__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0326 September 25, 1999 __________________________________________________________ For Your Further Musical Enjoyment Subject: Paris Sisters & Nino Tempo Received: 09/23/99 3:03 am From: Ian Chapman, iaxxxxxalnet.co.uk To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Jamie wrote: > [Paris Sisters]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? Hi Jamie, One of those Paris Sisters cuts on "Growin Up Too Fast" was actually an MGM single ("Dream Lover", 1964). "Always Waitin'" was Mercury, though, and was from '65. We ran an illustrated Paris Sisters discography in issue #6 of "Philately", back in '85 or so. It was compiled by J.D. Doyle, whom a lot of you will know. We illustrated it with varous pic sleeves, labels and a very early pic of the girls, taken in the 50s. Priscilla is almost unrecognisable !! The discog is a bit too bulky to post to the list, but if anyone wants a copy, they can e-mail me privately and I'll forward it. Coincidentally, Philately #6 was the same issue in which I wrote a review of Nino Tempo's "Boy's Town". Fourteen years later, and I still haven't tracked down a copy for myself!! However, I do echo everything that's been said about it in the list. A superb record which, incidentally, features just the backing track minus Nino's vocals on the flip.... very Stack O' Tracks!!! Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Boys Town Received: 09/23/99 3:03 am From: Lee Dempsey, ESQExxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Robin Wills writes: > A few years ago I managed to track down Nino Tempo's > single "Boystown" (Tower 369). I don't know if it been > discussed here already , but it's a marvellous lush Pet > Sounds/ Spector cross-over with lyrics to match the > campness of "I'd much rather be with the boys". 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 agree, Robin -- a great Wilson / Spector cop with very obvious stolen riffs from "God Only Knows." A real late Tower label release. I scored a mint promo copy (does a stock even exist?) several years back. Maybe Brad Elliott can answer this question: Was this song the source of the rumors that Brian and Nino had worked (or were going to work) together? Brad, I know you quote Brian in your book as having said that he was planning to work with Nino, but that it never happened. Did Nino go off on his own and do "Boys Town?" Lee --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Phil Spector Received: 09/23/99 4:25 am From: john rausch,xxxxx.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com There is a one page article with Phil Spector in the September ish of Esquire mag. An odd collection of "Phil-isms". Also has a b&w pic of Phil sitting at a piano and a fake "severed" hand on the keys. Here is a link to the truncated version of the paper edition: http://www.esquiremag.com/secrets/whativelearned/990901_mwl_phil01.html John Rausch Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound at http://members.tripod.com/~rauschj/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ronnie Dove and more Received: 09/23/99 3:03 am From: James F. Cassidy, casswxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Jim Fisher's post about meeting Ronnie Dove's daughters brought back vivid memories about the Dove-Man, circa 1965. I was living outside Worcester, Mass. at the time and regularly tuned into Hartford (CT)'s Channel 6 for a local Bandstand-style show, the name of which I can't remember. For some reason, Ronnie Dove appeared several times as a guest on the show, and my brothers, sister, and I used to (sorry!) roll on the floor in hysterics as Ronnie lipsynched one of his overwrought numbers with tears in his eyes. In my pantheon of over-the-top pop/rock performers, he and his Slim-Whitman-esque falsetto are right up there with Narvel Felts, Wayne Cochran, and Roy Head. The same show also regularly featured the local (Rhode Island) group, The Cowsills (the four brothers, before Mom and Susan joined). Has anyone ever compiled a history of local U.S. rock'n'roll shows from the Spectropop era? I remember some great appearances by legendary performers on shows like Upbeat!, Lloyd Thaxton, Clay Cole, Steel Pier Show, and that one that Sam Riddle used to host (anyone remember?). Jim Cassidy --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Spector's Shirelles Received: 09/23/99 3:03 am From: Stos, William, xxxxx.tyenet.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Carol Kaye wrote: >BTW, and....Gold Star had dozens of top recordings besides all the Phil Spector (Righteous Bros., Shirelles, Crystals, Blossoms, Ronnettes, Tina Turner) Did I miss something? Spector recorded the Shirelles? I've never heard of this before. Was this just a misprint? Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Gold Star Studios Received: 09/23/99 3:03 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Michael Marvin wrote: >[Gold Star Studios] was founded in 1950 by Stan Ross and >Dave Gold. > >The earliest song that I can think of is that was recorded >there was the Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is To Love Him", a >number one hit around Christmas 1958. > >If someone else can enlighten me on the history of this >historic place, please post. Hi Michael, I found this article on Gold Star among a bunch of unfiled papers I have hanging around. It's interesting not only because it talks about Gold Star, but also that it uses so many terms in quotes that we take for granted today: demos, major labels, soundtracks, etc.. It is also interesting that not one rock writer or producer is mentioned, which places the article in the pre-rock 50s. Disney's Robin Hood is mentioned, and that film was issued in the 70s. Incongruous, but I can only guess whatever this refers to it must have been an earlier Disney incarnation of Robin Hood. Surely by 1970 no article on Gold Star would take this slant. The material I have does not quote the source or the writer. The article is preceded by a bit of Gold Star prose; again the writer and source are not given. It was apparently written after the demise of the studio. Enjoy! Gold Star Recording By the southern end of the Street of Dreams on the boulevard named Santa Monica, there were Three Wise Men. Their fame had spread across the ocean and around the world. Travelers came from afar to follow their star. The Star of Gold - which would make them wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. Now it is gone, but not forgotten, for its place in history is secure. Stan, Dave and Larry, too.....the men who made the songwriter's dreams come true. ----------- 'Demos" Are Now Big Phase Of Biz A number of years ago, a songwriter could walk into a music publisher's office, strike a few barroom-type chords on the piano, and blare out a new song in his own scratchy baritone. Nowadays, the procedure is much more formal, *and* much more expensive. Song writers like Jimmy McHugh "cut" a "demonstration" record to let the prospective publisher hear how the song sounds. At his own expense, the writer hires a vocalist and pianist, or even may blow himself to a vocal group or instrumental combo. He cuts the "demo" at one of Hollywood's small recording studios, such as Gold Star Recording. Dave Gold and Stan Ross, Gold Star's owners and recording engineers, have helped "hatch" - not only new songs, but new artists, and many other new ventures - via their records. For instance, the "demo" of "Rutza Rutza" was cut at Gold Star by a couple of unknown writers. Then there's the music publisher. Once he accepts a new song, he tries to sell it to "big label" recording companies such as Capitol, Columbia, Decca or Victor. He usually cuts another "demo" to demonstrate to the record company how *he* thinks the song should be recorded. Many publishers, including Jack Clark, who represents Simon House and Burke-Van Heusen, hatch their Hit Parade hopefuls at Gold Star. Jeanne Stuart and other young Singers cut "demos" at Gold Star to demonstrate their singing abilities to agents and producers. Advertising agencies cut "demos" of singing commercials to sell interested sponsors. often returning triumphantly to Gold Star to cut the actual "spot" to be heard on the air. "The Lancers" are among the vocal groups hired to sing the epic jingles. Still another type of 'demo" is used by musical comedy writers. Johnny Mercer cut "demos" of all his "Top Banana" songs at Gold Star, then played them for the cast in New York to demonstrate how he wanted the songs sung and played. Gold Star also cuts greetings and "open end" interviews by artists such as song writers Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. records are sent to disc jockeys who play them to give the illusion that the artist is appearing on the program - "in person." Walt Disney Productions recorded actors auditioning for parts in "Sleeping Beauty," "Peter Pan." and "Robin Hood" at Gold Star. They also cut "sound tracks" for Disney animators to use in blocking out their drawings. Often, a nervous artist, used to working in a casual atmosphere, "freezes up" in the large, formal studios of a "Major Label" recording company. To get a relaxed, top quality performance from the artist, major companies have recorded in smaller, more informal studios like Gold Star. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: BOUNCE spectxxxxxities.com: Non-member submi Received: 09/25/99 12:37 am To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com ========= Start of forwarded message ========= 11:08 AM ET 09/22/99 Diana "call me Ms." Ross Arrested at Heathrow LONDON (AP) _ Singer Diana Ross was arrested today at Heathrow Airport after allegedly assaulting a security officer. She was released in the afternoon, walking out of the Heathrow police station through a scrum of reporters. She was given a warning but not charged with an offense, Scotland Yard said. "Police here are wonderful," she said in response to one of a flurry of questions. She made no statement about the incident. Ms. Ross, 55, was detained after a female security officer, who had attempted to search the singer, complained of being assaulted. Ms. Ross was at Heathrow to board a flight to the United States, according to Press Association, the British news agency, and Air News, a news agency based at Heathrow. British Airways confirmed that Ms. Ross had been due to travel on the 10:50 a.m. Concorde flight to New York. Police arrested her aboard the aircraft, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported. Scotland Yard said she was arrested "in connection with an alleged assault on a female security officer." "Police were called by security staff ... after a woman security officer complained of the alleged assault," Scotland Yard said, responding to inquiries about Ms. Ross' arrest. ========== End of forwarded message ========== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: ronnie spector Received: 09/25/99 12:37 am From: john rausch,xxxxx.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Ronnie`s new american release She talks To Rainbows is now out with a bonus live track of I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine. Here`s another pic of Ronnie http://members.tripod.com/rauschj/ronnierainbow.jpg John Rausch Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Music Experience Museum Received: 09/25/99 12:37 am From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Just to remind you that there's a lot of history already archived on many many musicians, including many studio musicians (different styles of music too) that will start to be installed this coming January for the final opening of the Experience Music Museum (Paul Allen is the financier/builder) in Seattle this next June of 2000. It's pretty exciting. Our Jazz Trio, Ray Pizzi sax, Mitch Holder guitar and yours truly on elec. bass played a VIP wedding reception recently up in Seattle, and the crew involved with the new museum were all just the best of people....very creative, interesting, and gracious people. They loved the band, we all had a great time together, was a beautiful affair. I am invited to the opening of the Museum in June. They have my film archive online (and changing segments of my video-streaming each week too), at their website: http://www.experience.org They kicked off the online series with 10 segments of my video-streamings and will have others on there later on too. This Museum is a biggie, costing 100-million dollars, and designed by one of the world's leading designers who did the Guggenheim Museum. My video changes every week. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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