http://www.spectropop.com ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop. Topics in this Digest Number 251: 1. Strawberry Alarm Clock "Blues For A Young Girl Gone" From: Matthew 2. SCARY GIRLS From: Mick Patrick 3. Scary Songs for Delia From: Jimmy Crescitelli 4. Brill Tone CDs From: "Donny Hampton" 5. Breakfast with the Beatles From: LePageWeb 6. Re: Bernadettes From: D. Clyde 7. Re: rare "Needles and Pins" version From: Ton Borsboom 8. Bernadette Carroll/Nancy Baron From: John Clemente 9. "All Strung Out" by Nino Tempo & April Stevens From: Bill Green ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 13:11:26 EDT From: Matthew Subject: Strawberry Alarm Clock "Blues For A Young Girl Gone" Hi Mike, "Blues For A Young Girl Gone" was actually written by Carole King & Toni Stern. The song was released on the 1968 Strawberry Alarm Clock album THE WORLD IN A SEA SHELL. Also on this album is another King/Stern tune, "Lady Of The Lake". According to SAC member Lee Freeman, "[Carole] was recording some of her own stuff in the studio next to ours and stopped by one day to see what was going on with us. She looks around and sees an orchestra, sitars and all these other strange instruments scattered around the room. Jimmy Messina from Buffalo Springfield [engineered] that album, so she asked him who we were. He told her we were the Strawberry Alarm Clock, and she seemed kind of amused. But she stuck around for awhile and watched us do our thing. Well, the next day she came back to the studio with some songs she had written like "Blues For A Young Girl Gone" and we ended up recording them. Not only was Carole King a great songwriter, but she was as hot as a rocket on guitar." Best, Matthew In a message dated 9/16/01, Mike C. writes: > Here at Spectropop's Carole & Gerry Song Page "Blues > For A Young Girl Gone" is listed as having been > recorded by The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Musically > this song seems very Carole-like, but the title is so > un-Goffin. Is the for real? In a message dated 5/16/01, Mike C. writes: > here at Spectropop's Carole and Gerry's song list > page, it lists "Blues For a Young Girl Gone" as being > written by G/K. I go to my Strawberry Alarm Clock > anthology and sure enough the song is there but another > disc that doesn't list the dang songwriters. Is this > truly another Goffin and King song? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:31:22 +0100 (BST) From: Mick Patrick Subject: SCARY GIRLS Greetings, Delia Actionette wrote: > Does anybody have any bright ideas for 'scary' themed > songs by sixties girl groups/female singers? Hi Delia, I hear you and the girls were the stars of the recent DA DOO RON RON club night in Brighton. Here's a few scary girls you could spin at your Halloween bash: Walking Through A Cemetery - Claudine Clark Frankenstein Twist - The Crystals Spooky - Dusty Springfield Well, I'M scared. MICK PATRICK --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 13:24:41 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Scary Songs for Delia Scary // Funerary... I realize I'm stretching it a bit, but that's what Halloween is all about (at least with MY crowd): Frankenstein Twist by the Crystals... "Are you ready? I'm ready!" Dressed In Black by the Shangri-Las... dirge-like; dress yourselves appropriately, and undulate accordingly-- zombie-like. I Can Never Go Home Anymore by the Shangri-Las... Mother Love, or the lack of it; I picture the Actionettes gotten up as mourners, shuffling in place, with Mom appropriately at rest in a suitable container. I'm sure there are more, but before I push the limits of propriety. ; ) Let us know how it works out! --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 16:31:03 +0000 From: "Donny Hampton" Subject: Brill Tone CDs Mike C wrote: > ... "Right Girl-Brill Building Legends" a German > released cd containing many actual demonstration > records as recorded by Carole King. This cd and the > two others that are out there on Barry Mann and Jeff > Barry are a MUST for Brill Building fans. Check out > Spectropop pages right here. The fine people here > show picures of 'em and list the songs? I think so. > > [ http://www.spectropop.com/hbrill.html ] > > ... nobody knew or was telling about its > origin. Some German cyber pals could come up with > nothing about the Brill Tone Record Label for me, > either. > > Still a mystery. I'm absolutely certain that those Brill Tone CD sets are bootlegs. My (uncredited) interview with Jeff Barry was used by the producers as liner notes. I never gave my permission for it to be used, and neither did Discoveries Magazine (which owns that particular version of it), and I damn sure never got paid by any German company. Parts of Alan Betrock's chapter on Nevins-Kirshner from his excellent GIRL GROUPS book were used in the Carole King package. Betcha it's the same story, though Betrock isn't alive to confirm it. Don Charles --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 10:51:56 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Breakfast with the Beatles Congrats to brother Chris Carter for snagging the Breakfast with the Beatles gig. Yay! Most of us have played the Beatles catalog to death but then here comes Chris with an always refreshing take on it. Recently, a friend of mine expressed surprise that so many have a "been there, done that" attitude toward the Beatles catalog, saying he has a need to take his Beatles albums out every once in a while, much in the way one needs to keep in touch with old friends. Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 20:12:53 EDT From: D. Clyde Subject: Re: Bernadettes Hey All, I'm originally from Cleveland and if I remember correctly, Bernadette Carroll was from the Gene Carroll show which was a variety type show, with the various acts which featured Bernadette. D Clyde from Cleveland's West Side --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 07:59:16 -0000 From: Ton Borsboom Subject: Re: rare "Needles and Pins" version > J.H. Ket wrote: > Didn't I hear the voice of a certain Steve Marriot in the > song?. Hans, Steve Marriot was a member of the Small Faces? When you think you heard his voice, which group could it be? I still can't figure out which group is singing this version and need ask for help from the on 2 feet walking music libraries at Spectropop. (I know they are in the house) Please, listen to the track at "musica" and let your brain go so that maybe the name of the group or any other direction boiles up. Again, thanks in advance for all your help. (and for loaning me some brain time) Regards, Ton Borsboom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 23:13:12 -0400 From: John Clemente Subject: Bernadette Carroll/Nancy Baron Hello All, In answer to Mick's question about Nancy Baron being Bernadette Carroll, I say that I never even thought about that. It's a shame that Bernadette refused an interview with me for "Girl Groups" (long story). I will ask her former manager, Tom DeCillis. He was guiding her career at the time and he would know the answer to that question. Using a pseudonym at the time would have been deemed appropriate because she was already recording for Laurie Records. She was known to FGG through doing backing vocals on Angels recordings. Personally, I think that Baron sounds more nasal, but I've been wrong before. I will retire to my turntable and do a comparison of my own. Regards, John Clemente --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:18:10 +0900 From: Bill Green Subject: "All Strung Out" by Nino Tempo & April Stevens Posted to Spectropop Bulletin Board by Bill Green I am fairly knowledgeable about Top 40 music. However, once in awhile I come across a popular song that I have never heard before. Such is the case with "All Strung Out" by Nino Tempo and April Stevens. My research shows that this tune entered the Billboard Hot 100 in September, 1966. It stayed on the charts for 8 weeks and peaked at #26. The fact that I entered the Marine Corps in mid October,1966 probably explains why I never heard this song when it was climbing the charts. Nino Tempo spent some time working with Phil Spector. No doubt that explains why "All Strung Out" has the PS sound. In fact, I'd bet it was recorded at Gold Star studios with many of the same musicians who appear on Phil Spector songs. At any rate, I find "All Strung Out" to be a great piece of music. Too bad it took me almost 35 years to discover it. Can you add anything about this song? And, have you had the same experience as me with songs you somehow never heard when they were first issued? Bill --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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