http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ 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. Thanks, Frank >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 >find! > >Glynis --------------------[ 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 classic! --------------------[ 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.) David -----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: http://home.tbbs.net/~msland/Spector/PSindex.htm Jamie --------------------[ 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. ---Dan > 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 dates? 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) Capitol Creative Products 58 Inside, Outside, Upside-Down (Cheryl Ladd) Letter To Mama (Cheryl Ladd) Capitol Creative Products 59 With Every Beat Of My Heart (Patrice Holloway) Josie (Patrice Holloway) Capitol Creative Products 60 Voodoo (Patrice Holloway) If That Isn't Love (Cathy Dougher/Patrice Holloway) Capitol Creative Products 61 I Wanna Make You Happy (Cheryl Ladd) It's Gotta Be Him (Patrice Holloway) Capitol 665 JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS 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 Hi, 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? Thanks, Larry Grogan --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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