__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0327 October 4, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Vitaphonic StereoSubject: be my baby Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Neal Baker, neallxxxxxhlink.net To: spectxxxxxe.com trying to pinpoint recording date and release date for the ronettes 'be my baby' neal b --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Nino Tempo/ Philately Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Robin Wills, robin.xxxxxm.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hey Ian, It was your review that initialy made me seek out Boystown and you don't even have a copy! Actually Mick Patrick played me it about 6 years ago. Will there ever be another Philately? I really treasure those old issues. My copy of Boystown is a promo and so was Mick's, I guess it didn't get a proper release. One single that I am still trying to track down is "Don't Drag No More" by Susan Lynn, can anyone help? All the best Robin --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Boys Town Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Brad Elliott, suxxxxxonline.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Lee Dempsey wrote: > 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?" I don't think so, simply because the chronology doesn't match up. Brian's quote about planning to produce Nino is from 1965, while "Boys Town" (Tower 369) dates from late 1967 or early 1968. (Tower 348, "Can't Help But Love You" by The Standells, charted in November 1967. Tower 416, "Mrs. Bluebird" by Eternity's Children, charted in June 1968.) Brad --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Sue Thompson Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Michael B Kelly, docxxxxx.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I spent last week in Las Vegas. No, not for the gambling. My brother teaches 6th grade there, my daughter Corina is a grad student and teaches, and my daughter Marlena is a college student. But I also spent quite a bit of time with Sue Thompson. She was/is wonderful. We did a live local radio interview together. She is a real sweetheart. Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Gold Star Article Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Billy G. Spradlin, bgsprxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >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. I believe that Disney did attempt making a Robin Hood animated feature back in the 50's but the project was shelved because the production for "Sleeping Beauty" took longer than expected to complete (It was one of Walt Disney's most ambitious projects). I also remember a live action TV version of Robin Hood that came out in the late 50's, so that article might be referring to this also. Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore, Texas 75662 Email: bgsprxxxxxhlink.net Homepage: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ronnie Spector,Hal Blaine and A&M Received: 10/03/99 11:50 pm From: john rausch,xxxxx.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Heres a link to an updated site for Ronnie Spector at her new record label.has news and info on her new release plus some pics. http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/ronniespector/index.html Also ,here are some other links Spectropoppers may find of interest Hal Blaine homepage http://www.halblaine.com/ And since there is a lot of discussion on the A&M label, here is a link to an A&M site, with lots of info including message boards to discuss the label and artists etc... http://www.rudyscorner.com/amcorner/ John Rausch Presenting The Fabulous Ronexxxxxp://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/2469/ and Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sxxxxxp://members.tripod.com/~rauschj/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Single Questions about Many Singles Received: 09/27/99 11:28 pm From: Matthew Kaplan, Twxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com So while I was in LA a couple of weeks back I scored about 300 singles for 20 cents each, ok. they weren't all brilliant but the large portion of the are wonderful. I mean I must have snagged at least 50 singles each on King and OKeh labels alone. Well, one of the things about picking up singles at 20 cents each is that you grab loads of things that I've never heard of but are totally scorching singles. So I was wondering if any of you out there could give me details or some kind of info on any of the following singles or artists, most of them are soul, light pop and garage. BOOKER T. AVERHEART & THE MUSTANGS: HONEY b/w GITTA' STEPPIN' (VAULT RECORDS 932) THE FALLEN ANGELS: ROOM AT THE TOP b/w YOUR FRIENDS HERE IN DUNDERVILLE (ROULETTE RECORDS 4770 1967) GENESIS: JOURNEY TO THE MOON PTS. 1 & 2 (BUDDAH RECORDS PDA132 1969) THE GROOP: SUCH A LOVELY WAY b/w WE CAN TALK (JAMIE RECORDS 1371) ROSE HARGOVE: KNOCKED DOWN KICKED AROUND b/w SOMEBODY'S GOTTA GIVE (HELL'S PRODUCTIONS AW484) HOPPI & THE BEAU HEEMS: WHEN I GET HOME b/w SO HARD (LAURIE RECORDS 3439) THE KNOWBODY ELSE: LET US PRAY b/w SOMEONE SOMETHING (HIP RECORDS HIA8020) JOE LEE: SINCE YOU BEEN GONE b/w MY GIRL (ULTRA SONIC RECORDS 125) PAT LUNDY: IT'S RANIN' OUTSIDE b/w HAL'S BELLES (LEOPARD RECORDS 5009) both sides of this beauty were written by Al Kooper! I believe that she also recorded under the name Pat Lundi. THE SHONDELLS: I GOTTA TELL IT b/w WONDERFUL ONE (KING RECORDS 5656) of course this is not the Tommy James group but rather a really cool girl group with the lead vocals listed as Novella Simmons and Shirley Brooks GEOFFREY STEVENS: DO THAT AGAIN b/w GRAPE JELLY LOVE (YORK RECORDS 407) THE UNLUV'D: AIN'T GONNA DO YOU NO HARM b/w AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE (TRUE LOVE RECORDS TL1000) I know that you people have the answers, Matthew Kaplan PS I've got about thirty fifties and sixties country singles out of this batch that are going to be looking for a home soon. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Stereolab Received: 10/03/99 11:50 pm From: Andreoli/Poncia, wuxxxxxet.se To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Finally bought the new Stereolab CD "Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night" today. As opposed to some of the negative comments on the record, I have to say it's *very* good, and could quite possibly grow to become the best effort by Stereolab so far. Bizarrely enough, what this album reminds me the most of is The Beach Boys' "Friends" from 1968, a record that was equally laidback and moody with Brazilian influences, farfisa organs and lots of vocal harmonies. There are few songs on "Cobra..." which sound more like the High Llamas than Stereolab, such as "The Spiracles" and "Kaleidoscopic Gaze " which got *that* Brian Wilson feel (staccato piano with the bass notes slightly behind the beat, for example). Sean O'Hagan obviously played a big part on this record, so I guess that's where that influence might come from. Still, in the end, mostly thanks to the very distinct vocals (does anybody else sound like Laetitia and Mary?), this is 100% Stereolab. It's a lot warmer and less clinical than "Dots & Loops". Thankfully, the Velvets/Neu! drone, which always gave me a headache, is gone. The music is still as repetitive as on "Peng!", but it's from a melodic point of view. 'Highly recommended', as the New Musical Express wouldn't say! :-) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: what was left off the Spector box set? Received: 09/26/99 8:51 pm From: Andreoli/Poncia, wuxxxxxet.se To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com I only really listen to the mid-sixties disc of Back To Mono, the one with The Ronettes' "Paradise" and Ike & Tina's "River Deep Mountain High". It's Spector in his finest noise/ambient mood. Are there many other equally great/dense/reverby tracks from this period that Spector, for whatever reasons, didn't include on Back To Mono? And why doesn't he want to have Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes reissued on CD? I've only seen a copy once in my life, at Rough Trade in London who were charging (I think) £100 for it. Finally, driving into the seedy side of the city, do Phil Spector bootlegs exist? T. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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