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There are 5 messages in this issue #48.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Jackie DeShannon
           From: "Lo, Levin" 
      2. Jackie's LPs
           From: Doc Rock 
      3. From The Vaults
           From: "Steve Ronic" 
      4. Carol Kaye / Kim Fowley
           From: "WASE RADIO" 
      5. phil spector wall of sound technique
           From: "Spectropop Admin" 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 05:42:00 -0500
   From: "Lo, Levin" 
Subject: Jackie DeShannon

Stewart Mason  asked:

> I think Jackie's a terrific songwriter, but it's occurred
> to me that I've heard *maybe* half a dozen of her own
> recordings ever.  So for my friend's sake and my own,
> what's good? 


Re: Jackie De Shannon


I don't know much about Jackie De Shannon's total output
in the 70's, but I do have one album called "New
Arrangement" which featured Brian Wilson (she namechecked
him on the same song he sang harmonies on, Boat To Sail,
which was later covered by the Carpenters).  Kenny Rankin
also made a guest appearance, and the original version of
Bette Davis Eyes was on it.

It's quite essential listening to anyone interested in
the 70's singer/songwriter genre, and it's consistently
good throughout.  The vinyl might be hard to find, but
they've reissued it on CD in Japan.


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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 13:03:30 -0400
   From: Doc Rock 
Subject: Jackie's LPs

Stewart wrote:

> recordings ever.  So for my friend's sake and my own,
> what's good?  Is his perception of the 60s records about
> right or are they solid?  What *is* a good comp?  What's
> the cut-off date, as in "Don't bother with anything
> released after..."?  Neither of us are scared of vinyl,
> so don't be afraid to suggest OOP stuff.
> Stewart

Jackie told me that she had little to know control over
err 60s albums. Liberty/Imperial would just take demos
and odd recordings and create an LP. Her LP, "Breaking It
Up On the Beatles' Tour" was released without her
knowledge until she saw it in a store!


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Message: 3
   Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 16:12:43 -0000
   From: "Steve Ronic" 
Subject: From The Vaults

Hi everyone,

In case you didn't know already Poptones Records in the
UK, on their 'From the Vaults' subsidiary label are
releasing the following -

Curt Boettcher - Misty Mirage
Joey Stec - same
Sandy Salisbury - Sandy
Millennium - Again

Release date is mid-late October.  I think they're also
releasing two ltd edition (1,000 copies) 7" vinyl records
featuring the above artists with, I think, Curt on one
side and Joey on the other and Sandy and the Millennium
sharing the two sides of the other disc.  

Poptones Records is the new company set up by the people
who used to run Creation Records and released some great
CDs on their Rev-Ola spin-off label by the likes of -

The Ballroom 
Eternity's Children 
Sunshine Company
Third Rail


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Message: 4
   Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 03:27:26 -0400
   From: "WASE RADIO" 
Subject: Carol Kaye / Kim Fowley

To Carol Kaye:

I read with interest the list of people you have worked
with in the studios.  Among the producers you have listed
a "Kim Farley"  I wondered if you meant Kim Fowley.
Here's a real interesting person. He produced the
Murmaids' 1963 hit "Popsicles and Icicles"-I mean a real
fine and innocent song. Then he got involved in the whole
"freak out" scene.  Then in the mid 70s he produced the
Runaways, the original riot girls.  Then he produced
Helen Reddy's 1977 album "Ear Candy" which featured her
updated version of "You're My World".  I have the album
in my collection and I thought it was great. It is
amazing that he produced so many people of different
muisical persuasions. 

Michael G, Marvin 
WASE radio

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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 03:35:11 -0000
   From: "Spectropop Admin" 
Subject: phil spector wall of sound technique

Posted by Vincent on Sat, 30 Sep 2000 09:38:42 



I'm currently doing research on the production techniques
of Phil Spector. My main source for now is the Hal
Blaine's memoir. I'd like to know if anyone has some
other source to direct me to or if anyone has some books
about Spector and could send me some excerpts that are
the keys to the way he created the wall of sound. 

Thank you very much 


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