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Spectropop - Digest Number 166

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                           His Master's Voice

There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 166:

      1. APRIL & NINO
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Can anybody help.....!?
           From: Al Quaglieri
      3. Ris Chantelle
           From: "Ian Chapman"
      4. Cry I Will Tonight, etc
           From: "Ian Chapman" 
      5. Re: Can anybody help.....!?
           From: "Chuck Mallory" 
      6. Earl and Hal
           From: Frank Youngwerth 
      7. Barbara Ann
           From: Kristensen Jan Kristen 
      8. Dyno Voice Story
           From: john rausch 
      9. The Girlfriends 
           From: Beach5


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 20:44:10 +0100 (BST)
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: APRIL & NINO


Whoda thought it? APRIL & NINO are flavour of the month.
Fine by me. I found myself buying their first Varese CD
as a result. Just could not live another day without a
copy of I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME to stick in the office CD
player. What I really want is a CD full of Steve &
Eydie's Brill Building sides. Does such an item exist?
And I don't mean a Belgian bootleg.

Anyway, Phil Spector may or may not have produced Deep
Purple but he did produce a track by April in 1963. Title
goes that Atco had agreed to let the duo sign with
Philles if their next 45 stiffed. That single turned out
to be Deep Purple. so the plan fell through and April's
would be Philles disc stayed in the vaults until 1976
when it sneaked out on the RARE MASTERS LP on the Phil
Spector International label. Phil wrote the song with
Nino who also produced an as good version by Noreen
Corcoran for the VJ label. This might all seem like old
news to some of us but I suspect some of you
Spectropoppers are half my age. Whatever that is.

One more thing, if you all will excuse me for blatantly
plugging another of my compilations, the recent Ace CD
WHERE THE GIRLS ARE, Vol 4 (Atlantic's Feminine Side)
contains two rather fine solo tracks by April. And, hey,
what about their fab death disc . . . don't get me
started on death discs.


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Message: 2
   Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 14:53:19 -0400
   From: Al Quaglieri 
Subject: Re: Can anybody help.....!?

>The other single is actually a Bell Sound Studios acetate
>dated 5/9/66.  One side is a pop ballad (with a bit of a
>pre-British Invasion feel) called "Cry I Will Tonight";
>the other a good uptempo mid-60's pop tune (with a slight
>garage undercurrent a la some fuzztone mixed low in the
>track) called "Plan My Life."  Does anyone know who this
>is?  The 2-part harmonized lead vocals on the B-side
>sounds like a younger, sweeter Everly Brothers (though of
>course, it's not).

There was a "Plan My Life" by Richie Bruce on Roulette
4731 ca 1967. Bruce also released a "Cry I Will" on
Roulette 4691 ca 1966. Sounds like it to me.

Al Q.

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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:05:07 +0100
   From: "Ian Chapman" 
Subject: Ris Chantelle

John Frank asked:-

> Mick Patrick, in a recent post, mentioned Ris Chantelle
> of the early 60s UK girl group the Chantelles. Wasn't
> there a "Ris" in the Lana Sisters, the group Dusty first
> sang with? Ris is such an odd name, I just had to ask if
> it might be the same "Ris".

Yes, John, it's the same person.  Refer to Digest #154
for more info.


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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 00:40:46 +0100
   From: "Ian Chapman" 
Subject: Cry I Will Tonight, etc

Jeffrey Glenn asked about:-

>.........a Bell Sound Studios acetate
> dated 5/9/66.  One side is a pop ballad (with a bit of a
> pre-British Invasion feel) called "Cry I Will Tonight";
> the other a good uptempo mid-60's pop tune (with a slight
> garage undercurrent a la some fuzztone mixed low in the
> track) called "Plan My Life."  Does anyone know who this
> is?  The 2-part harmonized lead vocals on the B-side
> sounds like a younger, sweeter Everly Brothers (though of
> course, it's not).


I think these are by  Roulette artist Richie Bruce.  The
acetate you have appears to bring together two tracks
that were issued as separate 45s: "Cry I Will
Tonight"/"You're My World" - Roulette 4691 ('66), and
"Plan My Life"/"Any Girl That Wants Me" -  Roulette 4731


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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 09:13:14 -0600
   From: "Chuck Mallory" 
Subject: Re: Can anybody help.....!?

Wow, you dig really deep. I don't have a clue on either
of those records, but one way you might find out is to
e-mail some stores that sell collectible vinyl. Of
course, you probably need to act like you're wanting to
buy them, so you can get the info. Good luck!

Chuck Mallory

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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 01:05:21 EDT
   From: Frank Youngwerth 
Subject: Earl and Hal

I'm curious if anyone else likes to listen to "Spectropop"
tracks and try to figure out whether it's Hal Blaine,
Earl Palmer, both, or neither. For instance, both
drummers list Bobby Vee's "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes"
as being their work. There's some truly spectacular
drumming on this track, and for awhile I believed Hal's
book when it said it was him. But now I hear it as
definitive Earl Palmer. Except, wait, I'm playing it
again, and it might well be a case of both, with Earl
mixed higher (in the right channel).

Of course, when that promised book comes out, it'll
probably just be a matter of looking it up, although I
wonder how comprehensive it's going to be--just hits, or
flops, b-sides and album tracks too?  By the way, I was
once talking to Hal, and said I thought he played on the
Ventures' "Hawaii Five-O," and he said no, it wasn't him.
But as it turned out he assumed the Ventures version was
the same one played on the actual TV show, and it's not.
So then he said it could very well be him on the hit.
Around this time he said he spent more time watching TV
than listening to records.

Frank Youngwerth

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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 07:45:24 +0200
   From: Kristensen Jan Kristen 
Subject: Barbara Ann

Alan Miller wrote:

> On the Sequel Records comp "Girls Don't Come" there is a
> version of "You've lost that loving feelin'" by Brit girl
> Barbra Ann which is quite amazing.
> Does anyone know of any other titles by her?
> Hush.

Regarding Barbara Ann, as far as I know she made 2
records on Piccadilly label in 1965. The first was You've
Lost that Lovin' Feelin b/w 'Till the summertime, and
Black is the Colour b/w Since you Loved Me

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Message: 8
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 00:38:37 -0400
   From: john rausch 
Subject: Dyno Voice Story

I believe someone listed a site where they got their
Dyno Voice Story cd set, can you email me that url.
Can`t seem to find the post in the archives.

John Rausch

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Message: 9
   Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 06:39:27 -0000
   From: Beach5
Subject: The Girlfriends 

Anyone know who 'The Girlfriends'are?? Have them on a
Colpix compilation LP and there's a small picture.
Looks like Darlene Love in the group and has a total
Phil Spector sound. The song is called "(My One And
Only) Jimmy Boy'. Did Phil produce it??

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