__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0351 November 29, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Demonstrated at all dealers the 28th of each monthSubject: cocaine and session musicians Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Poopdeck Pappy, wuxxxxxet.se To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Carol Kaye wrote: >the 70s saw introduction of cocaine being used by producers who >encouraged their studio musicians to "use" it with them Someone on another list wrote something about this. Apparently this person was in Santiago, Chile in the late 70s and met an American guitarist. He claimed he had spent years as a session guy in LA although he was pretty vague about what he played on. They got to talking and the discussion turned to Van Dyke Parks. The guitarist said something like: Oh yeah, I've worked with him! He's some kind of genius. Once he showed me the guitar part he wanted--it was so simple I was insulted. It sounded horrible! I stopped between takes and said 'Van Dyke! What *is* this shit??!!' He said 'trust me.' Then he played my part back with everyone else's and of course it sounded fantastic! Another thing he mentioned was that sometimes before certain LA sessions someone would come down into the studio with a bowl of coke and invite the guys to spoon as much as they wanted. I have no idea how credible this story is, but it's interesting just the same... Tobias --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Carol Kaye Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: John Hesterman, Zacxxxxxoffice.worldnet.att.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Dear Carol, I decided to post this on the open forum, because it really needs to be there in my opinion. In response to your announcement, let me just say it is MORE than deserved. For bass players like me, your work has been a true inspiration for years and upon reading your announcement, I was filled with pride to the point of tears. It's truly amazing how those of us who have never met can make such an impact on one another. I salute you. You have MUCH to take pride in :) Happy Thanksgiving and may your house be blessed today, tomorrow and always. John H. A Grape :) Also an Offbeat :) With a TRACE of music in there somewhere! You're invited to visit The Grapes Of Wrath Web Site at: http://www.eastcountychamber.org/grapes.html You're invited to visit The Offbeats Web Site at: http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/vine/6129/index.html You're invited to visit the Gear Fab Records Web Site at: http://www.swiftsite.com/gearfab You're invited to visit the Twist & Shake Fanzine Web Site at: http://www.evans-family.com/twist.htm COMING SOON! www.5Grapes.com THE DOMAIN! Please Visit! Enjoy! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Congrats Carol Kaye! Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Stos, William, xxxxx.tyenet.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com >Just rec'd the following in the mail, you could have bowled me over with a feather, must be dreaming: No one deserved that recognition more than you! Congrats again! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Phil Spector Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Spxxxxxm.com wrote: >I wish I could help you out with info on [Spector] as a >producer, but I have only seen him in Gold Star Studios 3 >times and had a great time watching him. Lucky you. Do you recall what sessions those were? Did Phil personally take you down to Gold Star so that you could watch him work? >As a person, he was very generous to his close friends and >as a Father he tried to provide. >I did not care much for the book by Mark Ribowsky "He's a >Rebel"...The author even had 2 spelling for Louis (the >other Twin). "Father"? "The other twin?" Are you Gary???? :) Very interesting post, SPECTRE! I can corroborate your comment about his being generous to close friends. Rodney Bingenheimer once told me how helpful Phil had been to him when Rodney needed some medical work done, and I believe Phil helped Humble Harv out of some trouble too. I quite liked the Ribowsky book, but when reading these rock history books, one has to remember that not everything can be taken as undisputed fact. >If you want info on him as a person, let me know. >just ask the questions and I will answer what I can. Rumor has it that Phil is back in the studio working with a teenage diva for Ahmet Ertegun. Know anything about this? Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: DHMLS Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Mark Landwehr, mxxxxxbbs.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Brad Elliot wrote: > But > there is an early 1965 interview with Brian in which he > stated, "And I just did a session with Darlene Love. I > wrote the song for her, too." > > In 1981, BB collector Steve > Harvey had the opportunity to ask Brian about his work > with Spector. I quote Steve from a letter he wrote me: "I > asked Brian about his recording session with Spector. > Brian replied that they recorded a version of his 'Don't > Hurt My Little Sister' using Darlene Love." > With documentation like that, how can one refute?!!! Thanks much for the information, Brad - I stand corrected (Whew! Now I can get on with other Spector "mysteries"..) Mark Phil Spector Label Gallery - updated 12/1/99 at http://www.toltbbs.com/~msland/Spector --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Stea-Phillips Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Billy G. Spradlin, bgsprxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Dear Michael: Thanks for the info on Stea-Phillips studios. I have several 4 Seasons re-issues on Ace (they are a better deal than the skimpy Curb re-issues) and noticed the name of the studio. They were one of the few groups to even mention the studio they recorded in and the studio engineer. I think they recorded "Rag Doll" at Atlantic Studios because Stea Phillips was booked for that day. It does sound like Stea-Phillips was a 3-or-4 track studio until 1967-8, especially when you listen to those early albums on headphones. I like those primitive stereo mixes. I have found many original Vee Jay and Philips 45's over the years and I wished that Ace or Rhino could put together a "mono-only" Seasons hit compilation since many mixes seem "tighter" and more compressed than the stereo versions. I'm especially fond of their "Rag Doll" album because its all original material and there's very little filler. The quality of material the 4 Seasons had was so good that many of their LP tracks and B-Sides could have been A-Sides. (Connie-O, Marlena, Huggin' My Pillow, Danger, Marcie, Betrayed, Big Man's World, Pity, The Puppet Song, Raven, and the amazing Silence is Golden) I recall a funny story in some rock history book by Frankie Valli (...or it could have been Bob Gaudio) when the group was recording "Big Girls Don't Cry" at Stea Phillips, the building next door to the studio was on fire and Firemen or the Police were trying to get the group and studio musicians to stop recording the song and leave. Bob Crewe believed this song was a such a smash (or didn't want to book more studio time!) they kept right on recording the song while fire trucks were battling the blaze and smoke was starting to come through the studio's ventilation system. I have listened to "Big Girls" many times on CD and never was able to hear any sirens or extra noises so I guess the studio had excellent soundproofing. Needless to say they cut a very "hot" record! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Christmas Songs Received: 11/28/99 9:26 pm From: Daniel Rozic, daniel.xxxxxel.hr To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com Hi, everyone Please, would you help me with this. My friend gave me a CD called "A Soulful Christmas". Does somebody knows from which years are the next Christmas songs: 1/ This Christmas - Donny Hathaway 2/ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Jackson Five 3/ White Christmas - Otis Redding 4/ It's That Time Of The Year - The Manhattans 5/ At Christmas Time - Luther Vandross 6/ What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions 7/ The Little Drummer Boy - Lou Rawls 8/ What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Nancy Wilson 9/ Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - The Temptations 10/ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 11/ (Christmas Ain't Christmas) Without The One You Love - The O'Jays 12/ The Mistletoe And Me - Isaac Hayes 13/ Silver Bells - Diana Ross & The Supremes 14/ Happy Holidays To You - The Whispers 15/ It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees 16/ White Christmas - The Drifters 17/ Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers 18/ Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Whispers 19/ Silent Night - The Temptations 20/ What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - The Orioles Thank you in advance. Best regards. Daniel daniel.xxxxxel.hr --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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