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Spectropop - Digest Number 224

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          Girl Groups - Fabulous Females That Rocked The World          
       The book by John Clemente about the Girl Groups phenomenon
            Reviews, photos, artist line-up and how to order.


There are 11 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 224:

      1. Hoagy Lands/Chiffons
           From: John Clemente 
      2. Re: Boyfriend
           From: Ron Buono
      3. Re: Reparata and the Delrons
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      4. SV: Reparata and the Delrons
           From: Kristensen Jan Kristen 
      5. Thanks
           From: "David Mirich, Ph.D."
      6. Peter and the Shangs
           From: Ron Buono
      7. info on sandy and related millennium 
           From: Joey Stec
      8. Nitzsche
           From: "Lindsay Martin"
      9. Re: Neil Sedaka
           From: Billy G. Spradlin
     10. Re: Neil Sedaka
           From: "Donny Hampton"
     11. Re: Neil Sedaka
           From: Tom Waters


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 19:06:01 -0400
   From: John Clemente
Subject: Hoagy Lands/Chiffons

Hello All,

Hoagy Lands' "The Next In Line" features the unmistakable
sound of The Chiffons on backing vocals.  I mentioned
this in "Girl Groups", even going so far as to list the
record in the discography, although they receive no label


John Clemente

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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 09:28:50 EDT
   From: Ron Buono
Subject: Re: Boyfriend

Hi Gang-
Just a note- If you LOVE The Chiffons "I Have a Boyfriend"
track (as I surely do!), you MUST check out Reparata & The
Delrons' version which can be found on their LP.

It's also a killer! (Wouldn't you agree Tony L?)


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 19:12:06 +0000
   From: "Donny Hampton"
Subject: Re: Reparata and the Delrons

I'll tell you something about Reparata and The Delrons. 
Their RCA single "I'm Nobody's Baby Now," written by Jeff
Barry, is one of the best damn girlpop records ever made!
I place it right up there next to The Ronettes' "Be My
Baby" and The Crystals' "Then He Kissed Me."  Has this
ever been reissued on CD?

Don Charles

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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 08:04:47 +0200 
   From: Kristensen Jan Kristen
Subject: SV: Reparata and the Delrons

Reparata & the Delrons are one of my favorite girl
groups and it is a pity that there's so few of their
records to be found today. So far I know there's only
one CD collection - Collectables COL-CD-0527 from 1993.
All their hits are on it, but no songs from their time
with RCA. An ultimate collection featuring I'm Nobodys
Baby Now would be welcomed.

-----Opprinnelig melding-----
> Fra: Peter Lerner
> Sendt: 5. august 2001 22:12
> Til: Spectropop Group
> Emne: Spectropop - Reparata and the Delrons
> New-ish to Spectropop, I haven't seen anything about
> this great girl group. Really good girly sound, and
> original songs. Is there a good collection CD available?

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Message: 5
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 07:31:39 -0600
   From: "David Mirich, Ph.D." 
Subject: Thanks

I just want to thank all of you who have educated me
about music on this list over the years.  Recent posts
about Margo Guryan propelled me to purchase the CD and I
have been truly amazed -- just as I have been blown away
by most anything connected with the great Curt Becher
(thanks Jamie). The Sandy Salisbury CDs are lost gems
that I regularly play.  Many other gifts you have given
me, from the Critters, to the Smoke, to rediscovering the
5th Dimension, the Small Faces, and Dionne/Burt B.  Also
thanks for the amazing Gary Zekley, the stupifyingly
great Yellow Balloon, the Flowerpot Men (thanks Jack),
the Cryan Shames.............

I am now lost in the AMAZING Nuggets II boxed set.  I am
enjoying it much more than the first (guess I'm just a
psyche pop type of guy).

Again thanks to all for sharing your passion with me.

Dave Mirich

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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 09:21:22 EDT
   From: Ron Buono
Subject: Peter and the Shangs

In a message dated 8/7/01 3:48:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
spectropop writes:

> I'll save what Peter told me about hanging out in the
> studio with the Shangri-Las for another day.


BTW- anybody have any info on that "Brill Building"
documentary that was "supposed" to air this month on A&E????


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Message: 7
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 04:07:20 EDT
   From: Joey Stec 
Subject: info on sandy and related millennium 

info on sandy and any related millennium cd's all can be found at..

...hope this helps



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Message: 8
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 22:00:30 +1000
   From: "Lindsay Martin" 
Subject: Nitzsche

How did Jack Nitzsche pronounce his surname?


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Message: 9
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 07:58:49 -0000
   From: Billy G. Spradlin
Subject: Re: Neil Sedaka

I always thought Sedaka made many excellent records. I
think the oversaturated oldies radio airplay of hits like
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Calendar Girl" that has
soured some collectors as ranking him below or as not as
important as other early 60's Brill Building associated
artists. I dont think he should be lumped in with late
50's-early 60' "teen idols" because he did write most of
his hits.

One of my rare favorites is "Sunny" (not the Bobby Herb
hit) recorded after his hit streak was over in 1964. Has
this song ever appeared in stereo? All I have heard is a
mono mix of it.  

I heard "Next Door To a Angel" on KOMA-AM when I was in
Oklahoma last month blasting though my Jeep's system in
pure AM mono, great hook! 


--- In spectropop john rausch  wrote:

> Just wondering if we might get a discussion on Mr.
> Sedaka. 

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Message: 10
   Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 19:08:20 +0000
   From: "Donny Hampton" 
Subject: Re: Neil Sedaka

I remember having my breath taken away by the glorious
stereo sound of "Oh, Carol!" on the Brill Building box
set that was issued some years ago.  From original album
and single copy that I've seen, I know that Al Nevins was
Neil's nominal producer during those years, and he often
used Stan Applebaum as arranger.  I would bet, though,
that Neil contributed a lot to the arrangements himself.

Don Charles

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Message: 11
   Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 01:35:04 -0400
   From: Tom Waters 
Subject: Re: Neil Sedaka

I'm glad to see Neil Sedaka being discussed on the list.
For some time, he has been my favourite male singer.  I
can't begin to list my favourite Sedaka recordings
because I love all the hits (especially Happy Birthday
Sweet Sixteen) and the more obscure ones (eg. The
Dreamer).  He really is one of the most underrated
songwriters and singers out there and he can still sell
out a crowd. I've always wanted to see him live in
concert, but I haven't been able to yet. Also, I have
read his autobiography and I quite enjoyed it.  I was a
little suprised at some of the more personal stories!  I
guess, for my contribution to this discussion, I'll list
a few of the lesser known choice Sedaka cuts for those
of you who may never have known they existed:

- While I Dream (with the Tokens), I Belong to You, All
I Need Is You, All The Words in the World, As Long As I
Live, My Heart Has Changed Its Mind, Pictures From the
Past, Bad Girl, The Dreamer, Smile, Because of You, The
Same Old Fool, The Closest Thing to Heaven, Look Inside
Your Heart.

Most of the ones listed above are from the '60's, they
don't all have the Sedaka sound associated with Breaking
Up Is Hard to Do and Next Door to an Angel but they are
great nevertheless.  For some rockin's '50's Sedaka,
check out You're Knockin' Me Out, I Go Ape or Ring a

And for the record, I think the Classically Sedaka album
is very impressive.  The songs are beautiful and Neil's
voice sounds very strong.


P.S.  I would respond to the Reparata post, but I'll be
writing all day if I do.  I love Reparata and the
Delrons, they are one of my favourite girl groups (on a
level with the Shangri-Las and the Pixies Three, my
other two favourites!)  In fact, I have a pic of
Reparata and the Delrons hanging inside a frame in my

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