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There are 6 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 175:

      1. Re: Hullabaloo on VHS and DVD
           From: Marc Wielage 
      2. inner dialogue
           From: "Steve Ronic" 
      3. Re: Archies rule
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
      4. Re: Archies rule
           From: "Lady Stardust" 
      5. Hullaballoo
           From: Glenn Sadin  
      6. Re: Jeff, Ellie, Barry and Cynthia
           From: "LePageWeb" 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 15:15:07 -0700
   From: Marc Wielage 
Subject: Re: Hullabaloo on VHS and DVD

Paul Urbahns commented on the Spectropop group:

> Since Hullabaloo relied so heavy on lip syncs (Shindig
> didn't) why didn't the compilers put the original hits in
> stereo. Instead the whole thing sounds like its coming
> out of the 4 inch speaker in the side of your black and
> white TV. 

A couple of reasons.  First, NBC was real cheap.  No way
would they spend the extra money to record any TV series
in stereo, at least in the 1960s.

Secondly, keep in mind that HULLABALLOO premiered in
September of 1965.  No one during that era ever thought
anybody would want to see these shows again at all, let
alone in stereo.

Only a handful of TV shows from the 1960s were recorded
in stereo, and 99% of those were one-shot TV specials,
like the ones done by Elvis, Sinatra, and a few of the
big names like that.  Even shows that should have known
better, like ED SULLIVAN, weren't doing stereo at the
time. (I believe the MOVIN' WITH NANCY special was
released on DVD in true stereo, but getting those old
tracks to play was a nightmare, according to those who
worked on it.)

Granted, they could have gone in and synced-up the hit
songs in stereo with the visuals, unless they were live
performances.  But even that's a lot of trouble.  Given
the limited market for these videos, I suspect it's an
expense the home video firm was simply unwilling to pay

Speaking of SHINDIG:  I'm pretty sure that most of those
shows that survive are all from 16mm B&W kinescopes.  I
don't even think any of the original videotapes survived,
to my knowledge.


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Message: 2
   Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 22:55:59 -0000
   From: "Steve Ronic"
Subject: inner dialogue


I've just been to the Vanda website and noticed on the
new releases, 'Inner Dialogue' - 's/t' released on RGF. 
Wow!! Anyone know anything about this or RGF for that
matter? It comes as quite a surprise to me! Hey! Maybe
'Friend' will follow!!!


PS A BIG thanks to those who replied to my request for
trades.  Happy listening!  

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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 12:51:53 -0700
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: Re: Archies rule

 Donny Hampton wrote:

>The Archies' musicians were East Coast people, and I am
>fairly certain The Partridge Family musicians were from
>the West Coast.  For some of the names of the session
>players, see the Archies page at SPECTROPOP.  You'll see
>that they're different from the musicians listed on
>Partridge Family albums.
>Don Charles

Hey Don.....

LA studio drummer Hal Blaine played on "Sugar Sugar" and
"Jingle Jangle", they are in his discography.  So at
least some of the Archies stuff was done in LA.


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Message: 4
   Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 15:09:52 -0000
   From: "Lady Stardust" 
Subject: Re: Archies rule

> I am a great fan to the Archies and the songs of cartoon
> series.  My favorites are Banana Splits and Josie and the
> Pussycats. 

..talking 'bout cartoon bands... does someone have
something about the Neptunes (Jabberjaw's band)?



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Message: 5
   Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2001 22:50:27 -0700
   From: Glenn Sadin  
Subject: Hullaballoo

>Since Hullabaloo relied so heavy on lip syncs (Shindig
>didn't) why didn't the compilers put the original hits in
>stereo. Instead the whole thing sounds like its coming
>out of the 4 inch speaker in the side of your black and
>white TV.

I saw the second DVD at a friend's house last night,
and I believe that many of the toons had live vocals
performed over studio-recorded  backing tracks.


Glenn Sadin,

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Message: 6
   Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2001 22:12:58 -0000
   From: "LePageWeb" 
Subject: Re: Jeff, Ellie, Barry and Cynthia

"Donny Hampton" wrote:

> That Japanese Jeff and Ellie comp looks interesting, even
> though numerous big hits are omitted.  I'd love to lay
> hands on a copy.

After Japan retroactively extended the term of copyright
A-Side could no longer legally manufacture its catalog.
Since then, all of the releases on the label went out of

> I'm excited to learn that Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are
> finally going to get a songbook CD!  Can you tell us any
> more about it?

I hear work is still being done on the master license
clearances so the track listing has not been announced
but I understand it will feature two or three of the
Spector produced Righteous Brothers tracks, but no
Ronettes, of course. Replacing their Walking in the Rain
is the version by the Walker Brothers. Once I get the
full track listing I will post it here. I believe the
release date is set for August.


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