======================================================== | __| __ \ _ \ __| __| __| _ \ __ \ _ \ __ \ \__ \ | | __/ ( | | ( | | | ( | | | ____/ .__/ \___|\___|\__|_| \___/ .__/ \___/ .__/ _| _| _| ======================================================== Volume #0063 04/09/98 ======================================================== Spectra-sonic-sound ...the ultimate in High FidelitySubject: Brill-oh Sent: 4/7/98 3:41 AM Received: 4/7/98 7:21 AM From: ELRON BEE, ELRONXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com In a message dated 4/6/98 12:35:10 PM, you wrote: <<there's nothing that terribly wrong about the CD. Of the 68 tracks I have logged in my database from this CD set, none of them were re-recorded, though a few sound marginal >> My copy is missing the line "my dad said find someone new" in The Leader of the Pack!! I wrote thXXX@XXXXXXears ago, when I first got it, but got no satisfaction. Otherwise, I think the set is fine for what it is...putting all the BB best songs in one place. RB ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: French pop update Sent: 4/7/98 4:28 AM Received: 4/7/98 7:21 AM From: Marie-J. Leclerc, XXX@XXXXXXron.ca To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I want to say thanks to the Spectropop listers for your help with my questions regarding French artists. To answer some more questions, here is an update on Francoise Hardy, France Gall ,Sylvie Vartan and Serge Gainsbourg. Francoise has a new album out, I have seen it yesterday, there were also many cds available from different period of her career. Jeff, if I was you, I would go for a Best Of or for my favorite, "Musique Saoule", that one is particulary good, you can find on it a duo with her husband Jacques Dutronc (yes, that Jacques). France Gall released a cd in 96 aimed to the US market. All the liners are done in English, but the singing is French. That album is simply called "France", all music/words were composed by the late Michel Berger (France's husband). This is a depressing album shall I say, the music is excellent though, the words introspective. France's life has been tragedy after tragedy lately, she lost Michel in 92, he was only 43, than she battled cancer, and finally lost her daughter , only 19, last December. She came here to do promotion for the album in 96, the cd "France" is on Warner Music. Sylvie Vartan is still going on , but since the 70's, her work is more Vegas style than pop. As for Serge Gainsbourg , years of drugs and alcohol abuse had killed him in the end. The album Jeff has, "Comic Strip" is one of the best choice I can think of to buy, to be followed by "Couleur Cafe", in the same collection. All the best, Marie ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: Newbie Sent: 4/7/98 9:18 AM Received: 4/8/98 1:51 AM From: Michael Carpenter, StagefriXXX@XXXXXXmsn.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Hi folks... I'm a newbie here thanks to Jamie LePage. Looks like a lot of fun. Some of you i already recognise.. ahh the power of infamy, and the rest, i look forward to not getting too much in the way until i know what I'm talking about. Catch A Wave Michael ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: Please can you help? Sent: 4/7/98 4:49 AM Received: 4/7/98 7:21 AM From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com >From: AXXX@XXXXXXane.prestel.co.uk > >I heard a song called "Sharing You" by Little Eva (also a >hit for Bobby Vee in 1962). I'd like to know what year >Little Eva released that song? > >I'd be very grateful for your help as soon as possible. >Thanks. > >Ange Ange, Little Eva's version of "Sharing You" came out in October of 1962, five months after Bobby Vee's hit the charts is the US, four month's after Bobby's hit the British charts. I collect both Bobby Vee and Little Eva, but I've never heard her version. How is it? Doc ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: Little Eva Sent: 4/7/98 4:32 AM Received: 4/7/98 7:21 AM From: BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com << I heard a song called "Sharing You" by Little Eva (also a hit for Bobby Vee in 1962). I'd like to know what year Little Eva released that song? I'd be very grateful for your help as soon as possible. Thanks. Ange>> Hi Ange, "Sharing You" is from 1962 as well. It had been a hit for Bobby Vee, and then was given to Eva for her "Llllloco- motion" album. The song appears on the new and excellent Little Eva compilation, "The Complete Dimension Recordings" on the UK label Westside Records. Twenty nine tracks in all, including one of my favorite songs of all time "Makin' With The Magilla", that was heard on the Magilla Gorilla cartoon series (there was even a video made a few years ago, which was aired on Cartoon Network!) -- Spectropop Rules!!!!! Take Care, David ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: VH1 Top 100 Sent: 4/7/98 5:48 AM Received: 4/8/98 1:51 AM From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I'll tell you who I noticed was *not* on the list: No Phil Spector or any Spector-related groups. Perhaps that was due to the parameters of the voting. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /8/98 - 07 :21:32 AM ]--- Subject: Re: Spector and Fowley Sent: 4/9/98 1:17 AM Received: 4/9/98 1:24 AM From: le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I commented: >> a Phil Spector boot called "Phil and Friends vol.1" >>...tracks by Lennon, Darlene Love, Dion, Fowley etc." >>Fowley? Brad replied: >......I would guess that it includes Kim's "Give It to >Me," a track that was included on the PHIL SPECTOR 74/79 >...album...Kim's track is fairly forgettable, consisting >largely of Kim repeating the title over a heavily phased >and echoed New Wave-ish track that's little more than organ >and drums. I was happy you were kind enough to say the track was "fairly forgettable," because that's exactly what I did - I forgot! But, now that you mention it, I think I listened to about half of it once and never played it again. If you listen to the Dion album, Cher's single, or the Darlene single "I Love Him..." it is easy to hear what gradually happened to Phil's Wall of Sound after multitrack recording, gates, solid state equipment and newfangled outboard gear changed the way music was recorded. You hear the first hint of the transition on the Checkmates sides. Anyway, that Fowley track...like you said, is heavily phased...New Wave and little more than organ and drums. Somehow, that doesn't describe a Spector side to me at all. Nope, and the songwriter credit sandwiches Fowley between the Kessel Kids (We've talked on the list before about them and their relation with Phil). Listening to this track and thinking about the people involved, I would say this is purely bogus Spector, regardless of the "Featuring the Wall of Sound Orchestra" credit on the album. Kessels made a Rodney single, too. Sounds about the same in terms of style and quality. Rodney and Fowley were two important scenesters in the L.A. New Wave scene then; they were often together at the Whisky or Starwood. At the time everyone was using a makeshift studio located in an office building just across the street from the Chinese Theater, mainly because it was the cheapest multitrack studio in town. The Kessel kids cut Rodney's record there. I would bet they cut the Fowley side there as well. So the bodyguards, together with their revolvers, took to the studio to create... Uncle Phil picked up the tab and put the results on the 74/79 album. But all of this is purely speculation... I don't see Fowley and Spector together in the studio in the mid-70's. No way. Fowley was like this 7 foot tall lanky, intense, nervous guy with an enormous unfocused energy. I just can't picture the reclusive Phil being able to concentrate on anything except Fowley's intimidating height and dominating personality. Anyway, Brad, thanks for reminding me about this. I actually took the record out to recall what else was on it. What crap artwork! -- le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com RodeoDrive/5030 ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /9/98 - 01 :26:10 AM ]--- Subject: ah, the great old days Sent: 4/8/98 10:47 AM Received: 4/9/98 1:23 AM From: Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Javed sed: >>>I found an interesting web site which features "air checks" of some of the legendary radio personalities from the halcyon days of top 40 radio... >>> I have heard a few Beach Boys songs including a few seconds of All I Want To Do which was featured as an album cut on Jack Armstrong's show on CHUM in Toronto in 1969. Ah, my leedah Big Jack!! He is doing the morning shift on WMQX-93.1 in Greensboro NC, which I could hear before I moved to California last month (ho hum....) I have been thinking about cover versions. In my estimation, here are some that became "stand alone" versions, maybe better than the original, certainly different enough to consider them on their own merits: Go Away Little Girl - Happenings Who Do You Love - Woolies Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano Tracks Of My Tears - Johnny Rivers Walk Away Renee - Four Tops Anyone want to add to the list? Or, what are the most pointless covers of all time? I nominate the current rash of country artists covering 60s hits, like Alabama doing "My Girl." What's the point? Aside from the twangy voice, it sounds exactly like the Temps version. Same thing for that cover of the Eagles' "Take It Easy." My most hated cover of all time, however, was that 70s version of "Last Kiss," a song I detest in ANY version (my opinion.) == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /9/98 - 01 :26:10 AM ]--- Subject: An interview with Bob Crewe Sent: 4/9/98 12:38 AM Received: 4/9/98 1:23 AM From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com In about 10 days, I will be doing an interview with Bob Crewe. Off hand, the main confections I have for him are Billie and Lillie, Freddie Cannon, Four Seasons, Tracy Dey, Rag Dolls, Mitch Ryder, Bob Crewe Generation, Frankie Valli. What am I missing? And does anyone have any burning questions you'd like to have asked? Thanks. Doc ---[ archived by Spectropop - 04 /9/98 - 01 :26:10 AM ]--- End
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