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Spectropop V#0059

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 4/1/98
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          Volume #0059                               04/01/98
           Expressing the feelings of the young mind of today  
    Subject:     Buddah/Kama Sutra Compilations
    Sent:        3/31/98 12:12 PM
    Received:    4/1/98 2:05 AM
    From:        David Marsteller,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I thought I'd pass along some information in case anyone is 
    interested. The on-line music store Music For A Song has 
    among its catalog of cutouts: The Complete Buddah Chart 
    Singles Vols 1 & 2 The Complete Kama Sutra Singles Vols 1 & 
    2 for a pretty reasonable $3.77 each. Each volume has some 
    obscurities (Five Stairsteps & Cubie, the Vacels) among the 
    more familiar (Lovin' Spoonful, Ohio Express). I haven't 
    played 'em yet but it sounds like a good deal. They also 
    have the Brill Building compilation for $12.77 but it's on 
    cassette. I ordered that too, but haven't got it yet. Wish 
    it was the CD.
    The web address is:
    /**   "Reach out and grab a fistful of now"                            **/
    /**                                             Thornetta Davis        **/
    /**      David Marsteller                       **/
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /1/98 - 02 :33:00 AM ]---
    Subject:     Pet in LA
    Sent:        3/31/98 6:04 PM
    Received:    4/1/98 2:05 AM
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    The question had arisen before on the list as to what music 
    Petula Clark had recorded in LA. I was perusing the booklet 
    (is that what our UK friends call an "inlay"?) for Petula 
    Clark's "The Pye Years Volume 1" (RPM issue). The disc 
    holds two complete albums, the second of which is called 
    "These Are My Songs." If I remember it right, the booklet 
    says that all of this album was recorded in LA, produced by 
    Sonny Burke. So it'll probably have that Strangers In The 
    Night, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime sort of vibe.
    Say, I was watching the opening portion of Austin Powers 
    (didn't finish it, though, because I hadda put my three-
    year-old boy to bed), and I just howled out loud in 
    appreciation over the Swinging London sequence. When that 
    policeman breaks into the frug, I just about wet myself.
    egad, this is my favorite music mailing list.
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /1/98 - 02 :33:00 AM ]---
    Subject:     Re: Shakespeare (and I don't mean Bill!)
    Sent:        3/31/98 5:39 AM
    Received:    4/1/98 2:05 AM
    From:        BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    << Since Jack Madani posted about the Flowerpot Men some 
    time ago, I have become a big fan. I just bought a new 
    release of the Flowerpot Men with has 6 unreleased bonus 
    tracks. This is very, very good music from the days of 
    superb craftsmanship, production and discipline, as 
    evidenced by the "big sound" and perfect harmonies 
    (countless hours of rehearsing which I'm not sure happens 
    so much in the years since that time). Of interest, in the 
    song lineup Carter and Shakespeare were credited with some 
    of the songwriting. Yet, in the liner notes John Carter's 
    name is followed by John Shakespeare's name bracketed in 
    parenthesis. Are these men one in the same? 
    I also bought the First Class CD to see if these boys did 
    any other music on par with the flawless "Beach Baby". This 
    song is a true gem, I listen to it often on my quality car 
    stereo with the volume high. % minutes of musical ecstasy 
    (please don't kick me off this list!!) At first listen 
    there seem to be several dated clinkers on this CD, but also 
    a few nice songs as well. I always thought that Ken Lewis 
    cowrote Beach Baby with Carter, but apparently not ? -- they 
    hadn't worked together in some time by that point (I think).
    Dave Mirich>>
    Hi Dave,
    Actually, the "Shakepeare" you refer to, if I'm not 
    mistaken, is John Carter's wife Gillian Shakespeare. She 
    co-wrote several Flower Pot Men songs, as well as several 
    First Class songs such as "Beach Baby" and "Too Many Golden 
    Oldies". I would highly recommend that you purchase "Love 
    Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", the compilation of Tony 
    Burrows sung material available on Varese Sarabande records. 
    You'd love it!
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /1/98 - 02 :33:00 AM ]---
    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0058
    Sent:        3/31/98 3:42 AM
    Received:    4/1/98 2:05 AM
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop  List,
    >does anyone have a comprehensive 
    >P&P collection? I would love to discuss a dub trade or if 
    >anyone could help fill out my P&P collection otherwise 
    As it happens, I have a pretty good collection of P&P.  Dub trade fine.
    >Doc also recommended a Girl Group Fanzine called Cha Cha 
    >Charming. It must be named after the Ellie Gaye record
    That is correct.
    >Doc mentions it includes an interview with Kay McCool of his
    >favorite GG, the Pixies Three. Cool. I adore their "442 
    >Glenwood Avenue." But tell us Doc, why your favorite? 
    Well,it's a long story, which I told in the pages of 
    Discoveries magazine a few years ago. For a copy of my VERY 
    long Pixies three article chock full of original interview 
    material, email me a DocroXXX@XXXXXXom Perhaps the title 
    says it all-- "Schoolgirl Exuberance!
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /1/98 - 02 :33:00 AM ]---
    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0058
    Sent:        3/31/98 1:26 PM
    Received:    4/1/98 2:05 AM
    From:        Javed Jafri,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Someone on the Beach Boys mailing list has solved the 
    mystery about who is responsible for "Awake In A Dream". 
    It's a group (or perhaps a one-off project ??) called The 
    Giant Jellybean Copout.
    > Subject:     Awake in a dream
    > From:        FMYou, FMXXX@XXXXXXm
    > I once emailed somebody at M&M about those bonus tracks. He 
    > told me who did the "dream" song, but I didn't retain the 
    > information--he probably just named the credited artist, and 
    > I didn't relate it to anybody I knew of, like Zekley.
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /1/98 - 02 :33:00 AM ]---

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