http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ You'll get all the Top Pops at Boots Record Shops ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 7 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 209: 1. THE TEARDROPS From: Mick Patrick 2. Friday Kind of Monday/Aussie versions From: Lindsay Martin 3. Re: "The Productions" From: "Jack Vanhouten" 4. Re: Charles Blackwell From: "Peter Lerner" 5. Re: Poni-Tails From: Jane Wade 6. Collecting HIT Records...and that's called sad From: "Martin Roberts" 7. Connie Landers where are you today? From: Paul Urbahns ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 20:15:36 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: THE TEARDROPS Greetings, Stress, pollution, UV. Want to protect the youthfulness of your skin? Do like I do, lock yourself in a dimmed room, put on a Steve Lawrence CD and have a quiet scroll around the Spectropop site. Loved the new TEARDROPS page. However, I spotted something absent from their discography: The CD WHERE THE GIRLS ARE, VOLUME 2 (ACE CDCHD 711, 1999) contains not only YOU WON'T BE THERE but also I LOVE YOU. The latter track is available nowhere else. Not even on the group's brand new CD. And, no, it isn't the same song as I WILL LOVE YOU DEAR FOREVER. This has been a public service announcement. Ooh, here comes LAST NIGHT I MADE A LITTLE GIRL CRY. MICK PATRICK Check out The Teardrops at Spectropop: History, photos, discography and more! Full track listing and order information on their long-awaited CD! The Teardrops at Spectropop! http://www.spectropop.com/teardrops.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: 15 Jul 2001 03:14:31 -0700 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Friday Kind of Monday/Aussie versions Donny Hampton & Jamie mentioned Ellie Greenwich's rare "Friday Kind Of Monday". I assume this is the same Mamas-and-Papas-like song that Australia's Johnny Farnham had a minor local hit with in 1968. If the Australian record industry in the 60s had one finely honed skill it was in locating US & British songs for Aussie artists to record. These were often rare or little known tracks. Thus, for example, we had The Virgil Brothers doing The Knight Brothers' "Temptation's 'Bout To Get Me", or Pastoral Symphony's version of the Roosters' "Love Machine". I was really disillusioned to discover that one of the finest Oz tracks of the 60s, Dave Miller Set's "Mr Guy Fawkes" is a remake of an Eire Apparent track which Jimi Hendrix had a hand in. One of the most puzzling is a wonderful track called "Go To Him", a 1965 Australian B-side by Ray Brown & the Whispers which was recorded by US bands The London Knights (Los Angeles) and Tyme's Children (Salem, Oregon); only thing is, the Ray Brown recording seems to predate the US versions by a year. Surely not a case of obscure US bands covering an obscure Aussie track? The mind boggles at this point, and I've given up working it out. (I mean, I've assumed above that The Roosters' "Love Machine" is the original, but should I make that assumption?) By the way, since Nuggets 2 is non-US there's a fair smattering of Oz tracks, eg Ronnie Burns, Atlantics, Master's Apprentices, Twilights (who, incidentally, covered the Hollies' "What's Wrong With The Way I Live"). Lindsay --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 15:43:38 +0200 From: "Jack Vanhouten" Subject: Re: "The Productions" Hi Brian, Great tracks in your selection, but as far as I am concerned there are too many tracks by Spector to capture in one single cd. For example Angel Baby or one of the other tracks from the record Menlove Avenue by John Lennon. Lots of success in making the cd and I hope to hear from you. Greetings from a devoted Spector fan from Holland Europe. Ivo van Dijck >From: "Brian Flaherty"
>Reply-To: email@example.com >To: Spectropop Group >Subject: Spectropop - "The Productions" >Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 23:05:28 +1000 > >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. > > >Spector > >! 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 >selection > >Regards > >Brian Flaherty --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 21:06:49 +0100 From: "Peter Lerner" Subject: Re: Charles Blackwell "Jake Tassell" wrote: > Charles Blackwell was originally Joe Meek's > arranger, did the arrangements for Fireball XL5 and > worked on the very fabulous "I Am PJ Proby". And just for completeness, Spectropoppers should note that Charles Blackwell did those great UK sessions with Jackie DeShannon, which turned out Don't Turn Your Back on Me (so nearly a huge UK hit); I Remember the Boy (quite brilliant) and Dream Boy - inventing the folk rock sound, with Jimmy Page on guitar. Peter --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 09:17:54 -0700 (PDT) From: Jane Wade Subject: Re: Poni-Tails Tom Waters wrote: > The Poni-Tails are one of my favourite girl groups of all > time. > > > Be warned that there is a pseudo-Poni Tails group out > there posing as the real thing. Thanks for that, Tom. There are so many rip off groups out there now and the people who go see them are mostly ignorant that what they're seeing is NOT the original. That's another subject, though. Jane --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 20:55:01 +0100 From: "Martin Roberts" Subject: Collecting HIT Records...and that's called sad Sorry Paul, only teasing!! I know how obsessions (like Doc Rock's...have the Clinger Sisters ever made any decent records?!) can get a hold. If I'm honest I suppose a good 1/4 of my records are not really play for fun but bought for the label, writer, song etc. Would I give/sell them away? Hell no! Galloping drums, pounding bass, rinky dink Da do ron ron style piano, cavernous echo - all or some of these can give a record a "Spector Sound a Like" feel (pages & pages of them in Fitzpatrick/Fogerty's Collecting Phil Spector book), but what really sets the Erect a Spector's apart is the passion and drama found in almost all Phil Spector's originals. His records move you in an emotional way. Ronnie, Darlene, La La, Bobby, Phil & Bill may be acting, reading somebody else's script but as with the finest artists you're swept along on a high. Not just vocally but musically as well. Hal Blaine's drumming, our own Carol Kaye on bass, Steve Douglas blowing on sax etc,etc. These tiny 45's can leave you stunned. Very few Erect A Spector's/Wall of Sound cops (or whatever you call them) can do this! Now okay, British covers might add a bit more beat and a Cockney or Liverpudlian accent, European releases a foreign language (not always even that) and (annoying to me) a happy, bouncy, poppy sound. Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows more than the Look of Love. Hearing The Dacrons' Then He Kissed Me on Hit Records, Les Surfs' Baby I Love You on Fr Festival or The Breakaways' He's A Rebel UK Pye are not bad records, how could they be with the writing talent involved? But its like choosing between The Bushey Players production of Hamlet in the church hall or watching The Royal Shakespere Company at the Barbican. You might choose to buy tickets for both but you know where you're money has been most wisely spent! Martin --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 06:35:40 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Connie Landers where are you today? Mike C wrote: > And did I read here a while ago that Connie Landers > was aka Connie Dee? I own Connie Dee singing a *Hit* > record song entitled "Ring Telephone". One of the > worst things I've ever heard, but I love it and still > play it: Yes MIke, issued on Hit 186, Ring Telephone has a strong Lesley Gore type sound (in my mind) but the song was actually written by Connie Landers (look at the fine print under the title on the record). It is one of my personal favorites. This is issued about the same time Lesley Gore had a song out called "Look Of Love" which Connie sang on Hit 189. Connie is listed in the BMI song writer database at www.bmi.com. Will George wrote: > I have a recording of Connie Landers doing an odious > job with "Heart In Hand." Really off-key and whiney. I > had no idea she actually had a "career." Did she only > do cover tunes? No she did the Hits when attending Peabody College college in Nashville. She also did studio work on other major recording projects from Nashville. She was (according to an old newspaper article I have, the Discovery Of The Week artist at The Nashville Tennesseean's park concert series before doing the Hits. It is my understand she eventually joined "The Auctioneers" a singing group/band that toured with a country singer (Leroy Van Dyke, I think) who had a hit with the song The Auctioneer. Paul Urbahns --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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