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Spectropop - Digest Number 237

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There are 5 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 237:

      1. Re: A&E Biography pop music week
           From: "Lou Bova"
      2. Margo Guryan in The Liquid Room
           From: "David Ponak" 
      3. Redcoats/Sidekicks
           From: "Antonio Vizcarra" 
      4. Genya Ravan
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
      5. Re:  Dream Babes/Paper Dolls
           From: LePageWeb 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:31:19 -0000
   From: "Lou Bova" 
Subject: Re: A&E Biography pop music week

 "Mike Arcidiacono" wrote:

> I'm watching the Brill building show on A&E tonite.  They
> just showed the Shirelles singing "Will You Still Love Me
> Tomorrow" LIVE!!   It wasn't a lip sync like so many of
> the '60s clips were. It looks like a TV appearance. The
> backing band was WAILING on the guitars. They looked a
> little like the Nooney Ricket Four.
> Does anyone know what the appearance was? Anybody have a
> complete copy of this?  I've gotta have it!!

Hey Mikey,

I thought that clip was fantastic as well . The backup
band in question is none other than Sounds Incorporated
('60s British instrumental group who had the hit "Hall
of the Mountain King"...the horn section later blasted
the raunchy sax section on The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper"
tune "Good Morning, Good Morning" ).

I once has a truncated videotape on a TV show called 
"Don't Knock The Rock". It looked as though it was a
"special " shown on British TV back in the '60s. The
show also featured The Animals, Little Richard and
Jerry Lee Lewis. Sounds Incorporated was on the show as
well to play their HIT and to pull double duty as house
backup band for Richard & Jerry. 

As I said, the version I had on video ( which I can't
seem to find at the moment...aaaarrrrrgggh) seemed to
be an edited version of the program since the first
time I saw The Shirelles was this past Monday along you.
I did immediately recognize the stage setting and the
backup band as I was watching though.

I'd love to get my hands on a complete version of this
British show ! I wonder who else was on ?

Lou Bova

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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:36:11 -0400
   From: "David Ponak" 
Subject: Margo Guryan in The Liquid Room

Margo Guryan will be an in-studio guest on Los Angeles
radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) this Saturday, September 1st
at midnight PST (as part of the show "The Liquid Room"
hosted by DJ David Ponak).  This is your chance to hear a
rare on-air interview with Margo, as well as new tracks
>from her upcoming "25 Demos" CD (in stores Tuesday).  If
you happen to be outside of the LA area you can tune in
over the internet at
 Don't miss it!

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Message: 3
   Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:15:55 +0200
   From: "Antonio Vizcarra"
Subject: Redcoats/Sidekicks

I recently bought the cd "Meet the Redcoats... finally"
and I found that this band was in fact the Sidekicks. The
cd cover even features a photo from the same photo
sessions of the Sidekicks album cover. The songs on this
Redcoats cd are great and are heavily influenced by the

On the liner notes their producer gives a brief biography
and then says that the Redcoats later on changed their
name (he does not mention the name Sidekicks at all) and
says that they released a "terrible album".

Well, I think that both albums are fine and this recent
release made me wonder if they released any more songs.
Anybody knows?

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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:56:00 +0100
   From: "Phil Chapman"
Subject: Genya Ravan

>Gamma was the brainchild of Ronnie Montrose.
>But maybe she was part of another Gamma ?

I got the Gamma info from

which lists nine members, including Ronnie Montrose &
Genya Ravan. Perhaps she wasn't on 'Gamma 3'?


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 12:07:18 +0900
   From: LePageWeb
Subject: Re:  Dream Babes/Paper Dolls

Kieron Tyler wrote:

> Nice to see some mention of the RPM Dream Babes CD by
> Ian Chapman and Jamie LePage. 

Nice to see your comments!

> RPM are planning a follow up which include
> Peanut and The McKinley's and hopefully Sharon Tandy's
> Hold On. There will be more Peanut on RPM's soon-come
> Mark Wirtz double CD of his productions.

That Mark Wirtz collection sounds good, and of course we
look forward to Dream Babes Vol 3. Hope it doesn't take
several years, though.

> But Jamie - I really like Ria Bartok, she ain't no goat.

Ah, I had a feeling I was going to get beat up for that.
I knew I shouldn't "kid" around. What I meant, to be
less cruel and more articulate, is that her melodramatic
vibrato is a bit too much for my tastes, in the same way
that Cilla's is. But once again, each to his own! 

> And she was probably singing in English phonetically with
> no idea of the meaning of the noises coming out her mouth.

That's never bothered me. On the contrary, I might have
made a career out of non-native artists singing phonetic

> I love Jill and the Boulevards - it's a one-off bonkers
> piece of madness sounding like no other record I've ever
> heard. It's hard to see why anyone at EMI thought it
> would have been a hit. 

OK, I buy all of that, especially the last bit!

Also, how embarrassing! I called the collection "Dream
Babies" - it is actually Dream Babes, Vol. 2 Reflections
on the wonderful RPM label (RPM 224). Sorry about that.
Although, if I stop to think about it, Dream Babes
invokes images of American T&A sit-coms like Baywatch.
Dream Babies is more girl groupish, don't you think? But
I guess that was already used for that earlier girl
group collection with Cherilyn's fabulous "Dream Baby"
and Alder Ray's essential "'Cause I Love Him." Chico's
Girl, anyone?

Finally, thanks for the Paper Dolls scoop. I've wanted a
Paper Dolls CD since first hearing them on You Can Be
Wrong About the Boys, on which Macleod/Macauley's "My
Life (Is In Your Hands)" is a standout track.

All the best,


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