http://www.spectropop.com __________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0417 May 13, 2000 __________________________________________________________ Jimmy Webb Gospel Hour Edition __________________________________________________________ Subject: Mystery Nick Received: 05/12/00 12:51 am From: Spector Collector To: Spectropop! Since the topic has turned to A&M and Nick De Caro, let me ask whether anyone can shed some light on a record of Nick's I found recently. It's a German 45, A&M 210 072, "Happy Heart"/"If I Only Had Time, " and although there's no producer credit on either side, both labels bear the "little man" Phil Spector Productions logo. (The songs are most certainly not Spector productions.) The nearest analog I can think of are the non-Spector sides released on PSI in the '70s. Does anyone know of an explanation for this seeming anomaly, or whether there were other non-Spector A&M records similarly released under his banner? I assume this to be at least an endorsement of some sort on Phil's part. Thanks, David A. Young --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Gourmet Gorme Received: 05/09/00 2:36 am From: Ron Sauer To: Spectropop! My favorite Eydie has always been "Don't Go to Strangers" from about 1966, particularly the song "If He Walked Into My Life". What a torch singer! I read a while back in the liner notes to a Marvin Gaye box set that Eydie was one of his influences. Ron DJ JimmyB writes << In a message dated 5/7/0 2:43:51 AM, you wrote: >The name is Eydie Gorme And a must have LP for all is her Bossa Nova LP from 1963 on Columbia. The absolute worst track is "Blame It On The Bossa Nova". All other tracks are excellent bossa early 6T's standards given swingin' bossa arrangements with her sassy vocals capping them off. And what a blouse she sports on thee cover....JB >> --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Chris Montez, Randy Newman, Studios in LA Received: 05/09/00 3:58 am From: Carol Kaye To: Spectropop! Claudia said: To this day..I just adore his voice.<<<< (hi Claudia!) He is like his voice, a very sweet non-egoist man....just as down-home today as he was back then too and grateful for his success, and still touring, loves performing for his fans. He's still good-looking too, doesn't look much different, just a few more pounds like the rest of us, still very attractive and nice. >>>>(Julius Wechster played on Montez' sessions, no?)<<< Yes, I remember he did at the early Gold Star Montez sessions but not sure about the "Call Me" etc. sessions much later on at RCA, don't think he did those but I could be wrong. About Randy Newman, someone said: >>>.....Randy Newman was covered fairly regularly too, which is funny when you think his sarcastic lyrics would clash with the A&M artists' "image"...<<< Don't mistake the man for his lyrics. I played on the early Randy Newman things, he's as NICE as nice can be - just had some "quirky" material for those times yes. Also I was happy to do a symphony appearance with him and his uncle Lionel too in Denver about 1986 just before Lionel died - meant a lot to me to see them both again. Altho' Lionel had a GREAT funny sense of humor (they had to hold up the "stop" sign if any woman walked into Fox studios on the soundstage there, his Brooklyn wit sometimes got a little dirty...he'd have us all roaring with giggling) and was well-loved, this was the last time I saw him....he died pretty soon after. We all enjoyed doing many a fine film and TV score for Lionel, and I did the theme and quite a few cues to Airport for the great Alfred Newman too (only time I worked for this big legend-composer)....a great family of talent. Randy is a nice and sweet as you can imagine - full of mischief and energy. Haven't seen him since about 1986 but he was just the same man then as when I recorded for in the late 60s (or was it early 70s? can't remember, did his first things I know that, he was in the "pool" at the end of all the rock groups I recorded for in the 60s). Remember this was the time when the great Frank Zappa also was writing some very almost-porno lyrics and Frank was the same way, a very nice sweet man, bursting with talent. Following are a lot of the names of late 50s-60s-early 70s studios I gleaned from my log that I recorded at out here... maybe not "all" of them but certainly the bulk of them that were around in those days, from one of my attachments: >>>>Studios at which I've recorded over the years: Radio Recorders, Gold Star, Radio Recorders Annex & 10-H (R. R. 10-H was later known as TTG), United, Western, El Do (El Dorado), Capitol, Harmony House, Nashville-West, Westwood, H-R (Henry Russell), TTG, Audio Arts, Moonglow, Steiners (Formosa St.), Hollywood Sound, Heider's, Conway, World Pacific (later known as Liberty), RCA, International Sound, Neophone, Ted's Studio, Crown Records, CBS, Columbia, Del Fi (Bob Keene's studio), Hollywood Central, Sunset Sound, Rendezvous, Ryder Sound, Stereo Masters, Whitney Studios - Glendale, RPM, Glenn-Glenn, Fox, Universal, MGM, Desilu, Columbia Studios both Valley and Fairfax, Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros., CBS Valley, CBS Fairfax, Emperor, American, Ultimate, Louis Jackson's, Bell Sound, McGregor's, Valentine's - No. Hollywood, LA Sound, Continental Sound, Stereo Fi, Goldwyn, RJ, Original Sound, Amigo, Venture, Record Plant, Hollywood Sound, Independent, Decca, Revolution Records in Toronto Can., Sound Factory, ID Sound, A&M, Sun-West, Studio Center, Dimension, Hollywood Video, Poppi, ABC-Dunhill, MGM-Fairfax, Abbey, Haji Sound, Devonshire. Also some various studios in Nashville, San Francisco, NYC, Kansas City, Ojai, San Diego, and Denver. Engineers: Some Engineers with whom I've worked: Thorn Nogar, Lowell Frank, Stan Ross, Larry Levine, Al Schmidt, Ami Hadani, Henry Lewy, Wally Heider, Pete Abbot, Bones Howe, Walter Gest, John Krause, Chuck Britz, David Wickes, Armin Steiner, Dave Hassenger, Eddie Brackett, Dick Bogart, Hank Cicalo, Joe Polito, Buddy Brundo, Larry Brown, Wally Traugott, Bob Costa, Val Garay, Humberto Gatica, Ed Green, Bruce Botnick, Lee DeCarlo, Angel Balestier, Michael Braunstein, Ian Eales, Joel Fein, Tim Boyle, Mickey Crawford, Jay Lewis, Murray McFadden, Joel Moss, Don Murray, John Neal, Joe Sidore, Guy Costa, Rudy___ at RPM... Regards, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: another Spectropop-friendly station at Live365.com Received: 05/12/00 12:51 am From: Stewart Mason To: Spectropop! Now playing in the pop and 60s sections of http://www.live365.com is my new station, Needles and Pinza. I created the station out of my own daydreams of what oldies radio could be but almost never is (one exception being the daily show Lost and Found on Cambridge's WMBR, a show whose name back 20 years or so ago was...Needles and Pinza). There's familiar songs here, but they're interspersed with cult favorites, uncommon remixes, unjustified obscurities and fringe-pop oddities. To give you an idea, the station's test broadcast consisted of the entirety of five of my favorite 60s albums: SMILEY SMILE, REVOLVER, The Bonzo Dog Band's GORILLA, and singles compilations by France Gall and Astrud Gilberto. Artists I've added in the last couple days include Van Dyke Parks, Nirvana (the British lite-psych group), Dusty Springfield, Billy Nicholls, Octopus (New York psych on ESP-Disk), the Grass Roots and about 80 others. I think it complements Spectropop and Spectropop Girlpop (two excellent stations, if you haven't heard them yet) without covering too much of the same ground. Stewart --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Chris Montez and his safe Received: 05/12/00 12:51 am From: DJ JimmyB To: Spectropop! In a message dated 5/8/0 12:15:04 PM, you wrote: >I hope it's not the same "Let's Dance" that David Bowie >recorded in the Eighties... Hell no! We used to sing "Hey baby won't you take a chance. I left my safe in my other pants...." JB/also read too much Mad Magazine --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: engineers Received: 05/13/00 11:38 am From: Bob Hanes To: Spectropop! I'm not sure that he worked as an engineer in the mid 60s but I know he did during the early 70s. Go to Smile Shop and email the man that identifies himself as Desmond F Jones. He worked as a second engineer at Columbia (and others) studios. He's quite a character, but his line of bs is sound. No pun intended. I know he engineered the Flaming Groovies lps and as you know the 60s didn't end until disco in the early 70s around 74 or 75 The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, The Church of the Harmonic Overdub --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Up Up And Away-The Marathon Received: 05/09/00 2:36 am From: David Ponak To: Spectropop! My post for the final edition of "The Liquid Room" on 4/29 never made through cyber land to the Spectropop list, so I'm re-sending it. For my own send off, I played 46 consecutive cover versions of the Jimmy Webb classic "Up, Up And Away." You can still check out my show "The Nice Age" at www.spikeradio.com Sunday afternoons from 3-6PM (PT) The Liquid Room-4/29/00 (*) denotes instrumental version 1. The 5th Dimension-Up,Up And Away (Live) 2. The 5th Dimension-Up,Up And Away (Studio) 3. The Ventures*-Up,Up And Away 4. Johnny Mathis-Up,Up And Away 5. Floyd Cramer*-Up,Up And Away 6. The Red Birds-Up,Up And Away 7. Probyn Gregory-Up,Up And Away 8. Laurindo Almeida*-Up,Up And Away 9. The Barry Vaughn Singers-Up,Up And Away 10. Gene Russel*-Up,Up And Away 11. Diana Ross & The Supremes-Up,Up And Away 12. Rajput & The Sepoy*-Up,Up And Away 13. Bossa Rio-Up,Up And Away 14. Roger Williams*-Up,Up And Away 15. Andy Williams-Up,Up And Away 16. Don Costa*-Up,Up And Away 17. Der Weinerschnitzel*-Up,Up And Away 18. The Enoch Light Singers-Up,Up And Away 19. Dick Hyman*-Up,Up And Away 20. Nancy Sinatra-Up,Up And Away 21. Benny Goodman & His Orchestra-Up,Up And Away - 22. Chris Waxman*-Up,Up And Away 23. The Doodletown Pipers-Up,Up And Away 24. Terry Baxter*-Up,Up And Away 25. The Big Hello-Up,Up And Away 26. The Brass Ring*-Up,Up And Away 27. Bing Crosby-Up,Up And Away 28. The Marble Arch Orchestra*-Up,Up And Away 29. Ray Coniff-Up,Up And Away 30. Gary McFarland*-Up,Up And Away 31. The Four Freshman-Up,Up And Away 32. Lady Nelson & The Lords*-Up,Up And Away 33. Paul Frees And The Poster People-Up,Up And Away 34. The Sounds Of Our Times*-Up,Up And Away 35. The Lennon Sisters-Up,Up And Away 36. Englegert Humperdink-Up,Up And Away 37. Seksu Roba*-Up,Up And Away 38. Tony Osborne*-Up,Up And Away 39. Dionne Warwick-Up,Up And Away 40. Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops*-Up,Up And Away 41. The Johnny Mann Singers-Up,Up And Away 42. The Letterman-Up,Up And Away 43. Mantovani*-Up,Up And Away 44. The Sunshine Company-Up,Up And Away 45. The Impressions-Up,Up And Away 46. The Do-Re-Mi Childrens Choir-Up,Up And Away David Ponak A&R-TOKYOPOP Music 5670 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 692-6827 www.tokyopop.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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