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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 11/03/99

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       Volume #0340                        November 3, 1999   
               It's what's happening to Scene '67!            
    Subject:     Garnett Mimms with his group "The Enchanters"
    Sent:        Wed, 27 Oct 1999 23:07:27 -0400
    From:        "WASE RADIO">
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To Jim Fisher:
    Garnett Mimms with his group "The Enchanters" had the
    original hit version of "Cry Baby". The song peaked at #4
    in the fall of 1963. The grouphad one follow-up single,
    which was a double sided hit.  "For Your Precious Love"
    b/w "Baby Don't You Weep" which peaked at #26 and #30
    respectively.  Garnett later went solo, only achieving one
    top 30 hit "I'll Take Care of You".
    Janis Joplin achieved semi-success with her version in
    1971.  It peaked at number #42 during that summer. Her
    version appears on her posthumous album "Pearl".
                                                Michael G. Marvin
                                                 WASE radio
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    Subject:     The great, soulful Garnet Mimms
    Sent:        Wed, 27 Oct 1999 16:24:34 -0700
    From:        "The Warners" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jim Fisher asked
    > Anyone have any info on Garnet? Someone gave me a Rhino
    > comp. tape and he's on it--a great version of Cry
    > Baby---perhaps the original that Janis Joplin styled her
    > outing of it on?Is he still around?
    Here goes...
    The great, soulful Garnet Mimms was honored by the Rhythm
    & Blues Foundation at their Annual Ceremony earlier this
    year but, sadly, he doesn't perform any of his classic
    songs anymore because he's a full-time preacher.
    Garnet was on United Artists Records from '63 to '67,
    initially recording with his group The Enchanters and
    later, recording solo.  He did indeed record the original
    version of CRY BABY which was written by Jerry Ragavoy
    (under his pseudonym Norman Meade) and Bert Berns under
    his alias, Bert Russell.  Ragavoy produced most of
    Garnet's sessions in those days with arrangements by Garry
    In addition to CRY BABY, Garnet's other standout UA
    recordings included IT WAS EASIER TO HURT HER
    (Ragavoy/Russell), AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU (Ragavoy/ Elgin),
    PLACE (Meade/Bell), plus a glorious slab of heartfelt soul
    called I'LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU (Ragavoy/Berns) as well
    a couple of interesting covers: Bert Berns' A LITTLE BIT
    OF SOAP (originally by The Jarmels) and Jerry Butler's FOR
    YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE which Jerry along with The Impressions
    had introduced the world to back in '58.  (Oh and one
    trivia note about the CRY BABY session: one of the backup
    singers was Dionne Warwick).
    UA also released some Garnet 45's on their Veep subsidiary
    and after his UA deal ended, Jerry Ragavoy took him to
    Verve where he (Ragavoy) was also producing Howard Tate.
    In 1967, Garnet toured England and UA recorded and
    released a 'live' album of him, backed up by a British
    soul band known as The Senate.
    In later years, Mr. Mimms also recorded for Lloyd Price's
    G.S.F. label and then he also had a brief association with
    Rock on!  Alan
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    Subject:     Boyce and Hart day!
    Sent:        Thu, 28 Oct 1999 05:08:15 EDT
    From:        LesToxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hey everyone! It was Boyce and Hart day on Screen Gems TV
    today--er--actually yesterday! They showed the Bewitched
    episode featuring the Boyce and Hart Band (plus Samantha
    and her wicked sister making THEIR devishly awesome rock n
    roll debut), and they showed that classic I dream of
    Jeannie episode that feature the Boyce and Hart Band AND
    the man himself Phil Spector! I at least got a chance to
    record Phil's and the band's part.
    Long live vintage bubble gum!
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    Subject:     recent Barry Mann CD?
    Sent:        Thu, 28 Oct 1999 21:17:58 GMT
    From:        "Spector Collector" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I've just come across a Guardian Records new release
    sampler CD from 1997 that includes a version of "You've
    Lost that Lovin' Feeling" by Barry Mann with Carole King.
    The notes say that it's from the album "Soul and
    Inspiration," but don't give a catalog number or any other
    helpful data, and I can't turn up any information about
    the full album or if it ever really came out. Not helping
    matters is the fact that Guardian aren't answering their
    phone. Can any of you shed light in this dark place?
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    Subject:     Sonny Bono "Inner Views"
    Sent:        Wed, 27 Oct 1999 11:43:47 -0700
    From:        "Ponak, David" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I just got my copy of the Rhino Handmade CD of Sonny
    Bono's "Inner Views" LP. I won't launch into a discussion
    of the merits of the album, except to say that I love it
    and find it fun and charming despite Sonny's ineptitude in
    the psychedelic genre.
    It comes with 11 bonus tracks, which end up giving you
    every solo track he recorded for Atco, including an
    outrageous (and unreleased) cover of Tim Hardin's "Misty
    Roses" (what a golden throat Sonny has on this one.) A
    special treat is the original backing tracks to laugh at
    me. (Sonny Bono Unsurpassed Masters, anyone?) The liner
    notes are extensive and cool. It's only available directly
    >from Rhino Handmade on the interenet.
    My life is now complete.
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    Subject:     Another Rhino Handmade rave
    Sent:        Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:02:28 -0600
    From:        Stewart Mason 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    My first Rhino Handmade order came in the mail a couple
    of days ago: Sonny Bono's 1967 solo album INNER VIEWS,
    with 11 bonus tracks taken from solo Atco singles.  And
    boy oh boy, is this wonderful!
    Actually, I had no idea I'd like INNER VIEWS as much as I
    do -- okay, yeah, I only got it because of the legendary
    psychedelic freakouts "I Just Sit There" and "Pammie's On
    A Bummer Now," to see if they're as weird and horrid as
    I've always heard (answer: yes), but man, there's
    actually a couple of fabulous songs here!  "I Would Marry
    You Today" is outstanding, as is the failed solo single
    "The Revolution Kind," and his version of Bob Lind's
    "Cheryl's Goin' Home" may be the best of the many I've
    heard.  And you can't go wrong with "Laugh At Me," either.
    My copy is #1273 out of 1500, so get yours while you can!
    Carol -- saw your screen credit the other night on Quincy
    Jones' score for the 1972 Redford/Segal film of one of my
    favorite novels, Donald E. Westlake's THE HOT ROCK.
    ****************************FLAMINGO RECORDS****************************
    Stewart Allensworth Mason     
    Box 40172                       "No, you may not use that in your
    Albuquerque NM 87196             .sig quote."        
    **********************HAPPY MUSIC FOR NICE PEOPLE***********************
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    Subject:     Carol & Matthew
    Sent:        Wed, 27 Oct 1999 23:55:51 +0200
    From:        "Francesc Sole" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi there,
    I just got the latest Matthew Sweet album, In Reverse, and
    found out that Carol is playing electric bass in some
    songs. That's cool! Did Matthew force you to play "in
    reverse", Carol? :-)
    On a sidenote, thanks to everyone for your interest about
    the Spector rarities. Anyone wanting to discuss them with
    me, please feel free to email me privately at
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    Subject:     Japanese Girl Pop
    Sent:        Thu, 28 Oct 1999 21:24:17 -0400
    From:        john rausch>
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Thought I`d share this with the group:
    Thanks to David Young, I just found a Shonen Knife
    Christmas single called Space Christmas on red vinyl
    with a pic sleeve. This is a hoot; I fell in love with
    it instantly.
    The 45 label is a send up of the Capitol swirl label and
    the pic sleeve is a tribute to the Phil Spector xmas ep
    sleeve. It even says "A Shonen Knife Christmas Record
    For You" The b side has a Christmas message from all the
    girls in the band resembling the Phil Spector spoken
    track at the end of his xmas lp. It even has some
    samples from that lp at the beginning and again at the
    end. I don`t know if these girls are trying to be campy
    or if it just comes across that way to American ears but
    this is really a great treat. Has anyone else heard this
    and if so, do any of their other recordings come across
    so cute?
    PS: Will Stos,thanks for the tape,I lost your  address
    so email me.
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes at
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    Subject:     "Things Are Changing"
    Sent:        Sun, 31 Oct 1999 21:46:36 -0700
    From:        Joseph Scott 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi all, re the radio-only Supremes single "Things Are
    Changing," which was written and produced by Spector and
    issued in '66, does anyone have info on studio,
    musicians, recording date (exact or approximate)?
    Joseph Scott
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    Subject:     Paper Dolls
    Sent:        Sun, 31 Oct 99 17:31:17 EST
    From:        "Stos, William" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hiya Spectropopers!
    Can anyone give me some info on the Paper Dolls (the
    British girl group)?  A friend wrote me, but I don't know
    too much about them.  You can reply to me personally, or
    to the list if you think it's interesting enough to share.
    Also, did anyone see Eyes Wide Shut?  I can't remember if
    I brought this up on the list or not, but an obscure
    B-side by the Del Vetts was used during a scene.  "I Want
    A Boy For Christmas."  Was this ever really played on the
    radio?  How did they find out about it?
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    Subject:     Sequel/Castle releases
    Sent:        Mon, 01 Nov 1999 11:00:30 EST
    From:        Twxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    So I'm doing this record deal over at Castle Music in
    England and one of the major perks of doing entertainment
    law is that you can generally blag some swag.  So I was
    looking for some suggestions and objective views on some
    of their relaeses.  Are all nine of of the "Here Come The
    Girls" collections essential?  How about their "Battle of
    the Bands" series?  I think that I'm going to stay away
    from the boy group series, just doesn't have the same
    I mean I already know that I'm going after releases by
    The Kinks, Small Faces, The Raindrops, Ruth Brown, Laura
    Lee, The Montanas and the Jubilee Jezabels compilations.
    So does anybody else have thoughts on the topic.
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    Subject:     Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders
    Sent:        Mon, 01 Nov 1999 13:10:46 -0500
    From:        "Don Richardson" 
    To:          Spectropop List,
    While some of you may know, many may not have heard the
    news of folk singer-songwriter Terry Gilkyson's passing
    on October 15th.  Terry Gilkyson was part of the folk
    trio "the Easy Riders."  They happened to be one of only
    a handful of folk artists who had record contracts during
    the '50s until the Kingston Trio exploded.  Oddly enough,
    the KT covered nearly a half dozen songs
    written/performed by the Easy Riders.
    While not as successful singing their own songs, Terry,
    along with Rich Dehr and Frank Miller, wrote about a
    dozen top-10 charting songs, which they performed first
    on their own albums.  The most famous being "Marianne."
    Terry wrote, co-wrote, or adapted nearly 400 songs in his
    career.  Some of the better known were: "The Cry of the
    Wild Goose," "Fast Freight," "The Girls in the Wood,"
    "Watcha Gonna Do," "Marianne," "Everybody Loves Saturday
    Night," "Southcoast," "Tina," "Yermo Red," "Memories are
    Made of This," "Don't Hurry Worry Me," "Greenfields,"
    "Six Wheel Driver," "Windjammer," "The Sweet Sugar Cane,"
    "Love is a Golden Ring," "Remember the Alamo," "Forever
    New," and Disney's "The Bare Necessities" from the JUNGLE
    He also sang a couple of hit songs with the Weavers such
    as "On Top of Old Smoky."  Some have referred to the Easy
    Riders as the missing link to the "lost" years of folk
    music (early to late '50s).
    Since so little is published on Terry and the Easy Riders,
    I put together a brief bio at
     for those with
    further interest.
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    Subject:     ronnie spector
    Received:    11/03/99 9:40 pm
    From:        john rausch,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Ronnie Spector will be performing live & guesting on 
    on WNEW-FM 102.7 in N.Y. It can also be heard over 
    the internet.
    Also a nice article/interview with Ronnie in the new 
    Spin magazine,here`s the online version:
    John Rausch
    Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes featuring Ronnie Spector at
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    Subject:     The Liquid Room Playlist-10/29/99
    Received:    11/03/99 9:40 pm
    From:        Ponak, David, david.xxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop,
    What a weekend! Friday night I dashed down to Cerritos to 
    see an amazing show by Steve & Eydie, then did my radio show, 
    got two hours of sleep, and drove all the way to Mountain 
    View for Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Show.
    Brian Wilson was amazing (he played "Please Let Me 
    Wonder"), as was Tom Waits, The Who, and Neil himself 
    (of course.)
    The Liquid Room airs every Saturday morning (or Friday 
    night, depending on how you look at it) from 3-6AM.
    The Liquid Room-10/29/99
    1.The Committe-California My Way
    Happy Together-The Best Of White Whale Records (Varese Sarabande)
    2.Cibo Matto-About A Girl (Nirvana Cover!)
    Moonchild Sampler (WB-Promo Only)
    3.Susan Rafey-The Big Hurt
    Hurt So Bad (Verve)
    4.Yumi (from Puffy)-V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N. (written by Konishi from Pizzicato
    Solo/Solo (Sony-Japan)
    5.Divine Comedy-Gin Soaked Boy
    A Secret History (Setanta)
    6.Gary Lewis And The Playboys-Little Miss Go Go
    This Diamond Ring/A Session With (Twofer)  (Taragon)
    7.Momus-Mai Noda
    Stars Forever (Le Grand Magistery)
    8.Kahimi Karie-What Are You Wearing
    K.K.K.K. (Le Grand Magistery)
    9.Scott Walker-Only Myself To Blame (A NEW SONG!)
    The World Is Not Enough Soundtrack (007) (Radioactive/MCA)
    10.Stereo Total-Sous La Douche
    My Melody (Bobsled)
    11.The Association-Like Always
    Birthday (WB)
    12.Alex Gopher-You My Baby & I
    You My Baby & I (V2)
    13.Steve & Eydie-Black Hole Sun
    Lounge-A-Palooza (Hollywood)
    14.Steve & Eydie-A Man And A Woman
    A Man And A Woman (RCA)
    15.Fuschimuschi-My Number One (Rephreshed)
    Single (Rephlex)
    16.Sonny Bono-Misty Roses
    Inner Views (Rhino Handmade)
    17.The Plastics-Last Train To Clarksville
    Welcome Plastics (Victor-Japan)
    18.The Remo Four-In The First Place (from "Wonderwall"-Produced by George
    Single (Pilar-UK)
    19.Beck-Electric Music And The Summer People
    Cold Brains (single b-side) (Geffen Australia)
    20.Ben's Symphonic Orchestra-A Short Trip To Brazil (With Emilie)
    s/t (Microbe-France)
    21.XTC-I Can't Own Her
    Apple Venus (TVT)
    22.The Barbarians-Moulty
    Nuggets Box Set (Rhino)
    23.The Flaming Lips-Buggin'
    The Soft Bulletin (WB)
    American Kestrel (Motorcoat)
    25.The Free Design-Ronda Go Round
    Songs For Very Important People (Project 3)
    26.The Lilac Time-The Family Couch
    Looking For A Day In The Night (Spinart)
    27.One Star-The Jelly Is Set!
    Trangulum (Flavour-Japan)
    28.Fantastic Plastic Machine-Take Me To The Disco
    Single (Readymade-Japan)
    29.Lalo Schifrin-Turn Every Stone
    Mannix Soundtrack (Aleph)
    30.Toog-The Judgement
    6633 (Le Grand Magistery)
    31.Apollo Four Forty-The Perfect Crime
    Gettin' High On Your Own Supply (Sony UK)
    32.Arling & Cameron-Space Beach
    1999 Spaceclub (Single) (Emperor Norton)
    33.Blur with Francoise Hardy-To The End
    Country House Single B-side (EMI-UK)
    34.The Gentle People-Groovin' With You
    Simply Faboo (Rephlex)
    35.The Who-Bucket T
    Rarities Vol. 1&2 (Polydor-UK)
    36.Scott Walker-Only Myself To Blame (Had to play it again!)
    The World Is Not Enough Soundtrack (Radioactive/MCA)
    37.Scott Walker-Thanks for Chicago Mr. James
    Till The Band Comes In (Phillips-UK)
    38.Brigitte Bardot-Marseillance Generique
    Le Disque D'or 
    39.Katerine-Je Vous Emmerde
    Les Creatures (Rosebud-France)
    40.Chocolat-Uchuu No Tunnel
    Hamster (Neosite/Epic-Japan)
    41.The Collage-Look At A Baby
    The Collage (Smash)
    42.Pizzicato Five-Spacemen On The Schoolyard
    Hi Guys Let Me Teach You! (Nippon Columbia-Japan)
    43.Saint Etienne-La Poupee Qui Fait Non
    A Tribute To Polnareff (XIII Bis-France)
    44.Hi Posi-I Love You Dake
    4n5 (Contemp-Japan)
    45.Ronnie Spector-Don't Worry Baby
    She Talks To Rainbows (Kill Rock Stars)
    46.The Beach Boys-Mona
    The Beach Boys Love You (Reprise)
    47.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Movin' On
    Someday Man (WB)
    48.Gil Trythall-Wildwood Flower
    Switched On Country (????)
    You can also here me on the internet Monday and Wednesday evenings from
    8-10PM (Pacific Standard Time) at
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