__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0253 April 9, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Exemplifying the Best in Popular MusicSubject: "Hey Little Girl" Received: 04/06/99 11:48 pm From: Barry Taylor, ediXXXXXXXXport.net To: spectroXXXXXXXXties.com I was just recently going through an old single library and came across a title I can't identify. Perhaps someone can help? It's called "Hey Little Girl" (an Aaron Schroeder publishing acetate) and the writers are Spector and Barrett. Does anyone know anything about this song? Was it released? Thanks. Barry Taylor --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Bernadette Peters' records Received: 04/09/99 2:20 am From: Ian Chapman, iandXXXXXXXXlnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Hi Brian, Bernadette Peters had a single on UA in '62, "Charm Bracelet"/"Academy Award", then reappeared in '65 on ABC with a couple of 45s: "We'll Start The Party Again"/"Wait Johnny For Me", plus "And The Trouble With Me Is You"/"Our Song". Both the ABC 45s are great...."Party" has a floaty, vaguely Motownish flavour, while "Trouble" has (on both sides) Bernadette doing her best to sound like Bob Dylan (the angle at the time probably being "the female answer to ......") - girl-group goes folk! A little later ('67) came "Will You Care What's Hap'nin' To Me Baby"/"You're Taking Me For Granted" on Columbia. Topside was co-written by Brute Force, and was another Motowny dancer. I don't think there was anything then until her MCA output in the late 70s/early 80s....I know on her album she harked back to the girl-group era with a good version of Mann/Weil's "Chico's Girl". I also recall watching a concert of hers on TV in the early 80s which was mostly Broadway tunes and then-current songs like "Pearl's A Singer", but she did do a fun version of "He's Sure The Boy I Love". Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Bonnie vs. Jody Received: 04/09/99 2:20 am From: Ian Chapman, iandXXXXXXXXlnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Hi Will... No, the Jody Miller version of "Home Of The Brave" isn't as Spectorish as Bonnie & the Treasures', but it's by no means under-produced either. Although she doesn't sound like a teenager in the way Bonnie does, Jody nevertheless sings with real commitment. And curiously, her version features an extra verse that doesn't appear in Bonnie's. For those who like girl-group/country blends, try and find her "Home of the Brave" album, which also features Jody on a couple of Goffin/King classics, namely "Let Me Get Close To You", and "He Hit Me". There's also a melodramatic reading of Brian Wilson's "In My Room". Check out her Capitol 45s too.....look for Mann/Weils' "Magic Town", which you'll know by the Vogues; "Be My Man"/"Never Let Him Go", both arranged by Dave Gates (who also cut Suzy Wallis on "Be My Man"); and a great "rebel" tune, "They Call My Guy A Tiger"........all good stuff!! Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Didn't come off too well... Received: 04/09/99 2:21 am From: Carol Kaye, carolkXXXXXXXXlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com >But I am the most-recorded bass player in the world (male >or female) and I don't think she came close to working the >10,000 plus recording calls I did. Still she is not known >to the public at all.......the "image" lie problem. Sorry, didn't mean to sound like such an ego-maniac comparing the amount of dates Mary Osborn worked and bragging about mine. I was trying to give some example of the 1,000s of recording dates I worked, mostly 60s (and was NOT known for) vs. the few 100s worked by the regular studio musicians of the 40s and 50s, like Mary Osborn worked in NYC. And still I wasn't known either, just as she's still invisible. Had I not written my tutoring books and started my own publishing company in 1969, I'd still be "invisible" like she is. But that will soon be rectified, thanks to this thoughtful (and smart) woman-director of "Women In Jazz", about all the fine women musicians who are NOT known but who existed and were fairly plentiful before the "days of rock" and imagery of the trade publications of the hype-world of the 60s hits on. I think it's sort of funny haha that the world really has NO idea of all their favorite hit recordings that are recorded (and mostly created) by fine jazz studio musicians (and former big band horn men).....it's going to turn their world up-side down that their "heroes" didn't do their own recordings, but no, it was a large group of super-clean, wonderful experienced pros, with families, who did those famous 60s recordings. It's coming. We were humble and happy to make a good living out of it all....and most of us still don't care about credits, as we knew all the hyped-up world (to sell to the public) is a bunch of hooey....designed for marketing purposes....the imagery of hyping for the selling "stars". We were merely a part of the machinery, but a huge part if you could have heard the way the songs and singers originally sounded WITHOUT the backup of the finest musicians in the world. We got so good, we knew we could take ANYONE off the streets and we could make them into stars if they could barely carry a tune. Now, yes, that's egotistical, but true. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Gentrys "Keep On Dancin'" Received: 04/09/99 2:21 am From: Paul Urbahns, PaulurbXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com CC: broadcast-aircXXXXXXXXcast.net I have been working on a research project for about 20 years, and I need to locate someone with a copy of the Gentrys record Keep On Dancin' on the original Youngstown label (Youngstown 601 according to my price guide). Can anybody help on this? Please email me privately. Paul Urbahns paulurbXXXXXXXXom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Home of the Brave / Spector Collectors Received: 04/09/99 2:21 am From: Jimmy Cresitelli, JimmyXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com I remember when this song "surfaced" back in the mid-70s, when girl-group collecting began to really hit its stride. I was totally blown away. We all loved it, and it was understood that it was not Ronnie Bennett on lead. There was a lot of discussion back then about the lead singer, yet it seems that a lot of information has been lost, and is only now resuirfacing again. I'll have to dig out my collections of Philately and the Phil Spector Appreciation Society newsletters, as well as my treasured, detail-filled copies of Alan Betrock's The Rock Marketplace. These are the publications that alerted us to the Spector / girl-group gems out there. Anyone still in contact with those merry Spector-collectors over in England? Many of their names escape me, and I'm near my mags... there was Carole Gardioner, I believe, and a Mick Patrick... a few others. Any clues?? Have also begun re-listening to Arlene Smith's "Love Love Love" and all the other early Chantels numbers... gosh, they're great! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ikettes on Phi-Dan Received: 04/09/99 2:20 am From: Ian Chapman, iandXXXXXXXXlnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Just heard a snippet that may be of interest. A friend of mine met Pat (P.P.) Arnold at the weekend, at a Flirtations gig, no less....yes, the original group...... but I digress.... The talk turned to Pat's days as an Ikette, and she affirmed that the group that sang "Down Down"/"What'cha Gonna Do" on Phi-Dan weren't strictly the real Ikettes, but a studio group comprising P.P., Brenda Holloway and Patrice Holloway. Some line-up, eh?!! Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Peter & Gordon Received: 04/09/99 2:21 am From: David Marsteller, davebXXXXXXXXflin.org To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Hi All! In the last week or so, I've been spending some time listening to the recordings of Peter & Gordon. I might be alone in my opinion ;) but I think there are a number of recordings that would appeal to the folks on this list. In particular, I'm really getting to enjoy later songs such as "To Show I Love You", "Colour Blue" (a rocking cover of an obscure Jackie De Shannon song), "Stop, Look & Listen", and "You've Got Your Troubles". Many of the songs on the last few albums (in particular Knight In Rusty Armour and In London For Tea) have inventive arrangements (strings, horns, percussion) and soulful lead vocals from Gordon Waller. Unfortunately, availability of these tracks leaves a lot to be desired in the CD age. Some of the songs are now available as bonus tracks in Collectables 2-fer reissue series, but apparently they are taken from vinyl. :( I'm curious to see what my fellow Spectropoppers think, as I don't recall Peter & Gordon ever being a topic of conversation... Later Dave /************************************************************************/ /** David Marsteller davebXXXXXXXXflin.org **/ /************************************************************************/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: BOUNCE spectroXXXXXXXXties.com: Non-member submi Received: 04/05/99 1:09 am To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com ========= Start of forwarded message ========= JO-ANN CAMPBELL Many of you kewl cats and hep gals may not remember Jo-Ann Campbell but in the late 1950's and early 60's she was blazing a trail along with Wanda Jackson for generations of female rockers to come. Jo-Ann was born on July 20th, 1938 in Jacksonville, Fl. At 4 years old her mother noticed a natural instinct of Jo-Ann showing off and enrolled her in dance classes and entered her in local talent shows at Jacksonville Beach. to further Jo-Ann's talents her parents took a loan from her grandparent's and moved to New York. Mom immediately enrolled Jo-Ann in the local dance academy. The move to New York exposed Jo-Ann to many "packaged" shows that played at local theaters and she would cut classes and ride the subway to catch the shows. One day she saw an Alan Freed Rock & Roll Show, an event that would change her life. That is when she told her parents she was going to be a Rock & Roll singer, not a dancer. Jo-Ann's first manager was Mike Glendale and his contacts landed her a record label deal with a little known operation called RKO-Point Records. Her first vinyl record was a song she received from two up and coming writers that she had met at the Alan Freed concert. The songs was "I'm Coming Home tonight." The two writers were Eddie Deane and Woody Harris who would each go on to write some big hits. Jo-Ann then boldly sent a copy of the record to the Gale Agency (one of the biggest booking offices at that time). The combination of her good looks and her energetic style prompted the Gale people to book her in a couple of one shot shows in New York. A date at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with billing with the Cadillacs and the 5 Satins. Jo-Ann went through a couple more label changes before settling with Gone Records. She earned the name "That Real Gone Gal." She was in a movie entitled "Go Johnny Go" (an Alan Freed production) where she sang "Mama Can I Go Out Tonight" (written for her by Bo Diddley). She starred with Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Steward and the movie had performances with Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, Harvey, Jackie Wilson and many more. Later, she made another record label move to Cameo Records out of Phila., Pa. Her biggest hit was with them with an "answer record" in response to Claude King's smash of "Wolverton Mountain" entitled "I'm the Girl From Wolverton Mountain." Despite her success, her enthusiasm for touring was at a low and with the end of the Alan Freed packages and the changing of the industry, Jo-Ann's booking with Red Skelton at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas made her reluctant to do any more one night shows. However, she did do one more in Shreveport, LA, because the money was good and the house band's reputation was even better. They were called the Jesters and the leader was Troy Seals. Well, sparks flew and love was born. They married in 1964 and are still married today. The duo toured together and made a few records together on Atlantic Records (who saw them as an East Coast answer to Nino Tempo and April Stevens). They had some mild success with "Who Do You Love" which went to #67 on the Hot 100. That was there last chart record, which was all right with Jo-Ann because she was pregnant and they went into happy retirement. After, the family moved to Hendersonville, Tn., in 1969 and Troy became one of Nashville's biggest songwriters. Jo-Ann Campbell was way ahead of her time. Raunchy male rockers were tolerated and appreciated in the 50's, but sassy female rockers stood little chance. Jo-Ann though, lived through it all and loved every minute of it (not knowingly paving the way for future rock female stars). She was the chick all the guys wanted to date and all the girls wished they could be. Here is some more info on the sexy Jo-Ann: She was in the films "Johnny Melody, Go Johnny Go and Hey Let's Twist." Troy Seals is the cousin of Dan Seals. 8/15/60 ---A Kookie Little Paradise---ABC 10134 8/18/62 ---I'm the Girl From Wolverton Mountain---Cameo 223 4/27/63 ---Mother Please---Cameo 249 12/12/64 ---I Found A Love, Oh What A Love---Atl. 2256 (as Jo Ann & Troy) OTHER NON-CHARTED HITS: 1957 ---Come On Baby---Eldorado 504 ---I Can't Give You Anything But Love---Eldorado 509 ---I'm Coming Home Late tonight---Point 4 ---Wait A Minute---Gone 5014 ---You're Driving Me Mad---Gone 5021 ---I'm Nobody's Baby---Gone 5037 ---Happy New Year Baby---Gone 5049 ---Mama Can I Go Out Tonight/Nervous---Gone 5055 ---Beachcomber/I Ain't Got No Steady Date---Gone 5068 1960 ---A Kookie Little Paradise---ABC 10134 ---Crazy Daisy/But Maybe This Year---ABC 10172 ---Motorcycle Michael---ABC 10200 ---Eddie My Love---ABC 10224 ---Duane/Mama Don't Want---ABC 10258 ---You Made Me Love You---ABC 10300 ---I Wish It would Rain All summer---ABC 10335 1962 ---5 Minutes More---Rori 711 ---I'm the Girl From Wolverton Mountain---Cameo 223 ---Mr. Fix It Man---Cameo 237 ---Mother Please---Cameo 249 AS JO ANN & TROY: 1964 ---I Found A Love, Oh What A Love/Who Do You Love---Atl.2256 ---Just Because---Atl.2293 ========== End of forwarded message ========== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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