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Spectropop - Digest Number 29

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                             Jack Nitzsche
                        a rock & roll institution
                    April 22, 1937 - August 25, 2000

There are 5 messages in this issue #29.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Jack Nitzsche
           From: "WASE RADIO" 
      2. Re: Jack's personal life
           From: Carol Kaye 
      3. Re: In Crowd
           From: Carol Kaye 
      4. Re: More Carol Kaye Bass 
           From: BLH 
      5. "I Want To Stay Here"
           From: John Frank 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 23:06:09 -0400
   From: "WASE RADIO" 
Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche

To all Spectropoppers:  I too am saddened by Jack
Nitzsche's passing.  One song that Jack arranged that was
never mentioned is Ringo Starr's 1973 chart topper
"Photograph". Fantastic song, especially the great string
arrangement by Jack Nitzsche.

                                       Michael G. Marvin
                                        WASE radio

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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 13:00:05 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Jack's personal life

Interesting about Jack's romantic adventures.  I'd have
never guessed that the times I knew him, he was rather
shy back then, a young, very nice professionally-minded
guy just getting started, and he had the opportunities
in the "new" rock world to do so, thanks to Gracia's
support, love, and encouragement too....to me she was
the one who thoroughly backed Jack up.  And she was a
terrific high-note singer too, super-pro.  

Carol Kaye

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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 12:57:44 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: In Crowd

>From Michael Marvin:  
> the song has that distinctive but somewhat
> undefinable Gold Star reverb.  Any information-thanks

Michael, absolutely right-on....it was done at Gold
Star.  It was Billy Page's tune (he was there) arranged
by Gene Page (and I think he even played piano).  It
was a fun date, amd I believe it was Earl Palmer on

Bryan Thomas: I 2nd that about Bob Keane's upcoming
book, yes he's as sharp as they come, been down to
visit with him lately (tell him I've been really
swamped with things, been meaning to get back to him
about possibly playing together too, love his clarinet

Bob's book will be a bible of historical things.....he
was there, such a contributor to that era.  I'm sure
there's a lot of inside things about Ritchie that he
has to share, all I know is how Ritchie was on the
dates....you can judge pretty well tho', by his manner
in helping to create the recordings....his persona was
very nice, quiet kind of singer, he let his talent come
out in his singing I think.  Sorry, I meant to mention
how important producer Bob Keane was to Ritchie's fast
success - Bob is a great guy too, a real force in the
producing and creative-developments of artists part of
the music business......that's Earl Palmer on drums on
his recordings too.  

Carol Kaye

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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 14:28:39 EDT
   From: BLH 
Subject: Re: More Carol Kaye Bass 

> Jack Tassell asked Also, while we're still close to the
> subject of the Danelectro Six-String Bass, any idea who
> played 'Dano' on Jack Nitszche's 'The Lonely Surfer'?

The credits on the LP state:  
Jimmy Bond, David Gates, basses.

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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 20:07:18 -0700
   From: John Frank 
Subject: "I Want To Stay Here"

Ian Chapman asked:

>By the way, any opinions on Dusty's Pet Shop
>Boys-produced version of  "I Want To Stay Here" from a
>few years back?

I heard Dusty's version before I heard Steve & Eydie's,
and I must say I was disappointed when I did hear their
original. It seems to miss the "joke" in the lyric, and
seemed positively stodgy in comparison to Dusty's
playfulness. They couldn't seem to fit into the song,
somehow.  I thought S&E's "Can't Stop Talking About You"
was much, much better. But then, I'm not objective.
Dusty Springfield Is God!


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