__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0310 August 24, 1999 __________________________________________________________ the most exciting sound in the world...Subject: Boettcher Sunshine Pop Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: Kingsley Abbott, kinxxxxxa.freeserve.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com After reading some recent postings refering to Curt B., I thought people would be interested in the following new release information: Just out on Revola Records in Britain is an Eternity's Children CD which features both of their albums. Curt was heavily involved with the first of these, including the wonderful "Mrs. Bluebird" single which is on it. Revola are the people who have also recently re-released the Millennium and Ballroom material. Also out as a companion issue is a compilation of The Sunshine Company which is taken from all their three albums. I compiled and wrote the notes for the latter issue. I haven't actually seen the finished product myself at time of writing, but Revola's past product has been excellent. Expect them to release a Sandy Salisbury album at some stage as well as part of the series. Also out in Britain on Sequel are two summer soft rock compilations in a new series called Ripples. "Look At The Sunshine"(NEM 426) and "Dreamtime"(NEM 427) are the first two, and on them I've collected U.K. versions of the Tokens, Critters, Beach Boys etc type sounds from roughly 65-68 ish. They are apparantly available in the States through DNA distribution. We plan another four volumes if all goes well. I'd love to hear from other Spectropop members of other similar harmony collections that may be popping up around the globe. Kingsley Abbott --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Swedish band which covered Millenium, Sagittarius Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: David Atlee Phillips, wuxxxxxet.se To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Holy Mackerel! Check this link out: http://www2.gol.com/users/davidr/m&m/heplonginfo.html I'll ask my parents if they have this record. Never paid any attention to The Hep Stars before, but I guess I have to now :) Tobias --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Cha Cha Charming introduction Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: Sheila Burgel, pxxxxxrport.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hello to all on the Spectropop list! I recently joined and would like to introduce myself. My name is Sheila B. and I publish a fanzine called "Cha Cha Charming" (yes, the title comes from Ellie Greenwich's first record) which celebrates sixties girl groups, Japanese pop, and heavy metal. I am a serious girl group collector (American, British, and French) though my Japanese pop obsession has had my Discoveries and Goldmine subscriptions on hold for awhile. I just returned from a two month trip to Japan where the sixties sounds are as popular as ever. I was extremely excited to find out about Japanese sixties girl groups (I thought the Spector sound surely would have infiltrated Japan as well), but much to my disappointment the Japanese girls have very sophisticated, lady-like voices and the music is nothing of the Spector-influenced sort. It seems that 80s Japanese music has much more in common with the American sixties GG sound. I am very happy to have finally joined this list! Finally a place where I can talk about Andrea Carroll and the Girlfriends without receiving the usual blank stares. One question: does anyone know where I can pick up a copy of the Lollipop's "He's the boy/ Gee Whiz" on Smash? I know it's not a rare record but I can't seem to find it. And does anyone know anything about this group- who they were? And if anyone is interested in those 90s producers looking to capture that sixties sound, I'd HIGHLY recommend getting a copy of a single by Japanese female pop duo-Puffy. The single is called "Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi" and IT IS the sixties. Recorded in mono, Beatles sound, infectious melodies, young female singers. Absolutely breathtaking. You can order it from http://www.deodeo.com Puffy and New York 90's girl group IT"S MY PARTY are the only groups that give me faith in the recreation of "that" sound. Wishing everyone the best, Sheila B. http://www.chachacharming.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Joe Osborn's Equipment Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: Craig Norton, xxxxx.ca To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com snipped from Billy Spradlin: > I'm not a bass player, but I'm curious about what kind of > equipment Joe Osborne used on those Association albums. Billy, check Osborn's interesting web site at tdm.net/joeosborn/ Joe played a 59 Fender Jazz bass, but I once read that he always played with a pick instead of finger style. I think that I read this in his interview in Vintage Guitar magazine last year. Craig --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Top "GIRL" singers Received: 08/22/99 2:34 pm From: Shelby Riggsxxxxxmci.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com The top female singers are: Results through: 8/18/99 1. Ronnie Spector 2. Patsy Cline 3. Aretha Franklin 3. Tami Terrell 5. Connie Francis 6. Brenda Lee 6. Darlene Love Three are tied for 8th place 8. Skeeter Davis Kathy Young Patti Page Four are tied for 11th place 11. Cher Doris Day Diane Renay Sue Thompson Tammy Wynette Those are the top 15 Vote Getters. Other Female Singers receiving votes are: (In alphabetical order) Boy George Petula Clark Lori Collins (Collins Kids) Iris Dement Enya Lita Ford Leslie Gore Francoise Hardy Billie Holiday Whitney Houston Wanda Jackson Loretta Lynn Rose Maddox Janis Martin Bette Midler Stevie Nicks Priscilla Paris Linda Ronstadt Sade Nina Simone Barbara Streisand Sarah Vaughan Mary Weiss We will be doing another on-line ballot for different categories for Male & Female singers beginning 9-1-99. Shelby Riggs --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Teeth Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com David, I had terrible buck teeth as a kid, and we couldn't afford braces, so at night-time, I laid for many years *on* my front teeth and straightened them somewhat, but they were still bad in the 60s, you just don't see that in the pics. Thanks anyway. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Carol's Smile Received: 08/24/99 7:10 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Dave Mirich wrote: >Carol, those of us who have seen photos of you... >are aware of what a FOX you are. So don't try to put any >fast ones past us around here. We's ex-purts!:) I smiled when I read this. It reminded me of the Endless Harmony video where Carol (circa 1998) is sitting with her bass while being interviewed on camera. She stops talking and starts playing a little riff, if memory serves it's from Good Vibrations, then she looks up at the camera with this incredible smile that asks "Are you digging this?" That, friends, is what I call "groove," a feeling of emotion that is conveyed through wordless expression; a truly beautiful thing. And of course the answer to Carol's question is: Yes, we are digging it the most! Groove on, Jamie le_pagxxxxxities.com RodeoDrive/5030 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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