__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0259 April 23, 1999 __________________________________________________________ The Dealers ChoiceSubject: Re: Beach Boys Article Received: 04/23/99 12:42 am From: Paul MacArthur, Rtxxxedu To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com Beach Boys fans, check out my article on them in the Houston Press. http://houstonpress.com/1998/041599/music1.html - Paul MacArthur --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Ray Davies Received: 04/23/99 12:42 am From: Big L, xxxtmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com >For those who like the 60's-Anglo stuff, might I recommend >Ray's 'Storyteller' most highly? It's the history of The >Kinks, as we came to know them, in a lovingly-etched, sepia >detail: the family saga, the little green amp, the tweedy >Python-ish managers, it's all there, as only Ray can tell >it. I completely agree with your take on Ray. I think part of the reason his work has not gained the acceptance of, say, Brian Wilson, is the way he presented it. As late as 1969, the Kinks were little more advanced musically than "You Really Got Me." Even a gem like "Shangri-La" is couched in mid 60's beat-combo fashion, Mick Avory's manic drumming, Dave's crashing guitar chords, etc. Ray was against orchestration. He said he loved "a horn" but was against horns in general. Thus, you have that one trombone noodling through "Dead End Street." One need listen only to "Waterloo Sunset" to grasp Ray's lyrical skills , though even it features loads of the Kinks' off key harmony singing. I find that period of Kinks music fascinating. There is a quaintness about it that rock in general lacked. BTW, it is in Ray's VH1 "Storytellers" show where he tells the story of "fag" and the reception in S.F. It surprised me a bit, because I didn't think that term was in common use even in the US as early as 1965. == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: xxxtmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Lenny Waronker/Tracey Dey Received: 04/23/99 12:42 am From: Doc Rock, docxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com >Doc Rock asks: > >>Stewart Mason, flaxxxcom wrote >> >> >>Tobias' mention of Harpers Bizarre reminds me that I >>recently bought their THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPERS BIZARRE >> >>Who is listed as the producer? > >That would be Anna and Joey's dad, Lenny Waronker. > >Stewart > Ah, Good Old Lenny! He gave me a good interview about his Dad's label, Liberty! His first production job was with Jan & Dean, when he was 14, as I recall! john rausch,xxxnet wrote: >Can anyone tell me about Tracey Dey? I know she was >produced by Bob Crewe, had an answer song to the 4 Seasons >Sherry, etc...There is a cd i came across with some more of >her material, and one song in particular is called Ska Doo >De Yah and is simply irresistible, one of those songs you >hear once and it is stuck in your head forever. Has anyone >on the list heard this song? Where is it from, and where is >Tracey now? John, Now THAT's a 45 I've had for a long time! It was Amy 908. The flip side, "Hangin' On To My Baby," written by Eddie Rambeau, is "A" side quality itself. But "Ska" is supremo! ""Double decker Chubby Checker!" Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Tracey Dey Received: 04/23/99 12:42 am From: Ian Chapman, iaxxxlnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com John.... Yes, "Ska Doo Dee Yah" is great.....girl-group meets blue-beat! Song is a Bob Crewe/Charlie Calello collaboration, but I don't know if it's based on a traditional song...it certainly has that kind of feel. Practically all of Tracey Dey's records are great, particularly "I Won't Tell", and her original version of "Blue Turns to Grey", both on Amy. Her earlier answer to "Sherry" was "Jerry (I'm Your Sherry)", on VeeJay, (same tune). And later, on Columbia, she recorded with Bob Crewe, as Dey & Knight. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ronnie Spector tour date Received: 04/23/99 12:42 am From: john rausch,xxxnet To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com I found this on the net and thought I would share it with everyone: Ronnie Spector will be touring this USA this summer. She will be appearing with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis on a bill called The History of Rock'n'Roll. Some shows will be outdoors, some indoors, and Ronnie will also be doing some club dates of her own. More details as they come in! You can also see Ronnie on the VH1 Special Behind The Music, the edition about Cher. Has anyonr seen the VH1 special? I am looking for a copy.Thanks John Rausch Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Treasure Island Oldies Show Received: 04/23/99 12:41 am From: Michael Godin, mxxx.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxties.com Hi all, I've very much enjoyed reading the postings in Spectropop these last months and I appreciate the invitation I received to join the list. It's wonderful to see so many folks truly interested in oldies music. For me it has been a lifelong passion. Briefly, I began my career in radio in 1969 in high school in Montreal when I managed to get a telephone interview with John Lennon when he and Yoko were at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel for their Bed-In for Peace. I eventually worked for a number of stations as both music director and DJ. In 1975 I joined A&M Records in Toronto and headed up their A&R Department. During my tenure (75- 86) I discovered and signed Bryan Adams to the label. But the reason for the posting today is to invite you to join me in celebrating the 2nd Anniversary special edition on Sunday, May 2nd of Treasure Island Oldies Show on the Internet. The show is accessible via the Treasure Island Oldies Show web site at http://www.dowco.net/treasureisland and airs live every Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific time. A key element of the program is the Lost Treasures I play, oldies rarely heard anymore on typical oldies radio stations. And every song I play is from my personal music collection. I've had over 750,000 vists to the web site and thousands and thousands of listeners live and also listening to the weekly archived shows. I've had guests such as Paul Evans and Bobby Curtola on the show as well. I also often have theme shows such as "Weekend Weather"-songs with a weather theme (sunshine, rain, wind, etc.), "Trains Planes and Automobiles" - songs with travel in the title, "The Numbers Game" - songs with a number in the title. On this show I had listeners keep track of the running total of the songs and the first person to correctly email the total at the end of the show won a 'Vinyl Six Pack' 6 mint condition original release 45s. Listeners are very involved with the show. EJ Phillips from North Carolina emails his Real Audio Oldie of the Week which I then play; Larry McDonald, a listener in Seattle, emails his McDonald McChallenge song of the week, a hard to find 45 which he challenges me to have and play. There's also the Treasure Island chat room, toll free request lines from anywhere in the US and Canada, and instant email requests. As you can probably tell, I'm having a ball doing the show and am also very proud to host what has become a pioneering internet radio show, which since December, also airs in one hour segments every weekend on shortwave radio, SWRS in based in Germany. Hope you'll join me in celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the show and thanks for taking the time to read this. All the best, Michael Godin Host/Producer Treasure Island Oldies Show http://www.dowco.net/treasureisland Michael Godin mxxx.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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