http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Visual Sound Stereo ________________________________________________________________________ There are 6 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 159: 1. "Leader Of The Pack" From: "Tony Leong" 2. Re; 60s radio airchecks From: Billy Spradlin 3. Re: SHIRLEY MATTHEWS From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 4. Lorraine Silver - Yeah From: LePageWeb 5. Cookaway equals Quality!!!! From: "Steve Ronic" 6. CHANTELLES & GOODIES From: Mick Patrick ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Mon Apr 30, 2001 2:58 am From: "Tony Leong" Subject: "Leader Of The Pack" I just got back from Boston where I went to see the revised stage show of "Leader Of the Pack". Indeed it was a wonderful tribute to Jeff and Ellie's (although it's credited to Ellie only) music. It was 2 hours of great performances. In Boston, the guest star was Mary Wilson (!!), but she was wonderful singing "Look Of Love", "I Can Hear Music" etc. in her well-developed alto. (What next, Ronnie Spector in a Motown Revue singing "Dancing In the Street"?? :>) oops, sorry Martha!!). Compared to the 1985 Broadway production featuring the legendary Darlene Love and Ellie, this new production has no dialogue, or tacky attempts to recreate the frug or bugaloo, nor did the actors combine beehive or Elvis-do's with Flashdance attire. This production was one non-stop musical with great arrangements, and a set that reminded me of a combo of Shindig and the Hullabaloo A-go-go. The dancing and singing were strong, and again, the show was a great tribute to the Ellie (and JEFF) songbook. Go see it if it comes to your town. Lastly, although Mary Wilson did a fantastic job, too bad LaLa Brooks was not also in the show. She still has the sound, the looks, and the presence!! Tony Leong --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 From: Billy G. Spradlin Date: Sun Apr 29, 2001 11:26 pm Subject: Re: 60s radio airchecks Freeman Carmack wrote: > Would any of you kind people mind re-posting, to me or > to the group,some of the wonderful archives of radio > airchecks that we were treated to back in February.It > has brought so many wonderful memories, as well as > reminded me of what a wonderful era in music it was. I would like to hear those airchecks too! I highly recommend checking out http://www.reelradio.com with hundreds of radio airchecks in streaming real audio. If you want a taste of what AM Top 40 radio sounded like in the 60's it's the place to go. Another good place is http://www.jinglefreaks.com/ for many 60's PAMS jingle packages. I have done some searching for jingles via Napster and discovered MP3's of classic 60's KHJ jingles with the Johnny Mann Singers, KFRC (though my file was incomplete) and 70's WLS & WCFL jingle packages. Billy PS: If anyone knows where I can order "Where The Girls Are Vol 4" and "The Dynovoice Story" please e-mail me! Thanx The original Johnny Mann singers 60's KHJ jingles - classics! http://www.spectropop.com --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 From: "Mike Arcidiacono"
Date: Tue May 1, 2001 1:20 am Subject: Re: SHIRLEY MATTHEWS "Mick Patrick" wrote: > I just opened my copy of the new DYNOVOICE STORY double > CD this morning. Diane Renay, Jeanne Thomas and the Beach > Girls are all featured. But what I want now is a Tracey > Dey meets the Rag Dolls compilation! Can you tell me WHERE you bought the Dynovoice Story? On line dealer? Thanks, Mike --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 From: LePageWeb Date: Mon Apr 30, 2001 7:42 am Subject: Lorraine Silver - Yeah! Hey guys, My interest is piqued. The Dynovoice Story sounds great, and how is that we've never discussed the Where The Girls Are series before? Here Comes the Girls comes up here often, but not WTGA. I gotta have these now! I went over to Lorraine Silver's web site, and although I had noted Mick's comment about the site containing "that groovy 1965 photo that she showed us in her scrapbook" I was totally unprepared. *Totally* Groovy status in my book. Wow! Lost Summer Love is a gem among gems on HCTG8, The melody, which descends from the major 7 over the unusual B-flat major-7 to D-minor chord pattern, is rather sophisticated for the genre. Set against the relentless march-type rhythm, the effect is quite infectious. For anyone that hasn't got this already, Lost Summer Love is available for download at her site. After seeing Lorraine's pic on her website, I had to dig out her other tracks too, including the Pretty Flamingo-like "Happy Faces" (HCTG1). I had never paid much attention to it before; it kinda gets dwarfed following the overwhelming "Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways" by Tammy St. John, a winning vocal and production of an absolutely brilliant song. Anyway, as I was looking at the photo on the website and listening to "I Know You'll Be There" from HCTG6, I couldn't help thinking it amazing that Lorraine Silver recorded these tracks at the age of 12 or 13 and wondering *why* this photo wasn't used in the CD booklets. Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 From: "Steve Ronic" Date: Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:24 pm Subject: Cookaway equals Quality!!!! Hi Alan and other fellow Spectropopstars, I could go on at great length about the superb songwriting skills of messrs Cook and Greenaway. Instead here are a couple of web addresses telling their (his)story with pics and audio clips of "the UK's answer to Boyce And Hart". They reign supreme as far as I'm concerned when it comes to writing pop songs along with other UK greats such as Tony MacAuley, Geoff Stevens, Flett/Fletcher and Dyer/Scott. www.songwriters.4t.com/ and www.rogercook.com/default.asp Enjoy!! Steve. PS: Thanks very much to the guys who replied to my request for trades. If anybody else out there fancies trading sunshine/soft/psych pop then e-mail me at the above address. I'm on the hunt for a tape or CDR of Michael Brown's Montage. Can anyone help? Thanks. Steve. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 From: Mick Patrick Date: Sun Apr 29, 2001 9:54 am Subject: CHANTELLES & GOODIES Jamie wrote: > ...the Chantelles...who produced their post EMI records? > Surely not original Gene Norman Presents-related > productions? HI JAMIE, Correct, THE CHANTELLES US release on GNP Crescendo was produced by MIKI DALLON. The label states that the tracks were recorded in England for Deutsche Vogue. I bet there's a nice German picture sleeve version awaiting discovery. On Polydor the group's sides carried the Filmusic production credit (as did their EMI 45s). THE GOODIES...I'll believe "The Dum Dum Ditty" exists as a 45 on the Roomate label by the Bunnies when I see a copy. I prefer the Shangri-Las version anyhow. Strikes me that Red Bird/Blue Cat bought in this readymade backing track from the production company. Shadow said in an interview that the Goodies were from Long Island and that he wrote "Leader Of The Pack" for them. NOT the Shangs. HORRORS!!!! Mind you, it has been said that he talks a lot of rubbish. I could not possibly comment. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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