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There are 4 messages in this issue of Spectropop -  Digest Number 55.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Incomplete History Of Soft Pop (Part 2)
           From: "Michael White" 
      2. Mel Carter
           From:Claudia Cunningham
      3. Mel Carter
           From: "Ian Chapman"
      4. New Beach Boys Fan Tribute 2-CD Set
           From: Richard Globman


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:54:17 -0800
   From: "Michael White" 
Subject: The Incomplete History Of Soft Pop (Part 2)

Happy autumn, everybody! 

At long last, Part Two of my occasional series, "The
Incomplete History Of Soft Pop," has been posted at the
newly renovated site.

It was recorded in September in Toronto, and features an
exclusive interview with the always articulate, always
genial Sean O'Hagan of the High Llamas (have you bought
their wonderful new Drag City/Duophonic album, "Buzzle
Bee," yet?) And, of course, you'll be fairly pummeled
with melody and romantic sentiment from the likes of the
Fifth Dimension, Broadcast, Harper's Bizarre, Eugene
Kelly, the Left Banke, Idha, and more!

The navigation at 2kool's a bit wonky at the moment, so
here's what to do. Click on Special Features, then click
anywhere on Mr. O'Hagan's face (gently!) to go to the
program. You'll then find a blurb about the program. Use
the arrow to the right of the blurb to scroll down to the
bottom. Click on the underlined 'soft pop' to start.
You'll need a RealPlayer plug-in, which you can download
>from the site if you don't already have it.


Michael White
Vancouver, BC

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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 20:47:03 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Claudia Cunningham
Subject: Mel Carter

Thanks to Carol Kaye for responding to who played on the
Mel Carter dates.  I was always so impressed with his
records.  They sounded so slick and professional - no
wonder! You and Hal Blaine were playing on them! I guess
there were other people besides Phil Spector who made
those "little symphonies for the kids" way back when. 

Claudia Cunningham

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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 23:32:00 -0000
   From: "Ian Chapman" 
Subject: Mel Carter

In a message dated 10/25/00 7:01:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Claudia wrote:

> Can anyone tell me anything about who produced for Mel
> Carter? I recently heard his rendition of "When a Boy
> Falls in Love"...Great! I always loved the full
> orchestral sound behind all his stuff. I see he is
> currently touring, to my great delight


Mel's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" album credits Nick
De Caro as arranger and producer on six of the cuts
(including that fantastic title track). Gene Page
arranged four of the remainder, one of which is a great
number entitled "The Richest Man Alive" - it's like one
of those superb Gene McDaniels big beat ballads.  Then
there's a couple more tracks produced by Eddie Ray, and
arranged b H.B. Barnum.  Sorry, can't help with the
credits for "When a Boy Falls In Love" - it isn't on
this particular album.

BTW, Carol mentioned Mel's manager - the liners name her
as Zelda Sands.


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Message: 4
   Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 09:09:13 -0500
   From: Richard Globman 
Subject: New Beach Boys Fan Tribute 2-CD Set

Members of the Pet Sounds Mailing List (PSML) have released a 2-CD set of
BB/Brian/Carl/Dennis/Flame covers...46 tracks.  All tracks were recorded
by members of the PSML.

The title is:
Net Sounds 3
A Fan Tribute to the Music of the Beach Boys
Dedicated to the Memory of Dennis Wilson

If you want to order:
Richard Globman
166 Turner Ashby Court
Martinsville, VA 24112

$14 (U.S.)  $16 (non-U.S.)  Non-U.S. orders must be in
U.S. funds. Cash, check, money orders all OK.

Please include your e-mail address if you want
confirmation that I received your order.

CD's are in stock and can be shipped the following day.

If you need more info, please e-mail me off list.


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