__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0300 August 5, 1999 __________________________________________________________Subject: Bones Howe Received: 08/05/99 12:58 am From: mike white, Mike.xxxxxsic.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hi folks! Some of you may remember a posting of mine from a month or so ago, asking if anyone might be able to help me track down this most esteemed producer for an interview. I'm afraid that all of the leads graciously provided to me have lead nowhere (one generous individual even gave me his home address, to which I FedExed a letter - - moved, no forwarding address). So, I'm asking again that if anyone can offer any advice, however tenuous, on how to contact Bones, I'd be indescribably grateful. The interview, incidentally, is for a story on 'soft pop,' and I'd be glad to send a copy of the paper to anyone who helps out. Thanks muchly, Mike White Toronto --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Celebrating the History of Hip Received: 08/05/99 12:58 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com The Rhino Retrofest will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on August 13, 14 and 15. Tickets are $15.00 each per day and will include admission to all events and exhibits for that entire day. According to Rhino, the event will be "three days packed with music, food and a huge gathering of Pop Culture memorabilia. Stuff you can buy, stuff you can look at, and stuff you can have flashbacks to!" Interested persons may wish to access the web site at: http://www.rhino.com/retrofest/event.html For updated information, call 1-877-GO-RETRO (467-3876). Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: girl groups etc. Received: 08/03/99 7:32 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >>did you do much interacting with the girl-group vocalists you recorded for?<< Just a little....a lot of Phil's dates were tracking dates - so no hanging with Crystals etc., tho' Darlene Love (and sometimes the Blossoms too) was usually there. I knew Brenda and Pat Holloway and Clydie King as well as the Blossoms. And no, no svengali type thing at all...they were feisty good women, sharp; they were there to work just like the rest of us. And like any pro, they'd try for exactly what Phil (or whoever the producer was) wanted....seems to me that Darlene offered a lot of good suggestions to Phil tho', which he'd really take into consideration, just kind of a blurry memory about that. I saw Ronnie of the Ronettes in the booth a few times but not in the studio. Didn't know her very well, just to say hello to. Cher was hanging around then too. Yes, you'd have loved the "River Deep Mountain High" recording session...it was almost anti-climatic after recording the long string of big hits for Phil - I truly tho't it was going to be his biggest. Percussionist Gary Coleman spoke of working the date for Dennis producing that idiot killer, and we musicians tho't that was just too damned "close" and there was an effort to get our home addresses and private phone numbers out of the Union book, something that most do today. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Jazz in Nashville Received: 08/03/99 7:32 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Yes, I lived in Nashville in the 80s and went to the only jazz club in town....there's a difference between jazz in Nashville and jazz in LA. When I was playing jazz in LA, there were dozens of heavy-duty jazz clubs in the late 50s ...you won't catch the likes of Billy Higgins, Frank Butler, Bill Goodwin, Harold Land, Teddy Edwards, Jack Sheldon, Joe Maini, Hampton Hawes, Joe Sample, etc. those kinds of players in Nashville, sorry. George Shearing was also living here then. To one who is not Leonard Feather who writes about "jazz in Nashville", there's jazz in 1-2 clubs and then there's a jazz scene period. There's numbers out here yet, plus the real almost straight-8th serious jazz, not swing-jazz. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Joe E. Ross Received: 08/05/99 12:58 am From: Gaylord Fields, gaxxxxxdoftile.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com > > > Did he really? Or are you kidding? I'm a big fan of Joe. E. > Ross! > > >PS: Upon second thought, i _would_ care if Joe E. Ross won. > >Has anyone out there ever heard his great record, "Ooh, > >Ooh"? > > Big L Oh, yeah, you betcha. It's as real as real gets. "Ooh! Ooh!" (his catchphrase) by Joe E. Ross (acting credits: "Car 54, Where Are You?", "It's About Time," "Hong Kong Phooey"; other catchphrase: "Do you mind?") is most easily found on a CD compilation of celebrity songs that i believe is called "Hollywood Hi-Fi." I recall it being on the reconstituted Brunswick label. Ted Cassidy's snappy non-hit dance-craze tune "The Lurch" is represented on the disc as well. Both these songs make the collection worth a king's ransom. gaylord PS to Carol: Don't get me started on the vast wasteland of music videos. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Buying Original 60's Girl Group Vinyl Received: 08/03/99 7:32 am From: Lee Dempsey, ESQExxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I'm a new (and mostly silent) member of the list, but I thought I'd jump in on this thread. I've been looking for years for a girl-group 45 on A&M by The Westwoods called " I Miss My Surfer Boy Too." It's a great Spector sound-alike answer song to "New York's a Lonely Town," replete with sleigh bells and celeste. I believe it was either arranged by Jack Nitzsche and produced by Ray Pohlman, or produced by Jack and conducted by Ray, but I've never seen a copy -- I've only seen a photocopy of the label once, and that was several years ago. Any help in finding a copy would be appreciated. Thanks, Lee Dempsey --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Phil Spector Received: 08/05/99 12:58 am From: Scott Bauman, ScottBxxxxxl.msn.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Ray Taylor, astxxxxxl.msn.com asked: > Can any one tell me what Phil Spector does all day long > here in 1999! A few months ago, I was talking to a long-time presence on the L.A. music scene and he told me that, every once in a while, Phil calls him and his friend up to his house where he tells them stories of the good old days until the wee hours of the morning. He said that he's not "friends" with Phil, but that Phil is a pretty lonely guy who doesn't seem to have many friends. -- Scott --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Phil's life Received: 08/03/99 7:32 am From: Mark Landwehr, mxxxxxbbs.com To: Spectropop List, Spectxxxxxities.com > Can any one tell me what Phil Spector does all day long > here in 1999! > Counts his money & goes to court periodically... Seriously, according to a relative I have spoken with, it apparently seems that he lives a life of leisure, although he does have an office and a secretary but rarely appears there in person. Most of the business has to do with autograph requests (which he will not give) and people asking permission to use his music for some commercial venture (which he sometimes gives if the price is right). Pretty tough, eh? Mark Phil Spector Label Gallery http://www.toltbbs.com/~msland/Spector --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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