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Spectropop V#0023

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 12/1/97

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           Volume #0023                                 12/03/97
                         mono $2.99, stereo $3.99
    Subject:     Alive and Well In The Southeast
    Sent:        12/1/97 2:15 AM
    Received:    12/1/97 7:44 AM
    From:        Richard Globman,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    Carol K (the other one), wanted to know about shag/beach music in the NYC
    >>> Without going into a long-winded essay on beach music  
    >>> and The Shag, it is   now more popular than ever before.   
    >>> There are hundreds of  shag clubs, now   stetching as 
    >>> far as  California and tons of  deejays who play nothing 
    >>> but   that  kind of music.  
    >> Sounds great to me, DICKYG!
    >> You, uhm, wouldn't happen to know where any of these kinda 
    >> clubs would be in the NY City area wouldja??!!
    New York City?  Isn't that where they make that salsa sauce?  Wait a 
    minute.. wrong place.
    Not sure about shag dancing in NYC.  Carol, I would suggest you go to have a listing of shag clubs around the country 
    plus links to other dance servers.  Haven't checked out the page in a 
    while but you might try it.
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    Subject:     Odds and Ends
    Sent:        11/30/97 4:03 AM
    Received:    11/30/97 12:08 PM
    From:        Brad Elliott,
    To:          Spectropop Mailing List,
    Just a couple of things from recent issues:
    Paul Urbahns wrote:
    > Dave wrote: forgot about this one until after i posted 
    > that last message  - "say goodbye to hollywood" by billy 
    > joel.  near-clone of "be my baby,"  right from the opening 
    > drums to the "whoo-oh-oh-oh-oh"s. > Paul Urbahns adds: I 
    > understand Billy Joel wrote the song for Ronnie, in  fact 
    > I have her Epic single of the record which came out before 
    > Joel's.
    Actually, although Billy wrote the song with Ronnie in mind, he'd already 
    released his version (on TURNSTILES) a year before the Ronnie Spector 
    recording came out.  And, if we're talking about pseudo-Spector 
    productions, I think we have to give a nod to that Ronnie solo recording 
    -- produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt (later Little Steven) using 
    Springsteen's E Street Band as the backing group.   The same combination 
    (Van Zandt and the E Streeters) was responsible for Darlene Love's 
    magnificant "All Alone on Christmas" (from the soundtrack to "Home Alone 
    2"), another incredible pseduo-Spector production.  (Somebody ought to 
    turn Van Zandt loose in the studio for an entire girl group album!)
    Jeff Glenn wrote:
    > Don't know about that one, but the local classic rock 
    > station here in  L.A. (Arrow 93.1 FM, KCBS) plays a true 
    > stereo mix of the Stones' "19th  Nervous Breakdown."  I 
    > called the station to find out from what disc/tape  they 
    > were playing this, and was told that it was created by one 
    > of the  station's engineers (Yeah, right!  I guess we now 
    > know what Dave  Hassinger's doing these days). > My 
    > question is does anyone know from whence this stereo mix 
    > came (and  it's actually a very good sounding mix, better 
    > than some of the others  from that same period, like 
    > "Mother's Little Helper," which pretty much  sucks in 
    > stereo!).  This could very well be a radio station only 
    > disc,  but who knows?
    Wow!  "19th Nervous Breakdown" is one I've NEVER heard in stereo.  Most 
    of the rare early Stone stuff in stereo ("Heart of Stone," "Play With 
    Fire" and "Satisfaction") is from a mid-1980s German re-release of HOT 
    ROCKS, but (unfortunately) "19th Nervous Breakdown" is one of few cuts 
    there that ISN'T in stereo!  I would appreciate it as well if someone 
    could provide an answer to Jeff's question.
    Surf's up!
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0022
    Sent:        11/30/97 1:01 AM
    Received:    11/30/97 12:08 PM
    From:        Jeff Glenn,
    To:          Spectropop List,
            Reply to:   RE>Spectropop V#0022
    <I wanted to alert you to a CD I just picked up that I think many of you  
    will want.  It's called "Music For TV Dinners: The 60s", and it's on  
    Scamp Records, a division of Caroline.  It's got 16 tracks of "production 
     music", the type of background stuff heard on commercials, movies, and  
    highlights of Sporting events.>
    Darian, Dave is absolutely right; you need this disc.  The music on this 
    disc brings back memories of the 60's just as vividly as listening to any 
    of the pop music from the time as it was used in all manner of media at 
    the time (TV, radio, muzak, etc).  Kinda like the old Herb Alpert/TJB 
    stuff does.  And even though it was intended to be generic production 
    music, it's amazing how wonderfully arranged and well-recorded this stuff 
    is.  Highly recommended to those of us in constant search of new "guilty 
    Jeff Glenn
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0022
    Sent:        12/1/97 12:52 AM
    Received:    12/1/97 7:44 AM
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    RE  Stereo
    In 1966, I was in the GEM Discount store in Kansas City.  GEM was 
    Government Employees Mart, a huge (for the time) discount store with a 
    very large (for the time) music department.  All LPs, as I recall.  A 
    major record outlet in KC  It was very much like a Super KMART today.
    I was looking for some stereo LPs, and could not find them.  There was a 
    lot of stereo, but not for the artists I was looking for.  I asked the 
    clerk.  "Oh, we never stock any stereo in rock and roll.  No one every 
    buys any, it's just a waste of shelf space.  Kids don't care about stereo 
    I guess"
    At GEM, mono LPs were 2.99, stereo 3.99.
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    Subject:     The Swinging Medallions
    Sent:        12/1/97 2:15 AM
    Received:    12/1/97 7:44 AM
    From:        Richard Globman,
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    Javed asked:
    >> Would these be the same Swinging Medallions who recorded 
    >> two of the best  party- rock rave-outs of the sixties. 
    >> "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)"  and "She Drives Me Out 
    >> of My Mind" I knew they were from the south  somewhere 
    >> but had no idea that they started out playing beach 
    >> music. 
    The same ones...also had a regional hit with a great party-type cover of 
    Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby".  If memory serves (and at my age it usually 
    doesn't), they are from South Carolina and are still around.
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    Subject:     Re: STEREO
    Sent:        12/2/97 9:22 AM
    Received:    12/3/97 12:55 AM
    From:        Paul MacArthur, rtf_XXX@XXXXXXdu
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Let us not forget the stereo remixes done by EQ so the bass comes out of 
    the left speaker and the treble out of the right...
    > A few rare stereo exceptions that show how good stereo was 
    > available, if done by someone who understood the 
    > process,...
    For classical fans, the RCA shaded dogs, and white dogs are 
    indespensible. The sound just floats out of the speakers.  Mercury Living 
    PResence lps are also pretty good.  Most classical recordings today don't 
    come close (some of the classic RCAs have been reissued on Chesky records 
    and are really worth getting if classical is your bag).
    Other great early stereo recordings include BOB & RAY THROW A STEREO 
    SPECTACULAR and of course the CASINO ROYALE soundtrack. Ah yes, "The Look 
    Of Love..."
    - Paul
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