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Spectropop V#0218

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 01/29/99

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       Volume #0218                        January 29, 1999   
              Playable only on 33 1/3 RPM Instruments         
    Subject:     thanks 
    Received:    01/29/99 7:27 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXXXXXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To John :
    Thanks for your welcome to SPECTROPOP. I would have to say that 
    Bob Crewe tried to use the same musicians and background 
    vocalists on most of his recording sessions. Of course, I'm sure
    that there were certain people he felt were better to play 
    or sing on certain types of music, such as light pop, or harder 
    rock (he produced Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and wrote 
    their hit songs). But even now the music business or movie 
    business is still (and has always been) very cliquish! Once you 
    get in, you're "in with the in crowd", Ha, Ha!!!!!!
         Sincerely: Diane Renay <{:>)
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    Subject:     "David/Bacharach"
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        Agnes Skinner,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    How come the "Bacharach/David" credit sometimes is switched 
    around (as in the Subject line), on some of the most unlikely 
    tracks? Like the instrumental Casino Royale, Hal is the first to
    be credited, and for what I don't understand as he only wrote the
    lyrics! Did he have a hand in the music after all? Or maybe he 
    added the credit himself like Dr Landy, hmmm... :)
    BTW, I'm sorry I'm so young :-) but who is Diane Renay??
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    Subject:     Kiss Me Sailor
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        john rausch, jXXXXXXXXnet
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Well, being very excited about Diane Renay joining our List, I
    have placed a small page to "refresh" everyone`s memory:
    but it takes a moment to load, to hear the "kiss me sailor".wav
    It's a classic 60`s lp cover and one of my faves... right up 
    there with "Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes...featuring 
    Veronica" They just don`t make `em like that any more :-) Does 
    anyone else have a classic lp cover they love?
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    Subject:     Diane Renay
    Received:    01/29/99 12:57 am
    From:        IAC,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi Diane!!
    Great to have you with us! You've certainly made more than your 
    share of classic records during your career, and I thank you for
    the years of listening pleasure they've provided. I too look 
    forward to hearing your stories, not only about the Bob Crewe 
    days, but also your time with Atco, United Artists, MGM, and 
    other labels. So hard to name favourites, but I'd have to go for
    "Please Gypsy" on UA as my ultimate fave, closely followed by 
    "Unbelievable Guy" - and "Watch Out Sally", which must be one of 
    the ultimate "tough-girl" tracks of all-time!! I also love that 
    trademark soprano "Ah-aaaah" of yours that featured on the 
    fadeouts of so many of your tracks!! Was that your own idea?
    Ian Chapman
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    Subject:     Welcome, Diane Renay
    Received:    01/29/99 12:57 am
    From:        Tom Simon, tsiXXXXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Diane, thanks for joining the Spectroprop list. People here 
    really care about you and your career, and we would love to hear
    anything that you have to say about your career in the music 
    business. Hope to hear from you, but only when you are ready.
    Tom Simon
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    Subject:     Mamas And Papas
    Received:    01/29/99 1:11 am
    From:        Paul Urbahns, PaulurbXXXXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 1/27/99 6:34:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    WILLIAM STOS, wrote: 
     >I recently saw a double disc full of their best recordings. I 
     >think it was called Creeque Alley or something. Does any have 
     >this one. I'd love a brief review! Thanks
    I already have the 16 Greatest Hits which is a better value. Be 
    aware the two disc set is missing two of their hits. The set 
    (like most greatest hits sets) has album versions of I Saw Her 
    Again, Words Of Love, and Dancing Bear. So they won't be the 
    versions you remeber when they were popular. I keep hoping MCA 
    will get it right but they never do.
    Paul URbahns
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    Subject:     Nuggets question
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        Bates, Robert  (Cahners -NYC),
    To:          'Spectropop List',
    I was just looking at some of the tracks on the Nuggets box set 
    and I noticed the song "Moulty" by the Barbarians was credited 
    to an Elliot Greenberg. I read somewhere that this was an Ellie 
    Greenwich psuedonym. Is this true, and why did she use an 
    alias, anyway? I'm surprised the astute liner-writers of "Nuggets"
    didn't pick this up.
    	Rob B.
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    Subject:     Re: Evie Sands
    Received:    01/29/99 12:57 am
    From:        David Bash, BashXXXXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >  From:        duglas stewart,
    >  I don't know if she's been active recently elsewhere but evie 
    >  sands the queen of blue cat is going to be doing her first ever 
    >  u.k. show in glasgow at hyndland parish church onwed. feb.3rd 
    >  1999. she'll be backed by some members of scotland's Belle & 
    >  Sebastian and chip taylor who wrote and produced much of her 
    >  original stuff. also a new album reuniting evie with the writing
    >  team of al gorgoni and chip taylor on train wreck records called 
    >  "women in prison"... great title! have'nt heard it yet but heard
    >  some saying a "dusty in memphis" for the '90s. should be 
    >  interesting.
    Hi Duglas,
    Evie Sands is living in L.A. and is very much active in terms of
    doing shows. I saw her a few weeks ago in an L.A. club called "14
    Below," which several list members will be familiar with. She was
    great, doing a nice mix of her new stuff and old. Her new stuff 
    is very edgy, with a nice blues influence in a Bonnie Raitt vein. 
    She's still in fine voice, her band is tight, and I must say 
    she hasn't lost her good looks one bit! I'm looking forward to 
    hearing the album once it's done.
    Enjoy the show!
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
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    Subject:     Re: Youth
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > From:        Jamie LePage,
    > Are you really in high school??? Maybe there's hope for today's 
    > youth after all! :-)
    Of course there's hope! I've turned a bunch of friends onto 
    oldies music through my radio show, and my insistence that every
    once in a while we play it in the cafeteria at lunch! heh heh, I 
    get up and dance to Please Mr. Postman every once in a while.
    The big problem? And I know everything goes back to this, 
    commercial oldies radio, in this city at least, doesn't play 
    anything out of the Top 10 when anyone is listening. Oh well, at
    least there are oldies stations.
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    Subject:     Sue Thompson
    Received:    01/29/99 7:27 am
    From:        Shelby Riggs,
    To:          Spectropop List,
         It is Sue's Stepfather that is ill. He is about
    95. He wa diagnosed with another tumor. Sue cancelled 
    a trip to Nashville where she was supposed to be a
    part of an Oldies group that sat around and talked
    about the glory days, and sing a few songs. She would
    have enjoyed doing this very much. I got Gene Hughes
    in touch with Sue, and they worked it out. I also
    supplied Gene with another 60 phone #'s to help him
    fill the show. Gene was lead singer with the Casinos.
    The show is to be shown on TNN 2 times during the year.
    I spoke with Dickey Lee, Dave Sommerville, and Darlene
    Love. They are all going to be there.
         I believe that I told you we are working on the 
    Largest Oldies show in the History of Rock & Roll. We
    have about 85 performers that we have talked to and
    that have agreed to do the show. We will select around
    70 for the show. All peformers are artists that record-
    ed prior to the British Invasion of 1964. We will have
    one night that will be dedicated entitely to the Rock-
    A-Billy era. We have 24 singers scheduled for that 
    night. That night will open with Buddy Knox and end 
    with Jack Scott. Ronnie & Dale Hawkins will aso be on
    the bill along with Robin Luke, Glen Glenn, Dickey Lee,
    Paul Evans, Bruce Channel,Jody Reynolds, Al Casey, 
    Tony Bellus, LeRoy Van Dyke, Jimmy Elledge, Troy 
    Shondell, George Hamilton IV, Tommy Facenda, Tommy
    Sands, Joe Dowell, Ersel Hickey, Charlie Gracie, & 
    Narvel Felts. That's one night of performers.
         The show is about 80-90% finalized. We should 
    have everything finalized in about 2 weeks, or sooner.
         We have Sue Thompson scheduled for the Closing 
    Shelby Riggs
    "Pioneers of Rock & Roll"
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Subject:     Net Sounds II
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        Richard Globman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    The masters are currently in the hands of the manufacturer. 
    Shipping should begin in about 3 weeks. If you would still like 
    to order a copy:
    Richard Globman 166 Turner Ashby Court Martinsville, VA 24112
    $14 (U.S.) $16 (non-U.S.)
    All payments must be in U.S. funds.
    Cash, check, money orders all OK.
    (If you don't know about the Net Sounds project, please e-mail 
    me privately so we don't clog up the list).
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    Subject:     five steps beyond
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        Rough Trade Shop,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >Also, to the girl who works at Rough Trade - is it the shop
    >nearby the Portabello Market in London? Just wondering cos when
    >I visited that shop in November, I found an LP which looked
    >EXACTLY like the cover of The Beach Boys "SMiLE", the exact same
    >fonts, graphics, etc; but it was with another group. I asked the
    >two guys who was behind the counter but they didn't know
    >anything about it. Then I forgot to buy it...doh! Do you know
    >what this record could've been and who made it?
    yes it is the one near portobello market......i finally tracked 
    down the smile lp....its by a band CALLED smile and the title is
    'five steps beyond' it's still in stock! the back cover is a sort 
    of pastiche of a monkees album....pisces, aquarius capricorn 
    and jones i think................ apparently the people that did
    the record brought it into the shop themselves............. i may
    even listen to it in the next few days to see if their musical 
    influences are similar to their cover influences... 
    xx delia xxx
    Rough Trade Record Shop web site
    Rough Trade Shop                phone: 0171-792-3490
    130 Talbot Road                 fax: 0171-221-1146 
    London W11 1JA
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    Subject:     Girl Group Chronicles
    Sent:        01/31/19 11:33 pm
    Received:    01/29/99 7:28 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I'd like to remind everyone that my new web page is now up and 
    running. The Girl Group Chronicles has dozens of articles, and, 
    thanks to John Rausch, even some pictures! I'm still working on 
    more articles and links. If you'd link a link on my page, or if 
    you could put a link on yours, please write me. And even if not,
    check out the new and improved site!
    Will Stos
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