================================================================== ___ ___ ___ ___ _____ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ / __| | _ \ | __| / __| |_ _| | _ \ / _ \ | _ \ / _ \ | _ \ \__ \ | _/ | _| | (__ | | | / | (_) | | _/ | (_) | | _/ |___/ |_| |___| \___| |_| |_|_\ \___/ |_| \___/ |_| ================================================================== Volume #0088 May 20, 1998 ================================================================== Extra Loud-Highspeed - Columbia Phonograph Records Gen'l.Subject: 5th D Sent: 05/19/98 4:05 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com >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. ======= When I interviewed Bones Howe for Liberty Records, the book, he explained that the whole concept of the 5th D was to create a black Mamas and Papas. Even down to doing a M&P song for their first record. Doc ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Manhattan Transfer/Alan Paul Sent: 05/19/98 6:53 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: Richard Globman, rglobXXX@XXXXXXeocomm.net To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Jack "Acapella-Mon" Madani SED: >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. *************************** ...and speaking of Alan Paul (the MT is absolutely one of my favorite groups)...a little trivia. Alan got his first big break when he was in the original cast of "Grease" (1972). He had two parts...and sung two songs. Johnny Casino ("Born To Hand Jive") and Teen Angel ("Beauty School Dropout"). By a strange...and extremely lucky...coincidence, I was living in NY at the time and one of my room-mates was Kenny Waissman, who produced the show. Since Kenny was a complete unknown and had no financial contacts, almost all the financial backing for "Grease" was raised by his buddies. My friends and I...forming a limited partnership called "Frick and Frack Associates", bought 30% of the show...and the rest, as they say, is history. After Alan went on to the MT, I had the opportunity to meet him some years later at a party...he is not only a gifted singer with a gifted group, he is one helluva nice guy. DICKY "missed his mid-terms and flunked shampoo" G ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: New Red Bird Reissue Sent: 05/19/98 4:07 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: Jeff Glenn, Jeff_GlXXX@XXXXXX.nba.TRW.COM To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com I haven't seen anyone post about this yet, so... Any of you interested in Red Bird/Blue Cat Records needs to pick up Taragon's new THE VERY BEST OF RED BIRD/BLUE CAT RECORDS CD (TARCD-1029). The track listing contains most of the usual suspects: 1. Chapel of Love (The Dixie Cups) 2. I Wanna Love Him So Bad (The Jelly Beans) 3. People Say (The Dixie Cups) 4. Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) (The Shangri-Las) 5. Good Night Baby (The Butterflys) 6. Baby Be Mine (The Jelly Beans) 7. Leader of the Pack (The Shangri-Las) 8. You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked At Me (The Dixie Cups) 9. Give Him a Great Big Kiss (The Shangri-Las) 10. The Boy From New York City (The Ad Libs) 11. Little Bell (The Dixie Cups) 12. New York's a Lonely Town (The Tradewinds) 13. Iko Iko (The Dixie Cups) 14. He Ain't No Angel (The Ad Libs) 15. I Can Never Go Home Anymore (The Shangri-Las) The difference here though is that every song (except The Tradewinds track) is remixed into true stereo from recently located 4-track session masters, and the sound is fantastic (the Dixie Cups stuff sounds especially nice - particularly " Chapel of Love" and "Little Bell"). And "Leader of the Pack" is complete - no edit in the last verse (thereby shooting down the theory that the session master was damaged before a stereo mix could be made; maybe the stereo mixdown was damaged and rather than redo the mix they just decided to edit it - who knows?). "New York's a Lonely Town" is take from the mono mixdown master and sounds no better than it does on other issues of the song. The only drawback is that they limited it to only 15 songs - a common practice with Taragon (especially considering this is a full-price CD). But it's virtues still make it more than essential for anyone into 60's girl groups. Jeff ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: Re: California My Way Sent: 05/19/98 5:03 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com << From: Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.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. >> Hi Big L, I'm not sure, but I do know that a couple of other versions of the songs were released as singles: 1. By a group named The Committee, on White Whale. I believe that version "bubbled under" Billboard's Hot 100, but I don't have the book in front of me. 2. By an Australian band named "Iguana". I don't have the single, but I do have the song on an Australian comp called "So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star, Volume 2" on Festival Records. I actually like the Iguana version the best, but they're all great! -- Spectropop Rules!!!!! Take Care, David ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]================= Subject: Rosecrans Boulevard Sent: 05/19/98 3:48 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: David Feldman, feldXXX@XXXXXXerables.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com > 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. Glad there's another "Rosecrans Blvd." fanatic on the list. Jimmy Webb did a Prodigy Chat not too long ago and when I had a chance to ask him a question, it was about the inspiration of that song. One surprise was Webb's great sense of humor. I had heard from two people who worked with Webb in the distant past about how difficult/crazy he was, and I think his career is a walking anti-drug commercial. When he wasn't flaking out, he was a great talent. Webb said that Rosecrans Blvd. was inspired by a flight attendant who, from what he implied, was his first lover. The reference in the song is to the Rosecrans Blvd. exit on the 405 (San Diego Freeway), which isn't too far from LAX. But he didn't seem to take the lyrics very seriously -- as a sort of goof. At least that's his take on it now. Dave Feldman RIP: Carl Wilson Word of the Week: Raffish Movie of the Month: Love & Death on Long Island Best Time Killer of the 90's: Filling out the gender survey at "http://www.imponderables.com" ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: timi Sent: 05/19/98 4:05 am Received: 05/19/98 7:22 am From: Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM wrote: >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. ====== My interview has been delayed at the other end. Timi had serious throat cancer, and now speaks with one of those devices one holds against the throat (the name escapes me). BTW, she was her own (uncredited) producer. Doc ====================[ archived by Spectropop ]==================== Subject: My Three X-Files Sent: 05/19/98 9:23 am Received: 05/20/98 12:52 am From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com Yo, dig this: there's Don Grady in The Yellow Balloon. there's Tina King in The Four King Cousins. Weren't they married to each other on My Three Sons? cue Robert Klein theremin music: ooooEEEEEEEoooooo..... jack "that could be Fred MacMurray playing sax on Shut Down" madani ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 ]==================== End
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