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Spectropop V#0086

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 05/16/98
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          Volume #0086                             May 16, 1998      
                   ...beautifully there at the front
    Subject:     "Never my Love" etc
    Sent:        05/15/98 12:47 pm
    Received:    05/16/98 2:04 am
    From:        Marie-J. Leclerc,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi, Just found this on another list, I hope you will enjoy. Best, Marie
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire
    EMI Music Publishing, representing 15 of the 73 award songs, 
    enjoyed Publisher of the Year accolades. The award is given to 
    the publishing concern with the highest percentage of copyright
    ownership in award-winning songs.
    Other publishers taking home three or more Citations were 
    Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Music 
    Corporation of America, Inc., Songs of PolyGram International, 
    Inc., Zomba Songs, Inc., ECAF Music, Ensign Music Corporation/
    Bruin Music Company, Hitco Music, Old Crow Music, R. Kelly 
    Publishing, Inc., and Trottsky Music. The BMI College Song of 
    the Year trophy went to "Distance," written and published by 
    Greg Brown and recorded by CAKE, distinguishing this song as 
    having received the greatest number of American college radio 
    performances during the eligibility period.
    A special presentation was made to "Never My Love" on the 
    occasion of reaching 7 million broadcast performances; writer 
    Richard Addrisi (who co- wrote with his brother, the late 
    Donald Addrisi) and publishers Careers-BMG Music Publishing, 
    Inc., and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. accepted. "Never My
    Love" is only the second song in the BMI repertoire, following "
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," to have reached such a 
    "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," written by Barry Mann, 
    Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector, claimed a record-setting 12th 
    BMI Pop Award. Other notable numbers included the eighth award 
    for "Baby, I Need Your Loving" (Holland- Dozier-Holland) and 
    the seventh for "When A Man Loves A Woman" (Calvin Lewis and 
    Andrew J. Wright).
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    Subject:     CD Reissues
    Sent:        05/15/98 10:50 am
    Received:    05/16/98 2:04 am
    From:        David B Ponak,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I agree that the Association are sorely underrepresented on CD.
    The US CD of the "Greatest Hits" lp is unlistenable! I've heard 
    that Rhino may be putting out a US equivilent to the Japanese "
    From The Master Tapes" Comp. I'd kill for a copy of "Birthday" 
    from the masters.
    As for the Fifth Dimension, there's a Japanese CD called "The 
    Jimmy Webb Songbook" that has every track from "The Magic 
    Garden" except for "Ticket To Ride" and every Webb track from "
    Up Up And Away." I think it may be one of those grey area CD's 
    that came out before the Japanese sound recording copyrights 
    were expanded to 50 years. The sound's not bad, a little hissey, 
    but very listenable. I've heard some rumors of Sundazed reissuing 
    the first 2 albums, but I don't think it will be soon.
    As for other soft rock CD news, Warner Japan is finally 
    reissuing Paul Williams' classic "Someday Man" LP on May 25. I 
    have an advance copy, and it sounds great. It was remastered by
    Lee Herschberg, who was the original engineer on the sessions. 
    For those who don't know, this album was produced by Roger 
    Nichols and is entirely Williams/Nichols compositions. It's an 
    overlooked classic.
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    Subject:     the #1 position
    Sent:        05/15/98 5:59 am
    Received:    05/15/98 7:33 am
    From:        David Feldman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > >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.
    > ****************************************
    > 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)
    Every year, WCBS-FM does a Top 500 of All Time survey (based on
    audience votes). ITSOTN wins the #1 position every year (for 
    decades). I also wouldn't be surprised if it weren't the 
    most-played song in WCBS-FM history.
    ITSOTN could almost be called the official song of New York 
    City. It's almost a joke. When you go to a doowop concert, the 
    kind where one-hit wonders sing their hit and a few other songs
    , it's not unusual to hear at least 2/3 of the groups sing the 
    same two songs -- ITSOTN and "Gloria" (the Cadillacs' song, of 
    course, not Van Morrison's/Shadows of Knight).
    Dave Feldman
    RIP: Carl Wilson
    Song of the Week:  "Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac) from "The Dance"
    Movie of the Month:  Love & Death on Long Island
    Best Time Killer of the 90's:  Filling out the gender survey at
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    Subject:     Brooklyn Bridge
    Sent:        05/16/98 4:25 am
    Received:    05/16/98 2:04 am
    From:        Gil McLean, gillXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I saw the recent posting saying that Spanky, the Assosiation 
    and the Fifth Dimension are woefully overlooked.
    I agree and one other that is amazing still to this day is 
    Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge.
    I saw them last fall and not oly was Johnny M's voice BETTER 
    than the recordings, the bad were lively including the three 
    other originals from the BB. The vocal harmonies were on par 
    with the Beach Boys on a good night! "Welcome Me Love" was 
    Just thought I'd share.
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    Subject:     DC5
    Sent:        05/15/98 6:26 am
    Received:    05/15/98 7:33 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Thanks everyone for the Peter and Gordon info. Now, does anyone
    know if the Dave Clark Five LPs have been reissued on CD (not 
    greatest hits compilations)?
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    Subject:     peter & gordon on rhino
    Sent:        05/15/98 3:55 am
    Received:    05/15/98 3:58 am
    From:        KingoGrief, KingoGrXXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In Spectropop V#0085, billy spradlin writes:
    << 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.  >>
    ...not to mention the u.k.-only single "i feel like going out",
    which i personally rank higher than most of their american hits.
    ..tres, tres groovy!!!! all in all, an excellent overview, with
    an interview with peter in the liners to boot...bra-vo...
    p.s. can anyone review the *and gordon* album for us? 
    (brilliant title...)
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    Subject:     pun intended?
    Sent:        05/15/98 9:31 am
    Received:    05/16/98 2:04 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Spectropop List,,Internet writes:
    >Up next -- Timi Yuro.
    Say Doc, after reading that I wonder if you've been to RPM's 
    web site to check out their sixties girlgroup pages. There's a 
    photo advert of Timi there that gives, er, a new meaning to 
    your turn of phrase. <>
    Also, a very big thanks to Kieron Tyler for giving me the 
    skinny on "Dream Babes Vol.1."  Thus encouraged, I stopped off 
    on my way home and bought it, and now that I'm listening to it 
    I can't imagine why I hesitated. Its booklet also is loaded 
    with totally groovy pix of the talent, emphasis on the eye 
    liner and bouffants. Gad, how I love that look.
    One of the conversations that Jamie and I had had, which 
    eventually led to the birth of this list, had to do with trying
    to come up with some sort of reasonably thorough list of "faux" 
    Wall of Sound recordings that were in fact not from Spector. I 
    now see that this is impossible; every compilation I come 
    across has at least a couple sounds-like-Gold-Star tracks on it. 
    Oh well, I certainly won't complain!
    jack "new go-gay gives your hair both shine AND hold" madani
    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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    Subject:     Re: the fifth dimension
    Sent:        05/15/98 2:19 am
    Received:    05/15/98 3:42 am
    From:        KingoGrief, KingoGrXXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    i'd like to echo the sentiments of all the 5d fans on board...
    one of last year's most important "archival" releases for me 
    was arista's *up, up and away*...something i thought i'd 
    eventually see from rhino (very few differences in *uu&a* and 
    rhino's lp/cass-only *anthology*)...i can breathe easier 
    knowing "if i could reach you" and "the girls' song" are 
    readily available on disc...i confess to not being familiar 
    with their original albums (at least as far as hearing goes), 
    but i figure since there's hardly anything i dislike on *uu&a*,
    what the heck? add my name to the list...let's see a full 
    catalog overhaul...and throw in the abc album (*earthbound*, i 
    think?) for good measure...
    p.s. i had the association's *greatest hits* on vinyl in high 
    school and wore the grooves out...still haven't gotten around 
    to getting the cd...shame on me. i know...
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    Subject:     Where are they now?
    Sent:        05/15/98 4:18 am
    Received:    05/15/98 7:33 am
    From:        Marie-J. Leclerc,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Wondering what happened to Adam Faith and Paul Jones (Manfred 
    Mann). Last time I saw Faith was in the movie "Foxes" , as for 
    Jones, I am really curious. I have read an article describing 
    him as some recluse a la Syd Barrett. Any infos? Thanks, Marie
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    Subject:     Sinatra
    Sent:        05/15/98 10:04 pm
    Received:    05/16/98 2:04 am
    From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Does anyone know if the Blossoms ever sang on a Sinatra record?
    "That's Life," maybe?
    Frank was my Dad's favorite. I heard Sinatra EVERY day growing 
    up. My Dad saw him live many times, and took me to a concert 
    once. Completed my Big Three concerts -- Elvis, Beatles, and 
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