http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ The Teenager Records Made For The Hit Parade ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 6 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1. A&E Biography pop music week From: Al Quaglieri 2. Re: Reparata From: "Donny Hampton" 3. Goldie (and the Gingerbreads?) From: "Vlaovic B" 4. Dreambabies Vol.. 2 From: "Ian Chapman" 5. Dreambabies Too From: LePageWeb 6. New Zealand 60s music. From: Dean Scapolo ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 12:05:11 -0400 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: A&E Biography pop music week Next week is pop music week on A&E Biography. It kicks off with the 2-hour Brill Building documentary some of us had the privilege of seeing earlier this summer. Looks like a don't-miss week of viewing! Here's the schedule for the Eastern time zone: Monday 8/27 HITMAKERS: THE TEENS WHO STOLE POP MUSIC The story of the precocious teenagers who went on to write some of the greatest hits in rock'n'roll history. Viewers will discover how the careers of Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and many others were launched. And we'll hear over 40 of their hits in rare and classic performances of the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las, the Shirelles, and others in this 2-hour special presentation. 8 pm - 10 pm Tuesday 8/28 HITMAKERS: THE TEENS WHO STOLE POP MUSIC Midnight-2am DIONNE WARWICK: DON'T MAKE ME OVER 8pm - 09 pm Wednesday 8/29 DIONNE WARWICK: DON'T MAKE ME OVER Midnight-1 am BOBBY DARIN: I WANT TO BE A LEGEND 8pm - 09 pm Thursday 8/30 BOBBY DARIN: I WANT TO BE A LEGEND Midnight-1 am WORDS AND MUSIC BY LEIBER & STOLLER 8pm - 09 pm Friday 8/31 WORDS AND MUSIC BY LEIBER & STOLLER Midnight-1 am BURT BACHARACH 8pm - 09 pm Saturday 9/1 BURT BACHARACH Midnight - 1am --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 16:02:49 +0000 From: "Donny Hampton" Subject: Re: Reparata My information is that Jeff Barry did not produce this track, he only wrote it. The producers were Reparata's regular team, Bill and Steve Jerome. Don Charles John Frank wrote: >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? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:27:42 -0400 From: "Vlaovic B" Subject: Goldie (and the Gingerbreads?) > 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? No idea, perhaps Goldie of Goldie and the Gingerbreads. All female vocal and music group, ie. the gals played guitars and drums. Formed in New York by Genya Ravan (nee Zelkowitz), circa 65. No hits in the US but a top thirty hit in the UK 'Can't You Hear My Heartbeat' (yes the Herman' Hermits song). --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 13:06:17 +0100 From: "Ian Chapman" Subject: Dreambabies Vol.. 2 Martin wrote: > 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.... 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!!! Agree entirely Martin (i.e. about the track choice, not necessarily the "Let loose" bit..!!) My only involvement was a helping hand with the research after the tracks had already been selected a while ago by Bob Stanley, who I believe then handed the project over to Kieron Tyler, writer of the excellent liner notes. Sure, there are some great tracks like Jean & the Statesides' "You Won't Forget Me" and "Putty In Your Hands", Elkie Brooks' "He's Gotta Love Me" and Patsy Ann Noble's dramatic "I Did Nothing Wrong". But when you think what could have gone on.....McKinleys' "Someone Cares For Me", Chantelles' "I Want That Boy", Three Bells' "He Doesn't Love Me", Peanut's "I'm Waiting For The Day", Beryl Marsden's "Gonna Make Him My Baby" etc. etc., it does seem something of a missed opportunity. But there you go...... Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 01:03:06 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Dreambabies Too Martin writes: > 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. I just got this compilation too and agree that it is very good. And since we are namechecking where namechecking is due, let's not overlook Kieron Tyler who is responsible for the well written and informative liner notes! > Linda Laine "Low Grades & High Fever & "Don't Do It Baby" Both of these are really good, for entirely different reasons. The former is a stomper, in the Lulu & the Luvers vein, the latter a very strong Chip Taylor composition done in a really nice "And I Love Her" style arrangement. These are definite highlights. > Jill/Boulevards "And Now I Cry" Ummm...not for me, thanks - an unimaginative 12 bar bluesrocker in drastic need of guitar tuning and a competent vocal coach. Maybe if it actually HAD been produced by Joe Meek...Well, it does have its "so bad it's good" charm I suppose - and at 2:12, you can bear sitting through it to get to some of the others. > Jean/Statesides "Putty In Your Hands" I love this! The other Jean & the Statesides track "You Won't Forget Me" is great!! Very cool descending piano riff. I like the Three Quarters' "People Will Talk" too, with its shuffle beat, stomping Bob Crewish bridge, tympani fills and "sheray deray deray" BG chorus. Classic British Girl Groups production. > On the whole bit too 'English' for my taste. Fair enough comment. I would say, though, if you love the Pye Brit girls series as I do, you will undoubtedly find this new set appealing too, even if just a bit heavy on the beat sound. OK, Ria Bartok sounds more like a goat than a swingin' 60s pop songstress, but then you get tunes like "Crying the Night Away" by Diamond Twins with its Brill Building/ Spanish Harlem influence. Brilliant! My least favorite track on this collection is the George Martin produced Levee Breakers' "Babe I'm Leaving." This is girl group?!?! But hey, each to his own! One thing you have to admit: There is little duplication here. As a casual collector of girl group comps, I often pass if I already have 50% or so of the tracks elsewhere. I didn't have any of these tracks, so even with a few clunkers, I feel it has value. I also picked up the Pickettywitch "Complete Recordings" which is getting rave reviews in my part of the woods. In brief, if you like Tony Burrows and John MacLeod records, you'll love this comp, even though their recordings have already been cherry picked for Here Come the Girls. Finally, I resisted a Paper Dolls comp because I remember reading here recently something about a definitive release being held back for the time being. Anyone? Thanks for the comments, Martin. Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 22:33:13 +1200 From: Dean Scapolo Subject: New Zealand 60s music. Hi all, A while ago there was a discussion on Curt Boettcher recordings, and I mentioned one by the NZ group the Simple Image. Well, EMI in NZ have finally got around to releasing a CD with all their material on it, some of it (Like Spinning, Spinning, Spinning) is excellent, some is average, but on the whole it is a great buy. There are other NZ artists available as well: Larry's Rebels, Max Merritt and the Meteors, Hogsnort Rupert, Mr. Lee Grant, Dinah Lee, Allison Durbin, Quincy Conserve, Craig Scott, Mark Williams. There are also various artists Kiwi Classics available, Volumes 1-8 (5&7 are primarily 80s and 90s music, while the rest are varied but concentrate mainly on the 60s and some 70s) 3 Others are available: The Guys, The Girls, The Groups. If you're interested, the best places on line to find these CDs are: http://www.smokecds.com/ http://www.soundsnz.com/ Both of these places I regularly use, but Smoke CDs is far better for professionalism. http://www.cdstar.com/index_nz.asp http://www.netcd.co.nz/ Both of these I have never used so I don't know how reliable they are. I got these URLs from EMI NZ so they should be reasonably up to date on NZ releases of 60s music. Dean. (In Lower Hutt, New Zealand) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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