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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 232:

      1. Girl Group Heaven (part 45)
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
      2. (part 45B)
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
      3. I Do again/Goldie
           From: "gregg luvoxx"
      4. Felice Taylor
           From: LePageWeb 
      5. RIP
           From: "David Mirich, Ph.D." 
      6. Reparata One More Time
           From: John Clemente
      7. Reparata
           From: John Frank 
      8. "Girls Will Be Girls"
           From: "Charles G. Hill"


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:03:13 +0100
   From: "Martin Roberts"
Subject: Girl Group Heaven (part 45)

Just picked up Mick & Malcolm's latest? CD release "The
Shoop Shoop Song and other great Girl Group Hits" Castle
Select SELCD 595. A budget release 10 'Red Bird' tracks &
Betty Everett's "Shoop, Shoop"the 'Hits' but it's the
'fillers' that will most appeal. Sticker trumpets "11
ultra rare tracks on CD for the first time" 24 songs in
total. What do you get? Classics that should be in every
collection Yvonne Carroll's Sloan & Barri number"There He
Goes", Tracey Dey "Jerry I'm Your Sherry", Peggy Sans
"Snowman", Shelly Fabares "Lost Summer Love", Noreen
Corcoran "Dreamin' Of You" etc, etc, etc! 

But I've got to go to work now! To be continued after the


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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 22:23:17 +0100
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: (part 45B)

Shoop Shoop cont.                                  

Great tracks you may not have heard of Barbara Jackson
"Second Best", Marilyn Britton "Big Mr Heartbreaker",
Melinda Marx "The East Side of Town" (actually these
aren't great they are fabbie not particularly Spector but
long been faves) etc,etc. Tracks I've never heard The
Sunbeams "Good Old Days", Marie Gladness "Cops And

Something for everyone even the financially restricted! 

And the hits just keep on coming:- Candy and the Kisses
"Do The 81 & Other Soul Classics" Castle 264 All there
Cameo & Scepter tracks plus 3 unissued. Again a Mick &
Malcolm masterwork. 

How Mick has the time to hold down a full time job &
serve at tables in an Indian Restaurant at night is
beyond me. No wonder he had to give Philately a rest!!

Another newie is Dreambabies Vol.2 Reflections (22 Brit
Girl Classics From The 60's) RPM 224. No M & M's  but Ian
Chapman gets a name check. Quite Good. Linda Laine "Low
Grades & High Fever & "Don't Do It Baby", Jill/Boulevards
"And Now I Cry", Jean/Statesides "Putty In Your Hands"
the most interesting. Good covers by Jean/Statesides "You
Won't Forget Me", Three Quarters "People Will Talk" &
Gullivers People Splendour In The Grass". On the whole
bit too 'English' for my taste. Seem to remember Vol 1
"Dreambabies" is better. Shame think a better (more my
taste!) EMI UK girl compilation could be made. Let loose
The Ian!!!

This has been a public service announcement bought to you
in the interest of Spectropoppers.

Martin (b.08/04/1956)

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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 18:04:40 -0700
   From: "gregg luvoxx" 
Subject: I Do again/Goldie

> However, I do believe the song Gregg heard was...
> I Do by For Real from the Grace of My Heart OST.

It definitely was not 'For Real'. I just heard it again
and the version of I DO that I was curious about (the
Marvelows song, not the Brian Wilson song) is by Goldie.

Does anybody know anything about this track? Who is she?
Label, year?

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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 08:58:35 +0900
   From: LePageWeb 
Subject: Felice Taylor

I was listening to Billy Spradlin's Spectropop Girl
Groups radio station and heard Felice Taylor's "Under the
Influence of Love." Produced by Barry White for Bob
Keane's Bronco imprint, this little number is really
infectuous despite its obvious Diana Ross/Supremes'
influence (would it be safe to assume this a Northern
Soul favorite?).

So how are the other White-produced Keane masters? 

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Message: 5
   Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 07:20:58 -0600
   From: "David Mirich, Ph.D." 
Subject: RIP

According to the Nuggets II booklet, the Pretty Things
were at one time considered by many to be "better than
the Stones."  I saw them play here in Denver last year
in a memorable show.  I heard yesterday that the
original guitar player has died.  Last year he did not
look well. Tiny, skinny, balding and hunched over at the
upper back.  As I remembered, they all were smoking when
they could, as do many people outside the US, especially
Europe. Maybe besides tinnitus, second hand smoke is a
great danger to many of those who play and live in the
smoky bars and concert halls. RIP.

Dave Mirich

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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 01:13:38 -0400
   From: John Clemente
Subject: Reparata One More Time

Hello All,

The responses to all the talk about Reparata & The
Delrons are very interesting.  Now I'm dying to hear all
the RCA material.  Overall, I quite like their
recordings.  The Jerome Bros. were capable.  In my last
writing, I think I placed blame mostly on the material. 
Jan mentioned the two Reparata singles on Laurie and
Polydor.  Yes, that is Mary, but they are "Reparata"
singles, not "Reparata & The Delrons" singles.  There
was no "Delrons" activity on vinyl after 1970, not
counting the "updated" reissue of ". . .Teenager".  Mary
and Nanette told me that they did encourage Lorraine to
go with Barry Manilow because she was the only one
really interested.  Mary never gave her the okay to take
the name "Reparata".


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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 19:34:21 -0700
   From: John Frank 
Subject: Reparata

Hi Martin:

You wrote:

> P.S. Was it a typo the Spectropoper who claimed Jeff
> Barry produced "Nobody's Baby"

I was the Spectropopper who wrote this. No typo, but
maybe misinformation. I don't have the single, but I got
it on tape from J. D. Doyle who told me Jeff Barry
produced it. If he didn't, who did?

John Frank

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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 19:03:23 -0500
   From: "Charles G. Hill" 
Subject: "Girls Will Be Girls"

Mick Patrick fumed as follows:

> I'm surprised Spectropoppers are not familiar with this
> readily available legal CD. Perhaps if I informed you
> that it also contains A PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED TRACK BY THE
> CINDERELLAS, you might BUY rather than download! I rate
> this CD as one of the best I have ever been involved with.
> You'd be stunned if you knew how pathetic the sales
> figures are!

Well, the number has gone up by one, and let it be known
that I love this disc unreservedly.  There's not a bum
cut in the lot (and there are a *lot* of cuts), and it
duplicates absolutely nothing in my collection.  Do I
dare hope for a Volume 3?  (I already have Volume 2, the
Dimension compilation.)  I reckon I probably do....cgh

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