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  • Date: 05/14/98
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        Volume #0085                            May 15, 1998
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    Subject:     Re: Spanky...
    Sent:        05/14/98 2:47 am
    Received:    05/14/98 3:02 am
    From:        Paul MacArthur, RTF_XXX@XXXXXXDU
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    
    
    >But Spanky, Association, and Fifth are woefully neglected.  
    
    Gotta say, "Like To Get To Know You" is one of the coolest 
    songs. It's hip in ways most of the younger crowd doesn't 
    understand.
    
    As for the 5th... simply awesome (though I found their albums 
    usually had three or four stinkers on them, much like the 
    Manhataan Transfer's best stuff).
    
    - Paul
    
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    Album of the Week: Cannonball Adderly COUNTRY PREACHER
    Song of the Week: Bonnie Raitt "Fearless Love"
    Overrated: SOUTH PARK
    Underrated: SPACE GHOST
    RIP: Carl Dean Wilson (1946-1998)
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    Subject:     Diane Renay
    Sent:        05/14/98 3:00 am
    Received:    05/14/98 8:50 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Diane Renay last night. I 
    learned a lot. Here are a few tidbits.
    
    1. Diane Renay got into show business and recording totally by 
    accident and quite reluctantly.
    
    2. Her classic LP NAVY BLUE, a real gem, was recorded in less 
    than 24 hours. That includes composing and learning the songs!
    
    3. Diane contradicted Bob Crewe, saying that the Toys DID sing 
    backup for her!
    
    4. The Rag Dolls also backed her up.
    
    5. When the Rag Dolls were recording "Dusty," they could not 
    hit the high notes, so those parts were overdubbed by Diane!
    
    A great lady to interview.
    
    Up next -- Timi Yuro.
    
    Doc
    
    
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    Subject:     Reparata and the Delrons
    Sent:        05/14/98 3:00 am
    Received:    05/14/98 8:50 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    >From:        le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
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    >I was listening to a compilation tape tonight and heard "Who Do 
    >You Love" by Reparta and the Delrons. I believe this song is from a 
    >Gamble/Huff single if memory serves. Can't recall that artist name. 
    >Anyone know the record I am talking about?
    >
    >Regarding Reparta and the Delrons, I only learned of them through 
    >recent reissue. They seemed to have come out of nowhere, but 
    >apparently I just didn't ever hear of them. It seems they were 
    >doing the GG thing a bit too late in 66/67, or do I have my 
    >timeframe mixed up? Who are the arranger/producers? Reparta: She's 
    >still a mystery to me.
    >--
    >le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
    >RodeoDrive/5030
    >
    
    Mary, Nanette, Anne, and Regina formed in 1962.  "Delrons" was
    patterned after Del Vikings, and Reparata was Mary's 
    teacher-nun's name.
    
    They were usually a trio, but had a very high turnover, 
    including a new Reparata. But they always sounded GREAT!  
    
    19 45s on 5 labels, 02 LPs, and some solo singles. One of my 
    faves. When they remade an oldie as an LP cut, it often 
    actually turns as good as the original!  And that is RARE!
    
    Doc
    
    
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    Subject:     Re: Who Do You Love?
    Sent:        05/14/98 7:58 am
    Received:    05/14/98 8:49 am
    From:        Marc Wielage, XXX@XXXXXXrax.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    >I was listening to a compilation tape tonight and heard "Who Do
    >You Love" by Reparta and the Delrons. I believe this song is from a
    >Gamble/Huff single if memory serves. Can't recall that artist name.
    >Anyone know the record I am talking about?
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    Kenny Gamble wrote that song years earlier with Jerry Ross, but
    I think the first group to record it was The Sapphires (#25 from
    1964).
    
    This song has nothing to do with Bo Diddley's 1956 R&B classic.
    I don't know if Gamble & Huff produced the later Reparta version, 
    but it's definitely possible.
    
    --MFW
    
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    Subject:     #1 Radio-played song?
    Sent:        05/14/98 1:41 pm
    Received:    05/15/98 12:52 am
    From:        Richard Globman, rglobXXX@XXXXXXeocomm.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Marc SED:
    
    >Actually, according to BMI, they claim that The Righteous 
    >Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" -- appropriate for 
    >this group, being a Spector production -- is the #1 song of all
    >time for radio airplay, as of 1997.
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    That's interesting. A year or two ago I was in NY and was 
    listening to WCBS-FM (I think) and they played "In The Still Of
    The Night" and the deejay said that was the most played song...
    maybe he meant just for that station?
    
    DICKYG (I iz confoosled)
    
    
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    Subject:     Addrissi Bros.
    Sent:        05/14/98 2:34 pm
    Received:    05/15/98 12:52 am
    From:        Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    And how about their chart hit "We've Got To Get It On Again" 
    around '70 or "71? Great song - one of my faves.
    
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    Big L         
    
    
    
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    Subject:     Carolina beach music
    Sent:        05/14/98 2:26 pm
    Received:    05/15/98 12:52 am
    From:        Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Hey Dicky G - remember "Would You Believe" by the Tempests?
    
    
    ==
    Big L              
    
    
    
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    Subject:     Dream babes/Here Come Girls CDs
    Sent:        05/14/98 10:47 pm
    Received:    05/15/98 12:52 am
    From:        Kieron Tyler, kierXXX@XXXXXXorg.uk
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    
    Jack Madani was asking about RPM CD "Dream Babes Vol.1", its 
    all UK 60s stuff and includes some really great singles, e.g. '
    The Town I Live In' by Jackie Lee, 'Don't Come Any Closer' by 
    Samantha Jones, and is a strong consistent comp. with a lot of 
    uptempo tracks. I listen to it more than Here Come The Girls 
    Vol. 1 (so I think thats a recommendation).
    
    I bought Here Come The Girls 9 last Friday. I've listened to it
    twice so far, and its composed of Philadelphia stuff produced by
    Jerry Ross, it appears to be his complete girl group recordings.
    Sounds really strong, some good up tempo motowney tracks, plus 
    earlier more spectory tracks. Sounds more consistent than some 
    of the other US Here Come The Girls CDs. I'd recommend this one
    too.
    
    On slightly different subject - Lou Christie and the Millennium
    
    le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com wondered if there were more Lou 
    Christie tracks with Millennium connections. I haven't found any, 
    but the sleeve notes to The Sequel 'Glory River' CD say that 
    Lou recorded 48(!!) sides for Columbia in 1967, although only 3
    45s were released. I wonder what was amongst these songs, his 
    Columbia singles included some great songs (eg Back To the days
    of the Romans) so I bet theres some brilliant stuff in this 
    unreleased material...
    
    
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0083
    Sent:        05/14/98 11:39 am
    Received:    05/15/98 12:51 am
    From:        Billy G. Spradlin, bilXXX@XXXXXXe.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Doc Rock wrote:
    
    >Does anyone know if Peter and Gordon LPs have been reissued on CD?
    >
    
    I believe EMI-UK released thier first album on digipack CD last
    year. The best P&G CD I have seen is the Rhino "Best Of" 
    Collection which came out a few years ago, and it covers all 
    thier USA singles. There is a also a "10 Best" collection 
    lurking in the $5.99 budget bins but stay away from it. The 
    sound quality is murky compared to the Rhino CD and "Woman" is 
    in wonderful Duophonic! (Which is strange, was this record ever
    mixed in true stereo?).
    
    
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