faster speed, but 
    it is obviously not Todd. The sound is early to mid 70's. Any 
    help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Marie
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    Subject:     Who?
    Sent:        11/15/98 9:09 PM
    Received:    11/16/98 6:53 AM
    From:        Alicia Martuge,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    When the Four Tops recorded "Lonely Summer" it was recorded on 
    Columbia and released in 1960.Both Lawrence Payton and Duke 
    Fakir told me it was lead sung by a non-member with the group 
    backing up, but this person's name escapes me. Can anybody tell 
    me who? Also I want to know the correct spelling of Payton's 
    wife's name. Is it Yone or Yoni? Somebody tell me!
    four tops girl-smile!
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    Subject:     too stupid to own a stereo as a guide
    Sent:        11/13/98 2:39 PM
    Received:    11/14/98 4:46 AM
    From:        PaulurXXXXXXXXcom
    In a message dated 11/12/98 1:34:59 PM EST, 
    << I heard a song i produced on a friends radio the other day, and 
     the guitars were not like i planned. I went and looked at his 
     stereo and realised his balance was all the way to the left. His 
     comment was that he must have knocked it when he moved, because he
     never fiddles with the knobs. He moved about 8 months ago.. so for 
     all that time he's been hearing half a mix of his radio and CDs.
     Maybe Brian and Phil and George Martin and 60s engineers were onto
     Catch A Wave
     MC >>
    Oh God! I hope normal people don't have to live based on 
    decisions made by people using idiots too stupid to own a stereo 
    as a guide.
    Paul "Love that surround sound" URbahns
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    Subject:     Seeburg Jukebox Records
    Sent:        11/23/98 11:42 pm
    Received:    11/25/98 7:10 am
    From:        Matthew Kaplan, TweXXXXXXXXcom
                 Spectropop List,
    So the other day I was at the Salvation Army and they had recently
    picked up a collection of records from some jukebox company and 
    amongst the records were a slew of six song seven inches on 
    Seeburg Records. Seeburg was a jukebox manufacturer from 1948 to 
    1981, something that I did know but I didn't know that they 
    manufactured records as well. The records are listed as "Seeburg 
    Rec-O-Dance" and the records that I picked up were part of the "
    Discoteen Series". Does anybody know if these were original artist
    recordings or knock- offs? I picked up three records:
      Side One
       1) Oh No, Not My Baby
       2) 16th And Hawkins
       3) Walk Don't Run
      Side Two
       1) Mashed Potatos
       2) A Hard Day's Night
       3) Around The World
      Side One
       1)What'd I Say
       2) Teen Beat '65
       3) Still In Love With You Baby
      Side Two
       1) Slow Down
       2) Do You Love Me
      3)  The Memphis Style
      Side One
       1) Lawdy Miss Clawdy
       2) The Girl Can't Help It
       3) He's A Rebel
    Side Two
       1) Who Do You Love
       2) Glad You're Mine
      3) Shout (Part 1&2)
    Does anybody have details on these?
    Matthew T. Kaplan
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    Subject:     he scores!
    Sent:        11/24/98 6:09 am
    Received:    11/25/98 7:10 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    yes!!  finally scored a copy of the Home Alone Christmas cd!!  
    Woo Hoo!
    N.P. All Alone On Christmas, sung by Darlene Love and written 
    produced and arranged by Little Miami Steven Van Zandt. With 
    opening Clarence Clemons sax salvo recalling the melody of 
    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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    Subject:     nothing to do with girl groups whatsoever.....
    Sent:        11/21/98 7:25 am
    Received:    11/25/98 7:10 am
    From:        Big L,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I was sitting in my chair reading last night. My son had the TV on
    . Something caught my ear, and I looked up...
    "Can't get enough of you, baby..."
    It was a promo for the new Drew Barrymore movie. But that song... 
    THAT'S a trivia question even for someone who grew up on punk 
    bands and mid 60s Cleveland radio!
    It is, of course, "Can't Get Enough Of You, Baby" by ? and the 
    Mysterians, which was the followup to "I Need Somebody." It 
    received very little airplay anywhere.
    The idea of using such an obscure song in a movie in 1998 makes no
    sense to me at all. Why would they do such a thing?
    BTW, it wasn't the original version, either.
    Big L                  
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    Subject:     Soulful Broadway 1650-Wand Records story
    Sent:        11/22/98 2:30 am
    Received:    11/25/98 7:10 am
    From:        Matthew Kaplan, TweXXXXXXXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Can anybody give me details on the two volumes of "Soulful 
    Broadway 1650-Wand Vol. 1 Deep Soul" and "Soulful Broadway 1650-
    Wand Vol. 2 R&B Groups"? I see that volume two has one of my fave 
    rave singles "There's Still Tomorrow" by The Diplomats (Wand 
    Records #174, 1967). Details please....
    Matthew T. Kaplan 
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