________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Stereo has Come of Age ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 240: 1. Girls Will Be Girls From: Jimmy Crescitelli 2. Joe Meek - The Big Hurt From: LePageWeb 3. RE: Does anybody know The Phantom? From: "ANTONIO" 4. Southern Oregon recordings From: "Randy M. Kosht" 5. The "A&M SOUND" From: Warren Cosford 6. GOLDIE & the GINGERBREADS From: mick patrick 7. Re: Studio Musicians' Credits book From: Carol Kaye 8. Breakfast w/ the Beatles - 97.1 KLSX - 09 -2- 01 From: "Chris Carter" 9. The Liquid Room-9/2/01 From: "David Ponak" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 12:14:58 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Girls Will Be Girls okay, so I'm a little slow in the acquisition arena, but I just got Westside's "Girls Will Be Girls" Volume I... what fun! A few standouts after repeated listenings: Toni Wine, "A Boy Like You." I think it's the CD's primo cut...what excellence! I love her tough-girl voice, and those backing singers are excellent... anyone know who; Cookies? Barry Sisters, "I Must Be Dreaming." The liner notes cracked me up-- "This pair of raven-haired borscht belt yentas... " (But too young to be yentas,nu?) This is a tuneful little number; very catchy, and their East Flatbush accents come through loud and clear. Parlettes, "Because We're Very Young." A perennial fave in my house. Every wrong note of this is fab. Chic-Lets, "I Want You to Be My Boyfriend." Stormer! Bernadette Castro, "A Girl In Love Forgives." Has achieved classic status. Renee St. Clair, "My Hero." Ethel Mae Potter, we never forgot her! [An obscure reference many of you may hopefully catch.] What a great voice! Sounds very Reparata... but we'll leave that to history. Emeralds, "Dancing Alone" Reminds me of "Dancing the Strand" by... ? I love these bad, draggy, off-keyed, heartbreaking garage recordings. Sigh. Cinderellas, "Good Good Lovin' " Coda... beautiful fade out... --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 09:44:06 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Joe Meek - The Big Hurt Intriguing subject line. Separate subjects, though. Oh well, it was interesting to think about if only for a second... First, BIG thanks to Nick Archer for the heads up on the Joe Meek special last week. What a delight! I must have listened to the two hour program three or four times over the weekend. The original stereo mixes of I Hear a New World were very enlightening, and of course, the further examples of Joe Meek's songwriting demos were mind boggling. Ah, Joe Meek is godhead! If you aren't convinced, go listen to Wishing Well by the Millionaires. Case Closed! -------- In reply to Will, who asked about the background on "The Big Hurt", indeed, there was a long discussion on this recording a few years ago - February 1999 to be exact. Aside from my usual two cents worth of speculation thrown in, the illustrious contributors to this thread were Alec Palao, Carol Kaye, Doc Rock and Paul Urbahns - a fascinating story about an equally fascinating recording. I learned a lot about this record from their posts. You too can check out the entire thread in Spectropop V#0231 through Spectropop V#0235. Start here: http://www.escribe.com/music/spectropop/m262.html Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 18:48:49 +0200 From: "ANTONIO" Subject: RE: Does anybody know The Phantom? > Does anybody remember a record from circa '64 that was > played in the Milwaukee area? The song was "Love Me!" > by the Phantom. Hi The song appeared in several compilations ("Rockabilly Psychosis and the Garage Disease" on Ace Records, and the "Born Bad" series, for instance), since the Cramps covered it. Did he record any more songs? I've never heard any. Regards Antonio --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 19:44:21 -0700 From: "Randy M. Kosht" Subject: Southern Oregon recordings Hi; are there any Spectropoppers in the Medford, Oregon area (or formerly from there?) If so, I would be interested in tracking down some of the local records >from the mid-'60s, such as "Lazy Acres Motel," (it got a lot of KBOY play in 1964), "She's a Deceiver" by Scott and Pat Campbell on the Plaid label, and "I'm Going Out of My Mind," by KBOY DJ Gary Bryant. Also, any current news or whereabouts of the personalities from KBOY, KYJC, and KMED would be appreciated. Best regards, Randy Kosht (A&Mania) Rogue Valley resident, 1956-1969 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 08:17:44 -0400 From: Warren Cosford Subject: The "A&M SOUND" In the early '80s I was involved in the production of a 24 hour documentary for radio called The Producers. It was syndicated throughout Canada. Each hour (and in the case of Phil Spector and Motown...two hours) was devoted to the music various record producers helped to create.....A&M among them. Please contact me if you'd like to know more about this. Warren Cosford --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 19:57:52 +0100 (BST) From: mick patrick Subject: GOLDIE & the GINGERBREADS Greetings, I just got back from a holiday armed with a new keyboard and thought I'd christen it by keeping the GOLDIE & THE GINGERBREADS thread alive a little longer. I've been a fan of the group ever since I saw them on READY, STEADY, GO! about a hundred years ago. Here's a little something I wrote about them a while back: Genya "Goldie" Zelkowitz and her group the Gingerbreads were the toast of Park Avenue and Greenwich Village back in 1964. Garbed in head-to-toe gold they thrilled the socialite night owls and boho hipsters of New York with their live renditions of Motown hits. They looked foxy, sounded great and, of course, had an added advantage over the other girl-groups of the day - they played their own instruments. Goldie had previously recorded as vocalist with Richard Perry`s group the Escorts. She then teamed up with drummer Ginger Panebianco, organist Margo Crocitto and a couple of other gals to form Goldie & the Gingerbreads, immediately landing a one single deal with Florence Greenberg`s small Spokane label. Goldie, Ginger, Margo and new girl Carol MacDonald soon found themselves domiciled in swinging London where, with a little production help from their pals the Animals, they released "Can`t You Hear My Heartbeat" for the Decca label. The girls then hit Hamburg in Germany for a spell while awaiting British work permits. In their homeland, sadly, a hastily issued, and massively successful, rival version by Herman`s Hermits prevented the Gingerbreads` original of "Hearbeat" from even being released by their American outlet Atco. A few singles later the group disbanded. A solo Goldie waxed momentarily for British Fontana and Andrew Loog Oldham`s Immediate logo before returning to the States to front jazz-rock band Ten Wheel Drive. Ginger and guitarist Carol turned up again in the `70s as members of the all-female Isis - the Sapphic Blood, Sweat & Tears, according to Rolling Stone magazine. The cover of the group`s Shadow Morton-produced album pictured all eight members totally naked except for a coat of silver paint. Margo entered the world of rock management and presently handles Bo Diddley. Goldie went on to release a number of acclaimed solo albums, both as Genya Ravan (pronounced like the black bird) and Goldie Zelkowitz, before making a name for herself in the 1980s as producer for the likes of the Dead Boys, Ronnie Spector and Tiny Tim. Those of you who own the CD "Where The Girls Are" Volume 2 (Ace CDCHD 711) will have read all of this before. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 11:04:59 -0700 From: Carol Kaye Subject: Re: Studio Musicians' Credits book >If musician credits for these albums exist I'd >love to see them.What is the book you were referring >to Carol? John, I'm sure that you'll find credits in this book which has been meticulously researched for over 10 years now....Russ Wapensky is the government man who has spent a good deal of his life researching our credits in the Musicians Union contracts of LA (and some in NYC too, altho' according to many, the contracts there were tossed many many years ago, nothing in other locals either...LA was the only Local to keep the contracts in a vault but did let some other "researchers" in and are now missing some contracts as a result of that error -- only Russ is trusted to help our Local find any contracts and locate some data to help us with re-use payments etc. and for his book. He was just out here in LA on one of his research trips and assured us that he is very close now for print time.....he's still interviewing our group of studio musicians, the ones he's missed in the past, and still working on finding some missing contracts/data also. His book covers the studio musicians credits for top 20 hits 1945 through 1969 and it has the stamp of accuracy on it. He leaves no stone unturned. Best, Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 15:21:26 -0700 From: "Chris Carter" Subject: Breakfast w/ the Beatles - 97.1 KLSX - 09 -2- 01 Breakfast with the Beatles Playlist/9-2-01 97.1 KLSX - FM Sunday's 8 ~ 12 Noon Host ~ Chris Carter Yeah,Yeah, and Yeah ! A million thanks to all of you who helped me get this great gig as host of Breakfast with the Beatles. I sincerely appreciate all the votes, phone calls and letters and promise to do my best in keeping the show fresh and exciting (and mainly MONO) each and every week...It's gonna be fun! Good Day Sunshine/REVOLVER Jun. 8-9 '66 take 1/MONO I'm Happy Just To Dance With You/A HARD DAY'S NIGHT Mar. 1 '64 take 4/MONO >From Me To You/BEATLE'S HITS E.P. Mar. 5 '63 3rd single/MONO Good Morning Good Morning /SGT. PEPPER/MONO I've Got A Feeling/LET IT BE Jan. 30 '69 (Apple Rooftop) Don't Let Me Down/B-SIDE of GET BACK W/ BILLY PRESTON released Apr. 11'69 U.K. 6/5/69 U.S. Two Of Us/RECORDED LIVE Jan. 24 '69 for film LET IT BE/ ANTHOLOGY 3 Plastic Ono Band / Instant Karma/Feb. 6 '70 (U.K) Feb. 20 '70 (U.S.) recorded on Jan. 27 $B!F(B 70 recorded and mixed in one day, with Phil Spector producing. This version of the Plastic Ono Band consisted of: George Harrison Guitar / Grand Piano, John Lennon Vocals / Guitar / Electric Piano, Klaus Voorman Bass / Electric Pian, Alan White Drums / Grand Piano, Billy Preston Organ Mal Evans Clapping / Chimes, And singing chorus, a few drunks from London's Hatchetts Club conducted by Harrison Paul McCartney/OO You.. Originally recorded at home as an instrumental, Paul later added lyrics and completed recording at Morgan Studios, playing all the instruments plus an aerosol spray can. Released Apr. 17 '70 (U.K.) few days later U.S. release. George Harrison /Apple Scruffs..ReMastered by Ken Scott All Things Must Pass Ringo Starr/Early 1970/B-side of Ringo's first solo single IT DON'T COME EASY. This was Ringo's ode to his fellow Beatles and features George on backing Guitar / Vocals while Ringo plays everything else. Fixing A Hole/ SGT. PEPPERS Feb. 21 '67 take 3/MONO I'm Only Sleeping/REVOLVER Apr.27-29 & May 5-6 '66 take 13/MONO Cry Baby Cry/WHITE ALBUM Jul. 16-18 $B!F(B68/MONO/ Can You Take Me Back/WHITE ALBUM out take Paul & Linda McCartney/Too Many People..RAM Baby You're a Rich Man /Magical Mystery Tour May 11 '67 German HiFi Stereo Mix Think for Yourself/ New Yellow Submarine Mix Girl/. RUBBER SOUL Nov. 11 '65 take 2/MONO For No One/REVOLVER May 9-19 '66 take 7/MONO It's Only Love/HELP! Jun. 15 '65 take 6/MONO Norwegian Wood/RUBBER SOUL Oct. 21 '65 take 4/MONO RINGO SET/ Have You Seen My Baby/Randy Newman's song w/ Marc Bolan on Guitar from Ringo's 3rd solo album Nov. 8 '73 It Don't Come Easy/BANGLA DESH Live Don't Pass Me By/WHITE ALBUM/MONO I'm The Greatest/Performed by 3 Beatles! SHORT SPECTOR SET / I'm The Greatest - Performed by 3 Beatles! John Lennon - Here we go Again - written by Lennon/Spector Dig A Pony - LET IT BE Awaiting on You All - Re-Mastered 2000 Gimme Some Truth - IMAGINE
I Want You (She's So Heavy) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 12:58:31 -0700 From: "David Ponak" Subject: The Liquid Room-9/2/01 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! An amazing time was had in the Liquid Room this past weekend, as I had the thrill of having Margo Guryan as my live, in studio guest. We had a great chat, as well as spinning some amazing rarities and tracks from her new CD, 25 Demos, which is just in stores today. The Liquid Room-9/2/01 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Tim "Love" Lee/One Night Samba Just Call Me "Lone" Lee (Tummy Touch-UK) 3.Jacque Dutronc/Proverbes Dutronic (Vogue-France) 4.The Gentle Waves/Let The Good Times Begin A Swan Song For You (Jeepster) 5.Claudine Longet/Think Of Rain A&M Remastere Best (Polydor-Japan) 6.Linus Of Hollywood/Shine Your Favorite Record (Franklin Castle) 7.Spanky & Our Gang/Sunday Morning Greatest Hits (Mercury) 8.Margo Guryan/Sunday Morning 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 9.Margo Guryan/I Think About You 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 10.Cass Elliot/I Think About You Don't Call Me Mama Anywmore (One Way) 11.Margo Guryan/Most Of My Life 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 12.Saint Etienne/I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You Fan Club CD 13.Margo Guryan/Allegretto The Chopstick Variations 14.Margo Guryan/Something's Wrong With The Morning 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 15.Margo Guryan/I'd Like To See The Bad Guys Win 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 16.Malcolm McNeil/Think Of Rain Unreleased 17.Sebastion Tellier/Black Douleur L'incroyable Verite (Astralwerks) 18.Dudley Moore/Love Me Bedazzled (Soundtrack) (Harkit-UK) 19.Pizzicato Five/Catwalk Romantique '96 (Nippon Columbia-Japan) 20.A Camp/I Can Buy You single (Stockholm-Sweden) 21.Le Hammond Inferno/F.S.B. My First Political Dance Album (Bungalow-Germany) 22.Wendy & Bonnie/You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind Genesis (Sundazed) 23.Nice System/We Sing Ba Ba Ba Practical Guide To The Opposite Sex (Radio Khartoum) 24.The Critters/Younger Girl Younger Girl (Kapp) 25.Super Furry Animals/Juxtaposed With You Rings Around The World (Sony-UK) 26.The Januaries/Star At The Sun The Januaries (Food Chain) 27.Isaac Hayes/A House Full Of Girls Tough Guys (Soundtrack) (Stax) 28.Charlie Hunter feat Norah Jones/More Than This Songs From The Analogue Playground (Blue Note) 29.Ex-Girl/Pop Music (Yoshihiro Sawasaki Mix) single (Prime Direction-Japan) 30.Cerrone/Supernature Cerrone by Bob Sinclair (Universal-Eu) 31.Dudley Moore & Peter Cook/Bedazzled Bedazzled (Soundtrack) (Arkit-UK) 32.Belle & Sebastion/Legal Man Legal Man (Matador) 33.The Committee/California My Way Happy Together: The White Whale Records Story (Varese Sarabande) 34.Tweaker (w/David Sylvian)/Linoleum Linoleum (6 Degrees) 35.Faye Wong/Seperate Ways (128 Beat Mix) Single (EMI-Hong Kong) 36.Wagon Christ/Bend Over Musipal (Ninja Tune) 37.Call And Response/Roller Skate Call And Response (Emperor Norton) 38.Chet Baker/Come Saturday Morning The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Motor-Germany) 39.Bjork-It's Not Up To You Vespertine (Elektra) 40.Money Mark/Caught Without A Race Change Is Coming (Emperor Norton) 41.New Order/Run Wild Get Ready (Reprise) 42.Willie Nelson/The Rainbow Connection The Rainbow Connection (Island) 43.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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