__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0325 September 21, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Unsurpassed in performance qualitySubject: Begin/ Joey Stec/A&M Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Joe Foster, joe.fxxxxxtion.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Further to Joey's comments on his solo album: Alan McGee & I did a radio show on BBC GLR as summer replacement, we played 'Do you know?' from Joey's album and received several calls on air asking was this the new Primal Scream record! (We probably gave the only daytime radio play ever to the Ballroom 'Baby Please Don't Go' too!).....there is a limited promo edition CD of Joey's album, at $14 inc p&p, available from Joey c/o Sound City, 15456 Cabrito Road, Van Nuys, California, 91406.....'Do You Know' is worth the price of admission alone, it sounds like the Millennium meets Traffic, and could be a hit today! Continuing the commercial (though altruistic) tone, Cheeky Monkey should check out the Rev-Ola issue of "Begin" which has MAJOR liner notes with contributions from the band and some cool photos, including Columbia's ads for the album, and the withdrawn single sleeve for "It's You" with Joey's "Moby Grape gesture" pre-Columbia's cowardly airbrush.....(it did get as far as the radio copies before they noticed!) Regarding an A&M compilation, why not let's all make suggestions, and those of us in the re-issue game can try & push someone into it! BTW the Garden Club also included Ruthann Friedman, who co-wrote 'Spinnin', Spinnin', Spinnin'' with Curt Boettcher, also 'Windy' for the Association, if I remember correctly....Oddly, a cheesy synth version of 'Windy' was the theme music of 'Today', the tv show on which the Sex Pistols outraged the nation, and most Brits can't hear the intro of the song without this...er..association! Check out Joey's album, an undiscovered pop classic! best to you all.....Joe --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Boy's Town Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Ken Frank,xxxxx.eng.sun.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Robin Wills, robinxxxxxpop.demon.co.uk wrote: >A few years ago I managed to track down Nino Tempo's >single "Boystown" (Tower 369). The Spectropop list is great - I never thought I'd see a reference to this song. It's a great song/production and I agree very much in the BB style Robin mentions. In fact, I had heard that it was perhaps a BW production or that he had some other involvement in it, but I don't have any hard evidence. I have both the vocal of this and an instrumental track, which is really interesting. I too would also like to hear more about this song, and about other music by Nino Tempo, especially if it was in this style. Finally, I think that the "Boystown" referred to in this song refers to the red light district; is that accurate? Ken PS - On the topic of Beach Boy soundalikes/inspired, while not having a complex production, the song Surfer Girl in the Black Bikini, circa 1963-65, by the In Crowd, is interesting; does anyone know anything about this group? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Boy's Town Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Robin Wills wrote: >A few years ago I managed to track down Nino Tempo's >single "Boystown" (Tower 369). Lucky you! >Now to my >ears, it sounds like Hal Blaine on drums, does anyone have >any other info of who else plays on it and where it was >recorded? Also my copy is not in great shape and I would >like to know if it has appeared on any compilations. I have only heard this record once over at a fellow Spectropopper's house in Burbank. Unfortunately the dubbing deck was on the blink that day and I have thought about that record ever since. It is probably a fair bet that Hal Blaine played on it, maybe Carol too, because Nino Tempo was a regular on Spector sessions and many of his records sound like they were recorded at Gold Star with the same (albeit smaller) group of musicians Spector regularly used. For more, check out Nino Tempo and April Stevens records. Some, particularly the David Gates-penned You'll Be Needing Me Baby, are pure faux Spector and wonderful LA recordings. All the best, Jamie n.p. Michael Godin's Treasure Island Oldies http://www.treasureislandoldies.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Gold Star Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >Michael Marvin >WASE radio Michael, I'll send you some important attachments about Gold Star where I probably worked 100s of record dates, many many hits there over the years of 1958-1968 and a few beyond that (was so busy with other kinds of dates all over Hollywood that I didn't record at Gold Star much past that date of 1968). Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ PS. If you look at my Bass Hits and Guitar Hits pages, you'll find a lot of the hits of Phil Spector's, those were all cut at Gold Star, and other artists too. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Paris Sisters Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Jack Madani wrote: > spectxxxxxities.com writes: > >the Nitzsche-produced "Sing Everything Under The Sun" > >LP on Reprise > > Jamie; is this album the source for the Paris Sisters tracks > on the Mercury 2cd GG anthology "Growin' up Too Fast?" No. The Mercury tracks came after the Nitzsche-produced Reprise album. Just how far after I am not sure, so I don't know if the Mercury sides (on Growin' Up Too Fast) came before or after Paris Sisters' association with Mike Curb. Anyone know? Better yet, can anyone point to a Paris Sisters discog? Priscilla Paris rules! All the best, Jamie n.(still) p. Michael Godin's Treasure Island Oldies http://www.treasureislandoldies.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ronnie Dove's daughters Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Jim Fisher, jhxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hey Spectropopers I had the good luck to meet up with Ronnie Dove's two daughters the other day..."say you over there,my name is Ronnie...I think you're gonna be my girl..." and they told me he's fine and still records.The girls live here in LA while he's back east,Baltimore I think.They said they'd tell him about Spectropop so perhaps he'll sign on...now if I could just find my Ronnie LP and dust it off. Jim --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Girl Group collections Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Billy G. Spradlin, bgsprxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >My thoughts exactly. I like a lot of heavy girl group R&B >(Sweet Inspirations, Bluebelles, etc) but the stuff on >this comp was mostly just awful. Teardrops, Candy and the >Kisses, Ernstine Eady, Silky and the Shantungs, and Dianne >and Annita have good cuts on here, but a lot of the solo >soul femmes which apparently cut "girl group" material >should have been left out. It's a shame this stuff is >reissued or saved from the vaults when countless other >pieces of great vinyl are left to rot. > >Will I agree totally with you. I prefer multi-label Girl Group collections unless its spotlighting a particular producer (Jerry Ross) or Record Company. Just because a tune hasn't been released before shouldn't justify its release unless the song or production is good/great, or if it has some historical significance. I guess Ace had a good deal on licensing the Scepter/Musicor material so they filled this CD up with what they had from their vaults. It's not a waste of Plastic and Aluminum, but don't pay full price for it. Except for Dionne, The Shirelles, and Maxine, it sounds like Scepter didn't spend a lot of money on their newer female acts. I picked up this weekend (Used! A rarity in East Texas) Sequel's Here Come The Girls Volume 5.-Sisters from The City. Most of it is old R&B, but theres a great Motown-ish track by Doris Troy called "I'll Do Anything" that was released on Calla 114. Since the credits are Payne/Gamble/ Huff...good chance it was recorded in Philadelphia. A great tune that hooked me all week. Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore, Texas 75662 Email: bgsprxxxxxhlink.net Homepage: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: sad news Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Joey Stec, Jxxxxxcom To: spectxxxxxe.com Just a mention that Keith Olsen has had a serious though successful operation on a perforated colon and is still hospitalized but recovering. Please wish him well. Joey Stec --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Various.. Received: 09/21/99 2:57 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Tobias, watch those dreams! I just had a strange dream of Spector the other week too, hahahaha. BTW, and....Gold Star had dozens of top recordings besides all the Phil Spector (Righteous Bros., Shirelles, Crystals, Blossoms, Ronnettes, Tina Turner)....Sam Cooke, Jackie DuShannon, Dobie Gray, Herb Alpert, April & Nino, just tons of now-big names. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ http://www.experience.org by the way, they change that video segment on me every week, 10 segments = 10 weeks on the Experience Music website....those people are the "best" up in Seattle, the museum will be state of the art interactive. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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