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There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 424:


     1. H. Nilsson - Tillotson - Rydell
           From: Michael Sinclair 
     2. Re: Let's Dance!
           From: "John Solocinski" 
     3. RE: Let's Dance!
           From: Simon White 
     4. Hedy, Freddie, Billy, Mike and Mee Too
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     5. Re: Too alive Crewe
           From: Michael Rashkow 
     6. Re: Let's Dance!
           From: "Ken Levine" 
     7. Re: You're No Good
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     8. Re: Let's Dance!
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     9. The Liquid Room-3/17/2002 & 3/24/2002
           From: "David Ponak" 


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Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 03:35:07 -0000
   From: Michael Sinclair 
Subject: H. Nilsson - Tillotson - Rydell

Re Harry Nilsson, I think it would be appropriate for all
of us classic Pop-Rock "curators" to put him on the
pedestal he deserves, as otherwise his significant 
"faceless" ("no face, no show" my quote) contribution to
popular music will be forgotten. I personally believe that
it was Harry who "originated" the "four beats to the bar
piano clank" ("My old desk") that ultimately not only
became a McCartney/Beatles trademark, but set a piano
"riff" trend that, to this day, is a staple of pop
recordings. Moreover, he, to my mind, kicked off the
"biographical" type of lyric (as the trinity of comedy,
Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin historically
did in comedy). It is a matter of record and McCartney's
self-profession that Harry influenced him profoundly. It
is strangely ironic that Harry and Paul ultimately
alienated one another musically as well as personally, and
Harry fell in with John Lennon, with whom he went on booze
and drug binges (during John and Yoko's separation) that
would have killed an ox. Yet, they survived them well
enough and proceeded to work together in the studio
("Pussycats"), some of those sessions during which Harry
was actually coughing blood to sustain his vocal
performances. Tragically, both Harry and John are no
longer with us. But while John has his place in history,
Harry is being ignored as a  random peripheral pop vagrant.
Harry, before he died during rehearsals for the stage
presentation of his "The Point" musical, had a few years
of earthly bliss -- a wife he loved, children he adored
and to whom he was a good father, and the proverbial house
with the yard and the picket fence. For a moment in time,
he not only dreamed, but lived the American Dream. Let's
remember Harry, because, more than any other pop purveyor,
he gave us the most magical musical smiles and charm. 

Now, guys, since Rick(y) Nelson and Gene Pitney are
secured as pop icons, let's go all the way and also
remember two ignored pop knights that made an impression
that mattered: Johnny Tillotson (I toured the Saudi Arabia
ARAMCO oil bases with him as a band leader, would you
believe?) and Bobby Rydell. 


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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 20:19:57 -0500
   From: "John Solocinski" 
Subject: Re: Let's Dance!

> Karen and I are getting married on June 8th, and we're
> having a party. I don't trust the music to any DJ so I am
> making a tape. I'm looking for really good, tried and
> tested, get 'em up on the floor dancers. 

I played in a "wedding band" for over 20 years, and these
60's tunes never failed to get the crowd going.
(especially when they got a little 'buzz' on).

Twist & Shout-The Beatles
Saw her standing there-The Beatles
I feel good-James Brown
Good Lovin'-Rascals
I get around-Beach Boys
Shout-Isley Brothers / Blues Brothers
Dance to the music-Sly & the family stone
Get ready-Temptations
Gimme some lovin'-Spencer Davis group
Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison
Any Chuck Berry or Little Richard tune...
(they were easy for us to ad-lib, as long as someone
knew the words, and the crowd loved 'em all).

I agree with David Feldman about sticking with songs
that are very familiar & popular, as much as we tried
to play "different" material, it was never greeted very
well, and after a while we just resigned ourselves to
playing the crowd-pleasers.

(just a small aside--we always liked to play a polka
later in the evening--hardly anyone knew how to
polka the 'right' way, (yeah, there's a right way),
but that wouldn't stop everyone from getting out
there and trying. It was a hoot watching them,
we boys in the band were easily amused. :)


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 22:52:21 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: RE: Let's Dance!

Phil Chapman wrote on 26/3/02 5:27 pm:

> Peter:
>> Karen has one stipulation too - nothing by Abba -
>> but I'm sure Spectropoppers wouldn't have
>> taken me there anyway!
> 
> Think again! In my experience, the one record that's
> guaranteed to fill the floor with all ages is "Dancing
> Queen".

If  this list list is going to embrace A**A then I am
going to embrace the delete button ! Sorry Phil, but 'Dancing
Queen' is the one record GUARANTEED to make me
leave any room!

Up until two years ago I used to dj at parties weddings
etc. Two days ago I took all the records out of the boxes
I used and put them back into their proper places. From
memory these were the ones that stayed in there for years.
Just great party records ! There's a bit [ ! ] of a soul
bias here but I'm sure other members can come up with
those horrible bland pop records....tee hee !

PLEASE MR POSTMAN - THE MARVELETTES
HE WAS REALLY SAYIN SOMETHING - THE VELVELETTS
HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU -THE ELGINS
GRAVY -DEE DEE SHARP
MASHED POTATOS - DEE DEE SHARP
BABY LOVE -THE SUPREMES
WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO - THE SUPREMES
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE - THE SUPREMES
NOWHERE TO RUN - MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS
DANCING IN THE STREET - MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
JIMMY MACK - MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS
REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS
I CANT HELP MYSELF -THE FOUR TOPS
THE SAME OLD SONG- THE FOUR TOPS
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE - THE FOUR TOPS
SHOTGUN - JNR WALKER
ROAD RUNNER -JNR WALKER
UPTIGHT -STEVIE WONDER
SUPERSTITION -  STEVIE WONDER
I WANT YOU BACK -THE JACKSON FIVE
ABC - THE JACKSON FIVE
AINT TO PROUD TO BEG - THE TEMPTATIONS
SINCE I LOST MY BABY - THE TEMPTATIONS
MY GIRL - THE TEMPTATIONS
THIS OLD HEART OF MINE -THE ISLEY BROS
SHOUT - THE ISLEY BROS [ NOT THAT SCOTTISH WOMAN ! ]
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - MARVIN GAYE
MY GUY -MARY WELLS
BAND OF GOLD -FREDA PAYNE
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - WILSON PICKETT
6345789 - WILSON PICKETT
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - ARETHA FRANKLIN
RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
KNOCK ON WOOD - EDDIE FLOYD
SOUL FINGER - THE BAR KAYS
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - THE DRIFTERS
UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE DRIFTERS
STAND BY ME - BEN  E. KING
BAREFOOTIN' - ROBERT PARKER
THE NANE GAME - SHIRLEY ELLIS
THE CLAPPING SONG -SHIRLEY ELLIS
DO WAH DIDDY -THE EXCITERS
I WILL FOLLOW HIM - LITTLE PEGGY MARCH
THE LOCOMOTION - LITTLE EVA
MY BOY LOLLIPOP - MILLIE
WOOLY BULLY - SAM THE SHAM
LA BAMBA -RICHIE VALENS
THE TWIST/ LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER
TWISTIN THE NIGHT AWAY - SAM COOKE
WONDERFUL WORLD - SAM COOKE
CHAIN GANG - SAM COOKE
RESCUE ME - FONTELLA BASS
I GAT THE SWEETEST FEELING - JACKIE WILSON
THE IN CROWD - DOBIE GRAY
WADE IN THE WATER - RAMSEY LEWIS
ITS IN HIS KISS - BETTY EVERETTE
PAPAS GOT A BRAND NEW BAG -JAMES BROWN
OUT OF SIGHT - JAMES BROWN
NEW ORLEANS -GARY U.S. BONDS
QUARTER TO THREE -GARY U.S. BONDS
HARLEM SHUFFLE -BOB AND EARL
MONSTER MASH - BOBBY BORIS PICKETT
GREEN ONIONS - BOOKER T AND THE M.G.S
HI HEEL SNEAKERS -TOMMY TUCKER
THE WALK - JIMMY McCRACKLIN
SHAME SHAME SHAME - JIMMY REED
GOOD ROCKIN DADDY - ETTA JAMES
ROCKIN ROBIN - BOBBY DAY
OVER AND OVER - BOBBY DAY
[one of my best memories is of a group of  'mature' West
Indian women going NUTS when I played this ! ]
WHY DO FOLLS FALL IN LOVE - FRANKIE LYMON AND THE TEENAGERS
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - SHIRLEY AND LEE
LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE - THURSTON HARRIS
BABY FACE -LITTLE RICHARD
LUCILLE - LITTLE RICHARD
POISON IVY - THE COASTERS
CHOO CHOO CH' BOOGIE - LOUIS JORDON
LETS WORK TOGETHER - CANNED HEAT
I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND -THE BEATLES
SUGAR SUGAR - THE ARCHIES
MR BIG STUFF - JEAN KNIGHT


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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 21:41:37 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Hedy, Freddie, Billy, Mike and Mee Too

Billy G. Spradlin wrote:

> BTW someone posted Hedy Sontag's - "He Never Came Back",
> another great stomping production by Bob Crewe. Does
> anyone have any artist/label info on her and a couple
> other Crewe productions - The Candy Girls "Run" (is
> this the Rag Dolls in disguise?) and Susan Lynne's -
> "Don't Drag No More"

I'm not sure this is a full Hedy Sontag discography but
the three I have are:-

Hedy, Freddie and Mee Too "Spinaround" (wr.
Crewe)/"Playing Hard To Get" (wr Sontag-Espy) Popside 1 (A
Bob Crewe Production). 'A' is an early nod of the head in
feel to "Sally Go Round The Roses". 'B' pleasant (what a
nasty word!) doo wop type.

Hedy Sontag "Hello Heartaches"/"Anymore" (both wr.
Crewe-Bass) Vee Jay 540 A Bob Crewe Prod, Arr & Cond Sid
Bass. 'A' Bob is getting into his clip clop phase with
this sweet ballad, a goodie. 'B' Country melancholy, nice
spoken passage spoilt by intrusive piano.

Hedy Sontag "He Never Came Back" (wr.
Crewe-Rambeau-Rehak)/"Bad Girl" (wr. Crewe-Calello-Sontag)
Philips 40170 A Bob Crewe Production, arr.Calello. 'A' go
listen, playing on musica NOW, courtesy of Mike Edwards.
Maybe her best. 'B' comes very close though.

Fairly sure Hedy has writing credits on other Bob Crewe
Productions.

Susan Lynne "Don't Drag No More"/"In His Car" Capitol 5201
Both wr. & prod Artie Kornfield (doesn't credit or sound
like "500,000 pound a picture" Bob Crewe. Not in the same
class but worth looking out for Susan's Duel 506 45, early
Koppelman-Rubin songs and production.)

Candy Girls "Tomorrow My Love"/"Run" Rotate 5001 Tempi
Lorin/Candy Girls "Runaround" "Runaround (Baby-Baby)"/
"Run" Rotate 5005. Only have the above two on tape (LOSER!!)
all three are great but I am not aware of any Bob Crewe
involvement.

There you go, short question. Loooong answer!!

Martin


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Message: 5
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:57:10 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Too alive Crewe

In a message dated 3/24/2002, jim cassidy writes:

> 

Annapolis Grad I was told.


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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:27:53 -0800
   From: "Ken Levine" 
Subject: Re: Let's Dance!

>From my days as a DJ, appearing at high school hops. 
GUARANTEED to get everyone on the dance floor and movin':

Love Train by the O'Jays.

Don't know why.  Just know it works.

Ken


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Message: 7
   Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 22:18:29 +0000
   From: Richard Hattersley 
Subject: Re: You're No Good

Mike Demers wrote:
>
>How about including some music recently written, but
>definitely in the 60s vein - one such suggestion (and I
>have no affiliation with this band) is a band from North
>Vancouver in Canada - the song I would suggest is called
>Motorcycle - find the song at
>http://www.mp3.com/Starcollector

Mike is right. How about (and im afraid I DO have an
affiliation cos its me!):

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/380/richard_snow.html


You'll find the music to be phil spector/beach boys/byrds
influenced. check it out people and give me an opinion
>from people whose opinion I respect! Its free by the way.


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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:18:20 +0000
   From: Richard Hattersley 
Subject: Re: Let's Dance!

> > Karen and I are getting married on June 8th, and we're
> > having a party. I don't trust the music to any DJ so I am
> > making a tape. I'm looking for really good, tried and
> > tested, get 'em up on the floor dancers.

How about some Four Seasons tracks - they really groove.
e.g., Lets Hang On, opus 17

Richard Hattersley


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Message: 9
   Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:33:24 -0800
   From: "David Ponak" 
Subject: The Liquid Room-3/17/2002 & 3/24/2002


The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me),
airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on
90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at
http://kpfk.org. 

Thanks to the fantabulous Tony Tucci for filling in for me
on 3/17 & 3/24 while I was off pursuing my decadent and
shallow callings. I'll be back in action this weekend, so
be sure to tune in!

3/17/02 Tony Tucci: guest host in The Liquid Room 
	
1. The Association/Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2. Maxwell Implosion/Treat Her Groovy
Small Circle Of Friends (Emperor Norton)

3. Novi Singers/Rien Ne Va Plus
Rare Jazz Fusion Gems From Poland (Cosmic Sounds-UK)

4. Wilson Simonal/Nao Vem Que Nao Tem
Samba Soul 70 (Six Degrees)

5. Ominostanco/Five Seconds
Ominostanco (Virgin-Italy)

6. Man Chau Po Orch./For A Few Dollars More
Teen Dance Music From China & Malaysia (Thrift Score)

7. Mickey 3-D/2-3 Jours A Paris
La Treve (Virgin-France)

8. The Cyrkle/Baby You're Free
Red Rubber Ball (Sundazed)

9. Lambchop/Up With People (Zero 7 Mix)
Solar Spectrums 2 (Obsessive-UK)

10. Gilberto Puente/Guantanamera
El Mejor Guitarrista De Mexico (BMG Latin)

11. Andre Popp + Claudine Longet/Love Is Blue
Popp Musique (Tricatel-France)

12. Comoesta Yaegashi/Love Is Blue
Love Is Blue (Teichiku-Japan)

13. Open Transport/Air Bubbles
Psychedelic Walk (Temposphere-Italy)

14. Tweaker + David Sylvian/Linolium (Wamdue 2-Step)
Recline (Six Degrees)

15. Jackson 5 + Shinichi Osawa/Never Can Say Goodbye
Soul Source/Jackson 5 Remixes (Polydor KK-Japan)

16. Gak Sato/Green City
Tangram (Temposphere-Italy)

17. Smokey + Miho/Blue Glasses
Smokey + Miho EP(Afro Sambas)

18. Benjamin Biolay/Les Cerfs Volants
Rose Kennedy (Virgin-France)

19. Isolee/Brazil.com
Trip Do Brasil 2 (Sony-France)

20. Buffalo Daughter/Discotheque Du Paradis
I (Emperor Norton)

21. Bertrand Bergalat + AS Dragon/Tornado
Automne 2001 (Tricatel-France)

22. Chemical Brothers/Pioneer Skies
Come With Us (Astralwerks)

23. Etienne Charry/Aube Radieuse
Aube Radieuse Serpents En Flammes (Tricatel-France)

24. Ravi Shankar, Family + Friends/Dispute And Violence
Bombay Jazz Palace (Outcaste-UK)

25. Bruno Nicolai/Allora Il Treno
Easy Tempo Vol.10 (Right Tempo-Italy)

26. Marcos Valle/Escape
Escape (Far Out-UK)

27. Cornelius/Brazil
Point (Matador)

28. Ana D/Carnival
Satelite 99 (Elefant-Spain)

29. Jon Kennedy/Smith Vs.Smith
Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol.8 (Compost-Germany)

30. Martin Denny/Tsetse Fly
Afro-Desia (Scamp)

31. Smoke City/Underwater Love
Underwater Love Single (Jive-UK)

32. Boards Of Canada/Dawn Chorus
Geogaddi (Warp)

33. The Dining Rooms/Cosi Ti Amo
Numero Deux (Guidance)

34. The Pancakes/Nonsense Poetry
Flying In The Blue Sky... (Elefant-Spain)

35. Dee Felice Trio/Crickets Sing For Anamaria
In Heat (Bethlehem Jazz)

36. Electrocugat/Promenade
Visconti Con Hielo (Plastic-Japan)

37. Isabelle Aubre/La Ville Est la
Brazilissimo (L'Arome-France)

38. Super Furry Animals/Juxtaposed
Rings Around The World (XL Recordings)

39. Black Panthers/Day Tripper
Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)

40. Black Mighty Orch.+ Mancini??/Ocean Beach
Irma On Canvas Exhibition #1 (Irma-Italy)

41. Andre Popp/Los Tiempos De Mi Papa
Popp Musique (Tricatel-France)

42. Bertrand Bergalat + AS Dragon/Tears Of A Clown
Bertrand Bergalat + AS Dragon (Tricatel-France)

43. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On
Someday Man (Reprise)

3/24/02 

1. The Association/Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2. Elektrostar/T.F.W.Y.
Ro 3003 (Bungalow-Germany)

3. Yoshie/Telefone
Jazz Jersy (Trattoria-Japan)

4. Kid Koala + Dynomite D/Third World Lover
Bombay 2: Electric Vindaloo (Motel)

5. La Yellow 357/Quelle Sensation Bizarre
La Yellow 357 (yellow-France)

6. Herbie Hancock/Bring Down The Birds
Blow-Up OST (Rhino)

7. Trio Mocoto/Mocoto Beat
Samba Rock (Six Degrees)

8. Los Super Seven + Caetano Veloso/Baby
Canto (Columbia)

9. Francoise Hardy/If You Listen
If You Listen (Virgin-France)

10. Smoke City/They Can't Take That Away From Me
Heroes Of Nature (Jive-UK)

11. Jon Kennedy/Am I Groovin' You?
We're Just Waiting For You Now (Tru Thoughts-UK)

12. Gael Robin/Megapole
Au Coer De Tricatel (Tricatel-France)

13. Pierre + Dominique Barouh/La Nuit De Masque
Brazilissimo (L'Arome-France)

14. Steve + Eydie + Bonfa + Brazil/Rio De Janeiro
Jazz Juice 4 (Street Sounds)

15. Super Furry Animals/Juxtaposed With U
Rings Around The World (XL Recordings)

16. Lambchop/Up With People (Zero 7 Mix)
Solar Spectrums 2 (Obsessive-UK)

17. Millie Jackson/Hurts So Good
Between The Sheets(7N)

18. Electro Brother/Tristete
Sampler 01/2002 (Ya Basta-France)

19. Serge Gainsbourg/Requiem Por Un Con (Remix 91)
Gainsbourg En Gainsbourg (Philips-France)

20. Brigitte Fontaine/God's Nightmare
Kekeland (Virgin-France)

21. Fila Brazillia/Bumblehaun
Jump Leads (Twenty Three-UK)

22. Anthony King/Maladjusted Moogie
Barry 7's Connectors (Lo-UK)

23. Marcos Valle/Escape
Escape (Far Out-UK)

24. Electrocugat/Promenade
Visconti Con Hielo (Plastic-Japan)

25. Mary Roos/Morgan Um Funf
Get Easy V.4 (Motor-Germany)

26. Cerrone By Bob Sinclar/Super Nature
Cerrone By Bob Sinclar (Barclay-France)

27. Buffalo Daughter/Discotheque Du Paris
I (Emperor Norton)

28. Bertrand Bergalat + AS Dragon/Tornado
Automne 2001 (Tricatel-France)

29. Georgie Fame/Hot Stuff
Mojo Club V.10 (Mojo-Germany)

30. Koop/Baby
Waltz For Koop (JCR-Germany)

31. Ana D/Mas
Satelite '99 (Elefant-Spain)

32. Simian/The Wisp
Chemistry Is What We Are (Astralwerks)

33. Boards Of Canada/Dawn Chorus
Geogaddi (Warp)

34. Shocking Blue/Acka Raga
Bombay Jazz Palace (Outcaste-UK)

35. Open Transport/Air Bubbles
Psychedelic Walk (Temposphere-Italy)

36. Ominostanco/Moonlight In Vermont
Ominostanco (Virgin-Italy)

37. Yush 2K/Buddha Nature
Tales From The Greenyard (Yush-UK)

38. Cornelius/Brazil
Point (Matador)

39. Bertrand Bergalat/Vision Of Love
Richer EP (Tricatel)

40. Francoise Hardy/I Thinks It's Gonna Rain Today
If You Listen (Virgin-France)

41. Pancakes/Nonsense Poetry
Flying In The Blue Sky...(Elefant-Spain)

42. Collette/Samba De Sunny Side Up
Sushi 4004 (Bungalow-Germany)

43. Jackson 5 + Kei Kobayashi/I Want You Back
Soul Source Jackson 5 Remixes (Polydor-Japan)

44. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On
Someday Man (Reprise)


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