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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 26/4/98
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           Volume #0073       04/27/98 
          full dimensional stereo sound
    Subject:     Scandal!  No BC Gen?
    Sent:        25/4/98 9:06 pm
    Received:    26/4/98 7:46 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    >8. Ditto the Bob Crewe Generation. Cover photos were of 
    >friends, not singers.
    Ach! Hoot Mon! I KNEW it in my heart, that there was no way Bob
    Crewe could have held band auditions whose only criterion was if
    you were one of the Boys From Brazil.
    Great teasers from your interview, Doc. Could you say again, 
    please, when and where this interview will appear? Thanks.
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 26/4/98 - 10:07:36 pm ]---
    Subject:     The Hollies
    Sent:        25/4/98 3:19 pm
    Received:    26/4/98 7:46 am
    From:        IChippett, IChippXXX@XXXXXXm
    This is my first message to the list which Jamie Le Page 
    introduced me to recently...a fascinating experience so far. 
    Here's something to consider if you like.
    Apart from the Beatles and the Beach Boys, the Hollies must 
    have had the biggest number of hits during the Sixties, in 
    Britain at least. They had a totally unique vocal sound and a 
    gift for choosing really catchy material. So what was missing? 
    Why did they never become Dinosaurs of the Rock World? (I hope 
    this is a suitable subject for discussion here on Spectropop).
    If not, can anyone tell me where to find a really good Jan and 
    Dean website?
    Best wishes
    Ian C
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 26/4/98 - 10:07:36 pm ]---
    Subject:     various
    Sent:        26/4/98 9:15 pm
    Received:    26/4/98 11:46 pm
    Subject:     Critters
    Madani wrote:
    >the only thing available is "Anthology:  The Complete 
    >Kapp Recordings."  Will this album be comprehensive enough, 
    >or is there other material from some other label that we 
    >should be looking for?
    I dunno, but the Project 3 stuff, including Touch n Go is the 
    material the writer referred to. This came after the Kapp era.
    Subject:     SMOKEY JOES CAFE
    Keiko wrote:
    >I saw Smokey Joes Cafe last Saturday night. 
    Hey, I was there too! ;-)
    >I enjoyed many Leiber and Stoller songs...
    Yes, yes, yes. 
    >...especially "I'm a Woman"...
    I can't argue with that, Keiko! I particularly enjoyed Spanish 
    Harlem and Shopping for Clothes. I really enjoyed these songs 
    in a Broadway Musical atmosphere, and I kept thinking how much 
    MORE enjoyable this show was than would be seeing the Drifters 
    live in 1998. I hope someday there will be a Broadway Musical 
    celebrating the music of Brian Wilson with young talented 
    Broadway performers who can pull it off as well as those in
    Smokey Joe's Cafe cast.
    >...MIKE STOLLER was there. (Jerry Leiber was not. 
    >Anyone know why?) What a happy night.
    Indeed, it was a happy night, and the only downer was finding 
    out that Jerry Leiber couldn't attend due to health problems. I
    had the great pleasure of speaking with Mike Stoller for a few 
    minutes during intermission, and I gotta tell ya I was really 
    nervous! I should have expected it, but when I told him I 
    adored "Only In America" he casually tossed off a comment like 
    "Oh yeah, we wrote that with Barry and Cynthia..." BARRY and 
    CYNTHIA??? As if it goes without saying that I am supposed to 
    know who Barry and Cynthia are!!! Of course I do, but I found 
    that extraordinary! Mike was extremely cordial and I was 
    delighted to share a few moments with him. Brilliant!
    btw, I understand Only In America was to be released by the 
    Drifters but Atlantic thought the subject matter was too 
    controversial for a black act to release. Does a Drifters 
    recording exist and is it available?
    Subject:     Bob Crewe
    Doc Rock reports:
    >1. He never ever used Hal Blaine.
    Did we REALLY think so? Crewe mainly cut on the East Coast, right? 
    If he used Blaine, chances are we would be hearing Gold Star or 
    Western ambiance, right? Crewe's records all sound East Coast to 
    me, and I love 'em!
    Subject:     Rodney and the Kessels (again)
    Brad wrote:
    >Was "Rodney on the ROQ" ever released on vinyl? It's not 
    >the B-side of "Little GTO"; instead that spot is occupied 
    >by a non-vocal sound collage called "Holocaust on Sunset 
    >Boulevard" -- a very obvious throwaway B-side.
    Uncle Phil's influence again! Yes, Rondey on the ROQ was 
    released on 45, and I am fairly certain it was released about a
    year before Little GTO. The Kessel Kids were producers. Can't 
    recall the B-side, and I don't recall the label either although
    if it wasn't Martian, it may as well have been since it was all 
    in the same camp.
    Subject:     More on Graham Gouldman
    I have always wondered how Gouldman got so many covers. I can't
    think of another UK writer with similar success. Ron Richards, 
    Giorgio Gomelski and Mickie Most all used Gouldman material, 
    and as far as I know, there is no common bond among them which 
    would lead to Gouldman. Maybe Gouldman had a good music publisher 
    plugging his tunes? Any idea?
    btw, his _thing_ LP with John Paul Jones is a treat, isn't it?
    I understand his first group the Whirlwinds have a track on Beat 
    at Abbey Road. Was Gouldman ever in a band called Mockingbirds? 
    What are there records like? Anyone know?
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 26/4/98 - 10:07:36 pm ]---
    Subject:     we're your frehhhhhhhhnzzz....
    Sent:        25/4/98 9:10 pm
    Received:    26/4/98 7:46 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    >Since someone mentioned Chad & Jeremy...the other night 
    >I was watching "Jungle Book" for the 3478th time and I 
    >noticed that Chad was the voice of one of the vultures.  
    >I thought you'd wanna know..
    Say Marc, would he be doing the voice of the buzzard with the 
    Beatle haircut and the John Lennon-sounding accent?
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
    ---[ archived by Spectropop - 26/4/98 - 10:07:36 pm ]---

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