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Spectropop V#0222

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 02/04/99

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       Volume #0222                        February 6, 1999   
       May be played on monophonic or stereophonic equipment  
    Subject:     "Promises, Promises"
    Received:    02/04/99 7:22 am
    From:        Agnes Skinner,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hey all,
    Has Bacharach's "Promises, Promises" (the album) been reissued 
    on CD? Can't find it on any format at all...either way, could 
    someone please post the tracklisting for the record? Thanks...
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    Subject:     Annette and Dodie
    Received:    02/06/99 1:10 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    A question for you all:
    Can someone tell me who produced Annette Funicello's records 
    when she morphed from adolescent Mousketeer into pop princess of
    the early 60s? You recall she had hits such as the "forgettable":
    Tall Paul, First Name Initial, Pineapple Princess...and the 
    pretty ballad, O Dio Mio. I have a nagging suspicion that best 
    pal Shelly Fabares may have had record producer hubby Lou Adler 
    produce the records for her. Back then of course, all the 
    television teen heart throbs were recording hit records, i.e. 
    Connie Stevens, Edd Byrnes, Shelly Fabares, Paul Peterson, 
    Johnny Crawford, and others. Annette was the most notable of the
    period. AND.. Singer Dodie Stevens had Pink Shoe Laces and One 
    Boy on the charts...Who produced for her, and who were the 
    musicians on Dodie's and Annette's tunes?
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    Subject:     David Gates on Del-Fi
    Received:    02/05/99 7:30 am
    From:        IAC,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Steve Stanley:
    Hi Steve,
    The Del-Fi girl-group compilation sounds great, and what a treat
    to get the Brenda Holloway track tagged on at the end. On the 
    subject of Del-Fi, though, can I put in a good word for a David 
    Gates track that was on that label, "You Had It Coming". I think
    it's one of the great "unknowns" of the early 60s, and would love
    to see it put out on some kind of compilation sometime. (Maybe it
    already has?)
    Ian Chapman
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    Subject:     Diane - bio info request, and CD news
    Received:    02/05/99 7:30 am
    From:        IAC,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi Diane,
    A friend of mine here in the UK, who isn't online, is currently 
    working on a girl-group compilation for the Westside label. They
    are using tracks from various sources, including Colpix, 
    Dimension, Jubilee, Roulette, and also some of the Bob Crewe 
    labels. You're gonna be on there, of course, and he's chosen one
    of your later NewVoice tracks, the great "The Company You Keep". 
    I told him you had joined us here at Spectropop, and he's asked 
    me to if you would kindly supply a little info towards what he 
    already has for the liner notes. Specifically.......can you 
    confirm your real name? Some sources spell it as Kirschner, 
    others as Kushner. Also, you're from Philly, right? But born 
    there, or moved there at an early age? How did you meet Bob 
    Crewe.....and can you recall anything about the track in 
    question, or those later sides? And finally, Jean Thomas of the 
    Rag Dolls had a solo single out on NewVoice around the same time
    as yours - were the Rag Dolls still backing you up by this time, 
    and can you (or anyone) recall the names of the other two girls 
    in that group? OK, that's it....sorry to bombard you with so 
    much!! Any help you can give will be appreciated, and I know it 
    will be of interest to everyone else on the list.
    And everybody....the CD will be entitled "Girls Will Be Girls", 
    and I believe they've got some unreleased Roulette stuff on it 
    by the Boyd Sisters, and Elena. And remember the Cinderellas 
    studio tape of "Baby Baby" we discussed a few lists back? It's 
    due out on Westside as part of another comp called "On Broadway - 
    the Brill Building" - scheduled for Feb., so any day now......
    Ian Chapman
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    Subject:     BOUNCE Non-member su
    Received:    02/05/99 7:30 am
    To:          Spectropop List,
    ========== Start of forwarded message ==============
    Subject:     Hal Blaine Interview
    Hal Blaine - the famous "Wrecking Crew" drummer who played on 
    the Phil Spector hits, the Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra records, 
    the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" album, and on the Ventures 
    recordings - will be featured on LA radio tonight. If you're in 
    Los Angeles: Hal Blaine Interview - check it out!
    Radio a' go-go - all 60's radio show!
    we play all 60's music you never hear on the "oldies" stations.
    KIEV 870 AM
    Los Angeles
    Friday Night, February 5th, 1999
    1:00am - 02 :00am
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    Subject:     Ladybugs
    Received:    02/05/99 7:30 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXXXXXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    The Ladybugs  It's the Last Time    Del-Fi 4233 
    The Ladybugs  Sooner Or Later     Del-Fi 4233
    .......Does anybody know about other tunes of theirs?
    I have a 45 on Swan by a group using that name....
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    Subject:     Thanks for asking!
    Received:    02/05/99 7:30 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXXXXXXXcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Diane Renay from Doc Rock
    My editor has a huge backlog of similar articles, so for the 
    time being, it is back-burnered. Two years before we talked, I 
    spent many hours talking with Sue Thompson, and that article is 
    finally due out in the next month or two. So here's hoping we 
    can get yours into print before the next millennium! Thanks for 
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