======================================================== |- /== |=\ /=\ /=: | /= /=\ |=\ /=\ |=\ ==/ |=/ \= \=: \= | \=/ |=/ \=/ |=/ | | | ======================================================== Volume #0023 12/03/97 ======================================================== mono $2.99, stereo $3.99Subject: Alive and Well In The Southeast Sent: 12/1/97 2:15 AM Received: 12/1/97 7:44 AM From: Richard Globman, rglobXXX@XXXXXXeocomm.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Carol K (the other one), wanted to know about shag/beach music in the NYC area: >>> 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 www.shagger.com....they 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. DICKYG -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Odds and Ends Sent: 11/30/97 4:03 AM Received: 11/30/97 12:08 PM From: Brad Elliott, surfXXX@XXXXXXline.net To: Spectropop Mailing List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com 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! Brad -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: Re: Spectropop V#0022 Sent: 11/30/97 1:01 AM Received: 11/30/97 12:08 PM From: Jeff Glenn, Jeff_GlXXX@XXXXXX.nba.TRW.COM To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com 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 pleasures." Jeff Glenn -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- 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, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com 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. -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- Subject: The Swinging Medallions Sent: 12/1/97 2:15 AM Received: 12/1/97 7:44 AM From: Richard Globman, rglobXXX@XXXXXXeocomm.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Javed asked: >>Richard, >> >> 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. DICKYG -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- 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, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com 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 ----------------- Album Of The Week: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco de Lucia FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO Shameless Self-Promotion: Read LOUNGE Volume 4 Issue 2 Guess Who Said: "Don't tell me how you feel about an issue, tell me what you think. It's much more interesting." Don't Think Big Brother Is Alive & Well?: http://www.fcc.gov/vchip/ -----------[ archived by Spectropop ]----------- End
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