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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"


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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


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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


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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


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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.


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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


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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


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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

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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.


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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.


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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




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