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Spectropop V#0385

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 02/08/00

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       Volume #0385                        January 14, 2000   
             The World's Foremost Amusement Newsletter        
    Subject:     "Baby That's Me"
    Received:    02/08/00 1:19 am
    From:        John Frank
    To:          Spectropop!       
    Robin Wills said:
    >I believe there was an earlier version of "Baby That's Me," 
    >I believe it was on Cameo Parkway, I'll hazzard a guess...
    >Was it by Candy &The Kisses?
    >I've never heard it, but I wonder if it might be the same 
    >backing track, as The Cake's version sounds like pure 1965
    >to me. Anyone heard this other version?
    It was on Cameo, but it was by The Fashions, released in 
    1964. As it turns out, I just heard it for the first time 
    last week when it was included in a tape trade.
    I don't think it's the same backing track. It's a good 
    approximation of Wall of Sound, but not as close as the 
    Cake's production comes... 
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    Subject:     Baby That's Me
    Received:    02/08/00 1:19 am
    From:        Ian Chapman
    To:          Spectropop!       
    Robin Wills wrote:-
    > I believe there was an earlier version of "Baby That's Me,"
    > I believe it was on Cameo Parkway, I'll hazzard a guess...
    > Was it by Candy &The Kisses?
    Hi Robin,
    It was the Fashions, and came out in '64. Nice record, but
    much less of a production job.
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    Subject:     Baby That's Me
    Received:    02/09/00 2:59 am
    From:        Ron Buono
    To:          Spectropop!       
    In a message dated 2/6/00 5:30:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
    spectropop writes:
    << I believe there was an earlier version of "Baby That's Me," 
     I believe it was on Cameo Parkway, I'll hazzard a guess...
     Was it by Candy &The Kisses? >>
    A group named The Fashions recorded the earlier version of
    "Baby That's Me" on Cameo in 1964. The Cake's version is 
    far superior, in my opinion.
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    Subject:     Behind the Hits
    Received:    02/07/00 7:35 am
    From:        Michael Gessner
    To:          Spectropop!       
    While this bookis out-of-print, or so I heard, Bob 
    Shannon has much of it online.
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    Subject:     A bunch of newly bought LPs
    Received:    02/07/00 7:35 am
    From:        Hillary Rodham Hussein
    To:          Spectropop!       
    I'm not sure how "thislisty" they are but I picked up 
    these LPs, mostly because they were so cheap, at a record 
    *101 Strings: The Romance of Magic Island
    Exotica-listees probably rave about The 101 Strings...this
    LP is actually brilliant and "a program of lush 
    instrumentals that set the mood of a tropical paradise - 
    played in the sound of magnificence". It's pure 
    entertainment music, but what is wrong with that? I love 
    it. The front cover shows a beautiful young couple having 
    a romantic the moonlight...surrounded by palm 
    trees...sooooooo in love with eachother....that is, the 
    couple is in love with eachother, not the palm trees. 
    Trees can't fall in love with eachother, no matter what 
    Richard Attenborough would say.
    *Anita Kerr Quartet: We Dig Mancini
    I'm not sure if *I* dig Mancini but the record was too 
    cheap not to be bought. Baby Elephant Walk, The Pink 
    Panther Theme, etc, etc...
    *Cass Elliot: s/t
    Carol Kaye plays bass on this record! ....and Bruce 
    Johnston & Carl Wilson sing back up vocals - presumably 
    on the "Disney Girls" cover...which is almost better than 
    the Surf's Up original...Mama Cass also does a few Randy 
    Newman songs....and It's All In The Game, which is nowhere
    as good as The Four King Cousins' version.
    *Diana Ross & The Supremes: Greatest Hits [double-LP]
    Features all the 1964-68 hits, of which I had none on 
    record before. You Keep Hanging On still sounds as good 
    today, mmmmmm????
    *Diana Ross & The Supremes: Reflections
    Whooah, Diana Ross on drugs!! Not exactly...but it's 
    "psychedelic" in places, which probably means that the 
    engineer was allowed to play with his Echoplex [don't read
    this the wrong way, perverts] during the mixdown. Any 
    record with "Up, Up And Away" on it is a good record in my
    *Duncan Lamont: Summer Sambas
    It's kind of laid-back Sunday music, a bit like Stan Getz 
    but much more loungey. Duncan Lamont and his orchestra 
    does songs like Our Day Will Come, We've Only Just Begun, 
    The Look Of Love and The Fool On The Hill. It's a great 
    album, actually.
    *Living Voices: Sing True Grit/Jean and Other Motion 
    Picture Favorites
    Only bought it for the Bacharach song "The April Fools"...
    *Prefab Sprout: Jordan - The Comeback
    So Prefab Sprout are supposed to be influenced by Jimmy 
    Webb and Brian Wilson? I really really like "Andromeda 
    Heights" but "Jordan" sounds incredibly dated by now. I 
    can't go past the horrible eighties production...
    *Ronnie Aldrich, London Festival Orchestra & Chorus: Come 
    To Where The Love Is
    Another record only bought for the inclusion of one 
    Bacharach song, "Lost Horizon" this time...
    *V/A: The Best Of Bacharach 1968
    This one got one or two famous versions (by Dusty and the 
    Walker Bros) but most of them are ones I haven't heard 
    before, and I think I can see why. Imagine somebody 
    singing "A House Is Not A Home" in a *really* thick 
    British upper class accent (if British upper class accents
    can be thick) *and* with the most extreme vibrato ever 
    heard on this side of Joan Baez sitting on a washing 
    machine run amuck....*shudder*
    Found lots of "Smile" bootlegs too, including the first 
    ever 'release' from 1983. I had to pass on all of them, 
    though. One guy who was selling the boots asked me what my
    favourite BB album is and he seemed really stunned when I 
    replied with "Love You"...
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    Subject:     Dyingly sad
    Received:    02/09/00 2:59 am
    From:        Nat Kone
    To:          Spectropop!       
    On what LP('s) can I find the tune "Mr. Dyingly Sad"?
    It rings a bell but I can't seem to find it.
    Is it the Association, (among others)?
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    Subject:     Love (Arthur Lee's group, that is)
    Received:    02/09/00 2:59 am
    From:        Hillary Rodham Hussein
    To:          Spectropop!       
    I was reading this article about Love and it said the band
    might've recorded a an instant follow-up to Forever Changes
    called "Getsehmane" (sp?), lots of titles exist but the 
    music hasn't been found.....what's the truth? Does the 
    album gather dust in a tape vault or is it only a myth?
    ...and how many years in prison does Arthur Lee have left?
    Oh, another question :-). What does the other members of 
    Love do today? I know MacLean died, but what about the 
    others? Ken Forsi, John Echols, "Snoopy", et al...some 
    members have apparently spent time in prison for armed 
    robbery!! These guys should've called themselves Hate 
    instead :-)
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    Subject:     reach mike elway
    Received:    02/08/00 1:19 am
    From:        Joey Stec
    To:          Spectropop!       
    does anyone know how to reach mike elway?
    thanks :
    joey stec/of the millennium
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    Received:    02/12/00 10:30 pm
    From:        CHRIS KING
    To:          Spectropop!       
    Greetings all Spectropop folk - Those of you in & around 
    London have the unique opportunity to visit DA DOO RON RON
    - my club night that celebrates 60's girl groups and sassy 
    soul sisters - twice in 4 days. "Tell me more, tell me 
    First - on Tuesday 15th February we'll be da dooin' the 
    doo @ the downstairs bar of The SOCIAL, 05 , Little Portland
    St, London, W1 London(off Oxford St Venue Tel:-0171-636-
    Fellow DJ Declan Allen & I will man the decks from 7pm 
    until Midnight & admission is FREE.
     Second - Friday 18th February marks the grand opening of 
    DDRR's groovy girl grotto UPSTAIRS @ THE GARAGE, 20 - 22, 
    Highbury Corner, London N1 (across road from Highbury & 
    Islington tube stn Venue Tel:-0171-607-1818) Doors 9pm - 
    3am Admission 4 w / flyer 5 w / o
    So, for femme-tastic frolics from the likes of The 
    Ronettes, Velvelettes, Chiffons, Dusty, Darlene Love, 
    Aretha, Petula, Nancy, Marvelettes, Shangri-La's, Supremes, 
    Cookies, Vandellas, Crystals et al join DA DOO RON RON 
    on Tuesday 15th Feb downstairs @ The SOCIAL and Friday 
    Chris D King - DDRR promoter
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    Subject:     The Liquid Room 1/22/00
    Received:    02/12/00 10:30 pm
    From:        Ponak, David
    To:          Spectropop!       
    The Liquid Room airs every Saturday Morning (Friday night)
    from 3-6 on 90.7 FM KPFK. (98.7 in Santa Barbara County).
    Also check out my show The Nice Age 
    I'm a little late with this email, and for good reason. I 
    was in Vegas checking out the man....Wayne Newton! What a 
    show. He made his entrance via space ship (watch out 
    P-Funk!) and closed with "MacArthur Park," complete with 
    real rain. It hardly mattered that then man can barely 
    sing these days, he's still a consumate entertainer. 
    The Liquid Room-1/22/99:
    1.The Committee-California My Way
    Happy Together-The Best Of White Whale Records (Varese Sarabande)
    2.Betty Boo-I'm On My Way
    Grrr It's Betty Boo (WB)
    3.The Free Design-2002 A Hit Song
    Kites Are Fun: The Best Of The Free Design (Varese Sarabande)
    4.Luke Vibert/BJ Cole-Swing Lite Alright
    Stop The Panic (Astralwerks)
    5.Wiseguys-Ooh La La
    The Antidote (Ideal)
    6.Mitsuko Hirota-Nagisa No Tensha
    60's Cutie Pop Collection-Psychedelic Town Edit (Nippon Columbia-Japan)
    7.Eels-A Daisy Through Concrete
    Daisies Of THe Galaxy (Dreamworks)
    8.The Association-Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies
    9.DJ Me DJ You-Rainbows & Robots
    Rainbows & Robots
    10.Barry White-Find The Man Bros.
    Together Brothers Soundtrack (Mercury)
    11.Takako Minekawa-Tiger
    Fun9 (Emperor Norton)
    12.Arling & Cameron-Hashi
    Music For Imaginary Films (Emperor Norton)
    13.The Free Design-Bubbles
    Kites Are Fun: The Best Of The Free Design (Varese Sarabande)
    14.Groove Armada-At The River
    Vertigo (Jive)
    15.Dots & Borders-Another Mellow Winter
    Tokyo Tapes (Trattoria-Japan)
    16.David Axelrod-The Sign
    An Axelrod Anthology 1968-1970 (Stateside-UK)
    17.Harpers Bizarre-The Debutates Ball
    Feelin' Groovy The Best Of Harpers Bizarre (WB)
    18.April March-Magic Ass
    Dan Le Yeaux D' April March (Tricatel-France)
    19.Eels-Wooden Nickels
    Daisies Of The Galaxy (Dreamworks)
    20.Paul Weller-Wildwood (Sheared Wood Mix)
    Boys Soundtrack (A&M)
    21.Cubismo Grafico-Area Code 706
    Sound For Escape Presents Whonmodell 1999 (Escalator-Japan)
    22.Bill Nelson-Another Day Another Ray Of Hope
    Chimera (Cocteau-UK)
    23.Luke Vibert/BJ Cole-Fly Hawaii
    Stop The Panic (Astralwerks)
    24.The Free Design-Now Is The Time
    Kites Are Fun: The Best Of The Free Design (Varese Sarabande)
    25.Arling & Cameron-1999 Spaceclub
    Music For Imaginary Films (Emperor Norton)
    26.Takako Minekawa-Plash
    Fun9 (Emperor Norton)
    27.Cibo Matto-About A Girl
    Moodchild Pro CD (WB)
    28.Pizzicato Five-Wild Strawberries
    Pizzicato Five (*********)
    29.Singers Unlimited-Angel Eyes
    Sentimental Journey (MPS)
    30.Wayne Newton-Medley
    The Best Of Wayne Newton Live (Chelsea)
    31.Flaming Lips-Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now) (Stereo
    Waiting For A Superman CD Maxi Single (WB)
    32.Lee Hazlewood (w/Nina Lizell)-Leather & Lace
    Cowboy In Sweden (SLR)
    33.The Bob Crewe Generation-Menage A Trois (12" Disco Mix)
    12" single (Elektra)
    34.Puffy-Kore Ga Watashi No Ikiru Michi (The Readymade Darlin' Of Discoteque
    PRMX (Sony-Japan)
    35.Mike Flowers Meets Orbital-Chime (Krisp Double U Mix)
    12" (Polygram?)
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    Subject:     BOUNCE Non-member submi
    Received:    02/13/00 10:30 pm
    To:          Spectropop List,
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    Shirelles Singer Doris Kenner-Jackson Dead at 58
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    Posted by Greg (more from Greg) on Tue, 08 Feb 2000 02:35:02 
    Friday February 4 11:30 PM ET 
    Shirelles Singer Kenner Dead at 58 
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Doris Kenner-Jackson of the 
    pop-rock group the Shirelles, whose soaring harmonies on 
    "Soldier Boy" and a number of other songs brought huge 
    success in the early 1960s, died Friday. She was 58. 
    Jackson, who had breast cancer, died at Kaiser Permanente 
    Medical Center, her cousin Evelyn Jackson said from her 
    home in Goldsboro, N.C. 
    The Shirelles, composed of Jackson, Shirley Alston Reeves, 
    Beverly Lee and the late Addie "Micki" Harris, began 
    their career at a high school talent show in Passaic, N.J., 
    in 1957, singing their own composition, "I Met Him on 
    A classmate who heard them told her mother, independent 
    record producer Florence Greenberg, who helped them 
    record the song the following year. 
    Aided by legendary producer Phil Specter, they turned out 
    a string of hits through the early '60s, including 
    "Tonight's The Night," "Will You Still Love Me 
    Tomorrow," "Soldier Boy," "Baby It's You," and 
    ``Dedicated to the One I Love," the latter featuring 
    Jackson on lead vocal. 
    Their songs, like those of several other popular "girl 
    groups" of the early '60s including Specter's Ronettes, 
    were notable for their tight harmonies, bouncy upbeat 
    lyrics and lush musical arrangements known as Specter's 
    "Wall of Sound." 
    Jackson, who was born in North Carolina, moved to New 
    Jersey as a child, where she sang in church and with 
    After their early success with "I Met Him on Sunday," 
    all four of the group dropped out of high school to 
    pursue their musical careers, each earning diplomas later.
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    Subject:     BOUNCE Non-member submi
    Received:    02/13/00 10:30 pm
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    seeking Brill Building box set
    Posted by Daniel Ferguson (more from Daniel Ferguson) 
    on Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:56:27 
    Help. Desperately seeking to buy a copy of the now 
    out-of-print Brill Building Sound CD box
    set. Please help me find one. 
    Daniel Ferguson 
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