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There are 25 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 363:

      1. Fuzzy Bunnies and Blue Angels
           From: Brian Ferrari 
      2. Barry Mann Gotta Get Outta This Place
           From: "Dave Swanson" 
      3. Intentionally deleted
             By: "Spectropop Administration" 
      4. Re:Bow Down & Worship?
           From: Andrew Hickey 
      5. re: CONCRETE & CLAY
           From: Mick Patrick 
      6. A Lotta Reparatas
           From: Brian Ferrari 
      7. Opinons are like noses - everyone has one
           From: "Paul Payton" 
      8. St.Cliff & St. Phil?
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
      9. re: CONCRETE & CLAY
           From: "Robert Conway" 
     10. Re: CONCRETE & CLAY
           From: "John Lester" 
     11. favorite lyrics...
           From: "Ken Levine" 
     12. Bob Crewe
           From: Michael Rashkow 
     13. Walkin' in the Sun with Jeff Barry
           From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
     14. Judge not lest ye be judged
           From: "Keith Beach" 
     15. What have you done lately?
           From: "Keith Beach" 
     16. Eddie Rambeau
           From: James Botticelli 
     17. Al & Kenny Got Soul!!-The Girlfriends 
         "I Don't believe In You" playing on Musica!!!
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     18. Re: Sally Go 'Round The Roses
           From: Patrick Rands 
     19. Re: re: CONCRETE & CLAY
           From: "Mikey" 
     20. Re: Bob Crewe
           From: "Den Lindquist" 
     21. re -Jaynettes  /The Crystals In London
           From: Simon White 
     22. re: BARRY MANN "WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE"
           From: Mick Patrick 
     23. Re: Bow Down & Worship?
           From: "Frank" 
     24. that thing you do!
           From: "John Solocinski" 
     25. Re: Hari and TTYD
           From: "Sean Anglum" 


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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:10:59 EST
   From: Brian Ferrari 
Subject: Fuzzy Bunnies and Blue Angels

Hello Spectropoppers -

I'm usually a few weeks behind in my reading, and someone
gets around to answering any questions/comments I might
add, so forgive me it this has been covered:

Thanks to Mike Rashkow for the Fuzzy Bunnies info. I have
the "Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" 45 - unfortunately
it's the promo, with the same song on both sides. But -
it's a great production, I have to say. Sorry the band
didn't like it... but you should know that I sought out
this 45 due to the Rashkow/Greenwich production, and not
because of the Fuzzy Bunny name. I'm glad you stuck to
your guns.

Regarding Fuzzy Bunny John Turi. I would assume that this
is the same John Turi who fronted the early 80's NY band
Blue Angel. This was Cyndi Lauper's group before she went
solo and hit it big.

I'm surprised Blue Angel hasn't been covered on here. It's
so retro-60's girl group. Spectropoppers would love the
Blue Angel s/t Polydor LP which came out in 1980, produced
by Roy Halee. Any thoughts?

Nearly every track on the LP was written by Lauper/Turi,
if I remember correctly. One exception is a cover of Gene
Pitney's "I'm Gonna Be Strong." Cyndi later re-recorded
this on her greatest hits. She also later re-recorded
(with Billy Joel) the Blue Angel song "Maybe He'll Know" -
also written by Lauper/Turi.

Another one of their songs, "Witness" made it to her
"She's So Unusual" LP, which featured Ellie Greenwich on
background vocals. Ellie also co-wrote "Right Train, Wrong
Track" with Lauper - this was the b-side of the "Girls
Just Wanna Have Fun" 45.

Here's my question: Is it possible that Lauper met
Greenwich through John Turi? Did they stay in touch, or is
it just a matter of both of them kicking around the NY
scene long enough that they ran into each other again?


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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 23:12:30 -0500
   From: "Dave Swanson" 
Subject: Barry Mann Gotta Get Outta This Place

Does anyone know if there are any cd's available of
Barry Mann demos?  In particular, his original version
of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place".  Any help would be
appreciated. -- 


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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:12:39 +0900
   From: "Spectropop Administration" 
Subject: Intentionally deleted

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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 05:59:10 -0800 (PST)
   From: Andrew Hickey 
Subject: Re:Bow Down & Worship?

>  The facts (as I've twisted them!) show Phil's
> music to transcend time more than any other artist.
> Good enough for me! 

Unfortunately not. Cliff (ugh) Richard has also had
top ten UK hits in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the
21st century. In fact I think he had number 1 hits in
every one of those decades except this one. And they
were all new maerial.

Why I can't understand though, as after a few decent
Elvis knockoffs (Move It, Dynamite) he made some of
the worst music ever made - but them's the facts...


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 23:40:24 +0000 (GMT)
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: re: CONCRETE & CLAY

> -----Original Message from Bruce Kerr:
> Does anyone know where I can hear "Concrete & Clay,"
> ideally mp3 but streaming media at a minimum?

Greetings,

Born Edward Fluri in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the
co-author credits of prolific songwriter EDDIE RAMBEAU
include Diane Renay's "Navy Blue", Shirley Matthews' "Big
Town Boy", Tracey Dey's "Here Comes The Boy" and "Push
And Kick" by Mark Valentino plus other titles for the
Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp and the 4 Seasons. What irony, then,
that his only Billboard Hot 100 entry as an artist in his
own right was with his cover-version of Unit 4+2's
CONCRETE & CLAY. Eddie's recording career spanned the
Swan label in 1961 through to Bell in 1970. He also
recorded for DYNOVOICE using the name name Eddie Hazelton...

Streaming media??? MP3??? Nope, no friggin' idea what the
bugger you're talking about but the paragraph above is
taken from the booklet which accompanies the double CD
THE DYNOVOICE STORY (UK Westside WESD 226). Among the 57
tracks are four by Eddie Rambeau including, of course,
"Concrete & Clay".

MICK PATRICK


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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:38:27 EST
   From: Brian Ferrari 
Subject: A Lotta Reparatas

It's me again - I'm on a roll...

I kept holding back from throwing my 2 cents in during
the whole Reparata-fest a few months ago. Reparata and
the Delrons are one of my favorite groups (the RCA / Kapp
/ Mala singles, please... not the World Artists material).

In any case, I have some information about the "second"
Reparata - Delron Lorraine Mazzola. She's the one who
later joined Lady Flash, took on the name "Reparata" and
was sued by the real "Reparata," Mary Aiese, to get her
name back.

Apparently Lorraine has held onto the name. As Reparata
Mazzola, she co-wrote the book "MAFIA KINGPIN, The True
Story of Sonny Gibson" in the 1980's.

She also wrote the screenplay for, and starred in, the
1989 grade-Z suspense movie "Dark Before Dawn." Also
starring in this movie? Sonny Gibson. It's a Kingpin
production. Hmmmm.

I can see why Mary Aiese might just let this one go.

Both of these items turn up on ebay quite often, for
those who are interested. Be forwarned.... as far as
Lorraine/Reparata's "acting" is concerned... well.... um...
"Glitter" was a good movie, right?

Brian Ferrari


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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:05:02 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Opinons are like noses - everyone has one

Bob Conway, thanks for the Montage info - Sundazed is my
next stop! I knew about Michael Brown, of course. (BTW, I
just got the new Byrds Preflyte box from Sundazed;
interesting once, and the book is great, but IMHO there's
more interesting stuff unless one is a rabid completist.

My remarks regarding Laurie have to do with some of the
stuff they released to try to make the turn, and how by
how much they missed. But they did indeed have some great
stuff. My favorite Dion tracks of that period include his
total rethinking of "Purple Haze" and the beautiful
"Following Close Behind You." There was also a very fine
45 by (hope I remember the name properly) Twink, who was
a "folk-pop violinist" for want of a better description;
and who could forget the Barbarians (whether or not they
wanted to?!?)? But there was also the phenomenally
misguided slop of the Crescent Six, "And Then" (Rust
subsidiary), which sounded like the leftovers at the
bottom of the soft-psych barrel - good intentions
ultimately loose to disastrous playing! The label and is
offshoots indeed have fascinating musical stories to tell.

And Bob, YES - I think "That Thing You Do" is the only
rock movie I've every seen that got everything right -
the music, the feel of the time, the quality of the
production. I can recommend it to anyone without
apologies or explanations, as I always feel I need to do
with any others, such as "American Hot Wax," a great
story with superb moments in what is really a pretty bad
movie. The "Thing" soundtrack CD is outstanding - I want
a whole CD by the Wonders!

Don Charles: Yes, "Mary on the Beach" is the other one.
Also a real fine record. And I appreciate your mention of
my favorite Bobby Bloom track, "Careful Not to Break The
Spell." But, Don - Sha Na Na????????

I'm probably exhibiting elementary Spectropop ignorance
here, but Don speaks of Jeff Barry in the present tense.
Was I misinformed that he passed away a while back?

Martin Roberts wrote:
> Great music is great music (without a date stamp!) I
> think Mr Spector deserves credit for NOT releasing
> material that might not live up to the standards he has
> set.

A hearty "Amen" to both thoughts.

By the way, I just got the Dion "Born to Be With You" CD,
and, sad to say, sometimes too much is indeed too much.
I'll listen again, but I must currently agree with
Dion's opinion that this is not among his faves. (The
single is still pretty cool, though, and I think
Spector's "I know what you've been through..." quote is
a song lyric still waiting for a song.)



Jamie wrote:
> Whether by accident or design, isn't the reason ANY
> music is popular is BECAUSE it appeals to public taste?
> To my way of thinking, it is far more impressive that a
> record made 30 odd years ago can hit #1 now than is two
> million unit sales of a banal flavor-of-the-month Mariah
> Carey record.

This also needs a hearty "Amen." Personally, I'd like to
hear Mariah Carey SING an excellent song straight, rather
than doing the "coluratura boogie" (17 notes where one
would do) around the pop crud she rode to stardom. Same
for the rest of the Whitney-Celine diva crowd. (So, Paul,
what do you REALLY think?!?)

I'll go 'way now and let you all pound me for my opinions. :-)

Country Paul


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Message: 8
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 22:28:23 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: St.Cliff & St. Phil?

Oh Andrew..How could you!!
 
Shattering my smugness in the chart 'proof' of Phil's
musical excellence. I did think of all the musical
greats-most of mine didn't have hits in the 60's, Frank,
Dean, Elvis? Pretty sure-although I could well be
wrong!-none of them had achieved 6 decades of hits. But
I'd forgotteen about Mr Clean, the Peter Pan Of Pop, Sir
Cliff Richard! I do have a lot of respect for Cliff (the
man not so much his music) hugely unfashionable to be a
Christian-who is not shy of letting the world & his
brother know!-in the 'seedy' world of pop. He has stood
up to ridicule, sneering and (unfounded?) rumours for
years. A good example to our young 'uns!

Well done that man. I doff my hat, Sir Cliff Richard the
King Of Pop!!! Bow Down & Worship? No thanks, I'll stick
with Mr Seedy!
 
Martin


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Message: 9
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:40:01 -0600
   From: "Robert Conway" 
Subject: re: CONCRETE & CLAY

Thanks Mr. Patrick.  As a sidebar:  Eddie Rambeau"s
follow-up single was "My Name Is Mud."  It was not a hit
of course but was played a few times on late-night local
(Midwest) AM radio.  It was similar to the original, as
most follow-up 45s were back then, but a decent listen
nevertheless.

>Born Edward Fluri in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the
>co-author credits of prolific songwriter EDDIE RAMBEAU
>include Diane Renay's "Navy Blue", Shirley Matthews' "Big
>Town Boy", Tracey Dey's "Here Comes The Boy" and "Push
>And Kick" by Mark Valentino plus other titles for the
>Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp and the 4 Seasons. What irony, then,
>that his only Billboard Hot 100 entry as an artist in his
>own right was with his cover-version of Unit 4+2's
>CONCRETE & CLAY. Eddie's recording career spanned the
>Swan label in 1961 through to Bell in 1970. He also
>recorded for DYNOVOICE using the name name Eddie Hazelton...
>
>...the paragraph above is
>taken from the booklet which accompanies the double CD
>THE DYNOVOICE STORY (UK Westside WESD 226). Among the 57
>tracks are four by Eddie Rambeau including, of course,
>"Concrete & Clay".


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Message: 10
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 21:39:58 -0000
   From: "John Lester" 
Subject: Re: CONCRETE & CLAY

That's it Mick.....yeah, what is an MP3 - sounds like a
Keith Beach swear word to me....so it must be something
technical and complicated.  

Those words "Streaming media"....I have images of news
reporters running around like headless chickens...am I
wrong or am I not right!

> Streaming media??? MP3??? Nope, no friggin' idea what
> the bugger you're talking about...


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Message: 11
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 00:00:52 -0800
   From: "Ken Levine" 
Subject: favorite lyrics...

Two of my favorite:  

>From Andy Kim's "How'd we Ever Get This Way"  ...."tell
it like it used to WAS".

and of course from the Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby"....
"she makes me come alive and makes me want to drive".


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Message: 12
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 19:04:26 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Bob Crewe

I own two 45 singles of Bob Crewe  " the singer" on
Warwick.  One "A" side is Water Boy, but I don't have
access to my vinyl and I can't remember the second "A"
side though I think it was the more popular of the two
releases.

Anyone help?

Rashkovsky


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Message: 13
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 01:10:28 -0500
   From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
Subject: Walkin' in the Sun with Jeff Barry

Don Charles wrote:   

> I had mixed feelings about the show, and I suspect Jeff
> Barry did, too . . . he sang a version of his 1973
> country song "Walkin' In The Sun" (later covered by Gene
> Pitney and Glen Campbell) which was unfortunately edited
> out of the film. 

There was also a nice version of "Walkin' In The Sun"
recorded by Percy Sledge.  Coincidentally I was playing
it this week!

Jeff Lemlich
http://www.limestonerecords.com


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Message: 14
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 08:38:36 -0000
   From: "Keith Beach" 
Subject: Judge not lest ye be judged

Rashkovsky wrote

>It appears that I'm being judged as judgmental

Oh Lord!!! That's exactly what I didn't mean Mr. Raskkow.
I took it that you had an overview that there are those
that might judge songwriters into different leagues...not
that you were making that judgement yourself. Musical
theatre has produced music that has remained popular for
30/40/50/ - 100 years. Rock and pop music was seen as
trivial/trite when fresh in the late 50's/early 60's, but
now seems to have much the same longevity for the
record-buying public...hence this website. Much as I
enjoy hearing Fred Astaire or Dick Powell it's unlikely
to be in the charts again. Whereas we can't get shot of
old Phil Spector productions cluttering up the place. I'm
amazed when I think how little music has changed in 40
years. If you listen to music from the 20's it is really
a different era. But the best of the 60's is still
heavily related to and relevant to the 00's (noughties?).
Have I just dug myself into a deeper hole?

Forgiven?
Keith Beach


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Message: 15
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:19:18 -0000
   From: "Keith Beach" 
Subject: What have you done lately?

I take everyone's point that it is a fantastic
achievement to have hits over 6 decades...but wouldn't
it be more of a geniune achievement if it was fresh
material? Phil's work was and is superb, but, 'what have
you done lately!'. Can he still do it? The Celine Dion
tracks might prove it one way or the other if they ever
get issued.

If something like "I'm telling you now" by Freddie and
the Dreamers became a hit again because it was used in a
movie or TV commercial would we give it the same sort of
status? It would just be a novelty hit, not a reflection
of their (or their producer's) continuing talent. 

I think "Unchained melody" or 'My sweet Lord" are
definitely more than novelty hits second-time around,
but quirks of public taste and timing none the less.

Keith Beach 


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Message: 16
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:37:05 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Eddie Rambeau

> What irony, then, that his  [Eddie Rambeau's] only
> Billboard Hot 100 entry as an artist in his own right was
> with his cover-version of Unit 4+2's CONCRETE & CLAY.
> Eddie's recording career spanned theSwan label in 1961
> through to Bell in 1970. He also recorded for DYNOVOICE
> using the name name Eddie Hazelton...

Here in the quaint little hamlet of Boston there once was
a Top-40 Radio Station called WCOP-AM, based in Lexington
Massachusetts. It was there as a starry eyed child that I
met Shelly Fabares as she visited radio outlets promoting
"Johnny Angel" . My pal got kissed by her as we stood in
the cold dark hallway outside the "booth" where the
action took place (blue eyed schmuck that he was!) It was
also at WCOP where Eddie Rambeau had a huge hit on the
Swan label called "Summertime Guy" in the Summer of
'62..Anyone else recall this pop gem? I still have the
45...JB


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Message: 17
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 20:47:06 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Al & Kenny Got Soul!!-The Girlfriends 
        "I Don't believe In You" playing on Musica!!!

Following up on Jeff Glenn's Kenny Young song list & Mick
Patricks mention of the 'soul' of Al Kooper (with a
K-Sorry!)-I was scratching around  for Squirrells-and
came upon a great piece of 'New York Soul' produced by Mr
Young. Haven't played it in years-but that's Spectropop
for you! 

Kenny Shepherd "Runaway" Kapp 792. Del Shannon's song?
Yes! But both Kenny's make the song there own. Maybe I
could have done with out the flute but the record has
Soul!  50p well spent.

Also found a Squirrell "Who's The Bird" got the bird but
can understand the appeal of "A Girls Imagination" to
Softpopers. Kenny certainly was a diversely talented guy.

And what about the three Charmettes records? Hard to beat!

Re: The Girlfriends, sorry just my little joke! Still
'following up', Ian Slater wrote of the unheard/never
released? Jaynettes recordings and every girl group
collectors wanna hear/have "I Don't Believe In You" (what
sick mind at Screen Gems thought to play this 'joke' on
us and have to wait over ten years to start giggling?!)
two other tracks I've had on my 'Wants List' for over ten
years with out hearing are The Charmettes "My Lover Is A
Boy Scout" Mala 491 & The Cookies "Mrs Cupid" W.Bros 7047
if anyone has these and would care to play them on musica
I would forever be in their debt!
 
Martin


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Message: 18
   Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 02:37:43 -0000
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Re: Sally Go 'Round The Roses

Oddly enough I just had an online discussion about Sally
Go 'Round the Roses in which I posted info taken from the
All Music Guide - take a look for their take on things:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=B5kuw6jo771q0~C


Patrick


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Message: 19
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 21:10:00 -0500
   From: "Mikey" 
Subject: Re: re: CONCRETE & CLAY

----- Original Message From: "Robert Conway"

> Thanks Mr. Patrick.  As a sidebar:  Eddie Rambeau"s
> follow-up single was "My Name Is Mud."  It was not a hit
> of course but was played a few times on late-night local
> (Midwest) AM radio.

Dont foget another single Eddie had on Fox......'Come
Closer"...easily the BEST thing Eddie ever cut, right out
of the Beatles bag of trix. I'm amazed no one has issued
"Come Closer' on a Cd.  i have the 45 but I'd love to get
a cleaner version.


Mikey


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Message: 20
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 21:28:37 -0500
   From: "Den Lindquist" 
Subject: Re: Bob Crewe

----- Original Message from: Michael Rashkow
> I own two 45 singles of Bob Crewe  " the singer" on
> Warwick.  One "A" side is Water Boy, but I don't have
> access to my vinyl and I can't remember the second "A"
> side though I think it was the more popular of the two
> releases.

"Rashkovsky" :

Could it be "Whiffenpoof Song" (Warwick 519 ? Only other
Warwick one I have, tho' he had 7 total on that label.

Other he had were on (of course) Dynovoice (Girl Watchers,
Miniskirts in Moscow) as well as Coral, Brunswick,
ABC-Paramount. The songs on the latter 3 labels are very
rare releases; would love to hear 'em if anyone has 'em.

Den L.
@The Doctor - dispensing musical remedies for whatever ails you.


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Message: 21
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 08:55:39 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: re -Jaynettes  /The Crystals In London

Thanks for the Jaynettes clear -up, folks. Of course the
book is essential, its just getting round to it   

[ Reviews, photos, artist line-up and how to order here:
http://www.spectropop.com/gg/girl.html ]

I had no idea the Clickettes were involved and strangely
enough I was playing something by them yesterday !

Re; the Crystals - I have a poster of the North London
gig with the three girls on it , including the tall one.
I remember one of the girls had the most amazing voice
and from what you say John I think it must have been
Niecy Dizell. Know anything about her ?


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Message: 22
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 21:46:55 +0000 (GMT)
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: re: BARRY MANN "WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE"

> -----Original Message from Dave Swanson:
> Does anyone know if there are any cd's available of
> Barry Mann demos?  In particular, his original version
> of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place".  Any help would be
> appreciated.

Greetings,

BARRY MANN'S original demo recording of WE GOTTA GET OUT
OF THIS PLACE is one of 32 (count 'em) tracks contained
on the CD THE RED BIRD SOUND - VOL 4: DRESSED IN BLACK
(UK Diamond GEMCD 025, 1998). Here's the complete
tracklist:

1  The Tradewinds - New York's A Lonely Town
2  The Tradewinds - The Girl From Greenwich Village
3  The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl
4  The Rockaways - Top Down Time
5  The Goodies - The Dum Dum Ditty
6  The Goodies - Sophisticated Boom Boom
7  The Jelly Beans - Gee Baby Gee (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
8  Ellie Greenwich - Another Boy Like Mine
9  Ellie Greenwich - Baby
10 Ellie Greenwich - You Don't Know
11 Jeff Barry - Our Love Can Still Be Saved
12 Jeff Barry - I'll Still Love You
13 Steve Rossi - Nobody But You
14 Andy Kim - I Hear You Say (I Love You Baby)
15 Andy Kim - Falling In Love
16 Chi Chi McCauley - I Know He Loves Me
17 Chi Chi McCauley - Memory Lane Without You
18 The Young Generation - The Hideaway
19 Jimmie Cross - Hey Little Girl
20 The Four-Evers - You Never Had It So Good
21 Jimmy Rice - Spanish Perfume
22 Murray the K - It's What's Happenin' Baby
23 Orpheus - My Life
24 Ral Donner - Love Isn't Like That
25 Ral Donner - It Will Only Make Me Love You More
26 Kane & Abel - He Will Break Your Heart
27 Barry Mann - Talk To Me Baby
28 Barry Mann - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
29 Tiny Tim - Little Girl
30 Tiny Tim - April Showers
31 Shadow Morton - Dressed In Black
32 Shadow Morton & Little Joseph - The Story Of Christmas

MICK PATRICK


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Message: 23
   Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 07:02:35 +0100
   From: "Frank" 
Subject: Re: Bow Down & Worship?

Martin Roberts wrote:
>
> My wife is turning into Dean Martin's biggest
> fan (scary!!), his greatest record releases in the 60's
> but he carried on recording (with a few exceptions)
> lesser material into the 80's and now he's dead. If you
> hear and enjoy "Amoure" being played as an advert for a
> pizza takeaway that doesn't diminish the beauty(!) of the
> song/singer. 

Martin,
Just so that you don't feel too depressed, tell your wife
that two of my all time favorite artists are : No. 1 Phil
Spector, No. 2 Dean Martin !!
Frank


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Message: 24
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 22:13:11 -0500
   From: "John Solocinski" 
Subject: that thing you do!

Country Paul said--

> YES - I think "That Thing You Do" is the only
> rock movie I've every seen that got everything right -
> the music, the feel of the time, the quality of the
> production. I can recommend it to anyone without
> apologies or explanations, as I always feel I need to do
> with any others, such as "American Hot Wax," a great
> story with superb moments in what is really a pretty bad
> movie. The "Thing" soundtrack CD is outstanding - I want
> a whole CD by the Wonders!

I agree 100% with Paul on this. The movie was great, and
out of 15 tracks on the CD, only a few duds, (in my
opinion).  That's exactly what we need -- more "new"
oldies.

Also, I have the Eddie Rambeau LP, and it's quite good -
soft pop/easy listening style. (excellent guitarist on
this LP, whoever he was, no musician credits to be found)?

It's quite coincidental that recent posts are regarding
Concrete and Clay, and Angel on my Shoulder. I had both
these melodies in my head for years, and never knew who
recorded them or the titles, (or any of the words for that
matter); (the local oldies station certainly never played
them, but don't get me started...arrggghhh!!).  About 5
years ago, went to my first record show, and trying to hum
these tunes to various dealers until I found one that
could make out and identify what I was humming.  (It took
a while longer to figure out 2 other tunes in my head --
Pata, pata and El watusi, --got a lot of strange looks as
I was trying to hum those two.  It's weird what gets stuck
in your head, even though you haven't heard them in about
30 years!)  (And what's even more weird, is when you
finally hear them again after all those years, you
suddenly remember everything about them).

Very enjoyable reading all the posts the last few months
since I joined Spectropop mailing list. (especially all
the insider stuff - cool)!

John

 (Final note- The dealer who correctly identified my
 humming's as "Concrete and Clay" didn't have the 45.  So
 I asked other dealers, and found one who said, "He
 must've meant "Tar and Cement" by Verdelle Smith" , which
 he had a 45 of.  Well what did I know?   I was a little
 disappointed when I got home and played it, because it
 wasn't what I was expecting. (Even though it was another
 good song I hadn't heard in about 30 years).

(Final, final note-To Billy G. Spradlin--Excellent power
pop, girls, and 60's stations, I tried to send you a note,
but the mail daemon keeps saying they're undeliverable for
some reason, I tried the hotmail and earthlink addresses. 
Keep up the good work).


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Message: 25
   Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:46:25 -0700
   From: "Sean Anglum" 
Subject: Re: Hari and TTYD

> Best of George Harrison Comments, Revisions, Critiques
> are welcome!

The list looks good, sounds good...but here are a few
additions to contemplate:

"Don't Bother Me"  (way underrated songwriting...great
"sod off" tune)

"It's All Too Much" (original Yellow Sub movie
version...acid-soaked!)

"Sour Milk Sea"  (Jackie Lomax Apple 45...believed by
many to be the end of Hari's "rockin" era)

"Old Brown Shoe" (overlooked bluesy rocker, great rhythm
section)

"Window, Window" (ATMP outtake...when will we ever get to
"officially" hear this gem?)

"When We Was Fab" (version w/ backward ending on 12" & 3"
singles...brilliant! He out-rutled the Rutles!!)

--And this doesn't even touch all the incredible leads
and guitar figures from Lennon/McCartney songs ( i.e.-And
Your Bird Can Sing, Paperback Writer, Let It Be 45
version w/ over-leslie'd lead break, and on and on and on)

I'm off to burn me a CD! Thanx for the inspiration!

Raised On Records, Sean Anglum


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