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Spectropop - Digest Number 179

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                           Danny D. Thanx Thee

There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 179:

      1. Re: The Girlfriends
           From: beach5 
      2. Re: Phil Spector outtakes
           From: pollicesteeve 
      3. Reparata & Delrons on video?
           From: Brian Ferrari 
      4. Re: Archies
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      5. Happening 68
           From: "Jack Madani" 
           From: Dela Trinidad 
      7. Rock Flowers/Goodees
           From: Patrick 
      8. Phil Spector related tracks 
           From: Ton Borsboom 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 12:07:32 -0000
   From: beach5 
Subject: Re: The Girlfriends


I'd like to thank everyone who came back with all the
answers to my questions re "The Girlfriends". Spectropop
is a "Shangri La", full of information, and I
congratulate everyone involved. Thanks again.....and yes,
I agree (My One And Only) Jimmy Boy deserved to have been
a major hit. At the time, I couldn't understand why it

Bye for now. 

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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 05:57:53 EDT
   From: pollicesteeve 
Subject: Re: Phil Spector outtakes

Michael wrote:

> I saw a 5 CD set for auction on Ebay 060601.Uncle
> Phil outtakes, similar to the Beach Boys Sea of Tunes
> set. Does anyone have any info on this set? 

I've got it on 5 cd. It's on Salamander records. The 4
first cd have a veru good stereo sound (like the sot
series) the last bonus cd has constant hiss on it and
poorer sound.

These are sessions, with some of Phil's talk, 

Disc 1 covers "Be My Baby", "Baby I love you", "
Rudolf The Red-nosed Reindeer"

Disc 2 covers "Waliking In The Rain" "Why Can't They
let us fall In Love", "Heartbreaker"

Disc 3 covers "Chico's Girl", "Phil's Polka", "Uptown",
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Hold Me Tight",

Disc 4 covers" Hold Me Tight", "You've List That Lovin'
Feelin'""Sonny", "River Deep, Mountain High", "The Boy
I'm Going To Marry"

Disc 5 "Do I Love You ?", "Soldier Baby Of Mine",
"Bobby Gets Home", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Not Too Young To
Get Married", "Frosty The Snowman", "Sleigh Ride",
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.

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Message: 3
   Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 23:59:40 EDT
   From: Brian Ferrari 
Subject: Reparata & Delrons on video?

Hello Spectropoppers -

I was wondering if there is any surviving footage of
Reparata & the Delrons performing on any of the 60's
shows. I have heard that they used to appear regularly
on the Clay Cole show here in New York. Does anyone know
if there are copies of any of these performances?

Did they perform on Bandstand, Hullabaloo, Shindig, etc?
I would imagine that they would have made appearances in
the UK also, given their success there.

They are one of my favorite groups - I would love to see
any performances. Video quality is not an issue (well...
not much).

On another topic: With all of the talk of the Archies on
the list as of late, I'm surprised that nobody has
mentioned the new Varese/Fuel 2000 16 track CD:
Absolutely the Best of the Archies. Nice compilation
(and art direction) from Bill Pitzonka. Any thoughts?

Thanks for you help!

Brian Ferrari

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Message: 4
   Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 18:32:12 -0000
   From: "Donny Hampton" 
Subject: Re: Archies


Thanks!  Those LPs go up for sale every now and then on
eBay.  Until then, I'd be happy to tape my copies for you.

Does Ellie Greenwich remember singing background on
Archies tracks, by the way?  This is something of a
controversy.  Jeff Barry seems to remember dubbing her in,
though he's not certain; Ron Dante says she didn't, but
Joey Levine says he did at least one Archies backing vocal
session with her.  I'd appreciate knowing once and for all.

Don Charles

John Clemente wrote:
>I say "bravo" to Don Charles' article on The Archies.
>When I was 10 years old, I spent my allowance buying two
>Archies LPs, "Everything's Archie" and "Jingle Jangle"
>(with that wild color chips cover).  I listened to them
>endlessly.  When I was 14, I tossed the LPs after a
>friend teased me about having them.  Now that I'm older
>and wiser, I sure wish I hadn't caved to peer pressure.

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Message: 5
   Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 17:52:56 -0400
   From: "Jack Madani" 
Subject: Happening 68

I [found] the theme song for Happening '68, which was
just mentioned in the most recent digest.  The singer has
an extremely familiar voice, but I'm afraid I'm blanking
on who it might be.

It's fascinating to compare the SoCal studiopop of Where
The Action Is with the soul and fuzz guitar of Happening
'68.  They sound decades apart, yet in reality, what are
they, maybe 3 years apart?


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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 13:13:03 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Dela Trinidad 

Hey Freeman,

The very first TV taping that I ever attended as a kid
was Where the Action Is and I will never forget it. I do
agree with you it was a great show. Did you know that
there is a bootleg video called the Best of Where The
Action Is that is floating around. I pick one up at a
record show and it really brought back some great

Rudy Calvo

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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:36:58 -0000
   From: Patrick 
Subject: Rock Flowers/Goodees

Hello all,

I've been getting into the Rock Flowers and the Goodees
this year. Is there anyone here who could perhaps shed
some light on both of these groups and put them into
historical perspective?

Both of these groups remind me of the bubblegum pop which
has been recently discussed here. The Goodees album -
while spotty - has a particular southern soul charm to it
and their singles are even better. To make matters more
confusing they actually have a song called... Goodies!

The Rock Flower dolls are one of the best gimmicks I've
ever come across - a doll that spins on top of a colorful
single - what a great idea! And the 1970s outfits are
wonderful! Their music reminds me of Ellie Greenwich's
>from that same time period. They even do one of her songs,
and also I have a single composed by Jeff Barry and
others. What's interesting about them is that they were a
group and then had dolls modeled after them... or vice

Anyways - any thoughts on these two groups?


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Message: 8
   Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 21:06:28 -0000
   From: Ton Borsboom 
Subject: Phil Spector related tracks 

Does anybody know if there is an LP/CD with strange
tracks from the The Ronettes/The Crystals/Darlene Love or
other Phil Spector related music on the market? The
reason why I ask this is because I have located some very
strange, different sounding tracks from The Ronettes and
The Crystals with only vocal (no background vocals),
count in(by Phil Spector)/only music and several
different stereo tracks. Also I have found the "Da Doo
Ron Ron" track with only lead vocals sung by Darlene Love!

So I wonder if these tracks are somewhere on an LP or
something like that.  Maybe somebody knows something
about this. 

I hope somebody knows the answer.

Appreciate your help.


Ton Borsboom

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