________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Hearing the world's greatest artists is an everyday pleasure ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 7 messages in this issue #13. Topics in this digest: 1. Lori Martin - "The Home Of The Boy I Love From: "Bryan " 2. Lori Martin-Ian doesn't make mistakes! From: "Martin Roberts" 3. The Astral Projection From: "Francesc Sole" 4. Ronnie Dyson From: "David Feldman" 5. No Ronnie Spector remakes on the market From: paulurbahn 6. Zekely and James From: Dave Mirich Dmirich 7. Reparata & The Delrons "Whenever..." From: "Mr. Action" --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 16:35:03 -0000 From: "Bryan " Subject: Lori Martin - "The Home Of The Boy I Love > "The Home Of The Boy I Love" (as originally released by > Lori Martin). She claims that she and Barry didn't write > the song, but she sang the demo for somebody else. But > copies of the record are credited to Mann/Weil, so........? [snip] >Anyway...how and/or why did Del-Fi get the Lori Martin credits >wrong? There must be some little story there. Anyone know? If you're talking about the Del-Fi days of yore (uh, the 60's) Jamie, well, it's anyone's guess what happened and why the song was given the wrong credits...if Bob Keane was involved in making sure the label copy was correct, there's no telling why or how things got screwed up. I sorta have an unofficial saying around the office: there's the right way and then there's the Del-Fi way... Here's Steve Stanley's liner notes to Del-Fi's 1999 compilation Del-Fi Girl Groups: Gee Baby Gee about the song: Lori Martin's patriotic "Home of the Boy I Love," mistakenly released with songwriting credits for the monster hit-machinists Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, was actually written by lesser known hit-man Sylvester Bradford and was produced by Mann. Bradford is best known for his composition "Tears On My Pillow," which was a #4 Billboard hit in 1958 for Little Anthony and the Imperials. "Home of the Boy I Love" optimizes the innocence of the Kennedy/Camelot era: "From New York to LA, from Maine to Tennessee, Millions of teenage boys as handsome as can be. God bless America, the home of the boy I love." Backed with brass and choir, this radio- friendly track was recorded in September 1963 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood. I believe Steve did his homework on this one.... Bryan --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 23:40:47 +0100 From: "Martin Roberts" Subject: Lori Martin-Ian doesn't make mistakes! Hi Ian, Couldn't believe you'd made a mistake, checked the record & Lori's 45 is credited to Mann-Weil, pr. B. Mann for Nevins and Krishner. B-side "Mine 'till Monday" following on matrix No. DF-263-518. No producer credits but again writing credits of Mann-Weil, BMI confirm "Mine... as Mann-Weil. While on the subject of great girl records, this reminds me of the first cassette tape Ian sent me after meeting him at Mick Patrick's launch party for the first PHILATELY. Now bear in mind the background to this tape. About 20 yrs. ago the P.S.I. albums had not long been released-like to think I was too young to remember them the first time around. Mick & Carole were editing the Phil Spector Appreciation Society newsletters, always a wealth of info with ace contributions by Ian, Keith, Malcolm etc. Couldn't these pieces of history be put/pasted/placed however it's done on the Spectropop web site, I'm sure Mick wouldn't mind. It was possible to get a few girl group LP's "Pick Hits of the Radio Good Guys-The Chiffons, springs to mind plus The Shangri Las Greatest Hits. Rock On in Camden (North London) filled there window with the new Rob Finnis book The Phil Spector Story and had some good 45 boxes to sift through, plus you could listen before you bought but really the whole Spector/Girl Group scene seemed to me un-charted. Then into this world of ignorance Ian's tape arrived in the post, 36 great tracks, still not been able to find all of them. Seen a few favourite 45's lists but surely not all on one tape! Not a duff track. All as is expected by Ian with the correct credits! 1.SATISFACTIONS: DADDY YOU JUST GOTTA LET HIM IN (IMPERIAL) 2 LESLEY GORE: LOOK OF LOVE (MERCURY) 3 DARLETTES: HERE SHE COMES (DUNES) 4 DIANE RENAY: UNBELIEVABLE GUY (20TH CENT.) 5 VICTORIANS; WHAT MAKES LITTLE GIRLS CRY (LIBERTY) 6 SHARON MARIE: RUNAROUND LOVER (CAPITOL) 7 COOKIES: I NEVER DREAMED (DIMENSION) 8 BERNADETTE CASTRO: A GIRL IN LOVE FORGIVES (COLPIX) 9 CHER: DREAM BABY (IMPERIAL) 10 JOANIE SOMMERS: I'D BE SO GOOD FOR YOU (W. Bros) 11 BONNETS: YA GOTTA TAKE A CHANCE (UNICAL) 12 MARIE ANTOINETTE: HE'S MY DREAM BOY (PROVIDENCE) 13 GOODIES: THE DUM DUM DITTY (BLUE CAT) 14 JANIE GRANT: AND THAT REMINDS ME (PARKWAY) 15 CHIFFONS: LOVE ME LIKE YOU'RE GONNA LOSE ME (LAURIE) 16 APRIL YOUNG: GONNA MAKE HIM MY BABY (COLUMBIA) 17 GIRLFRIENDS: MY ONE AND ONLY JIMMY BOY (COLPIX) 18 VICTORIANS: CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN (LIBERTY) 19 PIXIES THREE: COLD COLD WINTER (MERCURY) Side 2 20 ALDER RAY: CAUSE I LOVE HIM (LIBERTY) 21 CINDERELLAS: BABY BABY I STILL LOVE YOU (DIMENSION) 22 HONEYS: HE'S A DOLL (W. Bros.) 23 IDALIA BOYD: HULA HOPPIN' (DIMENSION) 24 ANGELS: WOW WOW WEE (HE'S THE BOY FOR ME) (SMASH) 25 REPARATA & THE DELRONS: I'M NOBODY'S BABY NOW (RCA) 26 MERRY CLAYTON: USHER BOY (CAPITOL) 27 THE CAKE: BABY THAT'S ME (DECCA) 28 JEANNIE THOMAS: LIFE OF THE PARTY 29 SUPREMES: THINGS ARE CHANGING 30 CRYSTALS; (I'M A) WOMAN IN LOVE 31 TINA TURNER: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN 32 CONNIE FRANCIS: DON'T EVER LEAVE ME (MGM) 33 VICTORIANS: OH WHAT A NIGHT FOR LOVE (LIBERTY) 34 CAROLE QUINN: WHAT'S SO SWEET ABOUT SWEET SIXTEEN (MGM) 35 CINDERELLAS: PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME (DIMENSION) 36 ANDREA CARROLL: THE DOOLANG (BIG TOP) 37 ROBIN WARD & THE RAINBOWS: IN HIS CAR (DOT) 38 BONNETS: SING ALONG WITHOUT THE BONNETS.(INST)(UNICAL) A lot of these records are now availabe on various cd's, for some of the others scan the record lists; and some of the rest - get praying! EXCUSE MY LONG STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE AND THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTERS TO THIS LIST AND SPECTROPOP FOR BEING SO WILLING TO SHARE THEIR TIME. MARTIN --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 15:20:06 +0200 From: "Francesc Sole" Subject: The Astral Projection I recently purchased a cd called The Astral Scene, by a 1968 band called The Astral Projection, after a recommendation from a record shop owner I know. I must say this is a really good album, with echoes of Curt Boettcher all over it (even though he is not listed anywhere), and also the Association with Burt Bacharach trumpets meet psychedelic sounds. Really! The booklet (2 pages) says "Conceived And Written by Bernice Ross & Lor Crane". This reissue is on Gear Fab Records, U.S.A. - GF-153. Any thoughts about this? A lost soft-pop classic maybe? Or is it just some current band just having fun? http://www.swiftsite.com/gearfab/index153.htm thanks, francesc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 11:20:30 -0400 From: "David Feldman" Subject: Ronnie Dyson > Re: Ronnie Dyson: > What a voice he had. I was unaware of his passing. There > is a fairly comprehensive collection of his work on > Collectible that is well mastered. "I Think I'll Tell Her" > is his masterpiece IMHO. > Ronnie Dyson died of a heart attack in 1990. He was only 40 years old. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 16:27:40 EDT From: paulurbahn Subject: No Ronnie Spector remakes on the market Claudia wrote about Ronnie Spector: > ...she is back with a vengeance and all this, despite ex > hubby Phil Spector's spectre hanging over her head. See, > she can't sing her great hits legally right now, after > battling Phil in court, but I think she eventually will > win out on this, too. I personally don't think Ronnie has been very wise with money matters (this is only an observation). Back in the mid 70s when KTel was remaking oldies hits, Ronnie wasn't there. When she made her solo album for Columbia a few years back she could have filled one side with remakes of the hits. Darlene Love did a dynamite version of He's Sure The Boy I Love on her solo album. Now to the money, If she had retained rights to the remakes (she didn't do) then she would be able to make some income on them. The Crystals have redone their hits several times. This brings in artist royalties. Ronnie's only available recordings are ones Phil controls (except for new material) and she probably dopesn't get royalities from him. Now that she is barred from performing her hits, she couldn't remake them either. Just an observation,not intended to start a war. It's all about money. Paul --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 10:55:09 EDT From: Dave Mirich Dmirich Subject: Zekely and James Dave Mirich asked: > > Actually, can someone tell more about the too short life, > > career and influence of Zekley? Tobias responded: > I recommend you to buy the Yellow Balloon reissue on > Sundazed. There is a bonus track interview, 10-15 minutes > long, with Zekley by Domenic Priore, which sums up most of > his career. I have the CD, and the Clique CD as well. But I thirst for more! I would love to have the intimate details on his relationship with Tommy James, for example, or details about his untimely death. What do experts think about his legacy? His influence on pop music? And what is Tommy James doing nowadays? Do music experts think of him as a crafter of catchy tunes only? Or is he known as an important, influential innovator and gifted songwriter? Thanks Dave Mirich --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 09:52:54 -0400 From: "Mr. Action" Subject: Reparata & The Delrons "Whenever..." Pekka Johansson queried: >Where do I get a perfect, non-distorting reissue of >Reparata & The Delrons "Whenever..."? No contest!! The new "Dick Bartley Girl Groups" Cd has a super clean STEREO version of this song. Also, many other first generation mixes of GG hits....go get it!! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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