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                  A Long Playing Dynagroove Recording

There are 6 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 170:

      1. La La Brooks/Philles Divas
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      2. Shelley's Fab
           From: LePageWeb 
      3. Re: Deep Purple
           From: Carol Kaye 
      4. All These Jimmy Boys // He Don't Love Me
           From: James A. Crescitelli
      5. SHINDIG!!!
           From: "Tony Leong" 
      6. The Girlfriends
           From: James A. Crescitelli


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 19:40:26 -0000
   From: "Donny Hampton" 
Subject: La La Brooks/Philles Divas

Tony Leong wrote: 

> Lala Brooks saw a photo of them and recognized one of
> the girls in addition to Mary, but Lala did not
> remember the girls name.

La La Brooks! My favorite Philles diva (who, incidentally,
has never gotten the acclaim she deserves).  What is she
doing nowadays?  Is she recording? The last I heard she
was doing some live dates in NYC.

A question for Carol Kaye:  Of Spector's three leading
ladies (Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector and La La), did you
have a personal favorite, or one which you thought was
particularly talented?

Don Charles

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Message: 2
   Date: Sat, 19 May 2001 12:35:44 +0900
   From: LePageWeb 
Subject: Shelley's Fab

"Warren Cosford"  wrote:

> another song recorded around the same time...... "He
> Don't Love Me" by Shelley Fabares.  It was also on
> Colpix, produced by David Gates and was the B Side of
> "Football Seasons Over". 

Familiar with both tracks, love 'em both, but I had no
idea they were on opposite sides of the same 45. What a
waste! By the way, does anyone know who played that
ferocious guitar on He Don't Love Me? 

Since we're on the subject of David Gates - howza bout
that great Ann-Margret track "Hey, Little Star" A big
fave around my house....

Side note to Billy Spradlin - I checked the original
Shelley Fabares version of Lost Summer Love that you
mentioned recently.

> I love the song too, I like Lorraine's version better,
> it's much more upbeat and "stompier" than the original.

You're right - no comparison. Little Lorraine Silver's
version kills!


N.P. All Strung Out - Nino & April

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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 01:24:08 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: Re: Deep Purple

To answer Mick.....yes, it was the same bunch of people
on Deep Purple, I'm just playing guitar on that one -
am listed on the contract.  I personally really liked
the way the treatment of that song was....and am sure
that Nino dictated the kind of style that he wanted --
he was a very talented nice guy to work for, one of the
"guys" and still is the same way, very non-pretentious
and played a good jazz sax too.  We'd laugh and joke a
lot and April (Carole) was there too - she was just as
much fun as Nino.

I could be wrong, but it seemed to me this was their
"1st hit" (??). And it was a very fresh way of playing
it....I forget who the people were on the date now but
Nino would only work with the same people when it came
to hiring.....most of our accounts were like that, they
stayed with the same basic musicians.  I played guitar
on their hits and later on, bass.

Pretty sure it had to be Ray Pohlman on bass on that
one and probably the usual group of Steve Douglas on
sax and/or Plas Johnson, forget who the others were. 
Stan Ross engineering I think.  I've worked a lot for
Jimmy Haskell....could be him but Perry Botkin did a
lot of dates at Gold Star too as an arranger.  It was
fresh happy music and the studio musicians were really
happy to be working -  (we hadn't gotten to our
sleep-deprived years yet I think 8-)    

Carol Kaye

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Message: 4
   Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 10:03:11 EDT
   From: James A. Crescitelli 
Subject: All These Jimmy Boys // He Don't Love Me

Jimmy Botticelli: How ya doin' ?! Yep, I am probably
"the one and only" in the warped, weathered windmills of
my mind, but I realize I'm actually one in really good
company!  : )   

Warren Cosford: Shelley Fabares' "He Don't Love Me,"
featuring that fabulous grammatically-incorrect title,
is one of my all-time favorites. I especially love the
way poor Shelley is trying to give her all and sing her
heart out, apparently terrified at the prospect of
dealing with all that production. But what a great song,

Anybody have fond things to concur with me also about
Merry Clayton's "Usher Boy?" Another excellent stormer:
it starts off with psycho musical madness and never lets
up. WHAM!!! Leaves me breathless... in the same vein as
the Secrets' "Here He Comes Now."

James A. Crescitelli

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Message: 5
   Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 16:23:10 -0000
   From: "Tony Leong"
Subject: SHINDIG!!!

Do any of you out there remember Shindig or were lucky
enough to go to the tapings in the '60's in LA??  Well, I
have some full episodes on video, and there were some
acts on there that were great, but I think that they were
just local-LA folks (or Jimmy O'Neill's friends!!).  I
will give a list of the names, and I would love it if
anybody could give me any info. about what label they
were on, if any of their recordings appear on CD's today,
etc.  And I know that most of you reading this will
probably think "....Who the @&$*!! are these  people??" 
Here it goes:

Jackie and Gayle
Linda Clark
Linda Gayle
Jerry Naylor
Gary Brento Weis
Kelly Garrett

If anybody has any clue (or if any of the above mentioned
names are reading this post, please respond, or e-mail me).

Tony Leong

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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 17:55:47 EDT
   From: James A. Crescitelli
Subject: The Girlfriends

"Jimmy Boy" was produced by David Gates (yep, Bread!) and
is as close as one gets toward experiencing a pure
example of a Spector soundalike. To begin discussing the
personnel behind the voices, one naturally has to mention
practically every background session singer in California.

James A. Crescitelli

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