__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0311 August 25, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Keep away from heat and direct sunlightSubject: boettcher by golly wow Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: Harvey Williamxxxxxnetuk.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Kingsley! Good to have you on the list. Your Ripples compilations are of the highest order, both hugely enjoyable. I eagerly await the next slew of releases, particularly the Brit Brill Building issue, which I guess will be based around Tony Hatch, Fletcher/Flett & Macauley/McLeod, yes? Can't wait. BTW, are you involved with the (apparently) forthcoming Tony Rivers/Harmony Grass compilations on RPM? The one time I met Joe Foster (Revola boss), the Boettcher-related compilations were in early stages of production, and there was talk of a bunch of sessions with the Millennium backing Lou Christie circa late-'67, which would make sense, as Lou was signed to Columbia at this point. However, the only released master was 'Canterbury Road', a re-write of the Millennium's 'There is nothing more to say', which appeared on Buddah. Can anyone shed any more light on these sessions? Apparently there was at least an LP's worth of tunes recorded. I'm rather alarmed, however, that Revola don't even bother sending you (Kingsley) copies of finished product that you compiled!! Oh, and any fan of this sort of thing should invest in a copy of Lou's 'Paint America Love', a remarkable widescreen orch-pop vision of the USA. Hep Stars: yeah! But has anyone heard their 100mph version of the Beach Boys 'Hawaii'? Wild... Regards, Harvey W. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Millennium News Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: Dave Mirich, Dmxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com This is from the Millenium home page at http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/3218/ enjoy, Dave Mirich Latest Millennium News and Information August 8, 1999 OK Millennium fans gather round ... here's the latest Millennium news direct from the horses mouth ... I just spoke with Joey Stec, who has been in collaboration with Joe Foster of Creation Records in London. The Millennium II album is a reality. Sixty reels of Millennium audio tape are on their way from Nashville to London to be combed through and remastered. From this, approximately a dozen tracks will be picked and blended into the new album. It took thirty years and lots of work ... but it's here at last. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Hep Stars Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: Billy G. Spradlin, bgsprxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >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 I just wondered if they sang these songs in Swedish or English language? Otherwise it seems like Benny and Bjorn Were huge fans of California Pop in the late 60's, and it really influenced their writing and production work with ABBA in the 70's (such as the Mama's and Papa's-like "Oh Yeaaahs" on Dancing Queen). I knew they were huge fans of Brian Wilson's and Phil Spector's production work but didn't know they could have been also listening to Curt Boettcher's work too. They might have had a some kind of a publishing connection that brought these songs to the Hep Stars attention too. I would love to hear this album. I also remember reading on a ABBA Fan page that some of the Hep Stars recordings have been re-issued on CD in Sweden in the early 90's. I always held ABBA in high regard as a classic Pop group when critics and rock fans here in the USA dismissed them as a disposable Top 40 bubblegum act. Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore, Texas 75662 Email: bgsprxxxxxhlink.net Homepage: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: OK.... Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Thanks Jamie! Carol --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Sheila and Japanese pop Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com In a message dated 8/23/99 7:10:26 PM, you wrote: >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... Hi Sheila and welcome. I recently joined the list myself, and am into Japanese pop. My favorites include Pizzicato 5, Kahimi Karie, and Fantastic Plastic Machine. Do you write about these groups/people? And how does one obtain one of your mags? Thanks in advance, Jimmy Botticelli/ "Jimmy's Easy" airs on WMBR-FM, 88.1 in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday mornings 6-8:00 EST. To hear WMBR in real time, download Real Audio and visit our site at www.wmbr.org --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Welcome back Sheila Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: Michael B Kelly, docxxxxx.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Sheila, Welcome back from Japan. I missed you! You'll be a great addition to Spectropop! Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Lollipops Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: john rausch,xxxxx.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Welcome aboard Sheila, Looking forward to the new ish of C. C. C. I enjoyed the first one very much. I have a copy of the Lollipops on Smash.If you are interested please E me privately. John Rausch Presenting The Fabulous Ronexxxxxp://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Where The Girls Are/Velvelettes/Dave Marsh Received: 08/25/99 6:58 am From: WILLIAM STOS, xxxxxet.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I just returned from a trip to Toronto where I picked up some new cds, and I've found some great new music. Where The Girls Are Vol 2. is not quite as good as the first in my opinion. Some stuff like Candy and the Kisses "Sweet and Lovely," Silky and the Shutangs' "He's A Fink," and the Teardrops' "You won't Be There" are great girl group cuts, but many of the songs issued here for the first time would have been better off left untouched. The one saving grace at the end of the album "Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways" by Diane and Annita is worth the price of the album alone. Have many people heard this cut? The version by Tammy St. John is probably better known, but this cut from a French EP is stunning. The wall of sound is out in full force. Another cut, the original version of Groovy Kind of Love" is almost as pleasing. Who are Diane and Annita? What else did they record? Mick Patrick speculates that Carol Bayer-Sager and Toni Wine might be the voices on "Groovy" but do we know for sure? For those who have heard both versions, is Tammy's even better? I might find that hard to believe. The Velvelettes album released earlier this year is quite good. There is a version of "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" which I haven't heard yet. Different from a Northern Soul comp I have. Some unreleased tracks are pretty good, and there are many photos of the group inside. The girls, who wrote the liner notes, were bragging just a little though. Finally, has anyone read Dave Marsh's 1001 Greatest Rock and Roll records ever made? I agree with some of his choices, but there are a couple of things I've noticed. First of all, he has many facts wrong. Barabara Ellis might want to know that Marsh doesn't even think she sang on "Come Softly To me." He thinks only Gretchen is singing the female part. He thinks one of the Ganser twins is lead of the Shangri-las, and there are more! I'd like to know what other people thought. I bought the book mostly because he had two (!) Chiffons tracks listed in the Top 100! Reperata and the Delrons' I'm Nobody's Baby Now" made the cut at number 1000 too! But there are several glaring absences. He totally dismissed "River Deep Mountain High." --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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