http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Covered in a long lasting PVC to give you years of portable pleasure ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 7 messages in this issue. Topics in this Digest Number 229: 1. Re: Cryan Shames From: Efram Turchick 2. Re: latter-day Reparata From: "Donny Hampton" 3. Re: Quintessential Radio Voice From: "Donny Hampton" 4. Re: latter-day Reparata From: dzarem 5. Reparata Redux From: LePageWeb 6. Jerry Fuller From: Jane Wade 7. The Liquid Room-8/12/01 From: "David Ponak" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:22:36 -0400 From: Efram Turchick Subject: Re: Cryan Shames Billy Spradlin wrote: > > (BTW: The Shames original 3 Columbia albums are still > not on CD at least here in the USA...hey Sundazed WAKE > UP!!) Hey Billy, Acck! Stop hollerin'! We're awake, we're awake! Nice to see so many Shames fans on the list. Here's a hot scoop for you: Sundazed is indeed working on CD reissues for the Cryan Shames (Chicago version)! We don't have a firm release date yet, but sometime late this year or early next year seems likely. So, er ... mark your calendars! Regards, Efram Turchick, Sundazed Music SUNDAZED...GEARING FOR GO IN ROARING HI-FI! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:46:35 +0000 From: "Donny Hampton" Subject: Re: latter-day Reparata I have heard that the Reparata who was a member of Lady Flash was not the real Reparata. Her real name, I believe, was Lorraine something or other. Don Charles >In 1976, RSO released a Barry Manilow-and-Ron >Dante-produced LP called "Beauties in the Night" (#3002 >in the U.S.) by an all-female disco trio called Lady >Flash, of which Reparata was the caucasian third (the >other members were Monica Burruss and Debra Byrd). --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 18:03:13 +0000 From: "Donny Hampton" Subject: Re: Quintessential Radio Voice We Americans have our own quintessential radio voice! His name is Ron Dante. In addition to being the studio voice of The Archies and Cufflinks, he's also sung on chart singles by The Pearly Gate, Dante's Inferno and The Detergents. There are a slew of other studio group records he sang lead on, for example, The Two-Dollar Question, The Webspinners, Ronnie and The Dirtriders, and The Eighth Day (NOT the Holland-Dozier-Holland group). Ron has also recorded under his own name (his biggest hit was the Jeff Barry-produced "Let Me Bring You Up") and under pseudonyms. At one time, Ron Dante was the most popular radio and TV jingle singer working on the East Coast. His voice even turns up singing the theme of Doris Day's 1968 movie "The Ballad Of Josie." I spoke with Varese Sarabande's Cary Mansfield some years ago about releasing a compilation of Ron Dante singles. He passed on the idea - he didn't think it would sell because (his words) nobody knew who Ron Dante was . . . Don Charles > > The voice of Tony Burrows has featured on many hits, > > both before and after the Flowerpot Men. He was in First > > Class, The Ivy League, Edison Lighthouse and The Pipkins, > > he was also one of the backing vocalists on the early > > Who singles. Throughout the 70's and 80's he also sang > > on numerous advertising jingles. >I think that his is the quintessential AM radio voice >of the early 70s, hands down. > >David --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 12:52:11 -0000 From: dzarem Subject: Re: latter-day Reparata The Reparata that recorded Shoes was the same Reparata that sang Whenever a Teenager Cries (Mary Aiese). It is not the same Reparata that formed Lady Flash (Lorraine Mazzola). Lorraine was a Delron, and sang lead on Captain of Your Ship. Mary let Lorraine use the name when Mary left the group around 1969. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 11:54:27 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Reparata Redux Dare I say it? Try as I may, I just don't get Reparata and the Delrons. The current thread reminds me once again of something I have wondered for a long time - that is, why don't I hold Reparata and the Delrons' recordings in high esteem like so many other GG fans do? Don't get me wrong - I don't question everyone else. Rather, I wonder what I'm missing. I know the Collectables CD doesn't have some of their most loved material, like "I'm Nobody's Baby Now." But even given that, to me, Reparata and the Delrons' recordings seem overrated. (Disclaimer - I haven't heard them all...) It's not that I think badly of them. Not at all. It's what I don't think of them that bothers me. When I listen to the Collectables CD, I only ocassionally feel the urge to skip tracks. But nothing gives me that ecstatic rush. Nothing makes me want to climb inside the speakers and bask in the glory. I think: Yes, nice. But more to the point, I don't think: This is stupendous - listen to the drums, the echo, the reverb, the chorus, the strings, the lyrics, etc. I'll keep the Reparata records I have just the same, but I am surpised to see them namechecked alongside the likes of Chiffons, Shangri-Las and Ronettes. If I was forced to make a top 10 list of girl groups, Reparata wouldn't be on it, I'm afraid. If Spectropop group members made the list, I bet Reparata would make the top 10 easily, maybe even the top five. The arrangements seem adequate at best, songs are either covers or just average, there is nothing wrong with the lead vocals but the background vocals are often shrill and amateruish, to me anyway, and that's why I wonder what it is about them that makes others rank them so highly. Once again - not questioning everyone else, but rather questioning my own perception. Please respond with that understanding. Jamie ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 6 Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:49:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Jane Wade Subject: Jerry Fuller In 1965 Jerry Fuller had an East Coast hit that was a ballad. Very heavy production on it - lots of strings. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Over the years I've tried to remember the name of it but come up short. On Napster I tried listening to the Jerry songs listed but it's not the one. Jerry of course was a top producer in the business, having worked with the best in the Sixties. His label was Reprise. Can anyone help? Jane --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:59:12 -0700 From: "David Ponak" Subject: The Liquid Room-8/12/01 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 http://kpfk.org. Please join me this coming weekend! This next weekend, my special guest DJ's will be Chris and Lance of The Raymakers, and with any luck, Dougee Dimensional of the Gentle People may be in on the action too. The following weekend, I'll be joined by The Millionaire, of Combustible Edison and Luxuriamusic fame. . The Liquid Room-8/12/01 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Perry & Kingsley/Unidentified Flying Object (Eurotrash Remix) The Out Sound From Way In-The Complete Perry & Kingsley (Vanguard) 3.Jacques Dutronc/Le Publicite Jacques Dutronc (Vogue-France) 4.Balduin/Sugar Fairy Creative Cookery (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 5.Epherma/Again Sun (Virgin-Norway) 6.Claudine Longet/Nothing To Lose The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany) 7.Mimok/Ford Scampi Popshopping Mixed Up (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 8.Cameo/Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck The Best Of Cameo (Mercury) 9.Hi-Posi/Majime Na Kimochi Glu-on (Contemp-Japan) 10.Gary McFarland/Up, Up & Away Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? (DCC) 11.Kevin Tihista's Red Terror/Outta Sight, Outta Mind Don't Breath A Word (Atlantic) 12.Pink Floyd/Arnold Layne The Early Singles (Columbia) 13.Marizane/The Devil's Address Hypercube Sideshow 14.101 Strings Orchestra w/Joe Adams/This Guy's In Love With You The Sounds Of Love (Ascot) 15.They Might Be Giants/Man, It's So Loud In Here Mink Car (Restless) 16.The Honeys/(Let's Take) A Holiday The Honeys Collection (Collectors Choice) 17.The Anubian Lights/Smoke And Mirros Naz Bar (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 18.Dino, Desi & Billy/Like The Wind And Sea Follow Me (soundtrack) (Uni) 19. Zero 7/Out Of Town Simple Things (Ultimate Dilemma-Germany) 20.Roxy Music/Out Of The Blue Country Life (Virgin) 21.The Beta Band/Quiet Hot Shots II (Astralwerks) 22.The Peppermint Trolley Company/Trust (Paul Williams/Roger Nichols cover) The Peppermint Trolley Company (Acta) 23.Stew/Re-hab Guest Host (Telegraph) 24.Scott Walker/That Night The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany) 25.The Free Design/Spring Time Cosmic Peekaboo (Marina-Germany) 26.Margo Guryan/Most Of My Life 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 27.Watermelon/Quiet Village Cool Music (Alfa-Japan) 28.Pico/Akai Sabaku E Ikanai Ka Soft Rock Drivin'-Snow Dolphin Samba (Polydor-Japan) 29.Brigitte Bardot/Contact Le Disque D'Or (Disc AZ/France) 30.Deltron 3030/Things You Can Do The Instrumentals (Arc 75) 31.Colours/Bad Day At Black Rock Colours (Dot) 32.Swing Out Sister/Where Do I Go? Somewhere Deep In The Night (Universal-Japan) 33.Jessica James and the Outlaws/Give Her Up (Baby) Bob Crewe Presents The Dynovoice Records Story (Westside-UK) 34.Stereolab/Baby Lulu Sound Dust (Elektra) 35.Jack Jones/L.A. Breakdown L.A. Breakdown (RCA) 36.The Gentle People/Parfum Simply Faboo (Rephlex-UK) 37.Takkyu Ishino/Stereo Nights Karaoke Jack (Sony Music-Japan) 38.Arling & Cameron/Sunday We Are A&C (Emperor Norton) 39.DJ Big Head Vs. Weezer/Hash Pipe 40.Yellow Magic Orchestra/Behind The Mask (FPM Remix) Technopolis-YMO Remixes (Victor-Japan) 41.Swan Dive/Words You Whisper Words You Whisper (Siesta-Spain) 42.Astrud Gilberto/A Time For Us The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany) 43.The Pearlfishers/Beyond The Milky Way Beyond The Milky Way (Marina-Germany) 44.Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass/Lollipops And Roses Whipped Cream And Other Delights (A&M) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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