________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ There are 6 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 247: 1. Re: GOIN' BACK - THE SONGS OF GOFFIN & KING From: Mick Patrick 2. Re: Goin' Back With Goffin and King From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 3. Bernadette From: Will George 4. rare "Needles and Pins" version From: Ton Borsboom 5. What's up, Doc? From: LePageWeb 6. The Liquid Room-9/16/01 From: "David Ponak" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 21:29:54 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: GOIN' BACK - THE SONGS OF GOFFIN & KING Greetings, Here's some hot news for Mike C and all other Spectropoppers interested in the doings of CAROLE KING & GERRY GOFFIN... If and when you purchase the new "LOOK AT KILLER JOE GO" CD by 1960s Filipino boy band THE ROCKY FELLERS (Westside, WESA 898), make flipping sure you pay attention right to the very end because mystery bonus track 23 is a previously unissued version of the Goffin/King composition "SCHOOL BELLS ARE RINGING". It uses the same backing track as Carole's own version. If you ask me, and I think our guvnor Jamie agrees with me, she and her hubby wrote this song especially for the little "Killer Joe" chaps. And further to the ongoing originals-versus-covers debate, this CD also features the Rocky Fellers' version of the Goffin/King-penned "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". It uses the very same backing track as the Shirelles' original, as does their rendition of "Foolish Little Boy (Girl)". And just wait until you hear the guys sing "Twist & Shout", not to mention their 4 Seasons-style version of "Standing On The Corner". Don't troll 'round every HMV shop in town on a fruitless search for specialist CDs when you could be at home grooving to the new Barracudas anthology. Do like I do, wire your orders to a real specialist dealer like Jim Stewart. Well, that little lot should keep Brill Building buffs quiet for an hour or so, I'm off for a wobble with Marie. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 05:06:07 -0400 From: "Mike Arcidiacono" Subject: Re: Goin' Back With Goffin and King "Jan Kristensen" wrote: > The Beginning of the End was written by Barry DeVorzon > and Bodie Chandler. His version of the song can be found > on a Canadian CD Barry DeVorzon & the Tamerlanes: Hits an > Raritie Valiant 101 Hold on......didn't Frank Sinatra record the SAME TUNE in the 40s with Tommy Dorsey? I have it on a movie soundtrack!! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:45:25 EDT From: Will George Subject: Bernadette In a message dated 9/19/01 8:00:49 AM, spectropop writes: > Her following releases used her full name (Bernadette > Castro). I know of three 45s: Tell Him For Me/They Don't Understand (P.P.X. 719) Is this the same song as Dan Folger's Tell Her For Me? I believe it was written by Orbison/Melson? Great song. Should have been a huge hit. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 21:14:21 -0000 From: Ton Borsboom Subject: rare "Needles and Pins" version Hello Spectropoppers, I have found a rare version of "Needles and Pins" which most of us know from the 60's performed by U.K. group The Searchers. This song sounds different and has a different singing then the ones I know. It is sung by 2 different male voices and halfway the song the singing tempo goes up in a different style. Does anybody know the name of the artists by reading the above or could anybody give me some information so that I can search for the performers? I hope that this rings a bell in somebody's head. Thanks in advance, Ton Borsboom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 23:29:11 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: What's up, Doc? Hey all, I've been away for a couple of weeks, and wow, there's been so much interesting stuff in group discussion - well, there had been anyway until the 11th. Good to hear our New York friends chiming in, even if only to tell us that the Brill Building is in mid-town! Low traffic here on Spectropop after the 11th speaks volumes about our readership. Silence is Golden - this group is the greatest! Love and Mercy. -- Thanks to a good Spectrobuddy, I finally got to see the A&E doc "Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music." I know some people commented negatively on it - but I loved it! I wasn't disappointed that there wasn't much footage of the artists being interviewed because I expected this to be a program on the Brill writers/producers, and in this respect the program delivered. Yeah, the overall balance seemed a bit odd - Spector was under-represented (even though they did recycle that great bit where the Blossoms sing "Every evening when the sun goes down..."), but it was wonderful seeing two faves of mine get a lot of comments in, Jack Keller and Russ Titelman. Nice bit on Pomus/Shuman. and Carole King was wonderful too! The way Mann, Weil, King and Goffin were all sitting around the kitchen drinking water (for some reason I imagined it to be Carole's house), it was just so relaxed compared to a cold TV studio setting - both Carole and Cyn looked SO good! Everyone was very natural and one thing that stood out to me was how EVERYONE (even Donnie) expressed such PASSION about what they were doing at the time - even though Cynthia seemed to joke quite a bit about it ("Any song that has woh woh woh in it is NOT significant, Phil..."). When the subject of Who Put the Bomp came up, Cyn playfully punched Barry in the shoulder and said "Great Song!" How can you help but smile? Even Gerry Goffin seemed happy to talk about the Brill days for once. It was terrific! Jeff and Ellie were represented well, I thought, although I would have liked a bit more Ellie. Was there too much Greg Shaw? Maybe. But generally, the comments that survived the final cut were good ones. Fair enough. The producers used a lot of vintage photos I had never seen before too. The filler footage (antique 45 player, etc.) was inoffensive, and I thought the editing was fairly well done. Shadow was very cool, and Jerry and Mike were as witty as ever. Mary Weiss' comments were interesting but her bit was far too short! I'd love to see a full documentary focusing on Jeff and Ellie, Shadow Morton and the Shangs. Now THAT would be something! Well, it wasn't comprehensive but how could it be given its limitations? I think it is essential viewing for anyone interested in the Brill Building sound. -- Thanks for playing I'm Nobody's Baby Now by Reparata for everyone. Now I know what everyone is so knocked out about. But I will save my Reparata message for another day... Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 16:03:57 -0400 From: "David Ponak" Subject: The Liquid Room-9/16/01 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. In light of the horrors of the past week, I felt an urge to break format and play a selection of recordings that might somehow be mentally constructive in our current state of mind. The Liquid Room-9/16/01 1.The Red House Painters/The Star Spangled Banner 2.Jimmy Scott/Our Day Will Come 3.The Beach Boys/Wouldn't It Be Nice (acappella) 4.Brian Wilson/Love And Mercy (Live) 5.The Pearlfishers/Across The Milky Way 6.Frank Sinatra/Angel Eyes 7.Scott Walker/It's Raining Today 8.The Free Design/Love Does Not Die 9.Stevie Wonder/Love's In Need Of Love Today 10.Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach/My Darkest Place 11.Jack Jones/I Had A Dream 12.Marvin Gaye/What's Happening Brother 13.Astrud Gilberto/Where There's A Heartache (There Must Be A Heart) 14.Jane Siberry w/k.d. lang/Calling All Angels 15.The Association/Requiem For The Masses 16.Dionne Warwick/Reach Out For Me 17.The Beach Boys/Cuddle Up 18.Isley Jasper Isley/Caravan Of Love 19.Joy Division/Atmosphere 20.Dusty Springfield/I Think It's Gonna Rain Today 21.Paul Williams/Do You Really Have A Heart 22.Al Green/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 23.Jimmy Webb/The Worst That Could Happen 24.David Bowie/Across The Universe 25.The Isley Brothers/Harvest For The World 26.Nina Simone/I Shall Be Released 27.Zero 7/The World 28.The Free Desing/Windows Of The World 29.Margo Guryan/Sun 30.The Beach Boys/Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) 31.Blur/The Universal 32.The Bee Gees/World 33.Depeche Mode/And Then 34.Saint Etienne/Like A Motorway 35.Isaac Hayes/Our Day Will Come 36.The Impressions/This Is My Country 37.Ray Charles/America The Beautful 38.Elvis Presley/American Trilogy 39.Burt Bacharach/What The World Needs Now 40.Lou Christie/Beyond The Blue Horizon 41.The Wondermints/Ooh Child 42.The Human League/Love Is All That Matters 43.Burt Bacharach/Living Together/Growing Together --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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