__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0254 April 10, 1999 __________________________________________________________ PLAYABLE ON STEREO & MONO PHONOGRAPHSSubject: Re: Peter & Gordon Received: 04/10/99 2:51 am From: Andrew Sandoval, APSXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com In a message dated 99-04-08 14:25:27 EDT, David Marsteller writes: >...there are a number of [Peter & Gordon] recordings that >would appeal to the folks on this list... 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 re- >issue series, but apparently they are taken from vinyl. :( > > I'm curious to see what my fellow Spectropoppers think... Peter & Gordon have loads of fabulous recordings, perhaps their greatest album is Hot Cold & Custard issued in 1968 in the US only. It is one of my Top Ten favourite albums of all time. It is a sophisticated pop harmony record, not too soft and not too psych - just classy, well written songs. It is a must find! Gordon's solo catalog has some high points as well but is very patchy. All of P&G's singles are recommended but their albums (especially US versions as reissued by Collectables) are haphazard quality wise. Find Hot Cold & Custard today!!!!! - andrew sandoval --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Home Of The Brave Received: 04/10/99 2:51 am From: Carol Kaye, carolkXXXXXXXXlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Home of The Brave by Jody Miller, we cut at Capitol Records (if my memory serves me right) with Billy Strange arranging (that I am very sure of!). Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: "Hey Little Girl" Received: 04/10/99 2:51 am From: Jamie LePage, le_page_XXXXXXXXties.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Barry Taylor wrote: >..."Hey Little Girl" (an Aaron Schroeder publishing >acetate)...the writers are Spector and Barrett. Does >anyone know anything about this song? Was it released? Country singer Ray Sharpe released this on Garex 203. Sharpe had initial success in Texas with his 1959 single "Linda Lu". He re-recorded it as (The New) Linda Lu in 1962 for Gregmark, the label that released all the Spector-related Paris Sisters sides. Hey Little Girl was written by Spector and Valentines' lead vocalist Richard Barrett. The record was produced by Graham Fisher and arranged by Gary Paxton. A novelty record at best, Sharpe stutters and yodels his way through this recording of a rather curious if mediocre Spector song. Does this sound like the acetate you heard? If not, I wonder who did Schroeder's demo... Obscure Spector rules! All the best, Jamie LePage --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Joey Dee and The Goodfellows? Can I Go Out Tonight Received: 04/10/99 2:51 am From: Brian, LesToilXXXXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com This is why I think this Spectropop list is a Godsend. I can't count how many times I've popped on this two hour video tape full of classic pop clips from old TV shows and films someone made me and looked at a young blonde woman singing a song called "Mama Can I go Out Tonight" in an old rock film and wondered...who is she? To be honest, my curiousity wasn't sparked by her vocal prowess but by the blandness of the song and the corniness of her performance. I more enjoyed Jimmy Clanton's performance as the kid theater usher who prefered to enjoy the show than see people to their seats in that particular film ("Go Johnny Go") over Ms. Jo-An Cambell's performance. It harkens back to Ms. Carol Kaye reminding us that the music industry could take anyone off the street and make a star out of them. I figured that's what they did here. Had I known or had the opportunity to hear anything else from this extremely ambitious woman my opinion wouldn't have been so harsh. I guess I'm mainly surprised to hear that that ultra "whitebread" song was written by Bo-Diddley. Thanks VERY much for enlightening me on another valuable piece of pop history. Now if someone could please varify if Joe Pesci really DID appear in the 1961 film "Hey! Let's Twist" as one of Joey Dee's Starlighters? I know he played with them for a small while, but was he really in the film? This was claimed in Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide book. Well I got my hands on a copy of this film and examined in with a fine-tooth comb three times over. No Joe from what I could (or couldn't) see. And of course I spent as much time hoping to get a glimpse of some go-go dancing Ronettes as well. Guess this was too early for them. Thanks!! Brian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Mick Patrick/Ikettes/Flirtations Received: 04/10/99 2:51 am From: wsXXXXXXXXtyenet.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXXXXXXties.com >... there was Carole Gardioner, I believe, and a >Mick Patrick... a few others. Any clues?? I've been dying to get in touch with Mick Patrick or Malcolm Baumgart. Their names appear as the writers of practically every liner note in my girl group cd collection. What a wealth of knowledge! Can anyone put me in touch? I've searched the net with no luck. >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...... They're still performing! All three original members? I didn't think they had any other big hits aside from Nothing But A Heartache, although that was pretty huge! Even some teeny bopper fans of the Spice Girls (ugh) knew that title when I mentioned it! >but I digress.... Don't digress, tell us more, what was the concert like? I'm dying to hear more! >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?!! There never really was one group of Ikettes. Read my brief bio on my web page and you'll see members used the group like an employment agency. Who produced the Phi-Dan track? Is it at all Spectorish? BTW, PP's The First Cut Is The Deepest is one of my all time favourite songs. I never get bored hearing it. Speaking of Ikettes, Pat Powdrill, who recorded the very girl groupish "Happy Anniversary," was an Ikette for a while. What ever became of her? She didn't exactly sound like she had a rough and tumble soul voice like some other Ikettes, but it was genuinely pleasing. Will Girl Group Chronicles www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Frontrow/2301/index.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Tenor Sax guys Received: 04/09/99 3:26 am From: Marc Miller, marXXXXXXXXcom To: spectroXXXXXXXXties.com Matthew Kaplan brought up Red Prysock's name. He is, without question, one of the all time greats...and here are some others: Sam "The Man" Taylor - played on a million sessions in the 50's/early 60's and has a few LPs under his own name on Decca and MGM. (Big) Al Sears - as above ('cept for the solo stuff...AFAIK, he recorded solo for MGM and King) and he's was an Ellington alumn. Jimmy Wright - played on the Gee/Rama/Gone records (Frankie Lymon, The Crows, etc) and has at least 1 totally amazing 78 single under his own name called "Move Over". The above 3 guys were mostly East Coast guys. As for the West Coast, the only 2 names that come immediately to mind are Maxwell Davis and Steve Douglas. Perhaps Carol Kaye can provide more info on the West Coast guys? Also, Carol, did you get to play with Taylor, Sears or Wright? Marc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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