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There are 7 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 341:

      1. Brian Wilson / Phil Spector
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
      2. Bass Riffs
           From: Paul Woods 
      3. Re: Riff pioneers
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      4. Charles Fox
           From: Marc Miller 
      5. Charles Fox
           From: Stewart Mason 
      6. Charles Fox
           From: "David Ponak" 
      7. Hair
           From: James Botticelli 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 21:53:57 -0000
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Brian Wilson / Phil Spector

Did nobody else catch the article by Sean O'Hagan in
yesterday's UK Observer newspaper about Brian Wilson,
where Brian is quoted as saying;

"I was afraid of Phil Spector. I thought he was out to
get me. I thought he was going to kill me."

I'll save the article. Unfortunately I can't scan and
download it, but will put it in the mail to the first
person to email me with their mail address.


Peter


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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 14:17:09 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
   From: Paul Woods 
Subject: Bass Riffs

Hans wrote:

> Perhaps it's time for a poll: The 20 Greatest Pop/Rock
> Basslines of all time.


The Marvelettes - "Don't mess with Bill" is a personal 
favourite.

Paul Woods


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 03:55:27 -0000
   From: Billy G. Spradlin 
Subject: Re: Riff pioneers

> > Perhaps it's time for a poll: The 20 Greatest Pop/Rock
> > Basslines of all time.

Another favorite Motown Bassline - The Velvelettes "A
Bird In The Hand (Is Worth Two In the Bush)". While the
song isnt that exceptional, that bassline sucks you
right into the groove of the song. (Was there ever a
Motown 45 recorded in the 60's that just plain Sucked??!)

Also Carol's "Lead Bass" work on The Beach Boys "Salt
Lake City" is outstanding. (Check the "Hawthorne, CA"
2-CD set for a great sounding stereo remix)

Billy


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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 13:52:26 -0500
   From: Marc Miller 
Subject: Charles Fox

Justin asked about Charles Fox.  I know that there are 2
soundtracks of his available on CD: The TV soundtrack for
Conan (1998) on Sonic Images #8801, and the film
soundtrack to Gordy (1995) on Curb #77771.

Marc


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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 09:34:15 -0700
   From: Stewart Mason 
Subject: Charles Fox

At 12:56 PM 1/7/02 -0000, Spectropop wrote:

> My question is: has any of Charles Fox's music been
> released on compact disc? For that matter, was any of
> it ever released on vinyl? Ideally, I would really
> like to get a hold of the Love American Style music,
> though I highly doubt that this was ever released.

I doubt that the incidental music ever saw release, but
the show's terrific theme song, sung by the Cowsills, was
released as a single, and I'm sure it's appeared on at
least one of the several Cowsills compilations.

Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel wrote a number of TV themes
-- I've always liked Laverne and Shirley's "Making Our
Dreams Come True," which is on Rhino's VA-Super Hits Of
The 70'S: Vol. 18 - Have A Nice Day! 

Stewart

NP: The Wonderful World of Julie London (Liberty)


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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 10:08:52 -0800
   From: "David Ponak" 
Subject: Charles Fox

I love the Charles Fox sound as well; however, I have to
admit to being a wee bit disappointed by the soundtrack
album to "Love American Style." It was quite mellow, and
didn't focus as much on the swingin', groovy sounds from
the TV show. There's a Japanese various artists
compilation on Toshiba-EMI called "Mondo For Flower Age"
that includes 2 of the better tracks.

The only other Charles Fox that I know of on CD is the
Japanese reissue of the "Goodbye Columbus" soundtrack
>from Warner Music Japan. Also, I've heard that a
legitimate reissue of the "Barbarella" soundtrack (with 8
bonus tracks) (co-composed by Bob Crewe and Charles Fox)
is out in January in Japan and March in the USA.

The Charles Fox soundtrack album for "Pufnstuf" (the
movie) is also very, very cool.


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Message: 7
   Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 00:42:32 +0900
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Hair

Alan Zweig wrote:

> only thing you have to go on is hair length.  JimmyB
> knows what I'm talking about. I find that if they have
> true hippie length hair, it's probably not for me. But
> if they look like they just decided a couple of weeks
> ago to let their hair grow over their ears, it might be
> great.

Sounds odd, but the hair theory seems to hold up overall.
The only caveat I'd offer is if the hair is long but the
part is still on the side and there isn't any facial
hair that can sometimes mean its soft not hard. But
mustaches signify hard.


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