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There are 7 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 202:

      1. 2nd Sandy Salisbury
           From: Jon Cook 
      2. "The Productions"
           From: "Brian Flaherty"
      3. Re: The Adventures of Keith
           From: Mark T.
      4. Update on Kenny Karen
           From: Dan Hughes 
      5. Ike and Kenny
           From: John Frank
      6. Georgettes
           From: John Frank
      7. Comin' On Too Strong
           From: "LePageWeb"


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 09:32:49 EDT
   From: Jon Cook 
Subject: 2nd Sandy Salisbury

 Hello fellow listers - I was wondering if anyone could
offer any info or even a review of the 2nd Sandy
Salisbury CD that came out late last year. I believe the
title is Fallin' to Pieces. Despite its being out now
for a few months, I can't find any write-ups relating to
what's on it or the quality of the tracks. Could anyone
enlighten me? Also- any chance this will come out on


Jon Cook

2nd Sandy Salisbury
Sandy Salisbury

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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 23:05:28 +1000
   From: "Brian Flaherty"
Subject: "The Productions"

For argument's sake I'm about to release a CD
compillation of the *best* Spector types. The ones on
which you crank up the volume into red,settle back and
luxuriate. At the end of the CD should be an orgasmic
satisfaction of a long AAAHHH

This list is "Productions" only.


!    River Deep
2   Loving feeling
3   Baby I love you
4   Little Boy
5   Bells of St. Marys
6   I.N.N.M.T.T....Tina
7   Then he kissed me
8   Love is all I have to give..Tina
9   Save the last dance..Tina
10  Be my baby
11  Christmas.Baby please come home
12  Here comes Santa Claus
13  Proud Mary..Tina
14  Hung on you
15  Da Doo Ron Ron

and five extra

16  We belong to the night...Ellen Foley
17  The power of love       ...Jennifer Rush
18  See my baby jive        ...Roy Wood
19  Simply the best           ...Tina
20  Dum dum ditty            ...Goodies

Any suggestions on how I should alter my track


Brian Flaherty

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Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 10:31:13 -0000
   From: Mark T. 
Subject: Re: The Adventures of Keith

I have all of the Mercury songs on a Japanese CD and I
picked up the RCA album on vinyl. I was extremely
disappointed as it was nothing like the first 2 albums.
Don't know why he changed his style but I thought the RCA
album was terrible.

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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 05:54:48 -0500
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Update on Kenny Karen

Kenny Karen is still going strong!  Since his misfired
attempt at rock stardom, as a jingles writer-singer he has
appeared in over 15,000 commercials.  He's also recorded
several CDs of traditional Jewish music, as per HERE and HERE


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 20:49:14 -0700
   From: John Frank 
Subject: Ike and Kenny

David, are you sure about this?

> Paul Woods wrote questioning whether it was Ike Turner
> duetting with Tina on their hit "It's Gonna Work Out Fine,"
> and I'm here to testify that it is. First, I know his
> voice well enough (compare his deadpan here to the intro
> "Rollin'...rollin'...rollin' on the river" on their
> "Proud Mary"), but second, Tina alternates her
> salutations to her singing partner as "Darlin'" and "Ikey." 

It was my understanding that the male vocal on this
record was done by Mickey Baker, the legandary guitarist
of "Mickey & Sylvia." Is this wrong?

And don't mean to pick on you, but:

> Al Quaglieri calls Kenny Karen's "Susie Forgive Me" "one
> of the most hilarious teen death records ever made," and
> although even I loosely categorize it in the "death
> records" category, it fits more neatly into the
> "near-death" genre a la "Endless Sleep": not only does
> Kenny not kill Susie here, even his crippling her turns
> out to be only temporary.

This is clearly a death song. (I LOVE this genre!) Maybe
Susie doesn't die in the song, but Johnny does -- from
complications arising from his robbery of the candy store.
But through his death, there's redemption! -- Susie walks

Thanks, David for the info on further Kenny Karen songs
-- certainly an unsung hero in presenting the public with
Brill Building ecstasy!

(And thanks, Al, for [playing] this song to the list. I had
no idea...nevah hoid uv it before!)


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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 20:53:46 -0700
   From: John Frank
Subject: Georgettes

> And now for something completely different! Anyone have
> any info on this group--? They recorded a song called
> "Little Boy," a frothy, foamy, chirpy, very-1963 number
> sung by a lead with the most amazing falsetto: leading me
> to think that they may in fact be boys. (Someone years
> ago told me the lead, hence the group name, was George
> Goldner... I don't think so !!!!!) It's eminently catchy,
> and sounds as if the Chiffons ran into the Secrets and
> decided to record a side. Any help?

Just for the record, and it could be a totally different
set of "Georgettes", but the only things I have by a
group by that name are from 1958 on their Ebb 125
release, "Love Like a Fool" / "Oh Tonight". The "Little
Boy" you mention sounds intiguing. 


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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 04:34:47 -0000
   From: "LePageWeb"
Subject: Wayne Newton's "Comin' On Too Strong"

The song is co-written by Raul Abeyta and Gary Usher.
Don't know too much about Raul. Can anyone elaborate?

Comin' On Too Strong is credited as produced by T.M.
Productions...Terry Melcher?

According to my info (this is not written in stone,
btw -this info may be inaccurate), these are the
recording details:

> November 5, 1964 Western Studio
> Roger Webster (any comments?)
> Bruce Johnston
> Hal Blaine
> Russell Bridges
> Larry Knechtel
> Jerry Kolbrach (comments?)
> Bill Pitman
> Richie Podolor 
> Tommy Tedesco

Any more info on Abeyta, Webster, Kolbrach, etc. would
be appreciated.

Thanks, Jamie

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