http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ 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... John --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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. Ron --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 fair: *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 dinner...in 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 book. *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"... T. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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)? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 :-) T. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL OF SOUND Received: 02/12/00 10:30 pm From: CHRIS KING To: Spectropop! ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL OF SOUND 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 more". 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- 4992). 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 18th Feb UPSTAIRS @ THE GARAGE. Chris D King - DDRR promoter --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 Remix) 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 Mix) PRMX (Sony-Japan) 35.Mike Flowers Meets Orbital-Chime (Krisp Double U Mix) 12" (Polygram?) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: BOUNCE firstname.lastname@example.org: Non-member submi Received: 02/13/00 10:30 pm To: Spectropop List, email@example.com ========= Start of forwarded message ========= Shirelles Singer Doris Kenner-Jackson Dead at 58 [Main Spectropop Bulletin Board | Post Followup | FAQ ] [ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] 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 Sunday." 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 friends. 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. ========== End of forwarded message ========== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: BOUNCE firstname.lastname@example.org: Non-member submi Received: 02/13/00 10:30 pm To: Spectropop List, email@example.com ========= Start of forwarded message ========= [Main Spectropop Bulletin Board | Post Followup | FAQ ] [ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] 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 ========== End of forwarded message ========== --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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