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The Liquid Room-7/30/01 From: "Ponak, David" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 04:16:51 -0000 From: "Tony Leong" Subject: Del-Fi's Sisters Hey group, can anybody shed some light on this?? On the Del-Fi CD, there are several tracks by an Hispanic girl-group called the Sisters. The majority of their vocals were done in a pleasant 3-part harmony unison. But, they had 1 BEAUTIFUL unreleased tune called "His Name Was John". Actually, only 1 of the girls is singing (there are no background vocals at all). Does anybody know which member is singing that great song? Was it Ersi Arvisu who later went on to sing for a spell with El Chicano (I've never heard their material, but in a book, I did see a photo of her performing with them at the Apollo in NYC). And can anybody tell me what the members of the Sisters are doing now? Tony Leong --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 13:08:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Jane Wade Subject: Re: shangri-las Two of the original Shangri Las are dead of cancer. One remains but the group you are referring to are NOT in any way, shape or form the originals. Best to save your money and buy a Shangri Las CD. Jane --- Patrick Rands wrote: > Jennifer wrote: > > > a friend of mine just saw on Pollstar.com that the > > shangri-las are doing a small tour that includes a > > TBA boston date. > > It most probably isn't -the- Shangri Las - I believe > an imitation band has been making the rounds, > --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 14:02:46 -0000 From: dzarem Subject: Re: River Deep The Supremes and Four Tops released River Deep in late 1970. It is on their album The Magnificent 7. > Does anyone have any info on a Supremes song called > "Things Are Changing" written by Phil Spector? It sounds > very much like he produced it, but did he? Anyone know > what year that was recorded? The Supremes also did a > version of "River Deep, Mountain High" which I don't think > he showed up for. > > Skip --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 10:37:06 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: BILINGUISTS GREETINGS, ...original message: > Ooh, Mick - you need a repeat-play turntable with varispeed. > :-) Jamie I knew you were bilingual, Jamie, but I'm surprised you're fluent in Queen's English!!! We've all seen more Carry On movies than is good for our health, methinks. BTW, I just checked out the THINGS ARE CHANGING page on the Spectropop site . . . looks like I'm not the only one guilty of producing mocked up GOLDSTAR labels. Anyway, I'm off out with Phil Chapman for a Tandoori Chicken. MICK PATRICK PS Anyone out there wanna hear about TINA TURNER's unissued Philles version of EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 09:12:52 +0100 From: "Martin Roberts" Subject: Last Chance Saloon Ignoring his Diane Renay fetish, I can't agree with Mick about bootlegs, they are just the last chance saloon. Don't think many Spectropopers would turn down the opportunity to own a legitamate release of "Dance The Screw" or "Things Are Changing". Even The Crystals LP's. Not sure how much they sell for now on the collectors market but would guess the Marginal CD's are the only way a lot of Spector fans will have of getting "Mashed Potatoe Time" on record. CD-R, MP3' (whatever they are), tapes & bootlegs all help to fuel the fire of collecting and show the Record Co's that there is a demand for a legitamate release. Would Capitol have released quite so many out-takes, alternative versions etc. of The Beach Boys if Sea of Tunes hadn't shown that record collectors want 20 versions of "Good Vibrations"! Just a thought, I'll get back to my nipple piercing now to the sound of Gary Bell "Anyway That You Want Me"! Martin --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:44:51 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Two from Varese Did anyone catch Brian Wilson on Conan with Jeffrey Foskett and the Wondermints? Instead of Surfin' USA or Barbara Ann, they performed Our Prayer/Heroes and Villians from Smile! Surprising choice of material for a network show like that - Brian and Co. pulled it off without a hitch. Brilliant! Lately I've been thinking about getting Rhino's expensive Buffalo Springfield box. Just wondering if there is enough on there for a Nitzsche/Gold Star/Greene & Stone fan. Opinions? Aside from that release, I found a couple other interesting things over at Varese's web site - "Girl Group Sound: 25 All-Time Greatest From Red Bird Records" and "P.F. Sloan Child Of Our Times: The Trousdale Demo Sessions." The Red-Bird collection looks to be a fairly conservative/familiar Girl Group comp. I think I already have every track on the disc one place or another. What's the appeal here? Alternate mixes? Or is this more or less an MFP type of generic oldies package? The PF Sloan release looks really interesting. I quite enjoy other songwriter "demo" releases that have come out these last few years - John Carter Denmark Street demos are wonderful and the Second Sandy Salisbury album, Falling to Pieces, despite the rudimentary production value, may be better than his actual studio album - the material is that strong. Can anyone comment on these? I don't even know if they are new. Sure wish Varese would provide better info and some teaser audio files on their web site... To follow is track listing for each of these Varese releases. All the best, Jamie Girl Group Sound: 25 All-Time Greatest From Red Bird Records The Boy From New York City - The Ad Libs People Say - The Dixie Cups You Don't Know - Ellie Greenwich Leader Of The Pack - The Shangri-Las Good Night Baby - The Butterflys I Can't Let Go - Evie Sands Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups Go Now - Bessie Banks The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget - The Jelly Beans Gee, Baby, Gee - The Butterflys Remember (Walking In The Sand) - The Shangri-Las He's So Easy To Love - Roddie Joy I Wanna Love Him So Bad - The Jelly Beans The Dum Dum Ditty - The Goodies Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups I Wonder - The Butterflys Baby, Be Mine - The Jelly Beans You Should Have Seen The Way He Looked At Me - The Dixie Cups Big Bad World - Cathy Saint Take Me For A Little While - Evie Sands Give Him A Great Big Kiss - The Shangri-Las Come Back, Baby - Roddie Joy Gee, The Moon Is Shining Bright - The Dixie Cups ...and Sloan, P.F. Child Of Our Times: The Trousdale Demo Sessions You Baby I Know That You'll Be There Another Day, Another Heartache Miss Charlotte Is It Any Wonder Can I Get To Know You Better Look Out Girl See Ya Around On The Rebound Child Of Our Times I've Got No More To Say Cling To Me I Don't Wanna Say Goodnight My First Day Alone Troubled Mind Spinning Wheel It's Too Late Baby You're A Lonely Girl Say It Again Baby I Can't Stop Myself Danger Man (Secret Agent Man) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:18:06 -0400 From: "Ponak, David" Subject: The Liquid Room-7/30/01 The Liquid Room, hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at /kpfk.org. Please join me this coming weekend! The Liquid Room-7/30/01 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.United Future Organisation/The Planet Plan 3rd Perspective (Antilles) 3.Pussycat/Bus Stop (in French!) EP Collection (Magic) 4.Arling & Cameron/5th Dimension We Are A&C (Emperor Norton) 5.Kirinji/..Graffitti (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix) Kirinji RMX (Warner-Japan) 6.Beta Band/Squares Hot Shots II (Astralwerks) 7.I Monster/Daydream 7" 8.Ennio Morricone/Belinda May Morricone 2001 (Dagoron) 9.They Might Be Giants/Man, It's So Loud In Here Mink Car (Restless) 10.West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band/Eighteen Is Over The Hill A Childs Guide To Good And Evil (Sundazed) 11.Swandive/Words You Whisper Words You Whisper (Siesta-Spain) 12.The Honeys/(Let's Take) A Holiday The Honey's Collection (Collector's Choice Music) 13.Phoenix/If I Ever Feel Better United (Astralwerks) 14.Hirth Martinez/Be Everything Hirth From Earth (WB) 15.Basement Jaxx/Broken Dreams Rooty (Astralwerks) 16.Margo Guryan/Goodbye, July 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 17.Swing Out Sister/Through The Sky Somewhere Deep In The Night (Universal-Japan) 18.J. Girls/The World Of Yellow Goodnight Tokyo (Readymade-Japan) 19.Zero 7/This World Simple Things (Ultimate Dilemma) 20.Roxy Music/Just Another High Sire (Virgin) 21.Nigo/Kung Fu Fightin' Ape Sounds (Mo Wax) 22.Laine Hall/Time Marches On Bob Crewe Presents The Dynovoice Records Story (Westside-UK) 23.Jon Brion/Ruin My Day Meaningless (Straight To Cut Out) 24.Edwin Astley/The Saint (theme) The Saint (Razor & Tie) 25.Tomiki Kanda/Golden Weed Landscape Of Smaller's Music (Crue-el) 26.The Stranglers/Midnight Summer Dream Feline (Epic) 27.The Rotary Connection/Memory Band The Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept) 28.Astrud Gilberto/Where There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart) Gilbert w/ Turrentine (CTI) 29.The Pearlfishers/Across The Milky Way Across The Milky Way (Marina-Germany) 30.Orpheus/Never In My Life The Very Best Of Orpheus (Varese Sarabande) 31.Stereolab/Spacemoth Sound-Dust (Elektra) 32.Bob Dorough/Love (Webster's Definition) To Communicate (Vivid-Japan) 33.The Busy Signals/Tommorrow's Ways Today Pretend Hits (Sugar Free) 34.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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