http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Spectacular - Retro - Pop! ________________________________________________________________________ There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 205: 1. Sandy Salisbury From: Christopher Davidson 2. Thanks Mick Patrick Re: Georgettes From: Jimmy Crescitelli 3. Re: FRANCOISE HARDY From: Frank 4. Re: Francoise Hardy From: Jake Tassell 5. Re: Re: French Pop From: Frank 6. Great French Pop From: pollicesteeve 7. Re: Keith From: Richard Havers 8. Hit Records From: Dan Hughes 9. Productions From: Jimmy Crescitelli ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:15:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Christopher Davidson Subject: Sandy Salisbury If anyone's still interested in finding his second CD, follow this link. I've bought stuff from this company before w/ good results. http://www.collectorsshop.com/catalog/s.html And here's the write-up for the CD: SALISBURY,SANDY-FALLING TO PIECES 674412C1C -Japanese exclusive release for the former Sagittarius and Millenium collaborator. 17 tracks including 2 from his critically acclaimed 1968 solo album that wasn't released until 2000, the lovely ballad 'Cecily' and 'Do Unto Others'. Produced by Salisbury, Curt Boettcher (The Association) and The Millenium-$28.00 ===== Chris Davidson CAD Records --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 23:22:11 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Thanks Mick Patrick Re: Georgettes And thanks everyone also for the input. Mick, what a great pedigree for this dynamite, crystal little song! I hope someone posts it, because I can't upload: I'm just not set up. My machine is made up of string, cardboard, some bubble gum, and an old fishing lure. Oh, and a trusty nylon stocking that pulls my hard drive along. Hope you all are well, Mick... good to hear from you. And beat the heat, visit Brighton! I hear it's quite the place these days! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 08 Jul 01 07:44:30 +0100 From: Frank Subject: Re: FRANCOISE HARDY Oh, I would never ever disagree with the man behind "Philately". As I said it's just that in her own country, Francoiise was always considered as a rather more than laid-back (though very good) singer. And I always had some difficulty thinking of the Phil Spector sound as "laid-back". As I also mentioned I listened to the "Et Meme" track and quite agreed that it did sound very Spectorish. By the way just for the fun of it, Francoise really hates the stuff she did in her early days at Vogue !!! Still she always had peculiar taste. Frank PS : Mick, could you tell me exactly how many issues of "Philately" were put out ? Just want to check if I have all of them.I remeber writing to you when N°7 came out but the letter was never published, probably because this issue was the last one. Was it ? >Greetings, > >Just sat here stroking my box (phnurr). FRANCOISE HARDY'S >"L'INTEGRALE DISQUES VOGUE 1962 / 1967" 4 CD box set. >This bargain only forty smackers. Worth every centime. > >The ongoing debate among Spectropoppers about whether or >not any recordings by this enigmatic lady fall into the >Spector Sound category has left me a little baffled. OF >COURSE THEY DO. She was very prolific and recorded in a >variety of styles. She rarely made a bad record and may >well be the classiest female pop star that ever lived. Of >any nationality. Francoise has many CDs available. Get >some. The new "VOGUE YEARS" double CD is a perfect place >to begin. She rather specialised in moody ballads and, >hey, you should hear her purring over a wall of fuzztone >guitar noise. But if your ears are deaf to anything but >Philles copies you should check out the following gems, >for starters: > >"POURTANT TU M'AIMES" >"APPRENDS LE MOI" >"ET MEME" (second version is best, the one directed by >Charles Blackwell) >"JE VEUX QU'IL REVIENNE" >"TU ES VENU A MOI" >"BOUT DE LUNE" >"LES PETITS GARCONS" --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 10:30:06 +0900 From: Jake Tassell Subject: Re: Francoise Hardy > The ongoing debate among Spectropoppers about whether or > not any recordings by this enigmatic lady fall into the > Spector Sound category has left me a little baffled. OF > COURSE THEY DO. She was very prolific and recorded in a > variety of styles Hi Mick, great to see you on this list - I've always been a fan of your immaculate compilations. Some Qs: Do you have any idea whether Francoise Hardy's 'Charles Blackwell' discs were recorded in London or in Paris? Did Charles Blackwell record with any other French artists? Because of the language barrier and the French reluctance to see the fabulousness of what's under their own noses, I haven't been able to make sufficient inroads past the 'famous stuff' - (Gainsbourg girls/French Sandies/Petulas etc). How much truly great French 60s pop is there? I mean, is there LOADS of it? Regards Jake in SW2 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 08 Jul 01 07:44:30 +0100 From: Frank Subject: Re: French Pop Jean-Paul Vignon, was a not so successful but good looking French singer in the late 50's early 60's. Probably due to this lack of success he left for the States where he appeared in a few Tv series and got involved in the disco scene making a few records again. I would suspect this single dates back to this period. Is it disco ? Frank >I have a 45 that I played as a disc jockey in the late >70's called "You" (Toi'). It's by Jean-Paul Vignon and >Farrah Fawcett. Composers are Panzeri, Pilat, Conti, >Pace, Buggy. The label is Nelson/Barry Recordings, >distributed by T.K. Records. The 45 is a picture sleeve >with Jean-Paul on one side and Farrah on the other. >What's the story behind this record? > --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:36:08 EDT From: pollicesteeve Subject: Great French Pop A new tradition of pop in the 2000's. You should listen to April March "Chrominace decoder" She sang once with Brian Wilson (still in the vaults) & this album is very fresh & sometimes "sexualy oriented" if you dig French. Try also Louis Philippe albums with great arrangments.. Anyone here know them ? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 18:06:04 +0100 From: Richard Havers
Subject: Re: Keith Hi A little late I know on the subject of Keith.....but still. The Columbia single (43268), 'Caravan of a Lonely Man' was credited to Keith and the Admirations and dates from 1965. The Colin Larkin piece from "Encyclopedia of Popular Music" is a bit out of whack as Keith recorded for RCA in 1969, 04 years before he recorded for Zappa's Discreet label. Also his first Mercury single, 'Ain't Gonna Lie' did not narrowly make the US Top 100 it got to No.39. You have to be careful with Larkin's encyclopedia, it has some howlers! Some of which, by his own admission he plants himself to avoid plagiarism!!. Just as additional note, Both 98.6 and Ain't Gonna Lie featured backing vocals by The Tokens. Best Wishes Richard -- --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 01:41:47 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Hit Records Paul mentioned a song on the budget soundalike Hit Records label. Is there a list somewhere that tells who went by what names when recording for that label? I have heard that some pretty famous people recorded under fake names for Hit before they made it on their own. Details, anyone? ---Dan --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 23:26:50 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Productions Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! : )))))))))) I am SO glad to see "Da Doo Ron Ron" on Brian Flaherty's list, which is-- and I've bored you all on here long enough about it-- my all-time favorite pop song. It's what brings ME a musigasm, every time! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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