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There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 73:

      1. Re: FIRST WAVE CD to be released next week
           From: "Brad Elliott" 
      2. Can't wait for summer
           From: "Jim Fisher" 
      3. Chad & Jeremy
           From: Steven Prazak L
      4. Chad and Jeremy
           From: Claudia 
      5. Re: under rated
           From: "mikey1" 
      6. Re: Forgot
           From: Carol Kaye 
      7. Re: Chad & Jeremy
           From: Carol Kaye 
      8. Anders & Poncia
           From: "Randy M. Kosht" 
      9. Re: Holiday wishes from a Spector
           From: "GSPECTOR" 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 11:36:21 -0600
   From: "Brad Elliott" 
Subject: Re: FIRST WAVE CD to be released next week

Mike wrote:

> Brad.....In looking at the track list for First Wave, I
> did not see a song called "Karate". I remember a vinyl
> version of these sessions had the song. Can you shed
> some light on this?

"Karate" is an alternate title for "Beach Boy Stomp." 
The master tape is labeled for "BB Stomp" and the
engineer's slate calls are for "BB Stomp," so that's
the title we went with.  The liner notes, however, do
note that the track also has been released as "Karate."

Surf's up!

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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 08:04:34 -0800
   From: "Jim Fisher" 
Subject: Can't wait for summer

Greetings and happy holidays Spectropopers, I need a
little info on the 1960--or s0--song "Can't wait for
summer"...the lyrics included the line  " play
ball in the park..." Everything else is kinda vanished
>from my memory though I still can hum the tune when the
wind is blowing in the right direction.. I'm sure that
someone on this list will recall a few more details.
Was it a Four Lads type outfit??? Thanks, Jim.

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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 11:21:27 -0500
   From: Steven Prazak L
Subject: Chad & Jeremy

Glad to see C&J get a mention here. The quality of
their stuff, particularly post-' 65, is startlingly
good. The Lettermen analogy is perhaps more appropriate
to their early World Artists releases (and maybe the
first Columbia LP), though both artists' tendency to
sing the verses in unison and the choruses with a 3rd
or 5th harmony is a valid comparison.

Best place to start is the still-in-print Painted
Dayglo Smile comp on Sony Legacy. From there,
definitely check out the just reissued Distant Shores:
easily their best of their "covers" albums. Much of the
tunes are in a Simon & Garfunkel-esque mode with rich
orchestrations that bring to mind Don't Let The Sun
Catch You Crying and Ferry Cross the Mersey by Gerry &
The Pacemakers.

And then their final album, The Ark (on CD, it's Japan
only, I'm afraid, but worth the hunt), which can fairly
be described as the best record 1967-era Traffic never
made...chock full of sitars, cellos, and flutes, and
great psych-ish songs not unlike Hole In My Shoe. It's
a Gary Usher-produced job as well...and one of my

The celebrated Of Cabbages and Kings (also on Japanese
CD) hasn't seemed to age nearly as well as Distant
Shores and The Ark, though Cabbages' opening track,
Rest in Peace (also on the Sony comp) remains one of
their best.

I think there could have been a UK-only live album
issued around that time as well, not sure though. There
was also an antiseptic '80s reunion album on Rocshire
that's probably not worth pursuing too eagerly.
Otherwise, Chad & Jeremy are a wonderful musical
destination, definitely worth a listen to all

Steven Prazak

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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 08:39:00 -0500 (EST)
   From: Claudia 
Subject: Chad and Jeremy

I had the pleasure of seeing Chad and Jeremy in concert
about 13 years ago as part of the British Invasion Tour
and I was amazed at their natural talent. They sounded
better in person than on their records, which is saying
something.  Jeremy Clyde did most of the talking to the
audience, and was personable and quite witty. It was an
immensely entertaining evening.

Their "Willow Weep for Me", "Summer Song", "Before and
After" "Yesterday's Gone" among others, were some of
the prettiest to come out of those British years, in my

As an aside, in 1966 I was at my local airport waiting
to pick up a friend who was flying in from California
and I saw Chad Stewart with his wife, Jill, (who was
one of London's hippest top models), buying tickets.
They (Chad and Jeremy) were quite hot at the time,
having just come off a Dick VanDyke Show and having
appeared on other American television.  I was bowled
over by what my eyes were telling me! Shaking, I got my
nerve up and approached Stewart and had a few words
with him. I still have the parking ticket he
autographed for me! Ah, those were the days! But that
was yesterday - and yesterday's gone. 


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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 09:49:51 -0500
   From: "mikey1" 
Subject: Re: under rated

alan zweig wrote

> You know who you don't hear enough about (in soft pop
> discussions)? But> my nomination is... Chad and Jeremy.
> They're like the Lettermen
> but way hipper.

Hey AZ......I know that The Lettermen have somewhat of
a unhip reputation, but boy, could those guys sing. The
whole trouble was the Capitol Records A&R guys who made
them record some unhip songs. Their later LPs have lots
of good songs and their voices and harmonies were
always perfect .

I have about 40 LPs/Cd, of thiers and I can tell you
that they do not deserve the rep that they have gotten.


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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:25:27 -0800
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Forgot

I forgot to say Happy Holidays to everyone, Carol Kaye

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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 10:25:08 -0800
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Chad & Jeremy

>>>.. Chad and Jeremy.<<<

Yes, I agree that they were wonderful singers....unlike
the Lettermen (who used Jim Gordon btw on drums) who I
had a lot of personal contact with, kidding-wise with
Tony, and being able to converse with them - they were
great guys, the Lettermen.... 

I forget what Chad and Jeremy were personally like for
some reason........but they did sing well, yes.  Good
dates with them.  

Carol Kaye

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Message: 8
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 08:41:29 -0800
   From: "Randy M. Kosht" 
Subject: Anders & Poncia

Hi; this is my first posting to the group.  My
specialized interest is A&M Records and related

I've been following the Anders & Poncia topic with
some interest; in addition to the Innocence and
Tradewinds albums on KS, there was also "The Anders
and Poncia Album," on Warner Brothers WS 1778 (that's
a guess), which would put the release date at about
1969. It featured songs they composed plus a Lieber
and Stoller number, "Smokey Joe's Cafe."


 1.  Year of the Twine - 02 :33 
 2.  You Don't Know What to Do - 02 :33 
 3.  I'm Beginning to Touch You - 02 :52 
 4.  Back Where I Come From - 04 :09 
 5.  Junior's Bleedin' Again - 03 :03 
 6.  If She Don't Stay - 02 :18 
 7.  Smokey Joe's Cafe - 03 :06 
 8.  Take His Love - 03 :26 
 9.  Make a Change (To Something Beter) - 02 :51 
 10. Lucky - 02 :30 
 11. Height of My Life - 02 :34 

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Message: 9
   Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 04:14:31 -0700
   From: "GSPECTOR" 
Subject: Re: Holiday wishes from a Spector

Hello and greetings to all Phil Spector fans.

I would like to wish all of you a very merry
Christmas and a happy holiday.

Not just another P.S. fan, 
one of his sons,

Gary P. Spector

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