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Spectropop V#0087

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 05/18/98
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         Volume #0087                           May 19, 1998
          You'll get all the Top Pops at Boots Record Shops
    Subject:     Paul Jones
    Sent:        05/18/98 9:02 am
    Received:    05/18/98 11:36 pm
    From:        Michael Carpenter,
    To:          Spectropop,
    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 
    Catch A Wave
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    Subject:     Paul Jones/Adam Faith/Dream Babes
    Sent:        05/18/98 8:20 pm
    Received:    05/18/98 11:36 pm
    From:        Kieron Tyler,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Marie-J. Leclerc, 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.
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    Subject:     Re: Spectropop V#0085
    Sent:        05/16/98 1:12 pm
    Received:    05/17/98 3:41 am
    To:          Spectropop List,
    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
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    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,
    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
    Didn't he get a sex change, rename himself Paula, and bring a 
    sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton?
    Just kidding of course...
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    Subject:     It's not marieeeeeeeeee
    Sent:        05/16/98 7:28 am
    Received:    05/17/98 3:41 am
    From:        Jack Madani,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    >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
    "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:     Jimmy Webb Songbook
    Sent:        05/17/98 4:13 am
    Received:    05/17/98 4:41 am
    To:          Spectropop List,
    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.
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    Subject:     re: the fifth dimension
    Sent:        05/16/98 11:22 am
    Received:    05/17/98 3:41 am
    From:        Big L,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    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 
    Big L                   Check out my Radio Legends pages at:
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    Subject:     TIMI
    Sent:        05/16/98 12:58 pm
    Received:    05/17/98 3:41 am
    To:          Spectropop List,
    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.
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    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,
    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.)
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