http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Where The Action Is ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 7 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 156: 1. Sammy's Chasing Rainbows From: "Spector Collector" 2. Connie/Goffin & King From: "Ian Chapman"> 3. Re: Ris & the Chantelles From: Mick Patrick 4. Re: Dum Dum Ditty From: "Phil Chapman" 5. The Other Two From: Will George 6. Soul (maybe) & Inspiration (maybe not) From: LePageWeb 7. The Liquid Room 4/22/01 From: David Ponak ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 23:53:28 -0000 From: "Spector Collector" Subject: Sammy's Chasing Rainbows I see that Collectables has set May 8 as the release date for a Sammy Turner compilation (called "Lavender Blue," natch), and that it includes the Spector-produced "Raincoat in the River" (please let it be from master tapes, God) in its first official CD release. This reminded me of something I'd long forgotten: about 25 years ago, a friend purchased an acetate of Sammy singing "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" at a garage sale at the home of (get this!) Stan Applebaum. I've never been able to find an official release of this song, and I suspect that it exists only on the acetate (or maybe a test press or two). The reason I'm curious about it is that it was a lovely production at the very least, and smacked more than a little of the Spector production style of "Raincoat..." Since the matrix numbers of that song and its flip, "Falling," aren't consecutive, it's extremely likely that there would have been at least one unissued Spector production from the recording sessions, and my theory, having heard "...Rainbows," has always been that this was it. It's been twenty years or more since Ra and I lost touch, or I'd just ask him to tape it for me. So here's the deal: does any of you know of/have this recording, or else know a fellow named Ra Aiello (last known address: Boston, circa 1980)? I'd love to be put back in touch with the recording and/or Ra, and any assistance, clues, or tapes would be most appreciated! David A. Young --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:03:04 +0100 From: "Ian Chapman" Subject: Connie/Goffin & King > Connie Stevens has recorded this Goffin and King song > "Don't You Want To Love Me". Yep! The same one as by > The Other Two. > > Mike Cee. Mike: Thanks for this info. Went straight to check a few listings and found it as WB 5691, the flip of "In My Room (El Amor)", issued in '66. Now to track it down! BTW, anyone else a fan of the song "In My Room"? I know of two other versions; a great one by Verdelle Smith, but I guess the most well-known is by the Walker Brothers. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 00:19:21 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Ris & the Chantelles Greetings, There I was, eating a packet of Hula Hoops using only my left pinky (can't work with greasy fingers) when who should call but RIS CHANTELLE. She was kinda surprised and chuffed when I told her that she'd been a topic of interest on SPECTROPOP. Ris asked me to pass on the following information: THE CHANTELLES consisted of RIS CHANTELLE, SANDRA ORR and JAY ADAMS. When Jay dropped out of the group her white boots were filled by singer-songwriter NOLA YORK. Ris and NOLA are still working together. Nola writes stage musicals these days. The show "Wild, Wild Women", which she wrote with the late Michael Richmond, recently finished a ten week run at the Orange Tree in Richmond (just outside London). Nola and Ris have a website under construction. They'll no doubt pass on the address when it's ready. Before I get back to my crunchy snack, can anyone out there please tell me the exact title of Marlene Dietrich's version of the Bacharach & David song "Kentucky Bluebird (Message To Martha/Michael)". I think it has the word "Nachtengale" (nightingale) in the title. I gotta know!!!!!!!!! Shame "I Want That Boy" wasn't a hit. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 17:06:49 +0100 From: "Phil Chapman" Subject: Re: Dum Dum Ditty Rob B. writes: > By the way, the song is awesome. ... yeah yeah yeah, like "Then He Kissed Me", "He's A Rebel", "Do Wah Diddy" rolled into one! I can find listed the following versions: Goodies - Blue Cat 117 Southern Belles - Amazon 3 Bunnies - Roomate(?) [under title of "Rebel Without A Cause"] all three appear to be from the same master source, with varying degrees of degradation in the rhythm track. I've posted the three I have, if you have yet another I'd like to hear it. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 10:00:52 EDT From: Will George Subject: The Other Two I'm not familiar with this group at all. But I know they recorded a very obscure Jackie DeShannon compostion called Breakdown Baby. Has anyone ever heard this? I'd love to get my hands (and ears) on it. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 12:36:53 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Soul (maybe) & Inspiration (maybe not) Carol Kaye wrote; > > I wasn't aware of the Bill Medley/Darlene Love duet on > > (You're My) Soul & Inspiration. Is there any way to hear > > that? Have just the two of them recorded anything else? > > Hmm....I played bass on that recording, loved working for > the Righteous Bros., espec. Bill Medley, and wasn't aware > of that or had forgotten about it, interesting. Hi Carol, Well, the Darlene Love and Bill medley duet is a comparatively recent recording. It was released on Capitol in the mid-90s. It doesn't sound like the "clique" on there at all. I'm sure you referred to the original Righteous Brothers recording. Rather sarcastically I said to my friend when we were listening to it the other day "great string synth sound". Indeed, the buzzing fake strings add just the right shade of tackiness to this rather dreadful recording. Oh sure, Darlene is in great form as always, but the chords have been "cleverly" rewritten at the turnaround, the drums have all the soul of a Roland sequencer, and as seems to be synonymous with "contemporary", the vocals are all over the place, obscuring the melody with an excessive amount of ad-libbed wo-wo-woh-baby-baby's. (Don't even get me started on the distractingly annoying funk guitar lick...) I had to wash my ears out with the original Righteous Brothers recording after listening to that. By the way, Carol. You may not recall this, but the original Righteous Brothers recording was the first "post-Spector" session the Righteous Brothers did. Legend has it that they called in the entire Spector team (sans Spector) to do the record, including the songwriters, the arranger, studio, engineer, and of course the musicians. I've always wondered if there was any "buzz" at the session that Spector's sound was being effectively duplicated in his absence. Do you recall anything about that, or was it just "another day, another session" kind of thing? All the best, Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 11:56:38 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 4/22/01 Saturday night/Sunday morning brought another groovy time in the Liquid Room. The Liquid Room airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) at 90.7 FM KPFK Los Angeles as well as streaming at http://www.kpfk.org. A big "hello" to the Tokyo listeners! Here's the playlist for 4/22: 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Corduroy/The Addison Tapes Click (Pony Canyon-Japan) 3.Akakage-Brass Impact I Love Pop Music (Crown-Japan) 4.Pico-Akai Sabaku E Ikanai Ka Soft Rock Drivin'-Snow Dolphin Samba (Polydor-Japan) 5.Black Box Recorder-The English Motorway System The Facts Of Live (Jet Set) 6.Roy Budd/Fear Is The Key (Main Theme) Rebirth Of Budd (Sequel-UK) 7.Orbital-Waving Not Drowning The Altogether (Polygram) 8.Francoise Hardy/Le Temp De Souvenirs The Vogue Years (BMG-Ger) 9.Bertand Burgalat/Nonza The Ssssound Of Music (Tricatel-France) 10.Bob Dorough/Love (Webster's Definition) To Communicate (Tokuma-Japan) 11.Margo Guryan/What Can I Give You Take A Picture (Franklin Castle) 12.Motocompo/Color This World Krackerjack Party (Poplot-Japan) 13.The Divine Comedy/The Perfect Lovesong Regeneration (Parolophone-UK) 14.Mel Torme/She's Leaving Home A Time For Us (Capitol) 15.Delton 3030/3030 Deltron 3030 (75Arc) 16.Saint Etienne/Le Ballade De Saint Etienne Interlude (Sub Pop) 17.Serge Gainsbourg/Aeroplanes (Readymade Remix) I Love Serge-Electronicagainsbourg (Mercury-France) 18.Issac Hayes/Ellie's Love Theme Shaft (soundtrack) (Stax) 19.Pizzicato Five/Summertime Summertime Pizzicato Five RIP-Big Hits And Jet Lags Vol. 3 (Readymade-Japan) 20.Death By Chocolate/The LS Bumblebee Death By Chocolate (Jet Set) 21.Tony Mottola/I Found Love Warm, Wild & Wonderful 22.The Free Design/The Hook Cosmic Peekaboo (Marina) 23.The Wondermints/Sting O' Luv Bali (Varese) 24.Daft Punk/Something About Us Discovery (Virgin) 25.Stu Phillips/Feels Like Lovin' Feels Like Lovin' (Capitol) 26.Our Hour/Cal Flower Electric Heavyland (LD&K-Japan) 27.Michel Polnaref/Qui A Tue Grand Maran Le Premiere Annes (Universal-France) 28.Linus Of Hollywood/To Be A Girl Let Yourself Be Happy (Franklin Castle) 29.Paul Mauriat/Silver Fingertips L.O.V.E. (Phillips) 30.Le Hammond Inferno/Easy Leasing Superstar Easy Leasing Superstar (Escalator-Japan) 31.Henry Mancini/The Party (Instrumental) The Party (soundtrack) (RCA) 32.Priscilla Paris/He Noticed Me Touch The Wall Of Sound Vol. 2 (M&M) 33.Instant Cafe/Driving Me Backwords Instant Cafe EP (Instant Cafe-Japan) 34.Sid Bass/Playera Moog Espania (RCA) 35.The Little Rabbits/Implelecatexpossifice The Grande Musique (Barclay/Rosebud-France) 36.Akiko Nakamura-La La La 60's Cutie Pop Collection-Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 37.Hi-C/Sitting In The Park Skanless (Skanless) 38.Michel Legrand/The Chess Game The Thomas Crown Affair (soundtrack) (UA) 39.Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends/Let's Ride The Complete.... (Polydor-Japan) 40.Honey Ltd/I've Got Your Man Honey Ltd. (LHI) 41.Love/Wonder People (I Do Wonder) Forever Changes (bonus track) (Rhino) 42.The Banana Splits/I Enjoy Being A Boy The Banana Splits (boot) 43.Minnie Ripperton/Completeness Come To My Garden (AIM) 44.Nana Kinomi/Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa 60's Cutie Pop Collection-Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 45.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (WB) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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