__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0231 February 25, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Unbreakable 45 RPM RecordSubject: 'The Big Hurt' with Toni Fisher Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com A list member asked me to post this for everyone. Stan Ross in "Liberty Records:" "We did 'The Big Hurt' with Toni Fisher. In those days, the pressing plants had their own labels. Allied Records, a big pressing plant in Hollywood in the '50s and '60s, had Signet Records. They put out 'The Big Hurt.' I was the engineer on that, the first record to use phasing. It was an accident. It was a binaural recording, and Bill Shankle, the producer who also wrote the song, didn't believe in two-track. He wanted mono and that was it. If he heard the voice, it was good. If he did not hear the voice, it wasn't good. It was all live at one time, orchestra, singing, everything. I gave him a take that I liked but I thought the voice was too shallow on. He liked it and took it home, then decided I was right. I offered another take, but he liked that one, said it was exciting. I said, 'It's only exciting because the voice is low.' He said, 'No.' "So we put two version of the same take together, synced them, and played them together. The speeds didn't match exactly, and as they passed, they phased. We learned to control the beast and used it. It often happened by accident before that, and everyone always canned it and started over. But we used it this time. We talked him in to using it, he was reluctant but said 'Yep, use it.' He's dead now, but I give him a lot of credit for being brave enough to use it." --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Velvelettes Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: Ian Chapman, iandXXXXXXXXlnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Brilliant news that a Velvelettes album is about to be issued after all these years, if long overdue. And good to see some recognition for the ladies themselves, who are one of the few groups that still perform with all original members. Great that some unreleased items have been included too, especially the beautiful slowie "I'm So Glad It's Twilight Time". It would also have been nice to see other unissued gems included, such as "Love Is Good", "Stop Beating Around The Bush", and "(We've Got) Honey Love" - all of which have been unofficially circulating on tapes for years. And the alternate version of "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" with different lyrics would have rounded off the set nicely. Even so, this is a strong collection containing more than a fair sprinkling of real classics, and the addition of the Christmas Greeting is a cute touch. Although it never actually charted, "Needle In A Haystack" has always been a perennial club favourite in the UK, and I recall reading somewhere in the early 80s that if the ongoing reissue sales of that record were ever totalled up, it would easily have gone gold. Ian Chapman --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: autographed photo of Phil Spector Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: Jeremy Povenmire, jpovenmXXXXXXXXcom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com My father has an autographed photo of Phil Spector. Since he won't sell it to me, I would like to write to Phil and request one myself. Does anyone have an address for Phil? Jeremy Povenmire -- --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Real Singers Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Will Stos, you're right about the fabulous Velvelettes and the Marvelettes. And let me add-- Florence Ballard!! They were singers! Hmmm... to me, music has always been about voices, ya know? It's a shame that, after a while, Motown became all about Diana Ross. I mean, for example, Berry Gordy had a GOLD NUGGET in his ranks-- the big-voiced belter, Florence Ballard-- but, commercially, he promoted wispy little Miss Ross and her kittenish singing voice. It was his entry into the moneyed ranks of the Copacabana. Can you imagine Flo Ballard doing show tunes, wearing a top hat, and dancing with a cane?? Neither could she... no wonder she was resentful. I never blamed her one bit. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Shall I Go? Received: 02/25/99 1:12 am From: Keiko Kondo, keiko_koXXXXXXXXil.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Hi all, Now Ronnie Spector is having live show at Sweet Basil Tokyo, Japan. I haven't got ticket yet, because it is pretty expensive. So today I checked VANDA web page: http://www.jah.ne.jp/~vanda/80/rumours_quicknews/ Mr. Sano reported about Ronnie's live show. Here is her song list from the opening night: Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love Don't Worry Baby ("Brian Wilson wrote for me" she said) Is This What I Get For Loving You Do I Love You Chapel Of Love Walking In The Rain Baby I Love You So Young I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up Be My Baby I Can Hear Music Wow! I should go!! ...and here is 1999 Sweet Basil schedule: 3/16 - 21 Gary Lewis & The Playboys 3/30 - 04 /4 Jefferson Starship 4/06 - 11 Belmonts 4/20 - 25 Spencer Davis Group 6/08 - 13 Donovan 6/15 - 20 Kingston Trio 6/22 - 27 Van Dyke Parks 7/20 - 25 Lettermen 8/24 - 29 Rascals http://www.sweetbasil.co.jp/ KK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Neon Philharmonic Received: 02/25/99 7:32 am From: Louis de Funes, MUV96XXXXXXXXnt2.lu.se To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com I've been enjoying The Neon Philharmonic's "The Moth Confesses" for a couple of weeks now. The album sounds a bit like, uh..what is the band called that wrote Walk Away Renee? Anyway, both bands are in the same style basically. Soft pop mixed with almost classical arrangements. All the songs are written by a guy called Tupper Sausy. Who is he? What else has he done? Has he released anything during the '80s and '90s? Tobias --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: BOUNCE spectroXXXXXXXXties.com: Non-member submi Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com ========== Start of forwarded message ============== What Burt's Up To: Burt Bacharach follows his collaboration with Elvis Costello with an appearance in the Austin Powers sequel and his first film score in eight years. Bacharach, who was also in the first Austin Powers, will sing "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" with Dionne Warwick in the sequel. Bacharach teamed with longtime partner Hal David on songs for the score of the new Bette Midler film, Isn't She Great, based on the life of Valley Of The Dolls author Jacqueline Suzanne. =============== End of forwarded message =================== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Timi Yuro Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: WILLIAM STOS, wsXXXXXXXXt.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com I feel very bad for Shelby. Some people on this list have made some very mean comments directed towrds his misinformation. I'm glad that Timi is still alive and well, but it was obviously an honest mistake for which he apologized. Other people on this list have been misinformed before too, let's not get too angry. I plan to do a mini-special on Timi for my show this week. A sort of welcome back thing. I actually announced her death, so I've got to make sure I correct that before she starts getting funeral flowers : ) Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: recent reports of the death of Timi Yuro Received: 02/24/99 7:32 am From: Tom Simon, tsiXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com The recent reports of the death of Timi Yuro, which proved to be false, were unfortunate. The news had been broadcast by more than one mainstream news source over legitimate radio stations, and began to spread. It is a shame that it was not checked more carefully at its source, but I think it is also understandable that in the tide of information that flows so steadily these days, an occasional error will be made. I think Timi Yuro is a treasure, and am very glad that she is still with us. I hope she stays with us for many years to come. Here's to you, Timi. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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