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                   Headed for No. 1 on all the charts

There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 168:

      1. Sunshine Company 
           From: Jon Pruett 
      2. Goffin/King Tunes????
           From: Mike Cee 
      3. Butterflys
           From: "Charles G. Hill"
      4. Butterflys
           From: "Chuck Mallory" 
      5. The Girlfriends & Butterflys
           From: James A. Crescitelli 
      6. Re: The Millennium Box Set New Release
           From: Billy Spradlin
      7. Re: Jan & Dean
           From: Carol Kaye 
      8. zombie petition update
           From: "Jennifer" 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:52:59 -0700
   From: Jon Pruett 
Subject: Sunshine Company 

I have a copy of the second album by the Sunshine
Company and on it is a song called "Sunday Brought The
Rain." The LP credits this song to Gregory Allman --
does anyone know if this is the same Gregory Allman
that I'm thinking of?


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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 03:04:26 -0000
   From: Mike Cee
Subject: Goffin/King Tunes????

On the double disc cd "Dream Girls" is a song by Diane
Emond entitled "The Beginning Of the End".  Can anyone
confirm that this song was written by Goffin and King?

Also, here at Spectropop's Carole and Gerry's song list
page, it lists "Blues For a Young Girl Gone" as being
written by G/K.  I go to my Strawberry Alarm Clock
anthology and sure enough the song is there but another
disc that doesn't list the dang songwriters.  Is this
truly another Goffin and King song?

Mike C.

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Message: 3
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:39:03 -0500
   From: "Charles G. Hill"
Subject: Butterflys

"Donny Hampton" asked:

> What I'd like to know is, who were The Butterflys?

Colin Escott said this in the notes to Taragon's Red
Bird/Blue Cat compilation (TARCD-1029):

"The usually dependable Alan Betrock says that the
Butterflys were another of Steve Venet's groups, and
there's speculation that they were the same group who
recorded as the Buttons for Ember Records with Venet
producing.  There's another school of thought, though,
that says that the Butterflys were actually Ellie
Greenwich, or - at the very least - Ellie singing lead
on the Latin-tinged 'Good Night Baby'."

Steve Venet, you'll remember, was Nick Venet's brother,
and it was Steve who introduced the Jelly Beans to
Leiber and Stoller.

   Charles G. Hill  | 
 Time to open up Windows and shut up Gates

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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:25:05 -0600
   From: "Chuck Mallory"
Subject: Butterflys

The Butterflys (also occasionally spelled Butterflies) 
were none other than the Jelly Beans!

Chuck Mallory

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Message: 5
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:36:34 EDT
   From: James A. Crescitelli 
Subject: The Girlfriends & Butterflys

"My One & Only Jimmy Boy" STORMS! It blew me away when I
first heard it and played it to death. There's a big
picture of them on pg. 128 of John Clemente's "Girl
Groups" book. 


This fabulous guide also goes into detail about the
linkups, permutations, and connections between the
Spector-associated groups and session singers: Blossoms,
Crystals, Honeycone, Rebelettes, etc. etc. etc.-- one big
happy family... ; )  (And member Annette Williams had a
sister named Annette who was also a Blossom.) The cover
of the Phil Spector Christmas album (1963-1964) features
Nanette Williams and another session singer named Lillian
Washington posing as "The Blue Jeans," though they really
weren't the "official" ones... it gets very confusing,
all thanks to Phil's lack of interest in developing
musical personalities and the girls' preferences for
doing lucrative backround vocals for all and sundry. 

I don't know too much about the Butterflys... it was once
believed that they were simply session singers who posed
for group pics, and that Ellie Greenwich supplied most of
the vocals, but apparently this is not so. Ex-Crystal
Mary Thomas was a Butterfly in 1964; they may very well
have been a hastily-assembled group who never toured...
any info from anyone?

Signing off,
The One and Only, Jimmy Boy...
Jimmy Crescitelli

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Message: 6
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 05:34:06 -0000
   From:Billy Spradlin
Subject: Re: The Millennium Box Set New Release

I agree with Joey that Sundazed and David outdid
themselves on this re-issue. Extensive (and also funny)
liner notes and excellent remastering. (I dont think I
have ever bought a Sundazed CD where I have been
disapointed in the way it was packaged or the way it

I have had several people who have e-mailed me asking
where they can get Rev-ola's "Preparing For The
Millennium" and "Begin" CD, (I had to pay 27 bucks to get
it as an import) and I'm glad that its now avalable here
in the good-ol' USA with a bunch more goodies added to it.
The instumental versions were awesome.  

The set also sounds better (warmer and less distorted)
than the two Rev-Ola CD's. I'm guessing that Sundazed
found better source material. (or it's the aural wizardry
of Bob Irwin & Co). 

One question though, why were the mono versions of "Just
About the Same" and "Blight" used? It doesnt bug me
because I have the Rev- Ola "Begin" CD and it's always
nice to have another version in my collection. But I
think the stereo mixes sounded better.


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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:48:35 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Jan & Dean

Doc wrote:  

> When I was researching my book, "Liberty Records," I was
> told by Bones and Hal that Jan used both Hal and Earl on
> tracks like "Drag City."

Yes, that's totally true but I don't remember other
people's dates where they used both Hal and Earl together,
altho' could have.  Jan also used Howard Roberts on guitar
and I can remember he loved to groove on their dates.  
Carol Kaye

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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:53:24 -0000
   From: "Jennifer"
Subject: zombie petition update

Hello all,

well i just faxed some info to the VP of Music
Programming at Vh1, who also happens to be a big Zombies
fan and is now trying to get tickets to the Thursday
show. He said a Behind the Music will not happen due to
lack of large interest (he said the Badfinger special
had the lowest ratings of the series!) So i have revised
my idea to more of a "storytellers" type show and hope
to discuss the idea with him this week.

Thanks again everybody and keep passing it along!!

ps: chris white and alec Palao signed it today!!

getting closer to zombie heaven,


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