http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ This monophonic microgroove recording will not become obsolete ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 207: 1. Pye Studios/Charles Blackwell From: Jake Tassell 2. The PONI-TAILS // Lords of Flatbush From: Jimmy Crescitelli 3. Diane Renay From: john rausch 4. Re: Keith From: Cass 5. Re: Petula/Ellie/Jeannie From: "Donny Hampton" 6. Nggets 2 Box (Rhino) From: kalledonain 7. The Modern Folk Quartet From: Guy L. 8. Do the Bluebeat From: Grant Gillanders ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:01:45 +0100 From: Jake Tassell Subject: Pye Studios/Charles Blackwell Thanks to the many of you who answered my question about French pop. > Jake Tassell was asking about Charles Blackwell and the > stuff he produced arranged for Francoise Hardy. It was > all recorded in London at Pye Studios in Bryanston Place, > just behind Marble Arch. She first recorded In London at > Pye for Tony Hatch. Charles also did some Richard Anthony > stuff there, and one Brigitte Bardot EP at Olympic. I did > an article in 1998 for Record Collector on Charles which > talks about this stuff. Pye studios. That's where Jane Birkin 'sang' with Serge. I love the Pye sound - I wonder if the studio is still there. Incidently, Charles Blackwell was originally Joe Meek's arranger, did the arrangements for Fireball XL5 and worked on the very fabulous "I Am PJ Proby". Jake --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 08:52:14 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: The PONI-TAILS // Lords of Flatbush I heartily concur... I LOVE "Born Too Late!" And ya know what's a great companion piece to it? From the 70s, a song called "Oh, What A Night For Love," performed by Jeanne Thomas Fox. It's played over a scene in "The Lords of Flatbush," 1974, where Frannie (Maria Smith) and Chico (Perry King) are getting down to business, except she's so swathed in petticoats that it takes them forever. VERY funny. You can hear them muttering and fumbling, and all the while this sweet song is playing. The soundtrack was composed, arranged, and conducted by Joe Brooks. Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone also star in it. If you grew up in the 50s in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, complete with hairhoppers and teenage girls sporting three-hundred-dollar engagement rings... this flick is for YOU. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 23:38:18 -0400 From: john rausch Subject: Diane Renay Diane Renay has her official website up and running http://www.dianerenay.com/ John Rausch --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 20:52:12 -0000 From: Cass Subject: Re: Keith Hi All, Just to let you know the official Keith site has moved to a new domain: http://www.keith986.com Look forward to seeing everyone there.. Cass --- In spectropop Jane Wade wrote: > Cass and All: I was always sorry he only had but two > hits, "Ain't Gonna Lie" and "98.6".... > > "Ain't Gonne Lie" has a great production on it...it > was one of my favorites. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 16:36:17 -0000 From: "Donny Hampton" Subject: Re: Petula/Ellie/Jeannie Those into French pop dare not neglect Petula Clark! Her late '50s/early '60s French hits are my favorites of all her recordings. The six volume Pet Clark Anthologys series currently on release in France is absolutely essential. I just got to hear Ellie Greenwich's rare single "Friday Kind Of Monday" (issued under the artist name "The Meantime") courtesy of Mick Patrick's latest WHERE THE GIRLS ARE (Volume 4) compilation. A very atypical Barry/Greenwich production, and very melancholy, too, despite the liner notes description of the track as an upbeat number. Ellie sounds really out of it here - her vocals have none of the exuberance found on her earlier Raindrops sides. For anyone who's interested, Ron Dante told me that Jeannie Thomas (otherwise known as Jean Thomas Fox, formerly of The Rag Dolls) was probably the female backing voice on The Archies' THIS IS LOVE album sessions. Don Charles --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 20:08:14 -0000 From: kalledonain Subject: Nuggets 2 Box (Rhino) Why isn't anybody talking about this?! Originally released by Elektra Records in 1972, Nuggets was the first collection ever compiled by a major label. In fact, it was the model upon which Rhino Records was built. Years later, Rhino released a four-CD box set called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, a celebration of '60s U.S. garage rock -- and it quickly became one of 1998's most critically hailed collections. But it's a big, musical world out there, and now the four-CD NUGGETS II: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND BEYOND, 1964-1969, blasts beyond our borders and features the globe-trotting best of mod, flower-power psychedelia, British R&B, twee-pop, pre-industrial, freakbeat, and other '60s styles from a number of countries -- but NOT the U.S. So we can't really call this a sequel in the truest sense of the word -- it's the anti-sequel! "Rather than scrape the bottom of the American garage-rock barrel, we decided to take the cream off the top of a whole 'nuther barrel -- international garage-rock," says co-producer and Rhino senior vice-president of A&R Gary Stewart. Featuring 109 selections, NUGGETS II journeys from England and Europe (Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Northern Ireland) to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as Japan to South America (Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Brazil). NUGGETS II: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND BEYOND, 1964-1969, will be available June 19 A passport to a whole new world of fuzz, acid, and flowers, NUGGETS II features vintage tracks -- most of them never released before in the U.S. -- from cult favorites such as The Creation and The Pretty Things as well as better-known bands The Move, The Troggs, Them, The Small Faces, and The Guess Who. Among the highlights are early recordings featuring nascent rock stars David Bowie, Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Jeff Lynne (ELO), Marc Bolan, Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, the brothers Gibb, and future members of Deep Purple, Yes, Little River Band, 10CC, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Over the years, a few of these recordings have appeared on poor quality bootlegs and occasional compilations -- but NUGGETS II is the only place you're going to find ALL these treasures. Plus, they've been given the Rhino treatment and boast superior sound quality. Though virtually hitless, NUGGETS II is absolutely priceless (collectors would have to pay more than $21,940.37 for these singles! (If they could even find them -- hey, we did the math). NUGGETS II also includes a 100-page booklet with essays by producers Stewart and Alec Palao, plus complete track information by Mike Stax (Ugly Things editor) as well as incredibly rare photos. Last night I got to hear about 2 hours worth of it on a netcast by the Univ. of Conn radio station. Its not only British or even British Empire artists, but includes bands from Norway, Holland, Brazil, Peru, Uraguay,& Mexico. Personally I think it goes to much in the direction of Stones/Pretties/Yardbirds R&B at the expense of Beatlesque pop & Psychedelia. I'm no expert, but there are some tracks I wish had been included: "Sorrow" Merseys "I Stand Acused" Merseybeats "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" Staccatos (Canada) "I Will" Unit 4+2 Here is the track listing: Making Time - The Creation Father's Name Was Dad - Fire I Can Hear The Grass Grow - The Move My Friend Jack - The Smoke My White Bicycle - Tomorrow I'll Keep Holding On - The Action When The Night Falls - The Eyes Sorry - The Easybeats Imposters Of Life's Magazine - The Idle Race How Is The Air Up There? - The La De Das Mud In Your Eye - Les Fleur De Lys Everything (That's Mine) - The Motions Garden Of My Mind - The Mickey Finn Take A Heart - The Sorrows The Life I Live - Q'65 Midnight To Six Man - The Pretty Things I See The Rain - The Marmalade The First Cut Is The Deepest - The Koobas You Stole My Love - The Mockingbirds 125 (album version) - The Haunted My Mind's Eye - The Small Faces Going Nowhere - Los Bravos All Night Stand - The Thoughts War Or Hands Of Time - The Masters Apprentices It's A Sin To Go Away - We All Together A Dream For Julie - Kaleidoscope I Read You Like An Open Book - The Tages Children Of The Sun - The Misunderstood Save My Soul - Wimple Winch Desdemona - John's Children I Can Only Give You Everything - Van Morrison Lost Girl - The Troggs I Must Be Mad - The Craig Say Those Magic Words - The Birds Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad - Caleb Daddy Buy Me A Girl - Golden Earrings Exit Stage Right - Ronnie Burns Gone Is The Sad Man - Timebox I'm Rowed Out - The Eyes You've Got A Habit Of Leaving - Davy Jones Reflections Of Charles Brown - Rupert's People Words Enough To Tell You - The Mascots That's The Way It's Got To Be - The Poets 14 Hour Technicolour Dream - The Syn Walking Through My Dreams - The Pretty Things You Said - The Primitives This Life Of Mine - The Lost Souls Shadows & Reflections - The Action Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats In The Land Of The Few - Love Sculpture For Another Man - The Motions Fire Brigade - The Move Gaby - The Boots Biff! Bang! Pow! - The Creation Your Body Not Your Soul - Cuby & The Blizzards Cathy, Come Home - The Twilights Circles - Les Fleur De Lys Get Down From The Tree (album version) - The Matadors Cry In The Night - Q'65 Changing The Colors Of Life - Los Chijuas Social End Product - The Bluestars Crawdaddy Simone - The Syndicats Don't You Remember? - The Sound Magics It's My Pride - The Guess Who Magic Potion - The Open Mind You're Driving Me Insane - The Missing Links Who Dat? - The Jury A Midsummer's Night Scene - John's Children Listen To The Sky - Sands How To Find A Lover - The Mockingbirds Days Of The Broken Arrows - The Idle Race By My Side - The Elois Path Through The Forest - The Factory Love Hate Revenge - Episode Six Pictures Of Matchstick Men - The Status Quo The Train To Disaster - The Voice Sad - The (Australian) Playboys Slaves Time - The Slaves You Can Be My Baby (single version) - The Red Squares I Wish I Was Five - Scrugg Glendora - The Downliners Sect Rosalyn - The Pretty Things Come On - The Atlantics The Madman Running Through The Fields - Dantalion's Chariot How Does It Feel To Feel (U.S. single version) - The Creation I'm Just A Mops - The Mops Why Don't You Smile Now - The Downliners Sect Nothin' - The Ugly Ducklings Break It All (U.S. single version) - Los Shakers The Bitter Thoughts Of Little Jane - Timon Touch - The Outsiders Vacuum Cleaner - Tintern Abbey My Life - Thor's Hammer Bad Little Woman - The Wheels No Presents For Me - Pandamonium Bat Macumba - Os Mutantes Real Crazy Apartment - Winston's Fumbs No More Now - The Smoke (Nz) No Good Without You - The Birds Kicks & Chicks - The Zipps Dance Around The Maypole - The Acid Gallery Get Yourself Home - The Fairies I'm Your Witchdoctor - The Chants R&B But You'll Never Do It Babe - The Boots One Third - The Majority Flight From Ashiya - Kaleidoscope Here Come The Nice - The Small Faces It's My Fault - The Rattles When The Alarm Clock Rings - Blossom Toes --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 03:02:52 -0000 From: Guy L. Subject: The Modern Folk Quartet Anyone out there got a M.F.Q. discography? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 03:03:40 -0000 From: Grant Gillanders Subject: Do the Bluebeat Hi everybody Down here in New Zealand one of the biggest local hits was a song called 'Do the Bluebeat'sung by Dinah Lee.The song was written by the team of Barkin/Raleigh who wrote quite a few early Lesley Gore tracks among others.I have been trying to track down an origanal version of the Bluebeat for years without any luck whatsoever. Does anyone out there know of an original version of the song - it would have been done in either 1963 or 1964. I wait in anticipation.... Grant Gillanders --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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