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Spectropop - Digest Number 211

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Check out the updated Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil Page at
Spectropop: History, photos, discography and more! Huge
list ofrecordings of Barry Mann-penned works added. Brill
Tone CD - full track listing. New pics and more...


There are 11 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 211:

      1. Re: Two new ones from Universal Japan
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      2. Re: Hit Records..will always be there
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
      3. Lee Mallory & Joey Stec
           From: Andy Nix 
      4. Phil Spector's timesless music.
           From: Ton Borsboom 
      5. Re: The Modern Folk Quartet
           From: Brian Chidester 
      6. The Castells
           From: Jane Wade 
      7. Bubble Gum Groups
           From: Jane Wade 
      8. Re: Barry Mann?
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
      9. Collecting Phil Spector
           From: john rausch 
     10. Re: "Erect a Spector"
           From: "GSPECTOR" 
     11. Hit Records
           From: john rausch


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 17:40:24 -0000
   From: "Donny Hampton" 
Subject: Re: Two new ones from Universal Japan

I can't wait to get my hands on that Barry Mann songbook!
A long overdue tribute to his talent and that of Cynthia
Weil.  But I have to wonder why Universal couldn't
muster up enough ambition to have done a Jeff
Barry/Ellie Greenwich songbook, too?  Hopefully, it's in
the pipeline.

For anyone who hasn't heard Evie Sands' "Any Way That
You Want Me," it is a divine Erect-A-Spector track which
would've been perfect for Ronnie Spector (and Ronnie did
record it for her Siren album, but the arrangement
wasn't right).  Also, it was recorded at Century Sound,
the studio Jeff Barry owned with Brooks Arthur, so it
fairly brims over with Brill Building credibility.

Don Charles

>From: LePageWeb
>Hi all,
>A couple of noteworthy releases from Universal Music
>Japan coming up that I thought I'd mention:
>First is the Barry Mann Songbook (July 27, 2001 Universal
>The other release coming up on July 27 is Evie Sands'
>"Anyway That You Want Me" album (UICY-3315)

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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:52:36 -0700
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: Re: Hit Records..will always be there

Martin Roberts wrote:

>Hit seemed to use Stereo
>earlier than most 45 releases which led to some unuusal
>mixes "Be True To Your School"is a good one, very strong
>channel seperation with lead singer on left and boys &
>girls almost in another room - and where else can you
>hear "Be True.." backed with "Wonderful Summer


Martin...would you be kind enough to dub this 45 (both
sides) and put it on the Spectropop Site for all of us
to enjoy?

This is especially cool because of the stereo...a real


Ps.....I agree 100% about all the HIT records masters
being issued in a box set aimed at collectors. Does
anybody know WHO owns this stuff?


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Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:12:24 +0900
   From: Andy Nix 
Subject: Lee Mallory & Joey Stec

I hear the pair of them are making an appearance at Alan
McGees Radio 4 night at the Viper Room on Saturday 28th
July. I'm flying over to London tomorrow but will be in
San Francisco by the time they play on 28th. 

Does anyone on this list know if they will be making any
other LA or San Francisco appearances over the next two



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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:28:57 -0000
   From: Ton Borsboom 
Subject: Phil Spector's timesless music.

Who said that Phil Spector's music isn't timeless?

I saw this morning on Dutch TV a group of classic ballet
dancers at the Dutch school of music dancing on "Be My
Baby" of The Ronettes. I find it pretty amazing.

Ton Borsboom

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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 19:21:14 +0900
   From: Brian Chidester 
Subject: Re: The Modern Folk Quartet

> WB 45's 
> 5387 It Was A Very Good Year/Road To Freedom 
> 5481 If All You Think/Love Of A Clown 
> 5623 Every Minute Of The Day/That's Alright With Me 
> Dunhill 45's 
> 4025 Night Time Girl/Lifetime 
> 4137 Don't You Wonder/I Had A Dream Last Night 
> LP discography: 

I looked on their web page and that was really cool to see
that there was information out there on the MFQ. I don't
think that there were nine albums, though. I just looked
and they had two albums in the '60s, MFQ and CHANGES (1963
and 1964 respectfully) and they were on a compilation in
1964. Since the mid-'80s it appears that some format of
the band regrouped and cut a bunch of albums, like a
Christmas LP and what looks like a classical album. I've
never heard any of them, but it was a surprise to see that
there was anything more from the band. Anyone who has the
'80s stuff, if you could maybe post a few quick reviews or
something. Thanks in advance.

Brian Chidester 

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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 11:54:41 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Jane Wade
Subject: The Castells

Anyone out there a fan of the Castells? 

They were best known for their song, "Sacred" but try the
flip side - it's great: "So This is Love"....

Visions of going "parking" with your favorite guy or girl,
and dancing slow at the prom will pop into your head.

What a great record! Jane

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Message: 7
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 11:59:41 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Jane Wade 
Subject: Bubble Gum Groups

Nothing ever elicited a chuckle back then than the
mention of "bubble gum" music - stuff by Tommy Roe, 1910
Fruitgum Company and Ohio Express were the epitome of the

Are there any good CD compilations out there featuring
this long lost treasure trove of the worst music ever
made this side of heaven?

It kind of went with the era - the late 60's and early
70's were so tasteless in music and fashion that it was a
perfect companion.

Whenever I hear "1-2-3 Redlight" I get a nervous tic but
hey - that was part of the charm, right? JW

--- Kim Cooper wrote:

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Message: 8
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:45:02 -0700
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono"
Subject: Re: Barry Mann?

Dan Hughes  wrote:

>Somebody help me here--I have a vague, distant memory of
>a compilation album which included a song that I THINK
>was by Barry Mann.
>It was a novelty song called Teenage Has-Been, a takeoff
>of Rick Nelson's Teenage Idol.  
>Anybody know this song?

Hey Dan......I've got this song on a Barry Mann CD I
have. I'll have to dig it out, but yes, it exists!!


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Message: 9
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 22:52:15 -0400
   From: john rausch 
Subject: Collecting Phil Spector

Ron Buono wrote:

> Can anyone tell me the exact title of this book, and/or
> where i could purchase it? Is there a web site for the
> above listing of spectorish songs?

Ron the book you are asking about seems to have become a
collector`s item itself, I cherish my copy and call it
the "bible" If you are looking for a copy this is the
list where you are most likely to find it. Ever since I
bought my copy I haven`t seen another one. Good luck in
your search.


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Message: 10
   Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 00:56:58 -0600
   From: "GSPECTOR" 
Subject: Re: "Erect a Spector"

Hello, Ron Buono,

Have you tried ?

That is where I buy all my fathers 45's,  LP's & CD's.
I have noticed a few sound alikes there as well as a
few books every now and then.

>From the Keyboard of:
G. Spector

Just because you're rich,
  Doesn't make you happy.

Just because you live with someone,
  Doesn't make you close.

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Message: 11
   Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 22:45:33 -0400
   From: john rausch
Subject: Hit Records

I have several 45s on the Hit Record label:
Anyone collecting them, they are yours for the asking:
They are #25, #67, #73 and #82.

Email me privately for any more info.

John Rausch

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