________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ The ultimate in "now sound" ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 6 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 70: 1. Hal interview/Spector Xmas lp/Ronnie Xmas special From: john rausch 2. You don't love me/spinning/Poptones! From: Joe Foster 3. Re: Spinning, Spinning, Spinning From: "David Bash" 4. Big News! From: "Jamie LePage" 5. Pete Anders - Vinnie Poncia From: Michael Gessner 6. Love Lettermen From: john rausch ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 14:50:31 -0500 From: john rausch Subject: Hal interview/Spector Xmas lp/Ronnie Xmas special Thanks again Carol , for some insight on the Hal Blaine article, I do agree with you, when I read it on line re: the foul language. I`ll post here when part 2 becomes available. And for the rest of the group........ This may be old news to some but a revelation to me, I was listening to the Spector Xmas lp (my stereo lp) and it hit me like a ton of bricks, I can hear CHER on the track (Christmas, Baby Please Come Home) loud and clear, never paid attention before, I guess, just wonder if anyone else hears her . I know she is heard on Be My Baby and especially Baby I Love You, but the Darlene Love track just totally took me by surprise. Happy holidays to all. PS Also a thanks to Ed Salamon for the Ronnie Spector Radio special post. John Rausch --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 06:14:18 -0000 From: Joe Foster Subject: You don't love me/spinning/Poptones! Kaleidoscope certainly were the most eclectic band I ever heard..whenever I play them on the radio there are a bunch of amazed calls to the station!...There are a couple of demos of the band in Curt Boettcher's archive, they were apparently discovered by his associate Vicky Winston, and had the same management....the song "Spinning, Spinning, Spinning" was the lone Warner Brothers single by The Ballroom, predecessors of the Millennium, and was available on the Rev-Ola Ballroom CD....Ruthann wrote many songs with Curt and Tandyn Almer in that period, she has been searching through her demos by the way, and is keen to join in the historical reissue fun!.... The 2nd Sagittarius album "Blue Marble" is currently being prepared for release on Poptones, along with a bunch of other great stuff....nice to know too that someone likes my Creation singles....! Merry Xmas to you all! Joe --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 07:27:13 -0800 From: "David Bash" Subject: Re: Spinning, Spinning, Spinning > From: Dean Scapolo > Subject: Curt Boettcher et al.... > > Hi all, > > Curt Boettcher also co-wrote a local #1 hit (New > Zealand) I don't know if this song had been recorded > by anyone else though. The song was called Spinning > Spinning Spinning and was recorded in 1968 by NZ > group The Simple Image, it became one of the biggest > selling singles on the year here, and they had 4 more > hits (and one previous hit) It is reasonably easy to > get a hold of on CD in NZ. The song was co-written > with RuthAnn Friedman who wrote Windy for the > Association,which is possibly how they came into > partnership as Curt produced Cherish & Along Comes > Mary for them. Hi Dean, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning was first recorded by Boettcher's group, The Ballroom. It was released in the U.S. on Warner Brothers, b/w "Baby Please Don't Go", in May of 1967. You can hear these two songs and many other Ballroom tracks on the fabulous collection Preparing For The Millennium, which was released in the UK on Revola Records, in 1998. -- Spectropop Rules!!!!! Take Care, David --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 09:29:36 -0000 From: "Jamie LePage" Subject: Big News! I was fortunate enough to attend a one-man performance by Jeffrey Foskett last week. I've wanted to post about it but I have been extremely busy, and there's a whole lot to tell! Jeffrey's latest album "Twelve and Twelve" is now out on Dreamsville, the same label in Japan that brought us those great Curt Boettcher/Millennium related releases over the last year or so. Poptones has issued some of this material in slightly different track listings, and it seems that we, the consumer, are the winners in what appears to be friendly competition between the two labels. "Twelve and Twelve" differs from previous efforts, and as fantastic as those earlier releases are, the new album stands up admirably. The highlight for me is his startling version of Brian Wilson and Tony Asher's "Everything I Need", previously recorded by the Wilsons. The Wilson's version was pretty darn good despite the Joe Thomas influence, but Jeffrey's version sounds more like what I imagine Brian had in mind when he wrote it. Fellow Brian Wilson bandmate and Wondermint member Darian Sahanaja lends a hand on this track and Brian has a guest vocal. It's great! If this is an indication of what we may expect the next BW solo album to sound like, it is going to be brilliant. I could go on and on about this album, but I have much more to tell, so suffice it to say it hasn't left my CD changer since I first got it. Check it out! Jeffrey's performance was wonderful. Just him and his 12 string Rickenbacker. He used backing tapes on a few tracks (including Everything I Need), but most of the set was guitar and one voice. Besides quite a few of his great originals like Maryann, he did covers of Catch the Wind, Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, I Can't Let Go, Hurting Each Other (this knocked me out!) and a wonderful rendition of Roy Orbison's Crying. Whew! I heard some news at the concert that I want to share with everyone. On February 10, 2001, Dreamsville Records will release three very special albums on CD. Official releases with bonus tracks of alternate versions and unreleased tracks, these three releases are sure to excite anyone interested in the Beach Boys, Curt Boettcher and Gary Usher... BLUE MARBLE - SAGITTARIUS Finally this album will see its long overdue release on CD. A fantastic record originally released on Together, this features their wonderful version of Wilson/Usher's In My Room. The album also has the non-LP single and and alternate versions of LP tracks - 05 in all! PASSION FRUITS - CALIFORNIA Curt Boettcher's California Music sessions of 72-76; Jamaica Farewell, Happy in Hollywood etc. The full unreleased album, singles and alternate takes. SYMPHONIC SALUTE TO A GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITER BRIAN WILSON - GARY USHER Unbelievably, this album was previously unknown by most Beach Boys and Gary Usher fans. Recorded in 1970 and originally scheduled for release on Together Records, this release on Dreamsville marks the very first issue of this album anywhere in the world. Gary Usher produced and arranged the recordings, Before Jeffrey's performance I heard a couple of snippets from the album...I can't wait to hear the whole album! The two tracks I heard were God Only Knows and Please Let Me Wonder, and I understand the album also contains orchestral versions of In My Room, Good Vibrations and Pet Sounds. Y2K has been an unbelievably good year for 60s music fans. So many there is hardly enough time to listen to them all much less review them in the newsgroups; releases such as Brian Wilson's live record, the Millennium material, Curt B's Misty Mirage, the two Sandy Salisbury albums, Margo Guryan's Take a Picture, Barry Mann's solo albums-wow! I am sure I haven't mentioned other 2000 releases of interest to the group. Can ayone add others? And...if these three new Dreamsville releases are anything to judge by, 2001 is going to be another banner year for fans of 60s music. Between Poptones and Dreamsville, we have much to look forward to in the forthcoming year. Don't forget Complete Honeys too, due out January 15 through Collector's Choice! Happy holidays to all, Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 02:21:40 -0500 From: Michael Gessner Subject: Pete Anders - Vinnie Poncia Does anyone have any information on these 2 guys who worked and wrote songs for Phil Spector. I know they were the Tradewinds, maybe the Innocence, and some others. Is there a list of their "group"? Thanks, Mike --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 20:07:00 -0500 From: john rausch Subject: Love Lettermen Darlene Love will be performing her annual Letterman appearance on the 21st John Rausch --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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