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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 09/26/99

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       Volume #0327                         October 4, 1999   
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    Subject:     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
    
    
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    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
    
    
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    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
    
    
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    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
    
    
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    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/
    
    
    
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    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/
    
    
    
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    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. 
    
    
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    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! :-) 
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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