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There are 7 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 123:

      1. "Dream Girls" Track Listing
           From: John Frank 
      2. re: I Stand Accused
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
      3. Van McCoy
           From: joe gillis 
      4. re: The real McCoy
           From: "Phil Chapman"
      5. Re: The real McCoy
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Ruby & The Romantics
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
      7. RE: Shangri-Las and the oldies circuit.
           From: David Marshall 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 21:23:38 -0800
   From: John Frank 
Subject: "Dream Girls" Track Listing

Someone asked for this a few weeks ago. Sorry I haven't
been more prompt. 

"Dream Girls" seems to be a US release of a Japanese
comp series. I had received all of these through a tape
trade with a man in Japan about 4 years ago, but I'm not
sure exactly which series they're from. When this CD was
released, I jumped at the chance to have the songs in
that format. What original series? Maybe "Gonna Get Some
Records"? I don't think it's "Beyond The Wall Of Sound,"
since that set, for the most part, had already been
released in the US or UK, and is heavier on the
Spectorian girl group sound, while this set leans more
toward the (for lack of a better genre label)
teen-twink-single-girl-vocalist sound.

It's a double-CD set, released on the suspiciously
"independent" CC label. It sports a disgustingly sexist

Disc #1
Miss Cathy Brasher - Too Late to Be Lovers
Ann-Margret - Hey Little Star
Susan Wayne - Ridin' on a Rainbow
Shelley Fabares - Football Season's Over
Andrea Carroll - Please Don't Talk to the Lifeguard
Jill Jackson - All Over Again
Roberta Wynn - Dream Boy
Miss Cathy Brasher - Sh...Listen
Dean Cannon - When Love Goes Wrong
Ruth Anne & the Footsteps - Lonely Footsteps
Carol Connors - Listen to the Beat
Cyd & Cheri - I'm a-Lookin' for Blue Eyes
Linda Laurie - All Winter Long
Jackie & Gayle - I Can't Go Out Tonight
Crystalettes -Just Think of Me
Susan Rafey - A Kiss to Remember You By
Ellie Gaye - Cha Cha Charming
Ginger & the Snaps - Seven Days in September
Cannon Sisters - I'm Sorry I Went
Courtney Rain - Too Late to Be Lovers
Miss Cathy Brasher - Only When I Dream
Sheila North - Golly Gee
Maureen Arthur - Don't Make the Angels Cry
Diane Emond - The Beginning of The End
Ruth Anne & the Footsteps - Little Angel
Vicki Sallee - Wild Angel
Carol Connors - What Do You See in Him
Cannon Sisters - Second Best
Carol & Cheryl - Sunny Winter
Kathie King - Handle with Care

Disc #2
Connie Stevens - Lost in Wonderland
Shannons - Born Too Late
Rochelle Lara - Steady
Musique & the Lyrics - My Love and Life
Linda Laurie - Where Do You Go
Diane Ray - Snowman
Linda Wilson - Dreamy Eyes
Annette Bard - Alibi
Ginger & the Snaps - Growing Up Is Hard to Do
Carole King - A Very Special Boy
Miss Cathy Brasher - I'll Remember Jimmy
Gee Sisters - Telstar
Jill Jackson - Hey Handsome Boy
Mandi Martin - Don't Let Him Get Away from You
Chi Chi McCauley - Memory Lane Without You
Nancy Mason - Won't Been Telling Him
Vicki Sallee - Jimmy Darling
Kathy Young - I'll Love That Man
Rose DuBats - Signals from Saturn
Alicia Adams - Oom Dooby Doom
Debbie Woods - Like I Gotta Get Away
Palisades- Make the Night a Little Longer
Jean Thomas - He's So Near (Yet So Far Away)
Wendy Turner - Joanie
Dee & I - Dream
Crystalettes - We're in Love
Sammy Lynn - I Could Have Loved You
Little Jonna Jaye - Dear Jimmy
Piccola Pupa - Break Away
Kathy Jay - It's Boys Like You

That's it. There's a lot to be avoided here. But it's
well worth buying. Miss Cathy Brasher wrote the songs she
recorded and they're well worth hearing. I read somewhere
she was one of the Murmaids. Ellie Gaye's (Greenwich)
"Cha Cha Charming" is a thrill and a must-have, imo,
especially for those cha-cha parties :-). Both of the
Cannon Sisters' songs are pretty wonderful, as is "Make
the Night a Little Longer" by the Palisades (Cookies?).
Ginger & the Snaps (Honeys), a little wacked-out Rose
DuBats' "Signals from 'Sa-ha-ha-tu-rin'". Carol Connors
aka Annette Bard, Jill "Paula" Jackson. Well worth the
price, imo.


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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:53:22 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: re: I Stand Accused

The Glories' "I Stand Accused" is yet another song of
that name, a rather lively precursor to their near-hit
"Give Me My Freedom" by the same writer (W.Levine).

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Message: 3
   Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 01:29:59 -0000
   From: joe gillis 
Subject: Van McCoy

His song "Getting Mighty Crowded" (original version --
Betty Everett? 1964?) was redone by Elvis Costello in
1980 -- the same year he did "I Stand Accused." These
things always connect...

btw, who 1st did "Tainted Love"?

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Message: 4
   Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:53:21 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: re: The real McCoy

>He even wrote "When You're Young and in Love" for 
>crying out loud!

He certainly did - and for that alone he will always be
remembered. I think Van's unique quality was his ability
to write sentimental tunes & lyrics without sounding
cheap, as WYYAIL demonstrates. I much prefer his
pre-"...Hustle" output and have listed a few favourites
>from my patchy colleciton:

Ruby & The Romantics - "When You're Young And In Love"
Barbara Lewis - "Baby I'm Yours"
Presidents - "The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven"
Roberta Flack - "Sweet Bitter Love" (beautiful)
Carol Slade - "I Wanna Know"
Globetrotters - "Don't Rock The Boat"
Faith Hope & Charity - "Come Back And Finish What You Started"
Anacostia (Presidents) - "On And On"
Peaches & Herb - "We're So Much In Love"
and two gems from Aretha Franklin's mid-70s albums:
"You Brought Me Back To Life", "Walk Softly"

Sadly missed.


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Message: 5
   Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 09:11:20 -0500
   From: Patrick Rands
Subject: Re: The real McCoy

Here's a list of the Van McCoy songs Lesley Gore does:

It's Just About That Time (McCoy) 
You've Come Back (McCoy)
Before and After (McCoy)
Te Voila (McCoy/Simille)

I'm not sure what the last song is coz i don't have the
box set in front of me - but all of these are on her
box set.


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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:53:22 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: Ruby & The Romantics

In attempt to upgrade my ailing vinyl I searched for a
Ruby & The Romantics CD compilation, only to find that it
omitted one of their (IMO) best tracks: "Your Baby
Doesn't Love You Anymore". The only credit on my 45 is
writer: 'Weiss' - does anybody have any further
information? The production has the flavour of Jerry
Riopelle/Teddy Randazzo.


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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 06:35:48 -0700 
   From: David Marshall 
Subject: RE: Shangri-Las and the oldies circuit.

There is a version of the group doing the circuit now. 
Of course I can not remember the specific name of the one
original member touring.  I saw them in a revue show this
past summer.  Her daughter is singing many of the leads.

dave marshall

> In the Shangri-Las' appearances on TV (as seen on
> videotape), [Mary] seems so interesting, as if she
> posessed both a vacant innocence and New York street
> smarts. (What ever happened to her anyway? The Shangs
> never did the oldies circuit, did they?)

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