__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0412 April 28, 2000 __________________________________________________________ Incomparable stars of stage, screen, radio and records Subject: Needing Infomation / Girlpop Radio Received: 04/28/00 2:27 am From: Billy G. Spradlin To: Spectropop! Last week I discovered a MP3 of the Castanets - "I Love Him' and Like to get some label/producer information about the 45. Also last month on the alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1960s newsgroup someone had posted a true STEREO version of Diane Renay's "Kiss Me Sailor" and I'm wondering what CD compilation it appeared on. I have the Collectables "Navy Blue" CD and its all-mono. Also Im still looking for CD-R, MP3 or Tape copies of The Secrets "Oh Donnie", and Tracy Dey's "I Wont Tell" (or any other Bob Crewe GG productions), plus Im looking for a cleaner copy of the 45 version of Alder Rays "Cause I Love Him" to play on GirlPop Radio. Thanks again to everyone who has sent requests, Mp3s and CD-Rs! Billy G. Spradlin 29 Rim Road Kilgore, Texas 75662 Homepage: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/ Jangle Radio: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgspradlin/janglepop.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: who played what on the Beach Boys Received: 04/28/00 2:27 am From: DMD To: Spectropop! Michael White wrote: > > I need to find out who played what on the Beach Boys' > "Today!" and "Friends" albums. The info is for a > forthcoming 'Essential Albums'-style book being compiled > by Mojo magazine. Greetings! In response to Michael White's enquiry re: personnel on said Beach Boys' albums; my somewhat educated guess is that Jim Gordon is on drums on the FRIENDS album; drums on TODAY!: tracks 1,2,3,5,6,9 and 11 by Hal Blaine; tracks 4, 08 , and 10 are Denny Wilson; track 7 by Earl Palmer; track 12, no drums. otherwise, Russ Wapensky is the man to ask for sure...I don't have a number on him at the moment. Hope this is helpful. Dennis Diken --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: CJOB Received: 04/28/00 2:28 am From: radiopro To: Spectropop! >I'm not from Winnipeg myself but I have some close friends >from there and they often talk about CJOB, a station that >was apparently inescapable when they grew up. It seems it >had a hugely disproportionate hold on the city. And as >much as my friends all hated the station, it did end up >influencing their tastes. The station that wouldn't play >rock but might play someone's version of rock. Not the >Doors "Light my fire" of course but maybe the Enoch Light >Singers version. The friends I refer to are all filmmakers >and have become famous for their warped view of the world. >And they all credit CJOB to one degree or another for >helping them - or forcing them to - see the world >differently. >Nat Hi Nat: Yea...Winnipeg was a magic place in the 60's. CJOB was exactly as you described it. There were a number of us who were just beginning in radio and were of an age where we wanted to play rock songs, but of course, couldn't. But we could play almost anything else....and did. The Hollyridge Strings Playing The Beatles and even The Beach Boys? Of course. CJOB-FM, in 1965, became the first FM country station in North America. There were also two GREAT Top 40 stations....CKY and CKRC. Both were very much into promoting and even recording local bands. Bob Bradburn at CKRC recorded The Squires with Neil Young. Another jock recorded Shakin' All Over with Al and The Silvertones aka Chad Allen and The Reflections aka Chad Allen and The Expressions aka The Guess Who at the studios of CJAY-TV. A couple of years ago, Rhino released a number of "Winnipeg Garage Band" records. Winnipeg was also one of the first cities in North American to play Beatle records. Capitol Canada released Love Me Do and Please Please Me in mid-1963. Many of the on-air people went onto fame and fortune. Jim Hilliard aka Jimmy Darin at CKY later ran Fairbanks Broadcasting in the U.S., Chuck Dann became the "voice" of CBS-TV, Ronald J. Morey went to NYC and became the voice of General Motors et al. The Johns brothers, George and Reg became influential U.S. radio consultants, J. Robert Wood later was the PD of CHUM Toronto. Of course, Winnipeg was never in anyone's Media Spotlight. But there was a lot going on. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: RDMH Received: 04/28/00 2:27 am From: Doc Rock To: Spectropop! I was (and still am) an avid Girl Group and Spector fan. But I don't recall EVER hearing RDMH by Spector on the radio in the '60s. However, the version by the 2 of Clubs WAS a radio hit, and I loved it and bought it! Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: "I'll Never Need..." Received: 04/28/00 2:27 am From: Viceroy Fizzobottom To: Spectropop! Phil wrote: >I have experimented over the years to work out why, as >you observe, "I'll Never..." 45 is so much more powerful >than the stereo (or the CD reissue for that matter). Is the version on the Spector Back To Mono box mono or stereo? Well, the title Back To Mono should speak for itself, but I don't know, so I better ask! >My own theory is to do with the complex compression effect >of the cutting lathe on 45s. Compression effects are nice little stomp boxes nowadays... but what did compression units look like in the early sixties? I imagine four engineers (headed by Professor Frink, of course) in white lab coats, trying to handle a huuuuuge black compression monster...also, what did reverb and delay/echo units look like, before they became stomp boxes? Can somebody also explain the tech stuff about echo chambers? Jamie LePage wrote: >I don't know who "we all" is supposed to mean, but it's >interesting that Darlene, who rattles off Billboard chart >numbers as if telling the writer the age of her children, >takes it upon herself to speak for "everyone". This just >does not sound like Darlene Wright talking. Maybe Landy wrote her book too? :-) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re:"spectropop radio i hate you" Received: 04/28/00 2:28 am From: Fukuchi, Kazuki To: Spectropop! Jack Madani wrote: >I hate spectropop radio. >I hate it because I heard this song: >Yume de Aetara - Celia Paul "Yume de Aetara" (If I see you in my dream) is a fabulous Japanese record in the 60's girl-pop style. This song was produced by Eiichi Ohtaki who is well known as one of the Japanese "Spector Children". There is a great resemblance in the sound of his works and the "wall of sound". He also produced Celia's album which included covers of "One Fine Day", "The Very Thought of You" and "Oh Why". ("Yume de Aetara" Celia Paul CD:SRCL-3993 (SONY)) I believe this album is the No.1 Japanese girl-pop album that I have ever heard. Eiichi Ohtaki produced several of his own albums. Among his works, "A LONG VACATION" (1980) and "Each Time" (1984) are considered by many Japanese as masterpieces. If you have the chance to visit Japan, try to find his CDs. I guarantee your satisfaction. Kazuki --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Bonnets Received: 04/28/00 2:27 am From: Jimmy Crescitelli To: Spectropop! I have a tape of the Bonnets doing "Ya Gotta Take A Chance." Sounds very 1964-Spectorian... girls, wall, etc. I think Andrew Loog Oldham produced it...? The info is somewhere in my archives which, if this list is any indication, belong ina museum vault somewhere! : ) Anyway, I have only about 3/4 of the song, not the greatest sound quality, but the sound is there to appreciate. Great record. I think it even has a false ending... I'll give it a listen when I get home from work. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Bonnets Received: 04/28/00 2:28 am From: Ian Chapman To: Spectropop! Doc asked:- > Anyone ever heard of this group, or the song "Ya Gotta > Take A Chance?" Yes, Doc - superlative uptempo West Coast black girl-group Spector-soundalike on Unical 310. Written by Al Allen (the "Al" in Unical!), and produced by him too, I'd guess ( doesn't actually say on the label) It has one of those quaintly-titled "Sing Along Without the....." backing track-only flipsides. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Liquid Room 4/22/00 Received: 04/26/00 2:37 am From: David Ponak To: Spectropop! Well folks, I'm taking a little break from "The Liquid Room." I can't deal with the hours (3-6AM) anymore, and KPFK has not come forth with the earlier time slot they've been promising. So it goes. The 4/29 show will be my last for the time being; however, I will still be doing The Nice Age at www.spikeradio.com every Sunday from 3-6 PM. I'll keep the playlists coming! The Liquid Room 4/22/00 1.The Four Seasons-Bye Bye Baby New Gold Hits (Phillips) 2.The Happenings-See You In September The Best Of (BT Puppy) 3.Mark Lindsay-Leaving On A Jet Plane Arizona (Columbia) 4.The Divine Comedy-Make It Easy On Yourself Single (Setanata-UK) 5.Roy Orbison-It's Over Anthology (Rhino) 6.The 5th Dimension-Up Up And Away Up Up And Away (Buddah) 7.Soft Cell-Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (Some Bizarre) 8.The Crystals-Dance The Screw (Part 1) 7" (Philles) 9.Scott Walker-Montague Terrace (In Blue) Scott (Phillips) 10.Roger Nichols & Paul Williams-The Drifter We've Only Just Begun-The Songs Of Roger Nichols & Paul Williams (Almo Irving) 11.Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends-Trust The Complete... (Polydor-Japan) 12.Pizzicato Five-I Hear A Symphony Single (Readymade-Japan) 13.Rupert Holmes-The People That You Never Get To Love Partners In Crime (MCA) 14.Rupert Holmes-Who What When Where Why Singles (Epic) 15.Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66-Like A Lover Best Of (A&M) 16.Dimitri From Paris-Nothing To Lose Sacrebleu (Yellow) 17.The 5th Dimension-The Magic Garden The Magic Garden (Buddah) 18.The 5th Dimension-East Of Java Stoned Soul Picnic (bonus track) (Buddah) 19.The 5th Dimesnion-Rosecrans Blvd. Up Up And Away (Buddah) 20.The 5th Dimension-The Worst That Could Happen The Magic Garden (Buddah) The first five 5th Dimension LPs are now on CD and sounding great! 21.Indian Rope-Dead To The World Menu 200 (Trattoria) 22.The Beach Boys-Wonderful Smile-The Millenium Edition (Dumb Angel) 23.Darian Sahanaja-Do You Have Any Regrets 7" 24.The Wondermints-Spoke Of A Wheel World Bali (NeoSite) 25.Puffy-Kore Ga Watashi No Ikiru Michi Jet CD (Sony-Japan) 26.Harpers Bizarre-Small Talk Warner Soft Rock (WEA-Japan) 27.Burt Bacharach-South American Getaway Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid s/t (A&M) 28.Chris Montez-Foolin' Around A&M Remastered Best (Polydor-Japan) 29.YMO-Tong Poo (12" DJ Mix) YMO Go Home (Toshiba EMI-Japan) 30.Kraftwerk-Computer Love The Mix (Elektra) 31.Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass-Without Her Foursider (A&M) 32.Dusty Springfield-In The Land Of Make Believe Dusty In Memphis (Rhino) 33.Lee Hazlewood-Wind Sky Sea & Sand Poet Fool Or Bum (Capitol) 34.The Free Design-Stay Another Season The Best Of... (Varese) 35.Saint Etienne-How We Used To Love Single (Mantra-UK) 36.Spings-The Way To Another Side Picnic (Universal-Japan) 37.Cornelius-Theme From First Question Award/The Love Parade First Question Award (Polystar-Japan) 38.Katerine-Mon Coeur Balance Le Mavaise.... (Rosebud-France) 39.Leslie Gore-The Bubble Broke Anthology (Mercury) 40.France Gall-Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son (Polyor-France) 41.The Rotary Connection-Respect Songs (Cadet Concept) 42.The Sandpipers-Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls The Mad World Of Soundtracks (Motor-Germany) 43.Claudine Longet-Let's Spend The Night Together Let's Spend The Night Together (Barnaby) 44.The Beach Boys-Forever Sunflower (Reprise) 45.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) David Ponak --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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