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Spectropop - Digest Number 336

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There are 17 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 336:

      1. Jane Canada - Two Degrees of Separation to Brian Wilson
           From: Lee Dempsey 
      2. Lonely Girl
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
      3. Re: I'm So Good To You
           From: "Javed Jafri" 
      4. George Harrison Boots
           From: Alan Gordon 
      5. Re: Sandpipers/Lettermen pop gems
           From: "Den Lindquist" 
      6. Almer's Alice Designs
           From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
      7. Re: BIG TOWN BOY
           From: Justin Mcdevitt 
      8. Re: BIG TOWN BOY
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Re: BIG TOWN BOY
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     10. Re: BIG TOWN BOY
           From: "Vlaovic B" 
     11. Re: SOFT IN THE HEAD
           From: Mick Patrick 
     12. Spector latest interview-?-
           From: "Jean Emmanuel Dubois" 
     13. Spector latest interview-?-
           From: "Keith Beach" 
     14. You're So Good To Me
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
     15. bell ringing
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
     16. Re: bell ringing
           From: Simon White 
     17. The Liquid Room-12/30/01
           From: "David Ponak" 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:39:56 EST
   From: Lee Dempsey 
Subject: Jane Canada - Two Degrees of Separation to Brian Wilson

>Now can anyone tell me anything about Jane Canada, who did
> the excellent original of Jackie DeShannon's Am I Dreaming
> on Magic Lamp records?

Now we're getting into my territory...  Brad Elliott,
are you out there?  Didn't you determine in your
research for SURF'S UP -- THE BEACH BOYS ON RECORD that
"Bobby" in "Bob and Bobby" (Tower 154; "Twelve-O-Four"
b/w "Baby What You Want Me To Do"; co-produced,
uncredited, by Brian Wilson with his friend Bob Norberg)
was an alias for one "Jane Canada?"

Lee Dempsey

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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 22:44:33 -0000
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Lonely Girl

Martin wondered about the credits for Lonely Girl, B-side
of the Paris Sisters nice Dream Lover.

My copy, MGM 13236 (with picture sleeve) credits the
production on both sides to Ben-Ven Productions, with
Direction by Nick Venet.

Hope this helps!


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Message: 3
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 23:59:53 -0500
   From: "Javed Jafri" 
Subject: Re: I'm So Good To You

> > That was You're So Good To Me, an album filler from
> > the Summer Days... And Summer Nights! album. I quite
> > like it myself, but the BBs version is a lot better
> > than the version on the tribute...
> There's also an instrumental version of "You're So Good
> To Me" on one of those 6T's Beach Boys LP's

The instrumental version of "You're So Good To Me" was
actually just the instrumental track to original version.
It appeared on the "Stack O' Tracks" album released in
1968. This was the Beach Boys album which featured the
instrumental tracks to 15 different Beach Boy songs. The
voice eradication however was not completely successful
and you can still hear some traces of the vocals. The
project was designed to let the listener marvel at Brian
Wilson's musical complexity. I think it makes for a great
listening experience.

BTW has anyone noticed the fact that the Equals copped
the riff from " You're So Good To Me" on their one and
only American hit "Baby Come Back." Eddy Grant's got some
explainin' to do.  BCB is a great slice of bubblegum
which I'm surprised does not get a mention in the new
book we have been discussing of late ( Bubblegum Music Is
The Naked Truth).


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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 10:56:51 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: George Harrison Boots

I'm curious if anyone has heard these two George
Harrison bootlegs that have been bandied about on the
internet and even reviewed in ICE magazine:  Beware of
ABKCO and The All Things Must Pass Sessions (?)

Out here in San Francisco the bootleg market has dried

Supposedly they are the tapes that George gave to Phil,
just  prior to Phil's involvement.  No offense to all
the Spectorphiles, but I'd love to hear that material
without the valleys of echo and other Phil-tricks.

thanx in advance, Alan Gordon

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Message: 5
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 10:23:38 -0500
   From: "Den Lindquist" 
Subject: Re: Sandpipers/Lettermen pop gems

Ian Chapman wrote:

> > >I know at least one person here knows what I'm talking
> > >about and finds the occasional soft pop gem among the
> > >Sandpipers/Lettermen/Anita Kerr Singers of the world.
> Jeff replied:
> > Elliott Kendall's on the list?!  Anyway, now you know two.:-)
> Make that three.  Anyone who hasn't heard the Sandpipers'
> Spectoresque handling of "Louie Louie" or a whole batch
> of Lettermen gems that fall squarely into Spectropop
> don't know what you're missing!  And
> let's also not forget that the Anita Kerr Singers did
> once include the fabulous Robin Ward amongst their ranks.

Add to the list of pop gems by the Sandpipers & the

Sandpipers - "Let Go!" (A&M 997 - 1968)
Lettermen - "Mr Sun" (Capitol 5913 - 1967) - My favorite
Lettermen song, by far -  so unlike the formularic
Letterman sound. As far as I know, only released as a
single. I can [play] these, if anyone's interested.

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Message: 6
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 15:37:25 -0000
   From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
Subject: Almer's Alice Designs

Reading Harvey's description of a Tandyn Almer
publisher's sampler album was fascinating - that's one I
didn't know about! If I recall rightly, the song "Alice
Designs" did get a UK issue done by The Sugarbeats on
Polydor.  They were a studio band name with a first
issue of "I Just Stand There"/"Ballad Of Old Betsy"
(Polydor BM 56069 - 1966) which was done by Tony Rivers
and chums.  I don't belive the later issue (1967) of
Tandyn Almer's song was done by Tony, but is still an
obscure goodie...

I have to strongly agree with Mick Patrick's points about
Cds like "Where the Girls Are", all volumes of which are
wonderful and lovingly constructed by all concerned.
Companies like Ace, Westside, Sundazed, RPM etc deserve
our wholehearted support and CD purchases.  Whilst I do
get several tasty issues sent to me for review, I still
do buy a steady amount from these companies and will
certainly continue to do so.  Any US members can take
these company names as regularly as close as we can get
to guarantees of quality releases!  Support them!!  Let
tapes etc be a continuing way of letting people hear
impossible to find/hear things that are not ever going to
be released (BTW Harvey...!!! :-))  In many instances as
I look back, many good issues have arisen out of good
tapes that reach the right people- eg several Revola,
Sequel, Poptones issues may not ever have happened had it
not been for the 'unofficial' interest that had built up
over the years - it's pretty easy to figure out which way
to go on most things!

Kingsley Abbott

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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 13:47:12 -0600
   From: Justin Mcdevitt 
Subject: Re: BIG TOWN BOY


Congratulations! You receive the first Mildly Acerbic
Email Response Award for this New Year.

At your suggestion, I queried, located a copy
of where the Girls are, (vol 4) "did myself a favor" and
bought the friggin cd. See!, I'm not a cheapskate.

Initially I was trying to find this cd at a local shop,
with no luck. 

I want to thank those members who offered to make an Mp3
file available for my use, Martin for his encouragement
and Jamie for his insights regarding the commercial
download MP3 sites. 


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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 19:32:41 +0000 (GMT)
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: Re: BIG TOWN BOY


Further to my original reply to Justin Mcdevitt's post
regarding Shirley Matthews' BIG TOWN BOY and the "Where
The Girls Are" vol 4 CD:

Justin, you caught me on a bad day, I just could not get
my hair to sit right and I appear to have taken it out on
you. I'd rather see music lovers buy CDs than download
the tracks for free from some quasi-legal source. But my
reply to you was, perhaps, a little OTT. I should have
just kept my feelings to myself, instantly deleted your
message from my screen and seethed silently for a
nanosecond. Unfortunately, I chose all out war.

Today I find myself with a bonce full of spun gold spikes,
each and every shiny one pointing in the exact direction
I command. Peace has broken out. If you lived close by,
I'd offer you a piggyback down to the chippy and buy you
a pickled egg. While I have no spare copy of the CD in
question to offer you, I do have a pile of other titles
that are surplus to my requirements. Contact me privately
with your street address and I'll pop a couple in the
mail to you as a peace offering.

Before I go and rescue my dinner from the oven, may I
extend my thanks to Jamie for his thoughts on Pressplay,
MusicNet and the whole commercial mp3 download business.
Personally, I'm new to the concept of virtual music. I
love my 7 inch 45s and might be too old to cope with such
a formatless format. But, hey, ten years ago I vowed to
never have a CD in my house. But I seem to have changed
my tune on that subject.

Happy New Year Everyone


PS; Y'all might like to know that the lovely Ellie
Greenwich answers emails send to her via her website, as
I discovered yesterday morning. That got my new year off
to a nice start. Take a look at

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Message: 9
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 05:13:10 -0000
   From: Billy G. Spradlin 
Subject: Re: BIG TOWN BOY

I second buying Mick and Malcolm's compilations - they
are truly a labor of love for Girl Group fans and they
don't cost that much compared to most USA CD's. They are
worth the trouble (and wait) to get!

In fact they must have gotten a hold of the first
generation master tape for "Big Town Boy" for Volume 4.
The kick drum and bass just pumps the heck out of my
woofers like a digitally recorded hip-hop record does.
Most of the Mp3's that are "floating" around the internet
are taken from scratchy old 45's. 

I just wish they could get the chance to raid the
Bell/Amy/Mala and Capitol/Liberty/EMI vaults like they
did with Chess/Checker and Atlantic/Atco on the last two

PS: If anyone has a clean copy of Shirley Matthews "He
Makes Me Feel So Pretty" on Mp3 (Amy 910) please let me
know. I just heard this song and another one of Mr.
Crewe's productions has got me hooked! 


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Message: 10
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 07:49:57 -0500
   From: "Vlaovic B" 
Subject: Re: BIG TOWN BOY

Just a note...Shirley Matthews 'Big Town Boy' was
recorded in the States (NYC I assume), but Shirley was
Canadian.  Track went top 10 in Canada in 1964, it's
follow-up also went top 30.  It was also available on a
Canadian historical music compilation about 10 years ago;
'What A Feeling'

Just being a proud Canadian...

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Message: 11
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 21:44:07 +0000 (GMT)
   From: Mick Patrick 


Noise annoys?? Less is MOR??

Some days I just don't know on which side of the volume
knob I stand. Normally I'm with our Martin with the amp
cranked way up while some screaming Mimi overpowers both
megalomaniac drummer and symphony orchestra. Today,
however, I've gone soft in the head. And I can't stop
playing the closest thing I've ever found to a male
version of the Paris Sisters sound. Cop a load of this...

"Make me your slave . . . Tie me down . . . Make me
behave . . ."

Yes, folks, it's that flaxen haired dreamboat BRIAN
HYLAND sighing his way through his #20 hit of 1962 "LET
ME BELONG TO YOU". I like to picture him on all fours on
the kitchen floor, lapping water from the dog's bowl
between verses. Every soft pop household should have a
Brian Hyland "best of" filed between their Sandpipers and
Wayne Newton CDs. You could do worse than "BRIAN'S 21 BIG
ONES" available for a bargain price on Connoisseur
Collection VSOPCD 354.

Your servant,


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Message: 12
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 10:37:34 +0200 (MET)
   From: "Jean Emmanuel Dubois" 
Subject: Spector latest interview-?-

Dear Spector fans-

I was wondering when the latest Phil Spector interview
was made. Being a ultra-reclusive man, Mr Spector
interviews are a rare thing- Of, course if somebody know
I would like to read it!

Happy new-year-
Jean-Emmanuel Dubois

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Message: 13
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 10:16:10 -0000
   From: "Keith Beach" 
Subject: Spector latest interview-?-

Jean-Emmanuel Dubois wrote:

> I was wondering when the latest Phil Spector interview
> was made. Being a ultra-reclusive man, Mr Spector
> interviews are a rare thing- Of, course if somebody know
> I would like to read it!

The email to me said it was a 'feature' on Spector in
the Feb.22/02 Goldmine, not an interview. Either way I'm
looking forward to it. My own 'feature' on Spector in
Goldmine was over 20 years ago, so it's time for a more
professional effort.

Keith Beach

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Message: 14
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 10:44:52 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: You're So Good To Me

>BTW has anyone noticed the fact that the Equals copped
>the riff from " You're So Good To Me" on their one and
>only American hit "Baby Come Back."

Hmmm... not quite! - the figure on "Baby Come Back" only
crops up between the chorus vocal lines. The neat thing
about the riff on "You're So Good To Me" is that it runs
throughout the entire record, rather like "Stand By Me",
"I Can't Help Myself" and "Then He Kissed Me" (well,
almost). And, on a religious note, it also makes for a
rousing ostinato bass accompaniment to "Onward Christian
Soldiers". However, I only got away with it once! Not
much mention seems to go to the Andrew Oldham produced
version by The Factotums, which I think is one of the
better Brit covers. I'm sure it's on an Immediate comp
somewhere, but...


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Message: 15
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 10:47:26 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: bell ringing

Bill Reed:

> Does anyone know who recorded the following song?
>      "Rock and Roll Bells":

Searched around and came up with a 1956 recording: Louis
Jones - Rock And Roll Bells/All Over Goodbye (Peacock

However, the next entry, from 1964, caught my attention:
Connie Francis with Claus Ogerman - Lady Valet
Theme/Rock Dem Bells (MGM13260). The A side crops up in
a current Hungarian dance club Chillout playlist. Does
this ring a bell with anyone? <groan>


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Message: 16
   Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 11:07:12 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: bell ringing

Phil Chapman at wrote:
> However, the next entry, from 1964, caught my attention:
> Connie Francis with Claus Ogerman - Lady Valet
> Theme/Rock Dem Bells (MGM13260). The A side crops up in
> a current Hungarian dance club Chillout playlist. Does
> this ring a bell with anyone? <groan>
> Phil

I hate to admit this but I have it! I dont know why.
 I think the title just fascinated me!

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Message: 17
   Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 15:54:19 -0800
   From: "David Ponak" 
Subject: The Liquid Room-12/30/01

Happy post-holidaze greetings from The Liquid Room. Huge
thanks to the multi-talented Tony Tucci for filling in
for my last couple of shows. 

The Liquid Room, (usually) 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 

Tony Tucci in The Liquid Room-12/30/2001

1. The Association/Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2. Comoestas/Bossa Baroco
Last Mambo In Tokyo EP (Readymade-Japan)

3. Shawn Lee/Happiness (Ashey Beedle's Secret Beach Bossa Mix)
Future Sounds of Jazz V.8 (Compost-Germany)

4. Gal Costa/Barato Total
Samba Soul 70! (Six Degrees)

5. Yush/Come and Play
Retro Tingz (Yush-UK)

6. Super Moko, Ultrabeaver + Olive/Anyway the Wind Blows
Club Tricatel (Tricatel-France)

7. Ominostanco/Five Seconds
Ominostanco (Virgin-Italy)

8. Kinobe/Summer In The Studio
Verse Bridge Chorus? (Pepper-UK)

9. Gak Sato/Green City
Tangram (Right Tempo-Italy)

10. Shantel/Backwood
Great Delay (K7)

11. Shocking Blue/Aka Raga
Bombay Jazz Palace (Outcaste-UK)

12. Nico Gomez/Rio
Glucklich 3 (Compost-Germany)

13. Kathleen Emery/Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
What Is Wrong With Groovin' (Jazzman-UK)

14. The Transitors/Mission On Venus (Kid Loco Mix)
Mission On Venus 12" (Temposphere-Italy)

15. Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage/Pit Stop
Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By (75 Ark)

16. Bebel Gilberto/August Day Song(King Britt Remix)
Tanto Tempo Remixes (Six Degress)

17. Smoke City/What It Is (Acoustic)
Heroes Of Nature (Jive-UK)

18. Tommy Hools/Barcelone
Paris Lounge (Musicrama)

19. Gonzales/Return Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Take Me To Broadway (Kitty-yo-Germany)

20. Les Negresses Vertes/Spank
Acoustic Clubbing (Virgin-France)

21. Anthony King/Maladjusted Moogie
Barry 7's Connectors (Lo-UK)

22. Californiae/Tasse Caffe
Ro 3003 (Bugalow-Germany)

23. Rob/Don't Kill Dub
Don't Kill Rob (Virgin-France)

24. Bejamin Biolay/Los Angeles (Friendship 7 Remix)
Remix EP (Virgin-France)

25. Kid Koala + Dynomite D/Third World Lover
Bombay 2: Electric Vindaloo (Motel)

26. Quantic/The 5th Exotic
The Big Chill Glisten (Big Chill-UK)

27. Andre Popp/Los Tiempos De Mi Papa
Popp Musique (Tricatel-France)

28. Ominostanco/Moonlight In Vermont
Ominostanco (Virgin-Italy)

29. Chung King/Les Fleur
It's Now Safe To Turn Off Your Computer (Chung King-UK)

30. Lambchop/Up With The People (Zero 7 Mix)
Solar Spectrums 2 (Logic-UK)

31. El + Gimgin/Aquarius
Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)

32. Gak Sato/Style
Tangram (Right Tempo-Italy)

33. Nicole Willis/Heed The Sign (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Soul Makeover (Sahko)

34. DJ Spiller/Batucada (Elusive Samba Vocal)
Groovejet EP (Atlantic)

35. Isolee/Beau Mot Plage
Berlin Lounge (Musicrama)

36. Greyboy/Polyphonix
Mastered The Art(Ubiquity)

37. Smoked Sugar/I'm A Winner
Mojo Club V.10 (Mojo-Germany)

38. Bran Van 3000/Astounded
Discosis (Grand Royal)

39. Curtis Mayfied/We Gotta Have Peace
Get Ready The Curtis Mayfied Story (Rhino)

40. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll be Movin' On
Someday Man (Reprise)

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