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There are 14 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 371:

      1. New member
           From: "STE" 
      2. Re:Curt Boettcher/Millennium/Joey Stec/Usher/SonicPastMusic
           From: Joey Stec 
      3. Phil Spector Outakes
           From: Roland 
      4. Skippin' with Phil
           From: "Don Charles" 
      5. Grace of My Heart
           From: Marc Miller 
      6. that thang u do
           From: Alan Gordon 
      7. Mariah Carey Contract Buyout Stipulations
           From: Roland 
      8. Aki Aleong
           From: Marc Miller 
      9. Lesley Gore Box Set
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
     10. DINO!!!  Pass me the last slice of pizza and that Pomerol Lafleur '55
           From: Alan Gordon 
     11. Paul Revere & the Raiders... yes... live
           From: Alan Gordon 
     12. Raiders Live & CCR?
           From: Alan Gordon 
     13. Henrietta & The Hairdooz
           From: John Clemente 
     14. Blunstone and Argent
           From: Steve McClure 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:19:27 -0000
   From: "STE" 
Subject: New member

my name is STE, I'm from Italy.

I'm mainly a Beach Boys/Brian Wilson freak but I also
love 60's music and 60's producers as Shadow Morton and,
of course, Phil Spector.

How does this list work? Is just discussions or also
trading ?

Surf's Up


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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:21:42 EST
   From: Joey Stec 
Subject: Re:Curt Boettcher/Millennium/Joey Stec/Usher/SonicPastMusic

Hello it has been a while since I have written: every few
days I receive a mail from someone inquiring in one way
or another about Curt, Gary, Joey, Lee, Sandy, The
Millennium... I started SonicPastMusic about 3 years ago
with the legendary Joe Foster of POPTONES /Rev Ola .... I
just want to direct those who don't know to the Site..where information and products
are available on all the related and mentioned product...
for some reason people do not know about this .... So
once again FYI check
it out....


Joey Stec

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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 13:09:00 EST
   From: Roland 
Subject: Phil Spector Outakes

I have a couple of questions concerning the Phil Spector
Outtakes 5 CD set which was mentioned on the list some
time ago.

Is the set  on regular CDs or CD-Rs?  Is there any
packaging or liner notes with the set? I see it for sale
on eBay periodically & just wanted to know if this was a
copy of the actual set or the real thing. 


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Message: 4
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 17:17:21 +0000
   From: "Don Charles" 
Subject: Skippin' with Phil

I recently came by a Phil Spector WALL OF SOUND LP box
set (they were rare) at a very nice price.  Nice package,
too, without too much wear.  The only problem is, there
are several nasty skips in the vinyl.  Any advice on how
I might improve playback quality?

Don Charles

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Message: 5
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:37:35 -0500
   From: Marc Miller 
Subject: Grace of My Heart

Alan, re:

> I enjoyed the beginning of the movie in all it's
> 1960's New York splendor.  Great acting too.  But "not
> entirely historically accurate" is a bit of an
> understatement.  I assume the main characters are
> amalgams of the "real" Brille people... but when
> "Carol King" marries "Brian Wilson" and then "Brian"
> commits suicide by lumbering off into the blue pacific...
> well... i cried... but not for the right reasons.

I took this scene as a tribute to "A Star is Born" -
where Ray Milland (in the 50's version) does exactly the
same thing as the Brian character.


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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 13:08:59 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: that thang u do

"Robert Conway" 

> Another "recent vintage" flick that I find less
> superficial and equally entertaining as "Grace..." is
> Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do."  I love that state fair
> caravan of stars.  Also, the ST is excellent as a
> recreated time piece from about 1964.  The first track
> of the CD is dead-on Mitch Miller.

I personally think the pseudo-quasi-oldies on this
soundtrack are (spoken in a naturally stoned surf dude's
voice) completely AWESOME!  You can really crank this
album loud.  I even went so far as to sequence the tunes
in a somewhat chronological order for that timely
compilation experience.  The surf song by "The
Vicksburgs":  "Drive Faster" is smokin', "I said whoever
you are... come get in my car."  ouch.

The movie is also a lot more "fun," and for a Pop almost
Bubblegum experience, it's significantly less sugary
compared to Grace of My Heart.  I don't wanna sound too
nasty toward "Grace.." because I truly did enjoy it...
the acting is fabulous, especially Illeana Douglas, 
Bruce Davison, Eric Stoltz, Turturo and the gorgeous
Bridget Fonda and Patsy Kensit.

al babe

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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:41:42 EST
   From: Roland 
Subject: Mariah Carey Contract Buyout Stipulations

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Message: 8
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:41:26 -0500
   From: Marc Miller 
Subject: Aki Aleong

Does anyone know anything about Aki Aleong?  I know he's
responsible for one of the craziest Doo-wop records (and
one of my faves) ever - "Shombolar" by Sheriff & The
Revells, and he did a surf record for Warner Bros (I
think) in the early 60's, but did he do anything else?


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Message: 9
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 15:02:51 -0500
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: Lesley Gore Box Set

If anyone here on Spectropop needs a copy of the Lesley
Gore Box Set on Bear Family, please drop me a line, I may
be able to help you.

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Message: 10
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 13:42:01 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: DINO!!!  Pass me the last slice of pizza and that Pomerol Lafleur '55

Martin Roberts wrote:
> >
> > My wife is turning into Dean Martin's biggest
> > fan (scary!!)
> 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

man o man.  The two Bear family boxed sets of all of
Dinos material from '46 to '61 are fantastic... Two
Boxes, 16 disks (8 per box)... besides a couple of nice
Dino cowboy interpretations in the late 60's, what else
would anyone want?

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Message: 11
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:03:20 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: Paul Revere & the Raiders... yes... live

"Mike Arcidiacono" wrote:

> From: Alan Gordon
> >
> > > the "live" side of Paul
> > > Revere & The Raiders "Here They Come" LP!
> >
> > I believe this is actually live.
> No its NOT. It was all done in Columbia Records Studio in
> LA with "crowd" noise dubbed in later.

No offence, Mikey, but according to the booklets from
Paul Revere & the Raiders: Mojo Workout, The Legend of
Paul Revere (2 disk best-of from Columbia) and the
rockography Paul Revere & the Radiers: History Rebeats
Itself (by Claudia M. Doege), it's live with an audience
that was "..yanked in off the street."

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Message: 12
   Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 12:22:54 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: Raiders Live & CCR?

> No its NOT. It was all done in Columbia Records Studio in
> LA with "crowd" noise dubbed in later.

Just to clarify:  The texts I've read say the crowd
noises weren't dubbed in... that it was indeed a LIVE
audience in a studio situation, listening and watching a
group most of the audience had never heard of...  but
that was probably because the Raiders were from Oregon,
not LA.

> 80% of the "live" LPs from the '60s were faked. Recording
> in the field in those days wasnt considered even close to
> what could be achieved in the studio, hench, the "fakes".
> Your Friend,
> Mikey

Yours too,

al babe

PS:  One more thing.  I bought most of the Creedence
Clearwater 20 bit $20.00 releases that came out late 2000.
It took me 6 months or so to afford them... and now
they're released a box set with a disk totally devoted to
all the pre Creedence, Golliwog et al recordings.  If any
one has this disc, I'd sure love a cd copy.  (I have
stuff to trade.)  

I'm fairly annoyed by certain bands label practices of
releasing individual pieces in a catalogue and then
repackaging them with "bonus" material so, if you're a
fan, you have to purchase the whole blamed mess again. 
And I know for a fact that Fogerty wasn't involved in the
extra disks inclusion.

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Message: 13
   Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2002 00:33:09 -0500
   From: John Clemente 
Subject: Henrietta & The Hairdooz

Hello All,

Does anyone know if any CD exists with any cuts from
Henrietta & The Hairdooz on Liberty Records?  Any help is


John Clemente

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Message: 14
   Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2002 15:09:21 +0900
   From: Steve McClure 
Subject: Blunstone and Argent

Blunstone and Argent performed last Thursday at Star
Pines in Kichijoji. They were in fine form, and had a
very tight band backing them. In particular, Blunstone's
voice was in great shape, hitting most of the high notes
and still possessed of the warmth and expressiveness that
are his trademarks. Argent was a maniac on the keyboards,
playing dat old Hammond organ as if his life depended on
it. One of the highlights was the band's beautifully
arranged rendition of "Emily," from the "Odessey and
Oracle" album, in which they faithfully reproduced that
song's exquisite vocal harmonies. Lovely. And of course
smokin' versions of  "Time of the Season," "She's Not
There" and "Hold Your Head Up." Their new songs weren't
too bad either, blending well into the rest of the set.
Argent is very much from the old school of showbiz,
taking care to introduce each song before the band played
it and telling the audience how genuinely thrilled he was
to be playing in Tokyo -- I think it was the first time
he'd played in Japan.


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