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Spectropop - Digest Number 189

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There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 189:

      1. Re: All By Myself
           From: Andrew Hickey 
           From: "Warren Cosford" 
      3. Classic lifts
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
      4. dynoMite
           From: "Joseph E. Vine Jr." 
      5. Re: Hawaiian Classics
           From: "Cheryl Jennings"
      6. Re: Who is Eddie Hoh?
           From: "Spectropop Administration" 
           From: "Warren Cosford" 
           From: "chris king"
      9. Chiffons / Teddy Bears / Carole King Brill Demos
           From: jason


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:22:21 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Andrew Hickey 
Subject: Re: All By Myself

> >...I must assume that Eric lifted the song 
> Yep.  Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto Number Two. 
> Shame on Eric for not giving credit....

He did. The sheet music credits it to 'Carmen/Rachmaninov'


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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 09:27:34 -0400
   From: "Warren Cosford"

Jamie wrote:

> What other classical songs have been used in pop
> songs? It's a gimmick that rarely works for me, but how
> about Perry Botkin's "adaptation" of Tschaikovsky's "Dance
> of the Sugar Plum Fairy" for "Lovers Wonderland" on
> Phi-Dan? Now *that* one I am very fond of. 

Eric Carman simply did what many other lyricists have
done over the years.  Put words to great melodies.  There
are virtually hundreds of other examples in the years
before Eric had his hits.  In some cases, entire LPs of
them.  Among my favourites are The Living Strings &
Living Voices in The Greatest Music Ever Sung on the RCA
Camden "budget" label released in the early 60s featuring
the compositions of Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Schubert,
Debussy, Handel, Offenbach and Saint-Saens.

What this album, and others, did for me as a teenager was
introduce me to some wonderful music and made me curious
to seek out the compositions as they were originally
intended to be heard.  

I'd only criticize Eric for not giving proper credit. latest "fav melody" which has recently had
lyrics written to it is Duane Eddy's Rebel Rouser. 
Legendary Rock/Pop/Country/Rockabilly singer/songwriter
Jack Scott calls it The National Anthem of Rock and Roll.
You can expect to hear it at select Jack Scott concerts
in Europe and North America in the coming months.  At The
Buddy Holly Memorial in Clear Lake Iowa a few years ago,
Jack did it as part of his 6th Encore and literally
"brought the house down".


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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 00:22:07 +0100
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: Classic lifts


> ....What other classical songs have been used in pop
> songs?........

Probably too many, but they're usually fun. Linzer &
Randell were the 60s kings - nearly all the Toys' tunes
(& some Four Seasons') were classical lifts, some not
that elegant either!

One of my recent classic finds (courtesy Ian Chapman) is
Chester Pipkin's adaptation of Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano
Concerto in the form of The Wooden Nickels' "Should I
Give My Love Tonight". The opening piano sequence leaves
no doubt as to the origin!


> ...Carmen swiped "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again"
> from Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2....

as did Paul Williams a few years earlier for the Art
Garfunkel hit "Travelling Boy". For a memorable
experience take a listen to Eartha Kitt's 6 1/2 minute
version of "All By Myself" - If only it was The
Shangri-Las with Shadow Morton:-) 

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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:05:53 -0000
   From: "Joseph E. Vine Jr." 
Subject: dynoMite

dynoVoice single DY-919 B, "Feeling Love" by THE LITTLE
BITS Featuring KARYL MANN (unCredited dynoVoice CD Track
#25) is a killer cut!

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Message: 5
   Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 19:54:58 -0500
   From: "Cheryl Jennings" 
Subject: Re: Hawaiian Classics

Hi Jamie... all I remember about Spector & the MFQ was
that there was a brief moment in time...1965?... when he
thouht they might be his new *super group* 

This Could be the Night was used as the sound track for
the Big TNT Show that aired in '66.They didn't make it
into the filmed version that survives. I had an old
picture from a teen magazine with the 5 guys & Spector
with their heads together. At that time the MFQ were
Cyrus Faryar, Henry "Tad" Diltz, Eddie Hoh,Chip Douglas
and Jerry Yester.


> ~*~

Jamie wrote

> Phil Spector' Sessions #2
> MFQ- The Love of a Clown / If All You Think
> MFQ- Every Minute of the Day / That's Alright with Me
> Phil Spector' Sessions #3
> MFQ- Night Time Girl / Life Time
> Hmmm. I'd never before read about Spector involvement
> on any other MFQ tracks except of course This Could Be
> The Night. Can anyone offer any comment on these
> listings in the Yester discog?

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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 22:35:38 -0000
   From: "Spectropop Administration" 
Subject: Re: Who is Eddie Hoh?

Posted to Spectropop Bulletin Board by pitcher2 
on Thu, 21 Jun 2001 08:40:04 

Hi Cheryl! 
Thank you for all the really great sites info! (and the corrected 
lineup in the photo) I went to the Jerry Yester site and to that 
photo and then went to get my copy of Super Session-I never realized 
that he's actually on the cover! I will have to try to find some 
albums by MFQ and Gene Clark. The drumwork on The Monkees Pisces 
Capricorn Aquarious & Jones Ltd album was done, I'd thought, by Jim 
Gordon but I'd recently heard the name Eddie Hoh (who I didn't know 
anything about) as being the actual drummer on that album. Excellent 
sites & thank you, 

Hal Blaine (just kidding) 

[ BBS post shows a gold disc award for the Monkees' Pisces LP

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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 02:00:26 -0400
   From: "Warren Cosford" 

Let's not forget the Ian Hunter track "Cleveland Rocks"
that was cut with the "Toronto Rocks" in limited
editions. Btw, it's the same song that the Drew Carey
Show uses, as that sitcom is set in Cleveland.

What about the Clash's fine epic "Capitol Radio" a jab
at British playlisted radio, but nonetheless certainly a
custom radio song.

also, any list member know a song by (or called) "Rex
Bob Lowenstein" which is all about a travelling dj?

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Message: 8
   Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 07:36:43 -0000
   From: "chris king" 

Fellow Spectropopsters - just a brief(ish) mail to let
all you UK based girl group fans know that the next DA
DOO RON RON club night on Thursday 28th June - sees the
welcome return of an extremely special guest, the UK's
foremost girl group expert, Mick Patrick. Not only does
Mick possess an extraordinarily extensive collection of
fab femme vinyl but he is also responsible for oodles of
superb CD and record compilations. These include,
amongst many, the fab & gear series Here Come The Girls
(Vols 1 - 10) and Where The Girls Are (Vols 1 - 04 currently). So, to hear Mick spin scintillating
selections from his collection, aim to arrive early (the
Buffalo Bars doors open 9pm) on Thursday 28th June.
Oodles of thanks for your kind indulgence, Chris

DA DOO RON RON - Thursday 28th June @ BUFFALO BARS
(formerly PO Na Na), 259, Upper Street, Highbury Corner,
London N1.  Directly adjacent to Highbury & Islington
tube station.  Venue Tel:-020-7359-6191

DDRR web site:-

Doors:-9pm - 2am

Admission:-Four pounds with a flyer (you can download
>from the DDRR web site!) / A fiver without

DJ's:-Regular DJ's Chris D King & Mark Norton are joined

Musical menu:-A femme-centric (you'll NEVER hear a MALE
lead vocal @ DDRR!)mix of 60's girl groups & sassy soul
sisters from the likes of The Ronettes, Chiffons,
Darlene Love, Lesley Gore, Crystals, Dusty, Petula, Lulu,
Shangri-La's et al

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Message: 9
   Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:38:21 -0000
   From: jason 
Subject: Chiffons / Teddy Bears / Carole King Brill Demos

Selling off some rarities to raise some cash...

thanks for listening....

Chiffons The Who Cream Yardbirds Beatles RADIOSPOTS LP  
Carole King - The Right Girl - Double CD Rare  
Teddy Bears - My Little Pet LP - Phil Spector  

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