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Spectropop - Digest Number 205

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                       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 
           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.

And here's the write-up for the CD:

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

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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! 

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Message: 3
   Date: Sun, 08 Jul 01 07:44:30 +0100
   From: Frank 

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 N7 came out but the letter
was never published, probably because this issue was the
last one. Was it ?

>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:
>"ET MEME" (second version is best, the one directed by
>Charles Blackwell)

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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

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?


Jake in SW2

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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 ?

>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?

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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 ?

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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 18:06:04 +0100
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: Keith


A little late I know on the subject of Keith.....but

The Columbia single (43268), 'Caravan of a Lonely Man'
was credited to Keith and the Admirations and dates from

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


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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,


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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! 

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