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There are 24 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 430:

      1. Re: Girl Groups on Big Top/G Granger - Just Tell Him Jim Said Hello
           From: "Jan Kristensen" 
      2. RE: Randy Newman Gems
           From: Ken 
      3. ABBA
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      4. Re: Re: "toy-town"
           From: "Norman" 
      5. Toomorrow
           From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
      6. Re: Walker Brothers
           From: Alan Ackerman 
      7. Rockin' Bobby Rydell!!
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
      8. Randy Newman gems
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      9. Re: Toomorrow research
           From: Kim Cooper 
     10. Re:Rupert's People
           From: Mark Frumento 
     11. Abba/Luv'
           From: Patrick Rands 
     12. Re: More Gems
           From: Patrick Rands 
     13. Walker Bros.
           From: Frank Youngwerth 
     14. Re: Randy Newman gems
           From: Carole Gibson 
     15. Re: Walker Bros.
           From: Richard Havers 
     16. Re: Randy Newman Gems
           From: Patrick Rands 
     17. Re: Randy Newman Gems
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
     18. Randy Newman Gems/ Gene McDaniels
           From: Michael Edwards 
     19. Dante, Newman, You-Know-Who & more
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     20. Re: Gems Girl Group compilation albums
           From: Michael Edwards 
     21. Mr Abbott/Looking In Windows
           From: Michael Edwards 
     22. Let's Dance
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
     23. Re: Toomorrow/Olivia
           From: Will George 
     24. Re: Abba/Luv'
           From: Paul Richards 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 11:59:58 +0200
   From: "Jan Kristensen" 
Subject: Re: Girl Groups on Big Top/G Granger - Just Tell Him Jim Said Hello

It's an old CD from 1994  I bought some years ago probably
>from a small record store i Oslo called "Cruisin' Records"
- no internet I'm sorry. If you're interested I can see if
he's got any more left?
Best wishes
Jan K
----- Original Message fFrom: "Michael Edwards" 
> > I got "Just tell him Jane said hello" on an Italian CD
> > called Rockin' Boppin' Girls vol 2 on Titanic TR CD 6000.
>
> Great Jan,
>
> Who did you buy it from? Do they have an internet store?


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Message: 2
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 11:26:17 +0100
   From: Ken 
Subject: RE: Randy Newman Gems

Hold the press!!!

Here,s another," Somebody's Waiting " b-side to "Spanish
Lace", a Gene McDaniels hit on Liberty 55510 in
1962,-----just as an aside i've also found a number by
Doc Pomus& Phil Spector entitled " Runaround" recorded in
1962 again by Gene McDaniels but remained in vaults until
1995 when it was put on a Collectables CD "The best of
Gene McDaniels".

Boy did this guy have the pick of the tunesmiths

Elgin,Dixon,Rogers,Glasser,Goffin,King,Bacharach,David,Barry,Resnick,Pomus,
Shuman etc etc etc , not much chance of being
unsuccessful with thes people batting for you .


West Coast Ken.


 Michael Edwards wrote:


here's a few more from the 60s...

> 1. DID HE CALL TODAY MAMA
> Jackie DeShannon, Liberty 55563, 1963. Flipside of Needles
> And Pins
> 2. JUST ONE SMILE
> Gene Pitney, Musicor 1219, 1966
> Tokens, B T Puppy 513, 1966
> 3. MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME
> Three Dog Night, Dunhill 4239, 1970
> 4. NOBODY NEEDS YOUR LOVE
> Gene Pitney, UK Stateside 518, 1966
> 5. HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH
> Jackie DeShannon, Liberty 55705, 1964
> 6. SHE DON T UNDERSTAND HIM LIKE I DO
> Jackie DeShannon, Liberty 55705, 1964. Flipside of Hold
> Your Head High Also on album, Breakin It Up On The Beatles
> Tour!, Liberty 3390, 1964 Brian Hyland, Philips 40263,
> 1965
> 7. SIMON SMITH AND THE AMAZING DANCING BEAR
> Alan Price, UK Decca 12570, 1967


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Message: 3
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 08:02:56 EST
   From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
Subject: ABBA

Agreeing totally with Stewart and Will regarding ABBA...
there really is an unbroken line leading from He's Sure
the Boy I Love to Da Doo Ron Ron to Sugar Sugar to
Waterloo and Why Did It Have to Be Me and beyond... Benny
and Bjorn took the best of Spector and the Crystals
1963-1964, and ran with it into the seventies. You'll not
catch me saying 'in my humble opinion,' either.  ; )  As
to ABBA's 'dark side,' that is most definitely apparent.
The four of them went through a lot of heartbreak and
angst-- being culturally children of Bergman, after all--
and this is reflected in their musical legacy: it ain't
just all cotton candy... there are a lot of artichokes
tossed into the mix, too.


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Message: 4
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 22:24:00 +0930
   From: "Norman" 
Subject: Re: Re: "toy-town"


Hi,

hope I am not too many steps behind but I must rave about
this genre.

Mark Frumento wrote:

> "Of course Alice in Wonderland featured very strongly in
> British pop during the late 60s... probably contributing
> to the abundance of similar themes".

I have not heard the term "toy town" before visiting this
group.

Rupert's People had several recordings out in the 1960s. 
I imagine most if not all are collectible.

I think "A Prologue To A Magic World"/ "Dream On My Mind"
is their classic. The A-side is written by Rod Linton & A.
Condor. The B-side is by Rod Linton and is to my mind the
best side.  The record was produced by Howard Condor and
appears on the Columbia (EMI) label DO-5034.

In the lyrics of A Prologue To A Magic World  they sing
about Alice "turning toward her looking glass and finding
she is still small". The chorus goes something like this,

Alice come and see the Walrus
Step inside and join us
In our magic world

Here we never have to hurry
never have to worry
In our magic world.

Rupert's People were:  Steve Brendell (Drums) Raymond
Beverly (Bass) Rod Lynton/Linton (Lead Guitar) Dai Jenkins
(Rhythm Guitar) and John Tout (Organ).

A great record if you should ever get a chance to hear it.
There are some CD compilations around but so far I have
not paid them too much mind.  Maybe this recording is
featured on one of them.

PS.  "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane does it for me

Norman


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Message: 5
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 12:49:35 +0100
   From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
Subject: Toomorrow

Trivia corner again here folks

When Toomorrow arrived on the scene (or didn't as it
turned out) in Britain, I was working for a big Pop Film
poster publishing company in London.  We were approached
by their management to add posters of the group to our
range...posters that were already printed - a group shot
and four individual ones.  Their main man in charge of
promoting them was decidedly not a music biz guy - and
didn't seem to have much idea of promotion other than
throw money at them and hope for the best.  The posters,
which we did take on, were sugar sweet and indistinctive -
all eyes/teeth and lamination (much as their music IMO I'm
afraid - sorry Harvey!).  We couldn't sell them for love
nor money, and ended up flogging them to fairground guys
as giveaway prizes. We also were given stacks of the
single, most of which got dumped, though I think I still
have one somewhere.

Kingsley Abbott

PS Jeff Foskett and Bill Hinsche visited London this
weekend, and played a special fans gig - singing, Q&A's,
chatting and Billy reading from his fascinating up-coming
book on his 60's experiences. A wonderful time was had by
all!   


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Message: 6
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 14:30:19 -0000
   From: Alan Ackerman 
Subject: Re: Walker Brothers

--- In spectropop@y..., Mark Frumento  wrote:
> > Don't forget the Walker Brothers version of "I Don't Want
> > to Hear It Anymore" - a great version.
> 
> Yes! and that reminds me, who wrote the great song "(Baby)
> You Don't Have to Tell Me"? The One Way Anthology doesn't
> list the writers. Sounds like it could have come from
> David Gates. I could easily hear Nino Temp/April Stevens
> doing this song. Surely some Spectropopper has the
> writing credits on this one.

Randy Newman wrote "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore." 
Dusty Springfield cut this song, too.


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Message: 7
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 16:47:08 +0100
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Rockin' Bobby Rydell!!

Country Paul wrote:-

> I find most of Rydell after Kissin' Time to be pure
> soul-less cotton candy; he sounds as though he would
> have been more excited phoning in his part on some of
> them.

Not so hasty young CP ;-)

If you fast forward through his Cameo period he was back
to form with at least a couple of crackers for Capitol.

My favourite, I first heard on a tape from Ian, is  a
terrific surf/rock recording  of Ray Davis' "When I See
That Girl Of Mine" from '65, this was good enough to get
me picking up others by Bobby.

Worth the price of admission alone is the intro to another
goodie Goffin/Kings's "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" from'64. 

None of the Capitol's I bought lived up to this standard
but these are good enough to make me wonder what his
recordings were like for Reprise. I'll play the two
goodies to musica. 


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Message: 8
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:20:01 +0100
   From: Guy Lawrence 
Subject: Randy Newman gems


.....then of course there's the beautiful "I've Been
Wrong Before", recorded by Cilla Black and HP Lovecraft
(not together!).

Regards, 
Guy. 


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Message: 9
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 09:31:29 -0800
   From: Kim Cooper 
Subject: Re: Toomorrow research

Completely off the subject, but Norman suggesting you just
type "Toomorrow" into a search engine reminds me of the
following bizarre site that turned up when I did just that...
it's a private weblog maintained by a bunch of South
Florida escorts and their pimps, tracking difficult
customers and errant girls!  Hours of amusement, although
the only potential O N-J content was the mispelling of the
day after today.

http://www.webgenie.com/Software/Guestar/Evaluation/Guestbooks/anne901753785.html


-Kim


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Message: 10
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 13:32:12 -0500
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Re:Rupert's People

Amazingly enough RP has just got a proper comp of their
own called "The Magic World Of". It's a limited edition
of 1000 so hurry up and get it. It is wonderful, from the
packaging all the way through the songs. "Prologue..."
had never shown up on CD or LP until this release. It is,
in my opinion, their best song. The Alice theme hides
what is really the sad story of a lonely little girl.
Great stuff.

You can get the CD from Freak Emporium in the UK.

There are a bunch of great Alice songs. One of my
favirites is by Jon Plumb, a song simply called Alice.

> Rupert's People had several recordings out in the 1960s.
> I imagine most if not all are collectible.
>
> I think "A Prologue To A Magic World"/ "Dream On My Mind"
> is their classic. > A great record if you should ever get 
>  a chance to hear it.

> There are some CD compilations around but so far I have
> not paid them too much mind.  Maybe this recording is
> featured on one of them.


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Message: 11
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 13:19:29 -0500
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Abba/Luv'

All this talk of Abba and I'm surprised the Abba-clone
group Luv' hasn't been mentioned. There's an excellent
article in the Bubblegum is the Naked Truth book which
first informed me of them. They are three long-legged
Swede girls just wanting some fun. I dl'ed a cds worth
of mp3s and I was able to hear Luv'. Awesome fun - try
some!!

:Patrick


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Message: 12
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 13:20:32 -0500
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Re: More Gems

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, James Botticelliwrote:

> In a message dated 3/29/02, Michael Edwards writes:
> 
> >I first heard this song on an 80s girl group compilation
> >album called simply "Gems". That album was a bare bones
> >affair with no information other than the song titles and
> >the artists. The cover featured a girl in a "mod" leather
> >jacket. 
> 
> There was a second volume of Gems as well. fidelity poor, 
> esprit etait perfectimundo

Does anyone have a tracklisting for the two volumes of Gems 
handy? Please let me know - thanks!


Patrick


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Message: 13
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 14:01:26 EST
   From: Frank Youngwerth 
Subject: Walker Bros.

I'm pretty sure "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" exists
in two Walker versions, one that I've encountered on some
of the group's compilations, and another (much better) on
a Smash 45 (my copy is a pink-label promo) credited to
Scott Walker (sans "siblings"). Fantastic drumming and
atmospheric production on the latter.

Peggy March did a good version of an early Newman song,
whose title I don't recall.

And finally, if nobody's mentioned it already under the
"Let's Dance" thread, there's the Dovells' hyper-energetic
"You Can't Sit Down."

PS: Saw It's My Party at the Int'l Pop Overthrow festival
yesterday. They did (Honeys') "The One You Can't Have,"
"Kiss Me Sailor," and "Give Him a Great Big Kiss." What a
treat!!

Frank Youngwerth


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Message: 14
   Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 00:19:51 +0100
   From: Carole Gibson 
Subject: Re: Randy Newman gems

As already mentioned, Dusty did a version of I Don't Want
to Hear It Anymore and it's totally sublime.  She also did
a very beautiful I've Been Wrong Before and legend has it
she was so moved, she left the studio in tears during the 
recording of it.  Another Randy Newman gem from her would
have to be I Think It's Gonna Rain today, which Dusty
always used to say was one of the best things she ever did.

Carole x


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Message: 15
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:49:21 +0100
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: Walker Bros.

Scott Walker also cut Randy's 'Just One Smile' and 'I'll
Be Home' on his album entitled Stretch, released in 1973.

For a wonderful piece of Spectoresque pop listen to
Scott's 'Such A Small Love' from his debut solo album
('Scott). Scott wrote it and the orchestration was by
Wally Stott, the producer was John Franz. Wally
incidentally became Angela Morley in a sex change
operation. As Angela he composed some of the music for the
TV show Dynasty.

Best

Richard


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Message: 16
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:17:15 -0500
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Re: Randy Newman Gems

On Sat, 30 Mar 2002, Michael Edwards
wrote:

> Jim Botticelli is looking for some Randy Newman songs.
> Excluding "They Tell Me It's Summer" and "I Don't Wanna
> Hear It Anymore", here's a few more from the 60s (by no
> means definitive):
> 
> 1. DID HE CALL TODAY MAMA
> Jackie DeShannon, Liberty 55563, 1963. Flipside of Needles
> And Pins
> 2. JUST ONE SMILE
> Gene Pitney, Musicor 1219, 1966
> Tokens, B T Puppy 513, 1966

The King Cousins do a great version of Just One Smile on the 
Warner Bros. 5678 Just One Smile/Today I'm In Love single. The 
girl cousins sing background while the male cousins sing lead. 
The B-side is amazing too - a Van McCoy Tune! the girl cousins 
only on the B-side,

Patrick


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Message: 17
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:52:19 +0100
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Re: Randy Newman Gems

Jim / Michael / Everybody


> Jim Botticelli is looking for some Randy Newman songs.

> 6. SHE DON T UNDERSTAND HIM LIKE I DO
> Jackie DeShannon, Liberty 55705, 1964. Flipside of Hold
> Your Head High Also on album, Breakin It Up On The Beatles
> Tour!, Liberty 3390, 1964 Brian Hyland, Philips 40263,
> 1965

There's another good version of this song by Connie
Stevens on Bell, re-titled She'll never understand him
(like I do) which should appeal to Spectropop people.
Indeed there are quite a few good DeShannon / Newman
compositions around.

Peter


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Message: 18
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:19:55 -0500
   From: Michael Edwards 
Subject: Randy Newman Gems/ Gene McDaniels

Thanks Ken,

Guys that know their early 60s b-sides should be running
for office.

Mike Edwards

"Ken" wrote:

> Hold the press!!!
>
> Here,s another," Somebody's Waiting " b-side to "Spanish
> Lace", a Gene McDaniels hit on Liberty 55510 in
> 1962,-----just as an aside i've also found a number by
> Doc Pomus& Phil Spector entitled " Runaround" recorded in
> 1962 again by Gene McDaniels but remained in vaults until
> 1995 when it was put on a Collectables CD "The best of
> Gene McDaniels".
>
> Boy did this guy have the pick of the tunesmiths.,...


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Message: 19
   Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 00:57:31 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Dante, Newman, You-Know-Who & more

Two Don Drowty notes: (1) I just got his CD, "Dante:
Evergreens @ Friends," Clifton CD 3013. While honestly
not every track will blow you away, there's a gorgeous
doo-wop ballad called "Something Happens" (including
Herb Alpert on background vocals), and a credible cover
of "Venus." Some tracks are also backed by the
Rivingtons (aka Valiants, Africa, Alley Cats etc.)
Unfortunately, the Emerald City Bandits aren't on this
CD, but thanks for playing it on musica. It really rocks!
(I seem to be luckier tonight; the computer genie must
have waved his magic wand, and I've been able to listen
to three tracks so far!)

Jeff Lemich writes:

> I've just been putting together lists of WQAM and WFUN
> local 60s hits that failed to reach the Billboard Hot
> 100.  The first two installments are on my new Florida
> music forum: http://pub64.ezboard.com/blimestonelounge.

> Go to the 60s Disc Jockeys & Radio Stations section 

Two marginal notes to Jeff's fascinating list: - Michael
Allen, "She" - his real last name was Gluck; he lived in
the same apartment development as I did in the 50's in
New Rochelle, NY.  Also residing in Davenport Gardens:
Joe DiBuono, writer of "A Whistler and His Dog" (you'd
know it when you hear it); and Dave Berg, the
author/illustrator of "Berg's Eye View" in Mad Magazine;
as a kid, I was a model for - and my name popped up in -
a few strips. - Captain Beefheart's "Diddy Wah Diddy"
was an A&M 45, between the Buddah and the Zappa
releases; much more linear than his more famous tracks,
it rocked! To my knowledge, its only LP release was on
an A&M 2-LP sampler, which also featured the first 33rpm
release of Procol Harum's "Homburg" in the US (still my
favorite Procol track).

Tony Baylis, thanks for the Jack Scott discography at
http://www.widomaker.com/~sabre/Scott1.htm.


He certainly has had an amazing career - and I agree,
his voice got better as he went. He sure was on a lot of
labels; interestingly the B side of his Jubilee release,
"I Keep Changing My Mind," is a Taylor-Gorgoni song from
their Just Us "Can't Grow Peaches..." album. (And I'm
still looking for the Wes Voight "Little Joan" 45 on
DeLuxe....)

Mark Frumento notes:

> The band ... Clover ... had Huey Lewis (of the News)
> in it.

Wasn't there also an Eagles or similar LA-country-rock
connection with this group, too? (I believe the LP was
on Fantasy, but the label was based in Berkeley.)

Nice to hear and hear about the Randy Newman songs - the
Fleetwoods' "They Tell Me It's Summer" is very sweet,
although not what I'd expect considering Newman's later
cynical output. And thank you for all the phenomenal
follow-up tracks folks have mentioned, too! I didn't
know the Brothers' "Love Story" pre-dated Newman's
recording. That first LP of his is a true masterpiece,
IMHO, the first of many.

And Beverly's "Happy New Year" - wow! I just got it to
play - this track is HOT! The bitter lyric, her
incredible snarl, and the compressed piano - IMHO,
genius at work! Thank you for playing this one!! I love
it!

It's also a treat to see The Status Cymbal's "In The
Morning" on musica; this has been a favorite track from
first listen. Their choral-sounding vocals are exquisite
and rich; when I'd play this on the air, a frequent
segue in was the equally obscure "Some Soon, Some Day"
by the Comfortable Chair (Ode) - different coast, but a
wonderfully rich vocal texture and beautiful song that
just seemed to belong in that pairing.

Re: the You Know Who Group, "Roses Are Red (My Love)" -
actually, no, I don't know who. And few knew who even
after the record. I forget the details - it was almost
40 years ago - but as Music Director for WBRU, I used to
run around NYC gathering records for our soon-to-be-FM
carrier current college station. I happened into the
studio where the You Know Who's recorded, and asked
whoever it was who talked with me if the group was
related to the Who or the Guess Who. No, he said, they
were "just four greasy guys from New York" (his words,
which I do remember) in masks and capes! As I remember,
there was an album to support the 45, but nothing as
good on it. Four Corners, a subsidiary of Kapp, also
released Francoise Hardy in the US, for which I'll
always be grateful!

I think I'm up to date now; thanks to everyone for
making Spectropop so informative and fascinating. I
never spent this much time on my term papers at school....

Country Paul


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Message: 20
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 21:19:38 -0500
   From: Michael Edwards 
Subject: Re: Gems Girl Group compilation albums

Track info for one of them:

01) Pussycats - I Want Your Lovin'
02) Honey Bees - You Turn Me On Boy
03) Fortune Cookies - A Girl In Love
04) Rev-Lons - After Last Night
05) Angels - Wow Wow Wee
06) Alice Wonderland - He's Mine
07) Diane Renay - Watch Out Sally
08) Christine Quaite - Mr. Stuck Up
09) Little Eva - Takin' Back What I Said
10) Halos - Do I
11) Noreen Corchoran - Love Kitten
12) Good Girls - I'm In the Mood For Love
13) Pin-Ups - Looking For Boys
14) Hedy Sontag - He Never Came back
15) 3 Bells - He Doesn't Love Me
16) Short Cuts - Don't Say He's Gone
17) Cinders - I'll Follow You
18) Candies - I'm Only Making It Easier
19) Love Exchange - Swallow The Sun
20) Butterflys - Good Night Baby

That's all the info we get on the album. Sad to say only
very few of these tracks have made it to legit US or UK
CDs.

Mike Edwards


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Message: 21
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 20:55:30 -0500
   From: Michael Edwards 
Subject: Mr Abbott/Looking In Windows

Dear Mr. Abbott,

It's 8:30pm SUs east coast time. I just returned from
celebrating Easter with my girlfriend and her family and
found that you had posted a message to Spectropop, which
reminded me that I had to thank you for including John
Summers' Looking In Windows on Ripples Vol 2 (aka Dream
Time). What an awesome song! Very twee, very teen, but yet
it really sums up the innocence of 1965. Great lyrics
about a couple dreaming and planning about getting married
(sample: 1] "all these windows full of magic from a couch
to a kitchen cup/some how I feel she's gonna whisper let's
start saving up" 2] "Looking in windows/where such pretty
things are/'specially where the rings are."). All sung to
a great melody, with a sweet backing track (including
subdued back-up vox). Who is John Summers? Of course,
none of us heard this record in 1965, so you dive into the
liner notes. Mr Abbott has 10 paragraphs of introductory
spiel before he starts to review the songs (hey, he's
entitled - the rest of us just sit on our couches
manipulating our remotes in front of a TV set). When we
reach John Summers (track 13) we are told "no one seems to
know anything about John Summers. He certainly had the
perfect voice for Sunshine Music." Isn't that just
wonderful - a guy shows up at the Pye recording studios in
the UK, lays down a few tracks and...disappears. To me it
just adds to the magic of the song. I wonder if John
Summers is still out there. If you are buddy, someone in
Long Island, New York is playing your song...and enjoying
the s___ out of it. Have a good Easter. And thanks again
to Kingsley Abbott for being the conduit.

Mike Edwards


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Message: 22
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 21:08:34 +0100
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Let's Dance

Thanks to everyone for some great suggestions for music to
dance to at our forthcoming wedding. A lot of those
records will be up there, and I'll slip a polka on to the
tape too just to see who's still awake!

About Abba - I'm undecided. Dancing Queen would be good
for the musically uninitiated - and there will be one or
two of those there. But Richard Hattersley made a very
perceptive comment about the wedding night which I've
noted carefully. And I'm proud to have been responsible
for starting the Abba thread!

Wish you could all be there when we play those magic 45s
into the night..... and thanks one and all for your time
and trouble, which are truly appreciated!

Peter


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Message: 23
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 16:36:20 EST
   From: Will George 
Subject: Re: Toomorrow/Olivia

In a message dated 3/31/02 6:01:19 AM, spectropop writes:

> And I can also play one or both side of the Toomorrow 45
> "You're My Baby Now"/"Goin' Back" (not the Goffin/King song)
> from 1971 if anyone wants to hear it.

Yes, I'd love to hear it. I wish I could play to Musica.
I'd put Olivia's first recording; Jackie DeShannon's
"Til You Say You'll Be Mine." What year was that Peter?

Bill


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Message: 24
   Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 17:43:31 EST
   From: Paul Richards 
Subject: Re: Abba/Luv'

Thanks for reminding me of the fantastic'Luv' will
checkout audiogalaxy. Other Abbaclones worth checking out
are 'Champagne' whose single'Rock n' Roll Star'[76] is
fantastic. Another Dutch 70s group with an Abba-ish sound
are 'Mistral', their singles, 'Jamie', 'Neon City' &
'Starship 109' are up to Abba's standard, I think they
were a later reincarnation of 'Shocking Blue' with a
different girl singer & Space insect costumes!Anybody
else a fan?Anybody got any video footage of them?Change
of subject, bought a cheapo Osmonds single today, two
great tracks for 20p, 'I can't stop', fantastic bubblegum
& 'Flower Music' B-side which is even better, used to
have it as a child but never played the B-side till now,
it was worth the 30 year wait. 

Paul


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