________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ There are 10 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 249: 1. Re: GOIN' BACK: THE SONGS OF GOFFIN & KING From: Mick Patrick 2. Re: Isis From: Stewart Mason 3. Beatle Bob needs help with Phil Spector Marathon Radio Special From: "Bob Matonis" 4. Re: Needles & Pins From: Will George 5. Re: rare "Needles and Pins" version From: "J.H. Ket" 6. Re: BERNADETTE CASTRO From: "Jeff Lemlich" 7. TELL HIM FOR ME From: Mick Patrick 8. King demos From: Will George 9. Re: King demos From: "Ken Levine" 10. Nick DeCaro tribute site From: "Spectropop Administration" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:22:04 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: GOIN' BACK: THE SONGS OF GOFFIN & KING Greetings, Mike C. wrote: > Buried deep on two compilations which I believe were > Westside releases are a couple of Freddie Scott sung > Goffin and King songs "Brand New World" and "The Slide". > I will never understand why "Brand New World" wasn't a hit. > A fantastic arrangement, a beautiful melody, great vocal. > Any dolly bird ever record that one? Dunno what CD "Brand New World" by the great Freddie Scott is available on but "The Slide" is a featured track on "Doctor Good Soul" (UK Westside, WESM 525). As far as I'm aware there is no female version of "Brand New World" but maybe some Spectropopper can tell us all if "THE SLIDE" by BUNNY SHIVEL (Capitol 5765, 1966) is the Goffin/King song or not because I've not heard it. Another good source of Carole King and Gerry Goffin compositions is the CD "The Essential And Collectable Bobby Vee" (UK EMI, 7243 4 97788 2 5). I believe this is the only place you'll find Bobby's version of Carole & Gerry's "THE IDOL". It's a double CD featuring many CK/GG songs in addition to material authored by Mann/Weil, Greenwich/Powers, Bacharach/David, Van McCoy and others. 12 of the 50 tracks are previously unissued. All Brill Building buffs need this great CD. Don't tell Chrissie Hynde but I espied Carole King and her daughter Louise Goffin on TV last night starring in the new ad for THE GAP. Apparently this is some sort of clothes store. Funny, I thought Carole was strictly a DKNY lady these days. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:01:47 -0600 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Isis At 09:06 AM 9/7/01 -0000, Mick Patrick wrote: >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. Bizarrely, I just picked up this album in Toronto based solely on the Shadow Morton credit and the thoroughly bizarre cover shot. I'll post a review when I get around to listening to it. Stewart --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 15:16:56 +0000 From: "Bob Matonis" Subject: Beatle Bob needs help with Phil Spector Marathon Radio Special This message goes out to all members of the Spectropop community. Ido an annual Phil Spector Marathon radio special every year on the last Wednesday of December that plays Phil Spector produced hits, rarities, songs that he performed on, and disciples of the Phil Spector Wall of Sound: other producers and artists who tried to copy his sound. Would like any of you Spector collectors to help us- my fellow DJ partner Tony C.- to help make our radio special even better by making copies of any material you have related to this field. We would gladly mail you cds to be burned with these songs that we are looking for and would pay for the postage and handling for these items. The radio station that this Phil Spector Marathon takes place on is KDHX 88.1 FM in St. Louis, Missouri. We would deeply appreciate your time and help for our community radio station. Please stay in touch. Beatle Bob P.O. Box 771034 St. Louis, Mo. 63177 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:15:59 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Needles & Pins I don't know who the band is on that version, but I can tell you it is NOT Smokie, an early 70s band who recorded the song. But I do think it is from that same era though. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 14:42:36 +0200 From: "J.H. Ket" Subject: Re: rare "Needles and Pins" version Didn't I hear the voice of a certain Steve Marriot in the song?. Hans Ket --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 13:55:05 -0400 From: "Jeff Lemlich" Subject: Re: BERNADETTE CASTRO Ian Chapman wrote: > I thought it was Bernadette Carroll who recorded > "Tell Him For Me". I have the 45 in front of me right now, and it definitely credits BERNADETTE CASTRO. Jeff Lemlich --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:55:52 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: TELL HIM FOR ME Greetings from the Nancy Baron Fan Club, Ian Chapman enquired: > I thought it was Bernadette Carroll who recorded "Tell > Him For Me". Mick, can you remember? Cor blimey, that's a test for the old grey cells. But hang on...YES, it's all coming back to me. It WAS Bernadette Carroll, not Bernadette Castro, who recorded "Tell Him For Me". Our pal Malcolm Baumgart, somewhere deep in the festering pit of vinyl he calls his home, has an acetate by Miss Carroll. On one side is her version of "Hold Back The Light Of Dawn" (Gasp. Yes, THAT song!) and "Tell Him For Me" is on the reverse. I was not aware the Party Girl's version had ever been officially released, though. Even further back in my brain is the suspicion that the Laurie label issued a Bernadette Carroll/Ernie Maresca duet version of "Tell Him For Me" on a compilation album in the 1970s. Remind me, what's this got to do with anything? Can I please go back to bed now because I don't feel very well at all. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 10:04:58 EDT From: Will George Subject: King demos In a message dated 9/22/01 7:20:10 AM, spectropop writes: > I find it fascinating when listening to some of Carole > King's demos that she has recorded certain songs in lower > keys and she sings them out of her range, so to speak, so > as maybe to entice the listener right off the bat to be > able to sing the song. Especially the ones obviously > intended for male singers. Jackie DeShannon did this too. In many instances, it was clear which artist she was aiming the song at because she sang it in their style. She did this especially well with Brenda Lee. And she wrote/sang many songs "as a male", meaning she sang them very low, and the words were clearly meant for a man to sing; she kept the gender references from the male perspective. Very interesting stuff, and often better than her official Liberty releases. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 19:28:02 -0700 From: "Ken Levine" Subject: Re: King demos How does one get Carole King demos? Ken In a message dated 9/22/01 7:20:10 AM, spectropop writes: > > I find it fascinating when listening to some of Carole > King's demos that she has recorded certain songs in lower > keys and she sings them out of her range, so to speak, so > as maybe to entice the listener right off the bat to be > able to sing the song. Especially the ones obviously > intended for male singers. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 10 Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 14:45:40 +0900 From: "Spectropop Administration" Subject: Nick DeCaro tribute site FFA LINKS NEW ENTRY ADDED NOTIFICATION Someone just added an entry to the Spectropop Group Links Page! Title: Nick DeCaro tribute site URL: http://www.spectropop.com/go2/add_a_link.html Category: Producers and Songwriters of the 60s Description: A web page devoted to 1960s-1990s arranger/producer/singer/songwriter/musician Nick DeCaro, who was associated with such musicians as Shirley Bassey, Mel Carter, Roger Nichols, Ventures, Nancy Sinatra, Sandpipers, Ruby and the Romantics, Jerry Riopelle, Dan Hicks, Randy Newman, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Harper's Bizarre, Gordon Lightfoot, Rolling Stones, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Claudine Longet, Chris Montez, Ry Cooder, Jackie DeShannon, James Taylor and dozens more. Group members and visitors to The Spectropop Group Website may announce internet websites by uploading links directly to the Spectropop Group - Automated Link Page. Spectropop Group Members may link their personal homepages. Group Members and visitors are encouraged to link interesting 60s pop URLs at: http://www.spectropop.com/go2/add_a_link.html --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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