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Spectropop V#0314

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/01/99

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       Volume #0314                       September 1, 1999   
       The ORIGINAL HITS rerecorded by the ORIGINAL ARTISTS   
    Subject:     Paris Sisters
    Received:    09/01/99 1:35 am
    From:        Peter Moorcroft,
    Hi, my enquiry is about a later version of the Paris 
    Sisters famous hit record "I Love How You Love Me". I 
    have the original already but the other day I heard an 
    almost identical version with an instrumental break in
    the middle of the song. Any ideas on where I could get this
    Regards from Derby, England
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    Subject:     Playlist for "Jimmy's Easy" 8.31.99
    Received:    09/01/99 1:35 am
    From:        DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Percy Faith-Make It Easy On Yourself
    Martin Denny-On A Clear Day
    MFSB-My Mood
    Warren Kime Orchestra-Baubles, Bangles & Beads
    Trombones Unlimited-Turn Down Day
    Andre Kostelanetz-Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
    New World Theatre Orchestra-Window Shopping
    David Lindup-In The Limelight
    Plastic Fantastic Machine-Theme Of Luxury
    Pizzicato 5-Trailer Music
    -Leroy Holmes-Emotions
    -T-Bones-Shangri La
    -Sounds Orchestral-Image
    -Marty Gold Orchestra-High On A Windy Hill
    -Lindberg Hemmer Foundation-Golf
    -Sam Paglia-After Pizza
    -Kahimi Karie-Mike Always Diary
    -Eydie Gorme-Moon River
    Basic Hip Mix 
    Flabby-Mambo Italiano
    Rosemary Clooney-Mambo Italiano
    Jimmy McGriff-Let's Stay Together
    Lou Donaldson-Pillow Talk
    Richard Hayman-Goin' Out Of My Head
    -Hugo Montenegro-In Like Flint
    -Peter Thomas-Caught At Midnight
    -Charles Whilp-Powder Puff
    -Buddy Cole-Power House
    -Full Moon Ensemble-Samba Miaou
    -April March-Charlatan
    -Jefferson-Montage From "How Sweet It Is" (Jimmy Webb)
    ----------Wayne Newton-Wives & Lovers---------------
    "When All Is Said And Done, Far More Is Said Than Done"
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    Subject:     Re: Rupert Holmes
    Received:    08/31/99 12:40 am
    From:        Derrick
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > I have seen two Rupert Holmes album titles that I am not
    > familiar with: Rainy Night In Georgia and She Lets her
    > Hair Down. I am familiar with the songs that the albums
    > were named after but can someone fill me in with any
    > details on these two albums, like when were they recorded,
    > track lists, labels etc?
    These both seem to be repackaging of RH's early 70s 
    bubblegum material to coincide with his success with "
    Escape". I've only seen "Hair" but I have "Night". Here's 
    the skinny:
    The label is Excelsior, which is a Pickwick International 
    label. it came out in 1980. My copy is from Canada. The 
    track list is: 
    Jennifer Thomkins (Holmes/Vance/Jordan)
    Ginger Snap (Holmes/Vance/Jordan)
    I Gotta Know Where It's At (Holmes/Vance)
    Wanting You (Holmes/Vance)
    Stained Glass Window (Holmes/Carr/Levitt)
    Thank You Girl (Holmes/Vance/Jordan)
    Rainy Night in Georgia (White)
    All Night Long (Holmes/Vance/Jordan)
    Thank You Pretty Baby (Vance/Pockriss)
    The notes:
    These recordings made between 1969 and 1972 amply 
    demonstrate the many talents of Rupert Holmes; writer, 
    performer and producer. His unique gift for memorable 
    melodies and intelligent, insightful lyrics place him at 
    the forefront of today's finest tunesmiths. Ofered here 
    are Rupert Holmes' most outstanding early works captured 
    during a period which refined and matured the style that 
    has been responsible for his tremeondous acceptance and 
    You get the picture!
    "Thomkins" is the only track I'd heard before, and this 
    version is the Street People recording, only it's a 
    different mix (less guitar).
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0313
    Received:    08/31/99 12:40 am
    From:        Billy G. Spradlin,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    David Bash wrote:
    >2. It does seem, on the face of it, absurdly amazing that
    >a very popular Swedish band, who probably had never been
    >to the States, would end up doing a bunch of covers by a
    >relatively unknown songwriter. However, the album was
    >produced by Steve Clark, who had done some work with Curt
    >Boettcher in the past. One would surmise that their
    >connection probably in large part was responsible for this
    >occurrence. The Japanese liner notes allude to the
    >possibility that Boettcher did some of the vocal
    >arrangements, but are never definitive.
    >Perhaps if someone on the list knows how to contact Steve
    >Clark, we may gain some insight. In the meantime, I'll do
    >my part to try and get some more info.
    You probably should contact Dawn Eden about that. She 
    really has become the Boettcher historian over the years, 
    with her fine liner notes to the Ballroom, Sagittarius and
    Millennium reissues.
     From the Liner notes of the Ballroom and Millennium CD's,
    Clark signed Curt to his "Our Productions" company in 1966 
    and I believe also owned the rights to most of his songs. 
    (And Curt didn't receive any royalties over the years from
    these songs, including his work with the Association and 
    Tommy Roe, a shame!)
    So its a good bet this is the way the Hep Stars got these 
    songs. I just wonder if the entire album was recorded in 
    Sweden, or if backing tracks were recorded in L.A. and 
    then shipped to Sweden for the Hep Stars to overdub vocals
    on. Its an interesting album and one I would kill to get a 
    copy of. I never knew their was a Abba-Ballroom connection!
    Thanks for the Information David!
    Billy G. Spradlin
    29 Rim Road
    Kilgore, Texas 75662
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    Subject:     Spector Box Sets
    Received:    09/01/99 1:35 am
    From:        Paul Urbahns, Pauluxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jamie LaPage wrote:
    >When the subject of this box set comes up, occasionally I 
    >hear people refer to it as the unreleased Rhino set. I 
    >wonder about this though, because I was under the 
    >impression that this particular set was compiled in Japan,
    >not in US. Rhino typically would use Bill Inglot and master
    >in LA. The ABKCO set is credited as mastered by Larry 
    >Levine and Spector himself.
    Bill Inglot told me on the telephone once he was working 
    with Larry Levine on a Spector set. Goldmine even ran an 
    article on it and listed all the tracks. Bill told me 
    Spector wanted everything, except for maybe some newer 
    recordings by Darlene Love in mono. My memory is not good,
    but I think it was Inglot that ask Larry Levine to help 
    since Spector is so hard to work with and he trusts Larry 
    Levine. The Rhino set never came out, no telling how much 
    money people spend on Spector and have nothing to show for
    it. Phil charges for studio time everytime he reissues 
    stuff I am told, so he gets paid for all the remixes he 
    does whether issued or not. The Abkco set is junk like 
    most everything else they put out. But better than nothing. 
    The individual artist Cds (Ronettes, Crystals, and 
    darlene Love) credit mastering by Larry Levine and Jody 
    Paul Urbahns
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    Subject:     Tats Yamashita
    Received:    09/01/99 1:35 am
    From:        Glenn Sadin,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jamie sez...
    >I hoped our J-Pop fans would have chimed in here with
    >more background info on Yamashita. Glenn Sadin, can you
    >add anything here?
    Sorry, I know nothing about Tats, but he sure sounds like 
    someone I should check out!
    Glenn Sadin
    Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter for THE BERKELEY SQUIRES:
    Read about Japanese pop from the '50s & '60s!
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    Subject:     That Hep Stars album
    Received:    08/30/99 6:34 am
    From:        David Atlee Phillips,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Billy Spradlin and others:
    I went to a record fair today, and my friend asked one of 
    the sellers if he knew anything about Hep Stars' album of 
    Millenium/Sagittarius/Boetcher covers: the record does 
    exist and it is fantastic, according to the guy we were 
    talking to. He sometimes sell CD-r's of it at record fairs
    but he forgot to bring copies with him today. Sony Japan 
    had apparently intended it to be released on CD but the 
    plan was for some reason not carried out! :-( Jamie, you 
    know anything about this?
    This listy record fair score: the soundtrack to Popeye, 
    arranged and conducted by Van Dyke Parks! It's like a 
    prototype for "Jump!"....lots of good songs by Harry 
    Nilsson too. Only cost me about $2 :-) 
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    Subject:     To David Mirich
    Received:    08/31/99 12:40 am
    From:        Carol Kaye,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    David, I know you meant well, and you had a lot of nice 
    compliments to me, thank you for those.  
    Carol Kaye
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