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There are 11 messages in this issue #36.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Jackie Ward
           From: Carol Kaye 
      2. Robin Ward
           From: "Ian Chapman" 
      3. In His Car - Robin Ward
           From: "jake tassell" 
      4. Ronnie In Concert
           From: john rausch 
      5. In Whose Car?
           From:  DJ Jimmy Bee
      6. It`s My Party?
           From: john rausch 
      7. Re: Terry Black CD-R
           From: "Lee Dempsey" 
      8. Hal Blaine
           From: "Mike arcidiacono" 
      9. Supremes in England
           From: Scott Swanson 
     10. Tommy Roe's "It's Now Winter's Day."
           From: "Len" 
     11. Billie Davis
           From: John Frank 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:05:55 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Jackie Ward

> By the way, Robin Ward was really session singer 
> Jackie Ward,

Well, that's something.  I didn't know that either.  I
worked quite a bit with Jackie Ward, nice gal....kind of
a small pretty woman with black hair - very sharp
talented hard-working lady.......she could hit every note
in tune, great great singer, was the No. 1 call studio
singer in town for years and years in Hollywood.    

Carol Kaye
Robin Ward Wonderful Summer

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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 23:59:10 +0100
   From: "Ian Chapman" 
Subject: Robin Ward

> Mikey said:

> She also did a bunch of duets with a singer named Dale
> XXXX, which werent worth a damn, IMHO.  By the way, Robin
> Ward was really session singer Jackie ward, who sang on
> TONS of early '60s productions, and in fact, dubbed Linda
> Evans voice in one of the Beach Movies, cant remember
> which one right now. A great talent.
> There is a bootleg Cd of most of her releases, which is
> pretty OK. Hope this helps.

Yes, Mikey, couldn't agree more, a great talent indeed. 
There's also a legit MCA Japanese CD of her album, maybe
deleted by now, taken from the original master tapes
(mostly in stereo), with bonuses of the singles
"Winter's Here" (mono) and "Johnny Come & Get Me", but
sadly they didn't include "In His Car", and its flip,
nor her other Dot 45 (just credited to the Rainbows),
"My Ringo"/"He's Hooked on J's".  Confusingly, another
Rainbows Dot single ("Down the Block") was a black
girl-group, and nothing to do with Robin's group.

She had another (earlier, I think) 45 on the Songs
Unlimited label, "I Surrender Dear", that came in a pic
sleeve.  The duets mentioned were with country singer
Wink "Deck of Cards" Martindale - never heard 'em, so
can't comment, tho' I suspect I'd agree with Mikey!  The
beach movie she dubbed for Linda Evans (singing "New
Love") was Beach Blanket Bingo, IMO the best of the
beach movies - Blossoms sang on back-ups for it too.

Jackie (she apparently borrowed the name "Robin" from
her daughter) went on to do a stint with the Anita Kerr
Singers.  I've always kinda suspected that the Josephine
Sunday 45 on Tower (the fab "You Won't Even Know Her
Name") was Robin, too, but I have no proof positive.  If
it isn't her, it's sure her vocal twin!

Beach Blanket Bingo

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Message: 3
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 12:02:03 +0100
   From: "jake tassell" 
Subject: In His Car - Robin Ward

 Mikey says:
> She sure did!!  "In His Car" released in late 1964 was,
> in my opinion, a MUCH better girl group record than
> Wonderful Summer.

I'll second that one. 'In His Car' is a fantastic record.
Superb production, Gold-Star-ish ambience, Wonderful
'blend-a-phonic' backing vocals, and the fact that Robin
has a voice like a cartoon duckling only adds to the
charm of the record. 'In His Car' is a magnificent slice
of Spectraudic heaven and a must-have for all Wall of
Sound fans.


Robin Ward Wonderful Summer

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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:43:54 -0400
   From: john rausch 
Subject: Ronnie In Concert

David, thanks for sharing you meeting Ronnie  and the
concert with us. Posts like yours are what I love about
about Spectropop.

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Message: 5
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:16:12 EDT
   From: DJ Jimmy Bee
Subject: In Whose Car?

Robin Ward's "In His Car" was certainly a girl group
prototype tune representing both the spirit and letter of
girl group essence. However "Wonderful Summer" had the
pounding surf as the opener of the tune, to my knowledge
a feat unsurpassed to date. (And don't say The Tymes ""As
We Stroll Along Together" neither!)....If you don't play
"Wonderful Summer" today, chances are you had a bad

JB/Sittin' in my car along side your lawn. 
Robin Ward Wonderful Summer

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Message: 6
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:50:05 -0400
   From: john rausch 
Subject: It`s My Party?

Hi Group, I was thumbing thru some old issues of my
Philately zines and noticed they do show a Gold Star
acetate for It`s My Party ,the Spector version. Does this
mean there is, somewhere, a copy or two of this
unreleased recording?

It says on the label "You Would Cry Too" and listed by
Delores Brooks... (La La?)

 I am interested in any info anyone may have please.


John Rausch
Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound

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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 15:33:59 EDT
   From: "Lee Dempsey" 
Subject: Re: Terry Black CD-R

To the members of the Spectropop Group:

Thanks to all of the people who've inquired off-line
regarding me making copies of the Terry Black CD-R for
them.  Please understand that this was a one-off project
done at the request of the artist himself.  As you might
expect, I've promised Terry that I would make no copies
of the CD-R without his permission.  Hope everyone

In a completely unrelated story, in the last couple of
weeks, Terry has heard that CD bootlegs of ONLY SIXTEEN
and THE BLACK PLAGUE (exact replicas, with original
covers, etc.) have surfaced in Canada (without his
permission, of course). I don't have any further details
at this time.

Lee Dempsey

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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 21:27:10 -0700
   From: "Mike arcidiacono" 
Subject: Hal Blaine

Carol, I think I may be able to shed a little light on
the Hal Blaine "Wrecking Crew" thing.  In a 1981
interview with Modern Drummer Magazine Hal stated that in
the '60s ..."I kind of named us The Wrecking Crew back
then because we would go in a dungarees, T shirts, and
literally make a mess of the studios".

So, even 20 years ago Hal was talking about that. Could
it be possible that he said that a few times back in the
'60s , but that it never really caught on, and hes the
only one who remembers that tag?  Just a thought.

Also, thank you for sharing your rememberances and
stories. It makes me feel like I were there!!

Nows heres a their any FILM of you and the
others recording in a real session in the 60s? If there
is, that would be a real treat to see.

Maybe some from Brian Wilsons sessions?

Best Regards,

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Message: 9
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:21:36 -0700
   From: Scott Swanson 
Subject: Supremes in England

Does anyone have any information on The Supremes
recording in England?  I know they did that "Live At The
Talk Of The Town" concert(s) in early 1968...but was
there anything else?

If nobody here knows the answer.....does anyone know who
*would* know the answer??

Just curious,


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Message: 10
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 12:48:18 -0700 (PDT)
   From: "Len" 
Subject: Tommy Roe's "It's Now Winter's Day."

> The single "WishingStar"/"Kick Me Charlie" was a 
> revelation to me, as the label indicates that both sides 
> were produced by Curt Boettcher!

Wonder if this is the same "Kick Me Charlie" that was the
B side to Tommy Roe's "It's Now Winter's Day."

Hey - there's a record we've never discussed, that i can
remember.. what a gorgeous arrangement.. anyone know
anything about it?

Tommy Roe It's Now Winters Day

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Message: 11
   Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 21:40:17 -0700
   From: John Frank 
Subject: Billie Davis

Does there exist a compilation CD of the work of this
outstanding BritGirl singer? If not, there should be. She
shows up on UK compilations, and was featured in the BBC
"BritGirl" series, and on "Pop Gear" (a sort of British
"T.A.M.I. Show" without the audience). Even a bootleg
collection of her stuff would be welcomed by this fan!


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