The Spectropop Group Archives
presented by Friends of Spectropop

[Prev by Date] [Next by Date] [Index] [Search]

Spectropop - Digest Number 196


______________                                            ______________
______________                                            ______________
______________        S  P  E  C  T  R  O  P  O  P        ______________
______________                                            ______________
                         Tomorrow's Sound-Today

There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 196:

      1. Re: Francoise Hardy & The Spector Sound?
           From: Frank
      2. Re: The Adventures of Keith
           From: Guy L. 
      3. RE: Walker Bros - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
           From: "David Parkinson"
      4. Re: Records on PHI-DAN
           From: "LePageWeb" 
      5. Re:   Keith
           From: Dan Hughes
      6. Et Meme-- Francoise Hardy
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli
      7. Josie and The Pussycats Recording Sessions
           From: "Donny Hampton"
      8. Tandyn Almer
           From: "Larry Grogan"


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 01 08:00:19 +0100
   From: Frank 
Subject: Re: Francoise Hardy & The Spector Sound?

I talked about this pseudo Spector relation with some
Francoise Hardy tracks with Francoiise Hardy herself. She
was just as baffled as we are. Could you give us some
infos (tracks) about these Ultra Chicks CDs or at least
where they could be found.



>I am also baffled at the idea of Spector-esque elements
>in many of the listed Francoise Hardy songs. This sound
>is much more evident in the hundreds of other French and
>French Canadian 60's female vocalists.
>The Ultra Chicks CD series is a must! Wide range of
>French female 60's gals!
>Brand new is also "Girls In The Garage" #10 France vs.
>French Canada! Far more pop than garage, and more groovy
>gallic girls than one can handle! Italian 60's girl pop
>is equally Spector influenced, but much more difficult to

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 13:54:56 -0000
   From: Guy L. 
Subject: Re: The Adventures of Keith

In message 1058 on Apr 8, 2001 Spectropop wrote:

> Does anyone have any information on this fantastic,
> unknown album from 1969? It's done by that "98.6" guy,
> it's psychedelic, with an orchestra, with great songs and
> if it has a downside, it's the nasal, pitchy vocalist
> (ironically the star of the record, of course). Is it on
> cd anywhere? Are there outtakes anyone knows about? 

I thought I was the only person in the world who
worshipped "The Adventures of Keith"! I've had a copy for
about ten years but have never been able to find out
anything about it. The mystery surrounding it has always
been compounded for me by the fact that my copy has a
wrongly pressed sleeve and has the back cover from a
Johnny Mann Singers album. I'm a huge fan of sixties
songwriters but have never seen the album's writers
credited anywhere else. 

It is indeed a wonderful album, so unlike the usual
rushed, hits and covers format that sufficed for similar
artists (and Keith's own first album on Mercury).To use
an old cliche, it sounds ahead of it's time - reminding
me in places of seventies David Bowie (but better!). I do
know that Keith released a follow up called, I think,
"Out of Crank" but I only ever saw a copy once and I
foolishly didn't buy it. 

I too would love to hear from anyone with more
information. Perhaps Keith himself is out there
somewhere and can tell us about his lost psychedelic

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 06:56:19 -0700
   From: "David Parkinson" 
Subject: RE: Walker Bros - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"

Hi Mark:

If you're unfamiliar with Scott Walker's work more
generally, may I suggest that you run (and I do mean RUN)
to get your hands on any of the first four solo albums
he cut in the late 60s (the imaginatively titled Scott,
Scott 2, Scott 3, and Scott 4). Fantastic songs,
wonderful arrangements, and above all the offbeat
aesthetics of Scott Walker, never one to flinch from
gloom or decadence. And that voice!

(In the interests of full disclosure, I should note that
apparently some people find SW to be a bit too
over-the-top and grandiose, verging on the campy and
schlocky -- but de gustibus non est disputandum, and I
am hard put to think of who else in the late 60s was so
far out there on the Brel/Bacharach/Burroughs tip...
it's like the anti-Velvet Underground musically, but
thematically it's the same ballpark altogether.)


-----Original Message-----
Mark Harris wrote:

> Just been blown away by the above on the wireless - 25
> years too late, really, but there you go.
> Is it a Spector production? It certainly sounds like it.
> Is from a Spector produced album, does anybody know? If
> not, any ideas where I could pick it up from?
> Regards,
> Mark

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 14:14:06 -0000
   From: "LePageWeb" 
Subject: Re: Records on PHI-DAN

Barry.Green wrote:

> Hi,
> I have often wondered about the 'gaps' in the PHI-DAN
> singles that are documented in the various Spector
> books. With Phil having released from 100 to 136 on
> Philles with no missing catalogue numbers I am
> intrigued as to why there are no numbers relating to
> 5002 - 5003 and 5004 on PHI-DAN ? Does anyone know if
> any 'demo's' or 'test-pressings' have ever turned up
> for the missing numbers. Is there any rumours or
> stories about any of these ?

Since no one else has answered so far, I would like to
chime in with basically the same question, and with
the suggestion that perhaps MFQ was slated for Phi-Dan
as it differed slightly from the typical wall of sound
style of Ronettes, Righteous Brothers and Ike & Tina...

More to the point, what did Danny Davis do after his
stint with Philles? Forgive the ignorance of this next
question, but is he still alive, and if so, have any of
our Spector musicoligists contacted him with regard to
both Philles and Phi-Dan? 

Like I said the other day, Lovers Wonderland by Sugar
Plums is great! 

Check out Mark Landwehr's Phi-Dan section on this page:


--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:03:21 -0500
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Re:   Keith

Very tough to find info on this guy.  His real name was
James Barry Keefer , he was born on May 7, 1949, and he
died last year.  That's all I could come up with on
short notice.


> I too would love to hear from anyone with more
> information. Perhaps Keith himself is out there
> somewhere and can tell us about his lost psychedelic
> classic! 

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 12:07:39 EDT
   From: Jimmy Crescitelli
Subject: Et Meme-- Francoise Hardy

Howdy! When Spector began to be researched and collected
in earnest back in the early 70s, soundalikes were
quickly catalogued and duly noted. Francoise Hardy's "Et
Meme" was always considered a true Spector soundalike. I
hope you all have heard this... it's a really great
production, and Francoise's vocal is superb-- smoky and
moody and perfectly suited to the song's bass mode. 

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 7
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 16:08:07 -0000
   From: "Donny Hampton"
Subject: Josie and The Pussycats Recording Sessions

I just found out from a reliable source that the great
Hal Blaine played drums on the soundtrack sessions for
the 1970 Josie and The Pussycats TV show.  Can anyone
tell me if other Wrecking Crew veterans played on these

The following Josie and The Pussycats discography is
directed to John Clemente (I sent him some rather
jumbled information that I need to correct), but since
these releases are highly collectible and do fall
squarely into the girl group genre, I thought I'd share
it with the entire list.  Lead vocalist information is
included in parentheses:

Capitol 2967  Every Beat Of My Heart (Patrice Holloway)
              It's All Right With Me  (Patrice Holloway)

Capitol 3045  You've Come A Long Way, Baby  (Patrice Holloway)
              Stop, Look And Listen  (Patrice Holloway)

Products 58   Inside, Outside, Upside-Down  (Cheryl Ladd)
              Letter To Mama  (Cheryl Ladd)

Products 59   With Every Beat Of My Heart  (Patrice Holloway)
              Josie  (Patrice Holloway)

Products 60   Voodoo  (Patrice Holloway)
              If That Isn't Love  (Cathy Dougher/Patrice Holloway)

Products 61   I Wanna Make You Happy  (Cheryl Ladd)
              It's Gotta Be Him  (Patrice Holloway)

              Every Beat Of My Heart  (Patrice Holloway)
              La La La If I Had You  (Cheryl Ladd)
              Stop, Look And Listen  (Patrice Holloway)
              Handclapping Song  (Patrice Holloway)
              I'll Be There  (Cathy Dougher/Cheryl Ladd)
              You've Come A Long Way, Baby  (Patrice Holloway)
              They Long To Be Close To You  (Cheryl Ladd)
              Roadrunner  (Patrice Holloway/Cheryl Ladd/Cathy Dougher)
              Lie, Lie, Lie  (Cheryl Ladd)
              It Don't Matter To Me  (Cheryl Ladd)

Don Charles

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Message: 8
   Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 13:13:51 -0400
   From: "Larry Grogan"
Subject: Tandyn Almer


I'm new to the group, and if this has been addressed
before I apologize. I just grabbed a copy of a 45 by a
group called the Byzantine Empire, doing a version of
Almer's 'Shadows and Reflections' (more famous version
by the Action). The 45 is from the Amy/Bell/Mala group
but has a Dunwich logo on the side. Does anyone have
any idea where/when this is from?


Larry Grogan

--------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]--------------------

Click here to go to The Spectropop Group

Spectropop text contents & copy; copyright Spectropop unless stated otherwise. All rights in and to the contents of these documents, including each element embodied therein, is subject to copyright protection under international copyright law. Any use, reuse, reproduction and/or adaptation without written permission of the owners is a violation of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.