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Spectropop V#0297

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 07/26/99

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       Volume #0297                           July 28, 1999   
                    Entertainment for everyone                
    Subject:     A Travesty!
    Received:    07/26/99 6:28 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    There's is a VH1 poll going on now ranking Rock's best 
    women. The Ronettes have 5 votes, the Shirelles, none, 
    Carole King, none, Tina Turner, 02 , Diana Ross 430+! What's
    going on? I'm sorry, but I don't think she deserves to be 
    number 1 while Aretha Franklin and Dusty Sprinfield have a
    paltry 3-4 votes each! I hope all Spectropopers go to vote 
    for this poll. Choose someone who you feel best represent 
    women in rock. I added the Chiffons name onto the list as 
    my vote out of principle (I love 'em so much I just wanted
    to see there name in print!) but I think Spectropoppers 
    should make our voice count and choose one artist to 
    support. Check the list and write back with you nomination. 
    Even if the Ronettes, Aretha or Dionne Warwick don't 
    overtake Diana, they desertve much more praise than 
    they're getting!
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    Subject:     Dave Clark 5
    Received:    07/27/99 8:12 am
    From:        Carol Kaye,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    John H wrote:
    >Then it occurred to me, it might be 
    >possible, since the DC5 spent a lot of time in the 
    >United States between 1964 and 1970. So again I 
    Hi John.  
    Not sure about that, is news to me....don't think I have 
    this group in my log, but the log is sort of incomplete as
    it was meant *only* as an income-receiving data thing 
    originally (many of our group kept logs for this same 
    reason, but some threw theirs away) many times I 
    just wrote down "group" along with the studio/date/
    contractor's name/hours, etc. 
    Could be, as I found something in my log we cut for the 
    Hollies and another UK group here and there (not much tho'), 
    and there was an Autralian group that flew in to hire 
    us for dates (and of course many groups in the USA from 
    all over too). I don't think so, but will check with the 
    Union contract book-writer, Russ Wapensky, and get back to 
    you on this, I'm curious myself.  
    Best, Carol Kaye
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    Subject:     Monkee Say...Monkee Did
    Received:    07/27/99 8:12 am
    From:        Don Richardson,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    A local FM oldies station recently had their daily trivia 
    question. It was: "According to Peter Tork, which famous 
    person once tried out for the Monkees" THEIR correct 
    answer was...Paul Williams.
    But it did make me wonder what would have happened had 
    some of the "rejects" actually been selected. Would that 
    have deprived us of some of their music. From what I 
    understand, the audition advertisement brought out just 
    about anyone who could hold a guitar and a tune. I only 
    have a short list of people I have heard auditioned for 
    the TV show. Some are prominent, and a few are lesser 
    known. If you have any others you know about, let me know. 
    Keith Allison (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
    Stephen Stills
    Van Dyke Parks
    Harry Nilsson
    Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night)
    Jerry Yester (Lovin Spoonful and Association)
    Tim Rooney (Mickey Rooney's Son)
    Paul Williams
    Don Scardino (A TV and Film actor)
    Paul Peterson (played Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show 
    and scored a top-10 hit in '63 with "My Dad")
    Bill Chadwick (Session guitar player and producer)
    John London (session bass player)
    Steve Young (Folk singer/songwriter, wrote "Seven 
    Bridges Road" for the Eagles)
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    Subject:     Re: Buying Original 60's Girl Group Vinyl
    Received:    07/26/99 6:28 am
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > Greetings all. I run a monthly girl group club in London 
    > called DA DOO RON RON and wondered whether any Spectropop 
    > subscribers could help me with a query. I contantly need 
    > to add to my vinyl collection and hoped that you could 
    > advise me as to where I can buy original 60's girl group 
    > records. Either on-line or via mail catalogues, shops et 
    > al.
    There is a collector named JD Doyle who have thousands of 
    old GG records for sale. Some of his stock is pretty 
    pricey, but very obscure. I also recall finding a vinyl 
    shop located in Hollywood with many old rare GG records 
    including an album of Flirtations material! Do some 
    checking over the net and I'm sure you'll find these 
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    Received:    07/27/99 8:12 am
    From:        Rough Trade Shop,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    CHRIS KING, wrote:
    >I contantly need
    >to add to my vinyl collection and hoped that you could
    >advise me as to where I can buy original 60's girl group
    >records. Either on-line or via mail catalogues, shops et
    Hi Chris and all others,
    There's a shop in portobello road called 'intoxica'. They 
    specialize in 2nd hand vinyl and have a large selection of
    girl group/singers lps and 7"s. They have a web site:
    or email
    ( ithink..........)
    They're girl group fans as well; Andrea that works there 
    was in a 90s all girl group called Mambo Taxi. Nick Brown 
    that runs the place djs girl group stuff sometimes.
    	xx delia xx
    p.s. one of my friends just had a baby girl and named her 
    'Darlene' after guess who?????????
    if you want to get weekly email lists of new releases let 
    me know.
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    Subject:     darlene love
    Received:    07/28/99 8:18 am
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Don`t know if I posted this at another time but there 
    is a Darlene Love site at:
    John Rausch
    Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sxxxxxp://
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    Subject:     What about Jan?
    Received:    07/26/99 6:25 am
    From:        Michael B Kelly,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Carol said:
    Of the 60's pop/rock groups, only 
    Brian could write most of his own parts, the rest we had 
    to do instant arranging on, even for the later-written 
    charts....they still counted on our group of studio 
    musicians (known as the "clique" back then, 50-60 of us 
    out of the pool of successful 350 or so total studio 
    musicians) for musical ideas to make a record "happen". 
    Carol, What about Jan?  I always heard that he did scores?
    Thanks, Doc
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    Subject:     Studio Musician's Hours
    Received:    07/27/99 8:12 am
    From:        Craig Norton,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Carol Kaye, wrote:
    > That all started subsiding at the start of the 70s. No-one
    > today can do what we creatively did back then -- we were 
    > all from the trenches of big bands, chordal experiences 
    > (no note-scales back then), ear and experienced successful 
    > musicians before any of us set foot in the studio work 
    > dates.
    Hello Carol, and thank you again for sharing your 
    wonderful insights on the recording scene!
    I wonder though, how do you rate the Nashville studio 
    musicians in comparison to your own group who worked in 
    L.A.?? Both past and present. I would have thought that 
    the musicianship would be of similar quality in both 
    I ask this as I think that many of the L.A. people 
    migrated to Nashville to continue their careers. Joe 
    Osborn, James Burton, and later on, Albert Lee and Dann 
    Regards! Craig Norton
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    Subject:     Titus Turner/Lloyd Price
    Received:    07/27/99 8:12 am
    From:        David Feldman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Dicky G, in that annoying way of his, said:
    > Well, I never heard of Titus Turner either but the opening 
    > lyrics sure sound like the Lloyd "Stagger Lee" Price song to 
    > me.
    Dick Clark played the song identified as "Titus Turner" 
    for more than a month on AB, and identified it as "I ***
    WANT*** To Get Married. The Lloyd Price single was called 
    "I'm GONNA Get Married," wasn't it? 
    Dave Feldman
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