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Spectropop V#0322

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/17/99

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       Volume #0322                      September 17, 1999   
         immense sonic panoramas with lots of sleigh bells    
    Subject:     New Millennium
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        Joey Stec, Jxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    By way of introduction, I was in the Millennium, 
    Sagittarius, Blues Magoos, etc.
    Lee Mallory and I played a live gig in San Francisco this 
    past week - the first in 25 years! It was really good. We 
    are currently trying to set up a tour...Lee Mallory would 
    open with an acoustic set, then Lee and I together (we 
    would do some Millennium songs as they were originally 
    written, then we would do some material which was recorded
    for my new Joey Stec album). Finally, we'd finish with the 
    band doing "It's You" from the Millennium album which was 
    I co-wrote with Mike Fennelly.
    Regarding the comments on Eternity's Children, Keith did 
    most all of the production, but Curt did come in and do 
    vocal arrangements on a few songs as I remember. I also 
    confirmed this with Keith.
    Finally, I just thought I would add that the Association 
    live album has just been released in Japan. 
    Joey Stec
    the Joey Stec homepage
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    Subject:     The A&M Dream Team
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    David Bash, Baxxxxxcom wrote:
    >...[Rumors and Wait & See] would be 
    >perfect for an A&M Records compilation of '60s material, 
    >something which would be essential for soft pop collectors. 
    >Who knows, maybe one of those will materialize one day :-)
    What a coincidence that you mention this on the day the list
    is talking about West Coast Brill writers/A&M artists Tommy
    Boyce & Bobby Hart. It made me think about those early A&M 
    days and just how good A&M's artist and repertoire policy 
    was. Indeed, there is enough A&M material for at least a 
    single disc set. Another contender for inclusion would of 
    course be Parade material. Question for Jerry Riopelle: If
    it is not too sensitive, can you tell us what it was like 
    at A&M in those days and give us an idea as to why the 
    Parade album was not released at the time. Having heard 
    the Japanese CD release, I can attest to its quality, and 
    after all, Parade had a big hit to support the album. Also, 
    Carol, if you have any comment on the "vibe" at A&M in 
    those early days do let us hear from you on this.
    Merry-Go-Round, Parade, Eternity's Children, Small Circle 
    of Friends as well as the more widely released artists 
    such as We Five, Sandpipers, Boyce & Hart and Chris Montez
    would all fit in nicely on such a compilation set. How 
    about Caroline No by Nick DeCaro?
    The big question in 1999 with respect to such an A&M set 
    is, under whose department would such a project fall? 
    Seagram pretty much absorbed A&M into the Uni/Poly group, 
    didn't they? Is there anyone in their organization that 
    has a clue? Dawn Eden worked on a few Soft Rock comps for 
    Universal Japan a couple of years ago. Maybe a Japan comp 
    is a possibility now that A&M is under the Seagram umbrella 
    (although last I heard Polydor KK in Japan still looks 
    after the A&M catalog. Seagram's tsunami apparently hasn't 
    made its way across the Pacific yet...
    Does anyone have an early A&M 45 discography or know of 
    one somewhere on the web? It would be interesting to have 
    a look and consider what would work on David's 
    hypothetical A&M soft pop comp CD. Come to think of it, 
    the people most qualified to actually do such a comp are 
    right here on this list!
    A&M rules!!!!
    All the best,
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    Subject:     Boyce and Hart
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        Jill Mingo,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >If so, do Boyce & Hart lip synch a song in that episode, 
    >and if they do, is it a familiar Boyce/Hart song?
    I know the song is "I'll Blow You a Kiss in the Wind", 
    which is fantastic. Any other info would be appreciated as
    I have seen it once on a Raven compilation, but don't know 
    if it appeared on any LP. 
    Jill "Mingo-go"
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    Subject:     Phil Spector on video
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        Tom Simon, txxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I too remember seeing Phil's appearance on I Dream Of 
    Jeannie. It is definitely in color, and Boyce & Hart do 
    appear on the same show. I do not recall what song they 
    sang, although my best guess would be Alice Long (You're 
    Still My Favorite Girlfriend). Jeannie refers to him on 
    the show as Phil Spector.
    Phil also made a cameo appearance in a major motion 
    picture that many people associate wih the 60's, Easy 
    Rider. He was good friends at the time with actor Dennis 
    Hopper, who has a featured role in the film. Phil appears 
    at the very beginning of the movie, playing the role of a 
    drug dealer. He is seated in the back seat of a car, and 
    the chauffeur is played by Phil's chauffeur in real life.
    Tom Simon
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    Subject:     Ronnie Spector
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Here is a link to a new Ronnie Spector intervie/article.
    Another little tid bit:
    A friend who keeps up with Ronnie and Jonathan says that 
    Ronnie is taking guitar lessons and David Bowie has a song
    for her and they are talking of a full length lp/cd in the 
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes at
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    Subject:     the phil spector of cincinnati??
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    At, I read about the most IN-teresting 
    reissue I've heard of in a long time: "Where Has the Music
    Gone? The Lost Recordings of Clem Comstock" These appear to
    be lost gems from the mid sixties, recorded in the 
    Cincinnati area and produced by the euphoniously-named 
    Clem Comstock. But what REALLY got my interest was that Mr. 
    Comstock was supposedly known as "The Phil Spector of 
    Cincinnati." Honest? Really? Just what is meant by such a 
    moniker? That he was an egomaniacal s.o.b. who ripped off 
    his artists, or that he created immense sonic panoramas 
    with lots of sleigh bells and castanets? I believe it was 
    our own David Bash who wrote the [favorable] review, and I
    wonder if he might be coaxed into adding a few words about 
    what these recordings sound like. Maybe some name-checks 
    ("song x sounds a lot like Peanut's Home of the Brave," 
    etc.) to help a dolt like me understand what I'd be getting 
    into? I'd appreciate it a lawt. 
    jack "the phil spector of ton def" madani
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred." 
     --Henry Cabot Henhouse III
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    Subject:     The T Bones
    Received:    09/17/99 1:04 am
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    For Carol
    I asked you once long ago if you had played on the 
    original Addams Family tv show soundtrack, which you 
    mention on your site now anyway Carol. I finally heard 
    the entire lp of the T Bones "No Matter What Shape (your 
    stomach's in)" and there seems to be a striking 
    resemblance in overall sound on this lp to the Addams 
    Family tv soundtrack. Are you on this also? Who "were" 
    actually the T Bones?
    John Rausch
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    Subject:     Estelle & Nedra and Boyce & Hart
    Received:    09/17/99 3:18 am
    From:        Glenn Sadin,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Thank you Jim Cassidy and John Rausch for the info re: 
    Estelle & Nedra Ronette:
    >The last I knew/heard Estelle owned/ran a restaurant in
    >either South or North Carolina and Nedra had married Scott
    >Ross of Christian Broadcasting Network fame. She had become
    >a born again christian and even recorded a christian lp in
    >the mid 70s called Full Circle. I have some pics of Nedra
    >from that lp on my Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound at 
    Very cool site! I plan to check it out more thoroughly after 
    >That Murray The K lp is pretty cool,I have it on cd but
    >has a different front cover than the lp, I always wondered
    >if there was a pic of the Ronettes on the back. Thanks for
    >the info; it is strange that Ronnie is not shown in the
    Is that the semi-legit Euro CD that has a b&w photo of the
    Brooklyn Paramount on the front cover? Are there any tracks
    on there not on the LP I listed?
    If you (or anyone else) is interested, I would be happy to
    scan all or any of the photos from the Murray The K album. 
    Just drop me a line. For that matter, I also have Ronnie's
    "Try Some Buy Some" 45 on Apple w/PS if anyone needs a scan.
    Somebody asks:
    >Phil Spector appeared in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie...
    I remember it being in color, and I remember hearing a 
    version of "Last Train to Clarksville" in the show NOT by 
    the Monkees. I think it might have been an intrumental 
    version (it's been a while since I've seen it). I would 
    guess the episode dates from late '66 or '67.
      Glenn Sadin
      Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for THE BERKELEY SQUIRES:
      Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s:
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