________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ You'll get all the Top Pops at Boots Record Shops ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 6 messages in Spectropop - Digest Number 54. Topics in this digest: 1. labels notoriously lax about things like spelling From: Glenn Sadin 2. Treasure Island Oldies From: "Ian Chapman" 3. Re: Mel Carter From: Carol Kaye 4. Everly Brothers show From: Dave Mirich 5. curt 'n' sandy 'n' joey 'n' millennium From: "Steve Ronic" 6. Re: Pass It Along From: Jamie LePage ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:11:41 -0700 From: Glenn Sadin Subject: labels notoriously lax about things like spelling Stewart sez... >I've often wondered why Colgems bothered to do that, >considering how notoriously lax labels often are about >things like spelling and song titles. Columbia >flip-flopped the titles of two songs on Miles Davis' >KIND OF BLUE, an oversight which wasn't corrected until >over 30 years later! One of my favorite Elvis Costello >songs, "Men Called Uncle," was erroneously released as >"Man Called Uncle" in 1980 and it wasn't rectified >until the 1994 CD reissue. Good point. My guess is Nesmith made such a fuss that they corrected it. Pretty amazing about that Miles LP, especially considering how important an album it is. I sure am glad the recently reissued it with the original cover - that '80s reish was a real eyesore, and sounded terrible too! I didn't know that the Elvis C. song was mis-titled! Glenn Sadin Read about JAPANESE POP MUSIC from the 1950s thru the 1990s: http://home.earthlink.net/~glenn_mariko/nihon.htm --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 18:59:14 +0100 From: "Ian Chapman" Subject: Treasure Island Oldies Hi everybody, I'd just like to say a big thank you to Michael Godin for the invitation to guest on his internet show Treasure Island Oldies in Vancouver last Sunday, and for his warm welcome. I had a great time, although it was a tough call to pick out a Top Five! (I challenge any Spectropopper to do that without agonising! Where do you start?!) Spectropoppers should seriously check out Michael's show, which goes out live on Sunday evenings (although you can listen to archived shows anytime) at http://www.TreasureIslandoldies.com Just take a look at this selection from the titles he played during the two hours I was there: Nancy & Lee - Summer Wine Beach Boys - Help Me Ronda (yes, the album version) Rocky Fellers - Killer Joe Dobie Gray - In Crowd Ronettes - Is This What I Get For Loving You Four Seasons - Save It For Me Lesley Gore - 60s Coke ad, plus That's The Way Boys Are Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone Dion - Ruby Baby plus my top five (on that particular day!) ..... Crystals - He's A Rebel Walker Brothers - Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You Vogues - My Special Angel Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack Thanks again, Michael! Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:17:24 -0700 From: Carol Kaye Subject: Re: Mel Carter I played bass on the Mel Carter 60s dates which usually were recorded in United studio A, seems to me it was Jimmy Bowen, I could be wrong. Just got back and will look it up soon in my Log, playing catchup right now. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ That was Hal Blaine on the Mel Carter dates btw but Earl Palmer did some too on drums. Mel was a enjoyable to kibbitz with and his manager (once she learned to trust me) was a fine lady too, very sharp, were enjoyable dates. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 06:19:35 EST From: Dave Mirich Subject: Everly Brothers show We recently were able to catch the Everly Brothers here in Denver at the wonderful Paramount theater. They were slightly before my time (I am 44) but a friend of mine scored some tickets and I respect his opinion concerning music. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised about how much enjoyed to music. Of course the Everly brothers have many, many familiar hits. But the quality of their backing band and the hard-driving rock/country fusion made it a very worthwhile evening. Dave Mirich --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 21:05:58 -0000 From: "Steve Ronic" Subject: curt 'n' sandy 'n' joey 'n' millennium Here's an update on the ltd edition singles (1000 of each)to be released on Poptones Records in the UK. Double a-side 7" single Baby It's Real - Millennium Do You Know - Joey Stec Double a-side 7" single Do Unto Others - Sandy Salisbury That's The Way It's Gonna Be - Curt Boettcher Keep on smiling y'all! Steve. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 12:41:13 +0900 From: Jamie LePage Subject: Re: Pass It Along Joseph Scott wrote: > Personally, I think this track by this British alt-pop > group is likely to be a publicity stunt...the group > can profit financially in the long run. You mean you actually think this act may not be a purely artistic statement? You cynic!!! ;-) It is worth noting that (as Stewart aptly put it) despite babbling on at length about their (generally fuzzy and self-contradictory) agenda, the band are signed to a major, tour through all the regular promoters, playing all the regular venues and selling the inevitable merch. > I think if this vocalist were as concerned about > artistic integrity as he claims to be, they'd be > sampling artists who particularly struck their > artistic fancy, rather than...artists who are > likely to get the group coverage in the press... Well actually it is an interesting montage. The sampled clips were carefully and cleverly assembled. They lend meaning to the purported message of this effort. "One for the Money" and "the best things in life are free" work well. Taking on Apple Corps, Maverick, Metallica Ltd and Elvis Inc. was the point. Aside from the obvious publicity ploy, the given reason is to attempt to force the hand of such superstar level artists and their reps; to claim unauthorized use on this freely distributed mp3 or otherwise. Toby, Sociology student, wrote: >I think it (the industry) is threatened because >the internet is a new form of media which it doesn't >have control over. Don't worry. That problem is being attended to. >I mean, the entire music industry today is controlled >by how many companies, five??? Four, five...whatever. It's big bucks sho-biz, and may we leave it at that please. What concerns us as fans of obscure 60s pop (and fans of all narrowly focused styles of music) is that recordings of artistic merit but with marginal commercial potential continue to be made commercially available. For obscure vintage recordings enthusiasts, hopefully as digital distribution becomes a significant music market, whole catalogs will commonly be available for commercial download. No overhead. No risk. Load em all up and leave 'em there. No need to delete slow moving catalog either. No rack space problems. No warehousing problems. No inventory problems. Users select the recordings they want and download them. Even if the majors still do not find it financially worthwhile to make catalog available online, there will be third party services specializing in this area (let's say Rhinodownload.com), and of course even the Rhinos of the world benefit from not having problems with racking, warehousing and inventory. This is the outcome I hope for in any event. > >Related subject: how many Sixties artists distribute their >own music on their websites these days? I believe Roger >McGuinn is one....and Brian Wilson makes two...David Bowie >(though he's not really a Spectropoppy artist)... Bowie's alright then, Toby, come on. Tony Visconti and stuff. Great. But you are right - in-house production and digital distribution are becoming increasingly viable alternatives for both the niche market artist and the seasoned popular artist with a small but dedicated fan base. And just like the cliched story of "big bucks sho-biz type label buys hot trendy indie", the majors will pick up start-up digital labels as they reach noticeable levels of success. The digital label will then lose all of its cutting edge value through pursuit of quarterly figures and pop will eat itself again. Jamie N.P. Davy Jones & the Lower Third - You've Got A Habit Of Leaving --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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