======================================================= | ,---.,---.,---.,---.|--- ,---.,---.,---.,---.,---. `---.| ||---'| | | | || || || | `---'|---'`---'`---'`---'` `---'|---'`---'|---' | | | ======================================================= Volume #0087 May 19, 1998 ======================================================= You'll get all the Top Pops at Boots Record ShopsSubject: Paul Jones Sent: 05/18/98 9:02 am Received: 05/18/98 11:36 pm From: Michael Carpenter, StagefriXXX@XXXXXXmsn.com To: Spectropop, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I think Paul Jones just toured here (Australia_ with the Manfreds.. yep you guessed it... Manfred Mann without Manfred Mann. Apparently, the shows were excellent, and he was in fine voice. Catch A Wave Michael ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Paul Jones/Adam Faith/Dream Babes Sent: 05/18/98 8:20 pm Received: 05/18/98 11:36 pm From: Kieron Tyler, kierXXX@XXXXXXorg.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Marie-J. Leclerc, XXX@XXXXXXron.ca was asking about where Paul Jones is nowadays. Well he's not too reclusive as he presents a one hour blues programme every Thursday night on BBC Radio 2. Although not quite my cup of tea it must be popular as its been running for some time. Radio 2 is the 'older folks', easy listening - music of the past - type national radio station ( if you get my drift). Highlight of last week was Joe Brown's ( yes the late 50s early 60s UK pop guy) Rock 'n' Roll show which had an interview with Sam Phillips. I didn't hear it as I was out (at a Record Fair) but a Saturday morning show had Alan Clarke of the Hollies as a guest, and another show last week had an interview with Colin Blunstone. But back to Paul Jones, he's also in 'The Manfreds' - Manfred Mann without M. Mann himself. Bizarrely they also have Mike D'Abo in the line up. I didn't see them but they played in London last Autumn. Adam Faith is still around, and get this, he writes a financial investment advice column for a Sunday Newspaper, I think its the Sunday Express. I'm glad Jack Madani liked the Dream Babes CD, theres loads more of this UK 60s girl stuff which hasn't been compiled, and I'm still looking for 'undiscovered classics', and know of a few which really do need compiling, but probably won't be due to major labels being a bit sniffy about their back catalogues... All the best, Kieron. ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Re: Spectropop V#0085 Sent: 05/16/98 1:12 pm Received: 05/17/98 3:41 am From: CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, TPXXX@XXXXXXnet To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Back in 1964-65. record producer Jerry Fuller came out with a song, a ballady thing that still drives me crazy...He sang it. I can't remember the name of it. He was a great producer who did work for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap among scads of other top performers. If memory serves, he had a tune called " Arianne" on the Reprise label (Sinatra's old record company)... but that wasn't the tune I'm wondering about It was VERY mid 60s, lots of violins and extremely well produced, like the songs of the era were. I would put Fuller right up there with.. .Spector/George Martin /QuincyJones as a producer. That may be heavy company, but he produced many top acts back then. This particular record I am thinking of, he sang on it. Anyone know what it is? I think it was a tear jerker. I also think he may have produced for the big East Coast band, Buddy Randell and the Knickerbockers. Regards...Claudia ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Re: DC5/Paul Jones Sent: 05/16/98 7:58 am Received: 05/16/98 9:10 am From: Gil McLean, gillXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Doc Rock wrote: >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)? Last I heard about DC5 reissues was that Dave Clark has enough money already and doesn't feel the need to reissue until his price is met. Evidently the guy has the theory that the longer he holds back, the higher the worth of the catalog will grow. This is a few years old, I think I read it in GOLDMINE around the time the CD greatest hits was released. Maybe the Japanese have the stuff on CD. Marie J. LeClerc wrote: >Wondering what happened to... Paul Jones (Manfred >Mann). Didn't he get a sex change, rename himself Paula, and bring a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton? Just kidding of course... Gil ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: It's not marieeeeeeeeee Sent: 05/16/98 7:28 am Received: 05/17/98 3:41 am From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com >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 Alan Paul of the Manhattan Transfer used to introduce "Gloria" with much the same sort of description. As an undergraduate in an a cappella group, I got to sing lead on that number too. But the number that we used to hear the most at jamborees was possibly Blue Moon. And the Girl Groups could always be counted on to sing Mr. Sandman. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us "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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Jimmy Webb Songbook Sent: 05/17/98 4:13 am Received: 05/17/98 4:41 am From: le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Jack Madani said: >...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... I say: ...thanks to David Ponak for giving me the skinny on "The Jimmy Webb Songbook." Thus encouraged, I stopped off on my way home and bought it... I had seen it before, but it looked like such a hodgepodge of material that I passed. Should've known it would be worthwhile. David is right about the sound when saying: >...not bad, a little hissey, but very listenable... Rosecrans Boulevard is an absolute genius work. A great Los Angeles song. Reminds me of Freeway Close by Terry Melcher. L.A. is indeed a great big freeway. I think Jack and I need to join Records Anonymous. I'm already jonesing for that Dream Babes CD. LePageWeb ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: re: the fifth dimension Sent: 05/16/98 11:22 am Received: 05/17/98 3:41 am From: Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Does anyone know if "California My Way" was ever released as a single? I have definite vestigal memories of hearing it on the radio in early 68. I agree with everyone else here, but my faves are the lesser known ones, like "Paper Cup," "Carpet Man," "The Girl's Song, and "On The Beach." I think there was a tendency for blacks to view 5D as a white act, and for whites to view them as a dinner club act, both considered very uncool in those days. I am so happy that we have grown up enough to drop those old hangups, and enjoy music for what it is, not how cool or uncool the act is considered to be. == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: TIMI Sent: 05/16/98 12:58 pm Received: 05/17/98 3:41 am From: CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, TPXXX@XXXXXXnet To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com What ever happened to Timi Yuro? It's funny...I was just playing some old records of hers the other day and here she is on your site. I get goose flesh every time I hear "What's A Matter Baby?" and "Hurt". Her voice was really loud and big - like her hair...she was great. I can't believe her career stalled after tunes like that. Thanks. ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: George Harrison Sent: 05/17/98 2:33 pm Received: 05/17/98 8:50 pm From: Gil McLean, gillXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Hi all, I just got back from the IMAX film EVEREST showing at the Lincoln Square Sony Theatre in NYC. The instrumental soundtrack was composed by George Harrison. Very orchestral with sitars and George's distinctive slide leads, "Here Comes the Sun" was reworked (the vocal remake from LIVE IN JAPAN was featured at the end) as well as "Life Itself" from SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND and "This Is Love" from CLOUD NINE. There were other melodies I didn't recognize from my Harrison catalog. Does anyone know if this soundtrack is available for purchase? (Bootleg or otherwise.) Gil ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== END
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